And remember: this is just one email account, for one publication, and this doesn’t include straight showcases. Which means this is just a fraction of the parties being thrown this week, each with great music, good people, and probably, free food and drinks. And there still coming in! So see ya there?
SXSW Media Kickoff Party, sponsored by ACL Live and Giant Noise. Wednesday, March 13th @ ACL Live.
Vyclone. Party and performances on their double-decker British bus (parked outside the Convention Center, bands Wednesday through Friday).
Getty Images, The Feed VIP Party ,Monday, March 11th).
Sonos Studio @ SXSW, March 11th-March 15th.
Asos Music Lounge Presented by Red Touch Media, March 14th-16th.
Spotify House (open with performances, March 11th-15th)
Spotify Live free concert featuring Kendrick Lamar, Cazzette, Youngblood Hawke and DJ Hesta Prynn, March 13th. Also sponsored by McDonald’s.
Quantum Collective + Whole Foods + Amazon MP3 present: SouthWest Invasion Party. March 15th & 16th.
Rachel Ray’s Feedback House Party at Banger’s. Wednesday through Saturday, with partners Blue Moon Brewing Company, Honest Tea, Jabra, Sara Lee, and others.
Songza for SXSW Happy Hour, Monday.
FryDaye 2013 (presented by The Frye Company and InGrooves Fontana), March 15th.
GSD&M presents The Industry Party, with partners wiredrive, Company 3, Beast, whil., Southwest Airlines, and others. March 11th.
Nylon Party @ The W. March 15th.
Buddy Holly Foundation Party. March 12th.
Deli NYC Party @ J. Blacks. March 13th.
Dogfish Head & Blurt Magazine Party @ The Ginger Man. March 14th.
MPressFest, Soho Lounge. March 16th.
True Religion Cocktail Party. March 15th.
Canadian Blast BBQ. March 13th.
The Sonicbids Official SXSW Party (with Jansport and the Planetary Group). March 15th.
Rolling Stone ‘Rock Room’ Day Parties. March 16th and 17th.
Various invites for parties from Gracenote, VH1, Vice, and Bing parties that got lost or misremembered somewhere.
Feed the Beat presented by Taco Bell featuring Passion Pit (with technology partner Bulldog DM). March 11th.
dataday: COCKTAILS! by Hill+Knowlton Strategies. March 10th.
Fast Company Grill, March 9th-10th.
VICE’s Viceland. March 12th-16th.
SPIN at Stubb’s. March 15th.
Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel. March 13th-16th.
Stereogum at Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel, March 15th.
MashBash at SXSW 2013. March 10th.
BrooklynVegan Day Parties, March 13th-16th.
TastemakerX & Say Media SXSWi 2013 Party, March 11th.
Panache Annual Hangover Party. March 17th.
EVNTLIVE, SXSW Private Company Launch Party, March 15th.
Urban Outfitters: Rookie Magazine Day Party, March 13th.
Daily Motion screenings at the Hideout. March 9th-15th.
Pandora Discovery Den and Pandora Porch. March 12th-15th.
HGTV and Paste Present: The Stages on Sixth. March 13th-16th.
Filter on Rainey (full-day takeover of Rainey Street, all week.)
Filter on Cedar Street (their other ongoing party).
NASA Webb Telescope Events at SXSW. Huge party March 10th, other festivities and events during the week.
Berklee College of Music, 8th Annual SXSW Party. March 15th.
Hot97 parties/events on Thursday & Friday (waiting to here more).
Sennheiser + Paste Interactive Studio Party. March 10th.
Converse x Thrasher Magazine: Death Match. March 13th.
MTVu Woodies Festival. March 14th (broadcasting on March 17th).
Oh, and we somehow missed invitations from Perez Hilton, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and MySpace, among others…