Friday, February 13, 2009

SXSW 2009 Showcases Get Official

The long awaited list of official showcases for SXSW 2009 is finally here. You might one of the fat cats who really cares about all that stuff, or you might be like us, aka those who care for the massive, hysterical day parties and random shows that get thrown together out of sheer awesome planning. Don't get us wrong! We love the showcases too, but we don't have badges or photo passes, and we really do enjoy bringing you photos, seeing as how that is kind of our specialty. Anyway, we've broken down the list and taken the best of what each day (officially) has to offer and posted them right here for your convenience:

1. Tomlab/K Records Showcase - Beauty Bar Backyard - 21+
Parenthetical Girls, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, and more.
2. 4AD Showcase - Central Presbyterian Church - All Ages
Anni Rossi, M. Ward, Department of Eagles, St. Vincent, and Camera Obscura
3. Vans Showcase - Emo's Main Room - All Ages
Ima Robot, H.R. Band (H.R. of Bad Brains), Circle Jerks, Juliette & The New Romantiques, Echo and the Bunnymen
1. Beauty Bar - 21+
Ninjasonik, Team Robespierre, Totally Michael, The Death Set, and more. 
2. eMusic Showcase - Central Presbyterian Church - All Ages
Girls, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and Grizzly Bear.
3. The Windish Agency Showcase - Emo's Annex - All Ages
Dirty Projectors, N.A.S.A., Little Boots, Datarock, and more. 
4. La Zona Rosa - All Ages
Lil John, Tori Amos, and more.
5. Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans Showcase - Mohawk - All Ages
Julie Doiron, Foreign Born, These Are Powers, Women, and more. 
6. Patio @ Mohawk - All Ages
Richard Swift, Bishop Allen, Phosphorescent, BLK JKS, Akron/Family, and special guests.
7. Opal Divine's Freehouse - 21+
Matt & Kim and Flosstradamus.
8. Radio Room Patio - All Ages
No Age, Blitzen Trapper, Vetiver, Handsom Furs, and more.
9. Heeb Magazine/Other Music Showcase - Red 7 Patio - All Ages
Suckers, Nite Jewel, Crystal Stilts, Chairlift, Telepathe, and Harlem Shakes.
10. Carpark Showcase - Volume - 21+
Beach House and more.
1. The Billions Corporation Showcase - Antone's - All Ages
Mirah, St. Vincent, and more.
1. Viva Radio/American Apparel Showcase - Club DeVille - 21+
Iran, Colourmusic, Ponytail, and more.
2. Mohawk Patio - All Ages
AIDS Wolf, Clipd Beaks, The Mae Shi, HEALTH, Monotonix, and more. 

(A few notes for the showcases: Above, if there is no showcase name listed, the SXSW website did not have a specific host for the showcase. Also, if there is "and more" in a list of bands, that means I didn't feel like I needed to add the other bands on the bill to the list. You will probably look through the full list and wonder why I didn't post everything that might have a good band or two. These above are those that I felt had the best line-up that might sway you from seeing a show with just one good performer. Also, Sunday night doesn't really have anything listed yet. You can also click on the links for the individual days' schedules above.)

For more information, head on over to the SXSW website, if you are so compelled. We are still waiting on a more comprehensive list of free day parties to arrive, and we will let you know when they do! One last thing: wristband information is now available, but they aren't on sale just yet. The price is $129 dollars and it looks like they will be doing the same Austin-residents-only scheme as last year. There are ways around that though...

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