SXSW Music Day 3, Friday: Jack White, 50 Cent, Big K.R.I.T., Lucero
Pop some aspirin and call that girl that gave you her number (time's running out!): 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
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.
1 p.m.: Fat Tony at (Formerly) TOPS (Mess with Texas)
Southern rapper from Houston keeps it weird
1:30 p.m.: The Men at Barbarella (MFG/Guns in the Sun)
They ruined my hearing earlier this week
2 p.m.: Reptar at Stage on Sixth (Paste/Sennheiser)
Vagrants fizz bang buzz punk boom
2:15: Davinci at Beauty Ballroom (Iheartcomix)
Smooth psych-rap all over the map
2:30: Strand of Oaks at Home Slice Pizza
Slow-burning folk blow-out
2:54: 2:54 at Fader Fort (you read that time AND name right)
Fat Possum's newest signee
3 p.m.: Revival Tour (Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano, Cory Branan, Nathaniel Rateliff, Audre Mae, Tim Barry) at Ballroom G in Convention Center
All these songwriters are better than you
4 p.m.: J Roddy Walston and the Business at Jo's Coffee at the San Jose
Rock 'n' Roll and whiskey and blood and sex
4:40: Tiger Waves at Dogwood (Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie)
Fine, here's your damn Austin band. Shoegaze, jangle, deep.
5 p.m. Andy Rourke at the IFC House
Dude's from the Smiths. You never played in the Smiths, DID YOU?
5:30: Southerly at Side Bar (Mostly Harmless)
Rightly playing a showcase called Mostly Harmless. Only some dark-hearted harm.
5:30 Big K.R.I.T. at Stubb's (SPIN)
Not so good at the set times, but this is about the hour you'll get drunk and have the good kind of headache
6:15: Bad Weather California at Side Bar
Definitely tell you something that they signed to Akron/Family's new label
7 p.m. Dwellers at Headhunter's Patio
Heavy, dark, metal-lovin'
7 p.m.: Doors for the Shady 2.0 at Austin Music Hall
If you're there for 50 Cent, just start parkin' now.
9:30: The Mynabirds at Lamberts
Saddle Creek's melody
10 p.m.: Grupo Fantasma at Copa
Latin gone haywire but still sounds like a party
10:25: Carter Tanton at Lamberts
Made the soundtrack to your life and you didn't even know it
10:30: El-P at 1100 Warehouse
Hip-hop vet bowing new tunes and you can stay after for…
10:35 Kurt Braunohler at Esther Follies
Dammit is this man funny.
11 p.m.: Spank Rock at 1100 Warehouse
Urban dance that will just make you feel naughty
11:30: Lucero at Bar 69
Drinking music with a country soul
11:45 p.m. Jack White at The Stage on Sixth
Solo and loving it
12 a.m. midnight: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Blue-eyed soul with a songbird of a singer
12:40: The Pierces at Stubb's
Want some sugar in your bourbon?
1 a.m.: Cloud Nothings at ND
Have been getting big buzz all week for their stellar live show
1 a.m.: Whiskey Shivers at Maggie Mae's
String band on speed