SXSW: Picks For Friday

Another day, another guide. Today’s when the parties really start hitting, so let’s point the way to a couple worth your while. The kids have assembled the lineup of the day, aggregating the bands we managed to miss while waiting for Amy Winehouse to take the stage three hours late last night. The ‘forkers are taking over Emo’s with the likes of Girl Talk, Menomena, RJD2, The Pipettes, Do Make Say Think, Deerhunter, Simian Mobile Disco, Fujiya + Miyagi, Beach House, Marnie Stern, and Crystal Castles. Today’s also your chance to catch Dappled Cities (12:15PM) during Filter’s party at Cedar Street, or make your way to the Vice Saves Texas party to see Turbonegro, sublime Japanese rockers BORIS, Deerhunter, Chromeo, and Bonde Do Role. While Vice is saving Texas, Dacid Cross is fucking with it at the Mess With Texas party, with Les Savy Fav, The Black Angels, The Gossip, Erase Errata, David Vandervelde, Matt & Kim, Bob Odenkirk, Eurgene Mirman, and Zach Galifianakis. That’s a mouthful.

But before we break down tonight’s showcase schedule, just wanted to point the way to some Austin after hours options — for the lot of you we’ve met desperately seeking post-2AM libations. The Purevolume Indoors (E. 2nd & Trinity) will welcome you until 4AM, as will the Blender After Hours House Party (w/ Albert Hammond, Jr. and The Fratellis (319 Congress Ave.). But if 4AM is still too early, hit the iheartcomix party at 916 Springdale Rd. You’ll be there ’til 5AM and hate yourself all day Saturday. On to tonight’s showcases…

Packt Like Sardines (Crowded house alert)
Andrew Bird (9:30PM) / Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party (10:30PM) / Badly Drawn Boy (11:30PM) / TGTB&TQ (12:45AM) @ Stubb’s

Shards Of Social Scene (BSS side project alert)
Amy Milan (11PM) / Apostle Of Hustle (12AM) @ Habana Calle 6 Annex

Amplifiers On Fire (Bring your earplugs alert)
NOXAGT (9PM / BORIS (12AM) @ Spiro’s Ampitheater
The Black Angels (11PM) @ Antone’s

Oh Yes It’s Ladies Night (Indie rock chanteuse alert)
St. Vincent (8PM) / My Brightest Diamond (10PM) @ Antone’s
The Watson Twins (9PM) / Keren Ann (11PM) @ Central Presbyterian Church

Buzz-Chasing (Blogger alert)
Rock Central Plaza (9PM) / The Apples In Stereo (1AM) @ Dirty Dog Bar
Chad VanGaalen (11PM) @ Lambert’s
The Polyphonic Spree (12:30AM) @ Austin Music Hall Ballroom
The Faint (12:45AM) @ Eternal
The Walkmen (12:45AM) @ Emo’s Annex
Beach House (1AM) @ The Tap Room At Six

Last Month’s Flavor Of The Month (Class of ’06 alert)
Sound Team (1AM) @ Buffalo Billiards

Best New Music 1994 (Old-school icon alert)
Buffalo Tom (9PM) @ The Parish

What Would Devendra Do (Freak folk pioneer alert)
MV/EE and The Bummer Road (1AM) @ Mohawk

Her Majesty’s Hype Machine (Brit buzz band alert)
Amy Winehouse (10:30PM) / Mika (1AM) @ La Zona Rosa

Too Hungover For Distortion (Singer/songwriter alert)
Clem Snide (9PM) / Ferraby Lionheart (11PM) @ Buffalo Billiards

Rhythm Nation (Dancing hipster alert)
Flosstradamus (9:45PM) / Bonde Do Role (10:40) / Yo Majesty (11:30PM) @ Beauty Bar

What’s on the scorecard for tonight, ladies?

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