If you’ve never been to SXSW, let me give you a tip:  You need to get on the FREE party circuit. As anyone who’s been to SXSW knows, all of the beauty and chaos occurs during these events.

Whether it’s Internet Idol Gary Vaynerchuk pouring out free wine and hanging with Mashable’s Pete Cashmore (at Rain, nonetheless) to Kanye, Little Boots, Yelle, Rye Rye and Ladyhawk at the Perez Hilton Party, these events can be EPIC. Plus, who doesn’t like free booze?

Kanye West makes a surprise appearance at the Perez Hilton Party (photo courtesy of The New York Times)

Here’s the thing tho: They don’t just let any chump off the street into these free galas. You have to RSVP–and FAST, because once the RSVP closes, that’s it. No entry for you!

Not to worry, tho, we’ll be keeping this page updated with party info as it appears, so check in!

Oh yeah, and if you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t fret. We’ll be making our recommended party list before the event!

Got a party during SXSW? Send us the RSVP and we’ll share the love: tips[at]republicofaustin[dot]com

[UPDATED: March 16th, 2011]

Multiple-day/Major SXSW Party RSVPs:

Pure Volume House  [Added March 8th, 2011] <–Late Night madness

  • DATE: March 11th – March 20th (Late Night)
  • LOCATION: Pure Volume House (504 Trinity St, 78701)
  • RSVP

The Fader Fort by Fiat [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: March 16th – March 19th
  • LOCATION: 1101 E. 5th Street, 78702
  • RSVP

FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide <–git it. [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATES: Thursday, March 17th; Friday, March 18th; Saturday March 19th, 11A-5P
  • LOCATION: Cedar Street (208 W 4th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Dickies and Filter Magazine present Dickies Sounds [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATES: Thursday, March 17th (3p-1A); Friday, March 18th (3P-1A); Saturday, March 20th (2P-6P)
  • LOCATION: Lustre Pearl (97 Rainey St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Perez Hilton’s One Night in Austin Party SXSW 2011 [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Saturday, March 19th, 2010
  • LOCATION: ACL Live (310 2nd St, 78701)
  • RSVP (Perez will send invites later this week)

Lose Control III  [Added March 14th, 2011] <–Day/Nite dance party 18+

Giga Crate  [Added March 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: March 16th & 17th (8P-2A)
  • LOCATION: Beso Cantina (307B W 5th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Paste Magazine  [Added March 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: March 16th & 17th (1130A-8P)
  • LOCATION: The Stage on 6th (508 E 6th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Threadless presents SXCHI [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: March 16th (3P-2A), 17th & 18th (Noon-2A)
  • LOCATION: The Trophy Room (310 E 6th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Bass Invasion ATX [Added March 16th, 2011]

Mess With Texas (MWTX) [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Saturday, March 19th, 2011, 1130A-??
  • LOCATION: East Side Drive-In (E 6th and San Marcos St, 78702)
  • RSVP

 

 

SXSW Interactive (March 11th-15th, 2011) Party RSVPs

Wiley SXSW 2011 Party [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Saturday, March 12th, 2010, 6P-9P
  • LOCATION: Cedar Door (201 Brazos St, 78701)
  • RSVP

WordPress Party at SXSW

  • DATE: Saturday, March 12th, 2010, 6P-9P
  • LOCATION: Elysium (705 Red River, 78701)
  • RSVP

Team Android at SXSW [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 7P-11P
  • LOCATION: Lustre Pearl (97 Rainey St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Milyoni SXSW Most Interesting Party [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 8P-10P
  • LOCATION: La Condesa (400 W 2nd St, 78701)
  • RSVP

CNET’s Buzz Out Loud

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 6P-9P
  • LOCATION: Cedar Street (208 W 4th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

PBS and Friends [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 9P-1A
  • LOCATION: The Parish (214 E 6th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Mashable MashBash SXSWi 2010 [Added Feb 14th, 2011] <—Badge Rq’d

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 10P-1A + Monday Event
  • LOCATION: Buffalo Billiards (201 E. 6th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

The Village Voice SXSW Interactive Party [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Monday, March 14th, 2011, 10P-2A
  • LOCATION: The Paradise Cafe (401 E 6th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

From the Mind of Adi Presents… [Added Feb 14th, 2011] <—This one’s gonna be good.

  • DATE: Monday, March 14th, 2011, 8P-LATE
  • LOCATION: Red 7 (400 E 6th, 78701)
  • RSVP

See the World with Gowalla and Matt & Kim [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Monday, March 14th, 9-11P
  • LOCATION: The Belmont (305 W 6th, 78701)
  • RSVP

SXSW11 Geeky Beach Party [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, 9P-2A
  • LOCATION: Aces Lounge (222 E. 6th, 78701)
  • RSVP

SXSW 2011 TechKaraoke [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, 8P-2A
  • LOCATION: Six Lounge (117 W 4th, 78701)
  • RSVP

Mobile Social SXSW 2011 Bike Power! [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, 5P-7P
  • LOCATION: Brush Square Park (across from the Convention Center)
  • RSVP

Art Disaster No. 12 [Added Feb 14th, 2011] <–Nice Line-up. Good peeps.

  • DATE: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, 8P-2A
  • LOCATION: Beauty Bar (617 E 7th, 78701)
  • RSVP

South By East Side

  • DATE: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, 2P-MID
  • LOCATION: Thunderbird Coffee (2200 Manor, 78722)
  • RSVP

Get Down  [Added March 7th, 2011] <–Late Night

  • DATE: Sunday March 13th, 2011, 10P-4A
  • LOCATION: Pure Volume House (504 Trinity St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Best Buzz ‘Appy Hour’  [Added March 8th, 2011] <–open bar

  • DATE: Friday, March 11th, 2011, 5P-10P
  • LOCATION: The Belmont (305 W 6th, 78701)
  • RSVP

Substantial’s SXSW Kickoff Party [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Friday, March 11th, 2011, 6P-9P
  • LOCATION: Malverde (400 W 2nd St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Tubefiller + ValleyGirl.TV [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Friday, March 11th, 2011, 7P-10P
  • LOCATION: Cedar Door (201 Brazos St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Ning presents…Mogwee Live [Added March 8th, 2011]  <—great line-up!! (badge req’d)

  • DATE: Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 8P-2A
  • LOCATION: The Mohawk (912 Red River St, 78701)
  • RSVP

The Good, the Bad and the Thirsty: Bulldog Solutions and Eloqua

  • DATE: Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 530P-8P
  • LOCATION: Club De Ville (900 Red River St, 78701)
  • RSVP

copyblogger presents an Indelicate Diversion [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 9P-3A
  • LOCATION: Beauty Bar (617 W 7th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

DigitalFlashNYC presents: Girl Power at the Power Plant [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 7P-11P
  • LOCATION: Seaholm Power Plant (214 West Ave, 78701)
  • RSVP

Michigan State University SXSW Party [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 7P-830P
  • LOCATION: The Belmont (305 W 6th, 78701)
  • RSVP

Electronic Artists presents: Art + Film + Innovation [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 4P-6P
  • LOCATION: Lamberts (401 W 2nd, 78701)
  • RSVP

Domo, Yobongo, Soundtrckr, Who’s Free & Gatsby Want To Buy You a Drink [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 5P-7P
  • LOCATION: TenOak (409 Colorado St, 78701)
  • RSVP

The Barbarian Group & StumbleUpon present: T.O.S. Violation! [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 7P-2A
  • LOCATION: The Mohawk (912 Red River St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Do512 Presents: URDB World Records LIVE w/ Bright Light Social Hour [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 6P-9p
  • LOCATION: The Highball (1120 S Lamar, 78704)
  • RSVP

Fast Society House Party [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 7P-10p
  • LOCATION: Big Red Sun (1102 E Cesar Chavez, 78702)
  • RSVP

The League of Extraordinary Hackers present by Google [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 1P-2A
  • LOCATION: Speakeasy (412 Congress Ave, 78701)
  • RSVP

The Search Party [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 8P-MID
  • LOCATION: The Hangar Lounge (318 Colorado St, 78701)
  • RSVP

The Rocksauce Party [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 6P-9P
  • LOCATION: Red 7 (611 E 7th, 78701)
  • RSVP

Vimeo and Nikon present: LIGHT AFTER DARK at SXSW [Added March 8th, 2011] <–great line-up (badge req’d)

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 9P-2A
  • LOCATION: Seaholm Power Plant (214 West Ave, 78701)
  • RSVP

The Watercooler at SXSW [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 7P-10P
  • LOCATION: Beauty Bar (617 E 7th, 78701)
  • RSVP

Howdy Texas Happy Hour [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 530P-730P
  • LOCATION: Stubb’s BBQ (801 Red River St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Seattle Invades Austin [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 8P-2A
  • LOCATION: Red Fez (209 W 5th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Covert Curiosity and The Reverberation Appreciation Society Present: The Night Beats and more.. <–love this line-up

  • DATE: Monday, March 14th, 2011, 8P-2A
  • LOCATION: Emo’s (603 Red River, 78701)
  • RSVP

WIRED Happy Hour at SXSW [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Monday, March 14th, 2011, 5P-7P
  • LOCATION: Cedar Door (201 Brazos St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Groupon presents Hangover Brunch [Added March 8th, 2011]

  • DATE: Monday, March 14th, 2011, 10A-2P
  • LOCATION: Iron Cactus (606 Trinity St, 78701)
  • RSVP

 

SXSW Music (March 16th-21th, 2010) Party RSVPs

British Music at SXSW 2011 <–badge req’d

  • DATES: Wednesday, March 16th — Saturday, March 20 (various times)
  • LOCATION: Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto, 78701)
  • RSVP

IODA @ SXSW [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, NOON-6P [Added Feb 14th, 2011]
  • LOCATION: Emo’s (603 Red River St, 78701)
  • RSVP

The Midgetmen’s Texas Jumpstart 4 [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, 11.30A-6.30P
  • LOCATION: Hole in the Wall (2538 Guadalupe St, 78705)
  • RSVP

Rap Rocks SXSW [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, 1PM-?
  • LOCATION: Speakeasy (412 Congress Ave, 78701)
  • FREE

anso SXSW Party [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, 11.30A-10P
  • LOCATION: Spiderhouse (2908 Fruth, 78705)
  • FREE

The Triggermen’s SXSW Drunk Hop Party [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, 8P-MID
  • LOCATION: The Parlor (100 E North Loop, 78751)
  • RSVP

Village Voice Showdown at SXSW 2011 [Added Feb 14th, 2011]

Broken Teeth Unofficial SXSW 2011 Showcase

  • DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011, NOON-7P
  • LOCATION: Silhouette (718 Congress Ave, 78701)
  • RSVP

Southern Hemisphere Sounds: Music From Below The Equator  [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, Noon-11.30P
  • LOCATION: Aussie’s (306 Barton Springs Rd, 78704)
  • RSVP

Synth by Southwest  [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, 6P-2A
  • LOCATION: Hotel Vegas (1500 E 6th St, 78705)
  • More Info

San Diego invades Austin  [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: Lustre Pearl (97 Rainey St, 78702)
  • RSVP

Tiger Mountain and Noise Pop [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: Lustre Pearl (97 Rainey St, 78702)
  • RSVP

Flavorpill + The MuseBox + I Rock I Roll + The Bell House NYC are Austin BFF’s [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: 606 E 7th St, 78701
  • RSVP

DC Does Texas [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, Noon-530P
  • LOCATION: Elysium (711 Red River St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Ranch X Chicken Ranch [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: Lovejoys (604 Neches St, 78701)
  • RSVP

The Billy Reid & K-Swiss Shindig [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: The Swan Dive (651 Red River St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Storychord SXSW Day Party [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, Noon-530P
  • LOCATION: Cheer Up Charlie’s (1104 E 6th St, 78702)
  • RSVP

Triple Threat Love Triangle [Added March 16th, 2011] <–Electronic

Brooklyn BBQ-Day+Evening Showcase [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th, 2011, 11A-2P
  • LOCATION: Hotel Vegas (1500 E 6th Street, 78702)
  • RSVP on DO512

Trumer Pils Afternoon Social with DVS Shoes and Matix Clothing [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th, 2011, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: Klub Krucial (614 E 6th Street, 78701)
  • RSVP

PENROSE Presents: The WOODROW AVENUE MASSACRE [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th, 2011, 1P-9.30P
  • LOCATION: 5800 Woodrow Ave, 78756  <–up north
  • RSVP

Twangfest [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th & Saturday, March 19th, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: Jovita’s (1617 S 1st St, 78704)
  • RSVP

Mike Galaxy Presents 12th Annual Day Party [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th, 2011, Noon-9P
  • LOCATION: Guero’s (412 South Congress Ave, 78704)
  • RSVP

Full Metal Texas [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th, 2011, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: Emo’s (603 Red River, 78701)
  • RSVP

Thrasher Magazine’s Texas Style Death Match [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th, 2011, and Friday, March 18th, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: The Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St, 78702)
  • More Info

Future of Music Fest [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th, 2011, Noon-2A
  • LOCATION: Shiner’s Saloon (422 Congress Ave, 78701)
  • RSVP on DO512

Prefix Day Party [Added March 16th, 2011] <–nice line-up

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th, 2011, Noon-69
  • LOCATION: ND Studios (On Brushy St between E 5th and E 6th, 78702)
  • RSVP on DO512

Japan Preview Day Show [Added March 16th, 2011] <–always crazy. 18+

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th, 2011, Noon-3A
  • LOCATION: The Grackle (1700 E 6th St, 78702)
  • RSVP on DO512

MTV Garage [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Thursday, March 17th, 2011, Noon-6.30P
  • LOCATION: Red River Garage (505 E 9th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

DMVINCIBLE  [Added March 16th, 2011] <–Hip-hop; 18+

  • DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011, 10.30A-5.30P
  • LOCATION: Prague (422 Congress Ave, 78701)
  • More Info

Redefine Magazine SXSW Party [Added March 16th, 2011] <–ginormus line-up

  • DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011, Noon-11P
  • LOCATION: House of Commons (2610 Rio Grande St, 78705) <–West Campus
  • More Info

Requiemme Management and Devil Dolls Booking Present [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011, Noon-7P
  • LOCATION: Aquarium (403 E 6th St, 78701)
  • RSVP on DO512

Craftacular Music Carnivale [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011, Noon-8P
  • LOCATION: Gypsy Lounge (1504 E 6th St, 78702)
  • RSVP

Frenchie Smith Records [Added March 16th, 2011] <—loads of ATX Musique

  • DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011, Noon-10P
  • LOCATION: Guero’s (1412 South Congress Ave, 78704)
  • RSVP

Volcom Entertainment’s 4th (Not So Annual) SXSW FREE BEER PARTY! [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: The Jackalope (404 E 6th St, 78701)
  • RSVP

Rethink Pop Music [Added March 16th, 2011] <—good smattering of ATX bands

  • DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011, Noon-8P & Saturday, March 19th, 2011, 9P-2A
  • LOCATION: Friday: Fado (214  W 4th St, 78701) & Saturday: Chupacabra (400 E 6th St, 78701)
  • RSVP (March 18th) RSVP (March 19th)

Big Easy East [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011, 11A-MID
  • LOCATION: Hotel Vegas (1500 E 6th St, 78704)
  • RSVP on DO512

BMI & Billboard present Accoustic Brunch [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011, 1030A-130P
  • LOCATION: The Four Seasons
  • RSVP

(((Detox by Retox))) [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Saturday, March 19th, 2011, 11A-6P
  • LOCATION: Valhalla (710 Red River St, 78701)
  • RSVP

SXSnackBar [Added March 16th, 2011] <–Hollywood Gossip’s last show :(

  • DATE: Saturday, March 19th, 2011, Noon-6P
  • LOCATION: Snack Bar (1224 South Congress Ave St, 78704)
  • RSVP

The Austin Implosion [Added March 16th, 2011]

  • DATE: Saturday, March 19th, 2011, 8p-2A
  • LOCATION: The Longbranch Inn (1133 E 11th St, 78701)
  • RSVP