Having a hard time wrapping your head around the countless showcases and jumbled schedules at SXSW this year?  Don’t worry we’ve got you covered.  Check out these immensely talented Grandstand bands and schedules below!


Portland-based project, Anne just released Pulling Chain on Run For Cover Records marking a change in form as front-man David Lindell continues Anne into electronic territory that maintains his original post-punk rhythmic tendencies Wed: Run For Cover Records Showcase (The Liberty) 4PM


Arthur Beatrice released their debut album, Working Out on March 4 via Harvest Records.    Consquence of Sound has called them “all consuming” and Under The Radar has labeled their music “gracefully polished pop.”

Tue: Haven Lounge 10:15PM

Wed: Red Eye Fly
Fri: Under The Radar party (Flamingo Cantina) 4:05PM


On Interrupt, Bleeding Rainbow’s fourth album, in which the band was able to perfectly capture the visceral raw energy of their unrelenting live show.  The Foursome of Sarah Everton, Rob Garcia, Al Creedon and Ashley Arwine have stripped bare the layers that came to represent 2013′s Yeah Right. “We wanted to get back to writing more straight forward songs.”  The result is 35 minutes of straight forward, dressed down, feral noisy punk-pop filled with driving melodies.  Its impact is immediate and unforgiving.

Weds: Grandstand Day Party (The Sailor Jerry House) 5:30PM

Thurs: Death + Taxes Showcase (Cheer Up Charlies) 3PM

Photo Credit: Ryan Russell


Atlanta’s ruling garage rock daughters are ready to release their 4th full length album on Suicide Squeeze Records and are touring w/ The Black Lips & Audacity this spring.  ‘Suck My Shirt’ is their catchiest yet – jarring, raspy, tough with solid melodic hooks akin to Sleater Kinney, or the art-pop of late-era Minutemen.  Watch their latest video “Follow Me” HERE featuring Mastodon.

Wed: Sub Pop Licensing Showcase (North Door) 1:15PM Wed: Grandstand Party (Gypsy Lounge) 6:15 PM Fri: Aye Aye Tapes (White Swan) 4:20PM Fri: Blundertown/Cultist Party (Gypsy Lounge) 8:45PM Fri: Suicide Squeeze/Hardly Art (The Liberty) 11:00PM Sat: King Congo Powers Birthday Bash (Long Branch) 4PM Sat: Burgermania 3 (Hotel Vegas) 6:30 PM

Photo Credit: Sara Davis


Creative Adult come from the diverse musical breeding ground of California’s North Bay Punk scene and just released their first LP ‘Psychic Mess’ on Run For Cover which was produced by Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Efrim Menuck. These guys rip live! Listen/watch “Deep End” HERE

Wed: Run For Cover Day Part (Liberty) TBD Wed: Grandstand Party (Gypsy Lounge) 4:45PM Thu: Flowerbooking Official SXSW Showcase (Holy Mountain Outside) 9PM Fri: Flowerbooking Day Party (Cheer Up Charlies) TBD


Philadelphia’s Creepoid mine the quiet side of post-rock / slowcore, then erupt into heavy, hard hitting distortion. Think artists like Nick Cave, Red House Painters, Sonic Youth, and My Bloody Valentine.

Fri: Graveface/Noisy Ghost Showcase (TenOak Bourbon House) 9PM
Sat: Sailor Jerry Party (Gypsy Lounge) 2PM
Sat: Graveface/Noisy Ghost Party (Tillery Park) 3:30PM Sun: Uncle Doug’s Chili Dog Fest V (The Side Bar) 5:45PM


This Nashville squad rolls 4 guitars deep and are one of the most talked-about live bands going right now!

Wed: Paste Magazine Party (The Swan Dive) 2PM

Wed: SESAC Party (Lambert’s) 11PM

Fri: Exit/In Showcase (The Parish Underground) 1AM

Sat: Rachel Ray Feedback House 10PM

the districts press photo


The Districts are a four-piece indie rock band from the small town of Lititz, Pennsylvania. Their mix of jangly indie Americana and blues-inspired rock caught the attention of Mississippi’s Fat Possum Records, which signed the Districts in 2013. In January 2014 Fat Possum issued the band’s self-titled third EP, which contained three remastered songs from their Telephone album along with two newly recorded tracks.

Wed: The Echo/Spaceland Prod Party (Red 7) 3:50PM Thu: Rachael Ray Party 4PM Thu: Official SXSW Showcase (Buffalo Billiards) 12AM midnight Fri: Another Planet Party (Red Eyed Fly) 1PM Fri: The Deli NYC Party (The Brixton on E. 6th) 3PM Fri: Spotify Party 5PM Sat: SX San Jose (Hotel San Jose) 1PM

Americana mainstay’s The Felice Brothers have recently signed to DualTone (The Lumineers) and will release their new studio album this summer.
Tues: Dyn Party (Cedar Tavern Courtyard) 10PM

Thur: Billy Reid Shindig (Weather Up) 12:30PM

Thur: Heartbreaker Banquet (Willie Nelson Ranch) 3:30PM

Thur: Ground Control Touring (Mohawk) 10:50PM

Fri: Pandora Discovery Party (The Gatsby) 4PM


Inside the cinder blocks of legendary venue and bar Beerland, the Ghetto Ghouls have grown into one of the best punk bands in Austin. In an over saturated landscape of 70′s worshipping garage bands, a stripped down Texas punk band like this is most definitely needed. These guys wield the torch of sloppy 80′s noisy punk like The Dicks, Stick Men, Scratch Acid and are releasing their debut LP (recorded in just four hours) April 8th via Monofonus Press and a single this summer on 12XU. Listen to “Living Alone” HERE.


Wed: Ping Pong Booking showcase (Hotel Vegas) 2PM

Wed: Monofonus showcase (Beerland) 2:45PM

Thur:Thread Pull Records Showcase (Trailer Space) 5PM

Sat: Monofonus Official show (The Hideout) 9:20PM

Sun:Panache Hangover show (Beerland) 9PM

Cleveland’s Herzog are as catchy as they are diverse, inventive as they are informed, melodic as they are sonic, and enjoyable as they are enrapturing.
Thur: Side Bar Party (Side Bar) 2:15PM
Fri: La Snaks and the New Movement Party (New Movement) 4PM
Jesus Sons is an LA area garage/psych band that sounds like they came straight out of a 60s motorcycle hippie exploitation film.
Wed: Willow Wood Party (the ABGB) 9:30PM Fri: Permanent Records (Shhmaltz) 2:30PM
Line & Circle was born of the collaboration between Brian J. Cohen & Brian Egan – natives of Akron and Dayton, Ohio, respectively – who met in college before moving from the Midwest to Los Angeles. Last spring, along with guitarist Eric Neujahr, drummer Nick Cisik, and bassist Jon Engelhard, they returned to the studio with White Iris’ Lewis Pesacov to begin recording new material developed during the band’s two recent tours. There, with nods to early 4AD dream pop and chiming I.R.S. Records-era guitar rock, the group pared the songs to their essence – simple melodic phrases and hooky ostinatos that subvert the weightier themes of the lyrics.
Tues: White Iris Showcase (Holy Mountain) 8PM Weds: SXSW, Official Showcase (Soho Lounge) 10PM
Moses Sumney- From Southern California by way of Ghana, Moses Sumney began performing live a year ago and has garnered attention from not only press but artists like Beck and Solange both of whom he’s performed with. As a solo artist, he uses layered vocal loops and plays electric guitar to create his brand of very unique folk influenced R&B. Out on tour this spring with Local Natives.
Wed: B3SCI Showcase (Red Eyed Fly) 12:55PM
Wed: KCRW Showcase (Convention Center – Radio Day Stage) 3PM
Wed: Church Show (Central Presbyterian) 8PM
Fri: Soalnge/Saint Heron Showcase (Cheer Up Charlie’s) TBD
Orwells press shot
Chicagoland garage-punks The Orwells are one of the hottest live acts out there right now with The Washington Post calling their recent show “fantastic”. The band has released two EPs on Canvasback and will be coming out with their highly anticipated new album this summer. The release will include racks produced by Chris Coady (Smith Westerns, Beach House) Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club) and Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) this coming summer.
Wed: Fader Fort 4PM
Wed: Vice/Noisey (Cheer Up Charlie’s) 1AM
Thu: Waterloo Records Showcase 3PM
Fri: SPIN Showcase (Stubb’s BBQ) 12:30PM
Fri: Entercomm (Market Lounge) 10PM
Sat: Burgermania (Hotel Vegas Patio) 11:30PM
Photo Credit: Angelina Castillo
Promised Land Sound emerged from the fertile Nashville garage scene – members have played with PUJOL, Denney and the Jets, and members of JEFF The Brotherhood and Those Darlins, among others – but have quickly evolved to deploy a more varied, country, soul and pop palette than many of their brethren and sistren. The woodshedding and session-vet vibes are palpable, their sound compellingly unhinged and singularly propulsive.  While the venerable musical traditions of their hometown inform their country-rock sound, their especial alchemy plays fast and loose with reductive genre boundaries.
Wed: Chicken Ranch Records Day Party (Hole in the Wall) 2:30PM Wed: Grandstand Day Party (Gypsy Lounge) 3:45PM Thur: Third Man Records Day Party (Museum Of Human Achievement): 3PM Thur: High Road Touring Official Showcase (Lambert’s): 9PM
Public Service Broadcasting’s debut Inform – Educate – Entertain had its US release in November to much critical acclaim (its UK release was in May and it reached #21 in the UK chart).  Taking in archive material from the BFI and StudioCanal along with classic American public information films the album sees the the band, a duo, seeking to fulfil their mission statement over a wide range of subject matter and styles.  Through both the record and their uniquely spell-binding live audio-visual ‘Transmissions’, audiences will witness the band weave samples from these films around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics, creating an array of diverse tracks. What emerges is, by turns, thrilling, moving, funny and powerful; or, if you will, informative, educational and – most of all – entertaining.  Of their CMJ shows NPR said, “Ok, this may the best new thing for me at CMJ complete w robot voice, banjo, samples, drums, film and they rock.”
Wed: Grandstand v Sailor Jerry’s (Gypsy Lounge) 3:15PM
Thu: Popscene Asia v GAG v HEATWAVE (Cherrywood Coffeehouse) 2PM
Thu: Official Showcase -  BBC Introducing @ The British Music Embassy (Latitude 30)9PM
 Fri: The A.V Club  (Blackheart Bar) 12:15PM
Those Darlins release Blur The Line was released in October to wide-spread critical acclaim. Giving it 3.5 stars Rolling Stone called it “a seductive bite that goes well with their lupine guitar ooze.” Spin called Blur The Line “smart and seductive” and Blurt gave it 5 out of 5 stars.  The band is well-known for their killer live shows and 2013 saw them tour the US stopping along the way to record sessions for, among others, KEXP, Spin and Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previous to their headlining tour the were hand-picked by Mumford & Sons for inclusion on several of the Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers dates.  This year they will release a live recording of a show The Stone Fox in their hometown of Nashville, TN.
Wed: Filter/Lagunitas event(Cedar Street Courtyard) 2PM
Wed: Terrorbird day party (Cheer Up Charlies) 4:30PM
Thu: Paste Magazine Party (Swan Dive – Main Stage) 3PM
Thu: South by Sapporo (The Treehouse Diddly) 11PM
Fri: Seaport Festival (Uncorked) 2:30PM
Fri: Peelander Fest  (Valhalla) 5:15PM
Fri: Thirty Tigers Official Showcase (Shotguns on 6th) 12AM midnight
Montreal/Stockholm band Thus Owls have signed to Secret City Records and will be releasing their new album, entitled Turning Rocks, on April 8, 2014. Thus Owls are a transatlantic band comprised of husband and wife duo Erika and Simon Angell. The album is both a scrapbook of memories and oral transmissions from an island in Sweden, and a sonic experiment in tone and color recorded in Montreal.
Thu: Secret City Records show (St. David’s Bethell Hall) 9PM
For the past few years, Ali Koehler has been best known as the drummer of the pop group Best Coast and the noisy girl punk trio Vivian Girls. After her departure from Best Coast, Koehler decided to step up from behind the kit to front a band of her own, embracing her melodic punk-spirited songwriting impulses with Upset.  Joined by Patty Schemel (of Hole) on drums and Jennifer Prince on lead guitar and vocals, Upset released its massively hooky debut record, She’s Gone, last fall.
Wed: The Midgetmen’s Jumpstart Texas (The Sidebar) 5PM Sat: Converse + Thrasher Death Match (The Scoot Inn) 12:30PM  
Photo Credit: Tony Lynch
Richmond’s Windhand successfully make syrupy slow, downtuned doom hooky and anthemic.  Propelled by singer Dorthia Cottrell’s beautifully haunting bellow, Windhand’s dual guitar attack sounds like the glorious misfit offspring of Black Sabbath and Nirvana.
Tues: Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy Showcase (The Mohawk): 10PM Wed: Relapse Records Showcase (Dirty Dog Bar): 1AM
Thur: Converse/Thrasher Showcase (Scoot Inn): 3:30PM
Baltimore duo Wye Oak release their latest album Shriek on Merge Records April 29th.Wed: Hype Machine + Consequence of Sound Presents (Hype Hotel) 4PM Thur: KUTX/WXPN World Cafe (Four Seasons) 10AM Thur: Merge Showcase (The Parish) 11:45PM Fri: KEXP/Merge Live (Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop) 12PM Fri: The Onion/AV Club Presents Rainey Day Party (Blackheart) 4PM Sat: BrooklynVegan Day Party (Red 7) Time TBD