SXSW Music List 10

The Damned, 2 Chainz, War on Drugs, and 242 more added


With the addition of 245 acts this morning, among them Gothic punk originators the Damned, psychedelic Americana artists the War on Drugs, and Georgia rapper 2 Chainz, South By Southwest’s artist tally crests the 2K mark, by our estimation: 2,188.

The annual music conference, now only 11 days away, also booked heartfelt synth quartet Future Islands, Alaskan rockers Portugal the Man, country chart-topper Wynonna Judd, and modern folk-rock songwriter Angel Olsen. Along with 2 Chainz, SXSW keeps its rap game tight with MC/beatmaker Madlib (aka Quasimoto), 20-year-old Brooklynite Joey Bada$$, and Grammy-nominated pop rapper B.o.B.

From across the pond comes British folkie Frank Turner (one of seven UK artists on this list) and Belgian pop sensation Stromae. Canada imports nine acts this round, the most interesting of which are Montreal MCs Loud Lary Ajust, who rap in French. Mexico sends five more bands, including fuzz blues duo Copper Gamins, and Venezuela gives us masked DJ Zardonic.

Locally, 30 more acts join the music conference, among them melodic punks Riverboat Gamblers, recent Chronicle coverboys DoWrong & Eric Dingus, former Johnny Cash pianist Earl Poole Ball, and Marcia Ball’s cosmic country survivors Freda & the Firedogs.

Also showcasing: Austin Alvarez, Bames, Aisha Burns, Cilantro Boombox, CJ the Best, Elsa Cross, Curtis Lee, DJ Brimlo, DJ D-Best, Drastic, Nubia Emmon, Tim Gunter, Christy Hays, How I Quit Crack, Kyleeil, Master Blaster Sound System, Mau Mau Chaplains, Jesse Moore, Night Drive, Obscured By Echos, Os Alquimistas, Leo Rondeau, Jonathan Terrell, Visto, Cane Laelo, and Whiteside & Lil Kane.

2 Chainz (Atlanta, GA.)

Ace Hood (Fort Lauderdale, FL.)

A-Game (St Louis, MO.)

Austin Alvarez (Austin)

Archspire (Vancouver, Canada)

Athletixx (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Sophie Auster (New York, NY.)

Autre Ne Veut (Brooklyn, NY.)

Average Cock (Boston, MA.)

Awanto 3 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

B.o.B (Atlanta, GA.)

Smoovie Baby (Fairfield, Calif.)

Joey Bada$$ (Brooklyn, NY.)

Balancer (Brooklyn, NY.)

Bames (Austin)

Show Banga (San Francisco, Calif.)

Remy Banks (Queens, NY.)

Barren Womb (Trondheim, Norway)

Marc.E.Bassy (San Francisco, Calif.)

Benj (Toronto, Canada)

The Black Opera (Detroit/Atlanta/Chicago/NewYork/L.A.)

Blinky Bill (Nairobi, Kenya)

BoDeans (Dripping Springs)

Body (Milwaukee, WI.)

Boe Records (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Bosco (Atlanta, GA.)

Boyfriend (New Orleans, LA.)

The Boy Illinois (Chicago, IL.)

Branzil (Houston)

Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey (Landover, MD.)

Kev Brown, Hassaan Mackey, Statik Selektah, SmCity (Maryland)

Bucky Dolla & M-Burb the Captain (Manassas, VA.)

Aisha Burns (Austin)

B.Wash (Fresno, Calif.)

Cane (Fredericksburg, VA.)

Cassette Coast (Houston)

Nick Catchdubs (New Jersey, NJ.)

Cazzette (Stockholm, Sweden)

Jackie Chain (Huntsville, AL.)

Julie Christensen (Nashville, TN.)

Cilantro Boombox (Austin)

City of Dreams (Minneapolis, MN.)

CJ the Best (Austin)

Clairity (White House, TN.)

Aaron Cohen (Queens, NY.)

Complete (Fort Worth)

The Copper Gamins (Mexico City, Mexico)

Creepoid (Philadelphia, PA.)

Elsa Cross (Austin)

Curtis Lee (Austin)

Daisyhead (Nashville, TN.)

The Damned (London, England)

Dave Owen (Indianapolis, IN.)

Davido (Lagos, Nigeria)

Rocky Dawuni (Koforidua, Ghana)

Dixie Daye (Liverpool, England)

Dcc (Dallas)

Dead End Boyz (Houston)

Demrick (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Sam Dew (Chicago, Calif.)

Dicesoho (Houston)

The Dirty Nil (Dundas, Canada)

Dirty South Rydaz (Dallas)

DJ Aye Ally Bea (New Orleans, LA.)

DJ Brimlo (Austin)

DJ D-Best (Austin)

DJ Dirrty (New York, NY.)

DJ J-Que (Houston)

DJ Paul (Memphis, TN.)

DJ Spoko (Atteridgeville, South Africa)

Do or Die (Chicago, IL.)

DoWrong & Eric Dingus (Austin)

Drastik (Austin)

Dreamers (Brooklyn, NY.)

Dreezy (Chicago, IL.)

Dre-T (Sacramento, Calif.)

Drivin N Cryin (Atlanta, GA.)

Dwolo (Chicago, IL.)

Earl Poole Ball (Austin)

Earthgang (Atlanta, GA.)

Dave East (Harlem, NY.)

Nubia Emmon (Austin)

Empire Hosts (San Francisco, Calif.)

Enferno (Washington, D.C.)

Fame School (Brooklyn, NY.)

Family and Friends (Athens, GA.)

Family of the Year (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Far East Movement (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Fetty Wap (Paterson, NJ.)

Field Mouse (Philadelphia, PA.)

The Foxery (Louisville, KY.)

Freda & the Firedogs (Austin)

Fresh Kils (Toronto, Canada)

Future (Atlanta, GA.)

Future Islands (Baltimore, MD.)

Ganz (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Kevin Gates (Baton Rouge, LA.)

Gitchii (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Gorgon City DJ Set (North London, England)

GT Garza (Houston)

Steve Gunn (Brooklyn, NY.)

Tim Gunter (Austin)

Gurufish (Atlanta, GA.)

Gutta (Vauxhall, NJ.)

Christy Hays (Austin)

HBK Gang (Bay Area, Calif.)

Heems (New York, NY.)

Hermitude (Sydney, Australia)

Herobust (Atlanta, GA.)

Deante Hitchcock (Atlanta, GA.)

Howard (Brooklyn, NY.)

How I Quit Crack (Austin)

Illenium (Denver, CO.)

Insects vs Robots (Venice, Calif.)

Mac Irv (Fridley, MN.)

Jake&Papa (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Jaybee (Tampa, FL.)

J-Blev (Pensacola, FL.)

J Hustle (Atlanta, GA.)

Will Jordan (Tacoma, WA.)

Wynonna Judd & the Big Noise: Stories & Song (Nashville, TN.)

Rayven Justice (Oakland, Calif.)

K.Flay (San Francisco, Calif.)

Kari Faux (Little Rock, AR.)

Kataztrofee (Fort Worth)

K Camp (Atlanta, GA.)

Rascal F. Kennedy (Houston)

The Kickback (Chicago, IL.)

Allan Kingdom (St. Paul, MN.)

King Lil G (Los Angeles, Calif.)

King Mike (San Antonio)

Kitty (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Kirk Knight (Brooklyn, NY.)

Kool John (Richmond, Calif.)

Kyleeil (Austin)

Lace Curtains (New York, NY.)

Lany (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Leaf (New York, NY.)

Levallois (Killeen)

Lil Bibby (Chicago, IL.)

Lil Data (London, England)

Lil Debbie (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Los Master Plus (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Loud Lary Ajust (Montreal, Canada)

Colm Mac Con Iomaire (Dublin, Ireland)

Mac McCaughan (Chapel Hill, NC.)

Madlib (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Manmansavage (Atlanta, GA.)

Manolo Rose (Brooklyn, NY.)

Master Blaster Sound System (Austin)

Matthewdavid (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Mau Mau Chaplains (Austin)

Maxo Kream (Houston)

Carson McHone (Austin)

Memorecks (Toronto, Canada)

Metro Boomin (Atlanta, GA.)

M.I.C. (San Jose, Calif.)

Migos (Atlanta, GA.)

Milo (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Milo & Otis (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Missound (Monterrey, Mexico)

Mndsgn (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Money Makin Nique (Atlanta, GA.)

Jesse Moore of East Cameron Folkcore (Austin)

Katie Moore (Montreal, Canada)

Mia Moretti (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Whitey Morgan (Flint, MI.)

The Mowglis (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Mpeach (Caracas, Venezuela)

NDO Radio (Atlanta, GA.)

Tim Ned (Houston)

New Myths (New York, NY.)

Night Drive (Austin)

Obscured By Echoes (Austin)

Oddisee (Washington, D.C.)

Olmeca (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Angel Olsen (Asheville, NC.)

Os Alquimistas (Austin)

Packy (Lansing, MI.)

Parlee (Lake Arrowhead, Calif.)

Pell (New Orleans, LA.)

Phony Ppl (Brooklyn, NY.)

Plain White T’s (Chicago, IL.)

P-Lo (San Pablo, Calif.)

Point Blank (Houston)

Portugal the Man (Anchorage, AK.)

Mike Posner (Detroit, MI.)

Prayers (San Diego, Calif.)

Priceless Da Roc (San Francisco, Calif.)

Purple (Porto, Portugal)

Rainey Qualley (Nashville, TN.)

Quitapenas (Riverside, Calif.)

Random Movement (Winter Haven, FL.)

Redway (Toronto, Canada)

Rich Homie Quan (Atlanta, GA.)

Riverboat Gamblers (Austin)

Leo Rondeau (Dunseith, ND.)

Josh Savage (Winchester, England)

Statik Selektah (Boston, MA.)

Serbia (Monterrey, Mexico)

Shaprece (Seattle, WA.)

Shawnna (Chicago, IL.)

Shifta (Miami, FL.)

Shlohmo (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Shy, Low (Richmond, VA.)

Sincerely Collins (Phoenix, AZ.)

Skepta (London, England)

Slopfunkdust (Phoenix, AZ.)

Smcity (Washington, D.C.)

Smcity, DJ Brimlo, Visto, Cane, Laelo (Washington, D.C.)

Space City Beat Battle (Houston)

Speakerfoxxx (Atlanta, GA.)

Spirit Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Stash (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Dave Stewart presents Thomas Lindsey (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Stones Throw 56 DJs (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Stromae (Brussels, Belgium)

Taches (Barcelona, Spain)

Tasha the Amazon (Toronto, Canada)

Lynn Tate (Atlanta, GA.)

Jonathan Terrell (Austin)

The Indie Life After Party, DJ Brimlo, Visto, Cane, Laelo (Austin)

Thylacine (Angers FRANCE)

TM88 (Atlanta, GA.)

Troy Ave (New York, NY.)

Frank Turner (Winchester, England)

TV On the Radio (Brooklyn, NY.)

Twista (Chicago, IL.)

Valentino Khan (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Verbs (Culver City, Calif.)

Butch Walker (Atlanta, GA.)

Tyler Ward (Denver, CO.)

Liv Warfield (Portland OR)

The War On Drugs (Philadelphia, PA.)

War On Women (Baltimore, MD.)

Jesus Warr (Monterrey, Mexico)

Whiteside & Lil Kane (Austin)

Meghann Wright (Brooklyn, NY.)

YC the Cynic (Bronx, NY.)

Yellerkin (New York, NY.)

Yfxbs (New Orleans, LA.)

Yngcult (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Zardonic (Barquisimeto, Venezuela)

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