A Guide to Free 2016 SXSW 2016 Concerts ———– ——Ray LaMontagne, Dan Deacon, Thee Oh Sees, Mercury Rev, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, White Denim, Kevin Morby, Octopus Project, The Kills, Ezra Furman, Neon Indian, Alex G, Frankie Cosmos, Polica, Yuck, Bloc Party, Santigold, Waxahatchee, No Age, many more

In 1987 a SXSW events pass cost $55. This year a platinum badge is $1745.

Worry not though if you want to check out loads of bands in Austin next week, but don’t have that kind of money. Presenting a handy-dandy guide to next week’s hottest SXSW 2016 free shows (follow the links for more details and to RSVP):

Friday, March 11th

Galaxy Life Fest
The Strokes and The Arcs at The Old Post Office – 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 12th

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Grouplove, Kelela, Wild Belle, Baio (DJ Set), Mothers, more at Mohawk – 7:00 PM

Galaxy Life Fest
Public Enemy and ColleGrove (2 Chainz & Lil Wayne) at The Old Post Office – 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 13th

Barbarian Group
Ghostface Killah (10:20pm), Raekwon (10:20pm), Oberhofer (9:20pm), Bayonne (7:20pm), more at Mohawk

Galaxy Life Fest
Sia and Elle King at The Old Post Office – 7:00 PM

Monday, March 14th

Strange Brew
The Blind Shake, Yuck, White Reaper, Glitter Wizard, Vulkano, TacocaT, Sweet Spirit, more, at Hotel Vegas – 1:00 PM

Spotify House
Miguel (6:15pm), Lucius (4:30pm), BADBADNOTGOOD (1:30pm), Charles Bradley (12pm), Chromeo (9:30am) at Spotify House

The Onion & AV Club
Beach Slang (11pm), PUP (10pm), Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (9pm), Bleached (8pm), Polica (7pm), Into It. Over It. (6pm), Car Seat Headrest (5pm), more at Barracuda (formerly Red 7) – 3:00 PM

Pull String Events
Twin Scars, Calliope Musicals, more at Mohawk – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 15th

Spring Break Boogie V
Thee Oh Sees, Glitter Wizard, Night Beats, dozens more (2 stages plus 2 patios) at Hotel Vegas

Spiderhouse X GTZ Records
Calliope musicals, Shmu, more at Spiderhouse Ballroom – 12:00 PM

Wednesday, March 16th

Good Vibrations, Hotel Hot Burrito & She Shreds Magazine
Thee Oh Sees (6pm), Bleached (4:30pm), Tele Novella (3:15pm), more at Hotel Vegas

S&S + Yvynyl
Alex G (5pm), Lower Dens (4pm), Mitski (3pm), Car Seat Headrest (1pm), more at Hype Hotel

StubHub Party
Miike Snow, Baio, Polica, at Banger’s – 12:00 PM

AdHoc Showcase
White Lung (5:00pm), Prince Rama (4:30pm), Waxahatchee (2:45pm), Frankie Cosmos (2:00pm), more at Cheer Up Charlies

Under the Radar
Caveman (5pm), Yuck (4:05pm), more at Flamingo Cantina

The Showtime ROADIES House
BORNS (12am), Givers (11pm), Mothers (9pm), Seratones (2pm), more at Clive Bar

Noisey
Beach Slang (10:30pm), Alex G (9:30pm), more at Cheer Up Charlies

Spotify House
Kacey Musgraves (6:15pm), Jesse & Joy (3pm), more

Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ To Austin
The Black Angels, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lucius, Dan Deacon, and more at Scoot Inn – 12:00 PM

Thursday, March 17th

Outdoor Stage
Ray LaMontagne (backed by My Morning Jacket) (8:00PM), Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (7:00PM), Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem (6:00PM), more at Lady Bird Lake

StubHub Party
The Kills, Bloc Party, Lower Dens, Tanlines, more at Banger’s – 12:00 PM

The Showtime ROADIES House
White Denim (12am), Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears (11pm), Eleanor Friedberger (9pm), Ezra Furman (6pm), more at Clive Bar

Urban Outfitters
Car Seat Headrest (6pm), Whitney (5pm), Frankie Cosmos (4pm), Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (3pm), Kevin Morby (2pm), Nap Eyes (1pm), Mothers (12pm) at Space 24 Twenty

TuneIn Sessions
Wolfmother (1am), Lucius (11:35pm), Wye Oak (10:20pm), YACHT (9:20pm), more at Easy Tiger

Pitchfork
Vince Staples (5:15pm), Porches. (2:20pm), Car Seat Headrest (1:50pm), Little Simz (1:15pm), more at Barracuda (formerly Red 7)

DoStuff
The Blind Shake, Flatbush Zombies, Talib Kweli, Shannon and the Clams, Eli Paperboy Reed, Low Cut Connie, Sweet Spirit, more at Empire Control Room – 11:00 AM

Guacamole Showdown
Kevin Morby (7pm), more at Southbites

Residual Kid
Beach Slang, Yuck, Hinds, more at Frank – 12:00 PM

South x San Jose
Bombino, Eleanor Friedberger, Luther Dickinson, Lydia Loveless, more at San Jose Hotel – 12:00 PM

Waterloo Records
White Reaper (2pm), Yuck (1pm), Beach Slang (12pm) at Waterloo Records

End of an Ear In-Store
Alex G (5pm), Mac McCaughan (3pm), more at End of an Ear

Friday, March 18th

BrooklynVegan Party
Kevin Morby (5:30pm), CocoRosie (5pm), Prince Rama (4pm), Yuck (3:15pm), Alex G (1pm), Spookyland (inside 4:30pm), Night Beats (outside 1:45pm), more at Cheer Up Charlies

Pitchfork
Neon Indian (5:15pm), Chairlift (4:05pm), Kevin Morby (3:05pm), Waxahatchee (2:20pm), Protomartyr (1:50pm), Frankie Cosmos (1:35pm), more at Barracuda (formerly Red 7)

Wonderland X GTZ Records
Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Marijuana Deathsquads, more at Wonderland Austin – all afternoon/ night

SPIN Party
CHVRCHES (4:10pm), Vince Staples (3:40pm), Deftones (3pm), Baio (2:30pm), more at Stubb’s

The Future of Music Showcase
Sweet Spirit, Calliope Musicals, more 

FLOODfest
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (5pm), Alex G (4pm), more at Cedar Street Courtyard

Baeble Bounce House
Bloc Party (5pm), Givers (4:30pm), more at Empire Control Room

Outdoor Stage
Coheed & Cambria (8pm), Wolfmother (7pm), more at Lady Bird Lake

Spotify House
The Kills (6:15pm), White Reaper (5:45pm), Twin Peaks (4:45pm), Neon Indian (9:30am), more at Spotify House

Waterloo Records
The Heavy (6pm), Peaches (5pm), Sweet Spirit (4pm), more at Waterloo Records

Saturday, March 19th

South x San Jose
Mercury Rev, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, BP Fallon, more at San Jose Hotel – 12:00 PM

Breakthru Radio
Har Mar Superstar (4:30pm), Stardeath And White Dwarfs (3:45pm), more at The North Door

Spin
Santigold, Bloc Party, Lissie, more at Bud Light Factory

Fun Fun Fun Fest
Neon Indian (4:55pm), Waxahatchee (4:20pm), No Age (3:40pm), more at Mohawk

Spider House Cafe
Shmu, New Fumes, Peelander-Z, The Octopus Project, more at Spider House Ballroom – 12:00 PM

Waterloo Records
Bombino, Soul Asylum, more at Waterloo Records – 12:00 PM

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