SXSW 2014: Best Bets For Thursday

In the wake of the tragedy that occurred last night, our day party at House Of Vans At Mohawk has been canceled. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the accident. Everywhere else around Austin, bands will play on. You’ve still got lots to do during the daytime, including sets by Fucked Up (pictured above), Charli XCX, Future Islands, Chromeo, and tons more. And at night, the best bets are headlined by London Grammar, Cloud Nothings, Dum Dum Girls, Future Islands, Real Estate, YG, and A$AP Mob. It’s a weird, scared scene in Austin today. Maybe a few solid hours of melody/volume/rhythm/sweat will help the healing.

That said, it’s hard to say if any shows beyond ours will be affected. SXSW Managing Director Roland Swenson just released a statement that included the following:

All of the SXSW staff and volunteers reported for their regular duties this morning and will continue working today on the event.

We are contacting all of the venues to find out if they have made any decisions about their operations that might impact our visitors.

Despite all of our preparations for dealing with a major incident during SXSW, nothing could really prepare us for how this feels. As much as we would like to just go home and spend time absorbing the shock of this horrific event, we feel our best use is to continue to operate today.

So as you’re planning your day, check ahead to see if any events have been moved or canceled. And, of course, be careful and be safe.


Waterloo Records Official @ Waterloo Records (600 N. Lamar Blvd.) 12PM – 7PM
Performances by Cash Cash, Gary Numan, Charli XCX, The Orwells, Mary Lambert, A Great Big World, and Aloe Blacc.

Under The Radar Showcase @ Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6th St.) 12PM – 6PM
Performances by We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Avi Buffalo, Thumpers, Painted Palms, and GEMS.

Pitchfork Day Party @ French Legation Museum (802 San Marcos St.) 12PM – 6PM
Performances by Fucked Up, Lunice, Mutual Benefit, Isaiah Rashad, Kelela, Classixx, Future Islands, Mark McGuire, Jerome LOL, Eagulls, Roosevelt, and special guest.

FILTER x Dr. Martens @ Bar 96 (96 Rainey St.) 3PM – 7PM
Performances by Deap Vally, Chain Gang Of 1974, Sir Sly, and Prides.

Converse x Fader Fort @ Fader Fort (1101 E. 5th St.) 1PM – 9PM
Performances by Chromeo, Jeremih w/ Shlohmo, Theophilus London, Eagulls, Sam Smith, Mas Ysa, Connan Mockasin, Glass Animals, 100s, and Buscabulla.


Gorilla Vs. Bear x Yours Truly @ Hype Hotel (505 E. 7th St.) 8PM-2AM
Performances by London Grammar, Banks, Sophie, Tinashe, Pure Bathing Culture, and Ejecta.

Carpark Records Showcase @ Parish Underground (214 E. 6th St.) 8PM – 2AM
Performances by Cloud Nothings, Speedy Ortiz, TEEN, Young Magic, GRMLN, Greys, and Saint Pepsi.

Ground Control Touring Showcase @ Red 7 Patio (411 E. 7th St.) 8PM – 2AM
Performances by Dum Dum Girls, Kurt Vile, Your Friend, Steve Gunn, Boogarins, Robert Ellis, Tijuana Panthers, Jonny Fritz & Steelism, Touche Amore, Gruff Rhys, and Seahaven.

4AD Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St.) 8PM – 2AM
Performances by Future Islands, Merchandise, Sohn, bEEdEEgEE, Empress Of, and WYNN.

FILTER x Dr. Martens @ Bar 96 (96 Rainey St.) 9:30PM – 1:30AM
Performances by Real Estate, Parquet Courts, Skaters, and Bipolar Sunshine.

Brisk Bodega @ The Main II (603 Red River St.) 8PM – 1AM
Performances by YG, Ty$, Deniro Farrar, Migos, Ratking, and Doughbreezy.

A$AP Mob @ House Of Vans At Mohawk (912 Red River St.) 7PM – 1AM
Performances by A$AP Mob, Joey Fatts, Young Gleesh, Aston Matthews, Kap-G, 100s, Sicko Mobb, Fredo Santana, Sick Mobb, Pee Wee Longway, and BlackoutBoyz.

What’d we miss? Let us know in the comments.

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