SXSW List No. 7

Music fest drafts Dion, Børns, Sun Kil Moon, Faust and 143 more

South by Southwest continues stocking up for next month’s convergence. Today’s new batch of 147 acts, featuring the return of 2015 buzz band Børns, downer folk favorite Sun Kil Moon, PCP-laced rappers Flatbush Zombies, and first wave German krautrockers Faust, brings the Music conference total to 1,559 – about three-quarters of its full firepower.

Revered Bronx booster Dion DiMucci

While SX keeps its true headliners close to the vest until early March – the Music portion runs March 15-20 – the seventh lineup drop peppers a handful of noteworthy bookings. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dion, singer of immortals “The Wanderer” and “Runaround Sue,” makes the scene, as do crass country broads Birdcloud, Jimmy Buffett lieutenant Mac McAnally, indie folkers The Head & the Heart, Oregonian doom metallers Lord Dying, dark comedy rapper Open Mike Eagle, garage psych cadets Cosmonauts, and color-coded indie-rock/pop/hip-hop crossover crew RDGLDGRN.

Of the dueling factions of Faust (b.1971), SXSW welcomes the version led by founders Jean-Hervé Péron and Werner “Zappi” Diermaier.

The lion share of today’s list hails Stateside, but a couple mid-March travelers peak our interest especially: British neo-soul toughs the Heavy and Malaysia’s preeminent pop singer-songwriter Yuna. Azerbaijani percussionist Natig Shirinov also bears closer inspection as the acknowledged master of the nagara, a double-headed hand drum.

Meanwhile, 20 names add to the vast local ranks: Annabelle Chairlegs, JD Clark, Croy & the Boys, Destiny Bond, the Hot Nut Riveters, Richy Hyliger, Jenifer Jackson, Los Coast, the Mau Mau Chaplains, Missio, Mobley, Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, Night Drive, OBN IIIs, Pleasers, Carrie Rodriguez, Shurman, Jonathan Terrell, the Ugly Beats, Carl Weathersby.

Make that 22 if you count semi-residents Blue October and recent ex-pats the Roosevelts.

Peruse previous lists, and expect another a week from today.

Annabelle Chairlegs (Austin)

Antoine93 (Montreal, Canada)

Sam Binga (Bristol, England)

Birdcloud (Nashville, TN.)

Blue October (Houston)

Børns (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Brooklyn Raga Massive (Brooklyn, NY.)

Butta P (Miami, FL.)

Buyepongo (Los Angeles, Calif.)

C-Kan (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Capture the Crown (Sydney, Australia)

Cavalier (Long Beach, Calif.)

Charliepapa (Mérida, Venezuela)

JD Clark (Austin)

Close Talker (Saskatoon, Canada)

Cold Fronts (Philadelphia, PA.)

Cosmonauts (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Covet (with Yvette Young) (San Jose, Calif.)

Croy & the Boys (Austin)

Crudo Pimento (Murcia, Spain)

Lucy Dacus (Richmond, VA.)

Deraj (Orlando, FL.)

Destiny Bond (Austin)

Dilemma (Philadelphia, PA.)

Dion (New York, NY.)

DJ Earl (Chicago, IL.)

DJ Ray Ray (Taipei, Taiwan)

Dua Lipa (London, England)

Dyme-A-Duzin (Brooklyn, NY.)

Ekali (Vancouver, Canada)

Empress Of (New York, NY.)

Exploded View (Berlin, Germany)

Fat Tony (Houston)

Faust (Hamburg, Germany)

Fee Lion (Chicago, IL.)

Flatbush Zombies (Brooklyn, NY.)

For Esmé (Toronto, Canada)

Freeway (Philadelphia, PA.)

Travis Garland (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Gazebos (Seattle, WA.)

Globelamp (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Lukas Graham (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Guantanamo Baywatch (Portland, OR.)

Odetta Hartman (Brooklyn, NY.)

The Head & the Heart (Seattle, WA.)

The Heavy (Bath, England)

The Hot Nut Riveters (Austin)

Kyle Hubbard (Houston)

Richy Hyliger (Austin)

Inzey X Dopeskis Da Band (San Juan, Trinidad & Tobago)

Ish Darr (Milwaukee, WI.)

George Jackson III (Chicago, IL.)

Jenifer Jackson (Austin)

Jason James (Texas City)

Jenny & the Mexicats (Mexico City, Mexico)

Joliette (Mexico City, Mexico)

Joon Moon (Paris, France)

Kacy & Clayton (Glentworth, Canada)

Kid Felix (Philadelphia, PA.)

King Visionary (Detroit, MI.)

Klingande (Croix, France)

Las Delailas (Monterrey, Mexico)

Living Scars (Cedar Creek)

Lord Dying (Portland, OR.)

Los Coast (Austin)

Lostboycrow (Portland, OR.)

Lucky Chops (New York, NY.)

Madame Gandhi (New York, NY.)

Made of Oak (Durham, NC.)

Chris Malinchak (Brooklyn, NY.)

Master Blaster Sound System (Corpus Christi)

The Mau Mau Chaplains (Austin)

Mac McAnally (Nashville, TN.)

MC Frontalot (Brooklyn, NY.)

Lyric Michelle (Houston)

Milton (Philadelphia, PA.)

Missio (Austin)

Mobley (Austin)

Maren Morris (Arlington)

Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5 (Austin)

Natig Rhythm Group (Baku, Azerbaijan)

Julian Neel (Lubbock)

Negative Gemini (New York, NY.)

Night Birds (Eatontown, NJ.)

Nightcorey (Concord LA)

Night Drive (Austin)

OBN IIIs (Austin)

Tim Olstad (Winona, MN.)

Open Mike Eagle (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Anderson Paak & the Free Nationals (Oxnard, Calif.)

Party Static (Dallas)

Plaster Cast (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Pleasers (Austin)

Margo Price (Nashville, TN.)

Quiñ (Pasadena, Calif.)

Rachella (Dallas)

Rat Fist (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Porter Ray (Seattle, WA.)

Ray Rocket (Laramie, WY.)

Shilpa Ray (Brooklyn, NY.)

RDGLDGRN (Reston, VA.)

Carrie Rodriguez (Austin)

The Roomsounds (Dallas)

The Roosevelts (Nashville, TN.)

Rubel (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

Joyce Santana (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Saxsyndrum (Montreal, Canada)

Secret Weapons (New York, NY.)

Sega Bodega (London, England)

Trevor Sensor (Sterling, IL.)

Shi 360 (Montreal, Canada)

Mickey Shiloh (San Mateo, Calif.)

Shopé (Toronto, Canada)

Shurman (Austin)

Silvastone (London, England)

Slugabed (London, England)

Dice Soho (Houston)

Something Fierce (Houston)

Squid Lid (Toronto, Canada)

Ssleeperhold (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Stabil Elite (Dusseldorf, Germany)

Stelouse B2b Father Dude (Denver, CO.)

String Noise (New York, NY.)

Sun Kil Moon (San Francisco, Calif.)

Taco (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Jonathan Terrell (Austin)

Tesla Boy (Moscow, Russia)

Them Guns (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Tides of Man (Clearwater, FL.)

George Tisdale (Dallas)

Tomad (Tokyo, Japan)

Jonathan Toubin (New York, NY.)

Tower (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Truett (Atlanta, GA.)

The Ugly Beats (Austin)

Will Varley (Deal, England)

Von Won (Houston)

Frank Waln (Parmelee, SD.)

Carl Weathersby (Austin)

Wednesday Campanella (Tokyo, Japan)

Welshly Arms (Cleveland, OH.)

Wheelchair Sports Camp (Denver, CO.)

White Bikini (Boulder, CO.)

Roosh Williams (Houston)

Yo! Majesty (Tampa, FL.)

Young Rival (Hamilton, Canada)

Yuna (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

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