SXSW 2013: Band Announcements

Posted on January 15, 2013 |

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I’m a bit behind on these SXSW posts.

1000+ bands have already been announced as showing up to this year’s festivities
which will go down March 12-17 in wondrous Austin, TX.

I went through the list and these tickled my fancy.

Thought i’d categorize them for your pleasure:

The Favorites:

Ash (Downpatrick UK-N. IRELAND)
Frightened Rabbit (Selkirk UK-SCOTLAND)
Telekinesis (Seattle WA)
The Whigs (Athens GA)

The Shoegazers/Dream Pop Weavers:

Gliss (Los Angeles CA)
Io Echo (Los Angeles CA)
The Joy Formidable (Wrexham UK-WALES)
Kestrels (Halifax CANADA)
Popstrangers (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
The Soft Moon (San Francisco CA)
Tashaki Miyaki (Los Angeles CA)
Ume (Austin TX)
The Warlocks (Los Angeles CA)

The Hip Hoppers:

Buck 65 (Toronto CANADA)
Chali 2na (Los Angeles CA)
DJ Yoda (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Hieroglyphics (Oakland CA)
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire (Brooklyn NY)

The Up And Comers:

Mac DeMarco (Montreal CANADA)
Sky Ferreira (New York NY)
Ryan Hemsworth (Halifax CANADA)
Rhye (Los Angeles CA)

The Canadian Delegation:

The Besnard Lakes (Montreal CANADA)
Hayden (Toronto CANADA)
Paper Lions (Charlottetown PE)
PS I Love You (Kingston CANADA)
Royal Canoe (Winnipeg CANADA)
Solids (Montreal CANADA)
Suuns (Montreal CANADA)
Two Hours Traffic (Charlottetown CANADA)

The Rest:

Aloe Blacc (Los Angeles CA)
Brendan Benson (Nashville TN)
Civil Twilight (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)
Daedelus (Los Angeles CA)
Duologue (London UK-ENGLAND)
Everything Everything (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
The Heavy (Noid UK-ENGLAND)
Klaxons (London UK-ENGLAND)
Local Natives (Los Angeles CA)
Matthew Perryman Jones (Nashville TN)
Thurston Moore (Northampton MA)
Scott Lucas & the Married Men (Chicago IL)
Major Lazer (New York NY)
NO (Los Angeles CA)
Quiet Company (Austin TX)
Ra Ra Riot (Syracuse NY)
The Rocketboys (Austin TX)
Shout Out Louds (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Scanners (London UK-ENGLAND)
Surfer Blood (West Palm Beach FL)
Vampire Weekend (New York NY)
Western Medicine (Nashville TN)

The list of bands can be perused at your leisure right HERE.

The schedule for all the official nightly showcases (days and times) should be out
in a matter of days.

A deluge of sweet unofficial/official day party announcements will get fiercer as
we get closer to the main event.

To be in the know, I would suggest you subscribe to these Twitter feeds:

SXSW PartyList!
SxSW Party
SouthByFreeNOMS (for all that free food you can get your mitts on!)

I’ll keep you updated until the week of, which is a mere 56 days away.

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