The 10 best SXSW 2012 parties

Who to see and where to hang when you're not eating BBQ-ed food in Austin, Texas this year.

SXSW, the annual music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas, is almost upon us. Before it hits, we’ve trawled through all the party invites to pick our 10 best SXSW parties to keep you sorted for music from Dummy favourites from Wednesday to Sunday, listed in chronological order below. Artists of the moment you really shouldn’t miss are Grimes, Nite Jewel and two rising stars from London: Kindness and Kwes. Plus the ball of energy that Hudson Mohawke & Lunice come up with in their debut performance as TNGHT will definitely be worth catching. And, of course, we’d love to see you at our own showcase on Wednesday 14th March, which will feature Austin’s own Pure X (pictured right at our party last year) playing their first ever official show. Full details below.

1. Software/Group Tightener unofficial party with Alan Braxe, Mike Simonetti, Napolian and more
Wed 14th March // Details

2. Dummy XO official party with Blondes, Nguzunguzu, Pure X, Korallreven, d’Eon, Sleep ∞ Over, Mirror Mirror and CFCF
Wed 14th March // Details

3. Friends of Friends day party with Shlohmo, Salva, LOL Boys, Groundislava and more
Thurs 15th March // Details

4. Yours Truly X Gorilla Vs Bear official party with Jimmy Cliff, THEESATISFACTION, Kindness, Jacques Greene and more
Thurs 15th March // Details

5. IHEARTCOMIX official party with Light Asylum, Pictureplane, Nguzunguzu, and more
Thurs 15th March // Details

6. Secretly Canadian party with Nite Jewel, Gauntlet Hair and more
Thurs 15th March // Details

7. Pitchfork official showcase with The-Dream, Grimes, Nicholas Jaar and more
Thurs 15th March // Details

8. Nonclassical showcase with the Aiana String Quartet, Owen Weaver and more
Fri 16th March // Details

9. Warp & Friends parties with TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke & Lunice), Kwes, Daedelus and more
Sat 17th March // Details

10. Icee Hot party with Lazor Sword, Jacques Greene, Brenmar, Blondes, Grown Folk and more
Sat 17th March // Details

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