By Jason Grishkoff | March 16th, 2012
Woohoo! Finally here in Austin. In case you missed it, I did a preview of Friday’s hot showcases, which includes songs from Santigold, White Rabbits and Neon Indian. Today, we’re back with another set of the best events, as well as some awesome songs (this one’s a bit more electronic/mashup driven).
Indie Shuffle’s SXSW coverage sponsored by Jeff Who Lives At Home, in select theaters this Friday.
Oh, and if you’re curious to see the full, overwhelming official schedule, head to SXSW’s website.
AV Club Day Party (1pm – 6pm)
AV Club have managed to wrangle a pretty solid lineup that includes Cymbals Eat Guitars, The War on Drugs and White Rabbit. There will also be some appearances by Andrew W.K. I may or may not attend…
Fader Fort Presented by Converse (1:30pm – 8pm)
SBTRKT is playing the Fader Fort at 2:15pm, and I believe that’s where I want to be. They don’t have much else going on…but I’ve wanted to catch him for a while now.
Urban Outfitters Live In Austin (noon – 6pm)
The highlight of Urban Outfitter’s Saturday lineup is probably Grimes, what with all the hype around her. But, they’ve got some others that might not be too bad: Choir of Young Believers and Peaking Lights could be good catches.
Pure Volume House (2pm – 4am)
Pure Volume are heavy hitters in the online music world, so it’s no surprise that for a few years running, they’ve been one of the hottest spots for good shows. Saturday’s lineup includes a DJ set from The Jane Doze, as well as performances by Shiny Toy Guns and Gauntlet Hair. Frankly, I’d expect them to pull some bigger names, but meh.
Hypem Hotel (10pm – 4am)
Hypem Hotel continues its madness, with another showcase that’ll take us late into the evening. Saturday night they’ve got sets from Niki & The Dove, The Knocks, Wavves, Best Coast and Tennis, among others.