SXSW

With less than a month to go, we’re now well into the run-up to this year’s South By Southwest festival. The extensive list of this year’s showcasing artists is now up on the SXSW website, with MP3s available for many. Take careful note, a number of these bands will be huge this time next year. Here are a few treats to get you started:

Capgun Coup
Death Sentence: Panda!
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The Duke Spirit
Fuck Buttons
Fucked Up
The Indelicates
The Ironweed Project
I Was A Cub Scout
Lykke Li
Nekromantix
The People’s Revolutionary Choir
Shit And Shine
These New Puritans
Why?
Saul Williams
Yeasayer
Zookeeper

Click here for the full list.

As every year, I will be spending this year’s SXSW week in the UK, pretending I don’t care. This won’t be helped by all the emails I’ll get saying “Hey, let’s meet up at SXSW!” Lucky, Flight of the Conchords made this informative and amusing documentary last year that captures at least some of what we’re missing out on:

Flight of the Conchords – A Texan Odyssey
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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