On Friday, March 18th we headed down to Austin to broadcast our 4th ever SXSW show live from Barbarella (formerly Encore and Spiros'). Our pals Aquarius Records as co-bookers stayed at home in San Francisco this time around, but WFMU and Free Music Archive teamed up this time to put on six excellent sets that went out live over the air/netwaves, now up in large part via the FMA for download! We heard from Beijing/Brooklyn's Amen Dunes joined by Greg Fox of Liturgy, GDFX, Guardian Alien, Dan Deacon Ensemble; the USA debut of France/Belgium's él-g who one listener described as "Throbbing Gristle after a kegstand of springwater from the fountain of youth"; Long Beach future-psych jammers Sun Araw; Louisville KY punks The Endtables' first show in 25 years; a ferociously doomish set from Melbourne Australia's Whitehorse; and our super-secret guest, the always incredible Kurt Vile & The Violators (who everybody thought was going to be Erykah Badu based on the Philadelphia hint). We couldn't archive the Kurt set unfortunately, but click away and enjoy the rest of our 2011 fest! And while you're at it, there's plenty of audio gold from our 2008 and 2009 and 2010 showcases on the FMA as well!