No Badge Needed
5 local radio stations broadcasting from SXSW offer exclusive performances
Some of your favorite Austin radio stations will be broadcasting live from SXSW. But why tune in when you can see the bands in person? These broadcasts are great opportunities to see live performances and witness exclusive interviews. The best part? No badges, wristbands or RSVPs required.
101X at Buffalo Billiards
This is the place to be if you want to catch some of the hottest acts coming to SXSW this year. Big names stopping by 101X's free broadcast include Run the Jewels, AWOLNATION, Passion Pit, Britt Daniel (of Spoon), Mowgli's, MS MR and Scott Weiland. You can stick around the whole time or pop in to catch a few faves.
Tuesday through Saturday at 2 pm
Sun Radio at Maudie's and El Mercado
Is there a better combination than Tex-Mex and roots rock 'n' roll? Sun Radio is hosting not one, but two free broadcasts at SXSW with ridiculously stacked lineups, including James McMurtry, Dale Watson, Jimmy LaFave and many more. Grab a table, kick back, order a margarita (or two) and listen to some great music. The morning broadcasts will take place at the Maudie's in the Triangle and the afternoon broadcasts go down at El Mercado's South Austin location.
Tuesday through Saturday at 7 am and noon
KUTX at the Four Seasons
If you're a morning person, swing by KUTX's broadcast to catch Delta Spirit, Emily Wolfe, Robert DeLong, Chuck Prophet, Quiet Company and T-Bird and the Breaks. There is an admission fee, but the $10 ticket includes a breakfast taco, unlimited coffee and benefits the Seton Shivers Cancer Center.
Wednesday through Saturday at 7 am
KGSR at the W Austin
Wake up early and catch hot acts without the usual SXSW chaos. Bands include Bleachers, Big Data, The Ting Tings, Family of the Year, BORNS and Charlie Mars. Enjoy snacks and coffee while KGSR DJs interview your favorite artists. There's a $5 donation at the door, which goes directly to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Wednesday through Friday at 6 am, Saturday at 8 am
KLBJ-FM at Maggie Mae's
KLBJ calls this a live broadcast, but it's more like a rowdy party — and these DJs know how to party. Enjoy a cold one and full performances from Peelander Z, East Cameron Folkcore, White Reaper, Turbo Fruits, Megafauna and more.
Tuesday at 8 pm, Thursday at noon