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4:00am

Alcatel-Lucent Trend Lounge

TBA

SiiickXSW

9:00am

South By South Congress Game Day
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 9:00am - 9:30am @ Hub Austin (4930 S. Congress)

    South By Southwest is well-known for the music, film, and technology, but one piece that's often overlooked are the games. Well, we're going to change that.

    This is your big chance to come together with other people who love games and completely obliterate their forces on the field of combat. Board, cards, figurines, dice, or other random tokens, we have it all. You may fight vampires, conquer the Ukraine, kick open a door, roll some dice, or even be the vampire kicking in the door. Personally, I don't think it matters as long as your rolls win.

    To pull off this event, we've managed to track down some great gaming companies and shops to serve as sponsors and bring some great prizes. We'll announce more sponsor details as we get closer.

    Stay tuned to @HubAustin for details.

    We are not affiliated with the SXSW organization or conference, we're just being cutesy with the name.

     


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Free Stuff swag


9:00am

All Day Event - Canon Imagination Lounge

9:00am

Morning Event - Java Monster Mornings

9:00am

All Day Event - AT&T Lounge

9:00am

All Day Event - Chevrolet Volt Recharge Lounge

9:00am

All Day Event - Dell Lounge

9:00am

Morning Event - Java Monster Mornings

9:00am

SXSW Road Trip! (Roundtrip from 9 Cities)
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am @ TBA

    FestivalRoadTrips.com is a leading provider of roundtrip and one-way ground transportation services in deluxe 55-passenger motorcoaches to large Festivals, Concerts, & Events all across the United States!

    Want to travel from a city that's not listed - OR - purchase more than 16 tickets?

    Please contact: info@festivalroadtrips.com

     
    Pickup location address is: TBA
    Bus leaves from city locations at 9:00AM sharp on 3/14/12!
    Please be on time at the specified pickup location!


    Type Party, Unofficial


9:00am

All Day Event - Catch A Chevy/Drive A Chevy

9:00am

All Day Event - Catch A Chevy/Drive A Chevy

10:00am

10:00am

South By GoLab
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm @ GoLab Austin (621 E. 6th St. Ste 200, Austin, TX 78701)

    Come check out downtown Austin's premier coworking space for creative professionals and entrepreneurs! From March 9 to March 14th, GoLab Austin will be hosting a series of small talks and events for startups and creative professionals.  Seating is limited so it will be first come first serve - registration is NOT confirmation of a seat.  Its free and you don't need a badge to participate.

    You can also stop by and get a little work done at GoLab Austin (really? It's SXSW!), we'll have free coworking all week!

    GoLab Austin

     


    Type Party, Unofficial


10:00am

#FEED Exhibition Opens

10:00am

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Does! Does! Does! Showcase

11:00am

All Day Event - Canon Lounge at the Canon Imagination Screening Room

11:00am

Banded Together: Touring as a Standup Comedy Group

11:00am

Beethoven + Social Media = Crowdfunding Patronage

11:00am

Digital Musicologists: Online Music's Tastemakers

    From the Austin Chronicle:

    In a world where bands teem like bacteria, how does anyone tap into the real goods? You look to digital musicologists. They're behind a large portion of the music content on the Web. Suggestions you see on music sites ("If you like Van Halen, here are five other bands you may enjoy") aren't just computer-code magic. That's actually the work of music writers.

    "Music is something that is used socially," says Chuck Eddy, celebrated music critic, new Austinite as of last year, and current musicologist for Rhapsody. "Humans have a much wider scope of knowledge than computers, and digital musicologists are providing a service. I find it kind of exciting that if I plug in albums, the next day someone clicks on something I put in there and discovers new music."

    The job entails a lot of different content creation, explains Eddy, "general metadata." Metadata?

    "Metadata is hard to define, but in this context, it includes band bios, album reviews, popular tracks, and similar artists. When I write, 'This band is similar to these other 10 bands,' the similarities might be artists they influence or related projects, some form of overlap," says Eddy. "Again, the idea of a digital musicologist is that people benefit from having an actual human being guide them to music they might like. This isn't some mathematical algorithm. You have to put bands in a context. Another part of metadata is placing artists in subgenres and even sub-subgenres. It takes human beings to do that."

    How does this affect the climate of music writing?

    "The definition of what I do as a freelance music critic has expanded in so many directions," muses Eddy. "Until a couple years ago, I was just a writer or an editor. Sometimes I miss writing 4,000-word reviews, but I have the short pieces down to an art form. It's almost like writing a haiku. How much information and opinion can you pack into 600 characters? I like figuring things out – like where does country rap come from? Making connections is always what I've done."



    Speakers

    Writer | Chuck Eddy, a native of Detroit and graduate of the...

    Editor-in-Chief | eMusic

    Mgr of Curation | Pandora | Michael “Addi” Addicott is the...

    Sr Editor, Pop Music | All Music Guide/Rovi


    Type Music, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #tastemaker
    Level Beginner
    Info Y
    Tags AustinChronicle, Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MP13494


11:00am

Getting Your Music/Tech Startup Funded

11:00am

How Artists Work with Big Media to Grow Fanbase

11:00am

Indies Going Mobile
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm @ Austin Convention Center (Room 17A) (500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701)
    With the explosion of smartphones and tablets, the undeniable next big wave is mobile. What is surprising (or not so surprising to veteran industry watchers) is that the music business is lagging behind retail, hospitality, media, sports and even film and TV entertainment in the mobile arena. There’s Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody... but what about direct artist presence? Ringtones are fading, apps have proven to be too expensive and cumbersome to update, and mobile-optimized websites have barely been touched. Most artists simply rely on Twitter, but basing your marketing strategy on any one channel may not be the smartest idea. The majors are lagging, but the Indies and DIYs better start catching up.

    Speakers
    Dir Digital Mktg & Sales | Wind-Up Records | Chris is the Sr...

    Advisor & Consultant | Quarter Cosultancy | Gray Gannaway helps...

    Dir, Strategic Partnerships | The Echo Nest | Shane is Director...

    SVP of Sales & Marketing | Trilibis Mobile | Ted Verani is a...

    Dir Digital Media | Vanguard Records/Sugar Hill Records | Tricia...


    Type Music, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #goingmob
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MP12712


11:00am

Mentor Session 1

11:00am

Pathway to Placement

11:00am

Shorties Session: Band Member Basics

11:00am

Girl Walk // All Day
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 12:15pm @ Alamo Lamar A (1120 South Lamar Blvd)

    Girl Walk // All Day is a feature-length dance music video and tale of urban exploration that follow three dancers across New York City. They turn the city's sidewalks, parks, and stadiums into an evolving stage as a story of rebellion, love, and discovery unfolds. Shot entirely in public spaces, and funded entirely by crowd-sourcing, Girl Walk // All Day is a statement about the power of community and public space. Set to the album All Day by mashup musician Girl Talk, it's also an insanely fun love letter to New York.
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12400


11:00am

GLOBAL HOME
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 12:32pm @ Violet Crown 1 (434 W 2nd St)
    Director Eva Stotz visited interesting people all over the world, whom she found through online host networks, emerging for a limited time in their everyday life. The film introduces a music-loving Tuareg in Mali, a wildlife enthusiast in Tokyo, an ecologist in the Palestinian West Bank, a dancemaniac in Turkey, and a visionary in the US. In doing so, the film explores a thrilling new way of traveling. Presented with the support of German Films
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12941


11:00am

Last Call at the Oasis
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 12:40pm @ Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Ave)

    Developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, the company responsible for "An Inconvenient Truth", "Food, Inc.", and "Waiting for Superman", "Last Call at the Oasis" presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film features activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prud’homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon. *Presented in conjunction with SXSW Eco*
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12747


11:00am

Brooklyn Castle
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 12:41pm @ Alamo Ritz 1 (320 East 6th St)
    Brooklyn Castle is a documentary about I.S. 318 – an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level – that also happens to have the best, most winning junior high school chess team in the country. (If Albert Einstein, who was rated 1800, were to join the team, he’d only rank fifth best.) Chess has transformed the school from one cited in 2003 as a “school in need of improvement” to one of New York City’s best. But a series of recession-driven public school budget cuts now threaten to undermine those hard-won successes.
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12693


11:00am

SXSW Community Screenings: Austin School of Film's Youth M.A.F.I.A. Screening
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm @ Vimeo Theater (501 East 4th St)
    Seventy highschool students agreed to be locked down for 24 hours to write, shoot, and edit a short film. Come see the product of this madness screened at Vimeo Theater for The Austin School of Film's annual Youth M.A.F.I.A. Program, on March 15th (11am). Normally standing-room only, so get your seats early! Films are judged according to their story, technical merit, and the filmmaker's ability to incorporate proscribed guidelines. Categories include Best Use of Prop and Best Cinematography. All participants of M.A.F.I.A. receive certificates of participation and coupons for discounted ASoF courses.
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS13037


11:00am

All Day Event - SXSW Trade Show

11:00am

All Day Event - SXSW Trade Show

11:00am

Dear Austin: Love, LA (BuzzBands.LA)

11:00am

Filter Magazine's Showdown at Cedar Street

11:00am

Senheiser + Paste Magazine Party

11:00am

maurices at Rainey Street

11:00am

Slab by Slab Fest (ZEN Japanese Food)

11:00am

SX Throwdown (The Echo, Echoplex & Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles)
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 8:00pm @ Shangri-La (1016 E 6th St )

    The Echo, Echoplex & Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles SXSW day party at Shangri-La. This event is Free, 21+ and starts at 11 AM.  It is sponsored by: Generic surplus || Sailor Jerry || Ticketfly || Echo / Echoplex / Spaceland Productions || Origami Vinyl || LA Record || KXSC

    The line-up is:

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra
    Gauntlet Hair
    Nick Waterhouse
    Blouse
    Light Asylum
    Superhumanoids
    Allah Las
    No
    Fidlar
    Races
    White Arrows
    Big Scary
    Writer
    Black Flamingo
    Daniel Ahearn & The Jones


    Type Party, Unofficial


11:00am

Music Fog Marathon
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 9:00pm @ threadgills world headquarters (301 west riverside drive)

    Spring Music Fog Marathon!

    All artists will play a set that is almost 20 minutes, then the remaining time will be used to clear the stage and prepare for the next artist. While our every intention is to keep these on time, things happen so you should expect delays. Artist participation subject to change. All times below are Central Daylight Time.

    Wednesday March 14, 2012

    11:30 AM  Lera Lynn
    12:10 PM  Steve Poltz
    12:40 PM  Ray Wylie Hubbard
    1:30 PM  Reckless Kelly
    2:30 PM  Wheeler Brothers
    3:30 PM  Emory Quinn
    4:30 PM  K. Phillips & The Concho Pearls
    5:10 PM  James McMurtry
    5:40 PM  Phoebe Hunt
    6:30 PM  The SteelDrivers
    7:30 PM  Jason Eady & Cody Canada


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


11:00am

Guitartown/Conqueroo Kickoff 2012!
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 9:30pm @ The Dogwood (715 W 6th St, Austin, TX)

    The Guitartown/Conqueroo Kickoff Party in conjunction with M Music & Musicians magazine, to be held Wed., March 14 from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Dogwood (formerly Mother Egan’s), 715 W. 6th St., is one of the oldest and most prestigious unofficial parties held during SXSW week. 

    Known for the biggest names and most buzzed-about emerging talent in roots music, you can always count on a surprise or two (this year Thomas Dolby!) Guitartown/Conqueroo is a joint effort of Austin music enthusiast/promoter Lil Deb and Cary Baker, president of the L.A.-based music publicity company Conqueroo.

    This year, look for such monsters of rock ‘n’ roots music as Ruthie Foster, The dB’s (original lineup with Mitch Easter sitting in), James McMurtry, Shurman, Henry Wagons, Nakia (from NBC’s The Voice), the Hobart Brothers (Freedy Johnston, Susan Cowsill & Jon Dee Graham), Steve Poltz, The Silos, Dash Rip Rock, Fastball’s Miles Zuniga, Deadman, American Aquarium, and, parking his steampunk “time capsule” vehicle on West 6th Street, the legendary founder of electronica Thomas Dolby (who has an Americana song or two in his trick bag!)

    Although attended by a who’s who of SXSW denizen (a&r executives, press and the odd NPR producer), Guitartown/Conqueroo Kickoff Party is free and open to the public. Park your own steampunk vehicle on the street and come on down!

    STAGE OUTSIDE

    TIME:    ARTIST:
    11:30AM-11:55AM    Deadman
    12:30PM-12:55PM    James McMurtry
    1:30 PM-1:55PM    The dB’s (w/ Mitch Easter sitting in)
    2:30 PM-2:55PM    Jon Dee Graham
    3:30 PM-3:55PM    Ruthie Foster
    4:30 PM-4:55PM    The Silos
    5:30 PM-5:55PM    Nakia (from NBC's The Voice)
    6:30 PM-6:55PM    Thomas Dolby
    7:30-8:00PM American Aquarium 
    8:15- 8:45 PM     Dash Rip Rock
    9 PM-9:30PM     The Blackbirds

    STAGE INSIDE

    TIME:    ARTIST:
    11 AM-11:25AM Josh Buckley
    12 PM-12:25PM    Chip Robinson
    1 PM-1:25PM    Buggaboo
    2 PM-2:25PM    Henry Wagons (from Wagons)
    3 PM-3:25PM    Hobart Brothers & Lil' SIs Hobart (Freedy Johnston, Susan Cowsill, Jon Dee Graham)
    4 PM-4:25PM    Anne McCue
    5 PM-5:25PM    Miles Zuniga
    6 PM-6:25PM    Shurman
    7 PM-7:25PM    Steve Poltz


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


11:00am

UrbanRoots_DayChill Party
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 10:00pm @ 1512 Forest Trail (1512 Forest Trail, Austin, TX 78703)

    RoamsWithWolves presents:

    UrbanRoots_DayChill during the SXSW music fest. Come escape only a mile away from downtown for beer,mimosas, mixed drinks, food, and an insane lineup of local and non local bands:

    Eliot Lipp (Tacoma/BK)
    Buxton (Houston)
    Summer People (Binghamton, NY)
    The Eastern Sea 
    The Kingston Springs (Nashville)
    Dana Falconberry
    HotChaCha (Cleveland)
    FreshMillions
    Mission Dorado
    Paul Banks & The Carousels
    SOUP
    Lovely Sparrows
    Basin Alders (LA)
    Calliope Musicals

    PLUS a dedicated Exploded Drawing stage curated by Austin's most forward thinking electruician, Soundfounder.

    LOCATION: 1512 Forest Trail. Austin, TX 78703
    PARKING: Please park along Winsted Ln. & West Enfield Park, one block west from the event so as not to rile the neighborhood! See Map! Ride a bike!

    ***Benefitting UrbanRoots, a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and increase the access to healthy food in Austin. More at UrbanRootsATX.org ***

    *Suggested donations*
    $5 = raffle ticket + 2 drink tix + cup
    $3 & Your Own Cup = raffle ticket + 2 drink tix
    $3 = raffle ticket
    Prizes awarded will include:

    Precision Camera: A Digital Camera
    Botticelli's Gift Certificate
    Cipollina Gift Certificate
    Honeycomb Boutique: A Free Haircut!


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


11:00am

Heart of Texas Rockfest
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:00am - 2:00am @ 7th and Neches Lot (E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    The Heart of Texas Rockfest features the best in unsigned talent that Austin and the surrounding southwest region has to offer, as well as some of the best indie artists from across America and beyond. ALL FOR FREE! That’s right. No wristbands? No badges? No problem! We have essentially set the music free during the most important music conference in the world! 

    Launched in March 2000, the first Heart of Texas Rockfest started humbly with one venue and sixteen bands in downtown Austin. Now in its 13th year, the 2012 Texas Rock Fest boasts over 200 indie acts on 5 stages, including 2 downtown outdoor main stages in the heart of the Sixth Street Entertainment District at 7th and Neches.  

    This year our HTR Outdoor Main Stages at 7th and Neches will feature multiple Festival Headliners (VERY BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS  3/1) and  National Headliners Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real plus special guests, Casey Mcpherson and Friends, Agony Column -  and many more Texas legends. Join us March 14-17, 2012 for 4 days of music showcasing over 120 bands from 11am until 2am each day. Your VIP ALL ACCESS is valid for ALL 4 DAYS and gets you a gourmet meal of your choice from our vast selection of food vendors, backstage access so you can hang out with Rockfest Artists as well as complimentary adult beverages throughout the event :D! We only have 25 of these available, so you will be treated like a real VIP!

    We have also included an option for fans to leave a small donation, even if it is $5.00 to help us bring to YOU, the biggest Texas Rockfest in the history of the event, and most importantly to insure that we can keep it free during music week which is becoming increasingly more difficult because of the popularity of SXSW which has casued a dramatic rise in the cost of doing business downtown. Throw us a bone for keeping it real, and we will promise to return the favor with affordable drink prices and top of the line rock and roll. Most importantly, KEEP IT FREE. thanks for the support and see you at 7th and Neches!

    Visit www.TexasRockfest.com for all artist, venue and festival information.

     


    Type Party, Unofficial


11:15am

The Sheik and I
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:15am - 1:03pm @ Alamo Lamar B (1120 South Lamar Blvd)

    Commissioned by a Middle Eastern Biennial to make a film on the theme of "art as a subversive act," independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi ("I Am a Sex Addict") goes overboard. Told that he can do whatever he wants except make fun of the Sheik, who rules the country and finances the Biennial, Zahedi decides to do just that. He turns his camera on the Biennial itself and gleefully presses every culturally sensitive button he can find. But his court jester antics fail to amuse. Zahedi's film is banned for blasphemy and he is threatened with a fatwa.

    The Austin Chronicle recommends this event in "Art as Acts of Subversion and Immersion: 'The Sheik and I,' 'Trash Dance,' and 'Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters'." Read the full feature here.


    Type Film, Screening
    Info Y
    Tags AustinChronicle
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12862


11:30am

The Technicolors

11:30am

Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:30am - 12:32pm @ Violet Crown 2 (434 W 2nd St)

    At the tender age of 70 she started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room. 7 years later she had 59 albums to her name with more than 600 songs – an eccentric myriad of catchy compositions mixing in her pets, found toys, kitchen percussions and Casio keyboards. Sigrídur Níelsdóttir is her name, and before long the Icelandic/Danish musician became an adored cult figure in the Icelandic music scene. Shot mostly on Super-8 and 16mm "Grandma Lo-fi" is a cinematic tribute to her boundless creativity, created by three musicians and artists whom she has inspired.
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12801


11:30am

ITALY LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT

11:30am

Lost and Sound
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:30am - 12:46pm @ Alamo Lamar C (1120 South Lamar Blvd)

    Lost and Sound is a moving creative documentary, made by a partially deaf filmmaker. It weaves its way through a startling world of sound and silence, via the ears and brains of three extraordinary people as they try to rediscover music: a dancer deaf since birth, a young pianist who lost her hearing as a baby, and a music critic facing sudden partial deafness. Music is one of the greatest of all human experiences; millions of us fall under its spell every day, and it engages more parts of the brain than any other human activity. But what if you lost the ability to hear it? Could you find music again... could music find you?
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12929


11:30am

Howler

11:30am

The Last Fall

11:30am

South By Cirrus Logic

11:30am

Lefse Records + Banter Media Day Party

11:30am

CoSigns Party (Consequence of Sound)
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:30am - 6:00pm @ Beauty Bar (617 E. Seventh St. Austin, TX)

    Consequence of Sound will set up shop at the Beauty Bar for the first annual CoSigns unofficial day party. (If you don’t get it, click here.) Presented by Louisville, Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival, the six-hour long event will feature eight bands playing two stages, with the mighty Cloud Nothings and Titus Andronicus serving as headliners.

    That’s not all though. CoSigns will also serve as the kickoff party for our long-awaited mobile app. Attendees of the party will be receive free access to all the app’s premium features for 30 days, as well as a have a chance to win an exclusive giveaway.

    In addition, we’ll be exploring the 10th Anniversary of Forecastle at CoSigns along with exclusive promotions and ticket giveaways. This year’s festival, set for July 13-15th in Louisville, will feature My Morning Jacket as both headliner and curator.

    We have a number of other of surprises in store, but we’ll reveal those, along with the rest of the lineup in the coming weeks. In the meantime, RSVP via the link below.

     


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Free Stuff swag
    Info Y


11:30am

KEXP Live

12:00pm

South By North Loop (Green House)

12:00pm

Art Institute

12:00pm

Casey K

12:00pm

Conner Youngblood

12:00pm

Deerpeople
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm @ Molotov Lounge (719 W 6th St)

    Don't miss Deerpeople at The State of Music Day Party. 

    Free with RSVP.

    The State Of Music project was devised by www.choosemymusic.org in the UK to discover and feature one unsigned or independent label band from every state in the United States Of America.
    To celebrate this one off event The State Of Music Vol 1 is now available to download for just $2. All profits from the sale of the album are being donated to www.camdencalling.org to support their work with homeless musicians and artists.



    Artists
    EERPEOPLE- FOR LIFE A Part of Every Moment: | For over 5 years...


    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


12:00pm

Electric Eel Shock

12:00pm

Habibi

12:00pm

Neon Trees

12:00pm

The Tins
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm @ BD Riley's (204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    The Tins, playing live at B.D. Riley's at noon!

    I BLAME YOKO and HEAVE Media are puttin on a show this March at B.D. Riley's on 6th during SXSW 2012! The event is FREE to attend with RSVP and the first 250 people through the door will receive one free drink ticket good for a beer, wine or cocktail of their choice.

     

    FREE w/ RSVP - No Badge Required

    First 250 People = One Free Beer, Wine or Cocktail of your Choice

    21+


    Visit: www.IBlameYoko.com for more updates and to download a free mix-tape by all of the performing bands.


    Type Band, Unofficial


12:00pm

Tiger House

12:00pm

Tribes

12:00pm

Providencia

12:00pm

MyNameIsJohnMichael

12:00pm

Transistordale

12:00pm

Astro
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm @ Ballroom G Day Stage Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St.)
    ASTRO
    Renown Chilean band that stands out for its artistic quality and by creating a bold, energetic and highly interpretative live show.
    Astro, formed by: Octavio Cavieres, Nicolás Arancibia, Daniel Varas and Andrés Nusser; has achieved a fast and efficient position in the national independent circuit and a successful international career.
    Founded in 2008, the band first Ep, “Le Disc de Astrou”, was edited in México and Chile, exceeding all expectations by getting great public reception and excellent critics from specialized Chilean and foreign press.
    Along in its career, Astro has performed in some of Latin America most important stages as: the prestigious Mexican festival “Vive Latino”, the Argentinean “Hot Festival”, Lollapalooza Chile and the consolidated Colombian festival "Rock al Parque".
    Currently, Astro has just released their first LP. The homonymous production has 12 songs, and its first promotional single is: "Ciervos". Which for a limited time was released for free download from the website of the band, www.astrosonidoespacial.com, where you can also find its video. Since its release, "Ciervos" has received high praise from the public and fans of the band, as well as been highlighted in various national and international media and blogs. Besides Chile, the premiere of Astro´s new work has had repercussions in places as diverse as: Japan, Poland, Germany, England, United States, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina, being chosen by several medias has one of 2011 best singles, videos and albums
    The album was released on vinyl and digital, and is expected to mark the consolidation of their career. Meanwhile, the band is preparing a second video clip and refining the details for a tour to Argentina.
    Astro is an energetic band with a great proposal that is projected as one of the most interesting of the new Latin American scene. For 2012 they are invited to participate in the renown international festivals: SWSX (U.S.A.), Nrmal (Mexico) y Primavera Sound (Spain).

    Artists
    ASTRO | Renown Chilean band that stands out for its artistic...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Astro
    Tags All, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19964


12:00pm

Music Streaming & Online Radio Meet Up

12:00pm

Next Stage: Love Inks

12:00pm

Music Streaming & Online Radio Meet Up

12:00pm

Next Stage: Love Inks

12:00pm

12:00pm

SXSan Jose Parking Lot Party (Jo's Coffee + San Jose Hotel)

12:00pm

WTF Fest

12:00pm

Wildness
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 1:14pm @ Canon Screening Room (6th, Austin, TX 78703)

    Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, "Wildness" is a portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar that has been home to Latin/LGBT immigrant communities since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish the bar itself becomes a character, narrating what happens when a weekly party (organized by Director Wu Tsang, DJs NGUZUNGUZU, and Total Freedom) called Wildness explodes into creativity and conflict. What does “safe space” mean? Who needs it? And how does it differ among us? At the Silver Platter, the search for answers creates coalitions across generations.
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12924


12:00pm

Daniel Ahearn & The Jones

12:00pm

The Voice according to Austin

12:00pm

$10 Camera Workshop, Shooting with the Diana F+ (Lomography)
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm @ Lomography Gallery Store Austin (912 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701)

    Experience everything this medium-format beauty has to offer! From square frames to multiple exposures, the Diana is a classic, plastic wonder!

    SXSW Film: $10 Camera Workshop, Shooting with the Diana F+
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012; 12:00– 2:00 pm

    Come find out what all the fuss is about and learn to shoot with a timeless beauty – the Diana F+! She’ll enchant you with her medium-format body, endless multiple exposures and a sexy square frame fit for an analogue queen!

    Check out all of the SXSW events and workshops at the Lomography Gallery Store Austin!

    All workshops include instructional lecture, loaner camera, and one free roll of film. Bring your own Lomographic camera for 50% off admission! Save $1 off your admission fee for each friend you bring to attend the workshop with you!

    All attendees will receive a 10% off coupon to use at the Lomography Gallery Store. Already know you’re planning to come and want to ensure your spot? Call us ahead of time or come in to pre-register. Please arrive 10 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin in order for us to start on time!

    Lomography Gallery Store Austin
    912 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701
    T: (512) 499.8002 
    F: (512) 499.8118
    shopaustin@lomography.com

    Open Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm | Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm | Sunday: Closed


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


12:00pm

12:00pm

The Annexation of Austin: Secret Living Room Gigs
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 3:00pm @ TBA

    Attendance is limited to 50 people at each session and will be an intimate experience like no other at SXSW!

    Request attendance by emailing AustinSoFar@gmail.com


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


12:00pm

Pinball Heaven (Uberlife)
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm @ Pinballz Arcade (8940 Research Blvd, Ste 100, Austin, TX 78758)

    Open to everyone - so come on down and join us for a well deserved SXSW 2012 chill out!

    To guarantee your spot, make sure you also RSVP over on the official uberlife hangout page so you can keep up to date with fellow attendees ahead of the hangout and we'll post any updates there:

    http://uberlife.com/hangouts/sxsw-2012-pinball-heaven-at-pinballz-arcade

    Here's what the venue says about themselves:

    Pinballz offers a massive 13,000 square feet of Classic Arcade experience! Our family-friendly fun center offers over 200 games including Classic and New arcade entertainment, where adults and children can play together at an affordable price. Almost every game is for sale and can be in your home or business within a week. Hold your next party here or rent out the arcade for your corporate event! Mikki’s Replay Café provides a comfortable retreat of light fare and drinks for the entire family. Admission is FREE, game prices are reasonable, and all games work on tokens or quarters.

     


    Type Party, Unofficial


12:00pm

Presskit.to Demo Days (Invite Only)
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm @ TBA

    On 3/11 and 3/14- Presskit.to Demo Days, 12-4pm

    We’ll be grilling, listening to and playing tunes, filming IAtv sessions, and doing Presskit.to product demos out of our bandwagon on the 11th and 14th (location TBD, but we plan to be as close to 6th street as possible). 
    Come on by to build your very own FREE press kit (available exclusively to SXSW attendees) and say hi! There might even be a bear hanging around…

    About Presskit.to:
    Presskit.to enables creative individuals to organize, protect, and share their creative identities while on the go. By making your portfolio immediately accessible, Presskit.to will ensure that you never miss another opportunity to impress! For more information, please check out our press release.


    Request an Invite at http://presskit.to


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


12:00pm

All Day Event - Dell Oasis

12:00pm

Grown Kids Radio + Mint Collective Day Party
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 5:00pm @ Malverde (400 B W. Seventh St Austin, TX)

    Over the past several years, Grown Kids Radio & The Mint Collective have each developed into worldwide destinations for music fanatics and cultural influencers. Now we’re ready to transform our online presence into a live physical connection and conversation, with some fresh musical talent that will be present during the SXSW conference, at the open-air Malverde venue in the warehouse district of Austin, TX!

    Secret Sidewalk     12:00 - 12:20
    GKR DJ Set    12:20-12:30
    Miles Bonny / J Marie     12:30-1:00
    GKR DJ Set    1:00-1:10
    B Bravo & Starship Connection    1:10-1:40
    GKR DJ Set    1:40 - 1:50
    Maus Haus     1:50 - 2:15
    GKR DJ Set    2:15-2:25
    Hawthorne Headhunters     2:25-2:50
    Anthony Valadez DJ Set    2:50- 3:00
    Kush/Zuzuka/ZULU     3:00-3:30
    Anthony Valadez DJ Set    3:30-3:40
    The Park w/ Myron & E + Special Guests!     3:40-4:10
    Anthony Valadez DJ Set    4:10-4:20
    Electric Wire Hustle    4:20-5:00

    see you at South By!

    Podcast: http://www.grownkidsradio.com/episodes/gkr-x-mint-collective-live-during-sxsw-2012-02-28-12
    More info at www.grownkidsradio.com and www.themintcollective.com


    Type Party, Unofficial


12:00pm

Sax, Clogs & Rock-n-Roll

12:00pm

Chicken Ranch Records Day Party

12:00pm

All Day Event - Music Gear Expo

12:00pm

Music Gear Expo Lounge

12:00pm

Music Gear Expo Store

12:00pm

5th Annual SXSW Day Party (Terrorbird + Forcefield)
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Free gift bags for the first 100 guests!

    RED 7
    12:15 -12:45 Mr. Gnome
    1:05-1:35 Tycho
    1:55-2:25 Teengirl Fantasy
    2:45-3:15 Young Magic
    3:35-4:05 Korallreven
    4:25-4:55 AU
    5:15-5:45 Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    RED 7 PATIO
    12:30-1 White Arrows
    1:20-1:50 Forest Fire
    2:10-2:40 La Sera
    3-3:30 Widowspeak
    3:50-4:20 The Fresh & Onlys
    4:40-5:10 Youth Lagoon
    5:30-6 We Were Promised Jetpacks


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Free Stuff Alcohol, swag


12:00pm

AS BUILT + Valhalla Showcase

12:00pm

Austin or Bust Party (Austinist)

12:00pm

BBG at Hotel Vegan

12:00pm

bvChicago at Hotel Vegan

12:00pm

Can't Stop The Bleeding Showcase

12:00pm

DC Does Texas!

12:00pm

France Rocks: Angers Loire Valley

12:00pm

Get Off the Internet! Feminist + Queer Showcase

12:00pm

Hotel Vegan

12:00pm

IODA Opening Day Bash

12:00pm

Lucy’s South By South Austin Fried Chicken Revival (SoundSpike + Real Ale Brewing)
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm @ Lucy's Fried Chicken (2218 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704)

    Current Confirmed Lineup:

    Wednesday, March 14
    12p Dustin Welch
    1p Brennen Leigh
    2p Shovels & Rope
    3p Leo Rondeau
    4p Deadman
    5p Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys

    Thursday, March 15
    12p Sugar + the Hi-Lows
    1p Marshall Hood & His Cousin
    2p Peter Case
    3p Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
    4p  Liars & Saints
    5p Otis Gibbs

    Friday, March 16
    12p The Bellfuries
    1p John Fullbright
    2p Patrolled by Radar
    3p The Hobart Brothers featuring Lil' Sis Hobart (Freedy Johnston, Jon Dee Graham and Susan Cowsill)
    5:15p Beaver Nelson

    Saturday, March 17
    12p Mariah McManus
    1p Ramsay Midwood
    2p Randy Weeks
    3p Jail Guitar Doors USA presents Wayne Kramer & English Teeth
    4p  The Preservation
    5p  Shinyribs


    Sunday, March 18
    12p Alexis Marceaux & the Samurai
    1p TBA 
    2p Li'l Cap'n Travis
    3p  Mike and the Moonpies
    4p Leatherbag
    5p Kevin & Dustin Welch

    Hope you can make it out at some point.

    Lucy’s Fried Chicken boasts Southern-inspired favorites from owner and
    beloved Austin chef, James Holmes. Open Monday – Sunday, from 11AM – midnight,
    the restaurant is located at 2218 College Avenue (just off South Congress), Austin TX,
    78704. For further information call 512.297.2423 or visit lucysfriedchicken.com. Like
    them on Facebook at facebook.com/LucysFriedChicken or follow them on Twitter
    @LucysFriedChick.


    Type Party, Unofficial


12:00pm

Spotify Heads South

12:00pm

The Vintage Clothing Arcade
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm @ Valhalla (710 Red River St)


    THE VINTAGE CLOTHING ARCADE is back again this SXSW to cater to your fashionable needs! Located in the middle of all the madness VCA is where all the cool kids hang out while passing through to their next party!!!

    Last year VCA was the social center point for celebs who needed some comfy hip attire, social lounge, and also a place to play some arcade games!!!

    This year the VCA continues its reputation celebrating fashion, style, and design of yesteryear blended with the vibe of today’s hip generations. This one-night-two-day vintage clothing party will include vintage dealers local and from out of town which will be posting up mobile stores in side Valhalla. 

    There will be vintage clothing from dealers all over Texas, accessories, drinks, and entertainment!

    ------------------------------------------------------

    MUSIC

    Wednesday - March14th - 12pm - 6pm - FREE SHINER BEER
    12p TBD (one artist left to determine)
    1p Kyle James Hauser
    2p The Seedy Seeds
    3p J. Irvin Dally
    4p Cheyenne Marie Mize
    5p Ben Arthur


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Free Stuff Alcohol
    Info Y


12:00pm

Thrasher Death Match

12:00pm

Under the Radar Magazine Party

12:00pm

Way Out West
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm @ Bayou Lounge (500 East 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    This year Pop Up Shop is showcasing artists at SXSW on Wednesday March 14, 2011 at the Bayou Lounge (500 E Sixth St. Austin, TX). This unofficial venue has seen great new talent emerge and impact South by Southwest, as well as the music scene.

    In March, the Pop Up Shop label/Promotion company is adding to that list such talent as Blackbird Blackbird (San Francisco), Cassian (Australia), Anoraak (USA/Mexico) and Beau Young Prince from D.C. by way of North Carolina, as well as others.  

    This one-off showcase promises to highlight an eclectic mix of singer-songwriters, hip-hop, and dj’s. The Pop Up Shop Records Way Out West 2012 showcase begins at 12:00 PM Wednesday March 14th.

    Join the facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/367390043279712/

     


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


12:00pm

White Horse Day Party

12:00pm

BandPage HQ

12:00pm

Hype Machine's HYPE HOTEL presented by Feed The Beat: My Old Kentucky Blog & Songs by Toad

12:00pm

Waterloo Records Day Party

12:00pm

Gram Parsons Foundation Launch Event
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 8:00pm @ Hotel San Jose (1316 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704)

    Event is FREE but donations are gratefully accepted for the Gram Parsons Foundation

    (If you would like 100% of your donation to go to GPF, visit our website directly to donate via PayPal or check - Eventbrite tacks on a service fee)

    Performers: 

    Alberta Cross
    Amy Cook
    Blitzen Trapper
    Brendan Benson W/eric Burdon
    Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons
    Great Lake Swimmers
    Henry Wagons
    Jenny O
    Poor Moon (Christian & Casey from Fleet Foxes)
    Shurman

    The event will be streamed live through VenueOne (www.venueone.com) which is a fusion of entertainment and socializing functionality that enable viewers to connect, engage and watch gigs together online.


    Type Party, Unofficial


12:00pm

All Day Event - The Spot presented by AT&T

12:00pm

The SXSW Green Zone Presented by Whole Foods Market
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 11:00pm @ TBA
    For their second year in a row, SXSW will host the Green Zone, a sustainable oasis located right amongst the bustle of downtown Austin at 7th and Red River St. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market for 2012, the transformed parking lot has everything one would need to relax and recharge. Festivalgoers will find cold refillable drinking water, native plants and furniture made from upcycled pallets, plenty of shaded seating, free wi-fi, heathy food options for sale provided by Whole Foods Market, AND free cell phone charging courtesy of Sol Design Lab's Solar Pump. The spot will additionally serve as a downtown recycling transfer center with the help of Ecology Action, working to keep Austin clean and environmentally conscious. Free and open to the public, the Green Zone will last Wednesday, March, 14 through Sat. March 17, 12-11pm.
    Type Music
    Tags Reggae
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_OE01782


12:00pm

OPA's 3rd Annual Radiothon
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 11:30pm @ Opa Coffee and Wine Bar (2050 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704)

    OPA's 3rd Annual Radio Thon during SXSW with Big Kev and Rick Star

    Join us during SXSW 2012 for Great Americana Music, Food and Fun!!!
    Arriba Salsa and Chips
    No Badges or Wristbands required!!!
    Sound Provided by Sound Station Studios, Kerrville, Texas


    Here's our Schedule:

    Weds March 14th
    Noon/ Transistordale
    1pm/ Halleyanna
    2pm/ Reckless Kelly
    3pm/ Walt Wilkins
    4pm/ Jesse Dayton

    8pm/ Phoebe Hunt
    9pm/ Stefanie Fix
    10pm/ Dave Insley
    11pm/ John Evans Band


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


12:00pm

Indie Radio Rocks The World 2

12:00pm

Best Lil Big Fest in Texas
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00am @ The Tiniest Bar in Texas (817 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703)

    Wednesday, March 14th 
    Outside Stage    
    1:15pm - The Static Jacks
    2:00pm - Water Liars
    2:45pm - The Black Swans
    3:30pm - Ghosts Along the Brazos
    4:15pm - Brent Kirby
    5:00pm - Deadstring Brothers
    5:45pm - Chase Gassaway
    6:30pm - Ocha La Rocha
    7:15pm - The Warplanes
    8:00pm - Freak Owls    

    Inside Stage    
    8:45pm - 6BLOCC
    Orko Eloheim
    JNatural
    Daygo Produce 


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


12:00pm

KVRXplosion 2012
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00am @ SpiderHouse (2908 Fruth Ave (at Guadalupe and 29th))

    ★ GUESS WHAT, LOVES ★
    it's time. 
    your favorite radio station is coming back to your favorite music festival and you are all invited!

    Wednesday. March 14th. Spiderhouse. Two stages.
    All for freeeee!
    Music starts at 12:45 PM and goes on alll niiiight long until 2:00 AM. (set times to be posted soon)

    'Like' us on do512 >> http://do512.com/event/2012/03/14/kvrxplosion-2012

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

    :::: O U T S I D E ::::
    1:30 Dent May
    2:15 Dirty Ghosts
    3:00 Candy Claws
    3:45 Blue Sky Black Death with Nacho Picasso 
    4:30 Bass Drum of Death 
    5:15 White Fence
    6:00 Young Prisms
    6:45 Spectrals
    7:30 Ava Luna
    8:15 Sun Hotel

    :::: I N S I D E ::::
    1:45 Caddywhompus
    2:30 Old Monk
    3:15 El Ten Eleven
    4:00 Dustin Wong
    4:45 Vockah Redu
    5:30 R Stevie Moore
    6:15 Psychedelic Horseshit
    7:00 Time Wharp
    7:45 Eternal Summers
    8:30 AU
    9:15 Ninjasonik
    10:00 Unstoppable Death Machines
    11:15 Javelin
    12:00 Ernest Gonzales (MwG)
    12:45 Breton
    1:30 Dope Body

    More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/370854492932535/


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


12:00pm

Sea Now! (popantipop + The Sea Shepard Conaervation Society + The Spellbound Group)
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00am @ The Brew Exchange (706 W. 6th, Austin, TX 78701)

    Sea Now! is currently a SXSW event hosted by LA based independent record-label, popantipop and The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.  Together we combine our fight to save the world's oceans with music, in the hope of igniting passion for the cause in an interactive, spirited, new audience.

    WEDNESDAY MARCH 14
    12:00PM - CONNOR YOUNGBLOOD
    12:30PM - BLEEDING KNEES CLUB
    1:00PM - VOLTAIRE tWINS
    1:30PM - VACATIONER
    2:00PM - PAPA
    2:30PM - THE VELVET TEEN
    3:00PM - JONQUIL
    3:30PM - FREE ENERGY
    4:00PM - CHOIR OF YOUNG BELIEVERS
    4:30PM - NIGHT MOVES
    5:30PM - UME
    6:00PM - THE PARLOTONES
    6:30PM - MANSIONS ON THE MOON
    7:00PM - HARPER BLYNN
    7:30PM - THE STONE FOXES 
    8:00PM - MIRIDOR
    8:30PM - THE FRAIL
    9:00PM - BLEU
    9:30PM - 
    10:00PM - GHOST BEACH
    10:30PM - COLD FRONTS
    11:00PM - VANAPRASTA
    11:30PM - SANTAH
    12:00AM - LIGHT FM
    12:30AM -  
    1:00AM - SPECIAL GUEST


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


12:00pm

The Portland Party
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00am @ The Grackle (1700 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78702)

    Hipsters, tall bikes, clown schools, and endless PBR flowing in every home kegerator. Aptly named The Portland Party, the all-day concert will feature over 20 bands from Rain City, and even sweetens the deal with free beer, coffee, and liquor!

    Local Portland breweries will be sending down kegs to provide two “Power Hours” of free beer, proving once and for all that despite recent allegations from Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the people of the Pacific Northwest will likely choose to “put a beer on it” over a bird. The two Power Hours will take place at Noon and 6:00pm. In addition, The Portland Party will be giving away free Stumptown Coffee (morning Power Hour) and 360 Vodka (evening Power Hour). 

    An intersection of Portland’s art and culture, the party is presented by a wide variety of Portland organizations, including Tender Loving Empire, A to Z Media, Octopus Entertainment, Marmoset Music, and Eleven Magazine. The Portland Party is also sponsored by an array of music, media and tasty allies, including Tixie, GoPro, Travel Portland, Deschutes Brewing, Stumptown Coffee, Voodoo Doughnut, 360 Vodka, and more!

    So bust out your fixie, put on your finest non-prescription glasses and skinny jeans, and come out ready to dance, drink and party like it’s the 1990’s – Portland style.

    The GoPro Stage (Indoor, 21+)

    12-12:30 - Tiger House
    1-1:30 - Josh & Mer
    2-2:30 - The Shivas
    3-3:30 - No Kind of Rider
    4-4:30 - Quiet Life
    5-5:30 - Violet Isle
    5:45-6:15 - White Orange
    6:30-7:00 - Water & Bodies
    7:15-7:45 - Laura Gibson 
    8:00-8:30 - Lost Lander
    8:45-9:15 – Archeology
    9:30-10 - Ramona Falls
    10:15-10:45 - Talkdemonic
    11-11:30 - Typhoon
    11:45-12:15 - Radiation City
    12:30-1:00 - Purse Candy
    1:00-2:00 - DJ Cooky Parker

    The Tixie Stage (Outdoor, All Ages)
    12:30-1 - Rags & Ribbons
    1:30-2 – Norman
    2:30-3 - Tango Alpha Tango
    3:30-4 - Aan
    4:30-5 - Parson Redheads
    5:30-6 - Y La Bamba

    MAKE SURE YOU RSVP! 

     


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Free Stuff Alcohol
    Info Y


12:10pm

Pree

12:15pm

Mr. Gnome

12:30pm

Bleeding Knees Club

12:30pm

Rags & Ribbons

12:30pm

White Arrows

12:30pm

Riverboat Music Showcase (BAMM.tv)

12:30pm

Elle King

12:30pm

River City Extension

12:30pm

Ruthie Foster

12:30pm

Adventures in Songwriting with Paul Williams

    From the Austin Chronicle:

    "I did 48 Tonight Shows. I remember six."

    That's pretty exceptional, even by a drunk's standard. And Paul Williams was certainly that.

    Strange as it might seem now, Williams was also once borderline omnipresent in Hollywood. Not only did the diminutive entertainer appear in everything from Smokey and the Bandit to the Planet of the Apes franchise, but he was also the songwriter behind such monumental soft rock classics as "We've Only Just Begun" (the Carpenters) and "Evergreen" (Barbra Streisand). He wrote the lyrics to The Love Boat theme and appeared in multiple episodes as a passenger on the Pacific Princess. He has a star on Hollywood Boulevard and an Oscar nomination for penning The Muppet Movie anthem "The Rainbow Connection." He also loved drugs and alcohol.

    "In the Seventies, I was doing work I was really proud of, but somewhere I crossed the line from use to abuse to addiction," says Williams. "Twin addictions were running on parallel tracks with me: One was drugs and alcohol and the other was addiction to celebrity. I became better at showing off than showing up. The next thing you know, you've gone from being the center of attention to peeking out the venetian blinds at 3am looking for the tree police because you know they're out there and you haven't slept for two days and nights."

    Williams, sober for 22 years this March, is now the subject of the documentary Paul Williams: Still Alive. And while not the chart fixture of the past, the songwriter was paid an enormous compliment by his peers in 2009 when they elected him president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Despite the potential political aspects of that position, Williams is and always will be a songwriter first. He's got the scars to prove it.

    "The reason you respond to something is because of what we have in common – our fears, our triumphs, and this full range of human emotion," he opines. "All this shit we write about, we all go through. If you're spectacularly brilliant and different from the rest of the world it makes it a tougher communication than if you're Paulie and you go, 'Ouch, mommy. I need to be held today.' Someone else out there is going, 'I need to be held today, too.'"



    Speakers
    Paul Williams Still Alive | Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy...

    Dir | Paul Williams Still Alive | Stephen Kessler premiered his...


    Type Music, SXSW Interview
    Hashtag #sxsw #pwilliams
    Info Y
    Tags AustinChronicle, Reggae
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MP990443


12:30pm

Demo Listening Session 1

12:30pm

Digitalmusic.org's Music Startup Academy (1 of 3): Label and Publishing Basics for Entrepreneurs

12:30pm

How to Connect with the Right Festivals & Venues

12:30pm

Music in Devices - What is Working?

12:30pm

Opportunities That Others Miss on the Web

12:30pm

Public Media & Digital Music Innovation

12:30pm

SXSW Featured Speaker: Martin Atkins

12:30pm

SXSW Music Accelerator: Round One A Pitches

12:30pm

The Musician's Survival Guide

12:30pm

Pandora Discovery Den

12:35pm

L'anarchiste
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:35pm - 1:05pm @ Molotov Lounge (719 W 6th St)

    Don't miss L'anarchiste at The State of Music Day Party. 

    Free with RSVP.

    The State Of Music project was devised by www.choosemymusic.org in the UK to discover and feature one unsigned or independent label band from every state in the United States Of America.
    To celebrate this one off event The State Of Music Vol 1 is now available to download for just $2. All profits from the sale of the album are being donated to www.camdencalling.org to support their work with homeless musicians and artists.



    Artists

    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


12:35pm

Vio/Mire
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:35pm - 1:05pm @ Molotov Lounge (719 W 6th St)

    Don't miss Vio/Mire at The State of Music Day Party. 

    Free with RSVP.

    The State Of Music project was devised by www.choosemymusic.org in the UK to discover and feature one unsigned or independent label band from every state in the United States Of America.
    To celebrate this one off event The State Of Music Vol 1 is now available to download for just $2. All profits from the sale of the album are being donated to www.camdencalling.org to support their work with homeless musicians and artists.



    Artists

    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


12:40pm

Haunted Tiger

12:40pm

Bloody Beach

12:45pm

Mandible

12:45pm

Papter Thick Walls
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:45pm - 1:15pm @ BD Riley's (204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Paper Thick Walls, playing live at B.D. Riley's at noon!

    I BLAME YOKO and HEAVE Media are puttin on a show this March at B.D. Riley's on 6th during SXSW 2012! The event is FREE to attend with RSVP and the first 250 people through the door will receive one free drink ticket good for a beer, wine or cocktail of their choice.

     

    FREE w/ RSVP - No Badge Required

    First 250 People = One Free Beer, Wine or Cocktail of your Choice

    21+


    Visit: www.IBlameYoko.com for more updates and to download a free mix-tape by all of the performing bands.



    Artists

    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


12:45pm

Germaine

1:00pm

Alexander & The Grapes

1:00pm

Foxy Shazam

1:00pm

G. Green

1:00pm

Josh & Mer

1:00pm

The Zoltars

1:00pm

Voltaire Twins

1:00pm

Brown Brogues

1:00pm

Francisca Valenzuela

1:00pm

Apparat

1:00pm

Dead Words

1:00pm

Django Django

1:00pm

Halleyanna

1:00pm

Kyle James Hauser

1:00pm

L.A.

1:00pm

Le Blorr

1:00pm

Tiger Waves

1:00pm

1:00pm

Hume

1:00pm

Next Stage: Dustin Wong

1:00pm

Next Stage: Dustin Wong

1:00pm

I Want My Name Back
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm @ Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theater (1165 Angelina St)
    Whatever happened to the Sugarhill Gang? I WANT MY NAME BACK highlights the rise and fall of former original members of the Sugarhill Gang, Master Gee and Wonder Mike . As original writers and rappers, Master Gee and Wonder Mike were the creative leaders of the Sugarhill Gang who recorded the biggest selling Hip Hop single of all time called RAPPER’S DELIGHT. The album with that distinctive cover went platinum. The Sugarhill Gang are widely credited with introducing the world to Hip Hop music in 1979. We go back in time with Master Gee and Wonder Mike as they recreate the beginning of commercial Hip Hop. We follow their story as they tour the world for five years and follow up with songs like APACHE, 8TH WONDER and LIVING IN THE FAST LANE amongst others. And then one day in 1984 it’s gone. The money. The fame. But more interesting in this case their names. They lost their identity and their legacy as ruthless forces in the record industry tried to exploit and then destroy them. Thirty years after their historic recording, Master Gee and Wonder Mike come back to reclaim their names and their rightful legacy.
    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #IWantMyNameBack
    Tags All, Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16752


1:00pm

New Music From Wales

1:00pm

RCRD_LBL in Austin (PureVolume House)

1:00pm

Critical Sun: A Benefit for Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:00pm - 6:00pm @ The Jackalope (404 E. 6th St)

    Critical Sun Recordings is heading to SXSW 2012! Our artists have teamed up to put together an unofficial SXSW showcase at The Jackalope on Sixth Street during the festival. In addition to showcasing Critical Sun artists, the event will also serve as a fundraiser to benefit the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. No festival badge is required for entry to the showcase and admission is free, but donations to WCRAS are welcome. 

    Featured bands:

    Furniture Girls

    Sightseer

    In Cahoots

    The Januariez

    Darrius Willrich

    Rob Marcus

    Seeing Blind

    We’re very excited for the opportunity to introduce our talented roster of Seattle musicians and songwriters to a national audience. We’ll be there because we believe that being a part of one of the largest music events in the country should be about something more than self-promotion. We’ll be there because we believe in putting our talents to work for a great cause. And we’ll be there because Critical Sun artists are working together to make it happen.

    More info at http://sxsw2012.criticalsun.com or http://www.facebook.com/criticalsun

     


    Type Party, Unofficial


1:00pm

Lost in Austin Party (Flavorpill + Heart Is A Spade + WillCall)

1:00pm

New Granada's Unplugged & Unofficial Day Party 1

1:00pm

The Warner Sound

1:00pm

UO Live In Austin (Urban Outfitters)

1:00pm

Dog Fish Head IPA + Blurt Magazine Day Party
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:00pm - 7:00pm @ Ginger Man Pub (301 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Blurt Magazine will of course once again be front and center and attending the SXSW Music Festival in Austin Texas, from March 14-17, 2012.  Our editors and writers will be running around town during the week to keep you informed of all things happening in Austin during the week.
     
    We are extremely excited to announce our annual Day Party along with our partner, Dogfish Head IPA.  This year's lineup is completely insane, we are extremely excited to have all of these bands participating and expect this to be the best year ever. We cannot stress enough the important of getting to the venue early, as last year we had a line out the door for over an hour all day long.  It will be difficult to get in so if you push it and come too soon to your favorite bands performance we cannot guarantee entry. 
     
    Here is the schedule for our Day Party:
     
    DOG FISH HEAD IPA / BLURT MAGAZINE Present:
    Our Annual Austin, TX Day Party
    This event is FREE! 
     
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14th

    1pm: LA
    2pm: Kevin Devine
    3pm: The Ettes
    4pm: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
    5pm: David Garza
    6pm: Cotton Mather   
     


    Type Party, Unofficial


1:00pm

Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel

1:00pm

This Is American Music + Goo Goo Cluster Day Party

1:00pm

The Fader Fort

1:00pm

The Warby Parker Citizen’s Circus
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:00pm - 11:00pm @ French Legation Museum (802 San Marcos Street)

    We couldn't fit this spectacle in just one party! For THREE dazzling days and nights at the intersection of SXSW Interactive, Music, and Film, Warby Parker Eyewear will host a live music festival curated by Grammy-award winning music supervisor Randall Poster.

    Join us each day from March 12-14 beginning at 1:00 pm for over fifteen live bands, lawn games, food trucks, vintage clothing purveyors, and cocktails. Each night at 8:00 pm, marvel in a performance by The Citizens Band—a modern take on Victorian vaudeville with trapeze artists, song-belters, burlesque performances and all manner of theatrical mischief.

    Keep an eye on http://www.warbyparker.com/sxsw and Twitter hashtag #wpcircus for more updates!

    Lineup:

    Big Deal
    Bleeding Knee Club
    Dee Dee (Dum Dum Girls)
    Exitmusic
    Father John Misty
    Gardens & Villa
    Gashcat
    Haim
    Hospitality
    La Sera
    Nikki Lane
    Quilt
    Shearwater
    Superhumanoids
    The Fresh & Onlys
    The Love Language
    Xray Eyeballs
    Yellow Ostrich
    and more special guest appearances!

     


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


1:05pm

Tycho

1:10pm

Elsa Rae
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:10pm - 1:40pm @ Molotov Lounge (719 W 6th St)

    Don't miss Elsa Rae at The State of Music Day Party. 

    Free with RSVP.

    The State Of Music project was devised by www.choosemymusic.org in the UK to discover and feature one unsigned or independent label band from every state in the United States Of America.
    To celebrate this one off event The State Of Music Vol 1 is now available to download for just $2. All profits from the sale of the album are being donated to www.camdencalling.org to support their work with homeless musicians and artists.



    Artists

    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


1:20pm

Dudes Die

1:20pm

Forest Fire

1:30pm

Bam Bam

1:30pm

Mystery Twins

1:30pm

Norman

1:30pm

The Wandas
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm @ BD Riley's (204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    The Wandas, playing live at B.D. Riley's at noon!

    I BLAME YOKO and HEAVE Media are puttin on a show this March at B.D. Riley's on 6th during SXSW 2012! The event is FREE to attend with RSVP and the first 250 people through the door will receive one free drink ticket good for a beer, wine or cocktail of their choice.

     

    FREE w/ RSVP - No Badge Required

    First 250 People = One Free Beer, Wine or Cocktail of your Choice

    21+


    Visit: www.IBlameYoko.com for more updates and to download a free mix-tape by all of the performing bands.



    Artists

    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


1:30pm

1:30pm

Vacationer

1:30pm

Dan Mangan

1:30pm

Husky

1:30pm

Pujol

1:30pm

Sugar & The Hi Lows

1:30pm

The Barr Brothers

1:30pm

Meet the Entertainment Lawyers

1:30pm

Meet the Entertainment Lawyers

1:30pm

Black Pond
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:30pm - 2:52pm @ Alamo Lamar A (1120 South Lamar Blvd)

    Nominated for Outstanding Debut at this year's BAFTAs, "Black Pond" tells the story of an ordinary family who are accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Two-time BAFTA winner Chris Langham stars as bumbling father Tom Thompson and inimitable British comedian Simon Amstell makes his film debut as a sinister psychotherapist. Combining the quietly surreal with the beautifully mundane, Black Pond tells the hilarious and heart breaking story of how The Thompsons became known as the 'Family of Killers'.
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12686


1:30pm

Vivan las Antipodas
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:30pm - 3:14pm @ Violet Crown 2 (434 W 2nd St)
    What would be the shortest route between Entre Ríos in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the center of the earth, since the two places are antipodes: they are located diametrically opposite to each other on the earth’s surface. During his visits to four such antipodal pairs, the award-winning documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky captured images that turn our view of the world upside down. These antipodes seem mythically connected, somehow united by their oppositeness. Kossakovsky’s movie is a feast for the senses, a fascinating kaleidoscope of our planet. ¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! – Long Live The Antipodes! Presented with the support of AMBULANTE
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12899


1:30pm

The Eventbrite Arcade Party
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:30pm - 6:00pm @ Empire Automotive ( 604—606 E 7th St, Austin TX)

    Come Play With Eventbrite!

    Live Music Line-up
    2:00pm - 2:30pm: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
    2:50pm - 3:20pm: Rubblebucket
    3:40pm - 4:10pm: Gardens & Villa
    4:30pm - 5:00pm: Young Magic
    5:30pm - 6:00pm: Chairlift

    Dj In Between Sets
    Arcade & Prize Redemption Zone
    Skeeball - Foozeball - Pool - Shuffleboard - Pinball & More!

    T-shirt Screenprinting
    Fresh Off The Back Of The El Camino Press

    Arcade style photo booth to snap up the shenanigans!
     
    Eventbrite Snack Bar & Drinks
    Tasty Food Served Hot Off The Airstream Trailer
    Frothy Beverages Served From Side Bar & Honest Tea
     
    Must Be 21 Or Over To Enter

     


    Type Party, Unofficial


1:40pm

Cruddy

1:40pm

WIM

1:45pm

Forever Baby

1:45pm

Beau Young Prince

1:45pm

Leave Me Like You Found Me

1:45pm

Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:45pm - 3:29pm @ Alamo Ritz 1 (320 East 6th St)

    From Led Zeppelin to The Rolling Stones, Elvis to Madonna, Bob Dylan to Bob Marley, John Lennon to Johnny Rotten, Bob Gruen has captured half a century of music through the eye of a lens. In this landmark documentary, Grammy award-winning filmmaker Don Letts reveals the stories behind some of the most famous rock 'n' roll photographs of all time. "Rock 'N' Roll Exposed" features interviews with Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper, Billie Joe Armstrong and many more.
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12817


1:50pm

Deleted Scenes

1:55pm

Teengirl Fantasy

2:00pm

Hoeks Metal Fest
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:00pm - 1:00am @ Hoek's Death Metal Pizza (511 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701)

    Critical Assembly (Austin, midnight), Prey For Sleep (Austin, 11pm), Of The Sun (Austin, 10pm), A Day of Bloodshed (San Antonio, 9pm), DSGNS (Austin, 8pm), Let The Night Roar (Atlanta, 7pm), Ominous Black (Philadelphia, 6pm), Dutchguts (New Jersey, 5pm), Deliver Us From Evil (Evansville, IN, 4pm), Black Thorn Halo (Austin, 3pm), Immerse (Austin, 2pm)

    No bracelets. No badges. No bullshit.

    Texas Metal Collective is hosting an entire week of incredible metal and hardcore music at the world famous Hoek's Death Metal Pizza on the famed 6th Street in Austin, TX. Bands from all over the state,
    country, and even the world will be gracing the stage for you. Bring your cameras and bring some money for merch! You'll have plenty to spare because THIS showcase is...

    Free for the drinkin' class! (Minors to be determined)


    Type Party, Unofficial


2:00pm

Chet Faker

2:00pm

Bass Drum of Death

2:00pm

PAPA

2:00pm

2:00pm

The Escatones

2:00pm

The Shivas

2:00pm

Tiago Iorc

2:00pm

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm @ Empire Automotive ( 604—606 E 7th St, Austin TX)

    Come Play With Eventbrite!

    Dj In Between Sets
    Arcade & Prize Redemption Zone
    Skeeball - Foozeball - Pool - Shuffleboard - Pinball & More!

    T-shirt Screenprinting
    Fresh Off The Back Of The El Camino Press

    Arcade style photo booth to snap up the shenanigans!
     
    Eventbrite Snack Bar & Drinks
    Tasty Food Served Hot Off The Airstream Trailer
    Frothy Beverages Served From Side Bar & Honest Tea
     
    Must Be 21 Or Over To Enter

     



    Artists
    As Unknown Mortal Orchestra, New Zealand by-way-of Portland songwriter...


    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


2:00pm

Next Stage: Behind the Scenes with Indiewire's Music Documentary Panel featuring Amir Bar-Lev of Re:Generation Music Project, Jay Bulger of Beware of Mr. Baker and Mark Ford of Uprising: Hip Hop & the LA Riots

2:00pm

Next Stage: Behind the Scenes with Indiewire's Music Documentary Panel featuring Amir Bar-Lev of Re:Generation Music Project, Jay Bulger of Beware of Mr. Baker and Mark Ford of Uprising: Hip Hop & the LA Riots

2:00pm

Next Stage: Behind the Scenes with Indiewire's Music Documentary Panel featuring Amir Bar-Lev of Re:Generation Music Project, Jay Bulger of Beware of Mr. Baker and Mark Ford of Uprising: Hip Hop & the LA Riots

2:00pm

The Good Danny's + Navigational Society Party

2:00pm

Daisy O'Connor  

2:00pm

Jonathan Meiburg

2:00pm

Monsieur Perine

2:00pm

Far Out Fangtooth

2:00pm

Kevin Devine

2:00pm

Kindness

2:00pm

Nervous Curtains

2:00pm

Reckless Kelly

2:00pm

The Seedy Seeds

2:00pm

These Hearts

2:00pm

Typhoon

2:00pm

2:00pm

Immerse
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm @ Hoek's Death Metal Pizza (511 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701)

    Immerse (Austin, 2pm)

    NO BRACELETS. NO BADGES. NO BULLSHIT.

    Texas Metal Collective is hosting an entire week of incredible metal
    and hardcore music at the world famous Hoek's Death Metal Pizza on the
    famed 6th Street in Austin, TX. Bands from all over the state,
    country, and even the world will be gracing the stage for you. Bring
    your cameras and bring some money for merch! You'll have plenty to
    spare because THIS showcase is...

    FREE FOR THE DRINKIN' CLASS! (Minors to be determined)

     



    Artists

    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


2:00pm

Confessions of a Dynamic Pricing Vendor

2:00pm

Digitalmusic.org's Music Startup Academy (2 of 3): Music Industry Content Acquisition and Business Development

2:00pm

Downloaded: The SXSW Interview

    From the Austin Chronicle:

    From his uncle's office in Massachusetts, 18-year-old college dropout Shawn Fanning created Napster in 1998. A martyr and hacker, the unassuming programmer spurred a vicious sea change in the digital era.

    "There were all sorts of fundamental reasons why Napster was the right answer," maintains Fanning from his apartment in San Francisco. "It was important that music was freed up in terms of the limitations around the access to the content, the control of distribution, the kind of stranglehold and manipulation of promotional news – the ability to share and try stuff before purchasing it.

    Napster was court-ordered into oblivion in 2001, but it blew the top off the genie bottle. The service inspired not only obvious successors like iTunes and Spotify, but also provided the fundamental platforms for YouTube, WikiLeaks and, to a lesser extent, the passive sharing that occurs on Facebook.

    "In the end, it provided an opportunity for people to share this breadth of work that went well beyond top-sellers," says Fanning. "It created this real diverse, interesting, colorful jukebox in the sky – this collective music collection – and that diversity hasn't quite yet been achieved since."

    Fanning doesn't wax nostalgic about Napster. Those three years lasted a lifetime, he says at one point. But lately, he's been re-examining that period for Downloaded, a feature-length look at digital music being produced for VH1 Rock Docs by South by Southwest panel host Alex Winter (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure).

    Fanning's also reunited with Napster co-founder Sean Parker, now on Spotify's board of directors, for a new project called Airtime. While details are scarce, Fanning says he was inspired by the success of Chatroulette, a voyeuristic site that randomly placed users in various video chat rooms.

    "We're really just making it up as we go," Fanning deadpans. "We don't really have much of a plan. We just figured we'd raise as much money as possible and just figure it out later."



    Speakers
    Dir/Producer | Trouper Productions | Director/Producer of 'Downloaded...

    Founder | Airtime

    Napster | Shawn Fanning is a computer programmer, entrepreneur...


    Type Music, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #downloaded
    Info Y
    Tags AustinChronicle, Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MP990376


2:00pm

Mentor Session 2

2:00pm

Set Your Content Free (It's Harder Than You Think)

2:00pm

Social Media Band Camp

2:00pm

SXSW Music Accelerator: Round One B Pitches

2:00pm

The Basics of Music Publishing Income Streams

2:00pm

What Happened to the Big Idea in Music Technology?

    From Raoul Hernandez, The Austin Chronicle:

    In 1997, Rick Moody's second novel, The Ice Storm, a biting tragedy of Seventies malaise, was translated onscreen with an all-star cast by future Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee. Now a Criterion Collection DVD shown in December at the Blanton Museum with Moody present, the film didn't capture the era's soundtrack the way the book did, even if its author made mixtapes for his cinematic stand-in, Tobey Maguire.

    A lifelong musician and friend of Gang of Four bassist Dave Allen, who moderates this panel, Moody's way with words – "Actual music would subvert the immanence of music in novel writing, the incredible power of music described in words, the music suggested by words, the very music of prose," he wrote in an afterward to The Ice Storm – demanded an email interview. Why talk by phone when you can get a master of prose to write you? For the complete exchange, see the Earache! Music blog.

    Austin Chronicle: So what did 'Happen to the Big Idea in Technology'? Is there one? Do we need one? Didn't tech already liberate the industry?

    Ricky Moody: Yes, I think there is a de-centralization that has taken place in music as a result of digital technology. Now it's really possible to make a record at home without all the incredibly expensive equipment and studio time. And it's possible to distribute music yourself without a record label. (I have done it, in fact, though I cannot say I think I have done it very well.) That's good, that's democratic.

    On the other hand, I think iTunes has driven promotion into the ground, and file-sharing has destroyed the sense of music as a product. Which means that only one part of the business – live music – seems to have any vitality to it anymore. This is good for touring musicians, I guess. They can make money on tickets and t-shirts. But the retrenchment in the industry has meanwhile made the major labels risk averse, both in the recording and the promotion. People make records that risk nothing, and which are cookie cutter releases stylistically, and they promote them (if they do at all) in the same ways all the time.

    I can't think of a more depressing time in terms of what popular music is. And I was alive in the early Seventies, before punk. All of this, all of what remains of the revolution that was once rock & roll, is driven by capitalism and by the herd mentality of the record labels and technology companies. I hope the kids will take the ashes of popular song and remake it their own revolutionary way.



    Speakers
    Pres | Katalyst | Anthony Batt is the President of Katalyst...

    Dir, Interactive Strategy | NORTH | Dave Allen is the Director...

    Creative Dir | Uncorked Studios | David is Creative Director...

    Cash Music | Jesse von Doom is the co-Executive Director of CASH...

    Writer | Rick Moody writes about music at The Rumpus (www.therumpus.net...

    Asst Instructor | The University of Texas | I marshal the middle...


    Type Music, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #bigidea
    Info Y
    Tags AustinChronicle, Pop
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MP990263


2:00pm

PAVILION

2:00pm

Welcome To The Machine
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:00pm - 3:26pm @ Violet Crown 1 (434 W 2nd St)

    Upon becoming the father to triplets, filmmaker Avi Zev Weider explores the nature of technology. Woven together with expert interviews and portraits of people who have intimate relationships with technology, "Welcome To The Machine" takes the conversation away from the business of technology or the latest gadgets and leads the audience to ultimately consider questions of life and death, revealing that all discussions about technology are really about what it means to be human.
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12917


2:00pm

Intruders

2:00pm

Blue Like Jazz

2:00pm

Shut Up and Play the Hits

2:00pm

All Day Event - Flatstock 33 sponsored by HGTV

2:00pm

PureVolume House

2:00pm

Flipnotics Showcase

2:05pm

White Arrows

2:10pm

Teeth & Tongue

2:10pm

La Sera

2:15pm

Geographer

2:15pm

Radiation City
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm @ BD Riley's (204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Radiation City, playing live at B.D. Riley's at noon!

    I BLAME YOKO and HEAVE Media are puttin on a show this March at B.D. Riley's on 6th during SXSW 2012! The event is FREE to attend with RSVP and the first 250 people through the door will receive one free drink ticket good for a beer, wine or cocktail of their choice.

     

    FREE w/ RSVP - No Badge Required

    First 250 People = One Free Beer, Wine or Cocktail of your Choice

    21+


    Visit: www.IBlameYoko.com for more updates and to download a free mix-tape by all of the performing bands.



    Artists
    There is a stillness between kissing lips that belies the beating...


    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


2:15pm

Starlings TN

2:15pm

Polica

2:20pm

Bonfire Nights

2:20pm

Emily Jane White

2:20pm

Justin Lewis
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm @ Molotov Lounge (719 W 6th St)

    Don't miss Justin Lewis at The State of Music Day Party. 

    Free with RSVP.

    The State Of Music project was devised by www.choosemymusic.org in the UK to discover and feature one unsigned or independent label band from every state in the United States Of America.
    To celebrate this one off event The State Of Music Vol 1 is now available to download for just $2. All profits from the sale of the album are being donated to www.camdencalling.org to support their work with homeless musicians and artists.


    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


2:20pm

Obnox

2:30pm

The John Steel Singers
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:30pm - 2:39pm @ Ballroom G Day Stage Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St.)

    The John Steel Singers are one of the most well-known alternative acts in Australia. With five members traversing across instruments like explorers, the Brisbane natives bring another dimension to the experimental pop aesthetic with an accomplished brass section on trombone and trumpet amongst the staple guitars, bass and drums. They were voted by national youth station, triple j, as unsigned band of the year with the Unearthed J Award in 2008. Their debut album ‘Tangalooma’ was produced by Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens and mixed by Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Fiery Furnaces). The album garnered huge support with triple j, receiving feature album, and single ‘Overpass’ coming in at #52 in the Hottest 100 of 2010. The band has trekked the country with their own sell-out headline shows and supported some incredible bands on tour such as The Polyphonic Spree, The Morning Benders and The Dodos; as well as playing festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out and Laneway Festival. They were recently in the states for CMJ in NY and have returned again for SXSW. They’ll be touring the west coast with He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister and Bad Weather California; playing the Tree Fort Music Festival in Boise, Idaho; and they’ll jumping into the studio with LA producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Little Joy, Au Revoir Simone) while in the country.

    Artists
    The John Steel Singers are returning, bringing with them their...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #TheJohnSteelSingers
    Tags All, Pop
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19700


2:30pm

American Royalty

2:30pm

Tango Alpha Tango

2:30pm

The Velvet Teen

2:30pm

White Mystery

2:30pm

Next Stage: Behind the Scenes with Indiewire featuring Female Directors Martha Stephens of Pilgrim Song, Amy Siemetz of Sun Don’t Shine and Meagan Griffiths of Eden

2:30pm

Next Stage: Behind the Scenes with Indiewire featuring Female Directors Martha Stephens of Pilgrim Song, Amy Siemetz of Sun Don’t Shine and Meagan Griffiths of Eden

2:30pm

Bright Moments

2:30pm

DZ Deathrays

2:30pm

The Chain Gang of 1974

2:30pm

Dos Pedros (Peter Blackstock + Peter Jesperson) Showcase

2:30pm

Heavy Hitters Party (The StickUP)

2:40pm

2:40pm

Darwin's Finches

2:40pm

Soccer Team

2:45pm

Young Magic

2:45pm

Graham Weber  

2:50pm

Voltaire Twins

2:50pm

Django Django

2:50pm

fun.
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:50pm - 3:20pm @ La Zona Rosa (612 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Close your eyes. Okay, no wait — open them because you need to keep reading — but close them in spirit. Now pretend fun. is not a band, but an amusement park. Just replace the guitar with a log flume and the percussion with a carousel. Now imagine the crowds lining up for a ride on fun.’s sophomore record, Some Nights. The line snakes around the whole park. Maybe there are some bearded ladies on it. Maybe lots of bearded ladies. Anyway. As you get closer, you see the entrance to Some Nights is actually Nate Ruess’ head. His mouth is open wider than should be physically possible and his uvula dangles in the dark. The musical tracks harden into wooden rollercoaster tracks. You get on the car, and with a jerk, it starts to move. There’s that familiar feeling that tells you something pretty transformative is about to happen. Lights flash as you go plummeting into the darkness. The rollercoaster version of Some Nights follows the same path as the album version: colorful on the outside, deeper than you had imagined in the center, and so good it’ll make your head spin.
    Want to go again?
    “I had met Jack briefly once and thought he was kind of a douche,” says Nate Ruess of his first encounter with Jack Antonoff. They were 18 years old and going, separately, to punk rock shows in southern New Jersey. Nate had worked at one of the clubs since he was 16 (“It’s how I developed a sense of what really works, and what is boring.”), and Jack was in love with the whole scene--well, almost the whole scene.
    “In the late 90s there was just a brilliant punk world happening in legion halls and fire houses. I was immediately taken with Nate’s voice but everything else – no.” Years later, Nate, who was the lead singer of The Format at the time and Jack, Steel Train’s front man, wound up on tour together. Impressions hadn’t changed much. “It was just like an, ‘Oh God, this guy,’ vibe from both of us right off the bat. But 24 hours into that tour, Nate and I became inseparable.”
    When The Format broke up, Nate’s first call was to Jack.
    Though not a “meet-cute” tale, it’s indicative of who fun. is as a band. You hear them and think, “Are they really going to pull off this sound, this arrangement, and create a moving, catchy, memorable rock song?” It’s become their signature. So long as that signature has one last element: Nate’s second call was to Andrew Dost, the force behind all the literal bells and whistles of fun. “Andrew,” says Jack, “is one of those people who see the world like a giant art project. I can’t begin to tell you how vital he is in our band.”
    “My first impressions of them were both overwhelmingly positive,” says Andrew Dost, “I’ve heard they were….unsure of each other when they first met?”
    fun. has not stopped living up to its name since their 2009 debut, Aim & Ignite. A year after the debut they were opening for Paramore on their headlining tour and performing at Coachella along with The Strokes and Jay-Z. Now they’ve teamed up with Janelle Monáe, a melodic collaboration on display in one of three videos for “We Are Young.” In addition, the TV series “Glee” just plucked “We Are Young” off Some Nights to cover on the show, an experience that meant the world to a band that prides itself on appealing to any demographic that might feel disenfranchised or just plain odd. “None have us have ever felt like anything but outcasts our entire lives,” says Jack, “and I know that’s something that has resonated with fun. fans. They are the same people as us — kids who never fully latched onto a specific music scene because it couldn't define them.”
    With a trail of accolades behind them, fun. knew they had to step up their game in an unexpected way when it came to producing their second record. “I got really got into hip-hop,” says Nate, “I mean really into it. Songs started coming to me in the middle of the night, and I would hear them with breakbeats and samples, and it all made sense… I told everyone I wanted the next record to sound like a hip-hop album, and I don’t think they were unsupportive, but they were definitely confused.” Then, a few hours before a show in Phoenix, the band snuck into a music room at Arizona State University. Nate doesn’t play any instruments, but by now Jack and Andrew have learned to “crack the code.” This time the code was for the track that would become “Some Nights.” Andrew pounded out the chords out on a piano, while Nate sang, and Jack stomped his feet and clapped as hard as he could to establish the pulse of the song. “That moment really brought us together as the band that was going to be making this album….I just had to explain how the MPC (Music Production Center) would be our new best friend.”
    Jack is a whip-smart horn-rimmed glasses-wearing guitarist whose influences are Tom Waits, Jack White, and Neil Young.
    Andrew counts the flugelhorn and glockenspiel among his conquered instruments. (Influences: Weezer, ELO, and Claude Debussy.)
    And here they were, jumping out of their skin, listening to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Drake in a concrete building in the middle of the desert.
    “What can I say? Eventually they fell victim to Drizzy,” laughs Nate.
    When pressed by their label and management for a list of potential producers, Nate consulted the albums he loved most. The name that appeared time and time again was "Jeff Bhasker.”
    The legendary Grammy-winning producer for Alicia Keys and Kanye West had his hands full at the time, working with Beyoncé, and the band worried that they might not have a chance to meet him. Finally, one night late at The Bowery Hotel, Nate got his chance. Their relationship was one that fit nicely into the grand tradition of fun. “Jeff wasn’t very, shall we say, warm. He had been working on Beyoncé all day, and he really gave the vibe that he didn’t want to be meeting with me...but thank God for alcohol. We ended up hitting it off, and since I was drunk and lacking self-awareness, I decided to sing him something I had been working on. I remember singing the chorus for "We Are Young" kind of loud and out of key. That’s when I learned that Jeff does this thing when he’s excited where his eyes perk up and somehow his ears move all the way to the top of his head. He told me we had to work together.”
    fun. was on their way to becoming the band that would — that could — produce Some Nights.
    “Jeff left a huge imprint in our brains,” says Andrew, “and for me at least, made me realize all over again that songs are special, and that they deserve to sound unique. His palette of sounds is huge.” Or, as Jack says: “Jeff pushed the shit out of us, and he’s nothing like us. He helped us do something way bigger than what we could have done on our own."
    Jeff heard the songs stripped down with just vocals, acoustic guitar and piano before the band went into the studio with him.
    “Jeff has an energy, a talent, confidence, and a way of making you feel confident, like no one I've ever met, or probably will ever meet,” says Nate. “Suddenly here was a gigantic beat on top of those acoustics and pianos. Jack’s guitar solo in ‘Carry On’ was one of those magical moments. I’ve never seen anyone so in control of their tone, and for him to take the lyrics, internalize them, and redistribute it into the form of a guitar solo, is just so unbelievable, and it’s a huge testament to his passion for music.”
    Lyrically, Some Nights has a uniquely impactful note — and it’s not always an upbeat one. See also: the line “I got nothing left inside my chest but it’s all alright” in “All Alright.” “I was just coming off of a darker and more introspective year,” Nate remembers, “You know, I remember being a freshman in high school and feeling like an outsider who always wanted this one girl to notice me, and I would listen to ‘El Scorcho’ by Weezer and couldn’t help but smile because there was at least one other person in the world who felt how I felt. That’s what I hope to accomplish as a lyricist. But I was having anxi

    ...

    Artists
    Close your eyes. Okay, no wait — open them because you need...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #fun.
    Info Y
    Tags Rock, Music
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19132


2:50pm

fun.

2:50pm

Rubblebucket
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:50pm - 3:20pm @ Empire Automotive ( 604—606 E 7th St, Austin TX)

    Come Play With Eventbrite!

    Dj In Between Sets
    Arcade & Prize Redemption Zone
    Skeeball - Foozeball - Pool - Shuffleboard - Pinball & More!

    T-shirt Screenprinting
    Fresh Off The Back Of The El Camino Press

    Arcade style photo booth to snap up the shenanigans!
     
    Eventbrite Snack Bar & Drinks
    Tasty Food Served Hot Off The Airstream Trailer
    Frothy Beverages Served From Side Bar & Honest Tea
     
    Must Be 21 Or Over To Enter

     



    Artists
    This spring the rapturous, octet, Rubblebucket are releasing...


    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


3:00pm

J. Dennis Thomas Book Signing

3:00pm

Hobart Brothers

3:00pm

Asher Roth

3:00pm

JONQUIL

3:00pm

Leslie Sisson

3:00pm

Mannequin Men

3:00pm

Netherfriends
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm @ BD Riley's (204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Netherfriends, playing live at B.D. Riley's at noon!

    I BLAME YOKO and HEAVE Media are puttin on a show this March at B.D. Riley's on 6th during SXSW 2012! The event is FREE to attend with RSVP and the first 250 people through the door will receive one free drink ticket good for a beer, wine or cocktail of their choice.

     

    FREE w/ RSVP - No Badge Required

    First 250 People = One Free Beer, Wine or Cocktail of your Choice

    21+


    Visit: www.IBlameYoko.com for more updates and to download a free mix-tape by all of the performing bands.



    Artists
    Shawn Rosenblatt, the core of the band Netherfriends, has turned...


    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


3:00pm

No Kind of Rider

3:00pm

Spoek Mathambo

3:00pm

Widowspeak

3:00pm

Willie Heath Neal

3:00pm

Riverboat Music Showcase (BAMM.tv)

3:00pm

The Twilight Sad

3:00pm

3:00pm

Blood Orange

3:00pm

Blouse | Captured Tracks

3:00pm

Hospitality

3:00pm

Isaiah Toothtaker

3:00pm

J. Irvin Dally

3:00pm

Light Up the Darkness

3:00pm

The Ettes

3:00pm

Tycho

3:00pm

Walt Wilkins

3:00pm

3:00pm

Black Thorn Halo
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm @ Hoek's Death Metal Pizza (511 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701)

    Black Thorn Halo (Austin, 3pm)

    NO BRACELETS. NO BADGES. NO BULLSHIT.

    Texas Metal Collective is hosting an entire week of incredible metal
    and hardcore music at the world famous Hoek's Death Metal Pizza on the
    famed 6th Street in Austin, TX. Bands from all over the state,
    country, and even the world will be gracing the stage for you. Bring
    your cameras and bring some money for merch! You'll have plenty to
    spare because THIS showcase is...

    FREE FOR THE DRINKIN' CLASS! (Minors to be determined)

     



    Artists

    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


3:00pm

Music Publishing & Licensing Meet Up

3:00pm

Next Stage: R. Stevie Moore

3:00pm

Music Publishing & Licensing Meet Up

3:00pm

Next Stage: R. Stevie Moore

3:00pm

Bands and Fans Hangout (Uberlife)

3:00pm

"it's such a beautiful day"

3:00pm

Heimkommen (Coming Home)

3:00pm

Medium Cool: 4 (not so) Shorts
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 3:00pm - 4:12pm @ Alamo Ritz 2 (320 East 6th St)
    Heimkommen (Coming Home) Director: Micah Magee When Robert's girlfriend dies, he turns his grief against his younger sister Jo. Jo plays ice hockey with the boys, hoping to gather strength to bring her brother back to the land of the living. "it's such a beautiful day" Director: Don Hertzfeldt Bill finds himself in a hospital struggling with memory problems, in this third and final chapter to Don Hertzfeldt's "Everything will be OK" trilogy. The Man That Got Away Director: Trevor Anderson A musical documentary that tells the true life story of Trevor's great-uncle Jimmy in six original songs. Random Strangers Director: Alexis Dos Santos Lulu and Rocky meet, fall in love, spend the night together, and fall asleep looking at each other…except for the fact that he is in Berlin and she is in Buenos Aires.
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12770


3:00pm

Random Strangers
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 3:00pm - 4:12pm @ Alamo Ritz 2 (320 East 6th St)
    Rocky and Lulu live in opposite sides of the planet: they bump into each other in ChatRoulette and decide to stay in touch. They get closer, but we find out more about them that they will never tell each other. It's a lot better in the virtual world they create for each other: using video diaries, secret confessions, fictional representations of facts of their lives made with toys, dance performances and songs they create a place where they can truly be themselves. But how real can their world be?
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS13472


3:00pm

The Man That Got Away

3:00pm

The Godmother of Rock & Roll - Sister Rosetta Tharpe

3:00pm

Canadian Blast

3:00pm

Keep-A-Breast Party

3:00pm

Ha ha! Loud loud! Music + Stand Up Comedy
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 3:00pm - 8:00pm @ Cherrywood Coffeehouse (1400 E 38 St)

    Start with some comedians, add a band, then more comedians, and top it off with another band and what do you get? An entertainment sandwich for your ears. How much does something like this cost? $10, $20, $50???? How about if you act now you get it for FREE! Also if you act later and just show up, its also free. So uh...good deal either way. 

    Get away from the crowds, watch a great show, and enjoy the excellent food and drink selection at Cherrywood Coffee Shop. The show starts at 3pm and ends at 8pm. Be there!

    Here's the current lineup:

    3:30pm - Chris Trew, Cyrus Cooper, Drew Platt, and Dane Facheaux 
    4:45pm - Guns of Navarone
    5:45pm - Robert Gagnon and Kath Barbadoro
    6:15pm - Michael Priest, Katie Sicking, Zach Hanes, and Ryan Cownie
    7:15pm - Gentlemen Rogues


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


3:00pm

Paper Garden Records Party
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 3:00pm - 11:00pm @ Uncorked (900 East 7th Street Austin, TX 78702)

    SXSW 2011 was phenomenal for Paper Garden & The Lovely Hearts Club. This year, we are going even bigger and better – setting up a Paper Garden fort for 4 full days.  Showcasing 30+ bands over the first 3 days (3/14, 3/15, 3/16) and a featuring unique solar-panel sound installation called Sun Boxes & more surprises TBA on our recovery/hangover day (3/18), we have established a solid week of events featuring extraordinary talent from across the world. On top of the diverse and exciting group of bands that Paper Garden is bringing in directly, we are also partnering with three of our favorite music blogs for each day (Pigeons & PlanesMy Old Kentucky BlogThe Wild Honey Pie) to co-curate some of today’s most buzz-worthy acts across all genres.

    In addition to the musical talent, we have partnered up with some amazing sponsors this year. Moniker Guitars will be present again this year, giving away some custom guitar-related goodies, Thinglink will be demonstrating the launch of their new Facebook Tabs (check out an example HERE), Threads For Thought will be doing a raffle/giveaway of their sustainable and environmentally friendly clothing, Ralph & Charlies is hooking us up with some delicious AND healthy juices and to hydrate everyone even further in the heat of Austin, Vitamin Water will be supplying product throughout the week.  The Deli Mag will also be present with their SXSW-special print mag.

    All events are FREE and open to the public – just RSVP via the link below:

    Stay tuned for finalized details on set times, drink specials, giveaways, and more!

    WEDNESDAY, 3/14 (w/ Pigeons & Planes)

    3:00-3:30    River Whyless
    3:45-4:15    Gun Lake
    4:30-5:00    Basement Batman
    5:15-5:45    Midwest Dilemma
    6:00-6:30    John Steel Singers
    6:45-7:15    Philco Fiction
    7:30-8:00    Whale Belly
    8:15-8:45    EULA
    9:00-9:30    Starlight Girls
    9:45-10:15    Kidstreet
    10:30-11:00 Deniro Farrar


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


3:15pm

John Wesley Coleman

3:15pm

Anoraak

3:15pm

Y La Bamba

3:20pm

Thee Attacks

3:30pm

Aan

3:30pm

Free Energy

3:30pm

Junior Astronomers
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm @ Molotov Lounge (719 W 6th St)

    Don't miss Junior Astronomers at The State of Music Day Party. 

    Free with RSVP.

    The State Of Music project was devised by www.choosemymusic.org in the UK to discover and feature one unsigned or independent label band from every state in the United States Of America.
    To celebrate this one off event The State Of Music Vol 1 is now available to download for just $2. All profits from the sale of the album are being donated to www.camdencalling.org to support their work with homeless musicians and artists.



    Artists
    For all its youthful fuss and frenzy, this high-fructose Charlotte...


    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


3:30pm

French Cassettes

3:30pm

Clock Opera

3:30pm

Rich Aucoin

3:30pm

Twerps

3:30pm

Noon:30

3:30pm

Wussy

3:30pm

Artist Central Clinic: Keys/Synth

3:30pm

Beyond Sync: Turning Placements Into Partnerships

3:30pm

Creating a Scene in 2012

3:30pm

Digitalmusic.org's Music Startup Academy (3 of 3): Getting Under The Hood: Music Operations For CTOs and Developers

3:30pm

From The Blocks To The Blogs

3:30pm

Importance of Online Video and Social Media

3:30pm

Live Music-The NEW Formula For Filling The House

3:30pm

Maximizing Alternative Income As A Hip Hop Artist

3:30pm

Social Music Strategies: Viral & the Power of Free
    Facebook is launching a massive music integration, casting a spotlight on streaming music subscription service partners MOG, Rdio, Spotify & others. Leveraging a free model as a viral strategy and/or a trailing tool (an up-sell to a paid premium model) has proven successful for newcomers like Turntable.fm & Sirius XM, and will likely be a key strategy in subscriber acquisition through social music. In a major consumer shift away from music ownership, harkening a new culture where mainstream digital content consumption is primarily streamed from the cloud (or satellite) instead of downloaded, what recipe wins on Facebook’s silver platter? What should music services & content providers do to leverage new social opportunities, and how the carrot of freemium is baked into the carrot cake of paid subscriptions?

    Speakers
    Founder & CEO | turntable.fm | Billy Chasen is the founder and...

    CEO | MOG | DAVID HYMAN, a self-proclaimed music junkie, is CEO...

    Editor | The Echo Nest/Evolver.fm | Evolver.fm Editor Eliot Van...

    Strategic Partner Mgr | Facebook | Ime Archibong is the Director...

    Sr Vice President, Business Development | Sirius XM Radio | Rachna...


    Type Music, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #poweroffree
    Level Intermediate
    Tags Folk
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MP10793


3:30pm

Paul Williams Still Alive
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 3:30pm - 4:54pm @ Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Ave)
    In the seventies, Paul Williams wrote hits like “We’ve Only Just Begun” "Evergreen" and “Rainbow Connection." He starred in Battle for the Planet of the Apes and on Johnny Carson’s couch and then, he kind of disappeared. Williams struck a chord with many, including director Stephen Kessler--who found him. Paul Williams Still Alive is both a rollicking pop-culture flashback and the humorous journey of an awkward documentarian and his reluctant subject. Yet it ultimately evolves into the touching tale of a man who has made peace with the beast that fame and celebrity awoke.
    Type Film, Screening
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12788


3:35pm

Korallreven

3:35pm

3:40pm

Bare Wires

3:40pm

Gardens & Villa
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm @ Empire Automotive ( 604—606 E 7th St, Austin TX)

    Come Play With Eventbrite!

    Dj In Between Sets
    Arcade & Prize Redemption Zone
    Skeeball - Foozeball - Pool - Shuffleboard - Pinball & More!

    T-shirt Screenprinting
    Fresh Off The Back Of The El Camino Press

    Arcade style photo booth to snap up the shenanigans!
     
    Eventbrite Snack Bar & Drinks
    Tasty Food Served Hot Off The Airstream Trailer
    Frothy Beverages Served From Side Bar & Honest Tea
     
    Must Be 21 Or Over To Enter

     



    Artists
    Playing with The Shins on the west coast, and headlining their...


    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


3:40pm

Jack & Ace

3:45pm

Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5

3:45pm

Son of the Sun
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 3:45pm - 4:15pm @ BD Riley's (204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Son of the Sun, playing live at B.D. Riley's at noon!

    I BLAME YOKO and HEAVE Media are puttin on a show this March at B.D. Riley's on 6th during SXSW 2012! The event is FREE to attend with RSVP and the first 250 people through the door will receive one free drink ticket good for a beer, wine or cocktail of their choice.

     

    FREE w/ RSVP - No Badge Required

    First 250 People = One Free Beer, Wine or Cocktail of your Choice

    21+


    Visit: www.IBlameYoko.com for more updates and to download a free mix-tape by all of the performing bands.



    Artists

    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


3:45pm

Pillowfight

3:50pm

The Fresh & Onlys

4:00pm

Chimneys

4:00pm

Choir of Young Believers

4:00pm

Mars Red Sky

4:00pm

Quiet Life

4:00pm

Salsa Chips

4:00pm

Trivium

4:00pm

Alabama Shakes

4:00pm

Bleubird

4:00pm

Chairlift

4:00pm

Cheyenne Marie Mize

4:00pm

Gaunlet Hair | Dead Oceans

4:00pm

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

4:00pm

Jesse Dayton

4:00pm

Oddissee

4:00pm

Tennis

4:00pm

4:00pm

Deliver Us From Evil
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Hoek's Death Metal Pizza (511 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701)

    Deliver Us From Evil (Evansville, IN, 4pm)

    NO BRACELETS. NO BADGES. NO BULLSHIT.

    Texas Metal Collective is hosting an entire week of incredible metal
    and hardcore music at the world famous Hoek's Death Metal Pizza on the
    famed 6th Street in Austin, TX. Bands from all over the state,
    country, and even the world will be gracing the stage for you. Bring
    your cameras and bring some money for merch! You'll have plenty to
    spare because THIS showcase is...

    FREE FOR THE DRINKIN' CLASS! (Minors to be determined)

     



    Artists

    Type Band, Unofficial
    Tags Music


4:00pm

Afternoon Event - Registrants Lounge presented by MOFILM

4:00pm

SXSW Comedy: Upright Citizens Brigade Presents The Chris Gethard Show

    From Robert Faires, The Austin Chronicle:

    All you really need to know is that it's from Upright Citizens Brigade and it's called "the most bizarre and often saddest talk show in New York City." But you can also expect stunts that range from the physically painful (being beaten by kickboxers, being electrocuted) to the conceptually inspired (luring P. Diddy on the show via Twitter or using social media to direct the route of an unplanned cross-country trip). And expect to be inter