Treble’s Guide to SXSW 2013

Jeff Terich
SXSW 2013

In just a few days, we’ll be in Austin, giving extensive coverage of this year’s SXSW festival. Expect to see lots of highlights from the festival, photo galleries, video interviews and other goodies. But for those of you who are heading down and not yet sure how to prioritize your schedule, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a long list of all the showcases and parties worth seeing, as well as a Spotify playlist of must-see SXSW acts this year. Also, make sure to bone up on our editor’s SXSW Survival Guide to know how to do the festival right, without being overwhelmed or frustrated. See you in Austin!

Wed. March 13

Official Showcases:

Resident Advisor – Elysium: 8PM-2AM
feat. Optimo, Andy Stott, John Talabot, Blue Hawaii, Archie Pelago, Huerco S.

Enabler – Holy Mountain: 8PM-2AM
feat. White Lung, Waxahatchee, Antwon, California X, Holydrug Couple, Rough Francis

House of Vans – Mohawk: 7:30PM-2AM
feat. Japandroids, Iggy & The Stooges, Sky Ferreira, The Specials, Middle Class Rut, Ghostface Killah

Windish Agency – Red 7 Patio: 8PM-2AM
feat. Poolside, Chvrches, The Thermals, In the Valley Below, Peace, Blessed Feathers

NPR Music – Stubbs: 7:45PM-2AM
feat. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alt-J, Cafe Tacuba

VICELAND : 8PM-2AM
feat. Austra, Io Echo, Merchandise, Icona Pop, Joy Formidable

Unofficial Parties:

Consequence of Sound – The Parish: 12PM-6PM
feat. Chelsea Light Moving, The Thermals, MacDeMarco, Teen, Hunters, Wampire, Ex-Cops

Pitchfork Show No Mercy Party @ House of Vans – Mohawk
feat. Skeletonwitch, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, Trash Talk, Inter Arma, Mutilation Rites, Pinkish Black, Vattnet Viskar, Batillus

Rookie Mag – Urban Outfitters: 12PM-6PM
feat. White Lung, Icona Pop, Mount Moriah, Icky Blossoms

Thurs. March 14

Official Showcases:

Pitchfork – 1100 Warehouse: 8PM-2AM
feat. Doldrums, FIDLAR, Pissed Jeans, Savages, Sky Ferreira, Zebra Katz, Ryan Hemsworth, Disclosure, Rustie

Dr. Martens – Bar 96: 8PM-2AM
feat. Killer Mike, A$AP Ferg, Caveman, Hunters, Flatbush Zombies

MetalSucks – Dirty Dog Bar: 8PM-2AM
feat. KEN Mode, Royal Thunder, Howl,  Goatwhore, Norma Jean, Gypsyhawk

Dickies – Lustre Pearl: 9PM-1AM
feat. Big KRIT, Big Black Delta, Toro y Moi, Divine Fits

Paradigm – Mohawk: 8PM-2AM
feat. Local Natives, Pacific Air, Cold War Kids, Solid Gold, Skaters, Wake Owl

New York Renaissance – North Door: 8PM-2AM
feat. Mr. Motherfuckin eXquire, Underachievers, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, Meyhem Lauren, Action Bronson

Merge Records – The Parish: 8PM-2AM
feat. Mikal Cronin, William Tyler, Shout Out Louds, Telekinesis, Mount Moriah

Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans/Jagjaguwar – Red 7: 8PM-2AM
feat. Akron/Family, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Phosphorescent, Besnard Lakes, Foxygen, more.

Unofficial Parties:

FILTER-Showdown on Cedar Street – Cedar Street Courtyard: 12PM-6PM
feat. Charli XCX, Local Natives, Shout Out Louds, Willy Moon, Olafur Arnalds

Insound/Oh My Rockness – Club deVille: 12PM-6PM
feat. Marnie Stern, The Soft Moon, Mac DeMarco, Roomrunner, Cheatahs

Hype Hotel: 12PM-6PM
feat. Austra, CHVRCHES, Mister Lies (DJ Set), Flume, St. Lucia

IAMSOUND – Mohawk: 12PM-6PM
feat. Charli XCX, Diiv, Disclosure, IO Echo

BrooklynVegan – The Main/The JR (Old Emo’s): 12PM-6PM
feat. Cloud Nothings, Metz, Milk Music, Beach Fossils, Widowspeak, Death

Pitchfork Day Party – 1100 Warehouse: 12PM-6PM
feat. Rhye, Autre Ne Veut, California X, White Lung, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, Mac DeMarco

Fri. March 15

Official Showcases:

Auditorium Shores: 6PM-10PM
feat. Flaming Lips, Jim James, Divine Fits

Ice Cream Social – Austin Music Hall: 7PM-2AM
feat. Kendrick Lamar, Roc Marciano, Pusha T, Bun B, Danny Brown, “Special Guest”

Dr. Martens – Bar 96: 9:30PM-1:30AM
feat. Phosphorescent, Metz, King Tuff, Wavves

Panache – Hotel Vegas Patio: 7PM-2AM
feat. Mikal Cronin, Marnie Stern, Thee Oh Sees, Mac DeMarco, The Bug

Ground Control Touring – Mohawk: 8PM-2AM
feat. Trash Talk, Ducktails, Merchandise, Widowspeak, Parquet Courts, Diiv, Chelsea Light Moving

Carpark/Paw Tracks – The North Door: 8PM-2AM
feat. Toro y Moi, TEEN, Dent May

Radio Day Stage – Austin Convention Center: 12PM-6PM
feat. Vampire Weekend, Iron and Wine, Charles Bradley, Divine Fits

Tone Deaf Touring – Red 7: 8PM-2AM
feat. KEN Mode, Today is the Day, Orange Goblin, Mondo Generator, Young Widows

M for Montreal/Arbutus – Swan Dive: 7:30PM-2AM
feat. Mac DeMarco, Blue Hawaii, Doldrums, Braids, Majical Cloudz

VICELAND: 8PM-1:30AM
feat. Ghostface Killah, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Flatbush Zombies, A$AP Ferg

Unofficial Parties:

BrooklynVegan Day Party – The Main/The JR (Old Emo’s): 12PM-6PM
feat. Pallbearer, KEN Mode, Royal Thunder, Today is the Day, Baptists, Batillus, Inter Arma

Windish Agency Party – Mohawk: 12PM-6PM
feat. Austra, Alt-J, Toro y Moi, Doldrums, Guards, Empress Of

Tumblr House – Clive Bar: 2PM-6PM
feat. Ducktails, Shout Out Louds, Ra Ra Riot

Pure Volume Bake Sale – Easy Tiger: 12PM-5PM
feat. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Marnie Stern, Wavves, Weekend

Laneway Festival Presents “Coming To America” – Red 7: 12PM-6PM
feat. CHVRCHES, Flume, Merchandise, Haerts, Parquet Courts

Urban Outfitters Backlot Sesh – Urban Outfitters: 12PM-7PM
feat. Doldrums, Charli XCX, Autre Ne Veut

Sat. March 16

Official Showcases:

Boiler Room – 1100 Warehouse: 8PM-2AM
feat. Death Grips, Lunice, Chief Keef, Mount Kimbie, Skream

Brazos Hall – Austin Psych Fest: 8PM-2AM
feat. The Zombies, A Place to Bury Strangers, Night Beats, UFO Club

Moog/Switched On – Elysium: 8PM-2AM
feat. Austra, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander, Kontravoid

Javotti Media – Haven: 8PM-2AM
feat. Talib Kweli, Black Moon, Roc Marciano, Statik Selektah, Meyhem Lauren

True Panther Sounds/Terrible Records – Mohawk: 8PM-2AM
feat. Delorean, Le1f, Petite Noir, Majical Cloudz, Empress Of

BrooklynVegan – North Door: 8PM-2AM
feat. Pallbearer, John Baizley (of Baroness), Pinkish Black, Mutilation Rites, Full of Hell

Captured Tracks – The Parish: 8PM-2AM
feat. Mac DeMarco, Chris Cohen, Widowspeak, Diiv, Beach Fossils, The Soft Moon, Naomi Punk

Relapse/Chaos in Tejas – Red 7: 8PM-2AM
feat. Black Tusk, Royal Thunder, ASG, Merchandise, Big Freedia, Parquet Courts, Howl, Inter Arma, Call of the Void

VICELAND – 8PM-2AM
feat. Kendrick Lamar, Black Lips, Parquet Courts, Action Bronson

Unofficial Parties:

AV Club Day Party – Mohawk: 12PM-6PM
feat. Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Metz, Baths, Paws, Balmorhea

Urban Outfitters Backlot Sesh – Urban Outfitters: 12PM-7PM
feat. Metz, Mac DeMarco, Caveman, Ducktails, Chris Cohen, Pure X

South by San Jose – Jo’s Coffee: 12PM-6PM
feat. Phosphorescent, Dawes, Heartless Bastards, Allah-Las, Foxygen

BrooklynVegan Day Party – The Main/The Jr (Old Emo’s) : 12PM-6PM
feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, A Place to Bury Strangers, Austra, Foxygen, King Tuff, White Lung, Teen, Empress Of

Portals Traveling Showcase – Hype Hotel: 12PM-6PM
feat. Toro y Moi, Fidlar, Haerts, Mac DeMarco, Chrome Sparks, Blue Hawaii

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