Here are a handful of recommended showcases for you, courtesy of the Austin Music Minute, which include official SXSW showcases and those off the beaten path. Check in with the AMM all week for more selections.
– Music Tech Mashup, happening this afternoon through tonight at Empire Control Room, 606 E. 7th, with Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves, Wild Child, LA electronic artist Daedelus, NYC-based duo The London Souls, and more.
– No Play Music showcase, tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River, features local bands Sweet Spirit (featured on today’s AMM) and The Sour Notes, New York band Dead Leaf Echo, and more.
– Chicken Ranch Records showcase at Valhalla, 710 Red River, includes Moonlight Towers, Starlings, TN and more.
– Nerdcore showcase at Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. 6th St., features rap/hip-hop by Brooklyn’s MC Frontalot, Atlanta’s Tribe One, and Dual Core (listed as an ATX artist on the SXSW website, but originally from the UK).
– Photo of Sweet Spirit by Steven Michael Ruud.