SXSW Music: List No. 6

Music conference adds 92 acts

King Parrot at Housecore Horror Fest 2014
King Parrot at Housecore Horror Fest 2014 (by Gary Miller)

Like clockwork, Friday fattens up the South by Southwest lineup. These 92 names raise the total to 1,343 of what will ultimately exceed 2,000 performers for the SXSW Music Conference, Mar. 17-22. Consistent with the last two announcements, this drop yields a handful of familiar acts and a lot awaiting mainstream discovery.

Stacking the deck is Kevin Barnes’ eclectic rock troupe Of Montreal. The Athens, GA., crew, which headlined last year’s Austin Psych Fest, promote new disc Aureate Gloom, arriving Mar. 3. Dealing another ace is Toronto EDM producer Ryan Hemsworth, who last graced Austin at Fun Fun Fun Fest in November.

As for the other 90 acts in this batch (last week’s list here), variety’s the name of the game. Metal favorites including Australia’s King Parrot and Houston’s Venomous Maximus anchor one end of spectrum. On the other, the Recycled Instruments Orchestra of Cateura assembles a band of children and teenagers who build instruments out of junk pulled from the Cateura landfill in Asunción, Paraguay, and use them to play classical, folk, and popular music.

On the local front, we see the unparalleled heavy blues-rock brother trio Amplified Heat and Orville Neeley’s rock & roll arsenal the OBN III’s. Other locals showcasing include the Columnist, DJ Grip, the Ghost Wolves, J-Nice the Kingdom Builder, Calvin Martyr, Pompeii, and Rebecca Pearl.

Internationally, this stack extends invitations to our continental neighbors of Canada and Mexico. The great white north adds 11 imports including costumed EDM trio Black Tiger Sex Machine, dynamic rockers Jpnsgrls (pronounced Japanese Girls), and Yukon-raised pop she-wolf Lowell. South of the border sends a diverse run of 13 acts, including lo-fi garage punks Baby Nelson & the Philistines, rapper Mike Diaz, the catchy Spanish-language rock of Felipe El Hombre, and a group called Run Golden Boys, who sound they like listen to a lot of Austin’s Explosions in the Sky.

2:54 (London, England)

Al Lover (San Francisco, Calif.)

Amplified Heat (Austin)

Apolo (Mexico City, Mexico)

Avalon Emerson (San Francisco, Calif.)

Baby Nelson & the Philistines (Mexico City, Mexico)

Badbadnotgood (Toronto, Canada)

Bipolaroid (New Orleans, LA.)

Black Tiger Sex Machine (Montreal, Canada)

Buraka Som Sistema(Lisbon, Portugal)

Butterscotch (Davis, Calif.)

Buzz Cason (Nashville, TN.)

Clubz (Monterrey, Mexico)

The Columnist (Austin)

Decorations (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Cleopatra Degher (San Diego, Calif.)

Kristin Diable (New Orleans, LA.)

Mike Díaz (Aguascalientes, Mexico)

DJ Grip (Austin)

Emprss (Farnham, England)

Felipe El Hombre (Mexico City, Mexico)

Fictionist (Provo, UT.)

Flagship (Charlotte, NC.)

Dylan Gardner (Pasadena, Calif.)

Gabriel Garzón-Montano (Brooklyn, NY.)

Amerigo Gazaway (Nashville, TN.)

Get a Grip (Rutland, VT.)

The Ghost Wolves (Austin)

Greighwolfe (London, England)

Grounders (Toronto, Canada)

Ryan Hemsworth (Toronto, Canada)

Holly Waxwing (Huntsville, AL.)

Honeyblood (Glasgow, Scotland)

In Tall Buildings (Chicago, IL.)

Jason James (Texas City)

Jason Adamo Band (Nashville, TN.)

J-nice the Kingdom Builder (Austin)

Jpnsgrls (Vancouver, Canada)

Julianna Barwick (New York, NY.)

King Parrot (Melbourne, Australia)

Kodak to Graph (Pensacola, FL.)

Kode9 (Glasgow, Scotland)

Laura Reed (Durham, NC.)

Liquid Stranger (Scottsdale, AZ.)

Livin Epistlez (Sheboygan, WI.)

Los Alumnos de San Juan (Couva, Trinidad/Tobago)

Lowell (Toronto, Canada)

Lyric Michelle (Houston)

Calvin Martyr (Austin)

Milk & Bone (Montréal, Canada)

Moors (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Morenito de Fuego (Monterrey, Mexico)

Dennis Morgan (Morvant, Trinidad/Tobago)

Namebrand (Long Beach, Calif.)

No Somos Marineros (Mexico City, Mexico)

OBN III’s (Austin)

Of Montreal (Athens GA)

Phantoms (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Pilaseca (San Miguel Allende, Mexico)

Pompeii (Austin)

Port Juvee (Calgary, Canada)

Pow Wows (Toronto, Canada)

Prism Tats (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Rebecca Perl (Austin)

The Recycled Instrument Orchestra of Cateura (Cateura, Paraguay)

Rubedo (Denver, CO.)

Run Golden Boys (Mexico City, Mexico)

Ryley Walker (Chicago, IL.)

Sales (Orlando, FL.)

Sammus (Ithaca, NY.)

Seoul (Montréal, Canada)

Serko Fu (Monterrey, Mexico)

Sick Morrison (Monterrey, Mexico)

Slktr (Mexico City, Mexico)

The Snaz (Brattleboro, VT.)

The Solutions (Seoul, South Korea)

Sonreal (Vancouver, Canada)

Stooges Brass Band (New Orleans, LA.)

Stop Light Observations (Charleston, SC.)

Taso (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Tessela (London, England)

Fred Thomas (Ypsilanti, MI.)

Lowell Thompson (Colchester, VT.)

Untold (London, England)

Venomous Maximus (Houston)

The Wans (Nashville, TN.)

Waylon Speed (Burlington, VT.)

White Violet (Athens, GA.)

The Wookies (Mexico City, Mexico)

Ynfynyt Scroll (Brooklyn, NY.)

Brandy Zdan (Nashville, TN.)

Zero Circle (Colchester, VT.)

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SXSW Band Lists, SXSW Music 2015, Of Montreal, Ryan Hemsworth, Amplified Heat, OBN III's

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