SXSW 2011: Day 1 and 2 Rundown

Not a lot of real quality blogging time here, so I’m just going to run down my schedule from Wednesday and Thursday (Mar 16 and 17) at SXSW 2011 so far.

Wed, March 16
Late Arrival in Austin
Hotel Check-in and shuttle to Downtown Austin
MTVu Woodie Awards – Donald Glover Foo Fighters, Wiz Khalifa, Two Door Cinema Club, Sleigh Bells
Chikita Violenta at (w/ Jon Pareles of NY Times and Todd Martens of LA Times)
Hour and half wait for taxi back to hotel

Thu, March 17
IFC Crossroads badge pickup, SPIN Loft badge pickup, breakfast/lunch
The FADER Fort – Ryan Lewis and Macklemore, GIVERS
Pitchfork East Side Drive In – Shabazz Palaces
Prefix Party at ND – Oh Land
PureVolume House – Eliza Doolittle
SPIN Loft – Telekinesis
Central Pres Church – Matt Nathanson
The FADER Fort – Esben and the Witch, Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa
Auditorium Shores – The Strokes
Back downtown for food and a rest. I eventually decided to take 11PM shuttle back to hotel instead of late night music adventures.

What looks good on Friday, March 18 (Daytime)
Once again there is way too much to choose from, but I’m going to try and walk around less today.

Filter: Culture Collide Party – Maps and Atlases, Luke Rathbone
Rolling Stone Mag Party – Jessica Lea Mayfield, Dawes, Nicole Atkins
Pitchfork Offline at East Side Drive Inn – Toro Y Moi, Owen Pallett, Edwyn Collins, Yuck, Diamond Rings, Class Actress, PS I Love You, Cass McCombs
March Into Softness (OnionAVClub) – Wye Oak, Ted Leo, Sharon Van Etten, Baths, Small Sins, An Horse, Chikita Violenta
Windish Day Show – Toro Y Moi, Friendly Fires, Foster the People, Cults, Braids and more
Gorilla vs Bear – Toro Y Moi, Lia Ices, Cass McCombs
Shure Under The Radar – Okkervil River, Menomena, Telekinesis, Surfer Blood, Owen Pallett, Hooray for Earth
Other Music Lawn Party – Lower Dens, Grass Widow, Cults, James Blake, John Vanderslice, Tune-Yards, Ghost of a Saber-Tooth Tiger
Waterloo Records In-Store – Moondoggies, Dum Dum Girls, Jo Formidable, Oh Land, TPOBPAH
Filter Dickies Party – Fresh and Onlys, Liam Finn, Dum Dum Girls, Noah and The Whale, Gayngs, Black Lips
Muzzle of Bees – Great Lake Swimmers, Yellow Ostrich, The Luyas, Lost In The Trees, Josh T. Pearson
Spin@Stubbs – TV On The Radio, Smith Westerns, The Kills, The Vaccines, Smith Westerns
The FADER Fort – Smith Westerns, Odd Future, Matt and Kim

PS Everything listed above contains an obligatory “and more” at the end of it.