ChronEvents Official Picks for Unofficial SXSW

Out-of-towner? SX rookie? Native Austinite? You can't miss these.

ChronEvents Official Picks for Unofficial SXSW

If you’ve been through it before, you know you’ve got to be fully committed and that involves countless hours of searching. Well, we're here to ease your pain. Follow our lead.

101X SXSW Live Broadcast

Buffalo Billiards
Tuesday, March 14 - Saturday, March 18

We’ll start this off easy, no RSVP required! Austin Music Industry Award winners Jason and Deb of 101x will be broadcasting live from Buffalo Billiards with performances, interviews with must-see SX artists, and Deb’s recent nose job.


Various locations around Austin
Saturday, March 11 - Saturday, March 18

VICELAND, VICE Media’s TV channel is coming to Austin. Picture this: leather couches, DJs, VICELAND swag, karaoke, and rides to their next location! Take a break from the crowds and remember that anything can happen. Track their bus at the link above.

Mazda Studio at Empire

Empire Control Room & Garage
Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17

The Mazda Studio is powered by SPIN, Stereogum, VIBE, and Austin’s HEΛRD to bring some serious lineups to day parties and evening showcases. Danny Brown, Talib Kweli, and Lil Yachty are just a few mentions. Own a Mazda? Show your key and skip the line.

Feed the Beat

Lustre Pearl Rainey
Wednesday, March 15

Taco Bell’s Feed the Beat program returns to Austin on Wednesday, March 15 to help “fans discover new bands and bands discover new fans.” Eat, drink, and catch acts like Minus the Bear, Bishop Briggs, and Mariah Hill.

MTV Woodies

Austin American-Statesman
Thursday, March 16

The MTV Woodies are returning! This year, the one and only Rick Ross will be hosting and performing. Don’t miss out on performances from Desiigner, D.R.A.M., Lil Yachty, Jidenna, Khalid, Young M.A, and more. This year you can vote for Woodie of the Year exclusively on MTV's Snapchat by taking a screenshot of your favorite pick.

Dr. Martens presents COLLiDE @ Container

Container Bar
Wednesday, March 15 - Friday, March 17

COLLiDE is bringing three days of heavy hitting lineups featuring Benjamin Booker, Khalid, The Drums and late night DJ lineups to keep the party going.

Hair of the Three-Legged Dog Day Party

Friday, March 17

We can't make a list of our favorite day parties without mentioning our own now can we? Our 4th Hair of the Three-Legged Dog party (inspired by our very own office tripaw) will feature performances by the Black Lips, Molly Burch, Tele Novella, Think no Think, and Alesia Lani and the Keyz Street Band. Get there early for free Taco Deli, Bloody Marys from Deep Eddy and Blood Revolution, and snacks from KIND and Tiff's Treats!

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