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Emerge: ATX Graffiti Art Show

April 4, 2009
7:00 pmto11:00 pm
ATX Graffiti Art Show

ATX Graffiti Art Show

SXSW Highlights

I plowed through SXSW seeing 20-something bands in 5 days. I figure the least I could do is share the highlights. The ultimate highlight of my week, by far, was a 2am house party in the woods where I caught a hot showcase of Hacienda featuring Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. No contest. That kind of thing just doesn’t happen every day, to me at least.

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Austin Burger Review – Top Notch

Top Notch Sign - Josh Lowther
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SXSW: Tips for the locals

Austin at night west

Its that time again! SXSW: when people from all over the world fill in the gaps in our already crowded streets. If you live in Austin, you know what its like to dodge slow moving out-of-towners at Whole Foods every time an event decides to call Austin its home.
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Bike Hugger Mobile Social

March 14, 2009 2:00 pmtoMarch 15, 2009 1:00 pm

SxSW 2009

  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • When: March 14, 2009, 2pm-6pm
  • Who: SXSW Attendees, Austin Locals, cyclists
  • RSVP now at Upcoming or Facebook

Bike Hugger is bringing the party back to SXSW with 43% more bike culture. There’s an Urban Ride, a BBQ, and then an After Party.


Urban Ride 2PM: Meet at the Susanna Dickinson House.

BBQ 4PM: Brush Square Park, West Tent. After Party 10PM: Mellow Johnnys.



ATX Emerge – Local Music and Media

March 14, 2009
10:00 amto11:59 pm

This is supposed to be a major networking event for creative industry professionals. Good luck to the event producers in keeping it from being overrun by non-industry hipsters. The Mohawk, 912 Red River. 03.14. 8pm – 2am. RSVP Here.

BELAIRE (listen/more info)

An indie pop band hailing from Austin TX, Belaire merges the progressive
attributes of Italian horror film scores with luscious synth swells and
bossa nova rhythms to create a playful dream-pop sound.

BRAZOS (listen/more info)

Songwriter Martin Crane has been creating music in our fair city for years.
Brazos is his collaboration with Andy Beaudoin and Paul Prince, and the
manifestation of his unique writing style in the form of a full band.

FRESHMILLIONS (listen/more info)

Drawing from modern experimental groups like Ratatat and the Octopus
Project, this group takes a tangle of cables, laptops, loopers and live
instruments and turns it into an parade of quasi-electronic jams.

FOOT PATROL (listen/more info)

Inextricably torn from the 80s electro scene and brought to this era for our
amusement, Foot Patrol blends danceable funk with an outrageous stage show.
Think the Bar-Kays with a foot fetish.

HARLEM (listen/more info)

A band with a level of buzz that seems to exponetially grow every day, Harlem has
captured the attention of Austin’s indie scene with their unfiltered
garage-rock sound.

SUNSET (listen/more info)

Bill Baird (formerly of Sound Team) has created a project with lasting
power. Each of their songs builds it’s own narrative, and their live shows
become more and more captivating with every performance.

UME (listen/more info)

Raw, unpredictable, rowdy. Ume brings a type of energy to the stage that is
a rare find in today’s environment, building on the sound pioneered by the
kindred spirits Siouxse and the Banshees and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

THE WHITE WHITE LIGHTS (listen/more info)

The haunting vocals and raw, introspective lyrics of Jenny Gacy collide
spectrally with Jonas Wilson’s masterful production and intoxicating swirls
of guitar build-ups to create hallucinations of staggering walls of sound
and noir love songs half whispered and half screamed at dissolving ghosts.
The White White Lights are sonic experimenters.

ZEALE (listen/more info)

Austin’s most respected rapper, Zeale will be coming back from an overseas
tour just before ATX Emerge. Already this year, he has performed with De La
Soul and KRS-1

SXSW ‘09 Free Day Shows: Saturday

March 21, 2009
12:00 pmto11:00 pm

Sat 03.21
Urban Outfitters Back Lot Performances – 12-6pm
Urban Outfitters – 2406 Guadalupe
5 – School of Seven Bells
4 – Max Tundra
3 – Rye Rye
2 – The Chap
1 – Lemonade
12 – Telepathe

Hot Freaks, 12pm – 5:30pm
Mohawk & Club Deville, See lineup and RSVP Here
Real Estate, Girls, The Grates, Sebastian Granger, Jeremy J, Harlem, Jason Lytle, Vivian Girls, Viva Voce, Camera Obscura

Filter Magazine Showdown, 12pm-6pm
Cedar St. Courtyard, 208 W. 4th St
5:00pm Rye Rye
4:00pm N.A.S.A.
3:15pm Flosstradamus
2:30pm Asobi Seksu
1:45pm Obits
1:00pm Chairlift
12:15pm Black Gold

Rose’s Mojito & Rachel Ray’s Feedback, 12-5pm
Maggie Mae’s, 323 E 6th
The Hold Steady
New York Dolls
The Airborne Toxic Event
Ra Ra Riot
Bob Schnieder
The Cringe
Edward Sharpe
Semi-Precious Weapons
The Thermals
John Pringle

The Knuckle Rumbler, 1pm-8pm
Peckerheads, 402 E. 6th St., RSVP Here
7:00pm Special Guest TBA
6:20pm Theophilus London
5:30pm Lady Sovereign
5:00pm King Khan and the Shrines
4:30pm Cut Off Your Hands
4:00pm The Love Language
3:30pm Janelle Monae
3:00pm Ebony Bones
2:30pm Throwing Color
2:00pm ZEALE
1:30pm Scorpion Child

SXSeattle, 12-6pm
The Palm Door, 401 Sabine St.
5:15 – Blue Scholars
4:30 – Past Lives
3:45 – Barcelona
3 – Natlie Portman’s Shaved Head
2:15 – New Faces
1:30 – Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
12:45 – Dynah
12 – Hey Merseilles

Mos Fuk Dupp Day Party, 10am-10pm
Co-Lab, 613 Allen St, $10, RSVP Here
10:00 Kaylan Rexer (NYC, NY)
10:40 Silent Alarm Activated (Austin, Tx)
11:20 Abby Birds (Austin, Tx)
12:00 The Blind Pets (Austin, Tx)
12:45 The Upper Echelon (Austin, Tx)
1:30 Oh No Oh My (Austin, Tx)
2:15 Guitars (Houston, Tx)
3:00 Sarah Jaffe (Denton, Tx)
3:45 Boom Boom Box (Dallas, Tx)
4:30 I Love Math (Dallas, Tx)
5:15 Built by Snow (Austin, Tx)
6:00 Your Kisses Cause Crashes (Austin, Tx) )
6:45 Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers (NYC, NY)
7:30 The Westen Civilization (Houston, Tx)
8:15 The Boxing Lesson (Austin, Tx)
9:00 Gliss (Los Angeles, Ca)
9:45 The Pons (Austin, Tx)

Mad Decent party – more details to come – 8pm-2am
Diplo, Switch, Major Lazer, Po Po, Blaqstarr, Maluca, Toy Selectah, Rye Rye, Boy 8 Bit, Radioclit, Sega in an abandoned Salvation Army

SXSW ‘09 Free Day Shows: Friday

March 20, 2009
12:00 pmto11:00 pm

Fri 03.20
The A.V. Club/ Canvas Media, 12-6pm
Radio Room, 507 E. 6th
Inside stage:
12 – Ohbijou
1 – Chikita Violenta
2 – Young Galaxy
3 – Dappled Cities
4 – Parenthetical Girls
5 – Future of the Left
Outside Stage
12 – Cuff the Duke
1 – The Thermals
2 – Gentlemen Reg
3 – Cut Off Your Hands
4 – Ra Ra Riot
5 – …Trail of the Dead

Hot Freaks, 12pm – 5:30pm
Mohawk & Club Deville, See lineup and RSVP Here
Handsome Furs, American Analog Set, The Hold Steady, The Thermals, The Wrens, Bishop Allen, Port O’Brien, The Rosebuds, Delta Spirit

Pitchfork/Windish, 12-6pm
Emos (603 Red River St.)
12:00 – Girls (Emo’s Jr.)
12:30 – The Mae Shi (Emo’s)
1:00 – Little Boots (Emo’s Jr.)
1:30 – Max Tundra (Emo’s)
2:00 – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Emo’s Jr.)
2:30 – Woods (Emo’s)
3:00 – School of Seven Bells (Emo’s Jr.)
3:30 – Wavves (Emo’s)
4:00 – Dirty Projectors (Emo’s Jr.)
4:30 – King Khan & the Shrines (Emo’s)
5:00 – A-Trak/Diplo (Emo’s Jr.)
5:30 – Department of Eagles (Emo’s)

Urban Outfitters Back Lot Performances – 12–5pm
Urban Outfitters – 2406 Guadalupe
5 – Chairlift
4 – Nomo
3 – Endless Boogie
2 – Afternoons
1 – Human Highway
12 – Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

Music for Listeners – 1-7pm
Red House Pizzeria – 1917 Manor Rd
6:15 – Hymns
5:30 – The Spinto band
4:45 – Palomar
4 – A Classic Education
3:15 – Sky Larkin
2:30 – special guest
1:45 – Jay Jay Pistolet
1 – Werewolves

Do512 and Sweet Leaf Tea present The Big One 2009
Do512 Compound – 2208 S. Lamar
2:30 – DJ Thibault (also spinning between sets)
3:00 – Alberta Cross (rock)
4 – Asteroids Galaxy Tour (rock)
5 – TBA
6 – Afternoons (rock)
7 – Dead Confederate (rock)
8 – BM LINX (rock)
9 – Common Market (hip hop)
9:20- Blue Scholars (hip hop)
10 – Mike Relm (hip hop)

Filter Magazine Showdown, 12pm-6pm
Cedar St. Courtyard, 208 W. 4th St
5:00pm White Lies
4:00pm Razorlight
3:15pm Late of the Pier
2:30pm The Whip
1:45pm Wild Light
1:00pm Anya Marina

Fader Fort – 12-7pm
Location TBA, Invite Only
6:30 – Peter Bjorn and John
5:30 – Tinted Windows
5 – Micachu
4 – Women
3:30 – We Have Band
2:30 – Pains of Being Pure at Heart
2 – Hatcham Social
1 – Coupleskate
12:30 – The Love Language
12 – Kidz in the Hall

This Little Radio, 12:30-6pm
Red Eyed Fly
12:40 – Matt Ellis
01:20 – Spindrift
01:50 – Pity Party
02:20 – Great Northern
02:50 – MAdM
03:20 – Horse Feathers
03:50 – Henry Clay People
04:20 – Phosphorescent
04:50 – Restaurant
05:20 – White Denim

SXSW ‘09 Free Day Shows: Thursday

March 19, 2009
12:00 pmto11:00 pm

Thur 03.19
Gorilla vs Booze III, 1-6pm
The Peacock, 515 Perdenales St
Vivian Girls
White Denim
The Golden Filter
Here We Go Magic

My Old Ky Blog/ Aquarium Drunkard, 1pm-8pm
Peckerheads, 402 E. 6th St., RSVP Here
1 – The Bones Royal
1:30 – NewVillager
2 – Roadside Graves
2:30 – Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band

3 – Port O’Brien
3:30 – Those Darlins

4 – Dark Meat

4:30 – Megafaun
5 – Henry Clay People
5:30 – The Grates
6 – Le Switch
6:30 – J. Tillman
7 – Eli Paperboy Reed and The True Loves

7:30 – The Rosebuds

Space Camp, 2-6pm
Bird’s Barbershop East, 1107 E. 6th
5 – Nasa
4 – Cut Off Your Hands
3 – King Khan and the Shrines
2 – Busdriver

Brooklyn Vegan party, 1-6pm
Radio Room, 508 E. 6th St.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Avett Brothers
Daniel Johnston

Fader Fort, 12:30-8pm
Location TBA, Private Invitation Only
8 – TBA
6:15 – Tribute
4 – Francis & the Lights
3:30 – Late of the Pier
2:30 – Amazing Baby
2 – Janelle Monae
1 – Handsome Furs
12:30 – The Hot Melts

NPR Music presents, 1-6pm
The Parish, 214 E. 6th St
Blitzen Trapper
Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down
Dirty Projectors
Blind Pilot

The Bay Area Takeover, 12-6pm
RSVP here:
Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St.
Mike Relm
The Morning Benders
Thee Oh Sees
The Heavenly States
Wallpaper, The Frail, Two Sheds, The Union Trade, more

Ground Control Presents– 12-6pm
Urban Outfitters Back Lot Performances, 2406 Guadalupe
5 – Ponytail
4 – Titus Andronicus
3 – Vivian Girls
2 – Abe Vigoda
1 – Women
12 – Crystal Stilts

Filter Magazine Showdown, 12pm-6pm
Cedar St. Courtyard, 208 W. 4th St
5:00pm Idle Warship
4:00pm Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
3:15pm Annuals
2:30pm Great Northern
1:45pm Other Lives
1:00pm Hockey
12:15pm Zee Avi

Iamsound, All that sparkles, 12-8pm
Mulverde, 2nd/guadalupe, RSVP to allthatsparklesparty@gmail
Little Boots
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Micachu & The Shapes
The Mae Shi
Sebastian Grainger

Music for Listeners/Moshi Moshi Records Party – 12-7pm
Red House Pizzeria – 1917 Manor Rd.
6:15 – Still Flyin’
5:30 – The Mae Shi
4:45 – Casiokids
4 – Radioclit/The Very Best
3:15 – Au Revoir Simone
2:30 Slow Club
1:45 – Fanfarlo
1 – The Phenomenal Handclap Band
12:15 – Yellow Fever (12:15pm)

twosyllable/I Guess I’m Floating party – 1-6pm
Scholz Garten – 1607 San Jacinto
New Villager, more TBA

Found Media and Quack Media, 12-6pm
Red 7, 611 E 7th, RSVP to
Great Lakes Myth Society
Human Highway
The Hard Lessons
The Tallest Man on Earth
No Age
The Hold Steady

Club 1808 – 3pm-1am
Crystal Stilts (midnight), Deer Tick (11pm), Chairlift (10pm), Ponytail (9pm), Tallest Man on Earth (8pm), Kurt Vile (7pm), Aids Wolf (6pm), Real Estate (5pm), Mi Ami (4pm), Non Plus (3pm)

SXSW ‘09 Free Day Shows: Wednesday

March 18, 2009
12:00 pmto11:00 pm

Wed 03.18
Gothamist/ Austinist presents Gonna Gonna Get Down IV, 11am-6pm
RSVP to:
Mohawk, 912 Red River St.
Outside Stage
5 – Akron/Family
4 – Elvis Perkins in Dearland
3 – Gringo Star
2 – Young Widows
1 – tv/tv
12:30 – Here We Go Magic
11:45 – Telekinesis
Inside Stage
4:40 – The Mae Shi
3:30 – Vetiver
2:30 – J Tillman
1:45 – Caitlin Rose
1 – Garotas Suecas
12:15 – Kevin Devi
The Hype Machine & Music Clut, 1pm-8pm
Peckerheads, 402 E. 6th St., RSVP Here
1:00pm Tim Williams
1:30pm These United States
2:00pm Thomas Function
2:30pm Snake and Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band
3:00pm Hockey
3:30pm Young Love
4:00pm Casiokids
4:30pm The Proclaimers
5:00pm FOUND
5:30pm The Phenomenal Handclap Band
6:00pm Pete and The Pirates
6:30pm Special Guest (TBA)
7:00pm The Golden Filter

Fader Fort, 1-6pm
Location TBA, Entry by Private Invitation
6:30pm – TBA
5:30pm – Little Boots
5pm – B.o.B.
4pm – Abe Vigoda
3:30pm – Post War Years
2:30pm – Esser
2pm – The Strange Boys
1pm – Let’s Wrestle

Terrorbird/Force Field Day Party, 12-6pm
Red 7, 611 E 7th, 2 stages
Vivian Girls
Beach House
The Thermals
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Yoni Wolf (of Why?)
Max Tundra
Loney Dear
Shout Out Out Out
Fol Chen, and more

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