Headed to SXSW this year? Heed my advice and head to the TWO day parties being put on by some of the most forward-thinking people in the business, Terrorbird Media. 

On Wednesday March 14th, head to Red 7 (611 E 7th Street) for their joint day party with ForceField PR. It’ll be a two stage extravaganza filled with some of the hottest bands and probably a few you’ve slept on. Last year, Tune-yards appeared at this showcase and went on to become one of the biggest acts of 2011. The flyer should appear as the artwork for the mix. 

Then on Saturday, March 17th, head to the ND (501 North I-35) for the publishing arm’s party. Up-and-coming Partisan Records artist, Emily Wells, will be playing. So will Horse Feathers, Beach Fossils, Dark Dark Dark, and a little band called Deerhoof.

If you’re not a fan of 8tracks, I’ve also created a somewhat alternate Spotify version of this mix. You can check it out here

And if, like me, you can’t make it to SXSW, stream either mix anyway. Or both. Because as someone once said to me, “Sad people dance, too.”

Thanks James!