No matter how hard you prep, you’ll never truly be ready for all of the magical performances, freebies, and events that’ll take place in Austin over the next two weeks. Everyone knows that Austin host SXSW, but did you know that it’s Austin Music Week at the same time!? No SXSW badge needed for these events. However, some of these might require a ticket!
Thursday, March 8th – Vulcan Gas Company
Clozee Defunkt & Bassline Drift
There aren’t many better ways to kick off Austin Music week than with this hard-hitting line-up. Over the last few years Clozee has risen through the ranks to become one of the most popular bass artist in the scene. When you listen to her productions it’s easy to tell why. All of her songs are super emotional as if she just bleeds emotion into every single song she puts her name to. Joining Clozee will be Defunk and Bassline Drift. Make sure to come early to catch these guys.
Saturday, March 10th - Secret Location
Catnip After Hours featuring Ducky Limon & Zugbug of Capyac
Every year people want to know where the after party is. Where’s the after bro? Where’s everyone going? What goes on late in Austin? Well, Catnip After hours is going on and you guys should check it out for late-night weirdness. This event will go from 10:00PM until the sun comes up. This is an all local-lineup with support from one of Austin's most prized musicians, Capyac! bugzug & Ducky Limon will be gracing the decks for all of the groovy feels.
Tuesday, March 13th - The North Door
Unbounded presents: Convergence
Unbounded is a freshly minted creative agency based in Austin, TX, that aims to do just that; create agency. It's done with a deep commitment toward inclusion by supporting local artists working to establish visibility around their talents. ConVERGEnce will showcase a roster of queer, people of color and non-conforming talent making high-key moves in the low-key do it yourself scene.
Expect a night of dance and hip-hop performances from artists who push the boundaries of tradition. This event is an homage to the genres' roots in non-conformity, an everybody gathering in an everyone space, and just a damn good time. Dance music has been a historically impactful tool in creating social havens for QPOCs, and unbounded is about to get Texas level big with it. If you are looking for a place to be unapologetically you, find yourself at conVERGEnce.
Sunday, March 11th - Location TBD
Scenecheck presents: Chris Lake Mansion Party
This event is shrouded in secrecy. You can't just get invited you have to be... well... totally in the know. Lucky for you we got the dirty details. In order to get invited to this event you have to download the scenecheck app at the app store. Once you download the app it'll give you all the details you need to attend. We can give you some details like it's a mansion party with Chris Lake and unlimited drinks? Are you sold yet?
Saturday, March 17th - The Drafting Room
Movement Collective presents: GRUV with TIJN
These guys are a staple in the Austin underground electronic scene. You can expect good music, good beats, and even better company. GRUV is Movement's monthly summer series party where they bring in a DJ to spin at the drafting room. These guys will be playing deep-house & minimal beats all day. For this edition of GRUV, Movement collective will be bringing in TIJN! Did we mention that this event is our favorite price? Free-ninety-nine!
This place will be bumping for ten days straight of House & Techno paradise. In fact, on most days they’ll have a day party and a night party. Unless your Desert Hearts… then of course you throw an all-day rager that goes deep into the night. If you like electronic music then you’ll probably be living at ethics at some time during Austin Music Week.
Wednesday, March 14 – Desert Hearts Takeover
Does anyone dislike Desert Hearts? Is this not the most authentic group of like-minded individuals to ever grace the decks together? Be there or be square this one’s blasting off with or without you.
Thursday, March 15 – Leg Day with Kyle Watson & Sage Armstrong
Day party alert! Legday, hosted by DJ Doseph will be bringing in not one, but two Dirtybird artist to blow up the dance floor. Some serious vibes to be had here.
Thursday, March 15 – Space Yacht Takeover
The LA based party crew is back for another installation of Space Yacht Takeover. This event will be full throttle from start to finish!
Saturday, March 17 – Damian Lazarus
The mythical creature will be bringing his deep-tribal vibes to Austin for what is a shoe in to be a magical show. Mr. Lazarus is a deep-tribal genius. This show will make you feel