Editor’s note: This article was originally published March 15, 2014

In between your bold moves and free beer, you want to hear some music. Here are some picks from our team; as always, our suggestions cannot be contained. More ataustin360.com/sxsw .

DEBORAH SENGUPTA STITH

8 p.m. Childish Gambino: The angsty rap side project of comedian Donald Glover explores an array of aural textures from lushly melodic and hooky to highly experimental and discordant. (Butler Park Stage on Ladybird Lake)

9 p.m. Cody Chesnutt: A poetic iconoclast whose latest R&B release reverberates with pure soul. (Bungalow)

10 p.m. Dudu Tassa: A mix of classical Middle Eastern sounds and Israeli rock sung in both Hebrew and Arabic. (Russian House)

11:10 p.m. Dam Funk: The electro funk wizard who collaborated with Snoop Dogg a.k.a. Snoopzilla on "7 Days of Funk," one of the booty-shakingist records to drop last year. (North Door)

12:30 a.m. Mobb Deep: Hardcore East Coast hip-hop heroes. (1100 Warehouse)

1 a.m. Tribe Called Red: The Native American DJ crew mashes pow wow drums and chants together with hip-hop, reggae and dub step for an exhilarating mix of ancient and future sounds. (Russian House)

PETER BLACKSTOCK

8 p.m. The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: Sean Lennon’s band, yes, but what was once an acoustic duo is now a fully fleshed out psych-rock quintet. (The Parish)

9 p.m. Mandolin Orange: North Carolina duo Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz win hearts with their sweet and graceful country-folk. (Holy Mountain)

10 p.m. Fauntleroys: As if Alejandro Escovedo hadn’t been in enough bands already, here’s a new one, with old Chicago pal Nick Tremulis plus Ivan Julian and Linda Pitmon. (Saxon Pub)

11 p.m. Graham Reynolds/Golden Arm Trio: Don’t forget the Elephant during SXSW; the city’s coolest jazz room has some great acts, including longtime Rick Linklater composer Reynolds. (Elephant Room)

Midnight. Tom Maxwell & the Minor Drag: You may remember Maxwell from his Squirrel Nut Zippers days. Check out the hip rootsy jazz he’s doing on his own. (Victorian Room at the Driskill)

1 a.m. Ian Moore: Close out the fest at one of Austin’s classic venues with a native-son guitar slinger back from the Northwest to rock the house. (Continental Club)

ERIC WEBB

7:15 p.m. American Sharks: Austin-based punks having an affair with the metal genre. (Hotel Vegas)

9 p.m. The Pizza Underground: That Macaulay Culkin band doing Velvet Underground covers but with the lyrics changed to be about pizza you heard about on the Internet. I refuse to pretend that needs any additional sales pitch. (Buffalo Billiards)

10 p.m. Residual Kid: A truly enjoyable Austin noise punk band comprised of (very young) teenagers. Suddenly I realize I might have wasted my life. (Soho Lounge)

11 p.m. Shakey Graves: Ubiquitous, yet required. (Holy Mountain Backyard)

Midnight. The Eastern Sea: Local indie success story that promises gorgeous instrumentation and a helping of tender aching. (Lamberts)

12:30 a.m. Sharon Needles: You already saw Macaulay Culkin’s pizza-themed love letter to Lou Reed and a punk band made of children. Go for the hat trick and see this "RuPaul’s Drag Race" alum serve up some realness. (Cheer Up Charlie’s)

1 a.m. Elle King: A hellraiser whose style tears through the walls between blues and old-school rock ‘n’ roll, following a tradition of women with something to say. The ideal act to see in the whiskey-soaked, wee hours of the morning. (Buffalo BIlliards)

NANCY FLORES

8 p.m. Mexican Institute of Sound: A master of high-energy live shows, Camilo Lara of Mexican Institute of Sound gives crowds a cardio workout with his electrocumbia that also mixes hip-hop beats. (Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center)

9:45 p.m. Los Amigos Invisibles: Want an instant pachanga? Call party masters Los Amigos Invisibles for bilingual danceable songs that blend Latin funk, lounge and disco. (Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center)

10 p.m. Alika: A force in Latin America’s dancehall reggae industry, Alika pierces through a male-dominated scene with hip hop and socially-conscious lyrics. Stay for the rest of the night at Flamingo Cantina: Take a journey to Colombia with Aluvion’s world music (11 p.m.) that features instruments such as the marimba and accordion, followed by the Afro-Brazilian rhythms blended by electronic beats and rock music by Regra 4 (midnight). Then what better way to end SXSW than with a dance party?Alguacil brings a Colombian twist to rhythms such as reggae, electrocumbia and dubstep.

ERIN J. WALTER

8 p.m. Childish Gambino: Childish Gambino is the stage name of the multitalented Donald Glover, former writer for "30 Rock" and actor on "Community," now focused on his passion for hip-hop. (Butler Park Stage, Lady Bird Lake) (Want a smaller party? Austin’s Foot Patrol will be killin’ it at Half Step at the same time.)

9 p.m. White Mystery: Standard-bearers of the Chicago scene, this brother-sister duo brings the riff-shredding, red-hair-flinging garage rock better than anyone. (BD Riley’s)

10 p.m. The Bots: Glendale, Calif., brothers Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei recorded their first album together before one was even a teenager. Already Warped Tour veterans, the Bots’s punk and blues have caught the ear of Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace. (Bar 96) (When the Bots wrap up, hustle over to Hotel Vegas @ Volstead for even a few unforgettable minutes of Austin punk favorites Dikes of Holland.)

11 p.m. Sick/Sea: Recalling the heyday of Jenny Lewis and Rilo Kiley, hard-touring sibling band Sick/Sea created some of the smartest, catchiest, and most heartfelt indie rock in recent memory with their debut EP "Oh Ship." (Download "Talking Doormat" STAT.) It’s time to catch South Texas’s best-kept secret (and nicest people) in person before they are suddenly, deservedly too cool for us. (Javelina)

Midnight. Eric Dingus: South Austin teenager Eric Dingus dropped out of school last year to focus on making beats. The music world has already taken notice of his richly layered, dreamy and diverse body of work. Come hear what taking a leap of faith—and becoming the next big thing— sounds like. (Haven)

1 a.m. The Dollyrots: Inspiring punk couple Kelly Ogden (vocals, bass) and Luis Cabezas (guitar, vocals) have a new baby and a new album, aptly titled "Barefoot and Pregnant." You’ll fall for the powerful, contagious fun of "Stupidly in Love." (Headhunters Patio)

ERIC PULSIFER

8 p.m. Desert Noises: These Utah gents belt out folksy harmonies in the vein of Fleet Foxes or Lord Huron over psychedelic southern rock. (Holy Mountain Backyard)

9:45 p.m. Basecamp: This Tennessee trio play hot and heavy R&B perfect for a dark club stage. (Parish)

10:30 p.m. Natural Child: Looking for the perfect soundtrack to drink an ice-cold Lone Star outdoors? Natural Child’s rowdy country-fried garage rock should do the trick. (Hotel Vegas Patio)

11 p.m. Misun: Misun calls their sound "aquawave," a fitting label for their beach-ready pop that brings together world percussion, ’60s guitar licks and sunny synths. (Soho Lounge)

Midnight. Melt Yourself Down: An experimental brew of jazz, African music and punk, Melt Yourself Down’s intense tunes should be a weird and wonderful way to wind down SXSW 2014. (Icenhauer’s)

1 a.m. Drenge: Go out with a bang. A sampling of the British grunge duo’s song titles give as a good a sense of their dreary guitar-and-drums rock as well as any description could: "People In Love Make Me Feel Yuck," "Dogmeat" and "I Wanna Break You In Half." (Latitude 30)

RAMON RAMIREZ

8 p.m. The Toadies: The perfect way to begin the night—one of mainstream rock’s most criminally underrated bands (unless of course you are from Texas, in which case they are criminally overrated because come on, how many times can you get excited about hearing songs from two records?) performing its masterpiece, "Rubberneck," cover to cover. (Stubb’s)

9 p.m. The Pizza Underground: This is the "Home Alone"/"Velvet Underground"/"Papa John’s" mashup that everyone has been talking about. (Buffalo Billiards)

10:35 p.m. Black Cobain: Virginia’s Black Cobain is a heavy, no filler rapper that hangs out with career trolls like Wale and as a result, has been buried in the guy’s small fish shadow for too long. (Blackheart)

11:30 p.m. EMA: Year after year, the Central Presbyterian Church showcases are one of the conference’s most difficult ins. The sound. The aesthetics. The acts booked to soundtrack your religious experience. Well, friends, I’m not going to miss those shows again this year. Especially because South Dakotan folk specter Erika M. Anderson writes some of the most haunting stuff around. (Central Presbyterian Church)

Midnight. Vegatron: Austin’s Vegatron look like three drunk linebackers hulked over their kits. The band’s name is a purposefully dumbed down blender of kickass pop iconography from the late ‘80s ("Tron" + "Street Fighter II’s" Vega). But look twice — this is heavy, blue collar existentialism that absolutely shreds. (Headhunters Patio)

1:30 a.m. Curren$y: New Orleans rapper Curren$y is a walking billboard for marijuana legalization — the guy enjoys herbal essences and he seems so witty and peaceful in the process. His lazy rasp flow is propelled by subtle tongue-twisters about snacks, Michael Jordan, and side chicks. (Red 7)