SXSW Music: List No. 5

New crop ups the ante to 1,251 acts so far

John Trudell
John Trudell

We’ve been poring over the growing list of showcase announcements now arriving weekly from SXSW Music, combing through intriguing unknowns, international curiosities, and veteran favorites playing the conference March 17-22. Today, that talent pool deepens with another 111 artists.

Los Angeles indie-folk favorites Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros stand tall as the most commercially recognizable band in this batch, which brings the current total to 1,251 performers. (Last week’s drop.) Native American activist, environmentalist, and musician John Trudell also slots in.

The new list bulks up SXSW’s ever expanding hip-hop profile. They’ve tapped Midwestern hip-hop collective Doomtree, along with its individual members as solo artists: P.O.S., Dessa, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, Cecil Otter, Sims, and Paper Tiger. Dallas rapper Blue, the Misfit, who played Fun Fun Fun Fest last year, Rhode Island poet B. Dolan, and Canadian iconoclast Buck 65 are also in.

Metalcore/deathcore represents with Norma Jean and Veil of Maya, new-school soul-pop via Kali Uchis (managed locally by ScoreMore’s Claire Bogle), and hail at least one great moniker: Mild High Club.

This fifth cull counts 11 acts from local leagues: Abram Shook, Built by Snow, Guy Forsyth, Jonny Gray, Jess Klein, Joel Laviolette & Rattletree, League of Extraordinary Gz, Marmalakes, Pet White Tiger, S. Dot & Tuk-da-Gat, and the Well.

And as always there’s a wealth of international acts including 11 Canadians, five Australians, and three acts from Trinidad/Tobago – Shurwayne Winchester, Mungal Patasar, Codrington Pan Family – bringing the island sound. We also note an act from Shanghai (Tang Trio) and Sophie Villy of Tbilisi, Georgia, in the former Soviet Union. Reformed North Irish punk band Protex, which played SXSW 2014, returns.

Abram Shook (Austin)

All Tvvins (Dublin, Ireland)

Baby Bee (Houma, La.)

B. Dolan (Providence, R.I.)

Betrayal (San Fernando Valley, Calif.)

Bit Funk (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Blue the Misfit (Dallas)

Braille (New York, N.Y.)

Buck 65 (Halifax, Canada)

Built By Snow (Austin)

Chandos (Boston, Mass.)

Chastity Belt (Seattle, Wash.)

Cho’zyn Boy (St Louis, Mo.)

Cheetah Chrome (Nashville, Tenn.)

Close Talker (Saskatoon, Canada)

Codrington Pan Family (Port of Spain, Trinidad/Tobago)

Coin (Nashville, Tenn.)

Ross Cooper (Nashville, Tenn.)

Creepside (McAllen)

Zella Day (Pinetop, Ariz.)

Deebs (Mississauga, Canada)

Dessa (Minneapolis, Minn.)

DJ Windows 98 (Montreal, Canada)

Doomtree (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Dubb Sicks (Odessa)

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Eva & Manu (Helsinki, Finland)

Fight Amp (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Guy Forsyth Band (Austin)

Andy Frasco & the U.N. (Los Angeles, Calif.)

George Maple (Sydney, Australia)

Get Cryphy (Minneapolis, MN.)

Got A Girl (San Francisco, Calif.)

Jonny Gray (Austin)

Ground Up (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Hag Face (Calgary, Canada)

Brett Harris (Durham, N.C.)

Hashback Hashish (New Delhi, India)

Hawthorne Heights (Dayton, Ohio)

Hey Chica! (Zapopan, Mexico)

Lilly Hiatt (Nashville, Tenn.)

Shaun Hopper (Tampa, Fla.)

Hugh Bob & the Hustle (Milwaukee, Wis.)

Humans (Vancouver, Canada)

Inner Oceans (Denver, Colo.)

Felix Jaehn (Hamburg, Germany)

Kali Uchis (Pereira, Colombia)

Kane West (London, England)

Bridget Kelly (New York, N.Y.)

Jess Klein (Austin)

Kopecky (Nashville, Tenn.)

The Last Year (Baltimore, Md.)

Joel Laviolette & Rattletree (Austin)

Lazerbeak (Minneapolis, MN.)

League of Extraordinary Gz (Austin)

Library Voices (Regina, Canada)

Lolawolf (New York, N.Y.)

Ava Luna (New York, N.Y.)

L-Vis 1990 (London, England)

Main Attrakionz (Oakland, Calif.)

Marmalakes (Austin)

Keath Mead (Columbia, S.C.)

Mike Mictlan (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Mild High Club (Chicago, Ill.)

Hudson Mohawke (London, England)

Moodie Black (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Morning Teleportation (Bowling Green, Ky.)

My Ticket Home (Columbus, Ohio)

Norma Jean (Atlanta, Ga.)

Cecil Otter (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Paper Tiger (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Mungal Patasar (Chaguanas, Trinidad/Tobago)

Pet White Tiger (Austin)

P.O.S (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Pouya (Miami, Fla.)

Princess Century (Toronto, Canada)

Protex (Belfast, Ireland)

PS I Love You (Kingston, Canada)

Rainer + Grimm (Toronto, Canada)

Reuben & the Dark (Calgary, Canada)

Rod Picott (Nashville, Tenn.)

Safia (Canberra, Australia)

S. Dot & Tuk-da-Gat (Austin)

Cody Simpson (Gold Coast, Australia)

Sims (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Siya (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Skullcaster (Bertram)

Skyroads (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Steve Smyth (Newtown, Australia)

Snow Tha Product (San Jose, Calif.)

Skylar Spence (Farmingville, N.Y.)

Johnny Stimson (Dallas)

Stwo (Paris, France)

Tang Trio (Shanghai, China)

Trance Farmers (New Orleans, La.)

John Trudell (San Francisco, Calif.)

Tweens (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The Two Tens (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Veil of Maya (Chicago, Ill.)

Sophie Villy (Tbilisi, Ga.)

Von Hertzen Brothers (Helsinki, Finland)

Vulpes (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Luke Wade (Fort Worth)

Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear (Kansas City, Mo.)

The Well (Austin)

Wheelchair Sports Camp (Denver, Colo.)

Wild Adriatic (Queensbury, N.Y.)

Wild Ones (Portland, Ore.)

Mark Wilkinson (Sydney, Australia)

Shurwayne Winchester (Port of Spain, Trinidad/Tobago)

Yawn (Chicago, IL.)

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