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Official Schedule for the SXYA Music Festival!

Posh makes her dream schedule of young adult lit bands.

Official Schedule for the SXYA Music Festival!

As some of you may know, the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is happening right now in Austin, TX, home to such national treasures as queso, Friday Night Lights and yr old pal Poshdeluxe! In honor of the music portion, which kicks off today, I thought it might be fun to make a list of YA bands I'd love to see live. Plus, I've already written up and revised my real list like, a hundred times, so this post seemed like a good distraction from the fact that I'M NOT DOWNTOWN YET GAH (but I will be, friends, I will be! Grab a free beer for me!).


Small Indie Stage:

The Great Tremolo (from Going Bovine by Libba Bray)
Killer ukulele solo! Free yard gnomes while supplies last!
Shooting Star (from If I Stay by Gayle Forman)
These guys are so good, they can bring the dead back to life.
The Hormones (from Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning)
I really hope they play "Hello Kitty Speedboat"!!!!

Corporate Sellout Stage:

Spinnerbait (from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen)
Two words: Hate Spinnerbait!
The Do-Gooders (from Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway)
Audrey's not the one who sucks, Evan. YOU DO!

Festival Headliners:

Truth Squad (from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen)
I think I'm gonna wear a shirt that says, "DEXTER WILL U MARRY ME?" Hopefully Remy won't mind.
Bikini (from If I Stay by Gayle Forman)
Brooke Vega is, like, the new Kathleen Hanna.
Copenhagen Interpretation (from Going Bovine by Libba Bray)
Who knows, maybe they'll show up this time?

Secret Show:

Crucifictorious (from Friday Night Lights which, I know, I know, isn't a YA book but come ON)
This is gonna be even better than the time last year when Kanye showed up at Perez Hilton's party! LANDRY I WANNA BE YR GROUPIE!


So, gang, now that you've seen my schedule, what did I miss? Any killer bands I need to add? Hipster shizz I need to avoid?

Although it won't be quite as exciting as SXYA, stay tuned for the real life adventures of Erin and me as we navigate the chaotic awesomeness of bands, nasty bathrooms and free beer that make up SXSW! And I'm still keeping my eyes peeled for Truth Squad, just in case...

Posh Deluxe's photo About the Author: Sarah lives in Austin, TX, where she programs films at the Alamo Drafthouse. Sarah enjoys fancy cocktails, dance parties and anything that sparkles (except vampires).