So you’ve decided to go to Austin (or already live there). And you want to enjoy yourself among the myriad indie rock, folk and acoustic acts that dominate the hipster pilgrimage that is SXSW.
Believe it or not, there are punk bands playing the festival, so you can find something more entertaining to do than, say, Photoshopping anarchy symbols on top of the festival’s logo. Anyway, here’s a guide to the punk bands and showcases gracing this year’s South by Southwest festival.
We’ve already reported that Fat Wreck Chords and Shirts for a Cure will host showcases on March 18 and Bridge Nine will host shows from March 16 through 19. We also thought we’d break it down day by day so you can get a handle on when the punks are playing.
Of course, half the fun of big music festivals is discovering bands you’ve never heard before. So we tried to include some of the lesser-known punk bands on the list, and the size of the fest means we can’t by any stretch pretend this is an exhaustive roster of who will be playing. The full festival schedule is here.
But we put together a short list of shows that we’d be sure to check out if we were going down there (especially if we figured out a way to be at multiple shows at once). Check it out here.
Weekend – 10 PM, Emo’s Main Room
Trash Talk – 9 PM, Emo’s Main Room
OFF! – 9:50 PM, Emo’s Main Room
Chapter 24 – 10 PM, Habana Bar
Ted Leo – 10 PM, Swan Dive
Bad Brains – 10:40 PM, Emo’s Main Room
Punk in Africa (film) – 2:30 PM, Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theater
Overflow – 8:25 PM, Prague
OFF! – 10 PM, Club de Ville
Japanther – 11 PM, Habana Bar
Weekend – 11 PM, Beauty Bar/Palm Door
The Rubber City Rebels – 11:10 PM, Skinny’s Ballroom
Ignorance Park – 12:05 AM, Skinny’s Ballroom
Evergreen Terrace – 1:05 AM, Prague
Banner Pilot – 8:45 PM, Scoot Inn
The Flatliners – 9:30 PM, Scoot Inn
Fever Fever – 10 PM, The Parish Underground
Dead to Me – 10:15 PM, Scoot Inn
Screeching Weasel – 11 PM, Scoot Inn
Dave Hause – 12:15 AM, Scoot Inn
Joey Cape – 1 AM, Scoot Inn
BCI Day Party – 11 AM, Plush (ft. Two Cow Garage (7pm), Cory Branan (6pm), Dave Hause (5pm), Austin Lucas (4pm), WEINLAND (3pm), Laura Stevenson & the Cans (2pm), Fake Problems (1pm), East Cameron Folkcore (12pm))
No Sleep Records and Atticus Clothing showcase – noon, Red 7
Nine Bullets SXSW Day Party – noon to 6 pm, Revolution Bar (ft. Kasey Anderson and The Honkies, Two Cow Garage, Austin Lucas, Glossary, The Only Sons, Have Gun Will Travel, and Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires)
Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour (film) – 2:30 PM, Vimeo Theater
BCI Official SXSW Party – 8 PM, Barbarella (ft. Valient Thorr (1am), Drag The River (12am), Joey Cape (11pm), WEINLAND (10pm), Cheap Girls (9pm), Laura Stevenson & the Cans (8pm))
Touche Amore – 8:40 PM, Headhunters
Spermbirds – 9:30 PM, Headhunters
The Creamers – 10 PM, BD Riley’s
Defeater – 12 AM, Dirty Dog Bar
Peelander-Z – 1:05 AM, Headhunters
As we learn of more shows, we’ll continue to update this list. Please comment if you know of any we haven’t found yet.