Have you been flooded with last minute invites and RSVP confirmations for all of the parties happening around SXSW? Never fear the High Voltage team is here to help! Here’s the six parties you can’t miss…
1. The Spotify House @ 901 E. 6th St.
Now open every day through Friday, the Spotify House is always hopping with its free snacks (ice cream and kale chips anyone?) and a diverse array of some of the hottest acts of SXSW. Located across the highway at the corner of 6th and Brushy St., as short walk from the Convention Center come check out acts like BØRNS, James Bay, Misterwives, and Wale. A new feature at the Spotify House this year: Soul Cycling to live performances!
2. Jam in the Van / GQ House
Wednesday through Sunday, Jam in the Van is partnering with GQ to bring some of their favorite artists out of the van and into a house that will not only host over 40 bands, but will also feature an NCAA Tournament viewing room and a gear station for artists to try out new products. The party spans five days and includes acts like Jamestown Revival, Jukebox the Ghost, and X Ambassadors.
3. Rachael Ray Feedback House @ 1102 E Cesar Chavez St.
Rachael Ray’s Feedback House provides the perfect combination of amazing food and music. Running from Thursday to Saturday this year’s musical lineup includes Alberta Cross, Colony House, and Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. The food lineup has yet to be posted, but is sure to be just as tasty.
4. Republic Records Compound @ 907 S. Congress St.
From March 18th to March 20th, Republic Records will be showing off their healthy roster full of artists and bands who make up their ‘Class of 2015.’ From Los Angeles love troupe, the Mowgli’s, to singer/songwriter Dotan to the return of hip hop’s Charles Hamilton and many more. So much high-caliber talent being showcased in one place it’s easy to understand why #RepublicSX is a must-stop.
5. Buzzbands LA: Dear Austin, Love LA @ Bar 96: 96 Rainey St.
The local Los Angeles music scene is what Kevin Bronson specializes in and his annual Dear Austin, Love L.A, day party (this year on Weds, March 18th) spotlights just a touch of the unique that the City of Angels can’t help but produce. Stop by for the scuzzy yet harmless rock of Rainbow Jackson or the creative alt and artsy punk of Sego and stay for bolder indie rock fare from Dear Boy and Northern American.
6. Hard Rock / Culture Collide @ 90 Rainey St.
If the line-up wasn’t impressive enough (Taymir! The Vaccines! PUJOL!), every night from midnight to 2am the Container Bar will host a two hour Silent Disco. Plus free food for the early-birds (while it lasts). Happening from 11am-2am on March 18th-21st.