Houston At SXSW: Where & When The Bayou City Invades
In the coming week, legions of Houstonians will trek northwest to descend upon the city of Austin, blessing it with our mere presence during the madhouse that is SXSW. Heck, some of Houston is already there.
Our delegation is not limited to SXSW attendees, however. A host of Houston bands, rappers, DJs and other acts will strut their stuff in showcases both official and unofficial. For those people looking to catch a Houston act - whether that's to see a familiar face, lend some hometown support, or show off to some friends not fortunate enough to abide in our fair city - here's a list of who's playing, where, and when.
Note to artists: if your show isn't here, leave it in the comments and we'll add it. We asked a lot and tried to catch everything, but if we missed your shows we're sorry.
* - Official SXSW Showcase; may be badge/wristband only
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
- DJ Sun at Copa, 7 p.m.
- Football, Etc. at Mellow Mushroom
- * Future Blondes at Elysium, 10:30 p.m.
- * Two Star Symphony, 8 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church
- Art Institute at Hyde Park Bar & Grill, 5:45 p.m.
- * B L A C K I E at Barcelona, 9 p.m.
- DJ Sun at Scoot Inn, Waxpoetics Showcase
- Drastik at Can I Kick It Vol. II, Cream Vintage, 12:25 p.m.
- Football, Etc. at Plush
- * Indian Jewelry at Soho Lounge, 1 a.m.
- Sky Lounge at Townhouse Bar, 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
- Art Institute at The Monstrosity, 2514 Wilson, 12:45 p.m.
- Black Congress at Obsolete Industries, 7 p.m.
- Buxton at New West Records Party, The Belmont, 12 p.m.
- * Buxton, official showcase, 18th Floor at Hilton Gardens, 9 p.m.
- Cutthroat Records Showcase, The Parlor, 8 p.m. (Hell City Kings, The Hangouts, Venomous Maximus, Born Liars, The Hot Things, Ex-Optimists)
- DJ Sun at Break Away Records
- DJ Sun at Two Sevens Clash at District 301
- Drastick at Heart of Texas Rockfest, The Dorm Room, 4:30 p.m.
- Fat Tony, Shina Rae at BLAP!, Hickory Street Bar & Grill
- Football, Etc. at 2604 Diaz
- H.I.S.D. at Rappers I Know/Gigacrate showcase, Beso Cantina
- Killa Kyleon, The Niceguys at Hustlepalooza, Cielo Night Club
- * Killa Kyleon at Venue 222, 10 p.m.
- * Michael "5000" Watts at Fuze, 12 a.m.
- * The Niceguys at Scoot Inn, 8:50 p.m.
- Sky Lounge at Townhouse Bar, 6 p.m.
- Trae Tha Truth at Village Voice Showdown at SXSW, Austin Music Hall