A Tape Lover’s Guide to SXSW 2009

In Information on March 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Here is a list of bands that have released cassettes and are playing free shows at SXSW this year.



Air Waves (Brooklyn, NY, 6:30pm), Felix Obelix (Bynum, NC, 5:30pm), Long Legged Woman (San Francisco, 4:40pm), Numerators (Lubbock, 3:50pm), Magic Lantern (Long Beach, CA, 3pm), Robedoor (2:20pm) at the Parlor [free]


Talk Normal (midnight), Psychedelic Horseshit (11pm), Eat Skull (10pm), Ratas del Vaticano (9pm), XYX (8pm), Tyvek (7pm) at the Natrix Natrix House (3222 John Campbell’s Trail, 8pm) [free, all ages]



KVRX presents: Mika Miko, Blank Dogs, Nite Jewel, Manhattan Love Suicides, The Mae Shi, Garotas Suecas, The Splinters at Okay Mountain Gallery (1312 E. Cesar Chavez, Ste. B (at Navasota)) [free, all ages]


Blank Dogs, Woods, Pocahaunted, Sun Araw, Ducktails at 2908 Cole St. (6pm)



Los Llamarada, Zola Jesus, Absinthe Minds, Wet Hair, Penetracion Cosmica, The Yuppies at Sound On Sound Records [starts at 3pm, free]


KVRX presents: Woods, Jana Hunter, Adrian Orange, Mirah, Pygmy Lush, The Weird Weeds, Caleb (from Headdress) at Domy Books (913 E. Cesar Chavez) (12-6pm) [free, all ages]


If I Like It presents Moons (7pm), Ducktails (6:30pm), Magic Lantern (6pm), Outer Spacist (5:30pm), El Jesus De Magico (5pm), FM Campers (4pm), Canadacoda (3:30pm), Florene (3pm) at the Austin Moose Lodge #1735 (2103 E.M. Franklin) [outside, free, open to members and qualifying guests. RSVP to rsvpifilikeit@gmail.com]


We Shot J.R. + Gorilla vs Bear Day Show: Pre (UK), AIDS Wolf (Montreal), Ducktails (Jersey), Los Llamarada (Monterrey), Nite Jewel (LA), Fight Bite (Denton) at Cherrywood Cafe (1400 E. 38th 1/2 St.) [free]

Abe Vigoda (12:30am), Gun Outfit (11:30pm), Kim Phuc (10:30pm), The Hex Dispensers (9:30pm), Pocahaunted (8:30pm), Cult Ritual (7:30pm), Hank IV (6:30pm), Ratas De Vaticano (5:30pm), Infinite Body (4:30pm), The Goat (3:30pm), Tolsatd (2:30pm) at Club 1808 [inside stage, free]



Todd P presents Woodsist Records Party:  Wavves (11pm), Crystal Stilts (10:30pm), Woods (10pm), Eat Skull (9:30pm), Thee Oh Sees (9pm), Blank Dogs (8:30pm), Psychedelic Horseshit (8pm), Cause Co Motion! (7:30pm), Kurt Vile (7pm), Christmas Island (6:30pm), The Fresh & Onlys (6pm), Ganglians (5:30pm), Real Estate (5pm) at Ms. Bea’s (1104 E. 6th St.) [free, all ages]


Let me know if I forgot anybody.


If you’re going to be in town be sure to holler at me. Also, please drop by the KVRX shows – without them there would be no c60!


  1. What!!! These shows are insane, how am I going to choose??!!

  2. Thanks for doing this Brad, nice to see them all in one place.

  3. thanks fer the guide, brad!

  4. Looking forward to kicking it w/ you & crew, Brad!

  5. Yikes! That is whole lotta awesome. Definitely have to make plans to make it out there next year. One of the many things I must see/do before I die.

    By the way, I’m starting up my own show at the local college radio station here in Vancouver. It won’t strictly focus on cassettes like yours does, but it should be along the same lines musically. That should be up and running in the next few weeks. Will definitely link to the podcasts after the show happens

    This is the radio station

    Have fun at SXSW. Can’t wait to hear a report.



  6. Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

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