SXSW Music: Second List

243 + 171 = as many acts as the last two ATX fests combined

South by Southwest now stands less than 120 days away, so expect the announcements to roll out on a regular basis from here on in. This morning, the Music festival offered a second batch of showcasing acts – 243 to be exact. Combined with last month’s initial reveal, that pushes the total number of confirmations over 400 for the March 17-22 mania.

Approximately 10% of today’s list includes homegrown names. Of that subsection, 23, there’s better known talent including Quiet Company, Mother Falcon, Jon Dee Graham, and Amy Cook, as well as recent Fun Fun Fun Fest performers the Digital Wild. Girl Pilot, Chronicle contributor William Harries Graham (Jon Dee’s son), and his band the Painted Redstarts – which also stars Charlie Sexton’s rocking offspring Marlon – also made the cut.

Whiskey Shivers is in, and so’s My Jerusalem and summer feature subject Paul Oscher, famous for playing harp with Muddy Waters. Austin rap sovereigns League of Extraordinary Gz aren’t there yet, but its members Lowkey and Lil J perform solo. Jamestown Revival, the Mastersons, Mirror Travel, and Hunter Sharpe round out a robust local catch.

In addition to baroque pop legends the Zombies, fast becoming a CenTex staple after a run this year at Austin Psych Fest and some work for HAAM, the two marquee toppers of the lineup so far hail from olde tyme England: Swervedriver and Gang of Four. Oxford’s shoegazers have been busy since their 2008 reboot (new album finally?), while the latter Leeds post-punks just yesterday announced the February release of eighth album What Happens Next – their first without singer Jon King, who left the band early last year. That leaves only founding guitarist Andy Gill.

Also of note: Alejandro Escovedo co-writer and Bay Area rocker extraordinaire Chuck Prophet, FFF Fest highlight King Tuff, local rapper Zeale’s good buddies Awolnation, and Houston hard spitter Doughbeezy. The Chronicle Music staff admits curiosity about Sicko Mobb, Elvis Depressedly, and Snootie Wild. Iconic NYC DJ Peter Rosenberg returns yet again despite not being a rapper or singer.

Jamaican dancehall volume-pusher Sean Paul

Internationally, Sweden stacks on four (Megnettes, Moon City Boys, Good Harvest, and Kill! Kill! Pussycat!), South Korea another five (that tally’s now up to 11), and two from Lagos, Nigeria (Ice Prince, Iyanya). All aforementioned acts play second fiddle to Sean Paul, the reggaeton master whose “Temperature” and “Get Busy” singles had the middle Aughts on lock.

For all that and more – including mention of a NOLA jazz sextet that sounds like the house band for the Muppets – here’s the full round two rundown:

Matías Aguayo (Berlin, Germany)

Lydia Ainsworth (Toronto, Canada)

The Amazing Snakeheads (Glasgow, Scotland)

Kimberly Anne (London, England)

Asian Chairshot (Seoul, South Korea)

Awolnation (Los Angeles, CA.)

Babes (Los Angeles, CA.)

Bad Vibes (Oakland, CA.)

The Ballroom Thieves (Boston, MA.)

Del Barber (Winnipeg, Canada)

Beat Connection (Seattle, WA.)

Beatking (Houston)

Beaty Heart (London, England)

BJ the Chicago Kid (Chicago, IL.)

Black Violin (Miami, FL.)

Guy Blakeslee (Los Angeles, CA.)

The Blind Shake (Minneapolis, MN.)

Suzy Bogguss (Nashville, TN.)

Børns (Los Angeles, CA.)

The Bros. Landreth (Winnipeg, Canada)

Tom Brosseau (Los Angeles CA)

B.Traits (London, England)

Cairo Knife Fight (Auckland, New Zealand)

Cancer Bats (Toronto, Canada)

Capitan Tifus (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Blake Carrington (Toronto, Canada)

Cathedrals (San Francisco, CA.)

Chancha Via Circuito (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Choze (Atlanta, GA.)

Christian S (Cologne, Germany)

Chui (Zagreb, Croatia)

Cinematic Experience (Berlin, Germany)

CJ Fly (Brooklyn, NY.)

Coffeehouse (Santiago, Chile)

Amy Cook (Austin)

The Cribs (Wakefield, England)

Denzel Curry (Miami, FL.)

Karla da Silva (São Paulo, Brazil)

Dear Boy (Los Angeles, CA.)

Death Valley Girls (Los Angeles, CA.)

Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver, Canada)

Robert DeLong (Los Angeles, CA.)

Delorean (Houston)

The Deslondes (New Orleans, LA.)

The Digital Wild (Austin)

Marianne Dissard (Paris, France)

The Districts (Philadelphia, PA.)

DJ Blue Hawaii (Montreal, Canada)

DJ Earl (Chicago, IL.)

DJ Halo (Oakland, CA.)

DJ HVAD (Copenhagen, Denmark)

DJ Spinn (New York, NY.)

Doeman (Houston)

Doughbeezy (Houston)

Dream Koala (Paris, France)

Dr. Rackle & the Sound Griots (New Orleans, LA.)

DJ Duffey (Dallas)

The Dunwells (Leeds, England)

East India Youth (London, England)

Elel (Nashville, TN.)

Ellie Herring (Lexington, KY.)

Elvis Depressedly (Asheville, NC.)

Escort (Brooklyn, NY.)

Javier Escovedo & the City Lights (San Diego, CA.)

Ex-Cult (Memphis, TN.)

Sean Falyon (Atlanta, GA.)

Famasloop (Miami, FL.)

Father (Atlanta, GA.)

Fielded (New York, NY.)

The Fin (Tokyo, Japan)

Diana Fuentes (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Gang of Four (London, England)

Gang of Youths (Sydney, Australia)

Garden City Movement (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Jacco Gardner (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Gateway Drugs (Los Angeles, CA.)

Ghost Magnet Roach Motel (Tijuana, Mexico)

Giant³ Sand (Tucson, AZ.)

Girl Pilot (Austin)

Good Harvest (Falun, Sweden)

Philipp Gorbachev (Berlin, Germany)

Jon Dee Graham (Austin)

William Harries Graham (Austin)

Grand Analog (Toronto, Canada)

Gyptian (King Western, Jamaica)

Monica Heldal (Oslo, Norway)

HEO (Seoul, South Korea)

Hiatus Kaiyote (Melbourne, Australia)

Highly Suspect (Brooklyn, NY.)

Hippo Campus (Minneapolis, MN.)

Ho9909 (Newark, NJ.)

Reuben Hollebon (Norfolk, England)

Holychild (Los Angeles, CA.)

Holy Esque (East Kilbride, Scotland)

I Am Giant (Auckland, New Zealand)

Ice Prince (Lagos, Nigeroa)

Ikonika (London, England)

Iyanya (Lagos, Nigeria)

Jamestown Revival (Austin)

Mick Jenkins (Chicago, IL.)

July Talk (Toronto, Canada)

Kaleo (Mosfellsbær, Iceland)

Kawehi (Eudora, KS.)

Tori Kelly (Los Angeles, CA.)

KEN mode (Winnipeg, Canada)

Kill! Kill! Pussycat! (Ange, Sweden)

Victoria Kimani (Los Angeles, CA.)

Elle King (Brooklyn, NY.)

King Tuff (Brattleboro, VT.)

Natasha Kmeto (Portland, OR.)

Kosha Dillz (Los Angeles, CA.)

La Luz (Seattle, WA.)

La Mecanica Popular (New York, NY.)

Nikki Lane (Greenville, SC.)

La Sabrosura Dura (Bogota, Colombia)

Laza (Springfield, MA.)

Lazyeyes (Brooklyn, NY.)

Lenka (Sydney, Australia)

Lil J (Austin)

Lite (Tokyo, Japan)

Longfellow (Brockley, England)

Los Aldeanos (Havana, Cuba)

The Lowest Pair (Olympia, WA.)

Lowkey (Austin)

Austin Lucas (Bloomington, IN.)

Macaco (Barcelona, Spain)

The Magnettes (Lulea, Sweden)

Mallory Knox (Ely, England)

Mansionair (Sydney, Australia)

Mantar (Hamburg, Germany)

Mao Loading (Bogota, Colombia)

The Mastersons (Austin)

Mighty Oaks (Berlin, Germany)

Mirror Travel (Austin)

Chris Mitchell (Houston)

Moe Gang (Housto)

Machel Montano (Port of Spain, Trinidad/Tobago)

Moon City Boys (Stockholm, Sweden)

Moon Honey (Los Angeles, CA.)

Ian Moore (Seattle, WA.)

Bob Moses (New York, NY.)

Mother Falcon (Austin)

Motopony (Seattle, WA.)

Mr Play (London, England)

The Mud Howlers (Mexico City, Mexico)

Mumiy Troll (Vladivostok, Russia)

My Jerusalem (Austin)

Mysonne (New York, NY.)

The Mystery Lights (Brooklyn, NY.)

Israel Nash (Dripping Springs)

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (Venice, CA.)

Night School (Oakland, CA.)

Nihils (Waidring, Austria)

Northcote (Victoria, Canada)

Nyla (Kingston, Jamaica)

O Amor Existe (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Odesza (Seattle, WA.)

Adil Omar (Islamabad, Pakistan)

Only Real (London, England)

Paul Oscher (Austin)

Oso Leone (Palma De Mallorca, Spain)

The Painted Redstarts (Austin)

Pale Seas (Southampton, England)

Percance (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Josiel Perez’s AC Jazz Project (Los Angeles, CA.)

Pompeya (Moscow, Russia)

Jay Prince (London, England)

Chuck Prophet (San Francisco, CA.)

Public Access T.V. (New York, NY.)

Public Service Broadcasting (London, England)

Pujol (Columbia, TN.)

Quorum (Tokyo, Japan)

Quiet Company (Austin)

Rainy Milo (London, England)

Rival Consoles (London, England)

Daniel Romano (Welland, ON.)

Peter Rosenberg (New York, NY.)

Daniel Roure Quartet (Toulon, France)

Sadat X (New Rochelle, NY.)

Samini (Accra, Ghana)

San Fermin (Brooklyn, NY.)

Sango (Seattle, WA.)

Saukrates (Toronto, Canada)

Sean Paul (Kingston, Jamaica)

Hunter Sharpe (Austin)

Andy Shauf (Regina, Canada)

Sicko Mobb (Chicago, IL.)

Samantha Savage Smith (Calgary, Canada)

Snootie Wild (Memphis, TN.)

Socalled (Montreal, Canada)

Sol (Seattle, WA.)

Sonido San Francisco (Xonacatlán, Mexico)

Sophie (London, England)

Southern Hospitality (London, England)

Speak (Austin)

George Stancell (Longview)

Peggy Stern Trio (Austin)

Sungod (Austin)

Surfer Blood (West Palm Beach, FL.)

Survive (Austin)

Sweater Beats (Brooklyn, NY.)

Swervedriver (Oxford, England)

Time For Three (Philadelphia, PA.)

The Ting Tings (Manchester, England)

Trixie Trainwreck (Berlin, Germany)

Tropics (London, England)

Truth Universal (New Orleans, LA.)

Tsushimamire (Tokyo, Japan)

Turbo Fruits (Nashville, TN.)

Benny Turner & Real Blues (New Orleans, LA.)

Twin Danger (Brooklyn, NY.)

Twin Shadow (Los Angeles, CA.)

Jonathan Tyler (Dallas)

Velvet Caravan (Savannah, GA.)

The Velvet Teen (Santa Rosa, CA.)

Victim Mentality (Seoul, South Korea)

Vision Fortune (London, England)

The Voyeurs (London, England)

Mack Warbuckz (Atlanta, GA.)

Wardell (Los Angeles, CA.)

Water Liars (Oxford, MS.)

Juan Wauters (New York, NY.)

Wave Chapelle (Milwaukee, WI.)

Weyes Blood (New York, NY.)

Whiskey Shivers (Austin)

Wild Throne (Bellingham, WA.)

Alex Wiley (Chicago, IL.)

Roosh Williams (Houston)

Lena Willikens (Cologne, Germany)

Wolf Alice (London, England)

Worldwide (San Antonio)

Xu Xu Fang (Mar Vista, CA.)

YB (Seoul, South Korea)

Young Empires (Toronto, Canada)

Your Old Droog (Brooklyn, NY.)

Yukon Blonde (Vancouver, Canada)

Yung Gleesh (Washington D.C.)

Zionstereo (Cali, Colombia)

The Zoltars (Austin)

The Zombies (St Albans, England)

Zookeeper (Austin )

Zooly Gvng (Atlanta, GA.)

Yumi Zouma (Christchurch, New Zealand)

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