SXSW Music Day 2, Thursday: Bruce Springsteen, Tenacious D, Kendrick Lamar
Take a shower, you already smell bad: SXSW Music programming heads into its second day, Thursday, March 15.
Below I've outlined some more artists to watch, Some shows will overlap, some are a haul, but... you paid extra for the SXSW Teleport, didn't you? Check out shows from Bruce Springsteen, Tenacious D, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, the Punch Brothers, Dev, Alberta Cross, Yellow Ostrich and more.
Thank you again to Unofficial SXSW, for having a nearly-perfect accuracy and navigable scheduling interface.
Day shows sometimes require badges or RSVP -- check the links where applicable. Badges for most of the night shows.
2 p.m.: The Back Pockets (Atlanta/Pretty Ambitious/Mindzai Creative) at Shangri-La
Get loud. Get weird.
3 p.m.: Zoroaster at Scoot Inn (Thrasher)
Let's just say that it's appropriate they're playing the Thrasher party.
3:30: Howlin Rain at Maggie Mae's (Relix)
Soul meets dusty precipitation
3:45: Youth Lagoon at Hype Hotel (Aquarium Drunkard)
Powerful Trevor Powers' pummeling melodies
4 p.m.: William Elliott Whitmore at Jovita's (Twangfest)
5 p.m.: Alabama Shakes at 504 Trinity/Hype Hotel
Good thing you didn't wait in the NPR line last night, there's enough soul to go around today.
6 p.m.: Best Coast at Urban Outfitters
Stevie Nicks meets forward-thinking dream and post-rock
7 p.m.: Bruce Springsteen at ACL Live (ticket-holders only) (with openers)
The original Bawse
7:30: Shearwater at Mellow Johnny's
8 p.m.: Sarah Jaffe at Club de Ville
Gifted, smart singer-songwriter
8:25: Yellow Ostrich at Red Eyed Fly
Pop-rock with all the quirks
9 p.m.: The Black Swans at Frank
9:15: Kendrick Lamar at Stage on 6th
Drake's buddy taking it over the top
10 p.m.: Palomar at Frank
10:25: A.Dd+ at Kiss + Fly
Hip-hop's finest sign of progress
10:45: Grimes at Central Presbyterian
Dance party with little vocals and big ungh
11 p.m.: Punch Brothers at Antone's
Chris Thile's elevated bluegrass meeting serious composition and craft
11:30: Alberta Cross at Bar 96
Shattered love in folk fields
12 a.m.: Tenacious D at Haven
Jack Black does more than make movies
12 a.m.: Gauntlet Hair at Mohawk
Unbridled orchestral rock-noise
Dance you could use at about this time
1 a.m.: Oneohtrix Point Never at Red 7
1 a.m.: Andrew W.K. at Beauty Bar
Definitive late-night party
2. a.m.: Bear in Heaven at PureVolume House (RSVP required)
Needly rock and psych pushed through processors