SXSW 08: Post Your Top 5 Band Picks

Enough about us talking about SXSW, who are the top 5 bands you’re really looking forward to seeing this year? Post it up in the comments.

  • http://www.steelwood.ws Jason Martin

    1. REM
    2. Honey Cut
    3. Jet Lag
    4. Paul Collins Beat
    5. The Right Ons

  • Heather Whited

    1. Okkervil River
    2. Joseph Arthur
    3. Sera Cahoone
    4. Jason Collett
    5. Nada Surf

  • http://cuddlefish.blogspot.com/ cuddlefish

    Lyyke Li
    Half Japanese
    Frightened Rabbit
    The Acorn
    Cathy Davey

  • http://fevertheblog.blogspot.com Joel

    among many others:

    Los Campesinos!
    Fanfarlo
    Paddy Casey
    Krief
    The Indelicates

  • http://www.myspace.com/lalathecylon Laura

    The Stills
    The Duke Spirit
    The Weakerthans
    Matthew Good
    Vampire Weekend

    Aaaaaand Bon Iver, Limbeck, Phosphorescent, Portugal. The Man, The Dollyrots, Two Gallants…. WHAT??

  • Dave

    The Big Sleep
    Black Mountain
    The Pillows
    Wooden Shjips
    Russian Circles

  • http://likepenguins.blogspot.com erin

    Hanson, The Lemonheads, Wheatus, REM and Presidents of the United States of America. I have already found all my old flannel and docs.

    No, in actual fact, I’ll be very predictable and say:

    Jens Lekman
    Liam Finn
    Shout Out Louds
    Robots in Disguise
    Vampire Weekend

    And bon iver, and aa bondy, and The Wombats and Joseph Arthur and Lightspeed Champion and MGMT and . . . oh god, I’m starting to panic again.

  • jennifer

    Wish list:

    Liam Finn
    the Soundtrack of Our Lives
    REM (which will not happen, since I am badge-free)
    Black Mountain
    Okkervil River

    But can’t wait to hear a bunch of new-to-me bands, too.

  • http://scenestersandmirrorkissers.blogspot.com/ Janeinma

    Robots In Disguise cancelled.

  • amanda

    -Band of Horses
    -Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
    -Death Cab (always)
    -Vampire Weekend
    -Avett Brothers

  • B-Funk

    Band of Horses huh…. must be some wishful thinking after missin a stelllar La Zona Show last month!

  • Jeff

    My top 5 – some are not on the official list but all are playing:

    The Giraffes
    Trail of Dead
    Tim Fite
    The Breeders
    Sound of Urchin

  • http://www.myspace.com/dskar uselessgoo

    The Redwalls
    Motorhead
    King Britt
    Monument to No One
    The S.I.G.I.T

    I’d like to check out REM and Yo la Tengo and MMJ….but I don’t think that is going to happen.

  • http://www.houstoncalling.net DAC

    British Sea Power
    Sleepercar
    Grand Ole Party
    Caspian
    Tacks The Boy Disaster

  • brother mayhem

    Dexateens
    Wax Fang
    Wussy
    X
    Jim Noir

  • http://likepenguins.blogspot.com erin

    jane,

    well, that just figures.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/dvd357/ super dave

    N*E*R*D
    Santogold
    The Virgins
    Lykke Li
    D*R*I

    it’s going the fuck down

  • hester bangs

    Day For Night
    Lykke Li
    Santogold
    The Duke Spirit
    The Answering Machine

  • Brian

    destroyer
    the breeders
    bodies of water
    bon iver
    british sea power

  • Livia

    The Heavy
    X
    TAB the Band
    Lightspeed Champion
    Nicole Atkins

  • http://www.myspace.com/trashbinwhores Lolemite

    Teenage Bottlerocket
    The Black Keys
    Wing
    Paul Collins Beat
    The Cynics

  • AdamWR

    Earthless
    Monotonix
    Foxy Shazam
    The Sword
    Phosphorescent

    and if they don’t pan out, go with the old standby’s….Black Keys, Destroyer, Spoon, the Cribs….

  • Josh

    hot water music
    pissed jeans
    devotchka
    crystal castles
    motorhead

  • Chris

    Handsome Furs
    Atlas Sound
    The Night Marchers
    Akron/Family
    Jay Reatard

    others:
    No Age
    The Fall-Outs
    Fuck Buttons
    White Denim
    The Raveonettes
    Destroyers
    The Constantines

  • http://paulpaulpaulpaul.com-stillbuilding Paul

    Robyn
    Santogold
    Chromeo
    Crystal Castles
    Her Space Holiday

  • jessica

    destroyer
    atlas sound
    jens lekman
    holy fuck
    bon iver

  • http://www.musicdaily.org MusicDaily.org

    Digitalism
    Lykke Li
    The Whip
    A.A. Bondy
    Capitol K

  • http://likepenguins.blogspot.com erin

    josh, I think crystal castles cancelled the rest of their tour? something about a car accident.

  • Arto

    - Black Mountain
    – Destroyer
    – Two Gallants
    – Hot Water Music
    – Delta Spirit

  • tony

    Voxhaul Broadcast
    Eastern Conference Champions
    Yeasayer
    Mezzanine Owls
    Sam Sparro

  • Brian

    erin, crystal castles only canceled up until sxsw because of the accident, unless that’s changed.

  • Mary Emily

    The Cribs
    Vampire Weekend
    MGMT
    The Black Keys
    Portugal. The Man

  • Errol

    The Kills
    Grand Ole Party
    Crystal Castles
    NOFX
    Del the Funky Homosapien

  • http://themidgetmen.com/ cram

    Is it too obvious to just say “5 of the bands playing Donewaiting/The Midgetmen” party?

    If so, I’m most interested in seeing:
    She & Him
    M Ward
    Grand Archives
    The Low Lows
    The Golden Dogs

    After braving the rain this morning for tickets to Tuesday’s show, I can cross seeing MMJ/Yo La Tengo off the Thursday night list!

  • doubledown

    Lucero
    Joseph Arthur
    James McMurtry
    The Mother Truckers
    Chuck Prophet

  • jwill

    fuck buttons
    MSTRKRFT + LA riots
    simian mobile disco
    MMJ + yo la tengo (yay tickets to the Parish show!)

  • http://myspace.com/odessarockshows Alex

    -Hot Water Music
    -The Unsane
    -Dalek
    -Neptune
    -Old Time Relijun

  • michael

    no age
    the kills
    p horseshit
    tom waits
    bsp

  • june

    Chester French
    Katy Perry
    The Voom Blooms
    Enter Shikari (!!!)
    Times New Viking

  • http://socal.insomiaradio.net Charles

    Naked Raygun
    The Oaks
    Blitzen Trapper
    The Wedding Present
    The Meatmen
    –and about 100 others

  • carney

    lindstrom ( if I can sneak in)
    crystal castles
    toxic avenger
    wooden shjips
    Matthew Johnson

  • fiestaman

    ………………………………………..
    Cloud Cult
    Jeffrey Lewis
    X
    Why?
    Kim Taylor

    ………………………………………..

  • friendswithcg

    -Voom Blooms
    -Helio Sequence
    -Vampire Weekend
    -Breeders
    -Nada Surf

  • kozy

    heartsrevolution
    robyn
    tough alliance
    cut copy
    lykke li

  • woods

    the whigs
    yeasayer
    drug rug
    tulsa
    liam finn
    santogold

  • jer

    ra ra riot
    white denim
    born ruffians
    tough alliance
    she & him

  • Grafton

    Lord T and Eloise
    James Mcmurty
    North Mississippi allstars
    vampire weekend
    tom waits

  • fritzel

    mars volta
    radiohead
    North Mississippi allstars
    mgmt

  • Leann

    These New Puritans
    The Wombats
    The Pigeon Detectives
    Von Iva
    Thieves Like Us

    (Vampire Weekend, Shout Out Louds, The Raveonettes, Motorhead, too many to mention!!!!! My head’s gonna explode!!)

  • http://www.reveillemag.com solace

    of artists i’ve seen a number of times already:

    My Morning Jacket
    M. Ward
    Bon Iver
    The Black Keys
    Cloud Cult

    others:

    Yeasayer
    British Sea Power
    The Brother Kite
    She & Him
    Felice Brothers

  • seditive off

    I would say all are promising…I’m hoping to catch “The Jawz”…good-ass ring to that sh..

    http://myspace.com/branchout

  • http://www.ba47.blogspot.com trevor keel

    White Denim
    Holy Fuck
    Bon Iver
    Man Man
    Team Robespierre

  • alimogator

    Are we putting bands that are actually playing at sxsw? Maybe some people didn’t read the comment correctly. With that said, here is my list.

    Bon Iver
    Rogue Wave
    British Sea Power
    M. Ward
    MGMT

    —also excited for Nada Surf, The Breeders, Black Mountain, AA Bondy, MMJ, Liam Finn, The Stills, and a hundred more!!!

  • mike

    THEY SUCK BIG FAT DICK. THAT UGLY ASS ARMENIAN DUDE IS FUCKING OLD. WHAT A POSER SELLING SHIT HE STEALS FROM OTHER PEOPLE. LIKE TREVOR BROWNS ARTWORK. THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD GET AWAY WITH IT BUT NOW THEY CAN’T BECAUSE THAT SHIT IS OUT OF THE BAG. THEY ACT LIKE FUCKING DICKS. LOOK UP THAT GUYS OLD BAND “KILL CHEERLEADER”. THEY ARE WANNABE GUNS N ROSES ROCKERS. LOOK AT HIM NOW. ITS RIDICULOUS. THEY HAVE NO TALENT ON STAGE, THE DUDE JUST PRETENDS TO PLAY HIS KEYBOARD, THATS WHY HE HOVERS OVER IT AS MUCH AS HE CAN. THE LAPTOP PLAYS EVERYTHING, YOU CAN TELL IF YOU USED THAT KEYBOARD. HE HITS A KEY NOW AND THEN INBETWEEN SONGS TO PLAY A NOISE THATS A PRE PROGRAMMED NOISE ON THAT KEYBOARD. I GUESS THEY GOT A LIVE DRUMMER TO PLAY SO IT LOOKS LIKE THEY DO SOMETHING. BUT IF YOU GO TO SEE THEM WITHOUT THE INTENTION OF GETTING DRUNK LIKE STUPID KIDS THAT CAN’T HANDLE DRINKING AND DON’T APPRECIATE REAL TALENT AND MUSIC THEN YOU’LL SEE THRU THOSE FAKE ASS POSERS. THAT DUMB DYKE JUST GETS DRUNK AND YELLS LIKE A RETARDED MONKEY. THESE FUCKERS SUCK ASS LIVE. YOU’RE STUPID IF YOU PAY FOR THEIR SHIT.. ITS FAKE UNTALENTED FUCKS LIKE THIS THAT RUIN WHAT THE FUCK MUSIC IS. FUCKING POSERS. I CAN SEE TREVOR DOESNT CARE ABOUT THE MONEY, HES JUST HURT THESE DICKHEADS USED A DUDES HARDWORK TO SELL OFF FOR THEM SELVES. HE WAS EVEN WILLING TO JUST LET ALL OF THIS SHIT GO BY JUST ASKING TO GET A COPY OF THE CD TO LISTEN TO. THAT FUCKING SUCKS. ANYONE WOULD FEEL HURT TOO