Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My god, I love South by Southwest. I love it ridiculously. I love the pandemonium, running into friends and acquaintances, the rush of getting into a party. The thrill of being on the list. I love RSVPing. I love getting someone else into a party as my 'Plus One'. I love eating and drinking for free. I love the way you can just bob from place to place and never be bored, never stop seeing something new, never stop hearing something interesting, and how the place is full of strangers.

I used to take off the entire week of Spring Break for my birthday gift to myself. Then it became just the last half of the week and the following Monday so that I could just do music and I'd have time off during the year for other things.

Anyway, due to being a working single mother, my kid being sick a whole bunch this year and burning up all my sick/vacation time, and THE VERY BAD NO GOOD AWFUL ECONOMY, I have to work during South by. Soooo, I bought my son very good ear muffs (part of his Xmas present!) to block sound/noise and we're going to go out and be weekend rockstars. (At least we're going to try.)

So, to that end, I'm going to post a few RSVPs here. Just some of the fun things that are on the Saturdays and Sundays of SXSW and a few other things that are weeklong/multiple day parties/events. I post/ repost a lot of other things on my twitter feed: @astar_alone HOWEVER, if you want to know about ALL the parties, you should check out the people in the know (and this is by no means an exhaustive list) like:
@thepeenscene @knuckle_rumbler @austinbloggy @ultra8201 @atxhipsters @wornwhite @laurenlytle @sailorlegs @do512 (and all of the @do512 people) @sweetleaftea (and all the @sweetleaf people) @misohungry @broylesa @chrontourage @laniAR @wherescarla @richard_henry @dominixon @atxfoodnews @flipscene @tollym @stephensurefire @sxswfreenoms @sxswist @sxswpartylist @sxswparty(or search twitter for #sxsw or follow the list I made of @funintheatx) or just start looking around twitter for other wonderful people who tweet and blog about everything there is that goes on in Austin all the time.

If you ask some of these people nicely, you might even be given glorious access to their files of wonder and find the RSVPs to all the public parties collected in one place, and maybe even details on secret and selective parties that you know you want to go to.

Speaking of, I just got this:
We just got a hold of someone's list of parties during SXSW. The really good ones haven't been announced yet.

(I'm not sure how long that link will be good, so click it while it's hot.)

Beyond the twitterati, I would check the following sites for info on SXSW (and Austin events in general):

Anyway, without further ado here are some week/several days long and Saturday and Sunday parties (it's not comprehensive as these should mostly be non-wristband/badge events, and I've left off some whose RSVPs are already full):


The PureVolume House
PV House
504 Trinity
(open during SXSWi and SXSW music)
Among other things, there will be free Taco Bell.

Levis Fader Fort
The Fort 1101 E 5th St
1p - TBA
Drinks. Music. Awesome.

(The RSVP isn't up yet, but will be soon. Check there and check their twitter.)

All Together Now
The Bayou
FREE/ $5 Under 21
More details will be coming, for this MTV/Invisible Children sponsored event:
Wednesday, March 17th – Street-Teamers promoting sponsors and showcases all day.
Thursday, March 18th – Street-Teamers promoting sponsors and showcases all day.
Friday, March 19th – Bands Noon to 2am
Saturday, March 20th – Bands Noon to 2am
Slots: 25 mins w/ 15 min change-over


Saturday 3/13/2010:

WindowsPhone Blogger Lounge
Austin Convention Center Room 19A
9:30a - 6p

Buffalo Exchange Day Party
Buffalo Exhange
Free/ No RSVP

Mobile Social
Mellow Johnnys
2p - 11p
Urban Ride
* After Party

Survey Gizmo Party
PureVolume House
4p - 7p
free food and drinks

3six5 meetup
The Gingerman

Mozilla SXSW Happy Hour Party
Cedar Door
6p - 8p

The Bigg Digg Shindigg
7p - 12p
Diggnation Live & The Walkmen!!

(RV)IP NING Lounge
Mobile Party: follow to find the RV.
8p - 11p
karaoke and drinks

Sunday 3/14/2010:

Adobe Brunch
Convention Center
bacon, coffee and geekery

WindowsPhone Blogger Lounge
Convention Center Room 19A
9:30a - 6p

Buffalo Exchange Day Party
Buffalo Exchange

KickApps Bar Party
Hickory Street
7p - 10p
free drinks for the first 100 RSVPs

(RV)IP NING Lounge
Mobile Party: follow to find the RV.
8p - 11p
karaoke and drinks

Cupcake Social
(Keep checking for more info. The party wasn't completely planned when I posted this.)

PureVolume House
8p - 4a


Saturday 3/20/2010:

Flatstock 24
Austin Convention Center
10a - 6p
Flatstock 24 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. Posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques will be on display and for sale as well as additional merchandise.

J Black's Feel Good Lounge
11:30am - 6:00pm
DAN MANGAN (Arts & Crafts / Vancouver)
THE ORBANS (Fort Worth)
SERYN (Denton)
DOUG BURR (Denton)
SPONSORED BY: Tito's Vodka, Waialua Soda, J Blacks, Cupprimo's Cupcakes, Caffe Medici, pan-ector industries, Y&YRS

East Meets Fest
Uchi-801 South Lamar
11:00am Curses (
11:45am Many Birthdays (
12:30pm Dana Falconberry (
1:15pm Woven Bones (
2:00pm The White White Lights (
2:30 pm The Red Boys (
2:45pm The Authors (
Between sets The Octopus Project (
**Japanese street cuisine and beer will be available for purchase**
Free/ Open to Public (Carpooling/Biking is strongly encouraged)

Urban Outfitters Back Lot Party
Urban Outfitters
Free/ No RSVP

Rachel Ray's Party
11a - 4p

Sounds Australia/Aussie BBQ
Maggie Mae's
12pm - 2am

MPress Records
Soho Lounge
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Katie Costello, The Mieka Canon, Seth Glier, Paper Raincoat, Rachael Sage, Melissa Ferrick and The Kin
Email to:

The Seattle Party 2010
Beauty Bar

Aussie BBQ
East Tent, Brush Square Park
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
free food and drinks

Do512: The Big One
The Compound (This Venue may be changed)
Holy Fuck, Warpaint, Hood Internet, Royal Bangs, Miss Li, WhoMadeWho
Free Drinks from Shiner and Deep Eddy Vodka

Alt Press Day Show
1. Never Shout Never
2. Title Fight
3. Hey Monday
4. Ruiner
5. The Cab
6. La Dispute
7. Every Avenue
8. Honor Bright
9. The Summer Set
10. Zlam Dunk
11. There For Tomorrow
12. Cymbals Eat Guitars
13. Stereo Skyline
14. Conditions
15. Lights
16. Terrible Things
17. Sum 41
18. Circa Survive

Free/ No RSVP
Follow on Twitter at: @AltPress

Standard Recording Party
Shakespeare's Pub
12p - 5p
metavari, dead beats, burnt ones, thunderhawk, amo joy, husband and wife, bridges & powerlines, etc.


1:00pm - 5:00pm
Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), The Cool Kids, Cool Calm Pete, 88-Keys, Kidz in the Hall, Bad Rabbits, Hey Champ, French Horn Rebellion, Whatzisface, More TBA
Free (NO RSVP)

Auditorium Shores Concert Series
Auditorium Shores
2p - 9p
Kimya Dawson, 3 p.m.
Dawes, 4 p.m.
Justin Townes Earle, 5 p.m.
Deer Tick, 6 p.m.
Lucero, 7 p.m.
She & Him, 8 p.m.
Free/ No RSVP

Six Stages Over Texas
Block Party On San Antonio St behind Cream Vintage, Hole in the Wall, Slices and Ices, etc.
2 - 10pm
The Crystal Method, Admiral Radley (Jason Lytle & members of Earlimart), The Hounds Below (Von Bondies new project), Tommy Lee (Motley Crue Dj-ing), The Lions, Buick Mackane, Findlay Brown, The World's Greatest Ghosts, Holiday Shores, That Ghost, The Points North, Candy Claws, King of Conspiracy, The Glorious Veins, Dinosaur Bones, Jeremy Messersmith, Mata Leon, Mon Khmer, Miss Dust, Nazcar Nation, DJ Jason Soundstorm, Kids At The Bar, Boy Eats Drum Machine Boy, DJ Czech One, DJ Laissez Faire Club, Halves, TIGER! SHIT! TIGER! SHIT!, Killola, Red Leaves, The Vitamins
***$20 cover benefitting Yele Haiti***
(This is the only party I'm posting that costs anything, but check out the line up!)

Cedar Door
Mount Righteous, Linus of Hollywood, and world record performance of "Hamster On A Piano (Eating Popcorn)"

Filter Magazine's Showdown at Cedar St.
Cedar St. Courtyard
11:00a-1:00p Julia Marcell. L. Stad, Pustki
1:00 Children Collide
1:50 Codeine Velvet Club
2:40 Athlete
3:30 The Constellations
4:20 The Boxer Rebellion
5:15 Frightened Rabbit
Free BBQ

Dickies Sounds
Lustre Pearl
3p - 2a
3p Golden Triangle
4p This Will Destroy You
5p Oh No Ono
6p Sondre Lerche

12p - 8p
MAJOR LAZER, the walkmen, diplo, glass candy, the very best, rusko, the toxic avenger, jack beats, kid sister, hudson mohawk, sleigh bells, yacht, GZA, amanda blank, japanther, the death set, dam funk, franki chan, acid girls, men, ninjasonik, juiceboxxx, best coast, cymbals eat guitars, jokers of the scene, maluca, popo, l-vis 1990, nadastrom, moonrats, 12th planet, paul devro, wild yaks, royal bangs, bosco delrey, cubic zirconia, dr. manhattan, outasight...
There will be rides! games! carni food! fun booths! free booze!
(RSVP wasn't officially open when I posted this.)

Music For Listeners
Red House Pizzeria
12p - 6p
12p Big Soy
1p Charlie Parr
2p Wild Moccasins
3p Allo Darlin'
4p Elk City
5p Still Flyin
6p She Keeps Beez


Sunday 3/21/2010:

Six Stages Over Texas (Continues from Saturday)

Carniville (Continues from Saturday)

1 comment:

  1. A friend sent me this. It's a huge list of RSVPs and things for SXSW that this guy posted in his Fb notes: