Are you ready for some rock’n’roll? Join Spin and SPIN.com as we head to Austin for the annual South by Southwest Festival, March 15-18. And for those of you who can’t make it to Texas, follow along with SPIN.com’s video interviews and daily recaps, plus our SXSW Artists of the Day.
Now, for the Spin-sponsored events in Austin. On March 15 from 12-7 P.M., head to Schubas 11th Annual SXSW Round-Up (Yard Dog, 1510 S. Congress, free — no badge required) presented by Spin, Miller, Saucony, Maxell, and Yard Dog. The free party’s bill will include performances by Cold War Kids, Benjy Ferree, Midlake, Bishop Allen, David Vandervelde, Elvis Perkins, the 1900s, Prototypes, and Russian Circles. In addition, complimentary Miller High Life will be on hand and free Saucony shoes and Maxell DVDs will be available while supplies last.
The following afternoon — Friday, March 16 — flock to Stubb’s BBQ for Spin‘s annual SXSW party (801 Red River, free, Spin laminate required for entry), presented by Yaris in association with Cazadores Tequila, Maxell, Old Spice, SESAC, Shift Energy Drink, and Unionbay. Scheduled from 12:30-7 P.M., the event will feature performances by punk stalwarts Buzzcocks, Kings of Leon, Galactic (who will be joined by Lyrics Born, Gift of Gab, and Boots Riley), Danish rockers Mew, Scottish sensations the Fratellis, Detroit neo-folkies Blanche, and Ben Jelen. Guest DJs include Dan Keyes from Young Love, Ian Worang from Uncut, and the Stranglers’ Hugh Cornwell.
Prepare to rock your face off in the Lone Star state with Spin!
>> Listen to Mew on Napster
>> Listen to Buzzcocks on Napster
>> Listen to Cold War Kids on Napster
>> Listen to Kings of Leon on Napster
>> Listen to Galactic on Napster
>> Listen to Ben Jelen on Napster
>> Listen to Blanche on Napster
>> Listen to Midlake on Napster
>> Listen to Elvis Perkins on Napster
>> Listen to Russian Circles on Napster
>> Listen to David Vandervelde on Napster
>> Listen to Benjy Ferree on Napster
>> Listen to Bishop Allen on Napster
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