South By Southwest is set to kick off March 7 in Austin, Texas, and there are a lot of bands performing at a lot of different showcases. We’ve sorted through the sea of performances to find the ones that will give you the best bang for your buck. Here are 11 SXSW showcases you don’t wanna miss.
1. AP Interactive Showcase With Video Game Voters Network
Date: Sunday, March 9 @ 7-10 p.m.
Location: Palmer Events Center
Bands: Anamanaguchi, Itch
2. BrooklynVegan Showcase
Date: Wednesday,March 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Red 7 Patio
Bands: Against Me!, Touché Amoré, the Front Bottoms, Cheap Girls, Frameworks, Placeholder
3. Brixton Agency And Run For Cover Records Showcase
Date: Wednesday, March 12 @ 12-6 p.m.
Location: The Liberty
Bands: Seahaven, Nothing, You Blew It!, the Front Bottoms, Dads, Cheap Girls, Frameworks, Anne, Cloakroom, Creative Adult, Greys, Josh Berwanger, Special Explosion, Nona, Empire! Empire!, Wild Adriatic, Bixby Knolls, Foxing
4. Relapse Records Showcase
Date: Wednesday, March 12 @ 7 p.m.
Location: Dirty Dog Bar
Bands: Pyrrhon, Primitive Man, Obliteration, Nothing, Christian Mistress, Windhand
5. Bands And A Bonfire Under The Big Sky
Date: Wednesday, March 12 @ 10 p.m-1 a.m.
Location: Cheer Up Charlies
Bands: Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, the Orwells, Gardens & Villa
6. Glamour Kills/Big Picture Media Showcase
Date: Wednesday, March 12 (12-3:50 p.m.) and Friday, March 14 (12-5:40 p.m.)
March 12 @ Thirsty Nickel: the Trash Pop Icons, Carbon Tigers, Lime Cordiale, Hyrda Melody, Sol Cat, the Tontons, Cheers Elephant
March 14 @ Blind Pig: Lost In Lost Angeles, Driver Friendly, the Lonely Biscuits, Quiet Company, Itch, Vinyl Thief, Night Riots, Lily & The Parlour Tricks, NGHBRS