Before SXSW comes to by-and-large replace wild, high-gain guitars and untamed feral passion with, like, tastefully esoteric synth-bass patterns – noisy rock in Austin remains an overflowing bounty, accessible to anyone with cash in pocket (specifically $15 on Saturday, and $10 on Friday/Sunday). Radical rewards for those possessing the stamina to travel directly from the hellfire-encrusted circle pit of This Is Austin, Not That Great: much hyped dream-psych shoegazers Crushed and Clear Acid, lo-fi legend Jad Fair, new legacy punk configurations Graffiti Phallico (members of Milk Music) and Angelina (members of Fiddlehead), and the avant-clamor of Blank Hellscape and God Shell uniting forces to level the whole city. Find the Chronicle
’s full preview of the weekend fest
Fri., March 3, 10:30pm. $10 cover.