[wide][/wide]Thunderbird Coffee (2200 Manor Road) kept me awake and gave me a place to work on this website, and they’re hosting three days of free, no RSVP needed unofficial-SXSW shows featuring bands from all over the country (and the world). Honestly, I’ve probably heard of about 6 of these bands before reading this line-up, but that is part of the magic of Southby. You never know what who might discover playing mid-day on the porch of a coffee shop, at a parking garage after-party, or late night causing the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge to feel like it might break.
Thursday, March 17th has Ash Reiter (San Francisco), Weinland (Portland), Creepoid (philly), Nothing (philly), Secret Mountains (Baltimore), Laura Stevenson and the Cans (Brooklyn), Stereo Telescope (Boston), This is the Kit (Bristol UK), Marmalakes (Austin), Gentlemen Rogues (Austin), Waiting For Signal (Kansas City), and Shells (Austin).
Friday, March 18th featuring: Two Cow Garage (Columbus, OH), Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Austin Lucas (Bloomington, IN), East Cameron Folkcore (Austin), Muhammadali (Houston), Whitman (Austin), Red Daughters (MPLS, MN), Sam Cassidy (MPLS, MN), Guns of Navarone (Austin), Tim Larson and the Owner/Operators (Chicago), The Demon Beat (West Virginia), and Omar Garza (LA).
Saturday, March 19th featuring Dave Hause (PA), This Frontier Needs Heroes (Brooklyn) The Loom (Brooklyn), Mean Creek (Boston), Army Navy (LA/NYC), Talking to Turtles (Germany), Lindi Ortega (Toronto), The Echocentrics (Brazil/Argentina), Milk Thistle (Austin), Manchild, (Kansas City), LA Font (LA), Social Studies (SF), and Lonlolly Boy (Austin).
All ages. FREE! FREE! FREE! Lots of beer.