Well, the annual South By Southwest music festival has fallen upon us like a sack of rocks. This year's 25th iteration of the industry-geared event is at the height of demand: promoters, labels, bands, partiers, punks, parasites (yes this writer and his host took ill of mystery meat and food-truck Korean BBQ, respectively) the pigeonholed, the plied-for, and the primped are all out in full force--check my photos from day one for proof on at least the P. Though it looks like rain Wednesday, that shouldn't hold any of us back from the imminent party. In fact, you may as well embrace the rain--hit up the Second House SXSW Slip 'N' Slide Party all day and night long, with an inflatable slip 'n' slide. Otherwise, here are my picks for Wednesday:
Wednesday's Best Bets: At 604 E. 6th Street, with Chairlift, Young Magic, Gardens and Villa, Rubblebucket, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 2 p.m. Consequence of Sound Day Party at The Beauty Bar, with Future Unlimited, Bleached, Mr. Dream, Princeton, The Henry Clay People, Mikal Cronin, Screaming Females, The Men, Cloud Nothings and Titus Andronicus, 11:30 a.m. Sacred Bones official SXSW Music at Elysium with The Men, Psychic Ills, Zola Jesus, Amen Dunes, Led Er Est and Wymond Miles, 7 p.m. Boise Music showcase at IFC Crossroads House at Vice with Hillfolk Noir, Le Fleur, Brett Netson, Finn Riggins, Youth Lagoon and Built to Spill, 7 p.m. Impose Magazine Party at Longbranch Inn, with Danny Brown, Mr. eXquire, Main Attrakionz, Mux Mool, Open Mike Eagle, Calez and G-Side, 8 p.m. Life or Death/RAP Music/Mishka showcase at Lustre Pearl with Action Bronson, Killer Mike, G-Side, Cities Aviv, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Wavves, Trash Talk, DaVinci and Prodigy/Mobb Deep, MetalSucks South By South Death Party at Barbarella with High on Fire, Darkest Hour, Nachtmystium, Intronaut, Black Tusk, Holy Grail, Monstro, 7 p.m.