So the SXSW parties are all falling into place, and we'll be providing one jumbo list of all the LA-related stuff going down in Austin in a few weeks. It promises to be a strange festival; everybody is scaling back. Artists are asking for cash to play day parties they once did for free. Sponsorship money has dried up, and people who could otherwise afford to do the five day party are bailing out.

Not so Southern Lord, LA's mighty mighty dark metal label. Fresh from their signing of Pelican and releasing the deep, dark, totally weird new Wolves in the Throne Room LP, the label is headed to Texas to show the hoo-has how to get deep and dark.

Friday, March 20th, daytime

First, a Southern Lord showcase at Snake Eyes Vinyl (outside); 1101 Navasota St. 3, Austin TX


12:30 – It's Casual

1:30 – Eagle Twin

2:30 – Black Cobra

3:30 – Thou

Friday, March 20, nighttime:

Sayeth the Lord posse on this showcase: “This is one of the label's most important and potent showcases ever, featuring some of the label's most prominent contemporary acts (including Wolves In The Throne Room, Wino), some of the label's newest signings (Black Cobra, Eagle Twin, Pelican) and plenty of other hearty acts including Thou and It's Casual… A night of massive riffery and debauchery for all!”

Emo's Annex; 603 Red River, Austin TX


7:30 – It's Casual

8:25 – Thou

9:20 – Eagle Twin

10:15 – Black Cobra

11:10 – Wino (solo)

12:05 – Wolves In The Throne Room

1:00 – Pelican

Saturday, March 21st

Scott “Wino” Weinrich will be performing a solo acoustic set at High Times Magazine's 2009 Doobie Awards party.

Sunday, March 22nd

Southern Lord artists Wolves In The Throne Room and newest label signings Pelican will be playing at Red 7; 611 E. 7th Street

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