Damon Albarn at NPR SXSW Showcase at Stubbs

By now you’re probably pretty badly sunburnt, maybe a little hung over, and could definitely just use a day to relax, right? Sorry, but that’s not how SXSW works. The daytime best bets alone offer a week’s worth of worthy music, with sets by Future, Against Me!, Charlie XCX, Dum Dum Girls, the Hold Steady, OFF!, Perfect Pussy, and not one but TWO sets by Damon Albarn (pictured above), the second of which, at Fader Fort, features “special guests” who are rumored to be De La Soul and Del The Funkee Homosapien. Then, at night, it’s Real Estate, Mark Kozelek, Julian Casablancas, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart … No rest whatsoever.

DAYTIME

SPIN Showcase @ Stubb’s (801 Red River St.) 11AM – 5PM
Performances by Future, Against Me!, Cloud Nothings, ScHoolboy Q, Warpaint, Temples, Future Islands, The Orwells, and Radkey.

Under The Radar Showcase @ Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6th St.) 12PM – 6PM
Performances by Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Weekend, Charli XCX, Gruff Rhys, Woman’s Hour, and Glass Animals.

The Tumblr House @ Clive Bar (609 Davis St.) 1PM – 7PM
Performances by Banks, Dum Dum Girls, Lucius, Splashh, and Cymbals.

Radio Day Stage @ Austin Convention Center (Ballroom D) 11AM – 5PM
Performances by Temples, Jeremy Messersmith, Phantogram, The Hold Steady, Lucius, and Damon Albarn.

HE^RD Presents @ Empire Control Room (606 E. 7th St.) 12PM – 7PM
Performances by Fucked Up, Power Trip, Destruction Unit, Cerebral Ballzy, Cherry Glazerr, Zig Zags, Risiduels, and Sick Feeling.

Fader Fort @ 1101 E. 5th St. 1PM – 9PM
Performances by Damon Albarn (and special guests), Taylor Gang, MØ, Young Thug, Joywave, The Bots, Vic Mensa, Happy Jawbone Family Band, and Feathers.

Waterloo Records Official @ Waterloo Records (600 N. Lamar Blvd.) 12PM – 7PM
Performances by Tinariwen, American Sharks, The Fresh & Onlys, Protomartyr, Cate Le Bon, Turin Brakes, and Small Black.

FILTER x Dr. Martens @ Bar 96 (96 Rainey St.) 3PM – 7PM
Performances by OFF!, Perfect Pussy, together PANGEA, and INVSN.

NIGHTTIME

Pitchfork Showcase @ Central Presbyterian Church (200 E. 8th St.) 6PM – 2AM
Performances by Real Estate, Mark Kozelek, Forest Swords, Mas Ysa, Hundred Waters, Angel Olsen, and EMA.

Secretly Label Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St.) 8PM – 2AM
Performances by Gardens & Villa, Angel Olsen, Woman’s Hour, Mark McGuire, Small Black, and Tomas Barfod (DJ set).

Famous Stars And Straps Showcase @ Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th St.) 8PM-2AM
Performances by Yelawolf + Travis Barker, DJ Paul, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Hopsin, Trae Tha Truth, Trinidad Jame$, IAMSU!, Rittz, and Scoop Deville.

Chevrolet Courtyard @ Cedar St. Courtyard (218 W. 4th St.) 7PM-2AM
Performances by Julian Casablancas, Dum Dum Girls, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Poliça, Naive Thieves, and Summer Twins.

FILTER x Dr. Martens @ Bar 96 (96 Rainey St.) 9:30PM – 1:30AM
Performances by Washed Out, Temples, Eagulls, and Little Daylight.

What’d we miss? What’d you see? Let us know in the comments!

[Photo by Nina Corcoran/Stereogum.]

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Comments (3)
  1. Youngblood Brass Band @:

    Holy Mountain – 2pm
    Rusty’s (main stage) – 4:30pm
    Esther’s Follies – 1am

    Those be my suggestions. Enjoy!

  2. The Misra Records Showcase tonight at Lamberts – Torres was listed as one of the 17 artists to watch at SXSW and R Ring features Kelly Deal (from The Breeders)

    Greg Vanderpool 8pm
    Connections 9
    Motel Beds 10
    Swearing at Motorists 11
    R. Ring 12
    Torres 1am

  3. The Communion Records Showcase @ St. David’s Episcopal Church
    7:45PM Bear’s Den
    8:45PM Nick Mulvey
    9:45PM Hozier
    10:45PM Tennis
    11:45PM Sam Smith
    12:45PM Vance Joy

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