Mar 162012


21 Jump Street - A strong comedy showing at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, with this Jonah Hill/Channing Tatum comedic revamp leading the charge.

Casa de mi Padre - Will Ferrell speaks Spanish in this comedy adventure, another SXSW premiere.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home - The latest from the Duplass Brothers, who continue to grow as filmmakers. This film stars Jason Segal as a shiftless man set on an absurd, surreal journey. Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon and Judy Greer co-star.

MUSIC/OTHER (AKA A Whole Bunch of SXSW Showcases!)


Auditorium Shores – The SXSW free concerts continue with Americana rock veterans Counting Crows. Nashville’s Diamond Rugs and San Francisco’s Tender Mercies back the show up. Starts at 5:45 – 6 PM.

Red Eyed Fly – The Sounds from Spain Showcase. Vetusta Morla, Guadalupe Plata, Za! and more, starting at 7:30 pm.

Continental Club – Austin’s Edison Chair opens the Rajiworld showcase, and Austin’s Akina Adderly & The Vintage Playboys close it down. Other artists on the bill: Peter Case & Paul Collins, Billy Harvey and Triple Cobra. Starts at 8 PM.

Stubb’s – Fans of New York’s fun. will get another chance to see them for real after that near-disastrous technical meltdown at 1100 Warehouse. The Time Out North America showcase will also feature Delta Spirit, The Drums and The Ting Tings. Starts at 8 PM with Ed Sheeran.

La Zona Rosa – Talib Kweli at the Blacksmith Duck Down showcase. Among others, Smif N Wessun, Buckshot and Bad Rabbits (who are also playing at Palm Door at 11 PM!) will play. Starts at 9 PM.


LBJ Lawn at University of Texas Austin (2313 Red River St. Austin, TX 78705) – Special performances by Mumford and Sons and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes will accompany a screening of their tour documentary Big Easy Express. Venue change reported here! Doors at 6:30 PM.

Austin Music Hall – Timbaland will headline Perez Hilton’s One Night in Austin. Also playing, with many others: DEV, The Ting Tings (again!), Cher Lloyd and Kreayshawn. Doors at 7:15 PM.

18TH Floor at Hilton Garden Inn – Mississippi Development showcase. Charlie Mars, Shannon McNally, Eden Brent, Johnny Rawls among others. Doors at 8 PM.

The Tap Room at Six – A night of Austin artists for SXSW 2012′s penultimate night. Danny Malone, Suzanna Choffel, David Ramirez and David Garza, with a few others, at 8 PM.

Chevrole Sound Garage – Quiet Company, playing one of the last of their nine shows. Guards, GIVERS and the Secret Walls Final Battle hosted by Reeps One. Starts at 8 PM.

The Jacked Stage by Doritos – Check out White Denim, Run DMT and !!!, with guests, starting at 8 PM.

Antone’s – An interesting lineup headed by Candlebox. Austin’s The Canvas Waiting will also play, and there will be a special guest. Starts at 8:25 PM.

Empire Automotive – The Warp Records/Brainfeeder showcase. Daedelus, TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke & Lunice) and TOKiMONSTA head the wild night. Doors at 8 PM.

Clive Bar – The last chance to see The Belle Brigade. Graffiti 6 closes it out, as well. Doors at 9 PM.


The Jr – Close it out with the SXSW Music Free Closing Party. Lederhosen Lucil, DJ Jester the Filipino Fist and Fort Worth’s Best Fwends. At 1 AM a special, to-be-announced artist will perform. Starts at 8 PM.