Mixtape-SXSW

The Music portion of SXSW (we’re not even going to pretend like you don’t know what that acronym means) is as close to Mecca as you can get if you’re a lover of all things indie and undiscovered. For 25 years running it’s been the leading festival event in an industry that’s full of festival events. What’s it really about is discovering a bunch of bands even your plaid-wearing, PBR drinking friends haven’t heard of yet. We took the liberty of putting together some of our favorite artists and songs so you wouldn’t have to take a week off work and travel to Austin.

SXSW by Cool Material on Grooveshark

1. By Surprise by Gemini Club
Amazon: MP3 Album
2. Bossalinis & Fooliyones pt 2 by Main Attrakionz
Amazon: Album
3. White Doves by Young Empires
Amazon: MP3
4. Lovesick Teenagers by Bear In Heavan
N/A
Amazon: MP3 Ablum
5. Up by The Black and White Years
Amazon: MP3
6. It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning by We Were Promised Jetpacks
Amazon: MP3 Album
7. Switchblade Smiles by Kasabian
Amazon: MP3 Album
8. Gold Dust by Flux Pavilion
Amazon: MP3 Album
9. Ciervos by Astro
Amazon: N/A
10. You Don’t Know Me by Apparat
Amazon: MP3 Album
Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.