SXSW Music Announces First Band Cull

Some 10% of total acts showcasing March 11-16

Shakey Graves, seen here at the second weekend of ACL Fest, will also serenade SXSW 2014
Shakey Graves, seen here at the second weekend of ACL Fest, will also serenade SXSW 2014 (by Jana Birchum)

Festival, Texas, keeps rolling as only this town can. Three days removed from the rain and ruin of a two-week Austin City Limits Music Festival, South by Southwest has announced its first cull: 195 acts descending on Austin ranging from all points between here and Taiwan.

Twenty-seven locals dot the March 11-16 landscape, including Raina Rose, Penny & Sparrow, Boyfrndz, Grace London, Cinco Doce, Burgess Meredith, and OBN III’s, all of whom will make their first appearance at the music conference. They’re joined by established acts (Los Lonely Boys, Amy Cook), up-and-comers (Wild Child, East Cameron Folkcore), and a few that warrant a wealth of national attention (Shakey Graves, Ume, Whiskey Shivers).

Nationally, SXSW invites Chaos in Tejas heroes the Men, recent (Tom) Petty Fest stunner Jessica Lea Mayfield, New Orleans bounce braggart Vockah Redu, Houston rapper Killa Kyleon and country man Robert Ellis, California bluegrass trio the Devil Makes Three, and Angelo Moore & the Brand New Step, the new project from Fishbone saxophonist Angelo Moore, among others.

The most pressing reason for SXSW’s early acceptance pertains to international acts, and their need to secure flights and proper visas. Eighty-one of the first 195 announced bands will come from foreign lands – though, based on what’s happened in previous years, a few will likely back out – including the Dunwells, an English band signed to the local home of Los Lonely Boys, Playing in Traffic Records; Greenland folk-popper Nive Nielsen & the Deer Children; Burger Records’ Dutch treasure Mozes & the Firstborn; and Andrea Echeverri, the longtime singer in Colombian rock outfit Aterciopelados.

Full rundown of the 195 artists announced below. Don’t look now, but SXSW arrives in five months.

Aer (Wayland, MA.)

Kyle Andrews (Nashville, TN.)

Atlanter (Oslo, NORWAY)

Atomix (Mixcoac, MEXICO)

The Autumn Defense (Chicago, IL.)

Avi Buffalo (Los Angeles, CA.)

Belle Adair (Muscle Shoals, AL.)

Betunizer (Valencia, SPAIN)

The Black and White Years (Austin)

Jeff Black (Nashville, TN.)

Black Taxi (Brooklyn, NY.)

The Black Watch (Los Angeles, CA.)

The Blank Tapes (Los Angeles, CA.)

The Boxing Lesson (Austin)

Boyfrndz (Austin)

Bring Me The Horizon (Sheffield, ENGLAND)

Bugs of Phonon (Tainan, TAIWAN)

Burgess Meredith (Austin)

Allysen Callery (Bristol, RI.)

Capsula (Bilbao, SPAIN)

Casual Sex (Glasgow, SCOTLAND)

[Champagne] (Tokyo, JAPAN)

The Chevelles (North Fremantle, WA.)

Christeene (Austin)

Shawn Chrystopher (Los Angeles, CA.)

Cinco Doce (Austin)

Amy Cook (Austin)

Crossfaith (Osaka, JAPAN)

Rodney Crowell (Crosby)

Current Swell (Victoria, CANADA)

David J (Santa Rosa, CA.)

Deidre and the Dark (Brooklyn, NY.)

DeLorean (Houston)

Dems (London, ENGLAND)

Desert (Barcelona, SPAIN)

The Devil Makes Three (Santa Cruz, CA.)

Division Minuscula (Matamoros, MEXICO)

Eliza Doolittle (London, ENGLAND)

Doughbeezy (Houston)

Dråpe (Oslo, NORWAY)

Drenge (Castleton, ENGLAND)

Dumb Waiter (Richmond, VA.)

The Dunwells (Leeds, ENGLAND)

Lincoln Durham (Austin)

Dusty Stray (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)

East Cameron Folkcore (Austin)

East Forest (Portland, OR.)

Andrea Echeverri (Bogota, COLOMBIA)

E-Dubble (Baltimore, MD.)

Robert Ellis (Houston)

Sean Falyon (Atlanta, GA.)

Feathers (Austin)

Folly and the Hunter (Montreal, CANADA)

Ghost Loft (Los Angeles, CA.)

Ariana Gillis (Toronto, ON.)

Glass Animals (Oxford, ENGLAND)

The Great Wilderness (San Jose, COSTA RICA)

Gungor (Denver, CO.)

Hamell On Trial (Ossining, NY.)

Elias Haslanger (Austin)

Hey Ocean! (Vancouver, CANADA)

Micah P. Hinson (Denison)

Hollow Jan (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)

Hopsin (Panorama City, CA.)

Hyenaz (Berlin, GERMANY)

Il Pan del Diavolo (Palermo, ITALY)


Garland Jeffreys (New York, NY)

Jonzieeee (Houston)

Vance Joy (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

June (San Francisco, CA)

Jungle (London, ENGLAND)

Kaytranada (Montreal, CANADA)

K Camp (Atlanta, GA.)

Killa Kyleon (Houston)

Kins (Brighton, ENGLAND)

Kira Kira (Mosfellsbær, ICELAND)

Kristal and Jonny Boy (Rättvik/Stockholm, SWEDEN)

La Orquesta Vulgar (Juarez, MEXICO)

Kieran Leonard (London, ENGLAND)

Like Swimming (Stockholm, SWEDEN)

Lil Ray/Wheels Up (Houston)

Lions In The Street (Vancouver, CANADA)

Little Daylight (Brooklyn, NY.)

Little Jesus (Mexico City, MEXICO)

Grace London (Austin)

London Grammar (London, ENGLAND)

Lord Buffalo (Austin)

Los Lonely Boys (San Angelo)

Lost Tapes (Barcelona, SPAIN)

Calvin Love (Edmonton, CANADA)

Lovely Bad Things (La Mirada, CA.)

Love X Stereo (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)

Lene Lovich Band (London, ENGLAND)

Eleni Mandell (Los Angeles, CA.)

Marigold (Borlänge, SWEDEN)

Jessica Lea Mayfield (Kent, OH.)

The Men (Brooklyn, NY.)

Mibbs (of Pac Div) (Beverly Hills, CA.)

Mighty Oaks (Berlin, GERMANY)

Fernando Milagros (Santiago, CHILE)

The Ben Miller Band (Joplin, MO.)

Mirror Travel (Austin)

Mise en Scene (Winnipeg CANADA)

Money For Rope (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

Mon Laferte (Escandon, MEXICO)

Mono Inc. (Schönberg, GERMANY)

Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (Los Angeles, CA.)

Mozes & the Firstborn (Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS)

Mr. Gnome (Cleveland, OH.)

Neulore (Nashville, TN.)

Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children (Nuuk, DENMARK)

Nightmare Air (Los Angeles, CA.)

Kurt Nilsen (Oslo, NORWAY)

NO (Los Angeles, CA.)

NONONO (Stockholm, SWEDEN)

OBN III's (Austin)

Only Real (London, ENGLAND)

Palmbomen (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)

Panama Wedding (New York, NY.)

PapaNegro (Santiago, CHILE)

PEDALJETS (Kansas City, MO.)

Penny & Sparrow (Austin)

People of Letters (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

The Pepper Pots (Girona, SPAIN)

Juan Perro (Madrid, SPAIN)

Phonalex (Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA)

Pompeya (Moscow, RUSSIA)

Porter (Guadalajara, MEXICO)

Propain (Houston)

Pure Love (Hemel Hempstead, ENGLAND)

Que (Atlanta, GA.)

Random (Mega Ran) (Phoenix, AZ.)

The Rocketboys (Austin)

Raina Rose (Austin)

ROXY ROCA (Austin)

Royal Canoe (Winnipeg, CANADA)

Rusty Maples (Las Vegas, NV.)

Saint Rich (Fredon, NJ.)

Josef Salvat (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)

Saor Patrol (Edinburgh, SCOTLAND)

Savoir Adore (Brooklyn, NY.)

Jack Savoretti (London, ENGLAND)

Shakey Graves (Austin)

Sigmun (Bandung, INDONESIA)

Sisu (Los Angeles, CA.)

Ski Lodge (New York, NY.)

Soldout (Bruxelles, BELGIUM)

The Sour Notes (Austin)

Speak (Austin)

The Spring Standards (New York, NY.)

Starlight Girls (Brooklyn, NY.)

The Suffers (Houston)

Sweet Baboo (Trefriw, WALES)

The Swiss (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)

SwizZz (Los Angeles, CA.)

Dudu Tassa (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL)

Teengirl Fantasy (New York, NY.)

Kristian Terzic Band (Rovinj, CROATIA)

To Be Frank (Suffolk, ENGLAND)

Jonathan Toubin (New York, NY.)

Truth Universal (New Orleans, LA.)

Ume (Austin)

Urge Overkill (Chicago, IL.)

Vampillia (Tenjinmachi, JAPAN)

Vida Boulevard (Guadalajara, MEXICO)

V.I.P (Austin)

Vockah Redu (New Orleans, LA.)

We Butter the Bread with Butter (Berlin, GERMANY)

Taj Weekes & Adowa (Castries, SAINT LUCIA)

Wes Fif (Orlando, FL.)

Whiskey Shivers (Austin)

Dot Wiggin Band (Brooklyn, NY.)

Wild Child (Austin)

Wild Moccasins (Houston)

Wild Ones (Portland, OR.)

Roosh Williams (Houston)

WonFu (Taipei, TAIWAN)

Dizzy Wright (Las Vegas, NV.)

Yip Deceiver (Athens, GA.)

Gabby Young and Other Animals (London, ENGLAND)

Zefirina (João Pessoa, BRAZIL)

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