SXSW Friday Night

Hopefully, your friendly neighborhood Austin Music Minute maven has given you some starting points and general ideas as to who to check out at SXSW this year. Here are some more suggested picks for your fabulous Friday:

– Mad love for the local bands. By the way, this band was one of the acts featured on the World Cafe‘s Sense of Place series, which is focusing on Austin this week. Orthy is part of a showcase happening tonight at The Iron Bear, 121 W. 8th St.

– Let’s hear it for the bands from Scotland. We Were Promised Jet Packs plays a showcase tonight at Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto Blvd.

– The Pan Americana Showcase features a set by Master Blaster Sound System at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St.

– Lots to check out at The Black Castle Collective Showcase at The Lost Well, 2421 Webberville Rd., including Vancouver band Dead Ghosts and The Rising Sun Orchestra. AMM fave Cartright starts the evening out at 8 p.m.

– Another AMM fave, West Coast psych band Temples plays a showcase at Bar 96, 96 Rainey St. A nice preview before their Austin Psych Fest appearance in May.

Love it all. Recommended.

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