In the coming week, legions of Houstonians will trek northwest to descend upon the city of Austin, blessing it with our mere presence during the madhouse that is SXSW. Heck, some of Houston is already there.
Our delegation is not limited to SXSW attendees, however. A host of Houston bands, rappers, DJs and other acts will strut their stuff in showcases both official and unofficial. For those people looking to catch a Houston act - whether that's to see a familiar face, lend some hometown support, or show off to some friends not fortunate enough to abide in our fair city - here's a list of who's playing, where, and when.
Note to artists: if your show isn't here, leave it in the comments and we'll add it. We asked a lot and tried to catch everything, but if we missed your shows we're sorry.
* - Official SXSW Showcase; may be badge/wristband only
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
- DJ Sun at Copa, 7 p.m.
- Football, Etc. at Mellow Mushroom
- * Future Blondes at Elysium, 10:30 p.m.
- * Two Star Symphony, 8 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
- Art Institute at Hyde Park Bar & Grill, 5:45 p.m.
- * B L A C K I E at Barcelona, 9 p.m.
- DJ Sun at Scoot Inn, Waxpoetics Showcase
- Drastik at Can I Kick It Vol. II, Cream Vintage, 12:25 p.m.
- Football, Etc. at Plush
- * Indian Jewelry at Soho Lounge, 1 a.m.
- Sky Lounge at Townhouse Bar, 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
- Art Institute at The Monstrosity, 2514 Wilson, 12:45 p.m.
- Black Congress at Obsolete Industries, 7 p.m.
- Buxton at New West Records Party, The Belmont, 12 p.m.
- * Buxton, official showcase, 18th Floor at Hilton Gardens, 9 p.m.
- Cutthroat Records Showcase, The Parlor, 8 p.m. (Hell City Kings, The Hangouts, Venomous Maximus, Born Liars, The Hot Things, Ex-Optimists)
- DJ Sun at Break Away Records
- DJ Sun at Two Sevens Clash at District 301
- Drastick at Heart of Texas Rockfest, The Dorm Room, 4:30 p.m.
- Fat Tony, Shina Rae at BLAP!, Hickory Street Bar & Grill
- Football, Etc. at 2604 Diaz
- H.I.S.D. at Rappers I Know/Gigacrate showcase, Beso Cantina
- Killa Kyleon, The Niceguys at Hustlepalooza, Cielo Night Club
- * Killa Kyleon at Venue 222, 10 p.m.
- * Michael "5000" Watts at Fuze, 12 a.m.
- * The Niceguys at Scoot Inn, 8:50 p.m.
- Sky Lounge at Townhouse Bar, 6 p.m.
- Trae Tha Truth at Village Voice Showdown at SXSW, Austin Music Hall
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
- Art Institute at Zen Sushi, 4 p.m.
- Dean's List Vol. III at Victory Grill, featuring lots of Houston rappers. Starts 8 p.m.
- Finnegan at Carousel Lounge, 10 p.m.
- Longhorn Hip-Hop Showcase, also featuring lots of Houston rappers, starts at 12 p.m.
- * Lower Dens (former Houstonians Jana Hunter & Will Adams) at Klub Krucial, 8 p.m.
- * Trae Tha Truth at Fuze, 1 a.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
- * American Fangs at Emo's, 9 p.m.
- Art Institute at The Local Pub, 6 p.m.
- Chase Hamblin at Frontier A Go-Go Rock & Roll Hootenanny, Antone's Records, 2 p.m.
- Drastik at Kick Butt Coffee, 10 p.m.
- Fat Tony at Guns In The Sun, Headhunters, 12:45 p.m.
- * Fat Tony at Karma Lounge, 10:15 p.m.
- Finnegan, The Literary Greats at Dizzy Rooster, 7 p.m.
- Finnegan, Square And Compass, Spain Colored Orange at Nomad Bar, starts 6 p.m.
- Glasnost, DJ Ceeplus Bad Knives at Detox To Retox, Valhalla
- The Handshake at RethinkPopMusic, Chupacabra Cantina, 9 p.m.
- Hollywood FLOSS, Killa Kyleon at NT Secret Society showcase, Mi Casa Cantina, starts 11:30 a.m.
- Jon Black, Skepticynic, Jody Seabody & The Whirls at The 512, 12 p.m.
- Josiah Gabriel, Moths, Female Demand, Rivers, Stephen Farris, Himself, Roger Sellers at Taos Co-Op Presents SXSW, all day
- Orange Is In at Guero's Taco Bar, 12 p.m.
- Robert Ellis at What By What-Ever, Domy Books, 12:30 p.m.
- * Robert Ellis at Lustre Pearl, 10 p.m.
- Roky Moon & BOLT, The Watermarks at Future of Music Fest, Shiner Saloon 8 p.m.
- * Something Fierce at Dirtnap Records Showcase at Easy Tiger
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
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- Chase Hamblin at G & S Lounge, 3 p.m.
Note: Here's a good tracker for Houston Hip-Hop at SXSW 2011.