South by Southwest 2012

Mar 13 - Mar 18 2012

Austin, Texas

$750 (Music)

The SXSW Music and Media Conference showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over eighty stages in downtown Austin. By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature.

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eric
November 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm

there is day shows at all the clubs that are free, first come, first serve. then for the night shows, you can purchase a music wristband if you are lucky.. that gives you access to all the clubs on first come first serve basis. you can risk paying cash at the door of each club, but you wont get in all the time. keep in mind, the wristband doesnt promise you will get in, you just dont have to pay and you get in before cash people

eric
November 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm

there is day shows at all the clubs that are free, first come, first serve. then for the night shows, you can purchase a music wristband if you are lucky.. that gives you access to all the clubs on first come first serve basis. you can risk paying cash at the door of each club, but you wont get in all the time. keep in mind, the wristband doesnt promise you will get in, you just dont have to pay and you get in before cash people

Magento Themes
November 9, 2011 at 7:19 am

Nice post.Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful!I do want to comment on your knowledge of the topic. You are truly well-informed.

Paul de Revere
December 12, 2011 at 8:07 pm

There’s all kinds of unsanctioned, free shows in and around downtown Austin. You should just go.

Shawn Hinojosa
December 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

free shows are where it’s at. all but the biggest of bands play ‘em (some play one, most play multiple; up to ~8), they’re all compiled in one easy-to-read space in the weeks and days leading up to the festival (showlistaustin.com), free beer and food in a lot of ‘em.

by the time nights come, in my experience you’re way too exhausted to enjoy it anyway. there’s free nightshows across the city, too.

it’s most definitely worth it, even if you come without a badge or wristband.

Paul de Revere
January 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

OMG I can’t wait to go.

Alex Young
January 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Weird. They were there earlier. Let me check with the festival.

Alex Young
January 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Both acts are not playing as of now.

Rachel
January 17, 2012 at 2:41 am

Are memoryhouse playing? Don’t see them on the sxsw website either….

fabfan97
January 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

just curious, where are you getting this list?  a lot of these bands aren’t on the SXSW Web site (Mystery Jets for one, and they’re not labeled “New” so I’m not sure how I missed them on the official SXSW site).  thanks.

Alex Young
January 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Check out the reasoning here: http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/01/south-by-southwest-2012-reveals-schedule/

Haley P.
January 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Do512 has Bloc Party listed. And I’m sure Kasabian will be there with their tour schedule…

Doug Williams
January 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I have heard that the artist , Aharon will be at this years festival , but I haven’ seen him listed . For anyone that doesn’t know who , Aharon , is , go to you tube or yahoo and put in Aharon / Dreamer . He is a very talented artist .

Hosting company
January 24, 2012 at 4:15 am

Appreciate it. I think be prepared is the best of all the tips you provided. We need to be prepared for everything and only then whatever we do will be successful.

Rick
January 27, 2012 at 1:03 am

Looks like some of the artists that had “paperwork issues” (from the other post- don’t have the link) have gotten them figured out and have been added to sxsw.com… best coast, caveman, living things, tristen just to name a few…

Also KASABIAN!!

Alex Young
January 27, 2012 at 1:04 am

Nice! Can you post a full list of the new ‘additions’ that you notice?

Tom Cole
February 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Might as well add Andrew WK back, even if SXSW hasn’t confirmed it. Charli XCX also posted on Facebook that she’s coming. Loving this line-up.

Rachel Daily
February 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

Check out Do512′s listing of free parties, official showcases, band streaming and all things SX 2012! 
http://do512.com/c/sx2012/events/all-parties/2012/03/08/?time

Rick
February 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

tom morello added (3/16)

Alex Young
February 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Thanks!

Toddalee
February 21, 2012 at 3:42 am

Cults plays on Wednesday night!

Guest
February 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

Frank Turner has two shows at Latitude 30.

Msteinkohl
March 4, 2012 at 11:54 am

Skrillex playing 3 sets. One on the 15th and two on the 16th

Guest
March 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Arcade Fire is giving a lecture on Monday 3/19 at UT. I don’t know if that means anything… though a surprise SXSW show would be awesome!

manolololo
March 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

why was of Montreal removed? they’re playing at least four shows

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