It’s that time of year again. Starting March 14th, the crew here at Day & A Dream will be embarking on the two hour road trip from Houston to Austin for South By Southwest. Our plans this year are a bit more ambitious than the year before as we’re co-sponsoring the Nice Kicks store’s first official showcase on March 15th from 2 to 6 PM.

Want to help raise awareness for your particular showcase/party/etc.? Simple, e-mail us at with all the information and as the week progresses, we’ll continually add your flyer and showcase to our gaudy list.

For those of you making your first trip to ATX for the event, we suggest you read Brando’s “Dos & Don’ts Of SXSW” item. He failed step one last year but he’ll definitely be better prepared this year. Again, we look forward to meeting all of you attendees and guys who just want to party your ass off on 6th Street.

MARCH 13th

XXL Freshmen Live (f. Kendrick Lamar, Hopsin, Danny Brown, Future, The Niceguys, A.Dd+, Worldwide, Kydd) @ Transmission Warehouse [FLYER] (8 PM – 2 AM)


MARCH 14th
The ILLMORE (Presented By ILLROOTS & Scoremore Shows) (On-Going) [DETAILS]

The FADER Fort (Presented By The FADER & Converse) (f. Santigold, The-Dream & More) (On-Going) @ 1101 E. 5th Street [DETAILS]

SOB’s 30th Anniversary (f. Slaughterhouse, Miguel, Machine Gun Kelly, Mystiakl & More) @ The Belmont (305 W. 6th Street) [DETAILS]

Pandora Discovery Den (f. K. Flay, Big K.R.I.T, Young Guru, Theophilus London) 8 PM – 12 AM @ Antone’s

The Circus (Presented By The Couch Sessions & Brooklyn Bodega) (f. Miguel, Pharoahe Monch & More) @ The Gypsy Lounge [DETAILS]

Official SXSW Hip-Hop Showcase (f. Hoodstar Chantz, Chalie Boy, League Of Extraordinary G’z, Doughbeezy & More) @ Kiss ‘N Fly 8PM – 12A [DETAILS]


MARCH 15th
South By Nice Kicks (f. Action Bronson, XV, Killa Kyleon, STS, Brain Gang Blue, DJ Rapid Ric, Doughbeezy & more) @ Nice Kicks Shop

WHUTUPDOE SXSW Showcase (f. Jarobi, Oddisee, One Be Lo, Apollo Brown, Clear Soul Forces, Kooley High & more) @ The Whiskey Room [DETAILS]

Pitchfork SXSW Showcase (f. The-Dream, Fiona Apple, Purity Ring & More) @ Central Presbyterian Church [DETAILS] **

Eleven8, Miss Dimplez & DJ Hella Yella Present Unrefined Hype @ Bat Bar [OFFICIAL SITE]

The Grand Ole Party (Presented By Nah Right & The Smoking Section) (f. Sir Michael Rocks, Smif-N-Wessun, XV, G-Side, Boldy James, Chevy Woods, Dee-1 & more) [DETAILS] **

J. Cole Free Show @ Empire Automotive (E. 7th Street) [DETAILS] 2PM –

Audible Treats Showcase (f. L.E.P Bogus Boys, Talib Kweli, SL Jones, Tanya Morgan & More) @ Kiss N’ Fly 8PM – 2AM

The Warner Sound Showcase (f. Kirko Bangz, Curren$y, Meek Mill, XV, Wale, Stalley, B.O.B & T.I) @ La Zona Rosa 8 PM – 1 AM [DETAILS] **


MARCH 16th
Writer’s Block (f. Lil Dee, The Plane Jane, Lyrikill, SpitRaw, Lyriqs, Justified & more) @ Kick Butt Coffee

Tha Fixx’s SXSW Showcase (f. G-Side, Rittz, Jackie Chain, L.E.$., Doughbeezy & more) @ Beso Cantina [DETAILS]

Shady 2.0 Showcase (f. 50 Cent, Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf & More) @ Austin Music Hall [DETAILS] **

The Dopehouse Presented By 2DopeBoyz & The Well Versed @ 718 Lofts [DETAILS]

Red Cup Party: SXSW Edition (Hosted By Playboy Tre & Sean Falyon) @ The Dorm Room [FLYER]

Beats, Rhymes & Alcohol (f. Playboy Tre, Tuki Carter, Sean Falyon, Lyriciss & More) @ Dynamics [FLYER]

Turnin Headz SXSW Showcase Day One @ 500 W. 6th Street [DETAILS] 11 AM – Midnight

AHH’s Breeding Ground Showcase (f. Mystikal, Big K.R.I.T., BJ The Chicago Kid, Juvenile, Don Trip & more) @ Kiss N Fly (404 Colorado St.) [FLYER] | [RSVP] 8PM – 2AM

SUITE 101 (f. Ab-Soul, Pac Div, J*DaVeY, Jasmine Solano, Thurz & More) [FLYER]

Juice DJ Showcase (f. DJ Hela Yella, DJ Jasmine Solano, DJ Spintelect & more) [FLYER] 8PM – 2AM

Def Jam Back (f. NAS, Ace Hood, Big K.R.I.T. & More) @ The Belmont (305 W. 6th Street) [FLYER] 8PM –

Death March (f. A$AP Twelvy, Nast & Ferg, Willie D, Freddie Gibbs, Dom Kennedy, Spaceghostpurrp, Kreayshawn & More) @ The Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th Street) [FLYER] 11:30 AM –

Bout That Life (f. A$AP Rocky, Yo Gotti, Don Trip, Fat Trel, Boldy James & more) @ Deco Lounge (408 Congress Ave.) [FLYER] 1PM – 3AM

HipHop Supreme Day 1 (f. Hopsin, Dee-1, Mike Ro, Skewby, JNICS & More) @ District 301 (301 W. 6th St) [FLYER]

SXSizzurp After Party (f. OG Ron C, Slim Thug, The Boss Hogg Outlawz, Curren$y & more) @ The Mansion (8110 Springdale Rd.) [FLYER] Midnight –


MARCH 17th
A3C’s Official SXSW Showcase (f. Mobb Deep, Freeway, Brother Ali, Consequence, Terry Urban & more) @ Old Emo’s [DETAILS]

Hoop x Hang II Basketball Tournament [FLYER] 1 – 4PM

VIBE House Presents Respect The West SXSW Showcase @ Kiss N Fly (404 Colorado St.) [DETAILS]

HipHop Supreme Day 2 (f. Pac Div, Killa Kyleon, Boldy James, Scolla, L.E.$., Sean Falyon, Tuki Carter & More) @ District 301 (301 W. 6th St) [FLYER]

Fuse Frequency (f. Idle Warship, ScHoolboy Q, Dawn Richard, 9th Wonder & Terrace Martin & More) @ Cielo (505 Neches St.) [FLYER] 1PM – **

Hustlepalooza (f. Pac Div, Smoke DZA, SAYITAINTTONE, Phil Adé & more) @ Dymanix (422 E. 6th Street) [FLYER] 12PM – 7PM

Turnin Headz SXSW Showcase Day Two @ 500 W. 6th Street [DETAILS] 11 AM – Midnight