Feature: SXSW 2017 Showcase highlights

SXSW is less than one week away from taking over the city grounds of Austin, TX; although the world-popular entertainment festival has been scaled down this year due to a few overwhelming and unfortunate tragedies, its official and unofficial showcases are announcing lots of stellar lineups. Here are just a few highlights from what has already been confirmed. along with dates, lineups, and other useful information.

  1. Levitation Showcase

  • Thursday, March 16 @ The Hotel Vegas Compound
    • Address: 1502/1504 E 6th St
  • Lineup Highlights: 
    • Day Party: Merchandise, Cherry Glazerr, No Joy, Cosmonauts, Pill, Death Valley Girls, Tim Darcy
    • Official SXSW Showcase: S U R V I V E, Marie Davidson, Samantha Glass, Dead Meadow, Ringo Deathstarr,  JJUUJJUU, Tempers, Mirror Travel


2. Spoon resurrects the original Emo’s location (The Main) with a three day residency

  • Tuesday, March 14–Thursday, March 16 @ The Main
    • Address: 610 E 6th St,
  • Lineup Highlights: (Spoon will headline all three nights)
    • Tuesday: The Bright Light Social Hour, Boyfrndz, Special Guest
    • Wednesday: Deep Sea Diver, Special Guest
    • Thursday: My Jerusalem, Sweet Spirit, Special Guest

3. Brownies and Lemonade Showcase

  • Thursday, March 16 @ Kingdom
    • Address: 103 E 5th St
  • Lineup Highlights: 
  • Sam Gellaitry, Pomo, Luca Lush, Geotheory, Robotaki, Sweater Beats, Secret Guests


4. Peligrosa House

  • Tuesday, March 15 – Saturday, March 18 @ The North Door 
    • Address: 501 Brushy St
  • Lineup announcement TBA


5. Dots x Vice Play Beautifully

  • Tuesday, March 14 @ Mohawk 
    • Address: 912 Red River
  • Lineup Highlights: 
    • Ryan Hemsworth, Brenmar, Palmistry


6. Jansport Bonfire Session

  • Wednesday, March 15 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s
    • Address: 900 Red River St.
  • Lineup Highlights: 
    • Lil Yachty, Noname, Tel Shi


7.  ContraBanned: #MusicUnites Showcase

  • Friday, March 17th @ Palm Door
    • Address: 508 E. 6th St
  • Lineup Highlights: 
    • Ash Koosha (Iran/UK), Khaled M (Libya/US), Mamak Khadem (Iran/US)


8. The Showtime House – Twin Peaks Showcase

  • Thursday, March 16 – Friday, March 17 @ The Clive Bar
    • Address: 609 Davis St
  • Lineup Highlights: 
    • Thursday: Real Estate, Julie Byrne, Alex Cameron
    • Friday: Neko Case, Annie Hart, Tim Darcy, M. Ward



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