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With the music portion of SXSW beginning in earnest on Wednesday, March 16, I thought I’d follow up Jeff’s list and post additional Old 97’s appearances I’ve found so far.

Thursday, March 17, the boys will be the last of five acts playing for the New West Party (1pm-6pm) at the Belmont on 305 West 6th Street between Guadalupe & Lavaca. ****Please note: this is by invitation only.

Their official showcase is at Antone’s on 213 W. 5th Street at Lavaca. The 97’s hit the stage at 12:00AM right after the legendary Emmy Lou Harris plays at 11PM.

Friday, March 18 is shaping up to be a very busy day beginning at the ungodly hour (ungodly for a SXSW attendee/performer anyway) of 8:30AM. The entire band will be part of the KGSR live broadcast from the Four Seasons located on 98 San Jacinto Blvd at Cesar Chavez.

For a $5 donation to the Seton-Shivers Center, you’ll get breakfast and four hours of exclusive live interviews and performances by SXSW featured artists. If you’re a fan of  all-nighters, you can see the full list of musical types here. And while you’re at it, be a sport and grab an energy drink or four for our bleary-eyed blokes.

At 9:45AM, Rhett and Murry are going to hoof it over to the Hilton at 500 East 4th Street at Neches to perform a short set for KUT.

After the full band’s 4:00PM appearance for Brooklyn Vegan at Barbarella’s Patio at 615 Red River Street, Rhett and Murry will high-tail it over to Maggie Mae’s at 6th & Trinity for their final stop of SXSW at the Gibson Guitar Day Party at 5:00PM before heading North to Dallas.

Good thing these venues are in close proximity to each other.

Hope all of you attending SXSW have a spectacular time. A little advice to any festival newbies: make your lists of must-sees, but be prepared to alter your plans and just roll with it. Embrace the wonderful weirdness that is Austin. You’ll be glad you did.