Dinner time in Austin, time to munch tacos and figure the night sched. As the picture suggests, tonight’s the night for Jens Lekman fans: y’all have two chances to catch the Swedish troubadour (Emo’s at 8PM, Mohawk at midnight). For those looking for relatively veteran greats, the only choice is Yo La Tengo and My Morning Jacket (sure to be showing off their Evil Urges) at Austin Music Hall. If your legs are already hurting, you can one-stop shop at the Mohawk Patio, where the Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans crew bring the night’s most stacked lineup (culminating in a sure to be stonerific Black Mountain set at 1AM). Us, we’re going to see the Lou Reed tribute and then off to check the newly black-clad Islands crew work through the great forthcoming LP The Arm’s Way. Or there’s Mark Kozelek in a church, or the awesome El Guincho at 1AM, or Vice’s Dark Meat covering Stooges songs or … actually, just jump.


Austin Music Hall
Yo La Tengo (9:30PM)
MMJ (11PM)

Cedar St. Courtyard (Anti/Utne Reader)
Islands (8PM)
Tim Fite (9PM)
Man Man (10PM)
The Weakerthans (11PM)
DeVotchKa (12AM)
Billy Bragg (1AM)




Central Presbyterian Church
Luke Temple (10PM)
Retribution Gospel Choir (11PM)
Mark Kozelek (12AM)

Emo’s Main (The Kork Agency)
Jens Lekman (8PM)
Howlin Rain (9PM)
Gil Mantera’s Party Dream (10PM)
Islands (12AM)
The Octopus Project (1AM)



Habana Annex Backyard (Upset The Rhythm)
High Places (10:40PM)
Death Sentence: Panda! (11:20PM)
John Maus (12AM)
No Age (1AM)

Mohawk (Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans)
White Hinterland (8:30PM)
Throw Me The Statue (9:30PM)
The Explorers Club (10:30PM)
Citay (11:30PM)
Parts & Labor (12:30AM)




Mohawk Patio (Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans)
Phosphorescent (8PM)
Bodies Of Water (9PM)
Evangelicals (10PM)
Bon Iver (11PM)
Jens Lekman (12AM)
Black Mountain (1AM)






Red Eyed Fly (Primavera Sound)
Fuck Buttons (12:10AM)
El Guincho (1AM)

Room 710 (The Social Registry)
Sian Alice Group (12:10AM)
Blood On The Wall (1AM)


Vice (Vice)
Fucked Up (9:30)
Jay Reatard (10:30PM)
Dark Meat (11:30PM)
The Raveonettes (12:30AM)


Comments (4)
  1. Jason  |   Posted on Mar 14th, 2008 0

    I am absolutely blown away by My Morning jacket tonite.
    I was a pretty big fan before but this cements it.
    I know its a bold statement, but My Morning jacket are America’s Best Band.
    No one can touch them live.

  2. if you have time, please see Indonesian performers
    the SIGIT and White Shoes & the Couples Company…

  3. Jack  |   Posted on Mar 14th, 2008 0

    10 is way to early for Gil Mantera.

  4. I’m enjoying all these SxSW posts since I’m stuck in CNY and can’t enjoy the festival… but the two Citay and The Explorer’s Club mp3 links appear to be broken.

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