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A Colorado-centric SXSW Tip Sheet

See more pics of SXSW in our People of SXSW 2012 slide show.
See more pics of SXSW in our People of SXSW 2012 slide show.
Marco Torres

If you're in Austin right now at SXSW, we envy you (if only for the music you're getting to see right now; weather wise, we're stuck in the majestic Mile High City where it's, oh, a brilliant 64 degrees right now).

As grizzled SX vets, we also trust that you're either A) completely overwhelmed if it's your first time, B) just waking up and hungover like hell, or C) bleary-eyed from trying to sort through everybody's Facebook pages and whatever other guides or fliers you've been able to get your hands on trying to map out your itinerary.

If the last thing is plaguing you, you've no doubt discovered that there are roughly ten billion bands out there. Forget trying to figure out who from the hometown is playing when and where, so you can go and support them. It's not like you can find that sort of information in any one handy place or anything.

Wait...ah, now, see, that's where we come in. Wouldn't you know it? We've done the heavy lifting here for you. Page down and check out this nifty SXSW Colorado Tip Sheet we've compiled (or to live vicariously if you're left behind and see who from here is down there).

Here's the drop on all of the Colorado goodness happening in Austin this week that we're aware of at the moment. If we missed something, it wasn't intentional, and, of course, you're welcome to let us know below. Have fun! Oh and while we're handing out SXSW tips, remember: Pace yourself, moderation and don't forget to eat!


BANDS/ACTS

A. TOM COLLINS

11 p.m. Friday, March 16

Pearl Street Co-Op

2000 Pearl Street

10 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Peckerheads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 E. 6th Street

AIR DUBAI

Thursday, March 15

Tiniest Bar in Texas

817 W. 5th Street

12 a.m. Thursday, March 15

The Blind Pig (Red Gorilla)

317 E. 6th Street

11 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Peckerheads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 E. 6th Street

BAD WEATHER CALIFORNIA

2:45 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Spiderhouse (Austin Psych Fest Party)

2906 Fruth Street

9 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Vahalla (Danny Rose)

710 Red River

2:45 p.m. Friday, March 16

Cheers Shot Bar Rooftop (Treehouse Diddly Party)

416 E. 6th Street

6:15 p.m. Friday, March 16

The Side Bar (Mostly Harmless Party)

602 E. 7th Street

1 a.m. Friday, March 16

Peckerheads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 E. 6th Street

BLKHRTS

4:45 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Maggie Mae's

323 E. Sixth Street

8:15 p.m. Friday, March 16

Molotov Lounge (Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Showcase)

719 W. 6th Street

BREATHE CAROLINA

1 a.m. Friday, March 16

Dirty Dog Bar (Fearless Records Showcase)

505 E. 6th Street

Saturday, March 17

Red 7 (Alt Press 100 Bands You Need to Know)

611 E. 7th Street

THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974

3:20 Thursday, March 15

Kebabalicious

450 7th Street

12 a.m. Thursday, March 15

SoHo Lounge

217 E. 6th Street

COBRACONDA

8 p.m. Friday, March 16

Beauty Bar - Indoor (Madison House Presents)

611 E. 7th Street*

COMMON ANOMALY

3 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Elysium

705 Red River

2:30 p.m. Friday, March 16

512 (Spokesbuzz)

408 E. 6th Street

11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17

Blind Pig Pub (Red Gorilla)

317 E. 6th Street

ELDREN

12 a.m. Saturday, March 17

Peckerheads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 E. 6th Street

FAIRCHILDREN

10:30 p.m. Friday, March 16

Peckerheads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 E. 6th Street

FLASHBULB FIRES

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Crow Bar (Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Day Party)

3116 S Congress Ave.

3:45 p.m. Friday, March 16

Molotov Lounge (Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Day Party)

719 W. 6th St.

9:30 p.m. Friday, March 16

Peckerheads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 E. 6th Street

10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 17

Dirty Dog Bar (Reverb Day Party)

505 East 6th Street

FLASHLIGHTS

8:40 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Guero's (Mike Galaxy's 13th Annual Day Party)

1412 South Congress Avenue

11 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Kickbutt Coffee Showcase

5775 Airport Boulevard

12:10 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Dirty Dog Bar (Reverb Day Party)

505 E. 6th Street

THE FOODCHAIN

7 p.m. Friday, March 16

Austin Music Hall (Shady Records Showcase)

208 Nueces Street

GAUNTLET HAIR

12 a.m. Thursday, March 15

The Mohawk

912 Red River

Friday, March 16

Club Deville

900 Red River

Saturday, March 17

Purevolume House

2nd and Trinity

GRUB STREET WRITER

9 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Rusty's (Swing House / Knitting Factory showcase)

405 East 7th Street

HEAD FOR THE HILLS

5:15 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Threadgill's World Headquarters (Folk Alliance Showcase)

301 W. Riverside

12 a.m. Saturday, March 17

Stephen F's Bar

701 Congress Ave

IN THE WHALE

1 a.m. Friday, March 16

Touche (Red Gorilla)

417 E. 6th Street

LECRAE

10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 17

La Zona Rosa

612 W. 4th Street

LUMINEERS

5 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Beauty Bar (SxSweetwood Day)

617 East 7th Street

11:15 a.m. Friday, March 16

Four Seasons (BMI Brunch)

98 San Jacinto

1 p.m. Friday, March 16

Stage on 6th

508 E. 6th Street

9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17

St. David's Sanctuary (Hotel Cafe)

304 E. 7th Street

MANCUB

2 p.m. Friday, March 16

Barbarella (Guns In the Sun Spring Break!)

615 Red River Street

9 p.m. Friday, March 16

Lose Control Party

310 E. 6th Street

12 a.m. Saturday, March 17

Peckerheads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 E. 6th Street

MEN IN BURKA

9 p.m. Friday, March 16

Triangulations

3007 Garwood Street

3:50 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Loft (CVRRENTS Dark Electronic Showcase)

718 Congress

MORNING CLOUDS

3:45 p.m. Friday, March 16

Infused Townhouse Mixology

303 5th Street

10 p.m. Friday, March 16

Pearl Street Co-op

2000 Pearl Street

4 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Club 1808

1808 East 12th Street

7 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Hole In The Wall

2358 Guadalupe Street

MTHDS

8 p.m. Friday, March 16

Beauty Bar - Outdoor (Madison House Presents)

611 E. 7th Street*

MUSKETEER GRIPWEED

9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Peckerheads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 E. 6th Street

4 p.m. Friday, March 16

512 Bar (SpokesBUZZ party)

408 E. 6th Street

MY BODY SINGS ELECTRIC

10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Whiskey and Ink

209 W. 5th Street

PAPER DIAMOND

3 p.m. Friday, March 16

Brew Exchange (Sea Now!)

706 W. 6th Street

12 a.m. Friday, March 16

Beauty Bar - Outdoor (Madison House Presents)

611 E. 7th Street*

THE PHOTO ATLAS

12 a.m. Thursday, March 15

Thirsty Nickel

325 East 6th Street

12 a.m. Friday, March 16

Peckerheads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 East 6th Street

11 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Wahoos

1722 South Congress Avenue

PRIME ELEMENT

Thursday, March 15

The Collective

2015 E. Riverside

SIGNAL PATH

12 a.m. Thursday, March 15

Far Out Home Fittings (FARxFARout)

2801 Manchaca Road

9 p.m. Friday, March 16

Speakeasy Kabaret

412 Congress Avenue

SNAKE RATTLE RATTLE SNAKE

4:45 p.m. Friday, March 16

SpokesBUZZ party

408 E. 6th Street

1 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Dirty Dog Bar (Reverb Party)

505 E. 6th Street

10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Peckerheads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 E. 6th Street

STRANGE POWERS

8:30 p.m. Friday, March 16

Triangulations

3007 Garwood Street

1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Loft (CVRRENTS Dark Electronic Showcase)

718 Congress

THE SWAYBACK

6 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Gueros (Mike Galaxy Presents 13th Annual Day Party)

1412 South Congress Avenue

11 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012

The 512 Club (Spokesbuzz Day Party)

408 East 6th Street

10 p.m. Friday, March 16

Pearl Street Co-op

2000 Pearl Street

11:50 a.m. Saturday, March 17

Dirty Dog Bar (Reverb Day Party)

505 East 6th Street

7 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Shangri-La (MidCoast Takeover)

1016 East 6th Street

Swayback plays at 7PM

TENNIS

8 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Club DeVille

900 Red River Street

4:30 p.m. Friday, March 16

Hotel Vegan (Brooklyn Vegan)

1500 E. 6th Street

Friday, March 16

La Zona Rosa

612 W. 4th Street

Saturday, March 17

SxSJ

1300 S. Congress Avenue

TAKE TO THE OARS

9 p.m. Friday, March 16

Peckerhads (Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase)

402 E. 6th Street

VARLET

2 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Dizzy Rooster

306 E. 6th Street

11:30 p.m. Friday, March 16

Pearl Street Co-Op

2000 Pearl Street

WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP

6 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Trinity United Methodist Church

4001 Speedway Ave

11 p.m. Friday, March 16

The Jr (Emo's jr stage)

603 Red River Street

4 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Austin City Hall (Occupy Austin / Million Musicians March for Peace)

YAWPERS

2 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Guero's Outdoor (Mike Galaxy's 13th Annual Day Party)

1412 S. Congress Ave

9 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Peckerheads

402 E. 6th Street

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COLORADO-CENTRIC PARTIES


Sub.Mission X SXSW

Thursday, March 15

Barcelona Club

Plastician

DJG

Dj Shiftee

Distal

Chrissy Murderbot

Kush Arora

Juakali

Ishe

Coult45

Cacheflowe

ILLEGAL PETE'S STARVING ARTIST PARTY

Peckerheads

402 East 6th Street

Friday, March 16

09:00 p.m. Take to the Oars

09:30 p.m. Flashbulb Fires

10:00 p.m. Ian Cooke

10:30 p.m. Fairchildren

11:00 p.m. TBA

11:30 p.m. American Tomahawk

12:00 a.m. Photo Atlas

12:30 a.m. Epilogues

01:00 a.m. Bad Weather California

Saturday, March 17

09:00 p.m. The Yawpers

09:30 p.m. Musketeer Gripweed

10:00 p.m. A. Tom Collins

10:30 p.m. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

11:00 p.m Air Dubai

11:30 p.m. TBA

12:00 a.m. Eldren

12:30 a.m. ManCub

01:00 a.m. In the Whale

SPOKESBUZZ DAY PARTY

Friday, March 16 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

512 Bar - 408 E. 6th Street

Downstairs Stage

11:45 a.m. Swayback

12:45 p.m. The Patti Fiasco

01:45 p.m. The Lindsey O'Brien Band

02:45 p.m. The Holler!

03:45 p.m. Common Anomaly

04:45 p.m. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

Main Stage

12:00 p.m. Trichome

01:00 p.m. Post Paradise

02:00 p.m. Peace Officer

03:00 p.m. Constitution

04:00 p.m. Musketeer Gripweed

05:00 p.m. Greensky Bluegrass

REVERB DAY PARTY

Saturday, March 17

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dirty Dog Bar

505 E. 6th Street

Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

Flashlights

The Swayback

Flashbulb Fires

Mr. Right

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