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SXSW Music Announces Partial Band List

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Austin, Texas - January 8, 2009 - The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival, scheduled to take place Wednesday, March 18 - 22, 2009 in Austin, Texas, is pleased to announce the first round of bands scheduled to perform at the 23rd edition of the music festival. A few highlights selected out of over 10,000 music applications include:


  • 8Ball & MJG (Memphis, TN)
  • Akron/Family (Williamsport, PA)
  • Al Kapone (Memphis, TN)
  • Alina Simone (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Amanda Blank (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Amber Smith (Budapest, HUNGARY)
  • Angry vs The Bear (Essex, ENGLAND)
  • Anthony Snape (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
  • ARABROT (Oslo, NORWAY)
  • Arc Angels (Austin, TX)
  • Asher Roth (Morrisville, PA)
  • Asobi Seksu (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Astrid Williamson (Shetland Islands, SCOTLAND)
  • B.o.B. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Banda de Turistas (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Bar-Kays (Memphis, TN)
  • Bavu Blakes (Austin, TX)
  • Ben Kweller (Austin, TX)
  • Benny Gallagher (West Wickham, ENGLAND)
  • Black Cherry (London, ENGLAND)
  • BLACK SKIES (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Blaqstarr (Baltimore, MD)
  • Blue Scholars (Seattle, WA)
  • Bomba Estereo (Bogota, Columbia)
  • Brick Bandits (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Buck 65 (Halifax, NS)
  • Buraka Som Sistema (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Candy Coated Killahz (Toronto, CANADA)
  • Cashier No.9 (Belfast, IRELAND)
  • Casiokids (Bergen, NORWAY)
  • Charles Hamilton (New York, NY)
  • Choc Quib Town (Bogota, Columbia)
  • CHOO-CHOO (Bern, SWITZERLAND)
  • Chris T-T (Brighton, ENGLAND)
  • Come On Gang! (Edinburgh, SCOTLAND)
  • Crystal Method (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Crystal Stilts (New York, NY)
  • Damero (Berlin, Germany)
  • Dananananaykroyd (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Dave Alvin (Los Angeles, CA)
  • David Garza (Austin, TX)
  • Dead Prez (New York, NY)
  • Dekadens (Bucharest, ROMANIA)
  • Dirtblonde (Liverpool, ENGLAND)
  • Division Miniscula (Matamoros, Mexico)
  • Doctor Krapula (Bogota, Columbia)
  • EBONY BONES! (London, ENGLAND)
  • Ella (Bristol, ENGLAND)
  • Empire ISIS (Montreal, CANADA)
  • Explosions in the Sky (Austin, TX)
  • Flood of Red (Glasgow, SCOTLAND)
  • Franki Chan (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Free Sol (Memphis, TN)
  • Futumomo Satisfaction (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Gabi Almedia (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
  • Gary Clark Jr. (Austin, TX)
  • Grimy Styles (Austin, TX)
  • Hacienda (San Antonio, TX)
  • Hickoids (Austin, TX)
  • Ida Maria (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Insite (Mexicali, Mexico)
  • Invincible (Detroit, MI)
  • Jokers of the Scene (Ottawa, ON)
  • Kap Bambino (Bordeaux, France)
  • Kid Sister (Chicago, IL)
  • Killer Mike (Atlanta, GA)
  • LA Riots (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Los Fancy Free (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Madi Diaz (Nashville, TN)
  • Manana (Basil, SWITZERLAND)
  • Mandi Perkins (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Mexican Institute of Sound (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Micachu (London, ENGLAND)
  • Midnight Youth (Auckland, NEW ZEALAND)
  • Mika Miko (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Mike Badger (Liverpool, ENGLAND)
  • Mistah FAB (Oakland, CA)
  • Monokino (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)
  • Moriarty (Montreuil, FRANCE)
  • Motel (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Mundo Livre Sa (Recife, Brazil)
  • My Crew Be Unruly (Baltimore, MD)
  • My Federation (Hove, ENGLAND)
  • Nacho Vegas (Gijon, Spain)
  • Nacional (Glasgow, SCOTLAND)
  • NAVEL (Erschwil, SWITZERLAND)
  • Outasight (New York, NY)
  • P.O.S. (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Pato Machete (Monterrey, Mexico)
  • Peter Bjorn & John (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Peter Rosenberg (New York, NY)
  • Port O’Brien (Cambria, CA)
  • Primal Scream (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Reflection Eternal (Ohio/New York)
  • Rob Quest (Houston, TX)
  • Sage Francis (Providence, RI)
  • San Quinn (San Francisco, CA)
  • Scribe (Christchurch, NZ)
  • Shad (London, Ontario)
  • Shawn David McMillen (Austin, TX)
  • Simplifires (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Soulico (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • St. Vincent (Dallas, TX)
  • Suzy & Los Quattro (Barcelona, Spain)
  • T Bird & The Breaks (Austin, TX)
  • Tanya Morgan (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Temposhark (London, ENGLAND)
  • The Beat Poets (Belfast, IRELAND)
  • The Carrivick Sisters (Devon, ENGLAND)
  • The Courteneers (Manchester, UK)
  • The deBretts (London, ENGLAND)
  • The Deep Dark Woods (Saskatoon, CANADA)
  • the Devil Wears Prada (Dayton, OH)
  • The Everyday Visuals (Boston, MA)
  • The Knux (New Orleans, LA)
  • THE MOOG (Budapest, HUNGARY)
  • The Pepper Pots (Girona, Spain)
  • The Sonics (Seattle, WA)
  • The Temper Trap (Nth Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA)
  • thecocknbullkid (London, ENGLAND)
  • Thee Oh See’s (San Francisco, CA)
  • This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb (Pensacola, FL)
  • Tittsworth (Washington, DC)
  • Tommy Tee (Oslo, Norway)
  • Toy Horses (Barry, WALES)
  • Twilight Hotel (Winnipeg, CANADA)
  • Virgin Passages (London, ENGLAND)
  • Volodja Balzalorsky (Ljubljana, SLOVENIA)
  • WAZ (Los Angeles, CA)
  • We Have Band (London, ENGLAND)
  • We Should Be Dead (Limerick, IRELAND)
  • White Lies (London, ENGLAND)
  • Whitechapel (Knoxville, TN)
  • Willem Maker (Turkey Heaven, AL)
  • Willy Joy (Chicago, IL)
  • Yarah Bravo (New York, NY)



This list is subject to change. This is only a portion of the bands that will be performing at the SXSW Music Festival.

The South By Southwest Music & Media Conference and Festival takes place at the Austin Convention Center and on over 80 stages throughout downtown Austin. The previously announced Quincy Jones’ keynote will anchor four days of panels, interviews, workshops, peer meetings, trade show exhibition and the world-renowned music festival.
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