Category Archives: SXSW Blog


Fela Kuti’s son Seun Kuti will lead his pops former Afrobeat Orchestra Egypt 80 across America, once again. Seun adds some contemporary influences to his dad’s sauce.
Brian Eno hailed Seun and Egypt 80 for “making some of the biggest, wildest, livest music on the planet.” Because of their range and appeal Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing all types of events and venues: SXSW, Coachella, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest, Houstin I-Fest, International Festival of Louisiana, Lake Eden Arts Festival and many more.

Dates after the jump

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Psychic Ills Announce SXSW Dates & U.S. 2012 Spring Tour

photo by: Dalton Flint

Psychic Ills are gearing up for tour and SXSW.

Their 2011 Sacred Bones debut Hazed Dreams was a psychedelic, drone-y affair. Dates after jump.

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SXSW Music Festival 2012 Schedule Live

Click here for the details and see some new bands that have been added. Now to wait for SCHED to get up and running for this year.

Nite Jewel Announces North American Tour Dates With Chairlift

Debbie Deb’s weird, warped 2012 incarnation Nite Jewel is touring North America with Chairlift, followed by a headlining date at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.
She is also playing SXSW.
Nite Jewel will be touring in support of her upcoming album One Second Of Love will be available March 6th on Secretly Canadian.
If you like seraphic, minimalist dance pop then Nite Jewel aka Ramona Gonzalez might be up your alley.

Tourdates, and Nite Jewel’s  One Second of Love title-track after the jump.

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SXSW Music Festival 2012 Bands Round 3

This is a big update. The Magnetic Fields, Built To Spill, Metric, Neon Trees, and The War On Drugs are some of the big names. Two Cow Garage from Columbus also listed, and a ton of Cincinnati bands. (Is Heartless Bastards still considered a Cincy band?)

Peter Bradley Adams (Brooklyn NY)
A.Dd+ (Dallas TX)
Alberta Cross (Los Angeles CA)
Allah-Las (Los Angeles CA)
All The Young (Stoke-On-Trent ENGLAND)
ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) (San Francisco CA)
Alpha Rev (Austin TX)
Amoral (Helsinki FINLAND)
Amplified Heat (Austin TX)
Anamanaguchi (Brooklyn NY)
Ancestors (Los Angeles CA)
Ancestros (Cali COLOMBIA)
Ancient Astronauts (Cologne GERMANY)
The Apache Relay (Nashville TN)
Arborea (Lewiston ME)
Arkells (Hamilton CANADA)
The Art (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Atash (Austin TX)
Attwenger (Vienna AUSTRIA)
Authorities (Vancouver CANADA)
Automelodi (Montreal CANADA)
Maya Azucena (Brooklyn NY)
Andrea Balency Trio (Mexico City MEXICO)
Balkan Beat Box (Brooklyn NY/Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Jef Barbara (Montreal CANADA)
Beach Fossils (Brooklyn NY)
Michael Beach (San Francisco CA)
Arthur Beatrice (London UK-ENGLAND)
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SXSW 2012 Music Festival Band Announcement #2

SXSW just posted another update of bands performing at next year’s SXSW Music Festival:

Alabama Shakes (Athens AL)
Asking Alexandria (York UK-ENGLAND)

Atlantic/Pacific (Brooklyn NY)
Bad Weather California (Denver CO)
Belligerence (Portsmouth UK-ENGLAND)
Ben Howard (Devon UK-ENGLAND)
Blouse (Portland OR)
Capsula (Bilbao SPAIN)
Choir of Young Believers (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Dikes of Holland (Austin TX)
Duran (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Edison Chair (Austin TX)
Electric Eel Shock (Tokyo JAPAN)
Electric Wire Hustle (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)
Elias Haslanger (Austin TX)
Extrawelt (Hamburg GERMANY)
Fallulah (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Films of Colour (London UK-ENGLAND)
Go Back To The Zoo (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)
Hunters (Brooklyn NY)
Idiot Glee (Lexington KY)
J.R. Patton (Dallas TX)
Juan Cirerol (Mexicali MEXICO)
Lanie Lane (Sydney NSW)
Led Er Est (New York NY)
Lilly Wood and the Prick (Paris FRANCE)
Lonsdale Boys Club (London UK-ENGLAND)
Lucero (Memphis TN)
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SXSW 2012 Announces First Wave of Bands

Direct from SXSW, news of the first wave of confirmed bands performing.

So who is exciting on this list to you? The Ettes? Grace Potter? Cloud Nothings? Avalanche City?

Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys (Austin TX)
Against Me! (Gainesville FL)
Agent Fresco (Reykjavík ICELAND)
Ambition (Halifax CANADA)
ANR (Miami FL)
Antoine Reverb (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Avalanche City (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Balthazar (Gent BELGIUM)
Bare Wires (Oakland NY)
BeatauCue (Caen FRANCE)
Bestial Mouths (Los Angeles CA)
Big Deal (London UK-ENGLAND)
Big Scary (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
The Black and White Years (Austin TX)
Black Books (Austin TX)
The Black Ryder (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Michael Guy Bowman (Los Angeles CA)
Cashier No.9 (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Class Actress (Brooklyn NY)
Cloud Nothings (Cleveland OH)
Com Truise (Princeton NJ)
Delay Trees (Helsinki FINLAND)
Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver CANADA)
Marianne Dissard (Tucson AZ)
Duck Fight Goose (Shanghai CHINA)
The Ettes (Nashville TN)
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SXSW Video: Odd Future Jumps off Roofs During “French” @ Thrasher & Rocks “Sandwitches” with P. Diddy, & Lil B @ Fader Fort 2011, Then Storms Off Stage At Billboard After Playing “Yonkers”

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Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All showing that being a skateboarder makes it so you aren’t a coward during the Thrasher SXSW Showcase.

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Stream: Wild Flag Concert at SXSW

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I was able to see Wild Flag (Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss from Sleater-Kinney, Mary Timony, Rebecca Cole) perform one of their first shows ever a few weeks back at The Rock Shop. The sound was huge. The energy was off the charts. Although it’s early in the band’s career, they were tight and the crowd was in love from the first chord. I can’t wait for their first full length to come out.

The band performed an NPR showcase last night at SXSW, and you can stream the whole thing here.

Video: Jack White’s Surprise SXSW Parking Lot Performance

NPR posted video footage of Jack White’s surprise parking lot performance at SXSW. Two songs – one a Buddy Holly cover, the other “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.” After Jack’s performance, you get some music from new Third Man artist, Seasick Steve.