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From 4 p.m. until midnight or so, The Onion and The A.V. Club bring to life the greatest SXSWi-adjacent party of 2016. And it’s FREE.
Doors will open at 3 p.m., and we’ll have music from 4 p.m. through midnight. The full schedule is below—as you’ll see, it’s wall to wall quality, so we’re expecting some early crowds.
We couldn’t be more excited about the musical lineup: Beach Slang put out one of 2015’s best albums, a melodic, rugged debut that’s going to make them the toast of Austin this year. PUP are no slouches in the energy department, either. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down is the fabulous band led by Thao Nguyen, whose fourth album will have been released just prior to this show. Bleached plays cheeky cali-punk, and their new album, Welcome The Worms, will be out in April.
All of these bands could headline the outdoor stage at Barracuda, and they’re all playing this one free show. Can you believe it? Hey, so could Polica, the symphonic Minneapolis band whose new album, United Crushers, comes out March 4! Oh geez, where to go from here? Into It Over It? So great. Car Seat Headrest? The ‘90s are back, and they brought their lo-fi indie rock. The Inventors? Big!
Inside: Open Mike Eagle? Hip-hop genius. Flock Of Dimes? Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak doing her solo thing with guitar and electronics. Made Of Oak? Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso getting electronic and funky as hell. What Moon Things? Best new band of 2015 in the Village Voice. Are you in line yet?
MUST BE 21+
9:40pm Open Mike Eagle
8:40pm Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak)
7:40pm: Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso)
11:00pm Beach Slang
9:00pm Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
6:00pm Into it. Over it.
5:00pm Car Seat Headrest
4:00pm The Inventors