I have mentioned this show before, but if you aren't watching The League on FX, you are missing (probably) the funniest show on television right now. You don't need to know about sports or fantasy football to enjoy the show...you just need to have a sense of humor and like variations of dick jokes. Trust me, this show is great. It can even help your vocabulary; you will learn new terms such as: fear boner, Eskimo brother and even "the white-knuckler."
Here is a clip reel of a lot of what happened in the 6 episodes that compiled season 1:
Here is just one clip (of many) that I really liked from season 2:
#OFFLINE is hosting a 2-day SXSW party featuring 2 stages and one of the better lineups released so far. With this lineup, you will need to get there early if you want to get in. Also, they are sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, so I think it is safe to say there will be free booze.
Note: For Dinosaur Jr. fans - J Mascis is playing one of his only free sets at this show on Thursday.
Stage 1: 12:30 - Lord Huron 1:15 - Weekend 2:00 - Shabazz Places 2:45 - The Fresh & Onlys 3:30 - Dodos 4:15 - Times New Vikings 5:00 - J Mascis 6:15 - Smith Westerns
Stage 2: 12:45 - Lower Dens 1:30 - EMA 2:15 - Hooray For Earth 3:00 - Ford & Lopatin (Games) 3:45 - Mount Kimbie 4:30 - OFF! 5:15 - Dom 6:00 - Dum Dum Girls
The band list for the Alternative Press all-ages show has been released. This is usually a good place to go if some of the more popular spots are packed, but I wouldn't expect any free booze at an all-ages show!
Band list Black Veil Brides Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows I See Stars Versaemerge Conditions Enter Shikari The Ready Set The Downtown Fiction Animals As Leaders Balance and Composure Middle Class Rut Oceano I Fight Dragons Vampires Everywhere! The Limousines River City Extension Touche Amore Maniac
Filter + Dickies seem to get REALLY good/popular bands to play at their parties each year, and this year is no different. Only the early times will be free for this party, which sucks, because the great bands play at night...but you shouldn't complain. If you really want to see Cold War Kids at midnight, then pay to get in, or just listen from the other side of the fence.
The capacity is pretty small at this venue, so get there early! Band/set times are listed on the flyer above.
There will most likely be no free food/booze at this venue.
Once again, Gorilla vs. Bear is putting on a really good party at SXSW (what else would you expect from these guys?)!!! The set times and info hasn't been released yet, but the band list looks great.
Plus, free beer till it runs out.
Band list: Nite Jewel Tamaryn Games Toro Y Moi Puro Instinct No Joy Lower Dens
Shabazz Places White Denim Cass McCombs The Fresh and Onlys Star Slinger The Soft Moon Lia Ices Grimes
NOTE: The first half of the party (all the bands in red) will be unofficial, so it’s free / no RSVP or wristband required. The second half (the evening showcase) is official, and you’ll need a wristband or you’ll need to pay cover at the door if there’s room.
Klub Krucial | 612 (and 614) East 6th St. No time/RSVP info released yet.
Filter Magazine has released their SXSW day party band/set list and, per usual, it is amazing! This is honestly one of my favorite spots each year (if you can get in...it fills up quickly!), and I can't wait to attend this year.
Plus, DATAROCK is playing Saturday!!
Click the flyer above for bands and set times (I will write it out when I have more time).
Free BBQ each day from Noon until 1 - but I doubt any will be left by about 12:30pm.
Cedar Street Courtyard | 208 W. 4th Street 11am - 6pm | RSVP
The A.V. Club has posted the band lineup for their SXSW free day party this year, to be held at Mohawk on Friday, March 18th. This will be a really good show, and be prepared for all the Ted Leo followers to come out in packs. Note that the outside lineup is much better than the inside one, so get there early since there isn't a ton of space at Mohawk as it is.
OUTSIDE 5:00pm Baths 4:00pm Sharon Van Etten 3:00pm Wye Oak 2:00pm Ted Leo (solo) 1:00pm Gentlemen Jesse And His Men 12:00pm Small Sins
INSIDE 5:15pm Low 4:15pm Chikita Violenta 3:15pm Maritime 2:15pm An Horse 1:15pm Tristen 12:15pm No Joy
The A.V. Club site mentions that there will hopefully be plenty of free things to go around, but those details are not out yet.
The Mohawk | 912 Red River Noon - 6pm | RSVP: Email avclubRSVP@theonion.com