South By South Death: A Metal Guide to SXSW 2017

By Layna D’Luna
Music Journalist

SXSW 2017 has descended upon the great city of Austin, Texas, and is coming for our music hearts and affordable parking spots. To help navigate the great music abyss, I have compiled a list of UNOFFICIAL metal shows. Some shows are free, some have a cover, but none require an official SXSW wristband. Stay metal, and I’ll see you in the pit my friends.

Monday, March 13

Location: Dirty Dog Bar, downtown Austin

Address: 505 E. Sixth, Austin, 78701

Time: 12:15pm

Event: Dirty Fest 2017

Line-up: Of the Sun, Secret of Boris, To Whom it May, Sleep Juliet, Five Billion & Counting, Vernon of Persia, Last We Fall, Kings of the air, Static & Surrender, Black Rheno, Finite Fidelity, Gypsy Sun Revival, American Psychos, Bombshell Whiskey, Eric Brumley, Sidewinder of Texas

More info and RSVP at: Facebook Event Page

Tuesday, March 14

Location: The Lost Well, east side downtown Austin

Address: 2421 Webberville Rd

Time: 2pm

Event: Boss Tweed Backline and Ripple Music present the third installment of the Black Smoke Conjuring concert series.

Line-up: Black Smoke Conjuring w/ Smokey Mirror, Black, Plastic Daggers, Fox 45, Salem’s Bend, Greenbeard, the Munsens, From Beyond, Duel, Blackwulf, Illustrations, Great Electric Quest, Buffalo Fuzz, White Light Cemetery, Switchblade Jesus

More info: Facebook Event Page

Location: Dirty Dog Bar, downtown Austin

Address: 505 E. Sixth, Austin, 78701

Time: 2pm

Event: Dirty Fest 2017

Line-up: Dsgns, Chronologist, Glass Hands, Chernobyl the Secret, The Bearer, Nahaya, Damage Inc., Ruins of Arcadia, Marquis of Vaudeville, Shadowplay, Kevlar, Staying for the Weekend, Octobar Roar, Buffalo Fuzz, Sons of Ena, The Homewreckers, Pussy Factory

More info and RSVP at: Facebook Event Page

Wednesday, March 15

Location: 409 E 7th Street, downtown Austin

Address: 409 E 7th Street, Austin, 78701 (Outdoor event)

Time: 1pm

Event: Heart of Texas Rockfest

Line-up: JC Triple Threat, Nahaya, Ships Have Sailed, Jennifer Fuentes, Broke Royals, Ayasoltec, The Sink or Swim, Stupid Drama, Dead Love Club, The Boleys, Sunday at Noon, Standing Hero, Girls Can’t Drive, Dragon Blood Sex Machine, Black Thorn Halo, Litzbomb, Sifting, Celeste ‘al Descent

More info: Heart of Texas Rockfest

Location: The Lost Well, east side downtown Austin

Address: 2421 Webberville Rd

Time: 2pm

Event: Big Daddy’s Hot Sauce Showcase

Line-up: Speedealer, Crank County Daredevils, Venomous Maximus, A.S.S., Black, Witchcryer, Tombs, Ancient VVisdom, Taverner, Monte Luna, Girl Band

More info: Facebook Event Page

Thursday, March 16th

Location: The Lost Well, east side downtown Austin

Address: 2421 Webberville Rd

Time: 2pm

Event: Austin Terror Fest

Line-up: Pinkish Black, North, Aseethe, Crankbait, BLK OPS, Demon Lung, King Buffalo, Great Electric Quest, Communion, Glassing

More info: Facebook Event Page

Friday, March 17th

Location: Texas Mist, east Austin

Address: 1115 Old Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX, 78742

Time: 1pm

Event: The Spring Breakdown Tour

Line-up: Good Day Paradise, Avanti, Welcome the Coroner, Taken by Tides, And the Hero Prevails, Variance, Minds & Machines, the Dead Kids, the Hanged Man’s Curse, Rebirth, Astrixion, Torn Between Tides, Demi the Daredevil, Satyriasis

More info: Facebook Event Page

Location: The Lost Well, east side downtown Austin

Address: 2421 Webberville Rd

Time: 2pm

Event: Austin Terror Fest

Line-up: PLF, Sex Prisoner, Genocide Pact, Call of the Void, TBA, Weak Flesh, Koza, Cleric, Recluse, Illustrations, and a secret set!

More info: Facebook Event Page

Location: The Sunset Room, downtown Austin

Address: 310 E. 3rd St. (3rd and Trinity), Austin, TX 78701

Time: 6PM

Event: Loudwire x CLRVYNT @Townsquare HQ!

Line-up: God Mother, Primitive Weapons, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra (featuring members of Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Alice in Chains, Mars Volta and Dethklok), + Loudwire & CLRVYNT DJs

More info and RSVP: Here

Saturday, March 18th

Location: The Lost Well, east side downtown Austin

Address: 2421 Webberville Rd

Time: 2pm

Event: Austin Terror Fest

Line-up: Thou, -(16)- , Dead to a Dying World, Fister, Barghest, Rozamov, the Ditch & the Delta, Tyrannasorceress, Mountain of Smoke, Thunderkief

More info: Facebook Event Page

Location: The Sunset Room, downtown Austin

Address: 310 E. 3rd St. (3rd and Trinity), Austin, TX 78701

Time: 3PM

Event: Loudwire x CLRVYNT @Townsquare HQ!

Line-up: Ringworm, Fister, Thou, Pig Destroyer, Power Trip, + Special Loudwire & CLRVYNT DJs

More info and RSVP: Here

Sunday, March 19th

Location: The Lost Well, east side downtown Austin

Address: 2421 Webberville Rd

Time: 2pm

Event: Austin Terror Fest

Line-up: Iron Reagan, Tolar, Widower, Ass, Tight Fright, Unstoppable Death Machines, Nate Hall, Amigo the Devil, Ecstatic Vision, Bridge Farmers

More info: Facebook Event Page

Location: Barracuda, downtown Austin

Address: 611 E. Seventh, Austin, 78701

Time: 3pm

Event: Sark Week 2

Line-up: Iron Reagan, Weak Flesh, Secret Cutter, Auntie

More info: Facebook Event Page

Featured image by Hannah Pierce.

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