Are you ready to be on the cutting edge of music and movies this week? If you’re in Austin for South by Southwest, you’re already there to bask in the glow of the next new thing. If you’re not, maybe you should look deep into your soul to see what is important in your life. Not only are there new bands, movies and other things there to be consumed, but some of your favorite athletes are there, hiding themselves in plain sight with their bands! So skip the panels and head on over to watch these millionaires play rock star!
Bronson Arroyo’s grunge spectacular
Wednesday, March 18, 10:30am at the Sam Adams Tent
The former Boston Red Sox pitcher will get your day started right with his soulful take on grunge classics. No, not the good early ones, the mid-to-late-90’s ones.
The acoustic warmth of Alexi Lalas
Thursday, March 19, 2:00pm at the USMNT Hey Soccer is Really a Thing This Time Pavillion
Need a break from all that abrasive hip hop and garage rock that fills the Austin streets? Well head on over and catch a relaxing set by former Men’s U.S. team player and current soccer commentator, Alexi Lalas. Blankets and pillows will be provided.
DeJuan Blair’s wizardry
Thursday, March 19, 5:30pm at the Monumental Network’s Syngergy Pixels Carport
Current Washington Wizard DeJuan Blair has spent a better part of his career developing his rap game and now he gets to let it shine in his first big performance since joining the Wizards. Coach Randy Wittman barely plays him, so he didn’t even have to let the team know he was going to be traveling to Austin.
Friday, March 20, 11:00pm at the Imaginary Pizza Hut-Taco Bell Pyramid
Although we’re unsure the involvement of Dodgers star, Yasel Puig and this powerviolence band, we’re pretty sure the approval is tenuous at best. Watch one band’s startling rise to fame possibly conflict with the encroaching copyright of an on-the-rise athlete. It’s SxSW at it’s best!