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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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