The X Games will descend upon the city of Austin for the first time in the 19-year history of the action sports competition.
Between all the skateboarding, BMXing and Moto X you can handle, a variety of musical performances will be happening out at Circuit of the Americas all day and night, and a number of the artists performing at X Games Austin are, in fact, local. The massive amount of people traveling here for the competition will have several opportunities to sample our diverse local musical talent slotted between bigger acts like Kanye West and The Flaming Lips.
Catch a preview of the artists featured at X Games Austin on today’s episode of Chronolog, SXSWfm’s weekly showcase of the best in central Texas music airing here at 12 & 6 CST. While our gracious hosts - Chase Hoffberger and Kevin Curtin of The Austin Chronicle - break down the X Games Austin musical lineup, they will also be filling us in on the must-see shows happening downtown throughout the weekend and playing a special unreleased track.
Chronolog Weekend Picks
Friday, June 6 at Hotel Vegas - Mondo Fuzz After Party w/ Dikes of Holland, Gory Details
Friday, June 6 at Mohawk - A Giant Dog w/ Shivery Shakes, Major Major Major
Friday, June 6 at X Games Austin - Leopold and His Fiction
Saturday, June 7 at Hotel Vegas - Fat Tony w/ Bad Lovers
Saturday, June 7 at X Games Austin - Not In The Face
Sunday, June 8 at X Games Austin - Gary Clark Jr., My Jerusalem
Leopold and His Fiction photo courtesy of the artist