Run Through The Jungle: A Zoological Field Guide To SXSW 2010

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Even if you've never pulled a trigger in your life, SXSW is, on some level, an exercise in hunting. Rocks Off had no idea how true this was until earlier this afternoon. As we were looking over the schedule at sxsw.com, we got the brilliant idea to note every band named after any kind of animal, actual or mythological. "Oh, this will be a nice, quick, fun thing to do," we thought.

That was six sheets of legal-pad paper and several hours ago now, and we're not counting vague references like Spirit Animal Sound System and Plants and Animals, or SXSW venues such as Dirty Dog Bar and the Elephant Room.

You'll see why after the jump. Just call us Noah.

BEASTS OF BURDEN AND OTHER MAMMALS

Horse + Donkey: 12 a.m. Wednesday, Club 1808 II, 1808 E. 12th St.

Steed Lord: 8 p.m. Thursday, Elysium, 705 Red River

Toy Horses: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Galaxy Room, 508 E. 6th St.

Horse Feathers: 10 p.m. Thursday, Encore Patio, 611 Red River

Band of Horses: 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Stubb's, 801 Red River; 8:55 p.m. Friday, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St.

An Horse: 10 p.m. Friday, Galaxy Room Backyard, 508 E. 6th St.; 1 a.m. Saturday, Emo's Jr., 603 Red River

Black Sheep: 12:10 a.m. Saturday, The Independent, 501 N. IH-35

Toro y Moi: 1 a.m. Thursday, Wave, 408 E. 6th

So Cow: 10:30 p.m. Friday, Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St.

John Doe: 10 p.m. Friday, Beauty Bar/Palm Door, 401 Sabine

Crystal Antlers: 12 a.m. Friday, Emo's Annex, 600 Red River; 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Red 7 Patio, 611 E. 7th St.

The Antlers: 12 a.m. Friday, Galaxy Room Backyard, 508 E. 6th St.

Elk City: 10 p.m. Friday, Lamberts, 401 W. 2nd St.

Avi Buffalo: 11 p.m. Thursday, Galaxy Room Backyard, 508 E. 6th St.

Bison B.C.: 9 p.m .Wednesday, Mohawk Patio, 912 Red River

Leslie & the Badgers: 9 p.m. Thursday, B.D. Riley's, 204 E. 6th St.

Video Hippos: 9:40 p.m. Friday, Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St.

Hyperpotomus: 12 a.m.Wednesday, St. David's Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St.

Da Ryno: 1 a.m. Saturday, Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th St.

Mammoth Grinder: 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, Red 7 Patio, 611 E. 7th St.

Elephant Parade: 12:05 a.m. Friday, Stephen F's Bar, 701 Congress

Lemurs: 9:10 p.m. Saturday, Habana Calle 6 Patio

100 Monkeys: 10 p.m. Saturday, The Parish, 214-B E. 6th St.

Sasquatch: 10 p.m. Thursday, Encore, 611 Red River

REPTILES AND PREDATORS

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Club 1808 II, 1808 E. 12th St.

Dinosaur Bones: 9 p.m. Thursday, Billboard.com Bungalow, 708 E. 6th St.

Truckasauras: 9 p.m. Thursday, Submerged, 333 E. 2nd St.

Imagine Dragons: 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Maggie Mae's, 323 E. 6th St.

Deadly Dragon Sound: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Speakeasy, 412 Congress; between sets Saturday, Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. 6th St.

Wild Moccasins: 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Friends, 208 E. 6th St.

Cobra Skulls: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Emo's Annex, 600 Red River

Black Cobra: 12 a.m. Saturday, Encore, 611 Red River

Triple Cobra: 1 a.m. Saturday, Rusty Spurs, 405 E. 7th St.

Trampled by Turtles: 8 p.m. Friday, Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River

Peanut Butter Wolf: 1 a.m. Wednesday, Speakeasy Kabaret, 412 Congress

Peter Wolf Crier: 8 p.m. Thursday, Emo's Main Room, 603 Red River

Le Loup: 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Galaxy Room, 508 E. 6th St.

We Are Wolves: 1 a.m. Thursday, Paradise, 401 E. 6th St.

Speedwolf: 8 p.m. Friday, Encore Patio, 611 Red River

YelaWolf: 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Klub Krucial, 614 E. 6th St.

Pack of Wolves: 1 a.m. Saturday, Lamberts, 401 W. 2nd St.

Seabear: 1 a.m. Thursday, The Hideout, 617 Congress

Bear In Heaven: 1 a.m. Thursday, Mohawk, 912 Red River; 1 a.m. Friday, Emo's Annex, 600 Red River

Ten Bears: 8 p.m. Thursday, Velveeta Room, 521 E. 6th St.

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: 8 p.m. Friday, Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces; 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Austin Music Hall (Austin Music Awards), 208 Nueces

Bear Hands: 11 p.m. Friday, Maggie Mae's Gibson Room, 512 Trinity

Minus the Bear: 1 a.m. Friday, Rusty Spurs, 405 E. 7th St.; 9 p.m Saturday, Stubb's, 801 Red River

Golden Bear: 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Habana Calle 6 Patio, 709 E. 6th St.

Angry Vs. the Bear: 11 p.m. Saturday, Rusty Spurs, 405 E. 7th St.

Hot Panda: 10 p.m. Friday, Jaime's, 802 Red River

Lions of Tsavo: 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Mohawk, 912 Red River

Lions: 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River

Papier Tigre: 10 p.m. Wednesday, Amsterdam Cafe, 121 W. 8th St.; 8 p.m. Friday, Wave Rooftop, 408 E. 6th St.

60 Tigres: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Antone's, 213 W. 5th St.; 11 p.m. Friday, Mi Casa Cantina, 503 E. 6th St.

Miniature Tigers: 1:10 a.m. Thursday, Friends, 208 E. 6th St.

Tigersapien: 12 a.m. Thursday, Ghost Room, 304 W. 4th St.

Twin Tigers: 9 p.m. Friday, Emo's Annex, 600 Red River

Spring Tigers: 8 p.m. Friday, Ghost Room, 304 W. 4th St.

Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Shit!: 1:15 a.m. Soho Lounge, 217 E. 6th St.

Tigercity: 12 a.m. Saturday, Habana Calle 6, 709 E. 6th St.

Japanther: 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo Billiards, 201 E. 6th St.; 1 a.m. Thursday, Submerged, 333 E. 2nd St.

Jaguar Love: 1 a.m. Thursday, Ghost Room, 304 W. 4th St.

Beast: 11 p.m. Thursday, Paradise, 401 E. 6th St.

The Growlers: 1 a.m. Thursday, Wave Rooftop, 408 E. 6th St.


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