SXSW 2013

March 17th, 2013

This year, parties and showcases are being announced even earlier than ever. Just like the last four years, here is a list of all the best showcases, day parties and late-night parties happening at this year’s festival.  Check back often, we’ll be updating this list constantly.

Also, if you’re interested in the full, official SXSW 2013 lineup we’re keeping track of that here.

SXSW 2013 Live Coverage

Passion Pit Live at Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel at the Whitley
Icona Pop Live at The Warner Sound captured by Nikon Event at The Belmont
Delorean Live at The Fader Fort
Matt and Kim Live at the Fader Fort
The Last Bison Live at Sennheiser + Paste Magazine Showcase
The Lone Bellow live at Sennheiser + Paste Magazine Showcase
Houndmouth Live at Sennheiser + Paste Magazine Showcase
HAIM Live at VEVO TV Control Room
Japandroids Live at VICELAND
Divine Fits Live at VICELAND
Diana Live at the Under the Radar Day Party
WHY? Live at Epitonic // 1-up PR Stage at Swan Dive
Big Black Delta Live at the Under the Radar Party
Marnie Stern Live at The Under the Radar Party
ON AN ON Live at BV Chicago Stage at Barbarella Patio
Doldrums Live at The Under the Radar Party
Ume Live at Epitonic // 1-up PR Stage at Swan Dive
Trash Talk Live at House of Vans Show No Mercy Party
Those Darlins Live at Red Bull Sound Select
Eagles of Death Metal Live at Crave Online Showcase Rusty’s
Skeletonwitch Live at the Pitchfork Show No Mercy Party
Nick Cave Live at Stubb’s NPR Showcase
John McCauley and Friends Live at Red Bull Sound Select
Tenacious D Live at the Yahoo! Ghost Ghirls Launch Event
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Live at Stubb’s NPR Showcase
The Joy Formidable Live at VICELAND
Jason Blum Live at Manic Fest Destiny
The Blank Tapes Live at Manic Fest Destiny
Ex Cops Live at Manic Fest Destiny
The James Douglas Show Live at Manic Fest Destiny
Samantha Crain Live at Heartbreaker Banquet
Diamond Rings Live at Dickies Filter on Rainey Street Day Party at Lustre Pearl
The Technicolors Live at Manic Fest Destiny
The Stone Foxes Live at Manic Fest Destiny
Tegan and Sara Live at the mtvU Woodies
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Live at mtvU Woodies
Sound City Players Live at Stubb’s
Icona Pop Live at Dickies and KarmaLoop Filter Magazine party
Capital Cities Live at Austin Rox at Empire Automotive
CHVRCHES Live at Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel
Austra Live at Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel
Haim Live at the Gracenote Party at Malverde
Parquet Courts Live at SPIN at Stubb’s
Bleeding Rainbow Live at the Hype Hotel
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Live at SPIN at Stubb’s
IO Echo Live at the Under the Radar Party
Dusted Live at the Under the Radar Party
The Zombies Live at HGTV Paste Party
Billy Bragg and Amanda Palmer Live at the HGTV Paste Party
Fallulah Live at VEVO’s TV Control Room Night Showcase at The Ginger Man
The Allah-Las Live at Converse x Thrasher Deathmatch
Chelsea Light Moving Live at Converse x Thrasher Death Match
Savages Live at Club De Ville
Spindrift Live at Austin Psych Fest Presents Levitation at Hotel Vegas
Bleeding Rainbow Live at Austin Psych Fest Presents Levitation at The Hotel Vegas
The Night Beats Live at Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation at Hotel Vegas
Apache Dropout Live at Austin Psych Fest Presnts Levitation at Volstead
Thee Oh Sees Live at Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation at The Hotel Vegas
The Soft Moon Live at Austin Psych Fest Presents Levitation at Hotel Vegas
Elephent Stone Live at Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation at Hotel Vegas
The Black Angels Live at Converse x Thrasher Death Match
The Black Lips Live at StubHub Live at Old School cafe
mtvU Woodies Award Show
The Walkmen Live at Rhapsody Rocks Austin at Club Deville
The Flaming Lips Live at Auditorium Shores
Clutch Live at 1100 Warehouse
Lacuna Coil Live at Dirty Dog Bar
TEEN Live at Brooklyn Vegan’s Party
MØ Live at Windish Agency at Mohawk
Jetta Live at Windish Agency at Mohawk
SOHN Live at Windish Agency at Mohawk
Doldrums Live at Windish Agency at Mohawk
Toro Y Moi Live at Windish Agency at Mohawk
Lucy Rose Live at Communion at St. David’s Church
Reignwolf Live at Rachael Ray’s Feedback
Ringo Deathstarr Live at Red Bull Sound Select
Girl in a Coma Live at Red Bull Sound Select
Perez Hilton’s 6th Annual One Night in Austin Live at Austin Music Hall
The Sword Live at Red Bull Sound Select
Steve Earle Live at Auditorium Shores
Robert Randolph and the Family Band Live at Auditorium Shores
Midnight Ramble Band Live at Auditorium Shores
The Smashing Pumpkins Live at Red Bull Sound Select

SXSW Parties and Showcases

Friday, March 8
Hype Machine Hype Hotel SXSW 2013 Party
Do512’s Epic SXSW 2013 Interactive Party Featuring Akron/Family
Viceland SXSW 2013 Parties

Saturday, March 9
Alternative Press & VGVN The Bonus Round SXSW 2013 Day Party
Hype Machine Hype Hotel SXSW 2013 Party
Viceland SXSW 2013 Parties

Sunday, March 10
Sennheiser + Paste Interactive Studio & Lounge
Livefyre’s Fyrebash SXSW 2013 Night Party
Hype Machine Hype Hotel SXSW 2013 Party
Fuck Yeah Presented by Tumblr SXSW Interactive 2013 Party Featuring Portugal. The Man
Viceland SXSW 2013 Parties

Monday, March 11
BassicK Elements Unofficial Showcase
Sennheiser + Paste Interactive Studio & Lounge
#FEED Powered by Twitter SXSW Interactive 2013 Party
Hype Machine Hype Hotel SXSW 2013 Party
Sonos Studio SXSW 2013 KCRW Shows, Day Party and Screenings
The Barbarian Group and Vimeo No Way Back SXSW 2013 Party Featuring Divine Fits
Spotify House SXSW 2013 Party Featuring Kendrick Lamar
#FEEDTHEBEAT SXSW 2013 Party Featuring Passion Pit
Viceland SXSW 2013 Parties

Tuesday, March 12
Sennheiser + Paste Interactive Studio & Lounge
Media Temple’s SXSWi 2013 Closing Party Featuring The Joy Formidable and Local Natives
Vintage Clothing Arcade SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Japanther
Red Eyed Fly’s Unofficial Pre-SXSW 2013 Party Featuring Snake Skin Prison
The Warner Sound and Nikon SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Pandora Discovery Den SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
#FEED Powered by Twitter SXSW Interactive 2013 Party
Hype Machine Hype Hotel SXSW 2013 Party
The Jansport Bonfire Sessions SXSW 2013 Outdoor Concert at VICELAND Featuring Divine Fits and Wavves
Terrorbird Seventh Annual SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring IO Echo
Sonos Studio SXSW 2013 KCRW Shows, Day Party and Screenings
VEVO TV Control Room SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Queue SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Natural Child
Spotify House SXSW 2013 Party Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Red Bull Sound Select Presents 120 Hrs in Austin SXSW 2013 Party
Viceland SXSW 2013 Parties
Deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin to Close Out SXSW Interactive 2013 With Stripped Back Techno Set

Wednesday, March 13
Beautiful Buzzz and Deli Radio Free Now! Party
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Stubb’s
Midcoast Takeover Day Party
Guitartown/Conqueroo Block Party
HGTV & Paste Magazine Present the Stages on Sixth Day Party
KCRW SXSW 2013 Showcases and Radio Day Stage Performances Featuring Devendra Banhart
The Warner Sound and Nikon SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Waterloo Records SXSW 2013 Day Party
Pandora Discovery Den SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
CoSigns SXSW 2013 Day Party
Hype Machine Hype Hotel SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
Dutch Impact Filter SXSW 2013 Day Party
Macbeth Footwear & FILTER SXSW 2013 Day Party
Pitchfork Show No Mercy SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Skeletonwitch and Trash Talk
Fader Fort and Converse Official SXSW 2013 Day Party
KEXP Live Broadcasts SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Chelsea Light Moving
American Rag and Filter’s SXSW Showcase at Macy’s SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Breathe Carolina
BV Chicago and Epitonic SXSW 2013 Day Party Announced
South by San Jose SXSW 2013 Day Party
Stones Throw + Forcefield Hella National SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Toro y Moi
Sneakers & Speakers SXSW 2013 Day Party and Fundraiser
Consequence of Sound’s Cosigns II SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Chelsea Light Moving
Sonos Studio SXSW 2013 KCRW Shows, Day Party and Screenings
Converse and Thrasher Magazine Death Match SXSW 2013 Day Party
VEVO TV Control Room SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
BTR Today South x East x West Spring Bash SXSW 2013 Day Party
BTR Today South x East x West Spring Bash SXSW 2013 Day Party
UO Backlot Sesh SXSW 2013 Day Party At Urban Outfitters
Spotify House SXSW 2013 Party Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Iggy and the Stooges to Perform at SXSW 2013 House of Vans Showcase
British Music Embassy SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Red Bull Sound Select Presents 120 Hrs in Austin SXSW 2013 Party
Viceland SXSW 2013 Parties
Canadian Blast SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Pretty Much Amazing Presents the Danger Village SXSW 2013 Day Party
Under the Radar SXSW 2013 Day Party
Brainfeeder SXSW 2013 Party Featuring Captain Murphy
Brooklyn Vegan Free SXSW 2013 Party Day 1 Featuring Robyn Hitchcock and Camper Van Beethoven
Dim Mak x Buygore Austin SXSW 2013 Free Showcase Featuring Borgore
CraveOnline SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Eagles of Death Metal
Dear Austin, Love LA Buzzbands.LA SXSW 2013 Day Party
‘Stache Media + Sony City SXSW 2013 Official Party

Thursday, March 14
Beautiful Buzzz and Deli Radio Free Now! Party
Temporary Insanity Day Party
Midcoast Takeover Day Party
cantstopthebleeding.com Day Party
Twangfest and KDHX Day Party
HGTV & Paste Magazine Present the Stages on Sixth Day Party
Unofficial SXSW Concert Series SXSW 2013 Day Party
Dickies SXSW 2013 Day Party
Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street SXSW 2013 Day Party
Dr. Martens SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase Featuring Wavves
The Warner Sound and Nikon SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Waterloo Records SXSW 2013 Day Party
Pandora Discovery Den SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
Café Tacvba at Auditorium Shores
Manitoba Music SXSW 2013 Showcase
Hype Machine Hype Hotel SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
We Listen For You and sonaBLAST! Records SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Rod Argent & Colin Blunstone of The Zombies
Fader Fort and Converse Official SXSW 2013 Day Party
IAMSOUND and Production Club Inc SXSW 2013 Day Party
Playing in Traffic Records SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Los Lonely Boys
Neon Gold SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Sky Ferreira
The Midgetmen’s Texas Jumpstart 6 SXSW 2013 Day Party
KEXP Live Broadcasts SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Chelsea Light Moving
South by San Jose SXSW 2013 Day Party
The Pitchfork Day Party at SXSW 2013 Featuring Toro y Moi
Sonos Studio SXSW 2013 KCRW Shows, Day Party and Screenings
Converse and Thrasher Magazine Death Match SXSW 2013 Day Party
Impose and WNYU Austin Imposition SXSW 2013 Day Party
Insound SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Marnie Stern
VEVO TV Control Room SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Pop Montreal Our Free Day Party is Better at SXSW 2013 Announced
UO Backlot Sesh SXSW 2013 Day Party At Urban Outfitters
Spotify House SXSW 2013 Party Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players to Perform at SXSW 2013 at Stubb’s on 3/14
Manic Fest Destiny III SXSW 2013 Day Party Presented by Sideways Media, Tallest Man Records, Tijuana Gift Shop, mxdwn.com, Givit, Sixpoint Beer and Cubepasses.com
British Music Embassy SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Heartbreaker Banquet SXSW 2013 Party at Willie Nelson’s Luck, Texas Ranch Featuring Jim James
Red Bull Sound Select Presents 120 Hrs in Austin SXSW 2013 Party
Viceland SXSW 2013 Parties
My Old Kentucky Blog Vaya Con Tacos 3 SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Indians
Canadian Blast SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Riot Act Media vs. Mint Records SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Nardwuar & Andrew WK
Under the Radar SXSW 2013 Day Party
Brooklyn Vegan Free SXSW 2013 Party Day 2 Featuring Death and Cloud Nothings
IHEARTCOMIX Mad Decent Fool’s Gold SXSW 2013 Super Party
‘Stache Media + Sony City SXSW 2013 Official Party

Friday, March 15
Beautiful Buzzz and Deli Radio Free Now! Party
Temporary Insanity Day Party
Midcoast Takeover Day Party
HGTV & Paste Magazine Present the Stages on Sixth Day Party
Dickies SXSW 2013 Day Party
Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street SXSW 2013 Day Party
The Windish Agency Mohawk SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Alt-J
Psychedelic Pig Roast SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Spindrift
Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment’s After the Gold Rush SXSW 2013 Day Party
Dr. Martens SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase Featuring Wavves
Pow-TV.NET & Clutch Magazine #SXSWONDeck 2013 Day Party and Showcase
Eevzdrop & Eye in the Sky The Future of Music SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
Waterloo Records SXSW 2013 Day Party
Tumblr House Presented by Gap & FILTER SXSW 2013 Day Party
Pandora Discovery Den SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
Berklee College of Music SXSW 2013 Day Party
Sonicbids and Jansport Official SXSW Day Party Featuring San Cisco
The Flaming Lips with Jim James and Divine Fits at Auditorium Shores
Hype Machine Hype Hotel SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
Spin Magazine SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Headliner Kendrick Lamar
Stereogum Range Life SXSW 2013 Day Party at the Hype Hotel
Fader Fort and Converse Official SXSW 2013 Day Party
KEXP Live Broadcasts SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Chelsea Light Moving
South by San Jose SXSW 2013 Day Party
Rolling Stone Rock Room SXSW 2013 Day Party
Sonos Studio SXSW 2013 KCRW Shows, Day Party and Screenings
Converse and Thrasher Magazine Death Match SXSW 2013 Day Party
Impose and WNYU Austin Imposition SXSW 2013 Day Party
Rhapsody Rocks Austin SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring The Walkmen
Bloodshot Records SXSW 2013 Yard Dog Party! Featuring Murder By Death
VEVO TV Control Room SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
First Avenue, Majestic & Etix SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Dessa
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Coming to America SXSW 2013 Day Party
Equal Vision Records SXSW 2013 Day Party
UO Backlot Sesh SXSW 2013 Day Party At Urban Outfitters
Spotify House SXSW 2013 Party Featuring Kendrick Lamar
British Music Embassy SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Red Bull Sound Select Presents 120 Hrs in Austin SXSW 2013 Party
Viceland SXSW 2013 Parties
My Old Kentucky Blog Vaya Con Tacos 3 SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Indians
Canadian Blast SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Under the Radar SXSW 2013 Day Party
The Afghan Whigs to Perform at SXSW 2013
PureVolume Bake Sale SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Depeche Mode to Perform at Official SXSW 2013 Yahoo! Showcase at Brazos Hall
Brooklyn Vegan Free SXSW 2013 Party Day 3 Featuring The Polyphonic Spree
‘Stache Media + Sony City SXSW 2013 Official Party

Saturday, March 16
Beautiful Buzzz and Deli Radio Free Now! Party
Midcoast Takeover Day Party
Twangfest and KDHX Day Party
Splash Artisans Arizona Unofficial Showcase
HGTV & Paste Magazine Present the Stages on Sixth Day Party
Dickies SXSW 2013 Day Party
Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street SXSW 2013 Day Party
Austin Heavy Music SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
Eevzdrop & Eye in the Sky The Future of Music SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
Waterloo Records SXSW 2013 Day Party
Brixton and Filter Magazine’s SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Thee Oh Sees
Alternative Press 100 Bands You Need to Know SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Andrew WK
Hype Machine Hype Hotel SXSW 2013 Day Party and Showcase
Rachael Ray’s Feedback SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Midnight Ramble Band Tribute To Levon Helm at Auditorium Shores
Fader Fort and Converse Official SXSW 2013 Day Party
Ground Control Touring SXSW 2013 Day Party
KEXP Live Broadcasts SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Chelsea Light Moving
Copycats Media SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Dessa
All Things Go and Indie Shuffle SXSW 2013 Day Party
South by San Jose SXSW 2013 Day Party
SMOG Vs. UKF SXSW 2013 Party Featuring 12th Planet
Reverb SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring The Hush Sound, Ume and More
Rolling Stone Rock Room SXSW 2013 Day Party
Converse and Thrasher Magazine Death Match SXSW 2013 Day Party
Impose and WNYU Austin Imposition SXSW 2013 Day Party
VEVO TV Control Room SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Pop Montreal Our Free Day Party is Better at SXSW 2013 Announced
Do512 & Shiner The Big One SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring The Polyphonic Spree and Big Freedia
March Into Softness SXSW 2013 Day Party Featuring Frightened Rabbit
UO Backlot Sesh SXSW 2013 Day Party At Urban Outfitters
Spotify House SXSW 2013 Party Featuring Kendrick Lamar
British Music Embassy SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Red Bull Sound Select Presents 120 Hrs in Austin SXSW 2013 Party
Viceland SXSW 2013 Parties
Canadian Blast SXSW 2013 Day Parties and Showcases
Burgermania II SXSW 2013 Official Party Featuring Roky Erickson
Ray-Ban x Boiler Room SXSW 2013 Warehouse Party and Live Stream Broadcast Featuring Death Grips
John Fogerty to Perform Solo Show at SXSW 2013 at ACL Moody Theatre
Baeble Music Launch Pad at the Knuckle Rumbler Lounge SXSW 2013 Day Party
Brooklyn Vegan Free SXSW 2013 Party Day 4 Featuring Unknown Mortal Orchestra
‘Stache Media + Sony City SXSW 2013 Official Party

Sunday, March 17