SXSW: Wednesday Featured Showcases

You don’t need us to tell you that if you want to see R.E.M. tonight you should have started lining up at Stubb’s two days ago. Also you know how big these SXSW crowds are getting every year. The best bet for the sake of your legs — and for the sake of not standing in line all night — is to pick your showcase wisely. Besides, there are too many stacked bills to even worry about hopping around all night. Rather than sprain your fingers scrolling through tonight’s master list, we’ve made you a list of eight different places offering multiple-set enjoyment. And as with each of our SXSW previews, we laced the list with MP3s to help you make up your mind, should you be one of those independent thinker types.

Antone’s (Domino)
Simian Mobile Disco (8PM)
These New Puritans (9PM)
Lightspeed Champion (10PM
Sons & Daughters (11PM)
The Kills (12AM)
White Williams (1AM)

These New Puritans – “Elvis” (MP3)
Lightspeed Champion – “Galaxy Of The Lost” (MP3)
White Williams – “New Violence” (MP3)

Club de Ville (Brooklyn Vegan)
A.A. Bondy (8PM)
Deer Tick (9PM)
Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters (10PM)
Kaki King (11PM)
Martha Wainwright (12AM)
Shearwater (1AM)

A.A. Bondy – “American Hearts” (MP3)
Jeffrey Lewis – “They Always Knew” (MP3)
Kaki King – “Pull Me Out Alive” (MP3)
Martha Wainwright – “Bloody Mother Fuckin Asshole” (MP3)
Shearwater – “Red Sea, Black Sea” (MP3)

Habana Calle 6 Patio (Paper Bag/Upper Class/XLR8R)
The Russian Futurists (11PM)
The Acorn (12AM)
Cadence Weapon (1AM)

The Russian Futurists – “Let’s Get Ready To Crumble” (MP3)
The Acorn – “Flood Pt. 1″ (MP3)
Cadence Weapon – “In Search Of The Youth Crew” (MP3)

Habana Calle 6 (Cardboard)
Best Fwends (8PM)
These Are Powers (8:50PM)
Shooting Spires (9:40 PM)
Pterodactyl (10:30PM)
Ecstatic Sunshine (11:20PM)
Gowns (12:10AM)
Parts & Labor (1AM)

These Are Powers – “Cracks In The Lifeline” (MP3)
Shooting Spires – “Right” (MP3)
Pterodactyl – “Esses” (MP3)
Gowns – “marked” (MP3)
Parts & Labor – “Fractured Skies” (MP3)

Karma Lounge (Modular)
Cut Copy (12AM)
The Tough Alliance (1AM)

Cut Copy – “Lights & Music” (MP3)
The Tough Alliance – “Silly Crimes” (MP3)

La Zona Rosa
Van Morrison (7PM)
Times New Viking (10:30PM)
Yeasayer (11:30PM)
Simian Mobile Disco (12:30AM)

Times Viking – “Drop Out” (MP3)
Yeasayer – “2080” (MP3)
Simian Mobile Disco – “3 Pin Din” (MP3)

Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room (Hometapes)
Nick Butcher (8PM)
Bear In Heaven (8:30PM)
Slaraffenland (9:30PM)
Nick Butcher (10:30)
Pattern Is Movement (11PM)
Tacks, The Boy Disaster (12AM)
Megafaun (1AM)

Bear In Heaven – “Bag Of Bags” (MP3)
Slaraffenland – “Polaroids” (MP3)
Pattern Is Movement – “Right Away” (MP3)
Tacks, The Boy Disaster – “Frozen Feet” (MP3)
Megafaun – “Find Your Mark” (MP3)

Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (eMusic)
Frightened Rabbit (12AM)
Bon Iver (1AM)

Frightened Rabbit – “Modern Leper” (MP3)
Bon Iver – “Skinny Love” (MP3)

OK so that’s a start. Let us know what we missed … and where we should be afterpartying.