SXSW is just around the corner, and like always, the festival will be packed with free day parties, featuring lots of bands and lots of beer. Unlike the SXSW parties, however, where the beer options will likely be limited to PBR and Lone Star (nothing wrong with that, for the record), the upcoming West by West Oakland pre-SXSW day party will include lots of local craft beer.

Taking place at Linden Street Brewery this Saturday from 12-5pm, West by West Oakland will serve as both a send-off for bands leaving soon for SXSW, and as a celebration of bands who will be staying here in the Bay instead (presented by Burger Records).

Bands currently confirmed for the show include DRAGS, Jonathan Beast & the Bathroom Floors, Safeword, Hot Flash Heat Wave, and Pony Boy Clemens. There will also be food trucks present to help offset all of the beer drinking.

DRAGS, Jonathan Beast and the Bathroom Floors, Safeword, Hot Flash Heat Wave, Pony Boy Clemens
Linden Street Brewery
March 8, 2014
12:00 – 5:00pm, FREE