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Austin Alternative to SXSW

You can experience great music shows and other delights without being surrounded by SXSW hipsters clogging up downtown Austin streets that are covered in corporate slime while bumping into you because they are looking at their hands.

Launched some years ago by John Conquest – perceptive music writer and editor of Third Coast music magazine here in Austin – NotSXSW is held each March during the same time SXSW is doing its thing north of Lady Bird Lake. Held in South and now East Austin as well, NotSXSW has the same vibe SXSW had in its early years before the record companies, other corporations and C3 booking turned it into what it is now.

Below are my day-to-day recommendations for you, complete lists of NotSXSW shows (thanks, John) and other musical line-ups from Ginny’s Little Longhorn honky-tonk, Jo’s on South Congress and even the one-year-old creative art and performance space – Wardenclyffe Gallery.

All shows are free and – like the NotSXSW iconic slogan proclaims – “You Don’t Need a Stinkin’ Wristband.”

Please check back often for daily updates.

Enjoy!

Bob

Best Bob Shows

Peelander Family Fest in Springdale Farm 2012

Peelander Family Fest in Springdale Farm 2012

Peelander- Z with Minor Mishap Marching Band and Octopus Project opening at Springdale Farm in East Austin – 755 Springdale Road – Sunday 1 to 5p with Peelander on stage at 4 – Family Friendly as Bob Kinney Photos show –

Bob Kinney Words and Photos

Peelander is Fun

Peelander is Fun

Chicken House Records Mike (Peelander's Best Fan & Agent) with son

Chicken House Records Mike (Peelander’s Best Fan & Agent) with son

Emmy Lou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Waterloo Records – 6th & Lamar parking lot – Friday 15 @ 6p

Emmy Lou and Rodney Crowell - at right - Columbus Ohio 1976

Emmy Lou with her Hot Band including Rodney Crowell – left – Columbus Ohio 1976

Bob Kinney Words and Photos

same 1976 Columbus show - one of Bob's Best Shots

same 1976 Columbus show – one of Bob’s Best Shots

Hell’s Belles AC/DC Tribute Band –

five kick-ass women musicians (including Austin’s Adrian Connor – aka Angus). “Hell’s Belles is the best AC/DC Tribute Band I have heard,” says Angus.

Wednesday 13 7p free & all ages show at Metropolis Bug C Bug Fest 2013 @ 2200 S Pleasant Valley Road

Thursday 14 1op free at Key Bar @ 6th and Rio Grande

Real Women Play at 11

Real Women Play at 11

Coming Right At You

Coming Right At You

blogNotSXSW2012Hell'sBelles3

Bob Kinney Words and Photos

Thanks, John Conquest for staging NotSXSW every March and keeping Real Country Music alive in Austin throughout each year

Thanks, John Conquest … for staging NotSXSW every March and keeping Real Country Music alive in Austin throughout each year

John Conquest’s 3rd Annual NotSXSW Tribute to Woman Musicians  – All Women All Day and Night – Thursday 14 @ G&S Lounge, Amelia’s Retrovogue & Relics Bungalow (just south of End of an Ear Records on South First Street) and Giddy Up’s on Manchaca in Far South Austin (smoking no longer allowed inside). Listings below …

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More NotSXSW Free Shows 4 U –

Bob’s Favorite Fun Band – Peelander-Z plays 5 shows

Check out Chicken Ranch Records Posters  and details of each show

Wednesday 13 – Hickory Street Bar & Grill with The Starlings at 1am

Thursday 14 – Hole in the Wall at 6p

 Friday 15 – Roky Erickson Fest at Threadgill’s South at 5:40p

 Saturday 16 – The Grackle at 5-ish

Sunday 17 – Peelander Annual Family Fest 2013 from 1 to 5p with Peelander taking the stage at 4

Austin’s Minor Mishap Marching Band and Octopus Project opens – WOW – Very Family Friendly

right inside the Springdale Farm in East Austin

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Day-by-Day Recommendations from Bob

Wednesday 13

Ray Bonneville – Amelia’s – noon

Bob Livingston – Amelia’s 4 and G&S Lounge 6:30

South by San Jose at Jo’s Coffee — Tribute to Armadillo World Headquarters — check Jo’s website for times — Mother Falcon  … Shooter Jennings … Jimmie Dale Gilmore … Asleep at the Wheel … Roky Erickson

Hell’s Belles — Bug Fest 2013 @ 2200 S Pleasant Valley Rd 7p – free all ages

Amanda Pearcy – G&S – midnight

Austin's Roky Erickson plays during Wednesday's San Jose by South Tribute to the Armadillo World Headquarters

Austin’s Roky Erickson plays during Wednesday’s South by San Jose Tribute to the Armadillo World Headquarters

Thursday 14

Alan Haynes (plays like Stevie Ray and spot-on Hendrix with a guitar he bought from Stevie) – Ginny’s Little Longhorn 9p

Alan Haynes plays electric blues in the best country honky tonk in Austin - love the Big Music Tent

Alan Haynes plays electric blues in the best country honky tonk in Austin – love the Big Music Tent

Fingers on Wire and Wood

Fingers on Wire and Wood

Hank and Shaidri Alrich – Amelia’s – noon

Six great shows at G&S Lounge:

Chip Taylor 11:30am

Slaid Cleaves 1p

Ray Bonneville 2

Jimmy LaFave 3

Hank & Shaidri Alrich 4

Rick Broussard’s Two Hoots & A Holler – G&S Lounge – midnight

South by San Jose at Jo’s Coffee — Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison — Billy Joe Shaver — Sergio Mendoza y La Orkestra

 

The Austin Steamers - Earl Scruggs Smiles

The Austin Steamers – Earl Scruggs Smiles

Friday 15

South by San Jose at Jo’s Coffee — Amy Cook … Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale … The James Hunter Six … Diamond Rugs … North Mississippi Allstars … Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boy

BettySoo – G&S 11:30a

Jo Carol Pierce – G&S 1p

Carper Family – G&S 2p

Austin Steamers – White Horse 7 to 9p

Mike Stinson – Ginny’s Little Longhorn 9p

Mike is a Real Country Singer-Songwriter. Experience "Ain't Got No One To Drink With Anymore" duet with Brennen Leigh on your favorite video site

Mike is a Real Country Singer-Songwriter. Experience “Ain’t Got No One To Drink With Anymore” duet with Brennen Leigh on your favorite video site

Jim Stringer and the AM Band - Real Country

Jim Stringer and the AM Band – Real Country

Saturday 16

Alan Haynes – Ginny’s Little Longhorn 6p

Sarah Gayle Meech w/ Terry Joyce – Ginny’s 9p

T Jarrod Bonta & The AM Band – G&S 6p

Jim Stringer & The AM Band – G&S 7p

Bill Kirchen – G&S 9p

Slaid Cleaves – G&S 5:30p

Gurf Morlix – G&S 7p

Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah Film – G&S 8p

Bill Kirchen - Master of the Telecaster

Bill Kirchen – Master of the Telecaster

Sunday 17 (Happy St Pat’s Day)

Amanda Pearcy – Amelia’s noon

Peelander Family Fest w/ Minor Mishap Marching Band opening – Springdale Farm @ 755 Springdale Road.

Chicken Shit Bingo w/ Dale Watson – Ginny’s Little Longhorn 4p

Roy Heinrich & The Pickups – G&S 8:30p

Dog & Duck Annual St Patrick’s Day Music Celebration @ 406 W 17th – 11am till dark

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Music and Art at Wardenclyffe Gallery – 1101 Springdale Road

Help celebrate the First Year Birthday of the creative Wardenclyffe Family … one of Bob’s favorite places in Austin – Stop By & Refill Your Creative Well.

March 10 we are happy to announce the release of 787xx, a new magazine dedicated to distribution and discussion by and for everyone in the Austin area. Music. Chess. Coffee. Food. Celebration.

Then, SXSW. Brace your fine selves.

March 12 is a split showcase from Haute Magie, Sole-glow, and Wardenclyffe. Odd-folk and mellow-experimental and intelligent beat-based electronic. 2 pm to 2 am.

  • March 13 we host print-media behemoths Rawpaw with their SXSW showcase of mostly locals and all awesome.
  • March 14  Texas is Funny Records takes over the yard for a day of country-punk and desert screamin’.
  • March 15 is headed by Vulcan Army Booking. Clever and thoughtful indie, modern blues, and electrified folk.
  •  March 16  finds itself split by Jinks Spring, Austere Magazine, Dallas Distortion Music. Kind of like the day before but a little louder and slightly stranger.
  • March 17 – we host our annual tradition of a SXSW detox day. All ambient, drone, and mellow. Inside only, and we’re gonna bring some pillows for floor laying. Plus; we are rumored to have snagged Kosmic Kombucha as a detox-slinging sponsor.

Did we mention that there was going to be art up the entire time? Yeah, seriously! All of SXSW! Those comic geniuses Liverspots are going to be papering the walls with their particular form of dark and divine humor. The show will be running from March 11 to March 22, with a closing reception and comic book release on the 22 from 8p – 12a

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Ginny’s Little Longhorn 5434 Burnet Road – best country honky tonk in Central Texas

Wednesday 13

Nate Boff 6p & Alan Haynes 9p

Thursday 14

Wyldwood Four 6p & Alvin Crow 9p

Friday 15

Dane Sterling 6p & Mike Stinson 9p

Saturday 16

Alan Haynes 6p & Sarah Gayle Meech w/Terry Joyce 9p

 Sunday 17

Chicken Shit Bingo with Dale Watson 4p

Ginny and daughter Sharon flank James Intveld with Dale Watson at right

Ginny and daughter Sharon flank James Intveld with Dale Watson at right

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Jo’s South by San Jose @ 1300 South Congress – you won’t find the American-Statesman spawned Not-Austin destination word “SoCo”on this website – we ain’t New York City

WEDNESDAY 13 LINEUP – Music starts at Noon
Shiner Premium Presents: A Tribute to the Armadillo World Headquarters
A Benefit for The Waylon Jennings Fund

Mother Falcon
Jenny O.
Wild Child
Shooter Jennings
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Asleep at the Wheel
Roky Erickson

God Bless Billy Joe

God Bless Billy Joe

THURSDAY 14 LINEUP – Music begins at noon
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Hayden
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Tom O’Dell
Diego Garcia
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Billy Joe Shaver
Sergio Mendoza y La Orkestra

FRIDAY 15 LINEUP – Music starts at noon
Max Gomez
Rayland Baxter
Night Beds
Amy Cook
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
The James Hunter Six
Diamond Rugs
North Mississippi Allstars
Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys

SATURDAY 16 LINEUP – Music starts at noon
Luella and the Sun
Shakey Graves
Allah Las
Lucius
Foxygen
Lissie
Phosphorescent
Heartless Bastards
Dawes

SUNDAY 16 LINEUP – Music starts at noon
Jo’s House Band
Charlie Terrell & The Murdered Johns
The Wyldz
My Golden Calf

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 Maria’s Taco Express at 2529 S Lamar

Thursday 14 – 11a – 9p

11:00 Ronee Blakley (solo) 11:40 Jon Byrd (solo) 12:20 The Carper Family 1:00 Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition 1:40 Chris Shiflett and The Dead Peasants 2:20 Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay 3:00 Jesse & Noah 3:40 Rod Melancon 4:20 Otis Gibbs (solo) 5:00 Ted Russell Kamp 5:40 Kevin Gordon (solo) 6:20 The Record Company 7:00 TBC 7:40 Mike and the Moonpies 8:20 John Evans Band

Friday 15 Noon – 9p

Noon * The Mercy Brothers (S. Louisiana) 12:40 * So Long Problems (Austin) 1:20 * Rod Melancon (Los Angeles) 2:00 * Chelle Rose (Nashville) 2:40 * Israel Nash Gripka (Austin) 3:20 * Deadman (Austin) 3:45 * Deadstring Brothers (Detroit) 4:25 * Shurman (Austin) 5:05 * Out of Our Tree (Feat. Tim Easton & Megan Palmer) 5:45 * Elijah Ford & The Bloom (Austin) 6:20 * Mike Stinson (Houston) 6:55 * Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils (Seattle) 7:40 * Jesse Dayton (Austin) 8:30 * Two Hoots & A Holler (Austin)

 Saturday 16 Noon

Alejandro Escovedo

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John Conquest’s NotSXSW full listing of shows at

Amelia’s Retrovogue & Relics

G&S Lounge Bar and Music Room

and Giddy Up’s

schedule deleted March 21 . 2013

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