Even if you've never pulled a trigger in your life, SXSW is, on some level, an exercise in hunting. Rocks Off had no idea how true this was until earlier this afternoon. As we were looking over the schedule at sxsw.com, we got the brilliant idea to note every band named after any kind of animal, actual or mythological. "Oh, this will be a nice, quick, fun thing to do," we thought. That was six sheets of legal-pad paper and several hours ago now, and we're not counting vague references like Spirit Animal Sound System and Plants and Animals, or SXSW venues such as Dirty Dog Bar and the Elephant Room. You'll see why after the jump. Just call us Noah.
12 a.m. Wednesday, Club 1808 II, 1808 E. 12th St.
8 p.m. Thursday, Elysium, 705 Red RiverToy Horses:
8 p.m. Wednesday, Galaxy Room, 508 E. 6th St.Horse Feathers:
10 p.m. Thursday, Encore Patio, 611 Red RiverBand of Horses:
11:30 p.m. Thursday, Stubb's, 801 Red River; 8:55 p.m. Friday, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St.An Horse:
10 p.m. Friday, Galaxy Room Backyard, 508 E. 6th St.; 1 a.m. Saturday, Emo's Jr., 603 Red RiverBlack Sheep:
12:10 a.m. Saturday, The Independent, 501 N. IH-35Toro y Moi:
1 a.m. Thursday, Wave, 408 E. 6thSo Cow:
10:30 p.m. Friday, Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St.John Doe:
10 p.m. Friday, Beauty Bar/Palm Door, 401 SabineCrystal Antlers:
12 a.m. Friday, Emo's Annex, 600 Red River; 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Red 7 Patio, 611 E. 7th St.The Antlers:
12 a.m. Friday, Galaxy Room Backyard, 508 E. 6th St.Elk City:
10 p.m. Friday, Lamberts, 401 W. 2nd St.Avi Buffalo:
11 p.m. Thursday, Galaxy Room Backyard, 508 E. 6th St.Bison B.C.:
9 p.m .Wednesday, Mohawk Patio, 912 Red RiverLeslie & the Badgers:
9 p.m. Thursday, B.D. Riley's, 204 E. 6th St.Video Hippos:
9:40 p.m. Friday, Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St.Hyperpotomus:
12 a.m.Wednesday, St. David's Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St.Da Ryno:
1 a.m. Saturday, Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th St.Mammoth Grinder:
8:35 p.m. Wednesday, Red 7 Patio, 611 E. 7th St.Elephant Parade:
12:05 a.m. Friday, Stephen F's Bar, 701 CongressLemurs:
9:10 p.m. Saturday, Habana Calle 6 Patio100 Monkeys:
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10 p.m. Saturday, The Parish, 214-B E. 6th St.Sasquatch:
10 p.m. Thursday, Encore, 611 Red River