by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Full of Hell at Acheron, November 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Metal is looking trimmer than ever this year in Austin, but luckily there are still quite a few exciting shows to look forward to at SXSW 2013. Here are a few of them. Have fun out there, and come see us at one of our many shows this week in Austin! (With one more still TBA.... keep your eyes peeled to the site on Thursday at noon.)
My SXSW metal picks are below...
WEDNESDAY 3/13/13 DAY
Skeletonwitch at the BV CMJ cruise, 2011 (more by Jonathan McPhail)
Hands-down favorite for this day goes to the Show No Mercy Showcase at Mohawk, not just because I'll be blessing the wheels of steel during it, but also because of the stacked lineup from front to back, including an exclusive Skeletonwitch show.
Skeletonwitch (5pm), Trash Talk (4:15pm), Pallbearer (3:15pm), Royal Thunder (2:15pm), Mutilation Rites (1:15pm), Encrust (12:30pm) at the Mohawk
Power Trip (4:45pm), Wet Lungs (4pm), Pinkish Black (3pm), Vattnet Viskar (2pm), Inter Arma (1pm), Batillus (noon) at the Mohawk
Fidlar (5:30pm), The Shrine (4:30pm), Pangea (3:30pm), Dirty Fences (2:30pm), All Eyes West (1:30pm), Low Fat Getting High (12:30pm) at the Scoot Inn
The Adolescents (5pm), Wavves (4pm), Trash Talk (3pm), Hanni El Khatib (2pm), The Coathangers (1pm), Arctic (noon) at the Scoot Inn
Vattnet Viskar (12:00am), HeadCrusher (11:00pm), King Conquer (10:00pm), Critical Assembly (9:00pm), Southern Front (8:00pm), VYGR (7:00pm), 2x4 (6:00pm), Seize the Prophet (5:00pm), Uglytwin (4:00pm), Psychothermia (3:00pm), Descend to Ashes (2pm) at Hoek's Death Metal Pizza (511 E. Sixth St.)
WEDNESDAY 3/13/13 NIGHT
Power Trip at Power of The Riff East, Aug 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Slim pickin's on this Wednesday night, but the winner is definitely the Metal Wreckage showcase at Six Lounge. Power Trip and Pinkish Black alone make it worth the trek.
Witchburn (midnight), Mala Suerte (11pm), Antique Scream (10pm), Masikrator (9pm), Vex (8pm), Obscure Oracle (7pm), Kill This (6pm), Firestarter 82 (5pm) at Nomad Bar (1211 Corona Dr.)
A Life Once Lost, Massive Scar Era, Single Mothers, The Dreebs, SuiseiNoboAz, JFK Didn't Even See It Coming, Jessy Bulbo @ Metal & Lace Lounge
A Life Once Lost, Pinkish Black, Junius, Power Trip, Call of The Void @ Six Lounge
THURSDAY 3/14/13 DAY
The Spits at Irving Plaza, Oct 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Metal picks are slim for Thursday in general, so I'd spend my days checking out the killer punk lineup of Death, Milk Music, Spits and Metz our own showcase at the old Emo's
Edsel (5:00pm), Single Mothers (4:00pm), Frank Turner (3:00pm), Retox (2:00pm), Stagnant Pools (1:00pm), Whirr (12:00pm) at The Liberty (1618 1/2 E. 6th St.) [11:00am, free, 21+]
Cloud Nothings (5pm), METZ (4pm), The Spits (3:15pm), Milk Music (2:15pm), Death (1:30pm), Rough Francis (12:45pm), Single Mothers (noon) at The Main (old Emo's, 603 Red River St.)
Beach Fossils (5:15pm), Widowspeak (4:30pm), Parenthetical Girls (3:45pm), PAWS (3pm), Moon King (2:15pm), Shugo Tokumaru (1:30pm), J. Thoven (12:45pm), Jacco Gardner (noon)g at The Jr. (old Emo's, 603 Red River St.)
Seeker (12:00am), DSGNS (11:00pm), Sworn In (10:00pm), Carrion Sun (9:00pm), Repaid in Blood (8:00pm), Rule of Thumb (7:00pm), Course of Ruin (6:00pm), Blood Tribe (5:00pm), Abolishment of Flesh (4:00pm), Godhunter (3:00pm), Insurgence (2pm) at Hoek's Death Metal Pizza (511 E. Sixth St.)
THURSDAY 3/14/13 NIGHT
Wiccans at Emo's, Jan 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
There is only one true metal show scheduled for the evening (Metalsucks' one with Goatwhore), but missing the incredible punks in Wiccans would be an absolute sin.
Wiccans (1am), The Spits (midnight), Off With Their Heads (11pm), Waxahachee (10:15pm), Meat Market (9:30pm), Virals (8:45pm), Rough Francis (8pm) at Beerland [7pm doors, $10]
Goatwhore, Norma Jean, Royal Thunder, KEN Mode, Howl, Gypsyhawk @ Dirty Dog
FRIDAY 3/15/13 DAY
I think it goes without saying that the hand-picked Invisible Oranges stage at the Jr. (old Emo's) is your best pick pound for pound. Don't miss Today is the Day's only FREE performance!
The Polyphonic Spree (5pm), The Thermals (4pm), Akron/Family (3pm), Shout Out Louds (2:15pm), Diamond Rings (1:30pm), TOY (12:40pm), Half Moon Run (noon) at The Main (old Emo's, 603 Red River St.)
Today is the Day (5:10pm), Pallbearer (4:20pm), KEN Mode (3:30pm), Royal Thunder (2:40pm), Inter Arma (1:50pm), Batillus (1pm), Baptists (12:15pm) at The Jr. (old Emo's, 603 Red River St.)
Howl (6:00pm), Black Tusk (5:00pm), True Widow (4:00pm), Marching Teeth (3:00pm), Fight Amp (2:00pm), Pushmen (1:00pm), Communion (noon) at the Yellow Jacket Social Club (1704 E. 5th St.)
FRIDAY 3/15/13 NIGHT
Inter Arma at Knitting Factory, Sept 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Two options here: tried and true, and the young and exciting. Both the Tone Deaf at Red 7 and the March Madness bill at 1808 are sexy in their own particular ways, but I'm gonna go with the latter. Three stages and quite a few interesting bands in the mix.
A Life Once Lost (11:40pm), Powertrip (11pm), Rzl Dzl (10:30pm), Build and Destroy (10pm), Vulgar Display (9:40pm), The Geeks, Goodtime Boys (8:40pm), Octaves (8pm), Old Wounds (7:30pm), Vices (7pm), One Against Many (6:15pm), Modern Pain (5:30pm), Ill Informed (5pm) at Club 1808
Inter Arma (1am), Kill the Client (12:15am), Mutilation Rites (11:30pm), Call of the Void (10:45pm), Loma Prieta (10pm), Full of Hell (9pm), Homewrecker (8:30pm), Single Mothers (7:30pm), Illustrations/Discourse (split set) at The Annex at 1808
Orange Goblin, Mondo Generator, Today is the Day, Young Widows, KEN Mode, The Gates of Slumber @ Red 7
SATURDAY 3/16/13 DAY
Iron Lung at Chaos in Tejas 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Iron Lung, Black Breath AND Orange Goblin? I'm there.
Iron Lung (5:30pm), Mammoth Grinder (4:30pm), Royal Thunder (3:30pm), Ancient VVisdom (2:30pm), Baptists (1:30pm), Freedom Hawk (12:30pm) at the Scoot Inn
Clutch (5pm), Orange Goblin (4pm), Black Breath (3pm), Kadavar (2pm), Power Trip (1pm), Hatred Surge (noon) at the Scoot Inn
Eugenics Council, White Lung, Single Mothers, Wiccans, Ex-Cult, Dead Gaze, Toxie, Parenthetical Girls, Absolutely Free, Sam Flax, Idiot Glee, Gold Bears, The Loom at the Yellow Jacket Social Club (1704 E. 5th St.) [11am-8pm, free, all ages]
What's Eating Gilbert, Lemuria, Weatherbox, Candy Hearts, Loma Prieta, Goodtime Boys, Octaves, Silver Snakes at Elysium [11am-6pm, free, 18+]
Mala Suerte (Austin, 1am), Red Shield (Lafayette, midnight), Venomous Maximus (Houston, 11pm), RUST (Austin, 10pm), Solid Giant (New Orleans, 9pm), Unmothered (Austin, 8pm), San Soleil (Austin, 7pm), The Shrine (LA, 6pm), Corpse (Austin, 5pm), Turbid North (Dallas, 4pm), Sweat Lodge (Austin, 3pm), Whore of Bethlehem (Austin, 2pm), TBA (1pm), TBA (noon) at Spiderhouse [ballroom stage]
Castle (San Francisco, 1:15am), Lions of Tsavo (Austin, 12:15am), Destroyer of Light (Austin, 11:15pm), Inkblot (Austin, 10:15pm), Godhunter (Tucson, 9:15pm), Boars (Austin, 8:15pm), Old and Ill (Austin, 7:15pm), Ghost Police (San Antonio, 6:15pm), Switchblade Jesus (Corpus Christi, 5:15pm), TBA (4:15pm), TBA (3:15pm), TBA (2:15pm), TBA (1:15pm), TBA (12:15pm) at Spiderhouse [inside stage]
Indisgust (12:00am), Id (11:00pm), TeethAreSwords (10:00pm), Wake the Colossus (9:00pm), Shattered Sun (8:00pm), Sella Turcica (7:00pm), Maidens (6:00pm), Left of Christ (5:00pm), Lost Coves (4:00pm), Nothing in Return (3:00pm), Atlas Versus (2pm) at Hoek's Death Metal Pizza (511 E. Sixth St.)
SATURDAY 3/16/13 NIGHT
Pallbearer at Rites of Darkness 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Slim pickin's for Saturday night too, but you can't go wrong with an exclusive John Baizley performance, Pallbearer, Full of Hell and much more! If you can't make it, you can always stream it in full!
Pallbearer, John Baizley, Mutilation Rites, Full of Hell, Pinkish Black, Homewrecker @ North Door
Black Tusk, Royal Thunder, ASG, Howl, Inter Arma, Call of the Void @ Red 7 Patio
Big Freedia, Antwon, Iron Lung, Power Trip, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, The Novice @ Red 7