SXSW: Friday Featured Showcases

The Austin sun’s especially strong today — so much so, it’s difficult imagining it setting enough to usher in the nighttime showcases. But it will eventually go away, so if you’re here and looking for something to see, we have a few ideas. Sub Pop’s putting on a solid show on the Bourbon Rocks Patio, featuring buzz boys Ruby Suns, Dan Boeckner + fiancee lovely bride Alexei (congrats kids) in Handsome Furs, and the always great live acts of Pissed Jeans and No Age. We know frequent commenter j wiggles o’reilly (aka the one who posts raps about the Smell scene) will be all about Mika Miko, Clipd Beaks, Apes et al at Lovepump’s soirée. Classic indie rock lovers should check J Mascis and Thurston Moore @ the Mohawk Patio. Or if you’re up for a lineup full of a inter-genre-rational goodness you must check the Ting Tings/Santogold/MGMT/The Cribs/Sia/N.E.R.D. at Stubb’s. Just queue up now. Here’s our full spread…

Bourbon Rocks Patio (Sub Pop)
The Ruby Suns (8:30PM)
Pissed Jeans (9:30PM)
Handsome Furs (10:30PM)
The Helio Sequence (11:30PM)
No Age (12:30AM)

Cedar Door (The Bowery Presents)
The Virgins
The Little Ones
Rogue Wave
Dr. Dog
Tapes ‘N Tapes
Nada Surf

Central Presbyterian Church (Asthmatic Kitty & Friends)
Cryptacize (11PM)
My Brightest Diamond (12AM)
Castanets (1AM)

Emo’s Main Room (Biz 3)
Crystal Castles (8:45PM)
Does It Offend You, Yeah? (9:30PM)
Flosstradamus (10:15PM)
The Cool Kids (11PM)
A-Trak (11:30PM)
Kid Sister (12:10AM)
Clipse (12:50AM)

Flamingo Cantina (Panache/Lovepump United)
Mka Miko (8PM)
Clipd Beaks (8:40PM)
RTX (9:30PM)
Apes (10:30)
Old Time Religun (11:25PM)
HEALTH (12:20AM)
The Mae Shi (1:10AM)

Mohawk Patio (Ecstatic Peace)
Tall Firs (10PM)
Be Your Own Pet (11PM)
J Mascis (12AM)
Thurston Moore w/ Band (12:45AM)

Ninety Proof Lounge (Rob da Bank and Friends)
Lykke Li (8PM)
Laura Marling (10PM)
Born Ruffians (11PM)
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip (1AM)

The Parish (Merge)
Portastatic (8PM)
Wye Oak (9PM)
Radar Bros. (10PM)
Shout Out Louds (11PM)
She & Him (12AM)
Destroyer (1AM)

Jana Hunter (9PM)
Fuck Buttons (10PM)
Valet (11PM)
White Rainbow (12AM)
Atlas Sound (1AM)

Red Eyed Fly (The Rebel Group)
The Forms (9PM)
Land Of Talk (10PM)
Say Hi (11Pm)
Cloud Cult (12AM)
Lucero (1AM)

The Ting Tings (8PM)
Santogold (9PM)
The Cribs (11PM)
Sia (12AM)
N.E.R.D. (1AM)

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