SXSW 2011: Ten S/T-Approved Acts At Wednesday’s Showcases

The Artist/Latest Release: Colourmusic, My _____ is Pink (Memphis Industries, May 10th)

The Showcase: Oklahoma @ Friends, 208 E 6th St., 9 p.m.

What To Expect: Insanity. There’s a reason Wayne Coyne’s hanging out with his countrymen in this video.

The Artist/Their Latest Release: 1, 2, 3, New Heaven (Frenchkiss, available this summer)

The Showcase: Frenchkiss @ The Parish, 214 E 6th St., 10 p.m.

What To Expect: Heatstroke hooks that’d leave you lusting after spring if you were anywhere but Austin right now.

The Artist/Their Latest Release: Brahms, Add It Up 7” (self-released, 2011)

The Showcase: Flowerbooking @ Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room, 323 E 6th St., 10 p.m.

What To Expect: Icy synth-pop that doesn’t hide behind laptops or samplers; more like racks of keyboards, live loops, and clanging chords.

The Artist/Latest Release: Matthewdavid, International (Brainfeeder, 2011)

The Showcase: Anticon. @ Mohawk, 912 Red River St., 10:10 p.m.

What To Expect: Blunted beats that’re a bit dreamier than your everyday FlyLo knockoff. Which explains why the man himself released the L.A. producer’s new, all-too-brief International EP.

The Artist/Latest Release: Sam Amidon, I See the Sign (Bedroom Community, 2010)

The Showcase: Brooklyn Vegan @ Swan Dive, 651 Red River St., 11 p.m.

What To Expect: Melancholic folk melodies offset with comedic stage banter and at least one R. Kelly cover.

The Artist/Their Latest Release: A Place To Bury Strangers, Exploding Head (Mute, 2009)

The Showcase: Prague, 422 Congress Ave., midnight

What To Expect: Earplugs. They’re not optional in this case.

Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg

The Artist/Latest Release: The Spinto Band, Slim and Slender EP (Park the Van, 2009)

The Showcase: Barbarella Patio, 615 Red River St., midnight

What To Expect: Delaware’s finest. Not sure what the means? Think: indie pop that’s irresistible rather than irksome, rounded out by synchronized dance moves and the occasional kazoo solo.

The Artist and His Latest Release: Dax Riggs, Say Goodnight To the World (Fat Possum, 2010)

The Showcase: Easy Tiger Patio, 709 E 6th St., 1 a.m.

What To Expect: The dude from Deadboy & the Elephantmen and Acid Bath delivers a blues hammer to your head, setting the stage for tonight’s Lonestar-popping after-parties right.

The Artist/Their Latest Release: The Twilight Sad, The Wrong Car EP (FatCat, 2010)

The Showcase: Creative Scotland @ Maggie Mae’s, 323 E 6th St., 1 a.m.

What To Expect: One of the only bands in the world that makes us want to weep uncontrollably and punch someone in the face at the same time.

The Artist/Latest Release: Egyptrixx, Bible Eyes (Night Slugs, 2011)

The Showcase: Greco-Roman/Night Slugs/Numbers @ Beauty Bar Backyard, 617 E 7th St., 1:10 a.m.

What To Expect: Peak-hour dance music of several colors and stripes for anyone who doesn’t want to go to bed before 5 on the first night.