What To Do If You’re Not Going To SXSW

Nick Nicoludis :: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 1:20 pm

If you’re one of the unlucky people, like me, who has to hear about your friends/co-workers SXSW plans, you’re probably brewing with envy at the idea of drinking all day in the hot Austin sun, seeing amazing bands everyday all day/night and being apart of the indie music scene’s annual vacation. Lament no longer. Even though, it seems that every good band out there is Austin bound there are still some amazing shows going on, and you can live you’re own SXSW by starting your weekend bender off with St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow and continuing the bacchanal celebration of music into the weekend by getting out to all the great shows going on in your city.

New York City

Wednesday (3/17)
Asa Ransom, The Last Minutes, Ishmael, Apache Kid at Death By Audio, 8:00pm All Ages. $tba

Thursday (3/18)
King Missile (Dog Fly Reunion), Mixel Pixel at (le) poisson rouge, 7:00PM 18+. $15 tickets here
Joanna Newson at Town Hall, 8:00pm, All Ages $30, tickets here
Secret History, The Ballet, Murder Mystery, Tyburn Saints at Knitting Factory (Brooklyn), 7:00pm, All Ages, $10, tickets here

Friday (3/19)
Portugal. The Man, Port O’Brien, The Dig at Highline Ballroom, 7:00pm, All Ages, $17a/20d, tickets here
Fake Blood, Surkin, Boy 8 Bit at Webster Hall, 10:00pm, 21+, $1 (if you RSVP) RSVP here

Saturday (3/20)
Excepter, Malkuth, Hidden Fee$, Hey Breaker Quintet at Glasslands, Time ?, 21+, $tba
Psychedelic Horseshit at Death By Audio, 8:00pm, All Ages, $tba
Steel Phantoms, Your Nature, Sweet Ones at Shea Stadium (not the real stadium), 9:00pm, All Ages, $tba

Los Angeles
Wednesday (3/17)
Les Blanks, Blasting Company at Spaceland, 8:30pm, 21+, $5

Thursday (3/18)
Xiu Xiu, tUnE-YaRds, Noveller at The Echo, 8:30pm, 18+, $8 tickets here
Wrong Way Driver, The Mallard, Names Of Stars, Ovideo at Spaceland, 8:30pm, 21+, $5

Friday (3/19)
High Places, Nite Jewel, Dunes at The Echo, 8:30pm, Not Specified Age, $8 tickets here
Family Album, Haunted Tiger, Diving Bells at Spaceland 8:30pm, 21+, $5

Saturday (3/20)
Gomez, The Little Ones at El Rey Thearter, 8:00pm, All Ages, $23, tickets here

Hope you all have a great time living it up like you are at SXSW