SXSW Music: List No. 8

Big Krit, Cloud Nothings, Brandy, Brandi, and 187 more.

The South by Southwest Music Conference – now just 25 days away (!) – continues to release its lineup via strategic strikes of midsized artists, rather than headliner bomb drops. This morning’s bulletin trumpeted another 191 acts added to the mega-bill of SXSWers that currently numbers 1,697 and will ultimately amount to over 2,000.

Big K.R.I.T. at ACL Fest 2012 (Photo by Gary Miller)

Rapper Big K.R.I.T., whose existential LP Cadillactica has rattled trunks since November, cruises his ride down from M-I-Crooked for the show. Other artists appearing at the festival, March 17-22, include Cleveland rockers Cloud Nothings, Seattle singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, late-Nineties actress and R&B singer Brandy, Jersey indie rockers Real Estate, and stoner metal assailants Weedeater.

Also on this list: California hardcore evolutionists Ceremony, Memphis guitar prince Luther Dickinson, hip-hop veteran E-40, art rocker Jad Fair, “No Hype” rap siblings Rae Sremmurd, everlasting Nashville gospelers Fairfield Four, and a DC Loves Dilla showcase in which the capital city’s finest pay tribute to late producer J Dilla.

Today’s announcement includes an inordinate amount of Austin acts with 32 hometown showcasers: 1001 Nights Orchestra, Austin Basham, Bitter Birds, Botany, Bronze Whale, Bill Carter, Adrian Conner, Dual Core, El Tule, Dana Falconberry, Heartless Bastards, Hooka Hey, Joe King Carrasco, Leopold & His Fiction, David Longoria, Loteria, Missio, the Nightowls, O Conqueror, Panoramas, Population Unknown, QT, the Ripe, Rocketboys, Slow Motion Rider, Soul Track Mind, Subkulture Patriots, Sweet Spirit, Thousand Foot Whale Claw, Troller, Ugly Beats, and Zeale.

Less exotic than previous announcements, today’s batch focuses primarily on artists from North America with Canada exporting 11. Ostensibly, the fest announces international artists early so they can arrange travel and documentation. Nonetheless, this list draws nine acts from England, one from Germany, one from Austria, two from the Netherlands, two from Australia, and one all the way from Ghana – shout-out R2bees!

1001 Nights Orchestra (Austin)

Adult Books (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Guy Akimoto (Birmingham, AL.)

Alloy (Houston)

Basecamp (Nashville, TN.)

Austin Basham (Austin)

Bemyfriend (Dallas)

Eric Biddines (Delray Beach, FL.)

Big K.R.I.T. (Meridian, GA.)

Big White (Sydney, Australia)

Big Wild (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Bitter Birds (Austin)

The Blind Owls (Corpus Christi)

Blkkathy (Brooklyn, NY.)

B-Luv (New York, NY.)

Botany (Austin)

Brandy (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Bronze Whale (Austin)

Adrion Butler (Midland)

Brandi Carlile (Seattle, WA.)

Bill Carter (Austin)

Castle (San Francisco, Calif.)

Ceremony (Rohnert Park, Calif.)

Chief Scout (Athens, GA.)

Cloud Nothings (Cleveland, OH.)

Computer Jay & Orfeo (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Adrian Conner (Austin)

Cool Nutz (Portland OR)

Corners (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Crosss (Toronto, Canada)

Daedelus (Los Angeles, Calif.)

DC Loves Dilla feat Oddisee, Asheru, Maimouna Youssef, Kokayi & the Players (Washington, D.C.)

Dead Sara (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Marcel Dettmann (Berlin, Germany)

Alvaro Diaz (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Luther Dickinson (Hernando, MS.)

Dirty Shoes Music Crew (Atlanta, GA.)

Dougie F (Orange, NJ.)

Dreamend (Savannah, GA.)

Dual Core (Austin)

E-40 (Vallejo, Calif.)

Anderson East (Athens, AL.)

Easyfun (London, England)

Elder (New Bedford, MA.)

Elephant Micah (Raleigh, NC.)

Elias Mazian (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

El Tule (Austin)

Alfred English (Detroit, MI.)

Excessum (Theodore, AL.)

Ex Cops (Brooklyn, NY.)

The Fairfield Four (Nashville, TN.)

Jad Fair (Coldwater, MI.)

Dana Falconberry (Austin)

Felicita (London, England)

Fist City (Lethbridge, Canada)

Freeway (Philadelphia, PA.)

Full Of Hell (Ocean City, MD.)

GF Soldier (New Orleans, LA.)

Ghibli (Edmonton, Canada)

Jess Glynne (London, England)

Gonzalo Silva (Hillside, NJ.)

Gringo Star (Atlanta, GA.)

Griz (Detroit, MI.)

GTA (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Gymshorts (Providence, RI.)

Knox Hamilton (Little Rock, AR.)

Handsome Ghost (Boston, MA.)

Danny L Harle (London, England)

Heartless Bastards (Austin)

Dana Hemphill (Dallas)

James Hersey (Vienna, Austria)

Homeshake (Montreal, Canada)

Hoodboi B2B Promnite (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Hooka Hey (Austin)

Humble The Poet (Toronto, Canada)

Sam Hunt (Nashville, TN.)

Icky Blossoms (Omaha, NE.)

Tunji Ige (Philadelphia, PA.)

In the Whale (Denver, CO.)

Job Jobse (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Joe King Carrasco (Austin)

JT (Houston)

Juliana Hatfield (Cambridge, MA.)

The Karma Killers (West Paterson, NJ.)

Ka’Ron (Houston)

Kehlani (Oakland, Calif.)

Kidnap Kid (London, England)

The Knocks (New York, NY.)

Lakim (Lynchburg, VA.)

Gill Landry (Lake Charles, LA.)

Last Bandoleros (San Antonio)

Left/Right (Dallas)

Leopold & His Fiction (Austin)

Lil Uzi Vert (Philadelphia, PA.)

Lindsay Lowend & Jonah Baseball (Washington, D.C.)

London Souls (New York, NY.)

David Longoria (Austin)

Loteria (Austin)

Lucky Loc (Hillsboro)

Lumberjvck (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Felix Martin (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Martin $ky (Chicago, IL.)

Melanie Martinez (New York, NY.)

Memphis Dawls (Memphis, TN.)

Mexican Slang (Toronto, Canada)

Micxsic & the Freestyle Experiment (Atlanta, GA.)

Mighty Sparrow (Diego Martin, Trinidad/Tobago)

Mike Will Made-It (Atlanta, GA.)

Holly Miranda (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Missio (Austin)

Victoria Monet (Sacramento, Calif.)

Muneshine (Toronto, Canada)

Dre Murray (Tulsa, OK.)

Murs (Los Angeles, Calif.)

My Nu Leng (Bristol, England)

Native Children (Sacramento, Calif.)

Natural Child (Nashville, TN.)

New York City Queens (Houston)

The Nightowls (Austin)

Northern American (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Nx Worries (Los Angeles, Calif.)

O Conqueror (Austin)

The Ooohh Baby Gimme Mores (Toronto, Canada)

The Outfit, TX (Dallas)

Charlie Overbey & the Broken Arrows (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Panoramas (Austin)

Paperhaus (Washington, D.C.)

People’s Blues of Richmond (Richmond, VA.)

Peterson Brothers Band (Bastrop)

Pinecones (Athens, GA.)

Poolboy92 (Brooklyn, NY.)

Population Unknown (Austin)

Puntin (Houston)

QT (Austin)

R2bees (Tema, Ghana)

Rae Sremmurd (Tupelo, MS.)

Shilpa Ray (Brooklyn, NY.)

Real Estate (Ridgewood, NJ.)

Recphilly (Philadelphia, PA.)

Reptar (Athens, GA.)

The Ripe (Austin)

The Rocketboys (Austin)

Ruby the Hatchet (Philadelphia, PA.)

Runway Richy (Decatur, GA.)

Sal Show (Chicago, IL.)

Salva (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Sam Outlaw (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Danny Seth (London, England)

Shash’U (Montréal, Canada)

Joan Shelley (Louisville, KY.)

Sick Feeling (Brooklyn, NY.)

Sir Michael Rocks (Chicago, IL.)

The Skull (Aurora, IL.)

Slow Motion Rider (Austin)

Smalltown Djs (Calgary, Canada)

Soul Track Mind (Austin)

Spazzkid (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Spinee (London, England)

Stinking Lizaveta (Philadelphia, OH.)

Subkulture Patriots (Austin)

Sun Club (Baltimore, MD.)

Sweet Spirit (Austin)

Swoope (Akron, OH.)

Teengirl Fantasy (New York, NY.)

Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis (Memphis, TN.)

Those Pretty Wrongs (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Thousand Foot Whale Claw (Austin)

Tokoimonsta (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Toomp (Atlanta, GA.)

Troller (Austin)

Twin Limb (Louisville, KY.)

Two-9 (Atlanta, GA.)

Two Fresh (Nashville, TN.)

The Ugly Beats (Austin)

Us. (Houston)

Vaski (Minneapolis, MN.)

Von Won (Houston)

Waldo (Grand Rapids, MI.)

Walter TV (Vancouver, Canada)

Waxahatchee (Philadelphia, PA.)

Wax Witches (Gold Coast, Australia)

Wayward (London, England)

Weedeater (Willmington, NC.)

\?/ (Philadelphia, PA.)

Wildling (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Frankie Wilson (Dallas)

The Yolks (Chicago, IL.)

Young Ejecta (Brooklyn, NY.)

Young Rising Sons (Red Bank, NJ.)

Young Statues (Philadelphia, PA.)

Zeale (Austin)

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