SXSW starts this weekend in Austin, so get ready not to sleep much if you want to catch bands that, in a lot of cases, probably wouldn't otherwise be here.
Australian rock revivalists Jet
head up a bill at the Village that includes The Crash Kings
, 8 p.m., $22.
Indie pop trio The Spring Standards
rotate male and female vocals in their earnest, but still airy relationship songs. They're at Sticky Fingerz with singer/songwriter Jenny Owens Young
, 9 p.m., $6.
In the basement of So, Columbus, Ohio rockers Two Cow Garage
do an acoustic show that starts promptly at 9 p.m.