SXSW Announces 500+ Showcasing Artists

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Source: Additional 2018 Artists

This round includes BRONCHO, Superorganism, Low, Washer, A Place to Bury Strangers, Sunflower Bean, Son Little, Brownout, Residual Kid, Post Animal, OUGHT, Cut Chemist, Michael Rault, La Luz, The Frights, High Waisted, Ian Sweet, and SO MANY MORE BANDS.

PHOTO CREDIT: SXSW


See the rest of the Round Three Artists below:

250 (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
A.CHAL (Los Angeles CA)
Acid Dad (New York NY)
Adahzeh (Kingston JAMAICA)
Adron (Atlanta GA)
Aiming For Enrike (Oslo NORWAY)
Aisha Badru (New York NY)
AJ Tracey (London UK-ENGLAND)
Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys (Austin TX)
Aleman (Cabo San Lucas MEXICO)
Alesia Lani (Austin TX)
Alexalone (Austin TX)
Alexander Jean (Los Angeles CA)
Alex Di Leo (Fort Lauderdale FL)
Allman Brown (London UK-ENGLAND)
Alsarah & the Nubatones (Brooklyn NY)
Amy O (Bloomington IN)
Amy Shark (Gold Coast AUSTRALIA)
Andre Cymone (Los Angeles CA)
Andrew Applepie (Berlin GERMANY)
Anna Burch (Detroit MI)
Anna Takeuchi (Kyoto JAPAN)
Annie Hart (New York NY)
A Place to Bury Strangers (Brooklyn NY)
Ashley Koett (Denver CO)
A. Sinclair (Austin TX)
Ask Carol (Oslo NORWAY)
ATASH (Austin TX)
Attractions (Fukuoka JAPAN)
AveParadiso (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Bad Gyal (Barcelona SPAIN)
Balún (Brooklyn NY)
Bambara (Brooklyn NY)
Bang Bang Romeo (Doncaster UK-ENGLAND)
BdotCroc (Minneapolis MN)
Beams (Toronto ON)
BeatKing (Houston TX)
Becca Mancari (Nashville TN)
Belau (Budapest HUNGARY)
Ben Aqua (Austin TX)
Beshken (New York NY)
Bethlehem Steel (Brooklyn NY)
Bifannah (VIGO SPAIN)
Big League (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Big White (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Big Zuu (London UK-ENGLAND)
Billyracxx (Eatonville FL)
Bipolaroid (New Orleans LA)
Blake (San Antonio TX)
Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir (Denver CO)
Blessed (Abbotsford CANADA)
Blue Water Highway (Austin TX)
Bobi Andonov (Melbourne WA)
Boggie (Budapest HUNGARY)
Boniface (Winnipeg CANADA)
Booher (Austin TX)
BP Valenzuela (Manila PHILIPPINES)
Breakfast Muff (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Breanna Barbara (Bradenton FL)
Bri Steves (Philadelphia PA)
BRONCHO (Tulsa OK)
Brooke Annibale (Pittsburgh PA)
The Brother Brothers (Brooklyn NY)
Brother Sundance (Nashville TN)
Brownout (Austin TX)
BUHU (Austin TX)
Calan Mai (Gold Coast AUSTRALIA)
Cam (Lafayette CA)
The Canvas People (Austin TX)
Capyac (Austin TX)
Caroline Rose (New York NY)
Carson McHone (Austin TX)
Casper Skulls (Toronto CANADA)
Cassandra Jenkins (New York NY)
Cedric Burnside Project (Holly Springs MS)
Centavrvs (Distrito Federal MEXICO)
Ceschi (New Haven CT)
CHAI (Nagoya JAPAN)
Chainska Brassika (London UK-ENGLAND)
Childsaint (Perth AUSTRALIA)
CHILLEMI (New York NY)
Chill Russell (Austin TX)
Chloe Foy (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Chris Stamey (Chapel Hill NC)
Chrissy (Chicago IL)
Christaux (Milan ITALY)
Christina Rosenvinge (Madrid SPAIN)
Christopher Rees (Llwynypia UK-WALES)
Christy Hays (Austin TX)
Cicada Rhythm (Athens GA)
CLARA (Los Angeles CA)
Club de Surf (Santiago CHILE)
Club Night (Oakland CA)
COASTCITY (Puerto Rico PR)
Cold Fronts (Philadelphia PA)
Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)
Common Holly (Montreal CANADA)
Cones (Los Angeles CA)
Copeland (Lakeland FL)
Cordel do Fogo Encantado (Arcoverde BRAZIL)
Corridor (Montreal CANADA)
Courtney Marie Andrews (Phoenix AZ)
Creepside (San Antonio TX)
Crunk Witch (Presque Isle ME)
Crush (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Cuco (Hawthorne CA)
Culture Wars (Austin TX)
The Cunning (Nashville TN)
Cure For Paranoia (Dallas TX)
Cut Chemist (Los Angeles CA)
Da Chick (Lisboa PORTUGAL)
Daggy Man (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Damien McFly (Padova ITALY)
Dan Lyons (Margate UK-ENGLAND)
Dante Elephante (Los Angeles CA)
Darkbird (Austin TX)
Dawg Yawp (Cincinnati OH)
Dead Leaf Echo (Brooklyn NY)
The Dead South (Regina CANADA)
Deanna Wheeler (Austin TX)
Dear Rouge (Vancouver CANADA)
Death Bells (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Death Hags (Los Angeles CA)
Deezie Brown (Austin TX)
Denis The Night & The Panic Party (Fano ITALY)
Dennis Kalla (Luleå SWEDEN)
De Osos (Mexico City MEXICO)
Derian (Tampico MEXICO)
Dermot Kennedy (Dublin IRELAND)
Dezorah (McAllen TX)
Dick Stusso (Oakland CA)
Didi (Columbus OH)
Distractor (Costa Mesa CA)
Divide And Dissolve (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
DJ Grip (Austin TX)
DJ HALO (Oakland CA)
DJ Jigüe and El Menor (Havana CUBA)
DJ Rosegold (Toronto CANADA)
Doc Daneeka (Swansea UK-WALES)
Domico (Tokyo JAPAN)
DopeKnife (Savannah GA)
Dot (Los Angeles CA)
Double Ferrari (Athens GA)
DPR LIVE (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Dre Prince (Austin TX)
Dressy Bessy (Denver CO)
Duckwrth (Los Angeles CA)
The Dunwells (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Earthgang (Atlanta GA)
Efek Rumah Kaca (Jakarta INDONESIA)
Ehiorobo (Freehold NJ)
Elephant Stone (Montreal CANADA)
El Freaky (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Elle Exxe (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
Ellevator (Hamilton CANADA)
El Mató A Un Policia Motorizado (La Plata ARGENTINA)
El Tambor de la Tribu (Guatemala City GUATEMALA)
Emily Duff (New York NY)
EmiSunshine (Madisonville TN)
Emma Elisabeth (Berlin GERMANY)
Emme Woods (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Entropica (Santiago CHILE)
Erika Wennerstrom (Austin TX)
E SENS (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
ESKA (London UK-ENGLAND)
España Circo Este (Forlì ITALY)
Estado de Sitio (Lima PERU)
Estúpida Erikah (Barcelona SPAIN)
E-Turn (Orlando FL)
Ex-Girlfriends (Brooklyn NY)
Ezra Collective (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ezra Furman (Chicago IL)
FAIRE (Paris FRANCE)
The Fantastic Plastics (Brooklyn NY)
Farao (Ulnes NORWAY)
Farrows (Asbury Park NJ)
Febueder (Ascot UK-ENGLAND)
Fenster (Berlin GERMANY)
field trip (New York NY)
Filipe Catto (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)
Flasher (Washington DC)
Fntxy (Tijuana MEXICO)
Foyone (Malaga SPAIN)
Fragile Rock (Austin TX)
Frank Turner (Winchester UK-ENGLAND)
Freedom Fry (Los Angeles CA)
French Vanilla (Los Angeles CA)
The Frights (San Diego CA)
FRIGS (Toronto CANADA)
Frontier Folk Nebraska (Cincinnati OH)
Fruit & Flowers (Brooklyn NY)
Fym Summer (Singapore SINGAPORE)
Gabriel Wolfchild & Northern Light (Seattle WA)
Gabylonia (Caracas VENEZUELA)
Gatecreeper (Phoenix AZ)
Gato Preto (Düsseldorf GERMANY)
Gaz Coombes (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Genocide Pact (Washington DC)
The Ghost Wolves (Austin TX)
Gina Chavez (Austin TX)
Girl Ray (London UK-ENGLAND)
Glen Check (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
The Gloomies (Encinitas CA)
Goat Girl (London UK-ENGLAND)
Go Fever (Austin TX)
Gothic Tropic (Los Angeles CA)
Grace Joyner (Charleston SC)
Gracie and Rachel (Brooklyn NY)
Graham Reynolds (Austin TX)
Graham Reynolds and the Golden Arm Trio (Austin TX)
The Grahams (Nashville TN)
Grupo Fantasma (Austin TX)
Guantanamo Baywatch (Portland OR)
Gus Dapperton (New York NY)
G Yamazawa (Durham NC)
Haex (Los Angeles CA)
Hajk (Oslo NORWAY)
Hannah Eggen (Southampton BERMUDA)
Hardy Caprio (London UK-ENGLAND)
Harpooner (Nashville TN)
Harry Pane (Northamptonshire UK-ENGLAND)
The Hearts (Edmonton CANADA)
Heartstreets (Montreal CANADA)
Hembree (Kansas City MO)
Hety And Zambo (San Andres Island COLOMBIA)
High Waisted (New York NY)
Himalayas (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Hinds (Madrid SPAIN)
Holy Bouncer (Barcelona SPAIN)
Holy Boy (Los Angeles CA)
Hot Flash Heat Wave (San Francisco CA)
Hugo “Poyo” Segovia (Monterrey MEXICO)
Hunter Sharpe (Austin TX)
Hypoluxo (Brooklyn NY)
Hyukoh (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
IAN SWEET (Los Angeles CA)
II Tone (Memphis TN)
Indrajit Banerjee (Austin TX)
Invoke (Austin TX)
Ismael Ayende (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
J.I.D (Atlanta GA)
The Jackson Pollock (Bologna ITALY)
JadaL (Amman JORDAN)
Jade Bird (Smallfield UK-ENGLAND)
Jade Jackson (Santa Margarita CA)
Jaguwar (Dresden GERMANY)
Jaimee Harris (Austin TX)
Jake Lloyd (Austin TX)
Jared & the Mill (Phoenix AZ)
Jazzy Amra (Bronx NY)
Jean Caffeine (Austin TX)
Jeff Plankenhorn (Austin TX)
Joan Thiele (Desenzano del Garda ITALY)
Johanna Warren (Portland OR)
John Craigie (Portland OR)
John Moods (Berlin GERMANY)
Joh Ung (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Jonathan Tyler (Nashville TN)
Jon Dee Graham (Austin TX)
Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls (Chicago IL)
Jonny 8 Track (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Joshua Hedley (Nashville TN)
Jóvenes Adultos (Mexico City MEXICO)
Juan de Fuca (Athens GA)
Juan Ingaramo (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Juanita Stein (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Juiceboxxx (Milwaukee WI)
Julietta (New York NY)
Junglepussy (New York NY)
Junior Flexwell (Austin TX)
Justin Michael Williams (Los Angeles CA)
Kalu & The Electric Joint (Austin TX)
Kamau Kenyatte (New York NY)
KANGA (Los Angeles CA)
Kate Auringer (Denton TX)
Kathryn Legendre (Austin TX)
Kelly Willis (Austin TX)
Kenny Allstar (London UK-ENGLAND)
Kenny Gee (Austin TX)
Kevin Krauter (Indianapolis IN)
Kiho (Otaru JAPAN)
Kimokal (Jakarta INDONESIA)
Kim Ximya X D. Sanders (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Kings of the beach (Vigo SPAIN)
Kosha Dillz (Perth Amboy NJ)
The Kraken Quartet (Austin TX)
Kraus (New York NY)
The Krickets (Port St Joe FL)
Kristoff Krane (Minneapolis MN)
LaBaq (São Paulo BRAZIL)
La Cafetera Roja (Paulhaguet FRANCE)
La Etnnia (Bogota COLOMBIA)
La Fragua Band (Medellín COLOMBIA)
Lali Puna (Munich GERMANY)
La Luz (Los Angeles CA)
LANNDS (Jacksonville FL)
La Orquesta Vulgar (Mexico City MEXICO)
LAPS (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Las Diferencias (Caseros ARGENTINA)
Le Couleur (Montreal CANADA)
Le Galaxie (Dublin IRELAND)
The Lemons (Ulaanbaatar MONGOLIA)
Leni Stern (New York NY)
Lil Wop (Chicago IL)
Lime Cordiale (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Line Upon Line Percussion (Austin TX)
Lisa LeBlanc (Montreal CANADA)
Living Hour (Winnipeg CANADA)
Lola Kirke (New York NY)
LOLA Local Opera Local Artists (Austin TX)
Lola Marsh (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Lomelda (Silsbee TX)
Lo Moon (Los Angeles CA)
Look Vibrant (Montreal CANADA)
Lorine Chia (Bamenda CAMEROON)
The Lost Brothers (Dublin IRELAND)
Lovelytheband (Los Angeles CA)
Low (Duluth MN)
Löwin (Austin TX)
Loyal Lobos (Los Angeles CA)
LUFO (CALI COLOMBIA)
Lung (Cincinnati OH)
LYLO (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
MACHINA (Minato-ku JAPAN)
MADDEE (Toronto CANADA)
Madison McFerrin (New York NY)
Magna Carda (Austin TX)
Maiah Manser (Los Angeles CA)
Mala Bengala (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Mama Duke (Austin TX)
MANEKA (Brooklyn NY)
Margo Sanda (Brescia ITALY)
The Marías (Los Angeles CA)
Marshmallow Coast (Athens GA)
Marty O’Reilly (Santa Cruz CA)
Mattiel (Atlanta GA)
Mauno (Halifax CANADA)
Max Richter (London UK-ENGLAND)
Meanswell (Austin TX)
Mejor Actor De Reparto (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Melenas (Pamplona SPAIN)
Melymel (Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Michael Rault (Montreal CANADA)
MIDDLESPOON (Austin TX)
Mika Shinno (Tokyo JAPAN)
MIKNNA (Los Angeles CA)
MINT FIELD (Tijuana MEXICO)
MNKYBSNSS (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Mobley (Austin TX)
The Molochs (Los Angeles CA)
Mondragon (Mexico City MEXICO)
The Money War (Perth WA)
Monte Warden and The Dangerous Few (Austin TX)
Moodie Black (Minneapolis MN)
Moonbeau (Cincinnati OH)
Moonlight Breakfast (Bucharest ROMANIA)
Moonwalks (Detroit MI)
morgxn (Nashville TN)
Mother Falcon (Austin TX)
Moving Panoramas (Austin TX)
Mr.Kitty (Austin TX)
Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5 (Austin TX)
Mr Little Jeans (Los Angeles CA)
Mt. Joy (Philadelphia PA)
Muntchako (Brasília BRAZIL)
NADINE (Minneapolis MN)
Naked Giants (Seattle WA)
Nakury (San Pedro COSTA RICA)
Nassau (Brooklyn NY)
The National Reserve (Brooklyn NY)
Nation of Language (Brooklyn NY)
Navy Gangs (Brooklyn NY)
Neuman (Granada SPAIN)
New Fame (Da Nang VIETNAM)
NHD – Nourallah Harvey Dezen (Dallas TX)
The Nightowls (Austin TX)
Nina Nesbitt (London UK-ENGLAND)
NoMBe (Los Angeles, CA)
Non M’importa Della Luna (Santiago CHILE)
nothing,nowhere. (Boston MA)
NO WIN (Los Angeles CA)
Numb.er (Los Angeles CA)
NVDES (Los Angeles CA)
Oak House (Athens GA)
Obliques (New York NY)
Oliver Riot (Los Angeles CA)
Omni (Atlanta GA)
Ona (Huntington WV)
ORB (Geelong AUSTRALIA)
Ori Dagan (Toronto CANADA)
Ought (Montreal CANADA)
OY (Berlin GERMANY)
Pale Waves (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Palo Duro (Austin TX)
PAPÁ BOCÓ (Pereira COLOMBIA)
Papachina (Armenia COLOMBIA)
Papisa (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Parrot Dream (Brooklyn NY)
Particle Devotion (Baton Rouge LA)
Part Time (San Francisco CA)
Paul Cauthen (Tyler TX)
PAYAMBÓ (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Pearl Charles (Los Angeles CA)
Perel (Berlin GERMANY)
Peterson Brothers (Bastrop TX)
Pierre Kwenders (Montreal CANADA)
Pink Mexico (Brooklyn NY)
Pink Milk (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
Pixel Grip (Chicago IL)
Pkew Pkew Pkew (Toronto CANADA)
Planet Booty (Oakland CA)
P Montana (London UK-ENGLAND)
Pneuma (San Jose COSTA RICA)
Popstitute (Medellin COLOMBIA)
Post Animal (Chicago IL)
Prairie WWWW (Taipei TAIWAN)
PRANKROOM (Kawasaki City JAPAN)
The President Lincoln (London UK-ENGLAND)
Pretty City (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos (Egg AUSTRIA)
Promiseland (New York NY)
Public Access T.V. (New York NY)
Qais Essar (Phoenix AZ)
Queen Moo (East Hartford CT)
Quiet Kids (McAllen TX)
Quin NFN (Austin TX)
Quique Escamilla (Toronto CANADA)
Rachele Andrioli e Rocco Nigro (Lecce ITALY)
Rachel K Collier (Swansea UK-WALES)
Ramesh (Austin TX)
Ramirez Exposure (Valencia SPAIN)
RAMONA (Tijuana MEXICO)
Range Emotion (Austin TX)
Reg Bloor (New York NY)
Residual Kid (Austin TX)
The Resonars (Tucson AZ)
Revolver Plateado (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Rev. Sekou (St Louis MO)
Rhys Lewis (London UK-ENGLAND)
Riley (New York NY)
Rival Sons (Long Beach CA)
Roberta Campos (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Rob Gullatte (Houston TX)
Rome Is Not A Town (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
Royal Teeth (New Orleans LA)
The RPMs (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Ruby Boots (Perth WA)
Rude-α (Setagaya-ku JAPAN)
SadGirl (Los Angeles CA)
Said The Whale (Vancouver CANADA)
Saintseneca (Columbus OH)
Saint Sister (Dublin IRELAND)
Sangat! (Karachi PAKISTAN)
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers (Chapel Hill NC)
Scenic Route to Alaska (Edmonton CANADA)
Scott Collins (Austin TX)
Scott H. Biram (Austin TX)
Sea Moya (Mannheim GERMANY)
Season to Risk (Kansas City MO)
Seis Pistos (Chihuahua MEXICO)
SEND MEDICINE (Los Angeles CA)
The Shacks (New York NY)
Shell of a Shell (Nashville TN)
She Sir (Austin TX)
ShitKid (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Sie Lieben Maschinen (Kansas City MO)
SILVASTONE (London UK-ENGLAND)
Single Lash (Austin TX)
SISTERS (Seattle WA)
Sixo (Dallas TX)
Skinny Lister (Greenwich UK-ENGLAND)
Skyway Man (Nashville TN)
Sloppy Jane (Brooklyn NY)
The Sloths (Hollywood CA)
Slow Caves (Fort Collins CO)
Slum Sociable (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Smokepurpp (Miami FL)
Smokey Brights (Seattle WA)
Soccer Mommy (Nashville TN)
Soda Lilies (Austin TX)
The Soft White Sixties (Los Angeles CA)
Some Kind of Animal (Pittsburgh PA)
Son Little (Philadelphia PA)
SoundMass (Austin TX)
Soweto Kinch (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND)
Spinning Coin (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Spirit Adrift (Phoenix AZ)
Sports (Tulsa OK)
Sputnik (Mexico City MEXICO)
STAL (Paris FRANCE)
Stars and Rabbit (Yogyakarta INDONESIA)
Step Rockets (Minneapolis MN)
Stop Light Observations (Charleston SC)
Strawberry Runners (Redding CT)
Strvngers (Edmonton CANADA)
The Strypes (Cavan IRELAND)
Summer Heart (Malmö SWEDEN)
Summer Salt (Austin TX)
Sunflower Bean (New York NY)
Sun Voyager (New York NY)
Supa Bwe (Chicago IL)
Superbody (Chattanooga TN)
Super Doppler (Norfolk VA)
Superorganism (London UK-ENGLAND)
SUR (Los Angeles CA)
SYML (Issaquah WA)
Tagore (Recife BRAZIL)
Tameca Jones (Austin TX)
Tan Frío el Verano (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Tangina Stone (Brooklyn NY)
Tasha the Amazon (Toronto CANADA)
TAWINGS (Tokyo JAPAN)
Tayla Parx (Dallas TX)
The Teeta (Austin TX)
TENDOUJI (Tokyo JAPAN)
Terence Ryan (Pembroke MA)
Thee Conductor (Austin TX)
THICK (Brooklyn NY)
Tiê (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Tijuana Bibles (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Tim Atlas (San Jose CA)
Tiny Ruins (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Tita Lima (Los Angeles CA)
TOMKAT (Denton TX)
Tone Stith (New Jersey NJ)
Tracy Bryant (Los Angeles CA)
Tristen (Nashville TN)
Trophy Dad (Madison WI)
Trupa Trupa (Gdańsk POLAND)
Tunde Olaniran (Flint MI)
Tuomo & Markus (Helsinki FINLAND)
Twain (Franklin County VA)
Tyler Childers (Louisa KY)
U.S. Girls (Toronto CANADA)
Us, Today (Cincinnati OH)
Uzuhan (Atlanta GA)
Valley Queen (Los Angeles CA)
The Veldt (Raleigh NC)
Violet Days (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Von Grey (Atlanta GA)
VZn (Jersey City NJ)
Waco Brothers (Chicago IL)
Wake Island (Montreal CANADA)
Washer (Brooklyn NY)
Wavie Gang (Milwaukee WI)
Weird Bloom (Rome ITALY)
Welles (Nashville TN)
Wentru (Antofagasta CHILE)
We Were the States (Nashville TN)
Wifisfuneral (Palm Beach FL)
Wilderado (Los Angeles CA)
Wild Moccasins (Houston TX)
The Wild Now (Austin TX)
Willie Heath Neal (Atlanta GA)
Will Stewart (Birmingham AL)
Wire Spine (Vancouver CANADA)
Wood & Wire (Austin TX)
World Brain (Berlin GERMANY)
WRONG (Miami FL)
Wyclef Jean (Saddle River NJ)
Wyldest (London UK-ENGLAND)
XXX (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (Toronto CANADA)
Yazan (Brooklyn NY)
The Yellow Traffic Light (Turin ITALY)
YFN Lucci (Summerhill GA)
Yoga Fire (Mexico City MEXICO)
Young Jesus (Los Angeles CA)
The Young Step (St. Augustine FL)
Yxng Bane (London UK-ENGLAND)
Zen Bamboo (Montréal CANADA)
Zeshan B (Chicago IL)
Zoey Dollaz (Miami FL)
Zoology (Kelowna CANADA)
Zuli (Long Island NY)


FLOOD | The Best Songs of 2017

Ten compositions that changed our landscapes, big and small.

Source: FLOOD | The Best Songs of 2017

Currently, a single stream of a song is worth about a third of a penny. That’s obviously problematic for a number of reasons, not the least of which is because: Certain songs are worth an immeasurable amount—whether they take over the airwaves and become a part of the environment collectively, or whether they play on repeat for you alone and transform your world selectively. Music is a powerful drug when it works, and when a specific song has something that connects on a molecular level, it can’t be placed with a monetary value. But if it could, it would be a lot more than $0.0033.

Trying to wrap your head around the quality and impact that certain songs make during a single year is getting more and more difficult, but the art of the single itself is still very much alive. Here are the ten songs from 2017 that pushed through the hardest to remind us of the true value of a good tune.

10. Chad VanGaalen — “Old Heads”

With Chad VanGaalen’s history of eccentric lyrical ballads, the unmasking of “Old Heads” as Light Information’s lead single may have caused some alarm due to its immediate plunge into progressive politics (“No one cares about their old heads,” warbles VanGaalen, “because the new ones work just fine, don’t they?”). But by the pulsating chorus of Cartesian-lite philosophies and jangle-pop rhythms, the song blossoms into pure VanGaalen-ian bliss reflecting a nostalgia for the frigid compositions of his early production work more than the lo-fi folk songs he’s been penning for over a decade. Instead of translating Calgary’s glacial winters into the bitter soundscapes of Women’s disperate factions, though, “Old Heads” is a playful romp through a fresh coat of powdery snow. It’s a wonderstruck dash of imagination negligent—if only for four minutes—of a tumultuous world in favor of the mystery of human existence, boasting the most puzzling query in a Canadian pop song since the enigma of what the hell was on Joey’s head. — Mike LeSuer

9. The Weather Station — “Kept It All to Myself”

During a conversation I had with Tamara Lindeman for FLOOD earlier this year, she explained that this dichotomous track has evolved into an inside joke of sorts. “Kept It All to Myself” has become the one song audiences consistently sing and dance along to at her live shows. It makes sense given the upbeat nature of the track’s instrumentation. But what began, for Lindeman, as bold meditation on introversion and privacy has evolved into a public singalong—a thing of beauty and of great amusement to the Canadian musician. She explained that she purposely set such heavy lyrical weight with a pop sensibility, complete with tambourine shakes and an anthemic string section. It was a means of exploring the many sides of romantic love and the self. The song’s a lyrical ringer, packed with philosophical insights and actual words, delivered via Lindeman’s dense-yet-fluid phrasing—a signature and arguably her greatest strength as a songwriter. It’s a multifaceted feat that has defied expectations, including the songwriter’s, in the best way possible. — Erin Osmon

8. LCD Soundsystem — “Call the Police”

Everything you needed to know about the return of LCD Soundsystem was right there in the first single: a “double-A-side” of “Call the Police” and “American Dream.” Just the juxtaposition of those two titles alone is enough to get where James Murphy is coming from. Reuniting his group during a climate in which people were literally fighting for simple acknowledgment that their lives mattered, in which hate and fear were the major arteries of a developing presidential campaign, Murphy didn’t have much choice in terms of what he was going to write about. On an album with four legitimate singles, “Call the Police” is the crown jewel, a massive airstrike of a song delivered from a generation-defining New York artist coming to terms with having to watch his city and country go to war with itself. “Call the police?” he asks incredulously at the end of the song, before answering himself: “You’re crazy, man.” The dream’s turned into a nightmare. — Nate Rogers

7. (Sandy) Alex G — “Proud”

James Carville once described Pennsylvania as “Philadelphia in the east, Pittsburgh in the west, and Alabama in the middle,” so it should’ve been no surprise to hear Rocket, Philadelphian Alex Giannascoli’s journey into Americana. While much of it has more of a Deliverance than an O Brother, Where Art Thou? feel, “Proud” has one of the rosiest folk instrumentals of the album. As we could have foreseen, though, it crescendos with darkness—“If I fuck up…” he sings to someone he loves, but those are the last words we hear. The song sees Giannascoli at his most organized and professionally recorded yet, though it still maintains the deadpan vocals and homy production that make his emotions all the more rattling. As always, his style is drained of all pretense and showmanship, so that feelings are all that remain. That’s exactly what indie rock was meant to be before it was imperialized, and in 2017 Giannascoli sounds like a lone survivor of Armageddon. — Jamie Lawlor

6. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie — “Sleeping Around the Corner”

When Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie recently returned to the studio where they recorded Tusk in 1979, they were gearing up for what they thought would be a new Fleetwood Mac album. In classic Mac fashion, something didn’t work out, and Stevie Nicks decided she was gonna sit this one out. Also in classic Mac fashion, Buckingham and McVie acted like that didn’t bother them in the least, so they made an album anyway. In listening to that album, you can tell that the two were bringing their A-Game for what would have theoretically been a highly-scrutinized legacy album for the main group, and nowhere is that more evident than on opener “Sleeping Around the Corner,” one of the most low-key fun songs of 2017. With hooks for days, it’s a masterclass example of the shameless pop that the band perfected in the ’70s and ’80s, with a perfectly balanced melodic structure anchoring those impossible-to-imitate hard-love aphorisms that the band was always so good at. (“If you want me to stay, you got to let me go,” Buckingham sings, whatever the hell that means.) Forget the reunion: This one might be better than the real thing. — Nate Rogers

5. Aldous Harding — “Imagining My Man”

In “Imagining My Man,” New Zealand singer/songwriter Aldous Harding sets the scene, and pulls mercilessly at heart strings, with this simple and profound utterance: “It’s not what I thought / And it’s not what I pictured / When I was imagining my man.”The song’s earnest examination of expectations, desire, and regret, the tender and cutting sides of new love, acts as a shot of blackstrap molasses. It’s slow-moving and bittersweet, filled with stuff that is good for you and stuff that is decidedly not—a touch of danger amidst all the essential nutrients.

Harding’s voice takes center stage among a simple piano repetition, soft guitar picking and gentle drum taps, hushed and soaring, inviting the listener to step inside an experience that is deeply personal and wholly universal. It’s one of this year’s finest confessions. And who knew that the quick “Hey!” that dots the chorus could be so controversial? The merits of the cheerful interstitial have been debated ad nauseum this year. It’s unexpected and saccharine, as jarring as it is welcome amidst a series of otherwise wistful and powerful lines. Love or hate it, the “Hey!” made the year’s most arresting folk ballad that much more intriguing, and proved Harding much more complex than the “goth folk” tag affixed to her past works. — Erin Osmon

4. Alex Cameron — “Marlon Brando”

Despite being the best song on the album, “Marlon Brando” wasn’t chosen as a single to Alex Cameron’s years-in-the-making Forced Witness—and when you get to the second verse, you know why. After some upbeat, bouncy synths set the scene—synths that recall Hans Zimmer’s marimba theme to True Romance (itself inspired by Carl Orff’s “Gassenhauer,” used in Badlands); synths that make you feel like you’re starting a movie about people that you’re supposed to be rooting for—only then do we hear the story. And to put it bluntly, it’s a story about a real piece of shit.

“An angel, standing right there before my very eyes,” Cameron opens. “A vision on the arm of another man, but, baby, this should come as no surprise.” OK, nothing too out of the ordinary there. But after the other man apparently says something to our narrator, that’s when the vitriol starts. That’s when we get to The Line: “You tell that little faggot call me faggot one more time.” The first time you hear it, it’ll stop you dead in your tracks. It’s legitimately shocking to hear in a pop song, and you have to consider the substantial risk that came with including it, considering the fairly likely scenario that people would hear it, be disgusted, and turn it off. But it’s a risk that pays dividends, because it encourages listeners to consider more closely the story that they’re listening to—and at that point they’ll realize that even though the song sounds like a hero’s tale, it reads like an exposé.

The most clever thing about Alex Cameron’s approach to critiquing the white, straight, male psyche is that his machismo-based ’80s sound is a perfect representation of what the people in his songs feel like the soundtrack to their life should be. And at that level of obliviousness, sometimes you can’t help but laugh. But the longer the joke goes on, the more it becomes a tragedy. — Nate Rogers

3. Thundercat — “Show You the Way” feat. Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins

Nowadays, it seems like anybody with some charisma can grab a producer and become a pop star, but once upon a time in the ’70s, the pop charts were filled with folks like Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Daryl Hall—charismatic personalities who also happened to be experts at music too.

From the retroactive genre title “yacht rock” to 40-Year-Old Virgin’s historic “Yah mo burn this place to the ground” scene, there’s been a notion among the hipster generation that Michael McDonald’s legacy is something to laugh at. But if ever McDonald, or Kenny Loggins, began to think yacht rock gags had crossed the line of disrespect, Thundercat’s “Show Me the Way” was their unforeseen chance to set it straight: In case you didn’t know, these are all-time music legends we’re joking about. Loggins’s falsetto proves timeless, and McDonald’s sizzling vocals and chords could liquefy a Rhodes piano.

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner himself found their appearances “very funny,” but this is a man who’s also likened his own vocal chops to farting into a microphone; if there’s one thing the virtuoso bassist has mastered in his solo career, it’s the balance of somehow perpetually goofing around while exerting dead-serious skill the entire time. McDonald and Loggins showed Bruner the way of seasoned songwriting, and in return, he’s showed them the way of making self-deprecating humor into a masterpiece. — Jamie Lawlor

2. Lorde — “Green Light”

How many signifiers of euphoria can Lorde fit into one four-minute burst? On “Green Light,” she goes for broke, ticking the boxes for skyscraping hooks and four-on-the-floor beats; disco pulse and Springsteen grandeur; electronic tics, drum rolls, a full diva vocal turn; the central metaphor is all about driving, for godsake.

For a song about desire—about grabbing opportunities even amidst sadness and uncertainty, loving fearlessly even after getting hurt—she takes the full-on maximalist approach. Staggeringly, the whole thing works—and for that, credit is due to hitmaker du jour Jack Antonoff, who helmed some great music by P!nk, Taylor Swift, and St. Vincentthis year, but may have found his perfect muse in Lorde, whose self-professed love for capital-M Melodrama meshes well with his showman’s flair, his unerring belief in the life-giving pleasures of pure pop.

And this is the good stuff—the straight dope: Antonoff orchestrates its perfect build, somehow sounding inevitable and sleek even as more and more elements pile on; it cuts it off when you’re sure another round or two of the chorus wouldn’t hurt, and you lurch away wanting more. But it’s Lorde who steers it all. There’s nothing glib or detached in her performance; this isn’t pop as nostalgia or as kitsch. It’s pop as life and death—as seizing the moment. She wants it, and she won’t let go. — Josh Hurst

1. Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”

It’s kind of curious, watching the real-time reaction of a legitimate classic being born. March 30 was an ordinary workday until Kendrick Lamar released “HUMBLE.,” but as soon as that video was out, it spread across the landscape like a funky disease, echoing from offices and houses and street corners. 2017 wasn’t the first year in which the technology allowed for a song to be able to spread that quickly and completely, but it very well might have been the first time that one was immediately powerful enough to do it.

So how did Kendrick pull off an all-timer? Well, he definitely didn’t start by watching Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, that’s for sure (it’s never too late to work in an Adam Levine hologram into a remix, K. Dot), but therein lies the genius of the song: By creating a hook that critiques the bravado so routinely fallen back upon by his contemporaries, he built a path to slyly slip into that mode himself—which, it should be noted, he’s fucking great at. The irony, of course, is that if anyone in music has earned the right to cheese on the world until the end of time, it’s Kendrick (how many people can say that Obama paged them and have it most likely be true?), but that disinterest in the norm is part of why he’s unequivocally the best rapper alive.

Quantifying DAMN. is a little tough—there’s a very good case for “DNA.” to be the best song on the album—but it’s a fool’s errand to try and pretend like “HUMBLE.” isn’t the song that will define not only Kendrick Lamar in 2017, but also simply culture at large. On an ordinary day, it arrived as a transmission from a humbly proud voice lifted up amongst a sea of downturned heads. And before long, Kendrick took a seat, and we all picked up where he left off. — Nate Rogers

WHERE TO GET VEGAN & VEGETARIAN FOOD IN AUSTIN

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This is Austin – the home of all-natural, organic, and locally-sourced highs.

Finding vegan and vegetarian menu options around town is easy, but getting to the good stuff may still take some research. Discover a few of our favorite spots below, and find many more with our list of Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Austin.

And if you just want a delicious non-meat burger, see our favorite Veggie Burgers in Austin!


BRUNCH SPOTS

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Mother’s Cafe & Garden

4215 Duval St

Mother’s Cafe & Garden has been an Austin vegetarian favorite since the 80s’. This quaint little spot is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood and prides itself in serving up vegetarian and vegan home-style meals fit for any dietary need. Mother’s serves up daily soup specials; one vegetarian and one vegan and are always on point. Pro-tip: If you’re looking for a more relaxed brunch spot away from all the crowded downtownies – this is the place.

Must haves: Soup of the day, artichoke enchiladas. 


Bouldin Creek Cafe

1900 S 1st St

Austin wouldn’t be Austin without Bouldin Creek Cafe. All of Bouldin Creek’s coffee is locally roasted, organic and fair trade. Bouldin may be best known for its coffee but the breakfast menu is one of the best around and not just because you can get it all day. But they also make a mean veggie burger if breakfast isn’t your thing. Feeling fancy? Try one of their purple ladies – a lavender infused champagne or a pink lady with a touch of rose. But be prepared to wait about 30 minutes for a table during brunch – this place has a devoted brunch following.

Must haves: “The Leveler” (Guinness, espresso, and chocolate), potato leek omelet, veggie burger


Counter Culture

626 N Lamar Blvd

This East Side gem offers all those comfort foods that no one wants to give up going vegan. Daily specials offer regulars a new vegan dishes daily. It’s hard to make a vegan macaroni and cheese but Counter Culture nails it with their creamy cashew sauce that could win over die-hard cheese fanatics. Everything is made fresh and with locally sourced produce when available. Bonus, Counter Culture offers Thanksgiving meals to-go. Just place an order and they’ll have it ready for you Wednesday.

Must haves: Lavender lemonade (when available), mac and cheese, stuffed French toast


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Mr. Natural

2414 S Lamar Blvd

1901 E Cesar Chavez St

Mr. Natural may be the end of all of all-vegetarian restaurants in Austin. Mr. Natural has been serving up American eats and baked goods since 1988. With a menu full of award-winning original recipes like their tres leches everything here is the best bet. Mr. Natural is technically vegetarian but most of their offerings are vegan unless you want cheese added. Mr. Natural is the kind of place you can bring your diehard meat-loving friend. You know the one who cringes at the thought of “fake meat.” Mr. Natural is also taking orders until the Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving vegan pies from fruit filled to the traditional pecan. Yes, please.

Must haves: Tres leches, migas taco, vegan queso


FOOD TRUCKS/TRAILERS


The Vegan Nom

120 East North Loop-B

‘Rockin’ Vegan Tacos’ is what Vegan Nom proudly claims to specialize in, and we couldn’t possibly disagree. This East North Loop food truck serves up delicious Mexican-inspired vegan tacos that are as amusingly named as they are irresistible.

Must haves: Birdie Sanders Buf’Chkn


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Arlo’s

900 Red River St

1700 E. 6th

2908 Fruth

Skip the soggy pizza stands on 6th Street and try out Arlo’s. This trailer, parked inside Cheer Up Charlie’s has a savory menu to soak up all those late night regrets. You won’t make bad decisions here.

Must haves: Sweet potato fries, bac’n cheese burger, street taco


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Conscious Cravings

4209 Airport Blvd

1311 S. 1st Street
OK not all vegan food is healthy – believe it or not. But Conscious Cravings brings a menu of healthy lighter vegan meals and there’s pretty fucking delicious. They have turned the art of creating vegan hot wraps into a science. With 9 different wraps to choose from variety isn’t an issue.

Must haves: Eggless tofu salad, chimichurri seitan wrap


Biscuits and Groovy

1210 Barton Springs Rd

Biscuits and Groovy serves up biscuits topped with things like chives, eggs, colby jack cheese, jalapenos, and pretty much anything else delicious you can imagine. They also happen to offer completely vegetarian versions of their entire menu, which is good news for you and all other vegetarians who stop by the food trailer.

Must haves: The M.C. Hammer (sans meat)


BRICK AND MORTARS

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Casa De Luz

1701 Toomey

If you’re fed up with the meat sweats, or just want to improve your already-vegetarian diet with an especially nourishing meal, plan to go to Casa De Luz. Tucked away remotely in South Austin, Casa De Luz feels less like a restaurant than a peacefully quiet, completely hidden cafeteria.

Must haves: Whatever they’re serving that day


Citizen Eatery

5011 Burnet Rd

New vegetarian or vegan options are always welcome additions to the Austin food landscape, and Citizen Eatery is no exception. The Burnet restaurant specializes in healthy, sustainably farmed meatless meals that include old favorites like vegan queso, sweet potato chips, wheat toast with avocado, and much more. See their full menu here.


The Beer Plant

3110 Windsor Rd

If you’ve been looking for a really good spot to grab a cocktail and a 100% vegan meal, look no further than the aptly named Beer Plant. This place has it all: craft beer, wine, and cocktails and a fully plant-based menu.

Must haves: Black Truffle Fries


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Veggie Heaven

1611 W 5th. St. Suite 135

The recently revived Veggie Heaven is a paragon of Austin’s vegan and vegetarian food scene. They’ve long been a dependable place for astoundingly delectable meatless options. Pay them a visit them on West 5th Street and remember why they’re so awesome.

Must haves: Protean Nuggets


Bamboo Bistro

6818 West Gate Blvd

11101 Burnet Rd

Bamboo Bistro is a well-loved standby for those who abstain from meat in Austin. It’s also the perfect spot to go if your group is made up of vegetarians and meat eaters. There’s enough delicious options for everyone to leave the restaurant smiling.

Must haves: Tofu Lo Mein


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The Clay Pit

1601 Guadalupe St
The Clay Pit is one of, if not the best Indian restaurants in town. To that point, they of course, have a ton of vegetarian meal options that will have your mouth watering in no time at all. The Clay Pit’s menu can be almost intimidatingly vast, but that’s not a problem when everything is this good.

Must haves: Catering Tawa Station with Samosa and Aloo Tikki Chaat.


The Soup Peddler

2801 S Lamar Blvd.

4631 Airport Blvd.
You’ve got to love Soup Peddler. It’s the best spot in town for the unbeatable combo that is a grilled cheese sandwich and smoothie. No matter how you’re feeling, this is a pairing of food and drink that is pretty much guaranteed to get you feeling 100% again.

Must haves: Basil Pesto and Provolone Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Old Faithful Smoothie


DESSERTS

Sweet Ritual

4631 Airport Blvd, Suite 125

Who says that vegan food can’t be decadent? For that matter, who says that ice cream has to be? Since 2011, Sweet Ritual has been doing an enviable job of flipping both of those conventions on their heads with their rotating cast of artisanal-made ice cream alternatives.

Must haves: Rocky road and cookie dough


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Bananarchy

603 W Live Oak St

This place is what geniuses are made of. At Bananarchy dessert is really simple –bananas dipped in chocolate (or peanut butter, vanilla or vegan chocolate) and rolled in a variety of sugary paradise from M&Ms to Oreo cookies. But these aren’t just any bananas they are Fair Trade. This means that the bananas are purchased from farms that require standards for fair pay and safe working conditions for everyone involved in production. And just recently their chocolate, including the vegan chocolate, has become fair trade certified as well.

Must haves: Banana!


Capital City Bakery

2211 E Cesar Chavez St
For the non-believers – it’s true. Vegans can have their cake and eat it too. This award-winning bakery has been serving up desserts and cupcakes since 2010. Capital City Bakery has a storefront on Cesar Chavez, where the treats are made daily and from locally sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible. Plus the rotating cupcake menu brings new flavors every Monday!

Must haves: Peanut butter crunch cupcake, cinnamon roll, cheesecake


Check out our full list of places to get vegetarian and vegan food in Austin right here!

Christmas Eve Feels

You know that feeling that you get – the same feeling that you’d get on Christmas Eve as a child – where you know something really great is just around the corner?  It might be that your best friend is visiting for the weekend and you’re about to scoop her at the airport… or you’re running your first marathon in the morning and can’t seem to fall asleep from the anticipation… or it’s the first Friday of ACL and you can just feel the energy in the air.

It’s exactly that. It’s an energy inside, like the feeling of butterflies in your stomach.  And the absolute best thing is when it shows up completely unexpected.  I got this feeling a few Saturdays ago over at Emo’s when one of my closest lady friends took me to a show. I only knew that she was super excited to see this band, so I of course was just happy knowing that she was excited.  Not expecting too much, but also knowing her great taste in music, I happily got ready for a Saturday night that I knew would be different from just “going out” downtown.

When you know someone really well, their actions can speak louder than words at times right? We arrive, home girl orders a double, and that’s my cue – it is on.  Something really good is about to happen.  No Christmas Eve Feels quite yet… maybe more like that feeling when you’re about to be surprised, and your gut is telling you that something’s up.

It took one song… not even a full song!  Best guess is that it happened during the bridge.  But they got me.  I’m in love with live music in general, but getting Christmas Eve Feels from a band so quickly doesn’t happen often enough.  And seeing as though tomorrow (!!!) is the day that the lineup is scheduled to be announced for ACL 2017, I thought that the timing was pretty spot on – so I’m calling it.  If these guys aren’t at ACL this year I’ll really wonder what the world is coming to.  This is that band that you see on the Friday of ACL that jump starts the entire weekend – the one around 4pm when you’re cracking open your first IPA… or perhaps wondering why the yummy-smelling-hippie-who-let-you-rub-her-essential-oils-on-your-body-and-now-you’re-best-friends just sold you an entire water bottle of wine that clearly must be gone in an hour or else it’ll be too warm to drink… or when you’re trying to maneuver the flask of vodka from your inappropriately short cut offs without the adorable pink-haired 4 year old seeing any of your bits.  The band that everyone meets at when you’ve all shut down and disconnected from the work week and it’s officially ACL – the one that launches your 3-Day Weekend of Adult Christmas.

This is that “4pm Friday of ACL” band; I’d put money on it.  I can’t tell you why, other than the obvious talent that is not made so obvious from my iPhone-that-thinks-its-a-flip-phone video… but my Christmas Eve Feels have never been wrong.

Oh, and their name is The Revivalists.  Check them out!!! And if you like what you hear let me know! Simply because it’ll make me happy that maybe someone else also got to experience Christmas Eve Feels, too. 🙃

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Austin Downtown Experience | Countdown to Round 2!

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It’s time for another Poolside Networking Happy Hour!  South Austin Brewery,  Mighty Swell,  Cathead Vodka and Gypc Girl Photography  – can’t wait to play with you all! 🍸

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ATXexperience tonight so that we can cyber stalk you for photos later 💋

Parking info:
Parking garage gates will be open from 6-9pm for free parking. Yes, you will be able to exit after 9pm without a fob. When you arrive, take the stairs in the Northwest corner of the garage down to the first floor and walk around to the front door of the building on Rainey St. Once you enter the building the elevators are to the right at the end of the hallway. Pool is on the 8th floor.