22 SXSW ’13 Showcases Not To Miss

Today the Stereogum staff travels to Austin for what folks used to call “indie rock spring break” but in 2013 call “a chance to see Prince and Justin Timberlake in a super real integrated marketing environment.” Whatever your feelings on using a SXSW trek to see titans such as the aforementioned — or to see the thoroughly “discovered” likes of Depeche Mode, the Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or even Vampire Weekend, all of whom will also be down there with us — SXSW itself still represents an opportunity to catch a high number of quality artists in a highly concentrated timeframe/landscape. That is if you play your cards right, know where to look, and most importantly, know how not to spend all your time in lines.

This means selecting your showcases with prudence, and hunkering down in the right venues. Let us help.

Below is a listing of 22 showcases worth owning one of your Austin nights this week. It’s a rundown of official shows, aimed at night people (and people with the credentials to get in). If you’re in it for the free day parties and unofficial jumpoffs — which is not a bad way to go — please accept this Oh My Rockness page as a good starting point.

We’ll see you at a bunch of these. For the rest, check back here for daily recaps alongside your regularly scheduled ‘Gum programming. And if you have nominees not on this drilldown — this is likely, there are so many candidates — shout ‘em out.

Tuesday, March 12th

Mohawk Indoor/Outdoor (Pitchfork)
8:00 p.m. Night Beds (Indoor)
8:30PM Indians
8:45PM Torres (Indoor)
9:15PM IO Echo
9:30PM Blue Hawaii (Indoor)
10:15 Marnie Stern
10:45 DIIV
11:00PM Azari & III (Indoor)
11:30 Cloud Nothings
12:00AM Icona Pop (Indoor)
1:15AM John Talabot

8:30PM Skaters
9:30PM Team Spirit
10:30PM Wavves
11:30PM Japandroids
12:30AM Divine Fits

Wednesday, March 13th

Empire Control Room (EXFM)
8PM Jerome LOL
9PM High Highs
10PM Diana
11PM Autre Ne Veut
12AM Alex Bleeker
1AM Alpine

Holy Mountain (Enabler PR)
8:20PM Rough Francis
9:20PM The Holydrug Couple
10:20PM California X
11:20PM Antwon
12:20PM Waxahatchee
1:20AM White Lung

Hype Hotel
8PM Twin Peaks
8:45 Calvin Love
9:30 Orwells
10:15 Phosphorescent
11PM Foxygen
12:30 Jim James

Red 7 (Windish)
8:30PM Blessed Feathers
9:30PM Peace
10:30PM In The Valley Below
11:30PM The Thermals
1:30AM Poolside

Scoot Inn (Life Or Death PR)
8PM Wampire
8:45 Ratking
9:15 Worlds Fair
10:15 Wavves
11:15PM UMO
12AM Earl
1AM Trash Talk

8:30 IO Echo
9:30 Merchandise
10:30 Austra
11:30 Icona Pop
12:30 Joy Formidable

Thursday, March 14th

Bar 96 (Dr. Martens/FILTER)
9:30PM Caveman
10:30PM Hunteres
11:30PM Flatbush Zombies
11:50PM A$AP Ferg
12:30AM Killer Mike

Lustre Pearl (Filter)
9PM Big K.R.I.T.
10PM Big Black Delta
11PM Toro Y Moi
12AM Divine Fits

The North Door (New York Renaissance/Peter Rosenberg)
World’s Fair
Mayhem Lauren
Dyme A Duzin
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire
Troy Ave
Harry Fraud
The Kid Daytona
Smoke DZA
Flabush Zombies
A$AP Ferg
Action Bronson
Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era

Red 7 (Secretly Jag)
8PM Brazos (Indoors)
8:15 Cayucas
8:50 Night Beds (Indoors)
9PM Small Black
9:45 Suuns (Indoors)
10PM Bleached
10:40 Diana (Indoors)
10:55 Foxygen
11:30 The Besnard Lakes (Indoors)
11:55 Phosphorescent
1AM Akron/Family (Indoors)

Friday 3/15

Hotel Vegas Patio (Panache)
7:15 Turbo Fruits
7:50 Vietnam
8:25 Mikal Cronin
9PM Marnie Stern
9:35 Bleached
10:10 Mac DeMarco
10:45 Thee Oh Sees
11:25 The Bug
12:30AM Jonathan Toubin

Long Center For The Performing Arts (Enabler Pr)
9:55 White Lung
11 Deradoorian
12:30 Omar Souleyman
1:20 Black Lips

Scoot Inn (Biz3)
8PM IO Echo
8:45 Hundred Waters
10:15 Riff Raff
10:50 Hunters
11:25 Le1f
12:15 Baauer
12:50 Disclosure

Saturday 3/17

1100 Warehouse (Boiler Room/Ray-Ban)
8PM Boiler Room DJs
9PM Mount Kimbie
9:30 Shlomo
10:15 GBE Squad
10:35 Chief Keef
11PM Lunice
11:45 Death Grips
12:15 Baauer b2b RL Grime
1:15 Skream

Elysium (MOOG)
9PM Kontravoid
10PM Xeno & Oaklander
12AM Soft Moon
1AM Austra

Mohawk Outdoor (TruePanther/Terrible)
8PM Silent Diane
9PM Empress Of
10PM Cashmere Cat
11PM Le1f
1AM Delorean

The North Door
9PM Pinkish Black
11PM Mutilation Rites
12AM John Baizley
1AM Pallbearer

The Parish
Naomi Punk
Chris Cohen
Soft Moon
Mac Demarco
Beach Fossils

Red 7
8:15 The Novice
9PM Merchandise
9:45 Parquet Courts
10:30 Power Trip
11:15 Iron Lung
12:15 Antwon
1AM Big Freedia

8PM Parquet Courts
8:45 Black Lips
9:45 Trinidad James
10:30 Action Bronson
11:30 Baauer
12:30 Kendrick Lamar

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