The best rock and roll show at SXSW. Every. Fucking. Year.


The Show

There are those that say that the Hipster Robots day party at SXSW is the greatest live music event ever organized in the history of humankind. Those people — primarily us, and Dan’s wife — are not wrong.

While there are many amazing artists from around the world at SXSW every year, Hipster Robots asks the simple questions - which bands are the loudest, and will they play our show?

I mean, it’s great and all if you’re the hot new indie folk group, or chillwave band (is that still a thing?), or whatever, gracing the pages of Brooklyn Vegan and Stereogum. That’s fantastic, and we’re sincerely happy for your success and might just check you out during SXSW. But if you have seven guitarists and a singer with a handlebar mustache who likes to pick fights with people in the crowd, we want you for our show. If anyone, anywhere, at any time, has ever compared you to Diarrhea Planet (RIMFP), we want you for our show. If you’ve ever played a wicked guitar solo on stage and immediately proceeded to throw up on your lead singer, we want you for our show. If you’ve ever stolen your bassist’s boyfriend or girlfriend during your own set, we want you for our show. If you’ve ever lost a battle of the bands because a judge told you “I’m afraid you’re just too darn loud,” we want you for our show.

Listen, all of us who make up Hipster Robots are old now with professional jobs. We’ve got mortgages. At least one of us has a kid that we know of. We put this show on because for one glorious day each year, we want to relive our youths, challenge our livers, and commune with the power of rock and fucking roll. This is our credo, this is our purpose. So get busy guitarin’ or get busy dyin’.

If you’re an artist that fits this bill, head over to our Booking page. If you’re just someone who wants to see the best SXSW day party of the year, we’ll see you on Thursday of SXSW at Side Bar. And if you don’t like Diarrhea Planet, then maybe this is more your speed.

If you’re curious about the show’s origin and background, read about it here.

Your Robot Overlords



t: @jumboslice

Dan’s a dad. Dan doesn’t party much anymore. But there was that one time at SXSW 2019 where he decided to party and partied so hard that he slept in his downtown office instead of going home. And then Dan’s wife texted Steve at 4:45am asking where Dan was and if he might possibly be dead. Dan wasn’t dead - except to his wife.



t: @yeahsupercool

We tried to come up with a description for Micha, but he’s indescribable. As in, if we tried to describe him, he’d beat our asses because he prefers to be mysterious. And we love him for it. He’s the most dependable, mysterious dude you can know. Also, he saved Steve’s glasses in a Mean Jeans pit once.



t: @babystew

Steve’s a lawyer, but spends all of his non-lawyer time trying to do cool shit. Usually that just means he’s sitting in his apartment working on this website months before the next SXSW because he’s bored. But sometimes he actually does cool shit, like that time he nearly lost his glasses in a mosh pit at a Mean Jeans show but Micha caught them before they got stepped on.

Prior Shows










Are you interested in playing Hipster Robots?

Well, the bad news is we’re pretty picky and tend
to focus on bands we think are perfect for the show.

But if you think you meet our criteria, we’re always
up to listen to new music! So click the button below
and we’ll do our best to check you out!


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and we think you should definitely do so. Just
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about how you can transfer your wealth to us
to help put on the greatest rock shows known
to humankind.

It’s the right thing to do, and I think we both
realize that.