SXSW List No. 8

Chvrches, Mike Watt, MSTRKRFT, and 123 more

South by Southwest’s 2016 artist roster continues to crystallize with this morning’s fresh addition of 127 acts, including Glaswegian electro favorites Chvrches (booked for a DJ set), Minutemen/Stooges bass champion Mike Watt, and Canadian electronic duo MSTRKRFT.

Lauren Mayberry leading Chvrches at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015. (Photo by David Brendan Hall)

That binge ups SX Music’s total tally of showcasers to roughly 1,686. With just three Fridays separating today and the Conference, we’re on track to hit 2,000 before festivities kick off on March 15.

Masked garage rocker Nobunny, ever-fresh Philly groove guru DJ Jazzy Jeff, and rap/indie mashers The Hood Internet have all been tapped for appearances. So have Baltimore indie rock lovelies Wye Oak, trap producer Swizzymack, veteran Minneapolis rockers Soul Asylum, Kristin Kontrol – aka Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Dee Dee demonstrating her skills as a DJ – and American born, France-based Sub Pop sister act CocoRosie.

Widespread David Bowie tributes continue with Spanish/Argentine raw rock trio Capsula performing their cover LP Dreaming of the Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars in full. Catch the performance at SXSW’s official Music Opening Party at Maggie Mae’s on Tuesday, March 15. Capsula cut its 2013 LP Solar Secrets with Bowie producer Tony Visconti, who’s the first of SXSW 16’s keynote speakers.

Even late in the game, the Fest remains committed to mining local talent. Austinites making the eighth list: Bad Lovers, Bronze Whale, Jesse Dayton, Eric Dingus Presents TSO, Daniel Francis Doyle, Dre Prince, Eve & the Exiles, Ex-Legionnaires, Growl, Ruby Jane & the Reckless, Dominican Jay, Lake of Fire, Rebecca Loebe, Graham Reynolds (performing his chamber opera Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance), the Ripe, Sour Notes, Tetractys, and Tank Washington.

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Acid Dad (Brooklyn, NY.)

Astronautica (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Aurora (Oslo, Norway)

Automagik (Cincinnati, OH.)

The Bad Lovers (Austin)

Omari Banks (Anguilla, Anguilla)

Breanna Barbara (Brooklyn, NY.)

Bear Mountain (Vancouver, Canada)

Bemyfriend (Dallas)

BJ the Chicago Kid (Chicago, IL.)

The Blancos (Brooklyn, NY.)

Bibi Bourelly (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Bronze Whale (Austin)

Capsula (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Catch Fever (Houston)

Nyck Caution (Brooklyn, NY.)

Chaos Chaos (Brooklyn, NY.)

CocoRosie (Brooktown, France)

Cosmo (Manama, Bahrain)

Crunk Witch (Presque Isle, ME.)

D.R.A.M. (Hampton, VA.)

Databoy (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Betty Dawl (Tampa, FL.)

Jesse Dayton (Austin)

Eric Dingus Presents TSO (Austin)

Dinner (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Divine Council (Richmond, VA.)

DJ Flow (Baltimore, MD.)

DJ Jazzy Jeff (Philadelphia, PA.)

DJ Jazzy T (Nashville, TN.)

Dollkraut (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Doomsquad (Toronto, Canada)

Doughbeezy (Houston)

Daniel Francis Doyle (Austin)

Dre Prince (Austin)

El Bles (Orlando, FL.)

Eptos Uno (Mexico City, Mexico)

Eve & the Exiles (Austin)

Ex-Legionnaires (Austin)

Fantastic Negrito (Oakland, Calif.)

Future Punx (Brooklyn, NY.)

Gun$ Garcia (Philadelphia, PA.)

Gingee feat. DJ Ethos (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Givers (Lafayette, LA.)

The Greeting Committee (Kansas City, MO.)

Ground Up (Philadelphia, PA.)

Growl (Austin)

Hibou (Seattle, WA.)

The Hood Internet (Chicago, IL.)

Humans (Vancouver, Canada)

Insomniac Lamb$ (Cincinnati, OH.)

Ishi (Dallas)

Ruby Jane & the Reckless (Austin)

Dominican Jay (Austin)

J.I.D. (Atlanta, GA.)

Leo Kalyan (London, England)

Eddy Kenzo (Dallas)

Kirk Knight (Brooklyn, NY.)

Kristin Kontrol (New York, NY.)

Lake of Fire (Austin)

Matthew Law (Philadelphia, PA.)

Gianni Lee (Philadelphia, PA.)

Library Voices (Regina, Canada)

Little Scream (Montreal, Canada)

Locos Only (Texas)

Rebecca Loebe (Austin)

Amber London (Houston)

Look Vibrant (Montreal, Canada)

Magic (Toronto, Canada)

Magic is Real (New York, NY.)

Mama (Chicago, IL.)

Mariachi Ghost (Winnipeg, Canada)

Martika (Washington, D.C.)

Medasin (Dallas)

Meek (Dallas)

Mike Melinoe (Detroit, MI.)

Mike Stud (Providence, RI.)

Mob Squad Nard (Jacksonville, FL.)

Money (Manchester, England)

MPHO (Brooklyn, NY.)

MSTRKRFT (Toronto, Canada)

Audri Nix (San Juan PUERTO RICO)

Nobunny (Tucson AZ)

Nombe (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Aoife O’Donovan (Boston, MA.)

Open Hand (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Harry Pane (London, England)

PC Worship (Brooklyn, NY.)

PNB Rock (Philadelphia, PA.)

The Posterz (Montreal, Canada)

Quite Hype (Philadelphia, PA.)

Graham Reynolds (Austin)

The Ripe (Austin)

RKHTY (Brooklyn, NY.)

Russ (Atlanta, GA.)

San Proper (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Nitty Scott MC (New York, NY.)

Slick! (Oakland, Calif.)

Soul Asylum (Minneapolis MN)

The Sour Notes (Austin)

Sulfur (Charlotte, NC.)

Summer Twins (Riverside, Calif.)

Swizzymack (Philadelphia, PA.)

Tastytreat (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Tef Poe (St Louis, MO.)

Teklife & the Era (Chicago, IL.)

Tel Cairo (Sacramento, Calif.)

Tetractys (Austin)

That Poppy (Nashville, TN.)

The Era (Chicago, IL.)

Tyler Thomas (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Casper Tielrooij (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

TK N Cash (Atlanta, GA.)

Trill Sammy (Houston)

Twin River (Vancouver, Canada)

Vita & the Woolf (Philadelphia, PA.)

Tank Washington (Austin)

Mike Watt & the Secondmen (San Pedro, Calif.)

Gee Watts (Kansas City, MO.)

WebsterX (Milwaukee, WI.)

What Moon Things (Brooklyn, NY.)

Wray (Birmingham, AL.)

Wrong (Miami, FL.)

Wye Oak (Baltimore, MD.)

Young Futura (New York, NY.)

Zander & the Feels (Dallas)

Zion.T with the Session (Seoul, South Korea)

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