Gay Place: One Queered Up Year
They should change the name to South by So Gay
Between the wash of old poofy punks, studly sigh guys, and the Mexican Madonna, we suggest a name change to South by So Gay.
ON OUR GAYDAR
South X San Jose All Austin bands: Golden Dawn, Not in the Face, and more. Wed., March 18, noon. Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress. www.fb.com/southbysanjose.
TherepuBliqfest Susan Arbuckle, Phil Dutra, Skye Strickler, and more. Fri.-Sun., March 18-22. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.
Friends of Dozen Street Future of Air Travel, MJ Torrance, Datura, Sucka Please, MC Sweet Tea. Wed., March 18, 2pm-2am. Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th.
Hi-Tea Sober exclusive QTPOC mixer. Wed., March 18, 7-9pm. Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress.
ROCK YOUR PACKAGE Featuring DJ False Flag and Mike Borchardt, Bür Gür, Big Dipper, and more. Wed., March 18, 4-9pm. Package Menswear, 1114 W. Fifth.
Big Dipper Will Sheridan, Hail Yasss, and Ursula hosts. Wed., March 18, 9pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave.
Y'all or Nothing The Carry Nation, Big Dipper, Normaling, Francine 13, Christeene, Biz Vicious, and more. Ursula and Merci Killingspree host. March 19-20. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. www.rainon4th.com.
AGLCC March Happy Hour Thu., March 19, 6:30-8:30pm. Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd, 512/343-2626. Free. www.aglcc.org.
Girls Rock SX Day Party Danger*Cakes, Tiarra Girls, Brand New Key, Pillow Princess, plus DJ Mahealani. Fri., March 20, 11am-11pm. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38½. Free. www.fb.com/girlsrockaustin.
Milonga Queer I dip, you dip, we dip. Fri., March 20, 9:15pm. Go Dance, 2525 W. Anderson. $10.
Future Sonidos Chulita Vinyl Club, Sodium, Tiarra Girls, Olmeca, Malportado Kids, and Pink Leche. Fri., March 20, 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, and Ava Luna. Fri.-Sat., March 20-21, 3pm. Chain Drive, 84 East Ave.
PEREZ HILTON'S ONE NIGHT IN AUSTIN Confirmed so far (keep checking back): Ting Tings, Tove Lo, Clear Bandit, 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.
Austin PRIDE Showcase Big Dipper, Katey Red, Normaling, and Nicky Click. Sat., March 21, 6pm. Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth. Free. www.austinpride.org.
GayBiGayGay 2015 Austin's annual Ghey Fambly Reunion. Day party (noon-9pm-ish) in the churchyard next to the Sahara, then the evening inside at the Sahara proper (music all day at Sahara, too): Cunt Mafia, Mika Haka, Popper Burns, House of Shakur, Fade_Dra, SSTR, Thelma & the Sleaze, Saturn Rising, Big Bill, M Lamar, Adrienne Anemone & Khattie Q, "Richard Simmons," and "Cher." See you cher, cher. Sun., March 22, noon-12mid. 1405 Webberville, next to the Sahara Lounge. Free. 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, 309 E. Sixth. www.girlswithflair.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.
THE DAMNED: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead Documentary about UK punk daddies. Wed., March 18, 2:15pm. Paramount, 713 Congress; Thu., March 19, 11am. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress; Fri., March 20, 4pm. Marchesa Hall, 6226 Middle Fiskville. www.officialdamned.com.
Fresno OITNB's Natasha Lyonne plays Martha, the overly optimistic lesbian sis. Wed., March 18, 10:15pm. Alamo South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. www.gamechanger-films.com.
Gloria This narrative retelling of the life of Gloria "the Mexican Madonna" Trevi looks cray. Wed., March 18, 6:30pm. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth; Fri., March 20, 1:15pm. Vimeo Theater, Austin Convention Center. www.gloriathefilm.com.
Tab Hunter Confidential A decade after his revealing biography comes this doc with Mister Squeal Appeal telling it like it is: Hollywood's Sigh Guy liked guys. Oooh la la. Tab: What a beautiful twink. March 21, 11:30am. Alamo South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar. www.tabhunterconfidential.com.
Wednesday, March 18
Austin Music Awards 2015: Viva la Diva Our people love a good diva, and this year's AMAs hosts a slew of them. "Viva la Diva" spotlights Gina Chavez, Nina Diaz, Jazz Mills, Sunny Sweeney, Carson McHone, Tameca Jones, and Dana Falconberry. Divas, all. 7:55pm. Austin Ballroom, Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez. austinchronicle.com/awards/musicawards.
Bomba Estéreo Bogotá, Colombia's psychedelic cumbianistas. Noon-12:40pm. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez. www.bombaestereo.com.
Ben Aqua Over-stimulating electro stim for the ear- and eye holes, á la ATX. 7:30pm. Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E. Sixth. www.benaqua.org.
Robert DeLong Bringing the electro-latest since his critically acclaimed Just Movement. 9-9:40pm. The Gatsby, 708 E. Sixth. www.robertdelong.com.
Courtney Barnett Big-juevo'd Aussie rock guitar pounder will fill the hole in you that misses PJ, Patti, and the other Courtney. 9:50pm. Stubb's, 801 Red River. www.courtneybarnett.com.au.
Odesza Pretty Lights tour opener opens up to Austin. 11pm. The Parish, 214 E. Sixth. www.odesza.com.
The Damned As close to the original as we'll get in this lifetime. 11pm. Mohawk, 912 Red River. www.thedamned.com.
Frida Sundemo More Scandinavian pop godesses. Yes, please. 11:30pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. www.fridasundemo.com.
Kaneholler Chelsea Tyler and Jon Foster's electro-soul might raise a little cain. 11:45pm. Maggie Mae's, 323 E. Sixth. www.kaneholler.com.
Surfer Blood Lilting swirls of shark teeth and salt-water hemoglobin dripping from the wettest Fender Jaguars this side of Singer Island. www.surferblood.com. Wed., March 18, 12mid, Lamberts, 401 W. Second; Thu., March 19, 1am, 405 Club, 405 E. Seventh; Sat., March 21, 11-11:40pm, Parish, 214 E. Sixth.
BØRNS That's some pretty tenor. 12mid-12:40am. The Parish, 214 E. Sixth. www.listentoborns.com.
Be Forest Moody, broody, guitar-driven Italian dark wave ducks. 12mid-12:40am. Valhalla, 710 Red River. www.wwnbb.net/artists/beforest.
Kate Boy We're a little partial to the name, no lie, but the late-Seventies synth nods by way of Stockholm, Australia, and L.A. are mesmerizing. 12mid. Red 7, 611 E. Seventh. www.kateboy.com.
Adrian Conner Front person/guitarist of the Sickness and Austin's all-women AC/DC cover band, Hell's Belles has the biggest balls of them all. 1am. Trophy Club, 310 E. Sixth. www.adrianconner.com.
SORNE Our Stephen Moser once said that Sorne was like if "Freddie Mercury, David Byrne, an early David Bowie, Afrika Bambaataa, and the Cure's Robert Smith had gotten together and had a baby." While Mr. M. may need a refresher course on the human reproductive system, we'd say he hit the nail on the head. 1am. 405 Club, 405 E. Seventh. www.fridasundemo.com.
Thursday, March 19
DESSA Elegant spit. 10:05pm. Karma Lounge, 119 W. Eighth. www.doomtree.net/dessa.
The Zombies Lost count of how many drag kings did/continue to do routines to "Time of the Season." We bet it has something to do with asking a young lady who her daddy is. 7pm. Stubb's, 801 Red River. www.thezombies.net.
BØRNS That's some pretty tenor. 10pm. Clive Bar, 609 Davis. www.listentoborns.com.
Gang of Four Agit-guitar pop propster Andy Gill + at least three. 11:30pm. Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. Sixth. www.gangoffour.co.uk.
Courtney Barnett Big-juevo'd Aussie rock guitar pounder will fill the hole in you that misses PJ, Patti, and the other Courtney. 12mid. Cedar Street, 208 W. Fourth. www.courtneybarnett.com.au.
Odesza Pretty Lights tour opener opens up to Austin. 12mid. Ironwood Hall, 505 E. Seventh. www.odesza.com.
Wheelchair Sports Camp This Denver jazz-hop noise-funk combo's activism contextualizes their name, so no call-outs, OK? 12:35-1am. Soho Lounge, 217 E. Sixth. www.wheelchairsportscamp.co.
Friday, March 20
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. Trophy Club, 310 E. Sixth. www.moonhoneyband.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. www.thetingtings.com.
Vockah Redu Love that 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 ..." 10:20pm. Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. Sixth. www.vockah.com.
Clean Bandit Class(ical) UK folktronica. 10:30pm. Stubb's, 801 Red River. www.cleanbandit.co.uk.
Bleachers Jack Antonoff's deep appreciation for anthem rock may be crammed through a modern pop lense, but it bleeds all heart. 11:30pm-12:10am. Stubb's, 801 Red River. www.bleachersmusic.com.
Saturday, March 21
Kin4life They sent out their anti-bullying "Lone Ranger" in support of LGBTQ youth. That's family. 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.kin4life.com.
Lowell Outspoken and out loud, Lowell lets her music do the talking. 9:25-10:15pm. Swan Dive, 615 Red River. www.oncloud69.com.
THEeSatisfaction Chanty, jazzy trip-hop and self-proclaimed "Queens of Some Thing." 9:35-9:50pm. Bungalow, 92 Rainey. www.theesatisfaction.com.
Christine & the Queens Not to be mistaken for our (Austin's) gutter queen Christeene, except for what they share: an intrinsic need to dance their serious high art chops in a pop(ulist) context. 10-10:50pm. Empire Control Room, 606 E. Seventh. www.christineandthequeens.com.
Hinds Watch out, these Madrid darlings, (fka Deers) and their lo-fi adorability will cut you. 10pm. Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto, hinds.bandcamp.com.
WAR ON WOMEN Feminist. Hardcore. Where have you been all our lives? 11pm. BD Riley's Irish Pub, 204 E. Sixth. www.fb.com/waronwomen.
DJ HerShe Chelsea's been spinning since grade school. When she first heard "My Humps." When you were hitting middle-age, gramma. 11pm-12:15am. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.djhershe.com.
Jo'zzy aka Dopebyaccident There's nothing accidental about Jo'zzy's dopedy dopeness. 11pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.dopebyaccident.com.
Marina & the Diamonds Crazy Diamonds shine on. 11pm. Empire Control Room, 606 E. Seventh. www.marinaandthediamonds.com.
Tunacola Butt wiggle Chilean electro-pop that makes sense as bill mates with the Ting Tings and Girl Talk. 11-11:40pm. Maggie Mae's, 323 E. Sixth. www.tunacola.com.
Avan Lava Nile Rodgers right hand chop on repeat, as filtered by those two robots we all admire. 12mid. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.avanlava.com.
Amanda Perez Up from the streets and out the vocal trill and trill of a songbird. 1-1:50am. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.reverbnation.com.
The Knocks This NYC producer duo knows it's (Andrea) True. There's always room for More (More, More) of that Daft-Punky "Get Lucky" hooky feeling. 1-1:50am. Empire Control Room & Garage, 606 E. Seventh. www.theknocks.com/classic.
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