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Metal Monsters of Texas SXSW 2015 Showcase Announced ft. Critical Assembly, Dead Earth Politics

January 22nd, 2015
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The “Metal Monsters of Texas” showcase is back for SXSW 2015, bringing 10 of Texas’ finest metal bands to Dirty Dog Bar on east Sixth Street! Thanks to Come and Take It Productions, the showcase features Critical Assembly, Dead Earth Politics, Fire From the Gods, and many more, all free with RSVP… as long as you’re not a minor, in which case it’s $10. The event also features sponsor giveaways, and while we don’t know which sponsors are planning on showering the audience with gifts, with sponsors like Hoeks Death Metal Pizza, East Side Tattoo Company, All About Vapor, Come and Vape It, 101x No Control Radio, and Ultimate Local Music Worldwide we really hope it all comes in one package! Read on for the free entry RSVP and full lineup!

5pm Saturday, March 14th @ Dirty Dog Bar, 505 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
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SXSW 2015 MidCoast Takeover ft. Kangaroo Knife Fight, BE/NON, Claire and the Crowded Stage

January 21st, 2015
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The Midwest Music Foundation is hitting the SXSW party news early, releasing details on their perennial MidCoast Takeover party! While the day parties will feature yet-to-be-announced acts chosen by the event sponsors, the confirmed lineup for the four-day, two-stage event already features over 50 bands including emerging indie-rockers Kangaroo Knife Fight, experimental orchestral rock outfit BE/NON, the instrument-rich Claire and the Crowded Stage, the acoustic soul of Rae Fitzgerald, and seriously dozens more, it’s nuts. And it’s all at Shangri-la, conveniently walking distance from literally anywhere else you’d be. Read on for details and the currently released artist list, and stay tuned for more announcements as they come!

March 18th – 21st at Shangri-La, 1016 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
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Sub Pop SXSW 2014 Day Parties ft. Avi Buffalo, Washed Out, Dum Dum Girls

March 6th, 2014
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Sub Pop is eschewing the traditional official showcase at SXSW 2014 for a Sub Pop Licensing showcase at the North Door and to partner up with a string of other day parties throughout the week instead, giving the public even better odds of seeing their featured artists! Their talent pool includes Avi Buffalo, Dum Dum Girls, The Baptist Generals, THUMPERS, Washed Out, and more – read on for schedules for each of their bands and more event details!

Wednesday-Thursday March 13th-14th + more @ The North Door, 502 Brushy Street & Mellow Johnny’s, 400 Nueces St
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Xbox Titanfall Launch Party @ SXSW 2014 ft. Childish Gambino

March 6th, 2014
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SXSW grows more every year – bridging the gap between SXSW’s burgeoning Gaming side and it’s already strong presence in music, Xbox is throwing a launch party for Titanfall, the year’s most highly anticipated game with over 80 awards from critics worldwide. The launch of “the most addictive game ever” will feature appearances from Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella and Abbie Heppe, the legendary team from Rooster Teeth Productions, Xbox Live Gamerscore and achievement leader Stallion83, Xbox’s own Major Nelson, GameTrailers TV and Spike TV host Geoff Keighley, Twitch’s Jon Carnage, and more – oh, and a performance by writer/comedian/rapper prodigy Childish Gambino! Read on for details and the link to RSVP!

9pm-2am Monday, March 10th @ Microsoft Studio, 323 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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Filter x Dutch Impact @ SXSW 2014 ft. Monokino, KiT

March 6th, 2014
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Filter Magazine and Dutch Impact are back again at SXSW, and better than ever! In keeping with past years the Dutch Impact Party + Showcase is at Bar 96 on Rainey St., is free with RSVP, and features some of Holland’s best artists including Monokino, Palmbomen, Kraak & Smaak, KiT, and more! They’ll also have food, drink, and of course networking with members of the Eurosonic Noorderslag, the key exchange and networking platform for European music. Extra points if you pronounce it correctly. Read more for the full lineup, set times, and link to RSVP so you can party like it’s Koningsdag!

1pm-6pm Wednesday, March 12th @ Bar 96, 96 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
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Wind-Up Records SXSW 2014 Day Party ft. Strange Talk, French Horn Rebellion

March 5th, 2014
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Wind-up Records is throwing a heck of a party for SXSW 2014 – they’re teaming up with music blogs Blah Blah Blah Science, My Old Kentucky Blog, and Unrecorded to bring in a killer lineup of 5 Wind-up artists along with a ton of others – the party features shows from Wakey! Wakey!, Jillette Johnson, Great Good Fine OK, Strange Talk, Blondfire, French Horn Rebellion, MISUN, and way way more – all free with RSVP! There will also be free booze, free bbq, live art, and way more – read on for the link to RSVP and the full lineup with set time!

Noon-10pm Thursday, March 13th @ La Barbecue, 1200 E 6th St, Austin, Texas 78702
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Pitchfork Presents Show No Mercy @ SXSW 2014 ft. Kylesa, Youth Code

March 5th, 2014
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Pitchfork is throwing another party at SXSW 2014 – this one at House of Vans at The Mohawk! It’s all ages and open to the public but badges and wristbands get priority entrance so make sure you get there early! The show goes across both the inside and outside stages, bringing in bands like Kylesa, Indian, Youth Code, Gnaw, Iron Reagan, YAUTJA, and more! Read on for details, full lineup, and link to the Facebook event to RSVP!

7pm Tuesday, March 11th @ The Mohawk, 912 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701
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Converse Rubber Tracks @ SXSW 2014 ft. White Denim, Black Angels

March 5th, 2014
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Converse is throwing another party at SXSW 2014 – this time with White Denim and Black Angels! This one will be part of the frenzy that is Rainey Street, taking place at Clive Bar on Saturday, March 15th. As always the event is 21+ and entry is subject to capacity so show up early if you really want a spot – it’s free with RSVP and right in the heart of things so it should be busy! Read more for the RSVP link!

2PM Saturday, March 15th @ Clive Bar, 609 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701
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Cherrytree Records “Keep Pop Weird” SXSW 2014 Party ft. RAC, Sir Sly

March 4th, 2014
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Cherrytree Records has announced details on their “Keep Pop Weird” party at SXSW 2014! The record label hasn’t said much other than the impressive lineup and that the event is official and requires either a SXSW badge or wristband. SXSW attendees can look forward to shows from RAC, Deap Vally, Sir Sly, Max And The Moon, Matthew Koma, and many more – read on for more party details and the full lineup!

7pm Friday, March 14th @ Trinity Hall at Old School Bar & Grill, 401 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78701
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Terrorbird Publishing & Red Brick Songs SXSW 2014 Party ft. Painted Palms, Jessica Lea Mayfield

March 3rd, 2014
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Terrorbird Publishing and Red Brick Songs are co-throwing a party at Cheer Up Charlie’s for SXSW 2014! The event is completely free and 21 and up only, sporting a list of performers including Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mirah, Painted Palms, Eternal Summers, Andy Shauf, and many more! If that wasn’t enough, show up early for free Pabst Blue Ribbon and other goodies – BYO mustache and vintage upcycled corduroy shorts. Read more for the full lineup and set times, as well as their rocking event flyer!

Noon-6PM Wednesday, March 12th @ Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River Austin, TX 78701
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