Here we are, diving straight into day two of the musical portion of SXSW. And, if you’re like me, you’ve already gotten a head start long before the music part began. But there’s so much more to check out. Decisions! Hopefully these recommendations from your friendly neighborhood Austin Music Minute maven will help out.
The Burger Records 4th Annual SX Kickoff at Trailer Space Records, 1401-A Rosewood Ave.: There’s a big bunch of bands to check out at this massive daylong ear feast, courtesy of the Burger Records crew. The Fullerton, CA-based label has an impressive roster to show off, including Brooklyn-based desert-country trio Juniper Rising, Fullerton punkified quartet The Audacity, dream/fuzz-pop artist Tashaki Miyaki, Portland lo-fied mellow-pop dreamweavers The Memories, and Detroit rockers The Go. This one is a guaranteed good time. The music starts at 11 a.m. with San Francisco power pop/street glam band Glitz. Total badassery all around. Trust me.
Modern Outsider Records showcase at Maggie Mae’s, 323 E. 6th St.: This independent music label was founded here in Austin in 2010, run by husband and wife team Chip and Erin Adams. While the focus is primarily on local bands, their roster includes artists from other cities. Tonight’s show is just one big bill o’ awesome with local bands The Black and White Years, Ume, The Calm Blue Sea, My Jerusalem and Mirror Travel, and LA-based trio (whose music is featured on today’s AMM) Gliss. Mirror Travel starts the night out at 8 p.m.
And one more for the road, the SXSW Green Music Stage at the IFC Crossroads House, 302 E. 6th St.: This one’s got a solid list of players, including Divine Fits, Pickwick, Ambassadors, Caveman, Love Inks and Psychic Friend. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Another great day and night. Do it.