Free Spotlight Showcases at SXSW Music

Written by Rory Burbeck | Friday, Mar 7, 2014

SXSW 2014 Band: Black Books

Introducing SXSW Spotlight Showcases, free and open to the public shows happening all week at the SXSW 2014 Music Festival. Don’t miss out - these showcases give you the opportunity to discover your new favorite band, or hear obscure artists and types of music that you won’t find anywhere else, all for free!

Rock out at Dirty Dog Bar on Tuesday, March 11 with a lineup that includes Austin favorites Black Books and Not In The Face, as well as Turkish headliners Gripin.

If you’re looking for a sonically varied lineup on Wednesday, do yourself a favor and head over to Javelina. The showcase includes Costa Rican dream rock band The Great Wilderness, the upbeat 60s-influenced rock of Taiwanese band WonFu, space-psychedelic duo Mr. Gnome and more!

We have plenty more Free Spotlight Showcases in store for you next week at SXSW! Check out or see the full list of SXSW 2014 Free Spotlight Showcases below.


Dirty Dog Bar - Black Books, Driver Friendly, Morning Parade, Pack of Wolves, Not in the Face, Gripin
Blackheart - Daniel Francis Doyle, A. Sinclair, The Abigails, Cool Piss, Lochness Mobsters, Chasca
Cheer Up Charlie’s - Royal Teeth, Ume, The Sour Notes, Night Drive, Grape St.


Esther’s Follies - The Chris Gethard Show, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Rusty Maples, Gabby Young and Other Animals, Cocos Lovers, Mike Love
Javelina - SUNBEARS!, Sihasin, The Great Wilderness, Lovely Bad Things, WonFu, mr. Gnome
Palm Door on Sabine - Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Adrian Marcel, Kashmere Stage Band's Thunder Soul Orchestra, RonKat Spearman, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, PapaNegro


Carver Museum - Vaughaligan Walwyn, Frontline Movement, Spec & Vrose, Bizzle, Fedel


Carver Museum - Norris J, Ethan Kent, Sean C. Johnson, BISHOP RIDGE, Supernova Remnant
Avenue on Congress - Southern Hospitality DJs, Astrolith, SicksentZ, Sober, Reggie Coby, Eric Dingus


Speakeasy - Terry Poison, Float Fall, Gavin Turek, Go Chic, Fenster
Cedar Street Courtyard - SomeKindaWonderful, Daley, Printz Board
Palm Door on Sabine - Max and the Moon, RATHBORNE, Phonalex, Oh'laville, Matrimony, Larry g(EE)
Karma Lounge - Burgess Meredith, We Met Tomorrow, Vida Boulevard, Oh Mercy, Ages and Ages, Equals
Carver Museum - "big AL" Cherry", 5ive, Dj Pdog, Abandon, HillaryJane

Black Books photo courtesy of the artist