Top 10 Canadian Acts, SXSW 08

Here come the Canadians

Here it comes! That beast of a music festival that invades, enlightens, and retreats as quickly as it came descends on our fair city next Wednesday, and with it comes a slew of acts from the Great White North. From Americana to hip-hop, those Canadians have a knack for doing it up and doing it well. I always recommend seeing as many international acts as possible during the week of, because who knows when you’ll get that opportunity again? Ladies and gentlemen, your delegates.

1) Chromeo, Saturday, March 15, 1am @ Volume
2) Holy Fuck , Thursday, March 13, 1am @ Wave Rooftop
3) Destroyer, Friday, March 14, 1am @ the Parish
4) Islands, Thursday, March 13, 8pm @ Cedar Street Courtyard & 12mid @ Emo’s Main
5) Cadence Weapon, Wednesday, March 12, 1am @ Habana Calle 6 Patio & Thursday, March 13, 2:30pm @ Austin Convention Center Day Stage
6) MSTRKRFT, Saturday, March 15, 1am @ Vice
7) Black Mountain, Thursday, March 13, 1am @ Mohawk Patio
8) Fucked Up, Thursday, March 13, 9:30pm @ Vice & Friday, March 14, 10:30pm @ Scoot Inn
9) Shout Out Out Out Out, Thursday, March 13, 11:30pm @ Beauty Bar Backyard
10) Jason Collett, Saturday, March 15, 11pm @ the Parish

Honorable mentions: A-Trak, Duchess Says, Crystal Castles, Nadja, Luke Doucet

I considered giving you descriptions, genres, links, and whatnot, but wouldn’t it be more exciting to just show up and give these kids a try? Suffice it to say that there’s a wide range in that crew, a little something for everyone. Get out there, and have fun. And remember: everything in moderation, my friends. Pace yourselves.

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