SFCritic will be at South By South West (SXSW), which begins this Friday (music next Wednesday). We thought it fruitful to share with our readers, and for those fellow bloggers, the parties we’ll be attending, and suggest you attend. So readers, please follow us at Twitter to receive live updates, and bloggers, attendees of SXSW–holla back!

Wednesday March 17th
Pure Volume House
Haven’t gotten enough Taco Bell in your life, well enjoy the Bitch Slap Brunch from 12PM – 3PM, and get your dose. Located at 504 Trinity St., make sure to get a glimpse of Choir of Young Believers. Other groups of interest: 3PM Warpaint, 4PM Miniature Tigers, 5PM Choir Of Young Believers, 6PM Meiko,7PM Drink Up Buttercup.

Thursday March 18th
British Music Embassy
Music From Wales: Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto(3pm – 6pm) Lineup: Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle, Cate Le Bon, Straight Lines, Sweet Baboo

Norway by Filter Magazine and Powered By Nature
Located at the Cedar Street Courtyard, the fun starts at 11AM, and it doesn’t stop ’till 5PM. Get there early, get some BBQ for FREE. The main attractions other than the BBQ, Fool’s Gold at 1:50, Minus the Bear at 3:30, and *drum roll please* Miike Snow at 5:15. Don’t forget about Friday and Saturday either, which features Nneka (Thursday), Local Natives (Thursday) and Frightened Rabbits (Friday).

Friday March 19th
Village Voice
So it is with some pride and anticipation that we announce the Village Voice’s 2010 SXSW party, featuring Superchunk, the xx, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and our old sparring partners, Surfer Blood. Friday, March 19, La Zona Rosa, 12pm – 5pm. Free, first come first serve, open to the general public. These bands are alternately old friends and young heroes to us, so it just didn’t seem worth keeping it secret any longer.

Filter Magazine and Dickies
With probably one of my favorite lineups, this might be less chaotic than the Village Voice party, but includes notables: Greg Laswell (3PM), Rogue Wave (6PM), Here We Go Magic (9PM), She & Him (10PM), Broken Bells (11:15 PM), Surfer Blood (12: 15Am).

Saturday March 20th
Rhapsody Party
In addition to all the incredible acts performing there will be free tacos and free tea while supplies last. Make sure to wash it all down with some SoCo while listening to the sounds. Doors open at noon, show 1 – 8 pm.

Lineup (Set Time): Cool Kids (7:00 pm) / Rye Rye (6:00 pm) / Solid Gold (5:15 pm) / Sleepy Sun (4:35 pm) / Woodhands (3:55 pm) / Howlies (3:15 pm) / Casxio (2:40 pm) / LIONS (2:00 pm) / Samuel (1:30 pm) / Dam-Funk (1:00 pm)

Misc. But Amazing
Taking place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Mexican Cultural Center (600 River Street) is Carniville! Seriously, carnival and music, with notables like: The Walkmen, Major Lazer, Diplo, The Very Best, GZA, Ninjasonik, Dam Funk, Rye Rye, Japanther, and more..well, I haven’t even mentioned the free booze and fun booths. Oh and for all you sweatshop loving, pervs–the American Apparel “Flea Market” will be there too.