Dart Music International

Dart Music International - SXSW, Embassy, Tours, and More

Spring in Central Texas means there is music in the air! The SXSW Festival is upon us, and as usual we will be busy introducing great bands from all over the world who are in for the most exciting ten-day stretch anywhere. This year we are hosting or co-hosting 15 events spanning the festival, with major regional tours hitting the road right after it's all over! We'll be starting on Thursday, March 11 with a special reception for Dart Music International VIPs and invited guests, and finishing it all up on Sunday, April 18 with the conclusion of the Indie Chile Tour.

From Thursday, March 11 through Sunday, March 21 we will be hosting or co-hosting FREE daily events at the Dart Music International House at Mi Casa Cantina (503 E. 6th Street Map). The DMI House will be THE destination for top shelf indie bands from Austin and around the world, spanning the entire duration of the SXSW Conferences and Festivals.

In addition to the daily events at the DMI House this Spring will be a Welcome Show at Emo's, the multimedia experience of Plutopia: The Science of Music, the 3rd Annual Dart Music International Night at Friends on Sixth Street, the SXSW Music Panel Global Rock Show, the second monthly Dart Music International Embassy at the Parish (which will also be a fundraiser for Chilean earthquake relief), a short tour by Polish band L.Stadt, and major regional tours Chinese Invasion (featuring Carsick Cars, P.K.14, and AV Okubo) and Indie Chile (featuring The Ganjas, Intimate Stranger, and Casino).


Thursday, March 11
VIP RECEPTION (for our neighbors and Dart Music International VIPs)
    7:00PM - 9:00PM
    Location: Dart Music International Office
    Intimate Stranger (Chile)

DART MUSIC INTERNATIONAL WELCOME PARTY
    9:00PM - 2:00AM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    P.K.14 (China), L.Stadt (Poland), The Ganjas (Chile), AV Okubo (China)

Friday, March 12
VOODOO COWBOY PARTY
    8:00PM - 2:00AM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Porifera (Austin), AV Okubo (China), L.Stadt (Poland), The Lemurs (Austin), Casino (Chile)

Saturday, March 13
FRINGECORE LATINO NIGHT
    8:00PM - 2:00AM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Casino (Chile), Superlasciva (Argentina), Intimate Stranger (Chile), The Ganjas (Chile)

Sunday, March 14
BEIJING INVASION (Beijing Taxi Film Premiere Party and Maybe Mars Label Introduction)
    8:00PM - 10:00PM (SXSW Badge holders and Dart Music International VIPs)
    10:00PM - 2:00AM (Everyone)
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    "Beijing Taxi" Filmmaker Miao Wang, P.K.14, Carsick Cars, AV Okubo, White, Xiao He

Monday, March 15
PRIVATE SONGWRITER MENTOR SESSION
    1:00PM - 3:00PM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Polly Mackey & the Pleasure Principle (UK), Grounded In Music, Latinitas

INDIE INTERACTIVE NIGHT
    8:00PM - 2:00AM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Tone (Denmark), Superlasciva (Argentina), Polly Mackey & the Pleasure Principle (UK),
    Flip Tamez (Mexico)

Tuesday, March 16
3RD ANNUAL DART MUSIC INTERNATIONAL NIGHT AT FRIENDS ON SIXTH STREET
    8:00PM - 2:00AM
    Location: Friends Bar (208 E. 6th St.)
    Flip Tamez (Mexico), L.Stadt (Poland), Carsick Cars (China), The Ganjas (Chile),
    Bang Bang Eche (New Zealand), Snapline (China)

EXPERIMENTAL / ELECTRONICA NIGHT
    8:00PM - 2:00AM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    White (China), Miho Wada (New Zealand), Tone (Denmark),
    The Noise Revival (Austin), Telephunken (Spain), Xiao He (China)

Wednesday, March 17
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH
    12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    P.K.14 (China)

KISS ME I'M FOREIGN (St. Paddy's Day Party)
    1:30PM - 5:30PM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Maika Makovski (Spain), Bang Bang Eche (New Zealand), Telephunken (Spain),
    The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads (France)

Thursday, March 18
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH
    12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Darren Hanlon (Australia)

SXSW PANEL: GLOBAL ROCK SHOW
    2:00PM - 3:00PM
    Location: Austin Convention Center Room 15

GOOD DANNY'S DAY PARTY
    1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Low Line Caller (Austin), Suzanna Choffel (Austin), Brass Bed (Austin),
    The Laughing (Austin), The Frontier Brothers (Austin)

Friday, March 19
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH
    12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Longital (Slovakia)

SUPER LISA DAY PARTY
    1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    St Deluxe (UK), Grand Atlantic (Australia), DaPuntoBeat (Mexico),
    (Special Guest), Tone (Denmark)

Saturday, March 20
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH
    12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Miho Wada (New Zealand)

DART MUSIC INTERNATIONAL DAY PARTY
    1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Ten Bears (UK), Telephunken (Spain), Maika Makovski (Spain),
    Longital (Slovakia), Gustavo Galindo (CA)

Sunday, March 21
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
    12:00PM - 8:00PM
    Location: Dart Music International House @ Mi Casa (503 E. 6th St.)
    Xiao He (China), Miho Wada (New Zealand), Polly Mackey & the Pleasure Principle (UK),
    The Butterfly Explosion (Ireland), The Minutes (Ireland), The Last Tycoons (Ireland),
    L.Stadt (Poland), The Mighty Stef (Ireland)

Tuesday, March 23
DART MUSIC INTERNATIONAL EMBASSY
(Fundraiser for Chilean earthquake relief)

    8:00PM - 1:00AM
    Location: The Parish (214 E. 6th St.)
    L.Stadt (Poland), Casino (Chile), The Ganjas (Chile), Intimate Stranger (Chile), Funky C (Chile)

Tuesday, March 23 - Sunday, April 18
INDIE CHILE TOUR
    Location: Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana
    Casino (Chile), The Ganjas (Chile), Intimate Stranger (Chile)

Wednesday, March 24 - Sunday, April 11
CHINESE INVASION TOUR
    Location: Texas, Arkansas, California
    Carsick Cars (China), P.K.14 (China), AV Okuba (China)