Amber Farris of Somebody's Darling

Amber Farris of Somebody's Darling

Matthew Busch/Staff Photographer

If you'd rather skip the weeklong festivities of SXSW in Austin, with the festival's long lines, never-ending guessing game of who is playing where and the overwhelming amount of people, we suggest letting the music come to you. Many of the acts performing at SXSW are stopping in the Dallas-Fort Worth area before or after their Austin shows, giving you a more affordable and accessible way to enjoy your favorite bands.

So start making your plans now. Here are some acts performing in North Texas through April:

March 13

The Districts at the Loft, Dallas

Outfit TX, Maxo Kream at the Prophet Bar, Dallas

March 14

The Zombies at 35 Denton

Ian Moore at Three Links, Dallas

Somebody's Darling at the Foundry, Dallas

The Giving Tree Band, the Cerny Brothers at Magnolia Motor Lounge, Fort Worth

Surfer Blood 

Surfer Blood 

Bobby Keegan

March 15

Surfer Blood at Club Dada, Dallas

B. Dolan, Rubedo, Wheelchair Sports Camp at Lola's Saloon, Fort Worth

March 16

Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band at the Prophet Bar, Dallas

Whitehorse at Club Dada, Dallas

March 17

Twin Shadow at the Granada Theater, Dallas

Halsey, Olivver at Club Dada, Dallas

The Last Bison, Cereus Bright at the Prophet Bar, Dallas

Jackie Greene at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill, Dallas

The Bros. Landreth at Magnolia Motor Lounge, Fort Worth

March 18

Gang of Four at Trees, Dallas

Clean Bandit at the Granada Theater, Dallas

March 19

Black Milk at Three Links, Dallas

Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs at Club Dada, Dallas

The Skull at the Rail Club, Fort Worth

March 20

Milky Chance at South Side Ballroom, Dallas

Hawthorne Heights, Norma Jean at the South by So What festival at QuikTrip Park, Grand Prairie

The Bastard Suns at Three Links, Dallas

March 21

MisterWives, Børns at House of Blues, Dallas

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill, Dallas

Dilated Peoples, A.Dd+ at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill, Dallas

Castle at Lola's Saloon, Fort Worth

March 22

King Tuff, Diarrhea Planet at Spillover Fest in Deep Ellum

The Stone Foxes, Hey Marseilles at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill, Dallas

Dylan Gardner at House of Blues, Dallas

March 23

Jared & the Mill at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill, Dallas

Della Mae at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, Dallas

April 2

Of Montreal at Trees, Dallas

April 9

Green River Ordinance at the Main Street Arts Festival, Fort Worth

April 10

Cory Morrow at Billy Bob's Fort Worth

April 15

Smallpools at House of Blues, Dallas

April 16

Asleep at the Wheel at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

April 18

Ben Kweller at Shipping & Receiving, Fort Worth

April 23

The Ting Tings at the Granada Theater, Dallas

April 24

Luke Wade at the Real Texas Festival at the Mesquite Arena

April 25

AWOLNATION at Toyota Stadium, Frisco

April 30

Mystery Skulls at House of Blues, Dallas

Brenna Rushing is a Dallas freelance writer.

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