SXSW: Saturday Party Picks

As far as we can tell, there are two must-see parties today. Not to be too shameless, but one of them is ours. We’re not just saying that — we’ve been waiting for this for months now. This afternoon Fuck Buttons, High Places, Blitzen Trapper, No Age, HEALTH, and DJ List Christee (aka Kevin Barnes) head to Volume for the Stereogum/PASTE party. There’s still free SoCo, free nachos, and free sunshine. If you wanted a little comedy along with your top-notch indie rock, the other day party worth a mention is the jam-packed Mess With Texas event at Waterloo Park. Along with Human Giant, Demetri Martin, Leo Allen, Todd Barry, Eugene Mirman, et and cetera, they have the Breeders, Fucked Up (who played an illegal set on a bridge with No Age at 2AM last night), Simian Mobile Disco, Black Mountain, Islands, Jay Reatard, Pissed jeans (we saw ‘em last night, great as always), Yeasayer, White Denim, and too many more. Here’s a more comprehensive list, splayed out with some MP3 accompaniment.

Stereogum/Paste @ Volume
Fuck Buttons (12PM)
High Places (1PM)
Blitzen Trapper (2PM)
No Age (3PM)
Kevin Barnes DJ Set (5PM)

Fuck Buttons – “Bright Tomorrow” (MP3)
High Places – “Cosmonaut” (MP3)
Blitzen Trapper – “Futures & Folly” (MP3)
No Age – “My Life’s Alright Without You” (MP3)
HEALTH – “Crimewave” (MP3)
of Montreal – “Friends Of Mine” (MP3)

Mess With Texas @ Waterloo Park
The Breeders
Fucked Up
Human Giant
Simian Mobile Disco
No Age
Black Mountain
Jay Reatard
Pissed jeans
Neon Neon
White Denim
Atlas Sound
Matt & Kim
Giil Mantera Party Dream
Brian Posehn
Janeane Garofalo
Leo Allen
Todd Barry
Eugene Mirman
Paul F Tompkins
Jon Glaser

Janeane Garofalo! She was great with Fred.