SXSW 2014 – EDM Showcases

SXSW 2014 – EDM Showcases

The music world has descended upon Austin, TX once again for SXSW! To help you plan out your week, we’ve assembled as much of the scattered information related to EDM shows as we could find into one convenient place.

Here’s the disclaimer: As those of you who have been to SXSW before know, event schedules can change a lot during the week, even the day of the event. Artists sometimes play multiple events per day, and trucking equipment from venue to venue through the crowded streets of Austin, among other difficulties, can cause schedule changes. You’ll have to keep your ears open on the streets.

Are we missing events or has a schedule changed? Let us know at [email protected].


How to Get in the Door

If you’re in possession of a badge or wristband, you most likely won’t have problems getting into all but the most popular of shows. For everyone else, we’ve provided a link where you can either RSVP to each show or learn more information. Have backup plans in mind each day!

The shows are broken out into three categories:

  • RSVP – RSVP for free on the link provided before the show
  • Tickets – Purchase a ticket online before the show
  • Info – See the link for further info, door tickets are likely for these shows


Wednesday – March 12th, 2014

6PM – MartyParty, Joker, Bird Peterson, Reid Speed, Mantis, AFK @ Voodoo Room

7:30PM – Zeds Dead, Ryan Hemsworth + more @ Lustre Pearl

8PM – Tommie Sunshine, The Disco Fries, Eric Sharp, Damien Anthony, Downlow’d, Our Time @ Silhouette (718 Congress)

9PM – Joachim Garraud, Le Castle Vania, JayCeeOh, Andrew Parsons @ Republic Live


Thursday- March 13th, 2014

12PM – OWSLA Showcase @ Empire Garage featuring Skrillex, Hundred Waters, Alex Metric, David Heartbreak, Amtrac, HeartsRevolution

2PM – Friends of Friends Day Party @ Barcelona featuring Nadastrom, Jerome LOL + more

7PM – JMBLYA Showcase @ Austin Music Hall featuring Steve Aoki, Wiz Khalifa, Loudpvck, Keys N Krates + more

7:30PM – Ultra Records Showcase @ Haven featuring Flosstradamus, SBCR from The Bloody Beetroots, Le Youth, Rebecca & Fiona, DJ Green Lantern, Henry Krinkle, Solidisco

8PM – Resident Advisor Showcase @ Elysium (705 Red River) featuring Shlohmo, Machinedrum, Jacques Greene, DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad, Jessy Lanza

8PM – Mad Decent Showcase @ Empire Garage featuring Paper Diamond, Cashmere Cat B2B Trippy Turtle, Grandtheft, Djemba Djemba B2B Mr. Carmack, What So Not, Gent & Jawns + more

9PM – Buygore Showcase @ Republic Live featuring Borgore, Ookay, Caked Up, Ash Riser, Waxxie, Walt Grizzly, Furoche

9PM – RealMusic Showcase @ Kingdom featuring Alex Metric, Savant, Strange Talk, The Disco Fries, Razihel, Wax Motif

9PM – Play Me Records Showcase @ Voodoo Room featuring Reid Speed B2B Fei Fei, Mantis, Singularity, Vaski, Them Lost Boys, Dirt Monkey, Proper Villains, Le Doom

9PM – Morgan Page @ Summit


Friday- March 14th, 2014

12PM – Future Classic Showcase @ Empire Garage featuring Cashmere Cat, Classixx, What So Not + more

2PM – The Air Up There @ 219 West featuring SuperVision, Wick-It the Instigator, Kastle + more

6:30PM – HARD Showcase @ 1100 Warehouse featuring Boys Noize, Destructo, Gorgon City, Wax Motif, Just Blaze, Bob Moses

8PM – AM Only Showcase @ The Main featuring Dog Blood, Loudpvck, Milo & Otis, Valentino Khan, Green Lantern, What So Not + more

8PM – Fool’s Gold Showcase @ Empire Garage featuring Low Pros (A-Trak & Lex Luger), Treasure Fingers, gLAdiator + more

8PM – Windish Agency Electronic Showcase @ Haven featuring Caspa, Twrk, Cashmere Cat, Giraffage, Bixel Boys, Lee Bannon

9PM – Warpath Group Showcase @ Voodoo Room featuring Crizzly, Protohype, Caked Up, Reid Speed, Mantis, AFK, Razihel, TBMA, Proper Villains, Crystal Vision

9PM – Legends of House Showcase @ Republic Live featuring Junior Sanchez, Doc Martin, Todd Terry, Charles Feelgood, Toddy B

9PM – DJ Vice @ Summit


Saturday- March 15th, 2014

1PM – Quadbeats Showcase @ Geisha Room featuring Reid Speed, AFK, Mantis, Proper Villains

7PM – Too Turnt Up @ Mohawk featuring Flosstradamus, Loudpvck, Djemba Djemba, Alex Young, Waka Flocka Flame + more

8PM – SMOG vs Firepower @ Republic Live featuring Datsik B2B 12th Planet, Protohype B2B Flinch, SPL, AFK, Truth, Fei Fei, Son of Kick, Infuze, Carvar & Clock, Pawn

8PM – OWSLA All Stars @ The Main featuring Skrillex, Kill the Noise, Alvin Risk + more

9PM – Tiesto @ Rio Rooftop


Sunday- March 16th, 2014

9PM – Manufactured Superstars @ Summit


Euphoria Festival 2014 Lineup

Euphoria Festival 2014 Lineup

Euphoria Music Festival announced their 2014 lineup today. The event will be held just outside Austin, TX at Carson Creek Ranch on April 25th-26th, 2014. Camping is availble! Tickets are available here
Euphoria Festival 2014 Lineup

Zeds Dead
Gareth Emery
Beats Antique
Bro Safari
Koan Sound
Simon Patterson
Keys ‘N Krates
+ more

EDC Texas 2014 and Nocturnal Texas 2014 – Not Happening

EDC Texas 2014 and Nocturnal Texas 2014 – Not Happening

EDC Texas 2014

There’s been a lot of questions floating around social media lately about either EDC coming to Texas or Nocturnal Texas returning. Well, if you didn’t know already, we’re here to crush your dreams. Neither will be happening in 2014.

Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events, the production company behind both the Electric Daisy Carnival and Nocturnal Wonderland branded festivals, announced via Twitter that 2014 will not be the year they make a return to Texas. How did everyone get their hopes up only to be disappointed? We’ll discuss that below.

EDC Texas 2014

Nocturnal Texas 2014

The Cancellation of Nocturnal Festival Texas

Nocturnal Festival Texas

In early 2013, the EDM lovers of Texas were anxiously awaiting the announcement of another installment of what had become the premiere dance music event in the entire state. After some negative signs (Meltdown getting scheduled for Nocturnal’s former weekend), it was announced that there would be no Nocturnal Festival Texas in 2013. Not surprisingly, Insomniac was losing money on the festival every year. Do you remember all the top talent AND room on the dance floor? As much as we all loved it, it couldn’t go on any further.


EDC Texas??

Then came Insomniac’s announcement that the various EDC stops around the country were going to stay limited to the cities that had already been announced plus a “soon to be determined city in Texas.” Ragers rejoice! Were we about to say goodbye to Nocturnal only to see something even better come to Texas?

EDC Texas


So, what city in Texas will host EDC?

Back in May 2013, we did a write up of the likely venues that could host EDC Texas. One of the most likely locations was Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, which is owned by the same company as Las Vegas Motor Speedway, host of the main EDC festival. We got an exclusive interview with Eddie Gossage, President of Texas Motor Speedway, who told us that while there were discussions to have EDC Texas there, the two parties could not come to an agreement. As Eddie put it, he had a “pen in hand” to sign the deal, but they couldn’t see eye to eye on the dollars.

Texas Motor Speedway

Then…the silence

In the second half of 2013, after months of silence, it became apparent that there would be no EDC Texas soon. Finally, Pasqualle put the speculation to rest with the tweets above. Now all we have left is the hope for 2015. will keep you updated on any future developments!


In the meantime, 2014 is already looking like it will have the most EDM events in Texas ever! Check out our Texas EDM calendar for a full listing of events in the cities near you.

Life in Color 2014 – Austin & Houston

Life in Color 2014 – Austin & Houston

The “world’s largest paint party” known as Life in Color just announced Phase 1 of their 2014 Unleash tour and it will be coming to Texas! The first stop will be a return to The Backyard in Austin on the first Saturday of April. The next weekend after that, the tour comes to Houston at a new location – Minute Maid Park!

Early bird tickets go on sale tomorrow – – More dates to be announced soon!

Life in Color Houston Austin 2014

April 5th, 2014 – The Backyard, Austin

April 12th, 2014 – Minute Maid Park, Houston

UME 2014 Lineup – Headliners Are Here!

UME 2014 Lineup – Headliners Are Here!

The headliners for UME 2014 (or the Ultimate Music Experience Festival) were announced this week! Lots of big names and a variety of high energy EDM genres are sure to make this another great installment of the famous spring break party.

The festival will run from March 13-15, 2014 at Schlitterbahn Beach Water Park in South Padre Island, TX. Artists for the pre-party on March 12 at Clayton’s Beach Resort are yet to be announced.

Tickets are available here! Get them now before prices go up!

UME 2014 Lineup

Thursday, March 13, 2014




Pegboard Nerds


Friday, March 14, 2014


Zeds Dead

Paper Diamond

Keys ‘N Krates


Saturday, March 15, 2014


Boys Noize

Sandro Silva


Lights All Night Schedule 2013 – Set Times

Lights All Night Schedule 2013 – Set Times

Lights All Night 2013 Schedule LAN Set Times

Friday, December 27th, 2013

The Mothership Stage

4:15-5:15 – DJ Contest Winner

5:30-6:30 – Fergie DJ

6:45-7:45 – The Knocks (DJ Set)

8:15-9:15 – Icona Pop

9:45-10:45 – Carnage

11:00-12:15 – Fedde Le Grand

12:30-2:00 – Deadmau5


Boombox Stage

4:00-5:00 – David Starfire

5:15-6:15 – Getter

6:30-7:30 – Green Lantern

7:30-8:30 – HeRobust

8:45-9:45 – Le Castle Vania

10:00-11:00 – Zomboy

11:15-12:30 – Grizmatik

12:45-2:00 – Krewella


Silent Disco Stage

4:00-5:00 – Willgood

5:00-6:00 – Spewcataclism

6:00-7:00 – Raging Pandas

7:00-8:00 – Teezy

8:00-9:00 – Jumbii

9:00-10:00 – Dallas Mafia

10:00-11:00 – Wizard

11:00-12:00 – Billy the Kid

12:00-1:00 – Maurice Tamraz

1:00-2:00 – Thriftworks


Saturday, December 28th, 2013

The Mothership Stage

4:00-5:00 – WishFM

5:00-6:00 – Cash Cash

6:15-7:15 – Matisse & Sadko

7:30-8:30 – Kill Paris

8:45-9:45 – BL3ND

10:00-11:00 – R3hab

11:15-12:30 – Nicky Romero

12:45-2:00 – Kaskade


Boombox Stage

4:00-5:00 – Solomon

5:00-6:00 – Protohype

6:00-7:00 – Nom de Strip

7:15-8:15 – Dirtyphonics

8:30-9:30 – Paper Diamond

9:45-10:45 – A-Trak

11:00-12:30 – Above & Beyond

12:45-2:00 – Major Lazer


Silent Disco Stage

4:00-5:00 – Team Unknowns

5:00-6:00 – Mikey Rodge

6:00-7:00 – Pass the 40

7:00-8:00 – CRod

8:00-9:00 – Black Market Pharmacy

9:00-10:00 – Jus-Stone

10:00-11:00 – Gamma

11:00-12:00 – Kid Kamillion

12:00-1:00 – Manic Focus

1:00-2:00 – D.V.S.