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South Carolina at #SXSW (Full SC Schedule)

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Thanks mostly to Stereofly, more South Carolina bands than ever will be playing unofficial showcases at this years South by Southwest. The one South Carolina band officially playing the conference is Charleston’s Stop Light Observations who play in Austin Thursday night and then make the long trek back to Columbia to play the St. Patrick’s Day Festival in 5 Points. I don’t think playing in Austin the week of SXSW makes a big difference to your band unless you do it the right way. For example, NPR putting Stagbriar as 100 bands to listen to at SXSW this year is a big deal. That’s the way to do it, it gives media outlets a reason to write about your band. SXSW is a big hand shaking party with PR people, music writers and record label people hanging out on every corner. It’s a chance for a band to invite those folks out to see you play, they probably won’t attend, but why not they might so it’s worth a shot.

Outside of Stereofly’s Showcase is the MPress Records show which features Charleston’s Danielle Howle and A Fragile Tomorrow. Howle who knows the ropes of the music industry and A Fragile Tomorrow working their way up the ladder. Mechanical River and Shovels and Rope won’t be playing SXSW, but they’ll be just 30 miles outside Austin at a ranch owned by Willie Nelson playing the Heartbreaker Banquet. Good luck finding your way into that event, but if you do I hear it’s one of a kind.

Here’s a list of all the bands from SC playing SXSW and when they’ll be playing.

A Fragile Tomorrow

March 15 MPress Records Showcase RSVP

Abacus

March 12 Stereofly Showcase at Javelina Bar// 2:45 PM // Aggressive Stage at Javelina Bar

Cancellieri

March 11 Stereofly Showcaseat Javelina Bar//11:00 AM // Rustic Stage

Carnaval

March 12 Stereofly Showcase at Javelina Bar // 1:30 PM// Saturated Stage

Chadd Downing

March 11 Stereofly Showcase at Javelina Bar  // 1:40 PM  // Fluid Stage

Cole Connor

March 11 Stereofly Showcase at Javelina Bar  // 3:00 PM // Fluid Stage

Danielle Howle

March 15 MPress Records Showcase RSVP

Dear Blanca

March 11 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 11:45 PM  // Rustic Stage

Death of Paris

FatRat Da Czar

March 11 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 4:20 PM  // Fluid Stage

Grand Royal

March 11 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 3:40 PM  // Fluid Stage

Mason Jar Menagerie

March 11 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 3:55 PM  // Rustic Stage

Mechanical River

Chapel Stage at Willie Nelson’s Heartbreaker Banquet

Megan Jean & The KFB

March 11 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 1:55 PM // Rustic Stage

Ned & The Dirt

March 12 Stereofly Showcase at Javelina Bar  // 11:00 AM //  Saturated Stage

Rachel Kate

March 11 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 4:45 PM // Rustic Stage

Ran Bruce

March 11 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 2:20 PM // Fluid Stage

The Restoration

March 11 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 2:35 PM  // Rustic Stage

Say Brother

March 11 Stereofly Showcase at Javelina Bar  // 12:35 PM  // Rustic Stage

March 12 Darwin’s Pub Spicy Evolution Show // 10:00 PM More Info

Sein zum Tode

March 12 Stereofly Showcase at Javelina Bar  // 1:05 PM  // Aggressive Stage 

Shallow Palace

March 12 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 4:00 PM // Saturated Stage

Shovels and Rope

Medicine Show Stage at Willie Nelson’s Heartbreaker Banquet

Signs of Iris

March 11 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 12:10 PM  // Fluid Stage

Stagbriar

March 11 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 1:15 PM // Rustic Stage

Stop Light Observations 

Thursday, March 13 Blackheart 9:00PM – 9:40PM (Official Event)

Zonaea

March 12 Stereofly Showcase  at Javelina Bar // 3:10 PM  // Saturated Stage

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