Unofficial Parties & Free Shows

For the badgeless and money-strapped, it's our annual exhaustive (and exhausting) list of unofficial shows. From major venues to your neighbor's backyard, there will be bands playing anywhere and everywhere from the start of SXSW until all the out-of-towners fly back home. We're doing our best to keep this list up-to-date, but, let's face it, artists can be flaky and these shows can be very unofficial, so expect set times and lineups to change at the last minute. Who knows, maybe that random band you see will be your next obsession.
Got an unofficial show we should know about? Email the details – date, time, location, and band name – to Please include "SXSW party" in the subject.

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