After a Wednesday packed with amazing music, here are my picks for Thursday of SXSW, starting with the Billy Reid Shindig, which is always one of the best SXSW day parties to attend for a couple of reasons. First, the Shindig’s style of music includes a number of Southern rockers, indie-folk bands and outstanding singer-songwriters, which basically make for your perfect daytime music. This year’s lineup includes past SXSW favorites such as Apache Relay, Kurt Vile, and Spanish Gold. Second, thanks to said musicians, the atmosphere is laidback and relaxed. And finally, this year’s day parties will be held at one of my favorite local watering holes, Weather Up. Check out the lineup below and RSVP for the Shindig here!
Thursday, March 13
11:30 – 11:50: Matrimony
12:00 – 12:30: The Felice Brothers
12:50 – 1:20 Shakey Graves
1:40 – 2:10 The Apache Relay
2:30 – 3:00 Kurt Vile
3:20 – 4:00 Billy Joe Shaver
4:20 – 5:00 Spanish Gold
5:20 – 6:05 Robert Ellis
6:25 – 7:15 St. Paul & The Broken Bones
But that’s not all…here are a few more party pics for Thursday!
KGSR at the W at 6AM
Kick off the morning with top SXSW bands like The Hold Steady, Phantogram, and The Mowgli’s with KGRS at the W.
KUTX Live at the Four Seasons at 7AM
Or, sleep in a extra few minutes and head over the Four Seasons to catch Phox and Austin’s own Bright Light Social Hour.
As for your afternoon, head over to the aforementioned Shindig for a relaxed afternoon at Weather Up or try out one of these shows:
IHEARTCOMIX Austin Party Weekend at Empire Control Room & Garage at 12PM
A killer lineup that includes CLAIRE, Gangs of Youth, and The Ceremonies, this is a very close second to the Shindig for my top pick. Might be tied for first.
Paste at Swan Dive beginning at 11:30AM
Paste’s Thursday lineup includes favorites such as Gardens & Villas, Yellow Ostrich and Ages&Ages.
Wind-Up Records at LA Barbecue at 12PM
In addition to some of Austin’s best BBQ, the Wind-Up Records Day Party has a range of great bands like the Griswold’s, Little Daylight, blondfire, and the French Horn Rebellion. Continue reading #SXSW 2014: Thursday Top Picks + RSVPs