Music by the Slice 2009

mbts_promoposter_4web22709_3x6Music by the Slice  2009 will run Thursday though Saturday, March 19th-21st. The party is totally free, no rsvp or wristband required and takes place on our back patio at 1415 South Congress Ave.  Music by the Slice sound provided and engineered by The Marfa Recording Company.

Featuring an art installation on Thursday by Shepard Fairey’s Obey Posse!!

Here is our mixtape of the line up and here is the lineup:

Saturday, 3/21:

Earlimart, Jason Lytle and Flosstradamus live performances are courtesy of Los Angeles based recording studio,  The Ship.  All three bands will be filmed and recorded live at Home Slice Pizza as part of “The Ship Sessions”, a new online audio/video series developed by Ship owner/Earlimart front man Aaron Espinoza.   For more info on the Ship and the sessions go to and

Friday, 3/20:

Thursday 3/19:

Our friends over at KUT have a great site up this year covering the festival so check out their coverage of all things South by Southwest.

Also, here are some pics and testimonials from year’s past:

“… that day party was by far the most enjoyable event of all of SXSW — you guys were so on it and we cannot thank you enough for treating us with such care. We would love the opportunity to perform again at homeslice next year – so please do keep us in the loop.”

All the best,

Chris Ward of Pattern is Movement


“…the whole process was delightful from beginning to end – you guys definitely threw MY fave party of the week & we couldn’t have asked for a better end note to our time in austin!

totally looking forward to seeing you guys next year! thanks for being such great hosts – and as a pizza addict myself, i gotta say having my two loves, rock n’ roll & pizza, together was like a dream come true. (srsly, i really love pizza. it’s kind of a problem! my friends have staged interventions! haha.)

anyway, thanks again sooooooo much! homeslice rocks!”

ali watkins, formerly of Tough Love Management


“Please believe me when I say that our afternoon at Homeslice was, far and away, my favorite few hours at SXSW in recent memory. You guys took such nice care of the Subs and I really enjoyed the event. (Good pies, too.) I really appreciate the hospitality. Makes all the difference.”

Darius Zelkha, Manager, The Submarines


“…just wanted to say a BIG “thank you” from my sister and I!!!

yesterday was so much fun and truly a perfect ending to our SxSW trip… free pizza and beer are probably two of my favorite things :)…

…Thanks again! It was a raging success!”

Chandra Watson of The Watson Twins


“The highlight of the day, if not the whole festival, was our last performance at Home Slice Pizza. It was a super relaxed affair, a welcome change to the frenzy that was our two prior shows. So many people came out to see us, it really made our day. After we were done, we sold cds out of the back of our van like MC Hammer and then had all the free pizza we could eat. Best Damn Pizza in Austin.”

Aqueduct on the blog,

Rock out with your slice hot!


P.S. Check out all the pictures from MXTS 2008 here.


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  1. […] is the link to our page that contains info, updates, and line up once we begin booking […]

  2. wes mcdonald said, on January 28, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Vulture Whale would like to play at your SXSW party. We will be in town for sxsw.


    Wes McDonald

  3. Graham Filmer said, on February 4, 2009 at 11:49 am


    We are bringing OUT FROM ANIMALS from the UK to SXSW and we’d love the band to play your venue one evening.



  4. Jeff Ilgenfritz said, on February 4, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Hey, could one of you please send me an email so that I can send you a press kit? A band from Florida really wants to eat pizza with you again this year for a day party.

  5. emmie kodeski said, on February 5, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I was inquiring about a party I am having on September 17th. Do you have a catering menu for take out, or would it be be possible to get salad, breadsticks, and pizza for 40 people. About 5 are kids. Let me know?



  6. […] the time Music by the Slice is over I’m sure I’ll be revising this, but in the meantime thanks for reading and […]

  7. scott hueston said, on February 16, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Hello –

    I had an incredible time at Home Slice Pizza during last year’s SxSW. This year, Wicked Cool Records (the label owned by Little Steven Van Zandt) has several bands making the trip to Austin, from all over the world, including The Urges (Ireland), Cocktail Slippers (Norway), The Breakers (Copenhagen), and The Woggles (Athens, GA).

    It would be fantastic if there was some kind of opening on your schedule where one (or more) of these bands could play. We would obviously get behind this via Facebook, MySpace, etc. In addition, Little Steven is also the host of a weekly syndicated radio show, called The Underground Garage, and we would be promoting these gigs to the listeners via emails, the radio show, etc.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Scott Hueston

  8. Dan Alvarez said, on February 18, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I am a local promoter/engineer/musician who is looking for a venue for one of my groups to perform at during SXSW. I noticed the same bands were playing all days of the conference and was wondering if there might be room for another in case of cancellations, etc..Please feel free to contact me whenever possible if the opportunity arises. The group is called ‘Restless Breed’ by the way and I believe they would be a perfect compliment to the bands already slated to perform. Thanx a million!
    Dan A./Kryptos Records

  9. Sweet T said, on February 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Hi everyone who inquired here in the comments about things here at Home Slice. If you would like to inquire about playing the MXTS parties during SXSW, email

    Any other inquiries please email



  10. kevin wilson said, on February 25, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Please put me on the lists

  11. Scott said, on February 25, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Posted to Do512 – Check out Audio and Video for all the bands.

  12. Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson said, on March 6, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Hey guys! I’d like to attend the party. Will bring brennivin with me from bankrupt Iceland. Could ya put me on the list. The best, Bergur Ebbi

  13. Brandy Feichter said, on March 11, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Please put me plus 1 on the guest list!!! We are really excited to attend.

    See you there!

  14. Dave Ryan said, on March 12, 2009 at 6:11 pm


  15. Beth Nielsen said, on March 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I like pizza and music. Can I come to your party? Me plus one?

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  17. John Horan said, on March 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Jen-Joseph- and Terri: another stellar line up! i dont need to ge anywhere else. I cant wait, my kids cant wait. We will see you in a few days…


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  19. Michael said, on March 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Damn, i thought i read somewhere that rademacher was playing at some point… 😦

  20. Donald Mason said, on March 24, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you for doing this show. I am very glad you had Ferraby Lionheart.

  21. Year One Online said, on June 20, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    The style of writing is quite familiar . Did you write guest posts for other bloggers?
    p.s. Year One is already on the Internet and you can watch it for free.

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  23. Shannon Quisenberry said, on January 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Hey guys-

    I love your SXSW day parties and was wondering if you are taking submission from bands for this year’s festivities. I’d love to send you some music for your consideration.

    Shannon Quisenberry
    Brick Wall Management

  24. Sweet T said, on January 13, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Please send any inquiries about MXTS to

    Thanks, Tara

  25. Malcolm McDowell said, on February 25, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I dont usually reply to posts but I will in this case. my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with we leave it to you to decide.

  26. Marfa Recording Company said, on October 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm

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  29. […] website. Another great option is to wander around South Congress. Jo’s Coffee, Guero’s, and Homeslice Pizza all host free day shows from Weds 3/18 or Thurs 3/19 through Sunday […]

  30. Madison Academy of Music said, on March 25, 2013 at 12:28 am

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  31. Jose Anderson said, on July 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm

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