- Photo via the Dead South
- Canada's the Dead South is one of many bands playing San Antonio as part of SXSW's spillover.
Hence San Antonio's annual SXSW spillover, which gives fans a chance to catch up-and-coming acts without forking over big money for an armband or sitting in a festival-induced traffic nightmare. This year, in addition to some notable one-off shows, a bevy of multi-day festivals is drawing on SXSW talent.
Let's start with the festivals:
- Heatwave III: For the price of one $50 pass, Paper Tiger's Heatwave III lets concertgoers check out a rocking week of spillover shows, running Monday, March 12, through Sunday, March 18. Acts include The Coathangers, Dwarves, Broncho and U.S. Girls, among others. $50, 4 p.m., Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's St., papertigersatx.com.
- Burger Revolution VI: California's Burger Records, in conjunction local promoters, is putting on its annual S.A. fest Saturday, March 10. California punks Pity Party and Phoenix alt-country outfit Drunk Jim Outlaw and the Neon Cowboys top a bill also stocked with San Antonio and Austin talent. Free, noon-2 a.m., Friends of Sound Records, 700 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 971-8044, friendsofsound.com.
- Imagine Fest III: Imagine Books and Records is running its own week-long fest Sunday, March 11, through Saturday, March 17. Chicago-based lo-fi popsters Advance Base and L.A.-based psych group Send Medicine join a roster deep with regional and local acts. $7 per show, 7 p.m., Imagine Books and Records, 8373 Culebra Road, (210) 239-7380, imaginebooksandrecords.com.
- South By St. Mary's: Jandro's Garden Patio will present 20 touring and regional bands during a pair of free shows Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18. Among the out-of-towers are St. Louis-based stoner riff monsters Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals and cheeky L.A. rockers Pacific Radio. Free, 6 p.m., Jandro's Garden Patio, 2623 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 736-0688, facebook.com/Jandrostx.
- SXBangBang: Bang Bang Bar gets into the spillover action with a week's worth of shows running Monday, March 12, through Tuesday, March 20. Saturday, March 17, includes a St. Paddy's Day rockabilly showcase, while the following night pairs two disparate L.A. performers, electro-dance punks WASI and honey-voiced pop singer Trishes. Price varies, 9 p.m., Bang Bang Bar, 119 El Mio Dr., (210) 320-1187, thebangbangbar-hub.com.
- Divide & Dissolve: Australia's Divide & Dissolve, which uses heavy, doomy sounds to empower black and indigenous people, will drop in for a gallery show on Sunday, March 11. MEDUSSsa, Polly Anna and Yo Existo open. $6, 8 p.m., Movement Gallery/Galeria de Movimiento, 1412 E Commerce St, San Antonio, Texas 78205, (210) 299-2666, movementgallery210.com.
- Lil Xan: On Sunday, March 3, Alamo City Music Hall will host the California-based rapper, who charted with "Betrayed" then drew the ire of hip-hop fans for calling Tupac "boring." Advance tickets available from radio station 98.5 The Beat, 8 p.m., Alamo City Music Hall, 1305 E. Houston St., alamocitymusichall.com.
- Dead South/Hooten Hallers: Roots music will come to roost on Monday, March 19, when Canada's the Dead South pairs its old-time string music with Missouri-based the Hooten Hallers' mix of rock, blues and soul. $12, 7:30 p.m., 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks #138, (210) 257-8125, 502bar.com.