Music festival season has arrived! As you may have read in the last issue, Editor George Lang announced that a handful of us from LOOKatOKC will be attending the 20th annual South by South West (SXSW) this year for a very important reason; it is absolutely necessary that we get down there and get in the middle of all of the action. More and more Oklahomans flock to Austin for Spring Break each and every year, and Austin is beginning to notice that the Oklahoma music scene is quite competitive with theirs. If you have an iPhone or an Android you should be able to download the official app with guides to tons of events– music, film, interactive, you name it.
I applaud these musicians who have made it onto an official SXSW showcase, as this year we will have more than eighty talented musicians representing this great state. Oklahomans are making an impact on this magical spring festival, a place where anything can happen. I’m here to give you the guide that isn’t going to show up in your handy-dandy application: One hundred percent Oklahoman. I did not include many of Oklahoma Film & Music’s Buffalo Lounge schedule, it can be found by following them on Twitter @sxswbuffalo. Make this venue your home base.
Monday, March 11:
Taddy Porter at Vostead, 1500 E. 6th at 10:45pm
Desi and Cody at 311 E. 6th at 4:00pm for the Jivewired/Horton Records party
Stardeath and the White Dwarfs at the Museum of Modern achievement, on the corner of Lyons and Springdale Road, 10pm.
Tuesday, March 12:
This is a great day to hang out at Oklahoma’s Buffalo Lounge at the 512 at 408 East 6th. Catch Admirals, Depth and Current, Beau Jennings and the Tigers and,Colin Nance. There are so many fantastic Oklahoma acts on the Buffalo Lounge showcase; most of those shows appear on the SXSW app so you won’t miss a beat.
Shiny Toy Guns (DJ set) at Frank, 407 Colorado. Time: TBD
Luna Moth at Wardencylfee Sole Glow Collective, Haute Magic Showcase at 1101 Springdale Road at 4:15pm.
Cody Canada at The Boot Campaign’s “Friends with Benefits” Party at Peckerheads at 402 E. 6th., 7pm.
Mont Lyons at Cheers, 416 E. 6th Street, 11pm.
Wednesday, March 13:
Deerpeople at GnG Presents: West 6th Street Block Party at Opal Divine’s. 700 W. 6th, 7pm.
Josh Sallee at Valhalla Tavern, 710 Red River, 1pm.
Parker Millsap at the Jivewired/Horton Records Showcase on the rooftop of 403 E. 6th at 5pm
Skating Polly: Girls Rock Camp Austin at the Cherrywood Coffee House, 1400 E. 38 1/2 at 1pm.
Shiny Toy Guns at Hangar Lounge, 308 Colorado at 9pm.
Fablecar at Chuggin’ Monkey, 219 E. 6th at 10pm.
Thursday, March 14
Deerpeople at Todd’s Mansion: A House Show, 117 Dunlap, 9:30pm
Dustin Pittsley Band at the Jivewired/Horton Stage, 311 E. 6th at 8pm
David Castro Band at 311 Club, 311 E. 6th, time TBD
The Flaming Lips at The Belmont, 305 W. 6th, 12:15am-1am
Josh Sallee at South By Nice Kicks Showcase (SXNK), 2815 Guadalupe 2pm-6pm
Paul Benjaman Band at the Jivewired/Horton Stage, 311 E 6th, 5:20pm
Parker Millsap at the Two-Chord Touring Showcase at Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar 9pm
Skating Polly at the 508 House-Virgin Mobile Outdoor Stage, 508 E. 8th St., 3pm (private)
Skating Polly at the Continental Club Youngblood’s Showcase, 1315 S. Congress, 6pm
We The Ghost at The Gibson Guitar Showroom, 3601 S. Congress at 6:45pm
Wink Burcham at the Jivewired/Horton Showcase at 311 Club on 311 E. 6th, 4pm
Jason Boland at St. David’s Historic Sanctuary, 301 E. 8th, 1am
Friday March 15
The Flaming Lips, Auditorium Shores Stage, Riverside Dr. and 1st St. 8pm
Stardeath and the White Dwarfs at Doc’s Motoworks Black Box Party, 1123 S. Congress, 9pm
Taddy Porter at Awaken Studios Showcase, 21st St. CO-OP, 1am
We The Ghost at Heart of TX Music Fest HML Outdoor Stage 2, 7th and Neches at 8pm
BRONCHO at Valhalla, 710 Red River, 1am
Saturday March 16
The Copperheads at the Renegade Romp Showcase, Longbranch Inn, 1133 E. 11th St. at 3:45pm
FM Pilots at The Dizzy Rooster, 306 E. 6th, 1pm
FM Pilots at Aussie’s Bar (Elevated Minds), 306 Barton Springs Rd., 11pm
Josh Sallee at 310 E. 6th, 6pm-7pm and 10pm-11pm
Junior Brown performing with John Fogerty, Bobby Bare Sr., Wheeler Bros. and True Believers, ACL Live at Moody Theatre, 310 W. 2nd, 6pm
Sunday March 17
St. Patricks Day Showcase featuring Warrbuckss, Joe Average, Moufpeace da Rippa, Kneighbourhood and MilitantXMindz at Club Touché, 11am-5pm
See you on 6th Street! -Kerry Myers