8:00-8:45PM @ ZERO DEGREES:
Insane hip hop DJ who is full of tricks. Dude kills it.
10:00-11:00PM @ EXODUS
Duke's played with the Roots and is a fantastically entertaining songwriter.
1:00-wheneverAM @ VISIONS
DEVIN THE DUDE
Houston vet is sure to please. If you're in for militant spoken word, stay at Exodus for Saul Williams headlining.
7:30-9:00PM @ ANTONE'S
STAX 50 REVUE
Legendary Stax Records is sure to please. I heard Booker T. and the MG's are there. That'd be hot.
8:00-8:30PM @ COPA
SPINNER T AND CROP DIGGIE
SuperstarDJs.org representin', but only 30 minutes worth? Then stick around for...
8:30-9:15PM @ COPA
Dude's mad entertaining...you also have the option of seeing Sage Francis at 8:00PM at Emo's, but Emo's is just a mess at SXSW.
9:20-11:00PM @ SPIRO'S
EMBEDDED MUSIC FEATURE
Performers will include Loer Velocity, DJ Ese, Bisc1, Junk Science and year-end list alum Cool Calm Pete. Should be hot. Afterwards enjoy the bleeding eardrums courtesy of Houston's Swishahouse or...
11:00-12:00AM @ SPIRO'S AMPITHEATER
Weird mix between Prince Paul and Tom Waits. He's from Canada--whaddya gon' do?
1:00-wheneverAM @ SPIRO'S AMPITHEATER
Veteran rhymeslayer, but not your run-of-the-mill hip hop set. Prepare yourself for the bizarre, but ultimately entertaining.
5:45-6:30PM @ SXSW DEW MUSIC FESTIVAL AT TOWN LAKE
It's X-Clan. Of course, minus Professor X, but these dudes put out two seriously classic albums.
6:30-7:45PM @ SXSW DEW MUSIC FESTIVAL AT TOWN LAKE
Crowd favorites. Dance like a hippy in the town that made it famous.
7:45-9:00PM @ SXSW DEW MUSIC FESTIVAL AT TOWN LAKE
Heard this entire show was free. You gotta go if it's free. Hell, you gotta go if it costs an arm and your right foot.
9:30-10:15PM @ EMO'S MAIN ROOM
He needs to put on the show that he failed to in Denton. Dude owes it to Texas. Shouldn't be a problem because rest assured the crowd will be into it. It's Emo's.
10:15-11:00PM @ EMO'S MAIN ROOM
Rhymesayer alum promises to put on a blazing set here--one of four sets he's doing at SXSW. Insane.
11:00-12:00AM @ EMO'S MAIN ROOM
AESOP ROCK w/ ROB SONIC and DJ BIG WIZ
Best time to just sit back and watch all the smelly Austin kids go line for line with Aesop Rock's material.
12:00-1:00AM @ EMO'S MAIN ROOM
Sure to please as he's almost guaranteed to go heavy on the new material just days before it properly releases. He's in prizefighter form and will bring the house down.
12:45-1:15AM @ ZERO DEGREES
OF MEXICAN DESCENT
Duke, here's your 2Mex appearance. It's only 30 minutes long, but would be good to make your way there for Busdriver because he comes on at...
1:15-wheneverAM @ ZERO DEGREES
He'll blow your mind. I promise. Breath control, energy, excitement. Dude's f'real.
8:00-9:00PM @ EMO'S ANNEX
THE BUDOS BAND
Funk. Heavy funk and I imagine there'd be cold beer somewhere around there, too.
9:00-10:15PM @ EMO'S ANNEX
SHARON JONES AND THE DAPTONES
Beautiful R&B. Great band. Sharon Jones will absolutely kill it.
10:30-10:50PM @ FLAMINGO CANTINA
See him put on an abbreviated, but killer set...again.
10:45-12:15AM @ THE PARISH
Hot turntable techniques. Kid Koala's one of the best.
1:00-wheneverAM @ FLAMINGO CANTINA
LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY
Dude, when you can finish off your SXSW experience with a legend like Lee Scratch Perry, things don't get much better.
That's it. Go hard or stay at home. I'm choosing to stay home.