Media Contender’s SXSW Picks

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SXSW is one of the greatest opportunities for artists the world over in every musical realm to aggregate into one city to showcase their talent. We’ve always been big advocates of SXSW, it’s not only hugely important to the artists themselves, but to everyone who’s an advocate of music as well. We’ve got our hands chock full of events over the course of the weekend, so if you’re in Austin for this grand musical gathering make sure to come say hi to us at all of these massive shows below. Bring us barbecue. Cheers.

First up for the week, this Thursday (March 15th) Check Yo Ponytail 2 has partnered with UWeekly Austin to bring you a Day Party featuring the Dum Dum Girls and Theophilus London and quite a few others as seen below. The party is free with your RSVP through DO512, and will be held from NOON to 7PM over at Emo’s East. Oh yeah, and it’s ALL AGES!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP TO THE CYP2 x UWEEKLY AUSTIN DAY PARTY

Friday March 16th SMOG Texas will be bringing some of the original dubstep dons (Skream, Benga, and Plastician) back to the humble grounds of Emo’s East in Austin, Texas for a massive day party. Best part perhaps? IT’S ALL AGES AND TOTALLY FREE WITH YOUR RSVP.

★ ★ ★ CLICK HERE TO RSVP TO SMOG TEXAS ★ ★ ★

There’s also a massive AM Only showcase over at Mowhawk, where our friends Kastle, Codes, and Flinch will be playing on the outside stage, and Codes doubling over to the mainstage along with Skrillex, 12th Planet, Kill The Noise, Knife Party, and more. It’s all ages and free with your RSVP at Do512. AM Only is then bringing the after party over to Republic Live, where a slew of special guests will be keeping things going through to 5AM.

★ ★ ★ CLICK HERE TO RSVP TO AM ONLY SHOWCASE ★ ★ ★

Saturday we’ve got back to back shows, SMOG vs UKF and Check Yo’s SUPER PARTY. Both with explosive lineups, both ready to show SXSW who’s boss. SMOG vs. UKF is boasting two rooms of music, one featuring a UKF showcase with Foreign Beggars, Gemini, KOAN Sound, 16 Bit, and Craze, and the other a SMOG showcase with 12th Planet, Flinch, Noah D, DLX, SPL, Pawn, Kelly Dean, and Two Fresh. The party is over at Beauty Bar and is free with any SXSW Music Badge. 8pm – 2am. There’s also an official after party in the works, with 12th Planet vs Flinch and Gemini vs KOAN Sound for your after hours pleasure. Stay up til 5AM over at Republic Live- you can peep the details of that here.

★ ★ ★ CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON SMOG vs UKF ★ ★ ★

Check Yo Ponytail got Scion to host their SUPER PARTY and by the 12 lines of artists on the lineup, SUPER may even be too small of an adjective. A-Trak, Diplo, A$AP Mob, The Drums, Andrew WK, Digitalism, Wavves, Trash Talk, Dillon Francis, and a ton more will all be taking over Emo’s East for the third day running. And with all SXSW goers in mind, the party is free with RSVP through Do512.

★ ★ CLICK HERE TO RSVP TO CHECK YO’S SUPER PARTY ★ ★

Finally, on Sunday March 18th, SMOG is battling another label, and this time it’s Mad Classy. RSVP at Facebook to find out who the super secret special guests at Barcelona will be!

★ ★ ★ CLICK HERE TO RSVP TO SMOG VS MAD CLASSY ★ ★ ★

 

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