Bands You Can Still Catch Even Though SXSW Is Canceled

COVID-19, AKA coronavirus, has hit the music scene hard. Huge festivals like SXSW, Coachella, Stagecoach and Ultra have been canceled or rescheduled. Bands large and small are scrapping entire tours.

For big bands like Pearl Jam, Madonna or Kiss, canceling a tour sucks, but they’ll stay rich. Smaller indie bands suffer far more from canceling. They lose money on the van they rented, the flights they booked, the hotel rooms they reserved and whatever other touring necessities they shelled out for.

Many small D.I.Y. bands are going through with their tour despite COVID-19. For some, it’ll be a shorter tour with fewer people. But for some acts, like one NYC musician who told BTRtoday he quit his job for this tour, canceling just isn’t an option.

Below are the bands still touring that need your support. Turn up at their shows with extra hand sanitizer to share. There are many ways to help these bands even if you’re too afraid to attend yourself, like buying their merch or playing them on Spotify while you sleep.

Check out the list below.

Native Sun

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Due to SXSW cancellation here are upcoming tour dates w/ @the.muckers & NYC return show @thebroadwaynyc w/ @hondurasband & 03/12 – THUR – ASBURY PARK, NJ – WONDER BAR 03/13 – FRI – LE MONDO – BALTIMORE, MD 03/14 – SAT – CHARLOTTE, NC – THE EVENING MUSE 03/28 – SAT – BROOKLYN, NY – THE BROADWAY Pic by brother @robloud

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Nox Boys

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SEE YOU SOON @theblindowls & @thenoxboys 3/11 Los Angeles, CA @theoffbeatbar 🦉 3/12 Visalia, CA @cellardoor559 🦉 3/13 San Diego, CA @thetowerbar 🦉 3/14 San Francisco, CA @theeparkside 🦉 3/15 Los Angeles, CA @harvardandstone 🦉 3/16 Costa Mesa, CA @thetowerbarrecords 🦉 3/17 Phoenix, AZ @quaillounge 🦉 3/18 Mafra, TX @lost_horse_saloon_marfa 🦉 3/19 San Antonio, TX @ LIMELIGHT SHOWCASE 🦉 3/20 San Antonio, TX @imaginebooksandrecords 🦉 3/22 Corpus Christi, TX @nasa_corpus_christi_tx #theblindowls #noxboys #garagerock #garagepunk #fuzz #reverb #punk #theblacklips #theeohsees

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East Coast ~ Can’t wait to see ya out there in the springtime. Hoping for some bowling in Detroit, Bagels in Brooklyn and some cherry blossoms by the time we’re in DC 🌸 Tix on sale now👌🏼

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The Nude Party

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The neon rainbow shines bright and the open road beckons. Getting back to it in March with a whole new albums worth of tunes. We’ve been working long hours in the lab to create this new record and we can’t wait to share it with you. Hope you have a blessed evening. Poster by @great_indoors

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Miranda & the Beat

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With great sadness we must inform you…due to the corona virus hoopla for sxsw we had to cancel our tour, all except two shows. But don’t fret! We will be on the road soon. For now, you can catch us in: PHILLY – 3/12 with @theoutsect at @jerrysonfront NASHVILLE – 3/14 with @thejosephinenetwork @samhoffman_ and @brower____ at 1015 W Kirkland See y’all very soon 👋

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MARCH DATES REVEALED ✨✨✨✨⚡️⚡️⚡️✨✨Don’t miss a star-studded show in a city near u!✨✨✨✨✨🌟✨✨✨✨ . @thejosephinenetwork @digrecordcompany @thewhiffs

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The Murder Capital

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NORTH AMERICA 2020 3/11/20​​ SOMERVILLE, MA​​​​ ONCE BALLROOM 3/12/20​​ BROOKLYN, NY​​​​ KNITTING FACTORY 3/13/20​​ BROOKLYN, NY​​​​ ROUGH TRADE 3/14/20​​ PHILADELPHIA, PA​​​​ VOLTAGE LOUNGE 3/16/20​​ WASHINGTON, DC​​​​ DC9 3/18/20​​ AUSTIN/ SXSW 3/19/20​​ AUSTIN/ SXSW 3/20/20​​ AUSTIN/ SXSW 3/21/20​​ AUSTIN/ SXSW 3/23/20​​ ALBANY, NY​​​​​ THE HOLLOW 3/24/20​​ MONTRÉAL, QC​​​​ LE MINISTERE 3/25/20​​ TORONTO, ON​​​​​ VELVET UNDERGROUND 3/27/20​​ COLUMBUS, OH​​​​ THE BASEMENT 3/28/20​​ FERNDALE, MI​​​​​ OTUS SUPPLY 3/30/20​​ MADISON, WI​​​​​ HIGH NOON SALOON 3/31/20​​ MINNEAPOLIS, MN​​​​ 7TH ST. ENTRY 4/1/20​​​ CHICAGO, IL​​​​​ SCHUBAS TAVERN 4/3/20​​​ DENVER, CO​​​​​ LOST LAKE 4/6/20​​​ SEATTLE, WA​​​​​ THE VERA PROJECT 4/7/20​​​ VANCOUVER, BC​​​​ WISE HALL 4/8/20​​​ PORTLAND, OR​​​​ LOLA’S ROOM 4/11/20​​ INDIO, CA​​​​​ COACHELLA 4/14/20​​ SAN FRANCISCO, CA​​​​ CAFÉ DU NORD 16/4/20​​ LOS ANGELES, CA​​ THE FONDA THEATRE (SUPPORTING PUP) 18/4/20​​ INDIO, CA​​​​​ COACHELLA Tickets on sale now (link in bio) dir. GPB

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Thick w/ Mean Jeans & The Chats

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In BUMMER news – we are no longer going to SXSW..It sucks for everyone involved and it hurts our hearts 💔BUTTTT we are still SO STOKED For our upcoming tour with @thechatslovebeer and @themeanjeans!!!! CATCH US IN ONE OF THESE CITIES 👅 sick flyer @devonbristolshaw

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Fever Beam

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SAINT PETE!! Your last chance to spit in my face before we hightail it to Austin, TX for SxSW is Wednesday March 4th 🏁💥 Very Stoked to be opening the night for @talljuan 🐠 @the_bends Oh hiiiiii MIAMI!! You’ll get a taste of us too FRIDAY March 6th at @lasrosasmiami also singing songs and holding hands with @talljuan 🌀🍾

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Beach Slang w/ The Aquadolls & Social Animals

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BEACH SLANG + THE AQUADOLLS + SOCIAL ANIMALS 👊🏻❤️ — I’m so damn excited to finally be able to tell you about the friends we are bringing on tour. So, yeah, here‘s all of it—and it’s going to f*%king rule! — TICKETS, INFO: — #beachslang #heartbreakcitytour #theaquadolls #socialanimals

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Levitation (showcase)

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Regarding our events scheduled for Wed 3/18 and Thurs 3/19 next week: After the cancellation of SXSW, we are working with artists, venues and partners towards the best possible outcome for artists, staff and the music community. Our hearts go out to all the folks who have been affected by this cancellation, and by the virus worldwide. Many of the artists scheduled to play next week are still coming to Austin, and they will find an Austin music community ready to welcome them. Stay safe out there, and stay tuned for more details soon. – LEVITATION

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