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Unofficial SXSW events: The music continues despite 2020 cancellation

There are limitless events taking place throughout the week even though SXSW 2020 has been canceled.

AUSTIN, Texas — While South by Southwest 2020 has officially been canceled, a lot of unofficial things are transpiring behind the scenes.

Although the City of Austin may have enforced tougher restrictions on events of 2,500 people or more, Austin will not be closing down entirely. And the thousands who rely on the annual festival for income will continue to work to throw events.

Unofficially, limitless live music events are currently in the works between March 13 through 22. Here are just a handful:

Note: All events are subject to cancellation.

Antone's Nightclub (March 13)
ATX Embassy Nonprofit Expo and showcase with Magna Carda, Jackie Venson, Kalu & the Electric Joint, Los Coast and more

Cheer Up Charlies (Friday, March 13)
Dankfest with Being Dead, Capture Phase, Closed for Cleaning, Dorio, the Freakout, Hotmom and more

Come & Take It Live (March 13)
SIMS Foundation benefit with Hanna Barakat, Chasing After Alice, Worhol, Lady Starbeast, and Gandhi's Gun

Empire Control Room & Garage (March 13-15)
Music Tech Mashup with Young Costello, Madaline, the Big News, RCAs, Questlove, D'Vibes, Super Jam, 5-D, Dred Scott and more

Hotel Vegas (March 13)
Do512 presents Galactic Interactive with Capyac, Pnthn, Many Wave, MeNd Adam, the Lagoons, Lord Friday the 13th and more

Flamingo Cantina (March 13-14)
South by San Anto with Young Costello, Madaline, the Big News, Metanoia, Nova Lux, Rats!Rats!Rats!, and more

Spider House Ballroom and Carousel Lounge (March 13-15)
Yeast by Sweet Beast Fest with Implodemute, Saak, Pyrethrum, Pastel Dynasty, MC Trachiotomy, ManifestiV, Bad Ties, Atlas Maior and more

Dirty Dog Bar (March 13-22)
Dirty Fest with Deceived by the Fallen, Under Subsidence, Immerse, Worm Suicide, We Are William, Her Worst Nightmare, Good Rat, Independent Limb, Embrace the Machine, Souls Extolled, Twin Void, Sightlyne, Thoughtpilot, Plz Respond, Eye of the Bermuda, Union Kain, Zahna, Color Chemistry, KOKO and many more

Hotel Vegas (March 14)
Soundcheck Saturday with White Denim, Calliope Musicals, Annabelle Chairlegs, TC Superstar and more

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Cheer Up Charlies (March 15)
Cyberbabes: A Femme & Queer Showcase

Parish (March 15)
South by Cypher with Magna Carda, Harry, Kydd Jones, Deezie Brown, Mike Melinoe, JSoulja and more

Blind Pig Pub (March 16)
KOKE FM rooftop showcase with Kolby Cooper, Micky and the Motorcars, Giovannie and the Hired Guns, Jonathan Terrell and more

Hole in the Wall (March 16)
Stars by Stars at Night with Nowherebound, the Butts, Better Now, Despero and more

Hotel Vegas (March 16)
Do512 and Covert Curiosity present Strange Brew 9 with Automatic, Being Dead, Blood, Carla Geneve and more

The Jackalope (March 16-18)
Kosha Dillz, Let's Mars, IndiviDúo, Float Like a Buffalo, Balto, Glass Mansions and more

Austin Eastciders Collaboratory (March 17-20)
Austin Folk Festival

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden (March 17)
Smokin', Shamrocks & Shenanigans with Molly Taylor & Denton Hatcher, Brad Stivers, Rochelle & the Sidewinders

The Far Out Lounge (March 17)
Shred Paddy's Day with The Well, Naked Giants, Crows, Cable Ties and more

Hotel Vegas (March 17)
Spring Break Boogie 9 Kickoff with The Spits and White Denim

The North Door (March 17)
JuiceLand presents: The Exploded Drawing Sound Summit 2020

The Sahara Lounge (March 17)
For Spite Presents: East X East Austin with Torino Black, CHEAP WAVE, Borhter Moses and more

C-Boy's Heart & Soul (March 17)
Shooks day party with Nané, Sadie & the Ladies, the Cuckoos

Paramount Theatre (March 17)
Ray Benson's Birthday Bash benefiting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)

Cheer Up Charlies (March 18-19)
AdHoc Free For All with Shopping, Mal Blum, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers and more

Continental Club (March 18)
Latinapalooza with Mariachi Las Coronelas, Patricia Vonne, Cecilia & the Broken Hearts and more

The Electric Church (March 18)
The Electric Space Program with Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, Max Pain and the Groovies, the Cuckoos and more

Hotel San José (March 18)
South X San José with The Texas Gentlemen, Caroline Rose, Ezra Furman and more

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden (March 18-21)
Sun Radio Sessions with Charley Crockett, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Band of Heathens and more

The ABGB (March 19-20)
Rambler presents the ABGB House Party with PR Newman, the Joe Jacksons, Strahan and the Good Nieghbors and more. Yard Dog party with Jon Langrod and the Far Forlorn, Churchwood and more

Cherrywood Coffeehouse (March 19)
Slime Fest with Plz Rspnd, Blue Tongue, the Loneliers and more

Hotel Vegas (March 19)
Levitation Day Party with The Black Lips, The Coathangers, Kokoroko and more

Luck, Texas (March 19-20)
Luck Reunion with Orville Peck, Amanda Shires, Shooks, Night Moves, Delta Spirit and more

Cheer Up Charlies (March 20)
Bushwig SXSW. The international festival of Drag, Music & Love comes to Austin featuring international drag artists like Gia Gunn as well as local queens like Noodles, Bulimianne Rhapsody, Cupcake, Tatiana Cholula, Papi Churro, Mars and more.

There are countless other events happening throughout the week through March 22. Even more events, courtesy of Do512, can be found here. And the Austin Chronicle has an ongoing list posted here.

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