As last night's Jay-Z show in Austin demonstrated, It's on. Loads of music fans, bands, industry types, and media folk are streaming into Texas to choke down tacos, choke up 3G bandwidth, and soak in the best new music the world has to offer. SPIN will be deep in the chaos, and we've got loads of good times in store for all types of festivalgoer. Here's a rundown of where to find us, who's playing, and how to get in.
SPIN @ STUBB's
What: Our annual mega-bash at the BBQ palace/amphitheater, presented by Neuro, Sonos, Red Diamond Wines, Miller Genuine Draft, and SESAC.
Who: Santigold, Best Coast, Big K.R.I.T., and tons more.
Where: Stubb's BBQ, 801 Red River
When: Friday, March 16, 12:30-6 p.m.
How to Get In: While our open RSVP is now closed, there are loads of ways to get the much-coveted passes. Follow @SPINsxsw for the most up-to-date tips, and click here for all of the giveaway info. 21+.
RAY-BAN LEGENDARY VISIONS
What: The eyewear brand brings its classic cool to Austin, filling their space with iconic photos by photographer Henry Diltz and visual artists Storm Thorgerson and Barney Bubbles, plus daily SPIN Sessions performances.
Who: Scheduled sets from fun., Bleached, Band of Skulls, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and more. Check back soon for the complete schedule.
Where: 78 Rainey Street
When: Daily, March 14-17, noon to 7 p.m.
How to Get In: Just walk up! Or, RSVP to RAYBANRSVP@ncompassonline.com. 21+.
CHECK YO PONYTAIL/MAD DECENT/FOOL'S GOLD SUPER PARTY!
What: Three of the country's best purveyors of genre-bending party-times come to town for a full-day feast of beats, riffs, and madness, co-presented by SPIN.
Who: A-Trak, Diplo, A$AP Mob, the Drums, Andrew W.K., Wavves, Digitalism, Trash Talk, Dillon Francis, and loads more. Full lineup here.
Where: Emo's East & Beauty Ballroom, 2015 E. Riverside Drive
When: Saturday, March 17, noon to 2 a.m.
How to Get In: RSVP here. All ages.
PUMA SOCIAL CLUB
What: Hang out on Austin's hip east side, enjoy great DJ sets, live performances, and the PUMA Social Club truck, making custom T-shirts.
Who: Cities Aviv, Asher Roth, U.S. Royalty, Gemma Ray, Penguin Prison (DJ set), Hollywood Holt. Full lineup here.
Where: 1309 E. 7th Street
When: Daily, March 14-17, 1-8 p.m.
How to Get In: RSVP to email@example.com. 21+.
AM ONLY SHOWCASE
What: The booking agency brings its top-notch roster to Red River for an all-night disco party.
Who: Laidback Luke, Skrillex, Zedd, AraabMUZIK, and more. Full lineup here.
Where: Mohawk, 912 Red River
When: Friday, March 16, 8 P.M. - 2 a.m.
How to Get In: Open to badge-holders. Follow @SPINsxsw for details on a VIP pass giveaway, happening Thursday, March 15.