Plus, we've listed every single Austinite on the SXSW music lineup.
 
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🎵 Face the music
A woman wearing flowy, white pants crowd surfing with a big smile on her face. In the background, her bandmate stands on an amp and Dr. Martens logos hand on the walls.
There are hundreds of musicians who will take the stage at SXSW 2024, and ~100 of them hail from ATX. | Photo by Adam Kissick via SXSW
Less than a month remains until SXSW 2024 — which runs Friday, March 8 through Saturday, March 16 — so let’s not mince words, we’re excited.

This year, there will be 108 local performers at the festival (pending new announcements), compared to 175 locals who performed last year. We picked out all the locals so you don’t have to think twice before listening to some ATX tunes.

🔥 indicates City Editor Laura Figi’s picks.

A

  • The Alex Coke & Carl Michel Sextet | Jazz
  • Andrea Cortez | Avant/Experimental
  • Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step | Funk
  • Ashmar | DJ

B

  • Being Dead | Rock
  • Ben Buck | Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Ben Kweller | Indie Rock 🔥
  • Big Wy’s Brass Band | Funk 🔥
  • Blakchyl | Hip-Hop/Rap 🔥
  • Blue Water Highway | Americana
  • Blushing | Alternative rock 🔥
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Chief Cleopatra has been a local SXSW mainstay for the past five years.

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Photo by ATXtoday

C

  • Cactus Lee | Folk
  • Caleb De Casper | Rock
  • Cha’keeta B | Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Chief Cleopatra | Rock 🔥
  • Cloudchord | Electronic
  • Curtis McMurtry | Singer-songwriter

D

  • DAIISTAR | Indie rock
  • Daydream Twins | Shoegaze
  • Double Vision | Jazz
  • Dual Core | Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Dylan Gossett | Country

E

  • El Combo Oscuro | Latin
  • Ellis Bullard | Country 🔥
  • The Eric Hisaw Band | Rock

F

  • Farmer’s Wife | Rock
  • Font | Punk
  • fuvk | Indie pop
Stay tuned for our upcoming guides to enjoying the festival, including one on how to enjoy the festival for free.
 
Asked
 
What year was the first SXSW held?

A. 1985
B. 1987
C. 2002
D. 2006
 
 
Events
 
Friday, Feb. 9
  • PrintAustin Invitational Exhibition: Anthony Huang | Now-Sunday, Feb. 11 | 1-5 p.m. | Link&Pin Gallery, 2235 E. 6th St., Ste. #102, Austin | Free | Catch the last weekend of this artist’s exhibit, which draws inspiration from Daoist philosophies.
  • “Beetlejuice” | Now-Sunday, Feb. 11 | Times vary | Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin | $35-$199 | It’s showtime for this musical based on the Tim Burton film.
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • “The Little Mermaid” | Saturday, Feb. 10-Sunday, March 3 | Times vary | ZACH Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin | $25-$38 | Watch the beloved fairy tale come to life on stage.
  • Peterson Brothers Band | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave., Austin | $20 | Dance to this brother duo, peddling jazz and funk tunes.
Sunday, Feb. 11
  • Yoga & Sound Bowls | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 9:15-10:15 a.m. | Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin | $15 | Connect with your body during a yoga and sound bath session.
Plan Ahead
  • Rodeo Austin | Friday, March 8-Saturday, March 23 | Times vary | 9100 Decker Lake Rd., Austin | $30-$175 | It’s more than just roping and riding at this weeks-long event — attendees can also expect carnival rides, fair food, and live concerts.
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News Notes
 
Weather
  • Austin could be experiencing a “false spring.” Although weather has been warm as of late, Central Texas could potentially see a cold week Thursday, Feb. 15-Wednesday, Feb. 21, with a 50%-60% chance temperatures will sink lower than average. (Austin American-Statesman)
Holiday
  • Happy Lunar New Year, Austin — we have just the way to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. On Saturday, Feb. 10, head to ACC Northridge Lecture Hall for a special celebration hosted by the AAPI Cultural Center.
Concert
  • In celebration of the total solar eclipse and the release of their fifth studio album, Vampire Weekend will perform a surprise show at 12 p.m. on Monday, April 8 at the Moody Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Event
  • Mark your calendars for the 25th annual UMLAUF Garden Party, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the sculpture garden. This year’s theme is “An Austin Gem,” and the event will feature bites + bevs from 25 of Austin’s best restaurants and chefs. Get tickets.
Announced
  • The Preservation Austin Homes Tour will return on Saturday, April 20 + Sunday, April 21, showcasing 10 historic, local dwellings to the public. Early bird pricing is available until Friday, March 29 — get tickets.
Award
  • St. David’s HealthCare’s Austin hospitals received the Healthgrades 2024 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award. The medical centers were recognized among the top 5% of 4,500 hospitals across the nation for clinical excellence — St. David’s Medical Center ranked No. 1 in Texas for orthopedic surgery and surgical care.
Sports
  • Planning to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday? Stream it with a Paramount+ with Showtime subscription — get 30 days free with code GOAT.*
Eat
  • Speaking of Super Bowl LVIII — which is 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 to be exact — you’re going to need snacks. Allow us to suggest getting takeout or watching from one of these 11 local spots.
Announced
  • We’re excited to share that 6AM City, our parent company, closed its Series A funding round led by the media company, TEGNA. This partnership means continuing to deliver the same hyper-local news and events while expanding our reach to new readers and communities. Learn more.
 
 
Arts
 
🎨 Street arts
An art gallery, with several walls of art layered in the frame. In the foreground, a large square artwork depicts a peaceful scene of trees and sky reflected in water. In the background, three artworks hang side-by-side and show a girl's head centered among varying patterns. To the right, more artworks are visible hanging above a bookshelf.
See West Chelsea Contemporary’s “iconic” exhibit from now until Sunday, Feb. 25. | Photo provided by West Chelsea Contemporary
What’s better than seeing one art show? Seeing two art shows at once.

The West Chelsea Contemporary will host a pop-up show with Art From The Streets this weekend. In all, the event includes a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 and a full show day from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11.

During those times, visitors will be able to see both artwork from Art From The Streets — which supports artists experiencing homelessness — and the gallery’s ongoing “iconic.” exhibit.

If you can’t make it out this weekend, “iconic.” will be on display at WCC through Sunday, Feb. 25, and features work from several internationally known artists, including:
  • Banksy
  • Shepard Fairey
  • James Rosenquist
  • Robert Indiana
  • KAWS
Learn more about “iconic.” and Art From The Streets.
 
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The Wrap
 
City Editor Figi poses with an adorable goat. Today’s edition by:
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From the editor
I might be Vampire Weekend’s biggest fan (a self-proclaimed title). I’ve already seen them in concert twice — once at ACL Live in 2019 and once at Float Fest in 2021 — but needless to say, I will definitely be at their solar eclipse show.

P.S. — look closely at my profile photo and you’ll see I’m wearing a Vampire Weekend T-shirt.
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