South by Southwest has always been a hotbed for indie rock, dating back to the event's 1980s origins when alternative rock was the more familiar term. Whatever you call it, you'll find a ton of it in the clubs during the festival, especially in the Red River District. Here are 10 of our picks to click.

Laura Carbone. Hailing from Berlin, Carbone recently released her second album, “Empty Sea,” building upon an already-established buzz for utterly beguiling songs that adventurously push outward from an indie-pop foundation. (12:50 a.m. March 14, Hotel Vegas at Volstead; midnight March 16, Elysium)

Kidsmoke. The Welsh quartet plans its first full-length this year after several EP and single releases, but they’ve already made waves thanks to infectious tunes that strike just the right balance between melodic allure and propulsive energy. (10:45 p.m. March 13, Swan Dive)

Fontaines DC. Their Partisan Records debut album is due out in April, but this Irish outfit already has turned plenty of heads with an arresting sound that straddles punk and new wave with spoken/sung vocals full of rock 'n' roll attitude out front. (11 p.m. March 12, British Music Embassy at Latitude 30; 11 p.m. March 13, Swan Dive Patio; 1 a.m. March 14, Velveeta Room)

Go Fever. Our February 2019 Austin360 Artist of the Month has hit high gear with the release of “Daydream Hawker,” an EP that shows off Australian expat Acey Monaro’s chops as both a strong-voiced singer and a writer of catchy power-pop material. (March 10, Hotel Vegas/Volstead; 4:15 p.m. March 12, Hotel Vegas Patio; 11:30 p.m. March 12, Mohawk indoor)

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Emily Fairlight. From New Zealand, Fairlight recorded her most recent record in Austin with well-traveled local indie players Kellen Fuchs and Cully Symington. She tends toward sparse arrangements, but the haunting edge to her vocals takes the music well beyond folk parameters. (11 p.m. March 15, Stephen F’s Bar)

Suzan Kocher. Also traveling here from overseas to record her new album was this German artist whose entrancing indie sound mixes elements of classic psychedelia, European rock and spaghetti-Western folk. “Suprafon,” made at Matt Parmenter's northeast Austin studio Ice Cream Factory, is due out this spring. (8 p.m. March 16, Victorian Room at the Driskill)

Shy Beast. Singer/keyboardist Mariclaire Glaeser has an instantly appealing voice that brings to mind Molly Rankin of Canadian rising stars Alvvays, and on this Austin outfit's new EP “Leave Me/Let Me,” she shines on tracks that range from buoyant to soulful to slightly psychedelic. (8:45 p.m. March 15, Belmont)

Oh, Rose. The Washington state capital of Olympia has a storied indie music track record, and this co-ed foursome seems poised to extend that line. Olivia Rose’s passionate vocals are at the center of a ragged yet tuneful sonic maelstrom; a new LP, “While My Father Sleeps,” is due out this year. (10 p.m. March 16, Parish)

Shackletons. The brothers Campbell — singer/guitarist Colin, bassist Cameron and drummer Evan — know well the sound of their Minneapolis forbears, and they do it up proud in power-trio fashion on their “Second Attempt” EP. (Midnight March 16, Velveeta Room)

Quiet Company. One of Austin’s most accomplished indie bands of the past decade, frontman Taylor Muse’s outfit has undergone some lineup changes recently, but the quality of a new EP, “On Corners & Shapes,” indicates Muse still has plenty of wit and rage to let loose on the world. (11:15 p.m. March 16, Augustine)