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Pre-party: 15 indie shows to see before SXSW's arrival

Pre-party: 15 indie shows to see before SXSW's arrival

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57 short days until SXSW comes barreling through our city — and right through your liver.

We are well aware that SXSW provides an unequivocal, mind-blowing opportunity to check out music in a wide variety of genres — whether you have a wristband or not — but there are a good amount of headlining tours coming through the Capital City before the behemoth festival commences. 

If you're like me and panic about being at the right shows at the right time during SXSW, it's always served me well to get a few good acts under my belt before March's arrival.

Here are our 15 top indie roadshows to see pre-SXSW:

Purity Ring w/Young Magic
January 22, The Mohawk

*Ty Segall w/Ex-Cult
January 25, The Mohawk

*Cat Power
January 26, ACL Live

What Made Milwaukee Famous
January 26, Antone's

Toro y Moi w/ Wild Belle
February 2, Emo's

Murs w/Prof and Fashawn
February 9, Stubb's BBQ

*The xx
February 11 and 12, ACL Live

Morrissey
February 13, Austin Music Hall

Lucero w/Hayes Carll
February 15, The Mohawk

Unknown Mortal Orchestra w/Foxygen
February 20, The Mohawk

The Hives
February 20, Emo's

*Tame Impala
February 26, Stubb's BBQ

Starfucker
March 7, The Mohawk

*Pinback
March 8, The Mohawk 

*Asterisk indicates the best of the best and a possible sell-out. Get those tickets stat.