More SXSW Exclusive Free Parties/Shows

Due to popular demand of my last post I have decided to share more SXSW secrets.

Additional lists and ways to see your favorite bands for free. this legit google doc shows pretty much most of the free parties/shows (over 300) with informative details such as perks, free stuff, and whether you should RSVP. go to this link to register for free tickets to attend the MTVu Woodie Awards. In addition to being the place to be for rockstars (Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Kanye in attendance) this event features performances by the Foo Fighters, Sleigh Bells, Two Door Cinema Club and Wiz Khalifa.

CANDY 95 INTERN BLOG – I should have my full schedule up by Friday so check this site for updates.


Here are my top 5 parties/venues to go to at SXSW.

(All of the below shows are FREE btw)

1. – free performances by The Strokes, Bright Eyes, Blue October, Man Man, and then some; need I say more.

2. – performances by Noah and the Whale, Okkervil River, Cold War Kids….; yea this is amazing.

3.—march-17-2011.html – both Paste parties are pretty great (always are) with performances by The Submarines, Sondre Lerche, Rural Alberta Advantage, Eisley, etc.

4. – this is the place to be on Saturday with so many bands and free goodies. Performances by the Dead Milkmen, Surfer Blood, The Dodos, Ted Leo, Deer Tick, and so many more.

5. – this is in my top 5 because the location is incredible, its at the beautiful French Legation that usually boasts free icecream and is the perfect place to chill out. (Here’s where I played frisbee with Dent May, got ice cream from Wavves, and broke a pinata with Miles Benjamin) Performances by Ted Leo, Cult, Twin Shadows and many more.

For more information on free SXSW shows/tips go to the blogs below or follow me on twitter @Candy95Intern.