HM Magazine explodes ... blood everywhere

Okay, this is not an exhaustive list (of bands of interest to HM readers), but after a few glances over the showcase listings, here’s what I’ve come up with and we heartily recommend seeing this week… Print this out and carry it with you.

Wednesday, March 16
7pm Invisible Target at 311 Club
8pm And the Greatest of These at 311 Club
9pm Before There Was Rosalyn at 311 Club
9:55pm J. Roddy Walston and the Business at Stubb’s
10pm The Famine at 311 Club
11pm Firstborn From the Dead at 311 Club
11pm Eisley at Barbarella Patio
11pm Telegraph Canyon at Esther’s Follies
11pm Smoking Popes at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room
12am The Shiny Darks at 311 Club
1am The Brigade at 311 Club

Thursday, March 17
8:15pm Castanets at Emo’s Jr
8:45pm O’Brother at Lamberts
10:45pm The Rocketboys at Lamberts
12am at Cold War Kids at Lustre Pearl
1am J. Roddy Walston and the Business at Soho Lounge

Friday, March 18
9pm Denison Witmer at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room
10pm Damien Jurado at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room
11pm Andy Pratt at Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn
1am Viva Voce at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room
1am The Appleseed Cast at Skinny’s Ballroom

Saturday, March 19
8pm Rocky Loves Emily at The Bat Bar
9pm Young London at The Bat Bar
9:30 Tres Mts. at Stubbs
10pm Swimming With Dolphins at The Bat Bar
11pm Sainthood Reps at The Bat Bar
11pm Memphis May Fire at Dirty Dog Bar
12am The Almost at The Bat Bar
12:15am Los Lonely Boys at The Phoenix
1am Emery at The Bat Bar
1am Shiny Toy Guns at Malverde

Sunday, March 20
Get some sleep…unless you like BBQ and softball. All registrants hang out for that on Sundays at SXSW. There’s very few showcases of note going on (usually)…

For a list of venues, locations, etc, go to sxsw.com

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