We’re leaving the winter months behind for slightly warmer weather… and festival season! This week we’re heading to SXSW in Austin, Texas to experience everything this city has to offer, including music, fashion and culture. Check out our most loved haunts, our favorite SXSW must-see bands and most importantly, what to wear in the capital of Texas.
Girls: Keep statement pieces simple and match back to funky accessories and a great pair of dancing booties.
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Guys: Rock your Americana meets Hipster style by packing your favorite pair of denim cutoffs, a printed button down shirt and desert boots for killer #AEOStyle.
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Magnolia Cafe: Whether you like breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast, Magnolia Cafe offers plenty of delicious and flavorful items cooked with a heavy dose of TLC.
SXSW: Explore emerging and exciting talent in Music, Theater and Interactive.
Mount Bonnell: Hike Mount Bonnell for an out of this world view overlooking the Colorado River and the skyline of Austin.
6th Street: The street acclaimed in this Texas town. Dance the night away on the Blind Pig’s rooftop or enjoy some live music at Flamingo Cantina.
Uncommon Objects: Filled to the brim with vintage finds, oddities and quirky novelties. You can spend hours in this store without feeling an ounce of guilt.
Allens Boots: Cowboy boots are like the Texas tennis shoe. Explore 100’s of styles, ranging from traditional to embroidered and beyond.
Feathers Boutique: Your go-to shop for bohemian-inspired jewelry and style.
Addison Groove: Best known for his insane combination of bass influences from Chicago Tek and Juke Scenes to Dubstep, Electronic and beyond.
When: March 12 from 11PM- 12AM, Barcelona 209 E. Sixth Street.
Air Traffic Controller: As an Air Traffic Controller for the US Navy, lead singer/songwriter Dave Munro found inspiration to write demos while on deployment. He’s since formed the successful band that Air Traffic Controller is today.
When: March 13 from 8PM-8:15PM Red Eyed Fly 715 Red River Street
March 15 from 11PM-11:40PM Stephen F’s Bar 701 Congress Ave
Phantogram: The band name was inspired by an optical illusion called a Phantogram in which two-dimensional images appear to be three-dimensional. Phantogram’s music can be described in a similar state as it has a way of taking you from reality to a supernatural state of mind.
Genre: Electronic Rock
When:March 14 from 2PM-2:40PM Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center 531 E 4th Street (Ballroom D)
Classixx: It’s no surprise here that we’ve added Classixx to our list of must- see artists. After all, they did create Spring Break and Summer playlists for AEO! This Electronic/DJ Duo from Los Angles can keep a party going with their unique and upbeat tunes that will have you dancing all night long.
When: March 15 from 12AM-12:45AM Empire Control Room 606 E. 7th Street
The Neighbourhood: Despite the British spelling of their name, The Neighbourhood is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. With deep tracks that have somewhat of an eerie disposition, The Neighbourhood will keep you engaged in their moody beats that will make you feel something deeper than your average alternative rock song.
Genre: Alternative Rock
When: March 12 from 12:00AM-12:40AM Palm Door on Sixth 508 E. Sixth Street
American Authors: Based out of Brooklyn, NY, American Authors are best known for their hit single, “Best Day of My Life.” Their lyrical and instrumental talents fall nothing short of awesome and we can guarantee that their performance at SXSW will be filled with energy and excitement.
Genre: Indie Rock
Location: March 14 from 9PM-9:40PM Stubb’s 801 Red River Street
Whether you’re going to SWSX to discover new music, or listen to your forever favorite bands, you’re guaranteed to have a great time. Check out our SXSW playlist on Spotify for more artists that we love and get ready to rock the next 10 nights away in the capital of Texas!