The South By Southwest (SXSW) festival is days away and downtown Austin, TX will become the center of music, art, and film hysteria for more than a week. There will be hundreds of bands to watch, movies to see, types of food to eat and more.
Navigating through the many bars and venues in downtown Austin can be mind-blowing.. Here then, in no particular order, is a list of my recommendations of showcases and venues to check out at SXSW.
Under The Radar magazine showcase:
Sounds From Spain showcase:
MWTX 2012 showcase:
The Windish Agency showcase:
Noisey (VICE music channel) showcase:
La Banda Elastica‘s showcase:
Indie 103.1’s Sala De Espera showcase:
There’s no flyer for this event at Beale Street Tavern yet so enjoy the above video from headliner 3 Dudes & A Mullet. Other bands in this latin alternative music showcase include Sol Pereyra, Alex Anwandter, Muchachito Bombo Infierno, Javiera Mena, and Vetusta Morla.
KCRW + Filter Magazine showcase:
South By South Death metal showcase:
MetalSucks.net has a list of other metal shows/showcases at the fest.