SXSW Band List 2009: Confirmed and Unconfirmed

1/9/09 UPDATE: SXSW posted a big list of more confirmed bands. See it here

We’ve split the list up into two categories: CONFIRMED BY SXSW and NOT CONFIRMED BY SXSW. There is no middle ground.

The unconfirmed list is a mixture of band’s Myspace accounts (a large majority), news articles, e-mails and other shadow sources. Sometimes bands list SXSW but what they really mean is they’re playing Austin while SXSW is taking place. (Keep reading, the list is long as hell)

I’d also like to thank Do512 where I crosschecked a lot of this.

CONFIRMED BY SXSW
8Ball & MJG
Anni Rossi
Arc Angels
Beach House
Ben Harper
B.o.B
Buraka Som Sistema
The Coathangers
Cotton Jones
Courteeners
Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele
Friendly Fires
Gabriella Cilmi
Human Highway
Passion Pit
Past Lives
Pete & the Pirates
Primal Scream
Ra Ra Riot
Raul Malo
Relentless7
Reflection Eternal
Sage Francis
St Vincent
These Arms Are Snakes
Wale
White Lies
Ximena Sariñara

UNCONFIRMED BY SXSW

19 Dirty Queens
A Day to Remember
A Skylit Drive
Adam McInnis
Afghan Raiders
Akream of Arctic Flow Rec. & Ice Box Ent.
Alexander Spit
Alina Simone
American Tourist
An Horse
Andrew Bird
Andy Bull
Ann Vriend
Anthony Snape
Arms and Sleepers
Autons
Avitia
AZA
B WILLING
B.o.B
Balthrop, Alabama
The Beat Poets
The Beauvilles
Ben Mallott
Benny Gallagher
Bex Marshall
Bionic Pixie
Birds of Tokyo
Black Cherry
Black Lips
Black Skies
Blue King Brown
BOAC
The Brunettes
The Boat People
The Brothers Movement
BUL!M!ATRON!
Candy Coated Killahz
Captain Bliss
Casiokids
Cassim
Chase Frank
Choo Choo
Chris Lawson Jones
CLP
Closure in Moscow
The Cocknbullkid
Colin Gilmore
Come On Gang!
Connan Mockasin
Cory Branan
Crossed Keys
Crystal Sunshine
Damon Gowler
DANANANANAYKROYD
Dance Gavin Dance
Dapplied Cities
Dark Captain Light Captain
Dave Wrangler
Death is Not a Joyride
Deathly Fighter
The Deep Dark Woods
Dekadens
The Devil Wears Prada
Dirty Honey
DLake
DNAE BEATS
Donnis is in Cancun
Donte J
Drew Danburry
Eagle Winged Palace
Ebony Bones
The Egg
Elizabeth Wills
The Enright House
The Ettes
The Everyday Visuals
Even Elroy
Fanfarlo
Ferraby Lionheart
The Fever Dreams
Five Times August
Florence and the Machine
Folk and Stress
Future of the Left
Fuckshovel
The Fumes
Funk Bank
Gabriel Minnikin
Gabriella Cilmi
Gallus!
The Gay Blades
GEN.ERIK
Glambilly
Goldielocks
Gordie Tentrees
Grande
The Grand Marquee
The Grates
Graveyard BBQ
Gunslingers WFMU Showcase
The Hall Monitors
Hank IV Siltbreeze Showcase
Harmsway
Have Gun, Will Travel
Heartless Bastards
The Heart Attacks
Heels Catch Fire
Hey Negrita
Hot Panda
Ian Moore
Innercity Pirates
The Intelligence
Ironweed
Jackie Bristow
Jasic
Jason Isbell
Jeremy Jay
Jim Patton and Sherry Brokus
Jimmy Baldwin
John Fairhurst
Joseph Israel
Jump Back Jake
Kamikaze Queens
Karima Francis
Katie Costello
Keaton Simons
Kelli Rudick
Kid Confuscius
The Kin
Kittens Ablaze
KONQISTADOR
Kurt Vile
Le Castle Vania
Les Fauves
Loch Lomond
Lords of Fuzz
Lost Immigrants
The Low Anthem
Louie Fresco
Lower Class Revolt
Lucky Fonz III
Madi Diaz
Magnet School
Manda Mosher
Methadone Kitty & The Daily Dose
Micachu
Michael / Danceism
Midnight Peacocks
Midnight Youth
Modern Day Drifters
Monica Giraldo
Monique Ortiz
The Monthlies SPIN MAGAZINE PARTY
The Moog
Mos Generator
Mother/Father
Muck and the Mires
Myjonahproject
My Disco
Naked on the Vague
Necropolis
NLF3
Nick Bearden
Nicole Eitner
Nightsweats
NOVA
The O’s
Ocky Goodsounds
OH SNAP!!
Opus Dai
Our Lunar Activities
The Pacific
The Pack A.D.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Paris Wells
The Proclivities
Paula Maya
Pedro Menendez
Polly Mackey and The Pleasure Principle
Port O’Brien
Pop Unknown
Porterdavis
Rachael Sage
Rademacher
Randy Weeks
Reason to Rebel
Red Riders
Red Summer
Rediscover
The Resignators
The River Raid
Roadside Graves
Rob Roy
Rocko Dorsey
Rodney Fisher
Roll the Tanks
Sabbath Crow
Sandi Thom
Sara Haze
Sarah Siskind
Scorpion Child
Scram C Baby
Seabird
Selena Garcia
Senor Furley
The Service Industry
The Slants
The Sleepover Disaster
Seth Glier
Shame Club
Shirock
Sickboy
Sindaddy
Skibunny
SKy Eats Airplane
Smokekiller
Sofia Talvik
Sonpub
Sorry OK Yes
Southeast Engine
Sqweek
Stars Go Dim
Steed Lord
Suckers
Sunset
Tacocat
Tarantist
Temoshark
The Temper Trap
The Thermals
The Tiny
Thee Headliners
This Frontier Needs Heroes
Toy Horses
The Tutts
Twilight Hotel
Two Dollar Bash
Two Sheds
Tyvjk
The Union Trade
The Valentine Failures
The Vaquetones
Virgin Passages
Waves
WAZ
The Weird Weeds
We Have Band
White Circle Crime Club
Whitechapel
Whitey Morgan and the 78s
Willy Joy
Youth Group
Zoroaster

  • http://www.qcla.net Brian

    andy yorke (from england) has also been confirmed. he’s the former leader of the unbelievable truth and currently has a solo album out.

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  • http://www.driveafastercar.com Tessa

    Stellar! Thanks so much. Posted credit & coverage on my blog: http://www.driveafastercar.com/2009/01/05/2009-sxsw-band-list-confirmed-unconfirmed/

  • http://www.myspace.com/ilovesosodeath Seanny

    my band SO SO DEATH is playing SXSW http://www.myspace.com/ilovesosodeath we just are unconfirmed

  • http://www.sofiatalvik.com Jonas

    Sofia Talvik will be attending.

  • Jeff

    Chris T-T is coming over per his myspace. http://www.myspace.com/christtuk

  • Jeff

    The Airborne Toxic Event have unofficially confirmed too. http://blog.welikeitindie.com/tag/the-airborne-toxic-event/

  • Jesse

    This is bollocks – I know plenty of your ‘unconfirmed’ bands that have received official acceptance and invitations from SXSW…

    • Robert Duffy

      I am sure they were given invitations, but for the sake of this list we aren’t listening anyone as confirmed until it comes from the horse’s mouth (SXSW).

      I can say the same thing about some of the bands I’ve listed, but we’re just going through the proper motions here.

  • Livia
  • jill ebenezer

    yeah man, fuck this. This list can suck all my dicks.

  • Mel

    hello are you still in need of volunteers for 01/25/09? If so i would like to volunteer this month but dont know where to sign up. Thanks

  • http://www.myspace.com/bluebloodworldwide blueblood

    Blueblood, from Chicago, has unofficially been confirmed.

    And they will play your party/showcase.

    Bluebloodmusic@gmail.com

  • http://www.myspace.com/thedamnyous irongoat81

    sweet.. a bunch more bands hundreds of miles away i won’t see!

  • Brett

    Roy G and the Biv will be at SXSW this year.

    is available for day parties. iambrettc@gmail.com

  • ross

    Angry Vs The Bear from the uk have been confirmed for SXSW

  • gibbyhaynes

    black angels and butthole surfers

  • Livia
  • Jimmy

    It’s also confirmed that Only Flesh is doing a suspension show

  • http://www.myspace.com/simplisticurge Simplistic Urge

    We will be playing on 6th street Non-SXSW sponsored shows!

    We played last year and had a great time!

    We are also available to play any parties!

  • http://www.mandamosher.com Manda Mosher

    SXSW Officially Confirms their bands by Feb 1st; they will invite some artists prior for planning purposes but you’ll know what’s an official show and not by that point. There are far more unofficial shows/parties than official and some artist tend to do a combination of both. If everyone wants to know what the real scoop is; wait til Feb 1 =)

  • Derek

    Three Fantastic is playing there! Get ready to blaze and get rowdy

  • Jeff Mc

    I am super pumped about Three Fantastic as well!

  • elise

    the magic wands are going to be playing sxsw (yay), don’t know if it’s official or not but got it direct from the source. johnny borrell is “99% sure we’re (razorlight) are going to be at sxsw”, tho he didn’t say anything about them actually playing.

  • Lauren

    Cory and the Wandering Sons will be attending!

  • http://myspace.com/eltule john

    El Tule from Austin will be playing.

  • http://www,myspace.com/thafuckingtransmissions Phillip Pyle

    Tha Fucking Transmissions will be playing March 20th at Aces Lounge @ 1:00pm!! http://www.myspace.com/thafuckingtransmissions.com

  • http://www.beaconsignals.com CWSkimmer

    I haven’t been to your site in ages, but really enjoyed this post! Makes a welcome change from the usual stuff I’ve been RSS’ing lately!