More than 1,800 bands are now on the schedule for next month’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, and Paste is happy to announce our affiliated shows. You can find us at the Galaxy Room (formerly Bourbon Rocks) March 17 and 18.
Brought to you by Bay Area Tone, To Write Love On Her Arms, Izze, Sierra Nevada, Busted Tees, 5-Hour Energy, UV Vodka and Limelight, each day party will feature 11 acts on two stages. Wednesday headliners include Frightened Rabbit and Roky Erickson, the latter of which will be backed for the third year in a row by Okkervil River. Thursday, Dinosaur Jr.’s Lou Barlow will play with his Missingmen, and Decemberists Jenny Conlee, Nate Query and Chris Funk will appear with fellow Portland musicians as Black Prairie. Each day we’ll showcase some of the best new music, including our CMJ favorites Freelance Whales, Suckers, Free Energy and Aussie up-and-comers The Middle East. Doors open each day at 11:30 a.m., which, incidentally, is also when the free beer (while supplies last!) starts pouring. There will be free Izze all day both days.
Friday, we’re partying with Vanguard Records and Sugar Hill Records at The Belmont from noon to 6 p.m. Black Prairie will join us again with a special guest. The afternoon will also feature Greg Laswell, Daphne Willis, Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles, Sarah Jarosz, Bobby Bare Jr., The Living Sisters (Inara George, Becky Stark, and Eleni Mandell) and The Watson Twins.
The schedule of events for March 16-19:
Tuesday, March 16 @ 504 Trinity St.
8:00 p.m. Harper Blynn
9:00 Joshua James
10:00 Johnny Flynn
11:00 Jakob Dylan and Three Legs (featuring Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Jon Rauhouse and more!)
Wednesday, March 17 @ Galaxy Room
12:00 – 12:40 Basia Bulat (inside)
12:30 – 1:10 Givers (outside)
1:00 – 1:40 Lissie (inside)
1:30 – 2:10 Roman Candle (outside)
2:00 – 2:40 Free Energy (inside)
2:30 – 3:10 Joe Pug (outside)
3:00 – 3:40 Freelance Whales (inside)
3:30 – 4:10 Suckers (outside)
4:00 – 4:40 Carolina Chocolate Drops (inside)
4:30 – 5:10 Roky Erickson with Okkervil River (outside)
5:00 – 5:30 Frightened Rabbit (inside)
Thursday, March 18 @ Galaxy Room
12:00 – 12:40 Damion Suomi (inside)
12:30 – 1:10 Miles Kurosky (of Beulah) (outside)
1:00 – 1:40 Shearwater (inside)
1:30 – 2:10 The Living Sisters (outside)
2:00 – 2:40 Fanfarlo (inside)
2:30 – 3:10 Gordon Gano & The Ryans (outside)
3:00 – 3:40 Lou Barlow and the Missingmen (inside)
3:30 – 4:10 The Lonely Forest (outside)
4:00 – 4:40 The Low Anthem (inside)
4:30 – 5:10 Black Prairie (outside)
5:00 – 5:30 The Middle East (inside)
Friday, March 19 @ The Belmont from noon to 6 p.m.
Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles
Bobby Bare Jr.
The Living Sisters (Inara George, Becky Stark, and Eleni Mandell)
The Watson Twins
RSVP at PasteMagazine.com/SXSW10. For Tuesday’s show, RSVP at PureVolume.com/TheHouse. For Friday, send your RSVP to Stephanie@VanguardRecords.com.