While BAAMO will not be hosting The Florida Bandango @ Yard Dog this year, Tampa Bay has an unprecedented number of bands performing official showcases at this year’s SXSW Music Conference.

Veterans of BAAMO’s Florida Bandango will be happy to know that crowd-favorites The Beauvilles (Tampa) will be playing an official showcase at SXSW for the second year in a row. Catch their set at Barbarella (615 Red River), on Wednesday, March 17 at 9:00 pm. Visit their site for late-breaking day party performance info.

You may remember hearing Nervous Turkey (Tampa) for the first time on BAAMO’s 2008 compilation, “Cheatin’ Heart: Tales of Lies & Love.” Now they’re headed to the Cedar Door (201 Brazos Street) for an official showcase on Wednesday, March 17 at 8:00 pm. Visit their site for additional day party performance info.

Unfortunately, Blind Man’s Colour (St. Petersburg) will not be playing the scheduled showcase. Next year!

And Tampa Bay’s premier music blog, ninebullets.net is hosting an unofficial shindig starting at 6:00 pm at Opas (2050 South Lamar Blvd). Lineup:
06:00 pm – American Aquarium (Raleigh)
07:00 pm – Austin Lucas (Bloomington)
08:00 pm – Kasey Anderson (Portland)
09:00 pm – Glossary (Murfreesboro)
10:00 pm – Joe Pug (Chicago)

Tides of Man (Tampa) takes the stage at Emo’s Jr at 11:25 pm.

Tampa-based New Granada Records and Team Clermont are joining forces to host a two-day-long day party at the Ghost Room (formerly The Ginger Man, 304 W 4th St), noon to 6:00 pm, both days. Friday line-up:
12:00 pm – Rec Center (Tampa)
01:00 pm – Venice is Sinking (Athens)
02:00 pm – The Tenant (Austin/Orlando)
03:00 pm – Zillionaire (Tampa)
04:00 pm – New Roman Times (Austin)
05:00 pm – The Low Lows (Austin)

The Beauvilles (Tampa) are playing a party hosted by Herman the German at the Rockin’ Tomato (3003 South Lamar). Set starts at 4:00 pm.

Catch Nervous Turkey (Tampa) @ 6:00 pm at 604 E. 6th Street, 2nd Floor…upstairs from Emo’s.

New Granada Records/Team Clermont party continues at the Ghost Room (formerly Ginger Man, 304 W 4th St). Saturday line-up:
12:00 pm – Packway Handle Band (Athens)
01:00 pm – Capybara (Kansas City)
02:00 pm – Red Room Cinema (Tampa)
03:00 pm – King of Spain (Tampa)
04:00 pm – Yukon Blonde (Canada)
05:00 pm – Casper & the Cookies (Athens)

And Saturday night is the New Granada Records OFFICIAL SHOWCASE at the Ghost Room from 8:00 pm until 2:00 am. New Granada performing artists include:
08:00 pm – Rec Center (Tampa)
09:00 pm – King of Spain (Tampa)
10:00 pm – Jen Wood (Seattle)
11:00 pm – Zillionaire (Tampa)
12:00 am – New Roman Times (Austin)

01:00 am – The Tenant (Austin/Orlando)