Chance The Rapper

The SXSW Music Conference officially kicks off today, but it’s sort of a soft launch; with a majority of attendees arriving no earlier than that afternoon, Tuesday’s music festivities are relatively limited, and don’t really get going until after dark. In fact, one of Tuesday’s best bets isn’t even part of the Music Conference, but the closing party for the SXSW Interactive Conference — featuring performances by 2chainz, Pusha T, Method Man & Redman, and Aloe Blacc — attendance for which requires either a Platinum, Gold, or Interactive badge. Even if you don’t have such a badge, however, there’s still a nice selection of parties worth attending, including a great K-Pop bash and one of SXSW 2014′s best metal lineups, plus bills headlined by Coldplay and Chance The Rapper (pictured above). Anyway, without further ado, here are Tuesday’s best bets:

iTunes Festival @ Moody Theater (310 W Willie Nelson Blvd.) 8:30PM to 12AM
Performances by Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and London Grammar.

Chicago Made Music Showcase @ Red 7 (611 E. 7th St.) 8PM – 2AM
Performances by Chance The Rapper, The Autumn Defense, The Hood Internet, Archie Powell & The Exports, My Gold Mask, Bonzie, ShowYouSuck, and Prob Cause.

Media Temple’s 2014 SXSWi Official Closing Party @ Stubb’s BBQ (801 Red River St.) 8:30PM to 2AM
Celebrating 30 years of Def Jam with 2chainz, Pusha T, Method Man & Redman, and Aloe Blacc.

Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy Showcase @ House of Vans At Mohawk (912 Red River St.) 7PM – 2AM
Performances by Indian, Kylesa, Power Trip, Christian Mistress, Windhand, Iron Reagan, Youth Code, Gnaw, Primitive Man, Psalm Zero, Sannhet, and Yautja.

K-Pop Night Out @ Elysium (705 Red River St.) 7PM – 2AM
Performances by HyunA, Jay Park, Idiotape, Crying Nut, Kiha & The Faces, Nell, and Jambinai.

You can stream the iTunes Festival on Vevo all week, by the way.

What we’d miss? Share in the comments below.

Comments (12)
  1. I bet you Imagine Dragons will come out and bang on a big ol’ drum. Those guys really Come Predictable.

  2. Method Man and Redman back together? Something tells me they’re going to Come Medicinal.

    • I know they’ve changed a lot, but they are still like a force of light, hitting as hard as Dolemite and they’ve always been down, with their feet on the ground and their heads on the ground, electrified by the sound.

    • There’s a lot of festivals around nowadays. so I feel people take for granted how SXSW was one of the first places where you could see a very diverse gathering of artists in one region. I would’ve be surprised if one day you hear “Deep from the slums of Ohama comes the Pnut,the Nix Hex, the Chad sexton and me, the M E T H O D man”

      • True. It’s not everywhere that you can hear funk slap bass mixed with the dancehall and hip-hop beats and punk guitar and deadly on the mcs.
        Putting on SXSW; you know it ain’t easy,

  3. If you head down to the Willy Nelson statue at about 6pm, Kashii will be out there giving away free cereal. It’s really important to Come Nutritional.

  4. March is my busiest time at work so I don’t think I’m going in the foreseeable future. But I ask myself, with all the mainstream commercialization, can the festival still come full range?

  5. Make sure you drink a ton of water today so you don’t get too drunk and try to start your own government. Cops really hate it when you Come Municipal.

  6. Are these shows 21+ only? If so, you’ll have to turn legal drinking age before you become admissible.

  7. You probably want to give yourself an open block of time if you’re hoping to see 2chainz…..there’s a good chance he’ll show up late because he likes to Come Provisional.

  8. I like how in all those commercials with the Aloe Blacc song all the dudes look like they’re about to Come Invincible.

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