Queen of Wishful Thinking: SXSW, Day 3

All the places we’d rather be on this lovely Friday:

noon-5pm – Scene Magazine Party (The Black Keys, HEALTH, The Cribs)
noon-6pm – Pitchfork/Windish Showcase (Yeasayer, Bon Iver, Fuck Buttons, Lykke Li)
noon-6pm – Filter Magazine’s Showdown (Shout Out Louds, Los Campesinos!, The Wombats, Lightspeed Champion)
noon-6pm – Insound Monster Jam (Jens Lekman, Peter Moren, Evangelicals)
12:00pmLightspeed Champion @ Volume Night Club (Paste/Stereogum)
1:00pm – The Weakerthans @ Volume Night Club
(Paste/Stereogum)
1:30pm – Los Campesinos! @ Cedar Creek Courtyard (Filter Party)
2:00pmDuffy @ The Parish Room (Mercury Records Showcase)
2:15pmShe & Him @ corner of 7th & Red River (Free Yr Radio Party)

4:00pm – Pterodactyl @ Furniture Residence (Furniture Records Party)
5:15pmShe & Him @ French Legation Museum (Press Here Party)

5:30pmThe Whigs @ Volume Night Club
(Paste/Stereogum)
6:10pmThe Stills @ The Fort/Levi’s Fader Party
7:00pmDuffy @ (Fader Party)
8pm-2am – PureVolume Ranch @PureVolume Ranch (Rob Hitt, The Hush Sound, The Giraffes)

2am-sunrise – Lamar Pedestrian Bridge After Party

Creature @ Maggie Mae’s (M for Montreal showcase) Hello Tokyo @ The Counter Cafe
Oh No! Oh My! @ Hank Sinatra’s House (+1 House Party)
The Jing Jang Jong @ The Parish Room (Mercury Records Showcase) …with a name like that, how could we not?
Ra Ra Riot @ Soundcheck Magazine’s 2nd Birthday Party
IHEARTCOMIX vs MAD DECNT (Diplo, Matt & Kim, Santogold, MEN, Flosstradamus)

How do you SXSW attendees do it? We’d need a few clones of ourselves running around to catch everything we already know we want to see, plus new stuff we’ve never heard before. We’ve been feeling lonely with the slow news week since most people are in Austin, but next week will be just as slow since you’ll all need to recover from the insanity this week.

We’re still jealous, by the way. 🙂

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