That time of the year to begin RSVP’ing to all things SXSW. Last year, was the first year that I attended some of the interactive parties and hope to do so again this year. However, this also means that my SXSW starts sooner. I attend SXSW to meet people, enjoy great music, and spend time with friends. There are a number of day and night parties that allow one to do just that, while enjoying free drinks and sometimes food as well. Some parties require rsvp and then wristband pick-up prior to party; be sure to read the fine print.
RSVP’s competed to date (mostly music), click on the party to open the RSVP:
Sparefoot – Friday, March 7
Spotify, Monday – Friday
Applauze – Monday, Scoot Inn
Windish Agency Party – Friday @ Mohawk
Fader Fort, Wed – Sat
Pandora, Wed – Sat @ The Gatsby
Red Bull Sound Select, Wed – Sat
Universal Music Group – Thurs & Fri @Palm Door
Filter: Showdown at Cedar Street, Thur – Sat
Filter: Dr. Marten’s, Bar 96 – Rainey St. Thur & Fri
The Hype Hotel, Tues – Sat @ 505 E. 7th
The Green Room, Wed – Sat @ The Brew Exchange
Paste, Wed & Thur
Fresh Catch, Wahoo’s, Thur – Sat
Rachel Ray Feedback, Sat @ Stubb’s
Urban Outfitters After Party, Sat. 10 – 4 am @ Scholz
and, of course, I will be on the look-out for a few others. I will add to the list above any new links worth checking out but the most immediate post will come via tweet.
There are many other free day and night shows that do not require any credentials or RSVP. Without any planning you can catch great acts at Waterloo Records, Hotel San Jose & Mellow Johnny’s.