SXSW: Thursday Party Picks

If you’re a party hopper, today is your day. Well if you allow us to be biased for a minute … you probably should head to Volume for our party (My Brightest Diamond, Nada Surf, Destroyer, Peter Morén, et al) and not leave until they stop pouring the free SoCo. But if you have something against those bands and free liquor, we suppose there are some other ways to while away your time, and we’ve got the picks of the latter waiting below. (Motorhead’s playing the Vice thing(!), Robyn’s playing the Filter party, etc.) If you’re plotting the perfect day, stay at Volume ’til Peter Morén closes it down, then head to the FADER Fort for their tribute to Lou Reed featuring Mark Kozelek, Yo La Tengo, My Morning Jacket, Moby, Thurston Moore, Dr. Dog, and more. It won’t be too tough to get in or anything.

Stereogum/Paste @ Volume
My Brightest Diamond (12-12:40PM)
Nada Surf (1-1:40PM)
Destroyer (2-2:40PM)
Colour Revolt (3-3:40PM)
Delta Spirit (4-4:40PM)
Peter Morén (of Peter Bjorn & John) (5-5:40PM)

My Brightest Diamond – “Hi Remember Me” (MP3)
Nada Surf – “See These Bones” (MP3)
Peter Morén – “Social Competence” (MP3)

Vice Saves Texas @ Stubb’s
Napalm Death (1:20PM)
High On Fire (2PM)
Motörhead (3:05PM)

Filter @ Cedar Street
The Duke Spirit (3:15PM)
Be Your Own Pet (4PM)
Robyn (5PM)

Be Your Own Pet – “Bicycle Bicycle You Are My Bicycle” (MP3)
Robyn – “Handle Me (Bjorn Remix)” (MP3)
The Duke Spirit – “Lassoo” (MP3)

The Fader Fort
The Ting Tings (2:00-2:25PM)
Grand Ole Party (3:30-3:55PM)
Birdmonster (4:15-4:40PM)
Saul Williams (5:00-5:25PM)
TRIBUTE TO LOU REED* (5:45-7:30PM)
N.E.R.D. (8-9PM)

* featuring What Laura Says Thinks and Feels, Paper Route, Oh No! Oh My!, Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, Joseph Arthur, Dr. Dog, Mark Kozelek, Yo La Tengo, My Morning Jacket, Moby, Thurston Moore & The New Wave Bandits