Minnesota SXSW 2011 invasion: The battle plan

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As we mentioned last month, we have a record number of Minnesota bands heading down to Austin, Texas March 16-20 for the South by Southwest music festival. Naturally, there are more than a few showcases planned that feature all or mostly Minnesotan acts, starting with a string of SXSW send-off shows that stretch through this weekend and next week.

Here's the plan of attack. Rally the troops.


FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Vita.mn's "Are You Local?" SXSW send-off show
Varsity Theater, Minneapolis

18+ // $8/$10 at the door // 6 p.m.

7 p.m. Ben Weaver
7:50 p.m. Are You Local? Finalist MC Longshot
8:30 p.m. Are You Local? Finalist Pictures of Then
9:20 p.m. Are You Local? Finalist The 4onthefloor
10:10 p.m. Phantom Tails
11 p.m. Jeremy Messersmith

With live art by Chuck U, Playatta, Speed Blingo with Ellie. Emceed by TV host Jonathan Rabb.



SUNDAY, MARCH 6

Gimme Noise presents Gayngs "Affiliyated" Showcase
First Avenue, 7th St. Entry, and Record Room, Minneapolis

18+ // $20 // 6:30 p.m.

First Avenue Mainroom
GAYNGS
Doomtree
Solid Gold
Megafaun
Leisure Birds
Alpha Consumer
Mystery Palace

7th St. Entry

Har Mar Superstar
Slapping Purses
Marijuana Deathsquads
Spyder Baybie Raw Dawg
Moonstone
Albert
Radical Cemetery

Record Room
DJ sets by various artists
Intimate sets by Doomtree solo artists



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FRIDAY, MARCH 11

THE ROCK AND ROLL SPRING BREAK/SXSW 2011 TOUR KICK OFF
Turf Club, St. Paul

21+ // $7 // 9 p.m.

Main Stage:
10 p.m. Still Pacific
11 p.m. JM Airis
12 p.m. The Hounds Below
1 a.m. Pink Mink

Clown Lounge:
10:30 p.m. Hastings 3000
11:30 p.m. Shane Shane
12:30 p.m. H.U.N.X.


MONDAY, MARCH 14

IPR's SXSW Send-Off
7th St. Entry, Minneapolis

18+ // $5 // 9 p.m.

Me and My Arrow
Canon Chorus
Sticky Byte



THURSDAY, MARCH 17

89.3 The Current's Day Stage
Convention Center, Austin

Badges only

3 p.m. DeVotchka
4 p.m. Chapel Club
5 p.m. P.O.S.


Gayngs "Affiliyated" Official SXSW Showcase
Mohawk (912 Red River), Austin

21+ // Badge/Wristband // 7:30 p.m.

Mohawk
7:30 p.m. Differing Opinions of Good (D.O.O.G.)
8:15 p.m. JM Airis
9:15 p.m. Albert
10:15 p.m. Marijuana Deathsquads
11:15 p.m. Har Mar Superstar
12:15 p.m. Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck
1:15 a.m. Slapping Purses

Mohawk Patio
7:45 p.m. Mystery Palace
8:30 p.m. Alpha Consumer
9:15 p.m. Leisure Birds
10:00 p.m. Megafaun
10:45 p.m. Solid Gold
11:30 p.m. Doomtree
12:30 a.m. Gayngs



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FRIDAY, MARCH 18

Gimme Noise and First Avenue SXSW 2011 Day Party
Skinny's Ballroom (115 San Jacinto), Austin

21+ // Free // 12 p.m.

12:45pm The Goondas
1:30pm Marijuana Deathsquads
2:15pm Sick Of Sarah
3:00pm Jeremy Messersmith
3:45pm Sims
4:30pm Solid Gold
5:15pm Tapes N Tapes

Complimentary beer courtesy of Tiger Beer



SATURDAY, MARCH 19

2011 MN Music Showcase presented by Vita.mn
Beauty Bar, Austin

21+ // Free // 12 p.m.

OUTSIDE STAGE
12 - 12:30 p.m. Winner of Are You Local? best new band contest
1 - 1:30 p.m. The Book of Right On
2 - 2:40 p.m. Doomtree
3:10 - 3:40 p.m. Pink Mink
4:10 - 4:40 p.m. Phantom Tails
5:10 - 5:40 p.m. Hastings 3000

INSIDE STAGE
12:30 - 1 p.m. Mayda
1:30 - 2 p.m. Ben Weaver
2:40 - 3:10 p.m. Haley Bonar
3:40 - 4:10 p.m. Jeremy Messersmith
4:40 - 5:10 p.m. Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps


MUSIC ROAD / RED HOUSE / SIGNATURE SOUNDS PARTY
Zax Resaturant & Bar (312 Barton Springs Road), Austin

Free // 12 p.m.

12:00-12:20 Jimmy LaFave
12:30-12:50 Danny Schmidt
1:00-1:20 Carrie Elkin
1:30-1:50 Slaid Cleaves
2:00-2:20 Eliza Gilkyson
2:30-2:50 Sam Baker
3:00-3:20 Stonehoney
3:30-3:50 Ray Bonneville
4:00-4:20 Kevin Welch
4:30-4:50 Storyhill
5:00-5:20 Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers
5:30-6:00 Eilen Jewell


RED HOUSE RECORDS OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE
The Driskill - Victorian Room (604 Brazos St.), Austin

Badge/wristband // 8 pm-1 am

8 p.m. Storyhill
9 p.m. Carrie Elkin
10 p.m. Ray Bonneville
11 p.m. Eliza Gilkyson



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Note: This rundown includes showcases booked by Minnesotans and/or featuring mostly Minnesotans. The bands and musicians listed in our SXSW 2011 Minnesota roll call have many, many other performances scheduled while in Austin, many of which can be found on the SCHED* site.




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