Does the practice of pointing out items of LGBTQ interest within the larger cultural scheme marginalize us further? Or does it establish definition and boundaries as our lives become less and less subcultural? Turfs and histories deserve respect. From our vantage point, the mainstream has been ripping off folks outside the lines for so long, it's essential to assert cultural identity. It's not an exclusionary thing. It's moving the margin lines – while inviting in.
Or ... fuck art, let's dance and go watch some shows?
Many thanks to Neha Aziz, Rob Cohen, Nina Hernandez, and Sarah Marloff for massive SXSW assistance.
TODAY ON OUR GAYDAR
TherepuBliqfest LGBT live music, including Phil Dutra, Skye Strickler, and more. Thu.-Sat., March 19-21. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.
Y'all or Nothing The Carry Nation, Big Dipper, Normaling, Francine Thirteen, Christeene, Biz Vicious, and more. Ursula and Merci Killingspree host. 7pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.rainon4th.com.
Girls Rock SX Day Party Kawehi, Danger*Cakes, Tiarra Girls, Brand New Key, Pillow Princess, plus DJ Mahaelani. 11am-11pm. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2. Free. www.fb.com/girlsrockaustin.
Future Sonidos Chulita Vinyl Club, Sodium, Tiarra Girls, Olmeca, Malportado Kids, and Pink Leche. 2-7pm. Treasure City Thrift, 2142 E. Seventh, 512/524-2820. Free. www.fb.com/treasurecitythrift.
SOUTH FRY SOUTH FRIENDY'S Monogold, MoonLasso, Laser Background, Prom Date, Hot Goon, Michael Parallax, Shmu, Treasure Mammal, Ava Luna, and more. Fri.-Sat., March 20-21, 3pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave.
TODAY IN SXSW FILM
GTFO Pwning gender bias in gaming. 11am. Vimeo Theater. www.gtfothemovie.com.
THE DAMNED: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead UK punk daddies. 4pm. The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville. www.officialdamned.com.
Gloria This narrative retelling of the life of Gloria "The Mexican Madonna" Trevi looks cray. 1:15pm. Vimeo Theater. www.gloriathefilm.com.
TODAY IN SXSW MUSIC
Gang of Four Agit-guitar pop propster Andy Gill + at least 3. 1pm. Radio Day Stage, Austin Convention Center (Ballroom D). www.gangoffour.co.uk.
BEST COAST Bethany's surfboard garage syrup takes the next wave. 3-3:40pm. Radio Day Stage, Austin Convention Center (Ballroom D), 500 E. Cesar Chavez. Sat., March 21, 11:30pm-12:10am. UPROXX House, 311 E. Fifth. www.bestcoast.net.
#FEELINGS OFFICIAL SHOWCASE DJ Gant-Man aka General Juke, Rabit, Ben Aqua, Ynfynyt Scroll, Poolboy92, Supraman, Norrit, Creep$ide, and AiR DJ. 7pm-2am. Plush, 617 Red River. www.fb.com/virtualfeelings.
Moon Honey Like a heart-on collision between Rasputina and Love (of the Arthur Lee variety), this NOLA via L.A. duo ebbs, flows, crashes, and nourishes like the sea. 8-8:40pm. The Trophy Club, 310 E. Sixth. www.moonhoneyband.com.
TWERPS An almost literal distillation of early-Nineties antipodean guitar glory – that's a good thing. 9:10-9:40pm. Hotel Vegas Patio, 1500 E. Sixth. www.mergerecords.com/twerps.
THE RESIDENTS Rare live appearance of the grandpappy/mammies of pretty much every interesting thing seen/heard in the last four decades. 9-10:30pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress. www.residents.com.
The Ting Tings You'll know you're in the right club when they totally kill with "Wrong Club" from their new
Super Critical. 9:30pm. Stubb's, 801 Red River. Sat., March 21, 11pm. Austin Music Hall. www.thetingtings.com.
Hinds Watch out for these Madrid darlings, (fka Deers) and their lo-fi adorability. 10pm. Lucille, 77 Rainey; Sat., March 21, 10-10:40pm. Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto. www.hinds.bandcamp.com.
Vockah Redu Bounce prince Vockah has a pronunciation key on his SX page: "prounouced vah-kah-rah-dueax." And if you forget, there's a song that goes: "vah-kah vah-kah vah-kah vah-kah vah-kah ...." 10:20-11pm. Hotel Vegas @ Volstead, 1500 E. Sixth; Sun., March 22, 7pm. The Palm Door on Sixth, 508 E. Sixth. www.vockah.com.
Clean Bandit Class(ical) UK folktronica. 10:30pm. Stubb's, 801 Red River. www.cleanbandit.co.uk.
LA LUZ Swirly Seattle surf-stomp women drenched in Dick Dale-Ventures-Shangri La saltwater see the light. 10:40pm. Hotel Vegas Patio, 1500 E. Sixth. www.laluz.bandcamp.com.
TIARA THOMAS Her quiet storm's more like a baby hurricane. 11:25pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. www.tiarathomasmusic.com.
THE POP GROUP Mouthful of rocks that smart queers were weaned on back in the day. 11pm. Maggie Mae's Rooftop, 323 E. Sixth. www.thepopgroup.net.
Bleachers Jack Antonoff's deep appreciation for anthem rock may be crammed through a modern pop lens, but it bleeds all heart. 11:30pm-12:10am. Stubb's, 801 Red River. www.bleachersmusic.com.
OFF THE GRID
PEREZ HILTON'S ONE NIGHT IN AUSTIN Confirmed so far: Ting Tings, Tove Lo, Clear Bandit, Kate Boy, Mowgli's, Melanie Martinez, Elle King, Ivy Levan, and Jess Glynne, All to benefit VH1's Save the Music campaign. Sat., March 21, 5pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces. $23.67 and up. www.perezhilton.com/category/one-night-in.
Austin PRIDE Showcase Big Dipper, Katey Red, Normaling, and Nicky Click. CupCake and Lady-Grackle Birdbreath host. Sat., March 21, 6pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free. www.austinpride.org.
GayBiGayGay 2015 Austin's annual Ghey Fambly Reunion: The churchyard next to the Sahara hosts the day party (noon-9pm-ish). Inside the Sahara, #CODESWITCH, presented by Austin QTPOC collectives, House of Shakur and Queer Qumbia en Tejas happens 5-9pm, then live music takes over. Check online for full lineup. See you cher, cher. Sun., March 22, noon-12mid. 1405 Webberville, next to the Sahara Lounge. Free and open to the public. All ages. www.gaybigaygay.com.
Love. on the Rooftop Rebecca Loebe, Patrice Pike, Buggaboo, Ginger Leigh, Hedda Layne, DJ set by 4Jackz, and more. Sun., March 22, noon-9pm. 219 West, 612 W. Sixth. $10. www.fb.com/love.austintexas.
Ruby Rose Jailhouse Jamboree Ruby Rose (in dress oranges, we bet), DJ Nixxx, Pope the Barber, Madzilla, and more. Sun., March 22, noon-12mid. The Nook Amphitheater, 309 E. Sixth. www.girlswithflair.com.
FREE SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF All night dance party kicked off by Vockah Redu, featuring the Gooch Palms, Barberettes, DJ Jonathan Toubin, and more. Sun., March 22, 7pm-2am. The Palm Door on Sixth, 508 E. Sixth. Free, no credentials necessary. www.palmdoor.com.
Sucia X Shock Value Featuring Juliana Huxtable, Puppy Butt, Adzul-gette, and more. Sun., March 22, 8pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free.
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