The CoS Guide to SXSW 2009

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This week, Consequence of Sound will pack up the laptops, stock up on caffeine, and head down to Austin for South by Southwest 2009. What’s this men for our loyal readers? Well, if you’re heading down to Austin, we’ll be throwing three events, two unofficial day parties and an official SXSW showcase. If you aren’t, don’t worry, we’ll be covering the entire shindig live and on site, complete with photos and Tweeting during the week and a full recap once the festivities are over.

Ahead of our travels, we though it’d be appropriate to offer a guide of sorts, featuring all the necessary details for our events, picks for some others, and links to some helpful resources to prepare you for the week.

CoS Official Events:

Full Metal Texas
: Yes ladies and gentlemen, we’re bringing a little metal to good ol’ Austin! CoS has teamed up with Yeah Management, Branch Marketing Collective, Tee Pee Records, and Big Machine Media, along with sponsors No Fear Energy Drink, Maximum 10, and Lionsgate Films for the first annual Full Metal Texas.
12:15pm – Memphis May Fire
01:05pm – Night Horse
01:55pm – Black Mouth Horseman
02:45pm – Kylesa
03:35pm – Skeletonwitch
04:25pm – FACT
05:15pm – Greeley Estates
Where: Emo’s Annex (600 Red River)
When: Thursday, March 19, 2009 – 12:00 p.m.
How: FREE! RSVP Required!

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The Second Annual Brodown Hoedown
: On Friday March 20th, CoS, UnScene, and Pabst Brewing Company will bring 10 of music’s hottest acts to Austin’s Back Alley Social for an unofficial day party of epic proportions. Admittance is free, so is the beer!

12:00pm – Princeton
12:30pm – Sybris
01:00pm – Black Diamond Heavies
01:30pm – Titus Andronicus
02:00pm – Astronautalis
02:30pm – Gringo Star
03:00pm – Catfish Haven
03:30pm – Blueblood
04:00pm – The Coathangers
04:30pm – The Cringe
Where: Back Alley Social (303 W 5th St)
When: Friday, March 20, 2009 – 12:00 p.m.
How: FREE!

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Listen! (CoS’ Official SXSW Showcase)
What: On Friday, March 20th, Consequence of Sound will take over The Wave in Austin for our first official South by Southwest Showcase with a lineup designed to highlight six of music’s most talented up-and-comers in one night, under one roof.
08:00pm – Shad
09:00pm – Eksi Ekso
10:00pm – The Tiny
11:00pm – 13ghosts
12:00pm – Kittens Ablaze
01:00am – Future Clouds & Radar
Where: The Wave Austin (408 E 6th St)
When: Friday, March 20, 2009 – 8:00 p.m.
How: Official SXSW showcase policy; Badge and wristband holders enter for free, everyone else pays cover.

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Also worth attending…

…when those CoS’ events aren’t going on:
Wed., March 18th: Austinist Presents: Gonna Gonna Get Down IV / Force Field PR & Terrorbird Media presents SXSW Blowout / Happy At Last: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen / Hype Machine Radio & the Music Slut present “The Opening Day Party” / My Old Kentucky Blog Showcase
Thur., March 19th: AfroPunk Showcase / Gigotron & / IHEARTCOMIX Showcase / Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans & YouTube Showcase; Sub Pop Showcase
Sat., March 21st: The Agency Group Showcase / Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street; Hot Freaks / Mess With Texas 3 / Showcase / presents / Rose’s Mojito & Rachael Ray’s Feedback

Helpful Links:

  • SCHED * SXSW: The perfect way to organize your SXSW experience. Every showcase, party, BBQ, and other SXSW related event listed in one convenient location.
  • SXSW Artist Catolog: Datbase of every artist and band set to play SXSW this year. Includes descriptions and mp3s. Plus, it’s now connected to the SHCED.
  • Do512: Our favorite Austin based website has you covered on all things SXSW ’09.