This year, the Bay area makes its presence known in Austin with a variety of official (and not-so-official) SXSW events featuring and/or thrown by locals. The festivities kick into high gear tomorrow. Here's a breakdown for those of you who have made the trek out west. Special thanks to BAAMO for their helpful guide.
Nervous Turkey's heavy-stompin' blues and funk kicks off an official set at 8 p.m. Wed., March 17, Cedar Door, 201 Brazos St. (ages 18+). 6 p.m. Fri., March 19, 604 E. 6th St., 2nd floor upstairs from Emos. of their to find out more about the CL Best of the Bay winners and blues funk trio, click here to read last week's feature. ; and
's own Bay area blog, ninebullets.net, hosts its first-ever unofficial throwdown on Wed., March 17, at Opa!, 2050 S. Lamar Blvd. (Click here to listen to tracks by all of the artists.) Here's the complete schedule:
6 p.m., American Aquarium (Raleigh)
7 p.m., Austin Lucas (Bloomington)
8 p.m., Kasey Anderson (Portland)
9 p.m., Glossary (Murfreesboro)
10 p.m., Joe Pug (Chicago) [pictured]
The Beauvilles, another CL Best of the Bay winner, brings their rockin' and rollin' to an official showcase at 9 p.m. Wed., March 17, Barbarella, 615 Red River St. (ages 21 & up); they also perform a set at a party hosted by Herman the German at 4 p.m. Thurs., March 18, at the Rockin Tomato, 3003 S. Lamar Blvd. Click here to check out The Beauvilles' CL Sessions video podcast from last March.
Alt prog rock five-piece Tides of Man plays two official showcases: one set at midnight Wed., March 17, at Emo's Annex, 600 Red River St. (all ages); and the other at 11:15 p.m. Thurs., March 18, at Emo's Jr., 603 Red River St. (all ages).