sxsw-app-logoRight now, downtown Austin is bracing itself for the calm before the storm. In just four days (7), annual music, interactive and film mega-convention South by SouthWest (SXSW) will begin, and won’t let up until the following Sunday (16). Spring break for the music industry, place where bands go to get signed, or place where Soundgarden will play Superunknown in its entirety, there’s pretty much something for everyone. With literally thousands of bands showcasing, there’s always a solid metal component as part of the convention. And while some parties and showcases have already been announced, there’s tons more, some of which probably haven’t even been announced yet. So with that in mind, here’s what to expect from a metal standpoint for showcases, day parties, panels and unofficial parties. This will continue to be updated as we hear about more things happening, so consider this your unofficial guide to all things heavy in Austin.


Tuesday, March 11th


Cheers Shot Bar (416 E. 6th Street)
Hellbenders: 12:40am

Dirty Dog Bar (505 E. 6th Street)
Pack of Wolves: 11pm

Metal and Lace Lounge (720 Red River Street)
Omotai: 10pm
DSGNS: 11pm

Pitchfork’s “Show No Mercy” Showcase

Mohawk Indoor (912 Red River Street)

YAUTJA: 8:20pm
Sannhet: 9:20pm
Psalm Zero: 10:20
Primitive Man: 11:20
Gnaw: 12:20am
Youth Code: 1:20am

Mohawk Outdoor (912 Red River Street)

Iron Reagan: 8:00pm
Windhand: 9:00pm
Christian Mistress: 10:00pm
Power Trip: 11:00pm
Kylesa: 12:00am
Indian: 1:05am
Red 7 (611 E. 7th Street)
Kadavar: 12:05am
Orchid: 1:00am