SXSW Music No. 5

Hurray for the Riff Raff, Naomi Achu, Cakes da Killa, and 171 more added

South by Southwest arrives in exactly six weeks. Music fans from Austin to Australia remain eager for some mention of headliners, but so far the local conference has proved stingy in that department. The most prominent act on today’s rack of 174 festival additions is folk charmer Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Naomi Achu

The remainder of the list brims with emerging artists, international curiosities, and homegrown breakouts. Cameroonian singer Naomi Achu has signed on for the Music portion of the festival running March 10-19 in downtown Austin. The African-born, Washington D.C.-stationed pop star rapper becomes part of a world music grouping that includes Kingston’s roots reggae specialists Pentateuch Movement and Peruvian singer Gala Brie, who writes moving Spanish language pop.

Stateside additions include “New Phone (Who Dis)” rapper Cakes da Killa, pop outlier Har Mar Superstar, young Chicago producer Owen Bones, English/Portuguese dream-pop specialists Winter, super catchy punk trio Potty Mouth, death-tech metallers Wrvth, and Dallas’ funky Southern rap tribe the Outfit.

Thus far, SXSW has posted up a strong year representing the local scene and that trend continues with this week’s announcement of 30 acts hailing from the 512. Journeyman guitarist Ian Moore has been added alongside rapper Kydd Jones, Delta Spirit frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez, synth explorers Casual Strangers, country ace Paul Cauthen, math-folk act Hikes, and River Jones & Lorelei Linklater, the latter famous for acting in her father’s film Boyhood. Also on the local docket:

Boyfrndz, Tony Bray, Cilantro Boombox, Dream Machine, Jacob Dupre Quintet, Quin Galavis, Rebecca Loebe, Money Chicha, Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, Noah North, Christopher Plowman, Ramesh, Small Houses, Peggy Stern Octet, the Teeta, Tinnarose, Tres Bourbonnais, Uncle Lucius, Ünloco, Patricia Vonne, the Wheelwrights, and Bonnie Whitmore.

By our count, today’s 174 acts, added to the previous four name drops, bring the running total of SXSW Music 2017 performers to 1,178. Check back next Friday for another batch. Until then, here’s today’s full list:

Max Abysmal (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

The Accidentals (Traverse City, MI.)

Naomi Achu (Washington, D.C.)

Carl Anderson (Charlottesville, VA.)

Brad Armstrong (Rhinebeck, NY.)

Astro 8000 (Philadelphia, PA.)

A.Ward (Kansas City, MO.)

Babewatch (Oakland, Calif.)

Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters (Lake Charles, LA.)

Reuben Bidez (Nashville, TN.)

Big Big Love (Mexico City, Mexico)

Big Jesus (Atlanta, GA.)

Blaenavon (Liphook, England)

Owen Bones (Chicago, IL.)

Annie Booth Trio (Denver, CO.)

Boyfrndz (Austin)

Pony Bradshaw (Chatsworth, GA.)

Tony Bray (Austin)

Gala Brie (Lima, Peru)

Mari Burelle (New York, NY.)

Cakes Da Killa (Brooklyn, NY.)

Caravanchela (Bogotá, Colombia)

Casual Strangers (Austin)

Paul Cauthen (Tyler)

James Chance & the Contortions (New York, NY.)

Chrissy (Chicago, IL.)

Chrissy & Hawley (Chicago, IL.)

Cilantro Boombox (Austin)

Jesse Clegg (Johannesburg, South Africa)

C. Macleod (Isle of Lewis, Scotland)

Coldcell (New Orleans, LA.)

Leo James Conroy (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Jennings Couch (London, England)

Creepside (San Antonio)

Ami Dang (Baltimore, MD.)

Adrian Daniel (Brooklyn, NY.)

Darkness Divided (San Antonio)

Sarah Darling (Nashville, TN.)

Dave (London, England)

Dead Neighbors (Athens, GA.)

Deep Sea Diver (Seattle, WA.)

Deraj (Orlando, FL.)

The Detail (New Orleans, LA.)

Digging Roots (Barrie, Canada)

DJ Jon Rambo (Houston)

Doe (London, England)

Tomás Doncker & the True Groove All-Stars (Brooklyn, NY.)

A. Doulos (Oakland, Calif.)

Dream Machine (Austin)

Dream Phases (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Drive Like Maria (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Toby Driver (New York, NY.)

Drunken Tiger x Yoonmirae (Uijeongbu, South Korea)

Jacob Dupre Quintet (Austin)

Marrio Esco (Worcester, MA.)

Fbc Klik (Shreveport, LA.)

Findlay (Manchester, England)

Schuyler Fisk (Crozet, VA.)

Flygerwoods (Houston)

Johnny Flynn (London, England)

Foxy Mojo (El Paso)

Francisco y Madero (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Kayla Freeman (Houston)

Doug Funnie (Fort Worth)

Quin Galavis (Austin)

Gustavo Galindo (Mexico City, Mexico)

Ginla (Brooklyn, NY.)

Samantha Glass (Madison WI)

Gost (Below)

Marika Hackman (London, England)

Har Mar Superstar (Minneapolis, MN.)

Corey Harper (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Lilly Hiatt (Nashville, TN.)

Hikes (Austin)

Hogwasche (Brooklyn, NY.)

Hurray for the Riff Raff (Bronx, NY.)

Intl.DJunknown (Rochester, NY.)

Eli Jas (New York, NY.)

J-me (Yangon, Myanmar)

Kydd Jones (Austin)

River Jones & Lorelei Linklater (Austin)

King James III (Denver, CO.)

Lady Leshurr (London, England)

La Mente (Lima, Peru)

Sam Lao (Dallas)

Mozart La Para (Dominican Republic)

Las Rosas (Brooklyn, NY.)

La Travesia del Alma (Medellín, Colombia)

Let’s Eat Grandma (Norwich, England)

Lexie (Changsha, China)

Life (Hull, England)

Lil Sicc (Austin)

Living Hour (Winnipeg, Canada)

Rebecca Loebe (Austin)

Lord of War (San Diego, Calif.)

Royce Lovett (Tallahassee, FL.)

Justin McLean (Rosenberg)

Nik Mercer (Let’s Play House) (Brooklyn, NY.)

Miss Ko (New York, NY.)

Money Chicha (Austin)

Monk Tamony (New York, NY.)

Ian Moore (Austin)

Mothica (New York, NY.)

Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5 (Austin)

Mr. Paradise (New York, NY.)

Name UL (Wellington, New Zealand)

Navy Gangs (New York, NY.)

Noah North (Austin)

Novella Inc. (Santiago, Chile)

Nutopia (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Odezenne (Bordeaux, France)

The Outer Vibe (Nashville, TN.)

The Outfit, TX. (Dallas)

Pentateuch Movement (Kingston, Jamaica)

Peterson Brothers Band (Bastrop)

Allison Pierce (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Christopher Plowman (Austin)

Poison Rites (Denver, CO.)

Pomo (Vancouver, Canada)

Potty Mouth (Northampton, MA.)

The Present (New York, NY.)

PxP Allstars Band (Berlin, Germany)

Ramesh (Austin)

Red Velvet (Seoul, South Korea)

Reeps One (London, England)

Riri (Tokyo, Japan)

Rivers of Nihil (Reading, PA.)

Karen Rodriguez (New York, NY.)

Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars (Lafayette, LA.)

Toni Romiti (Chicago, IL.)

Royal Tusk (Edmonton, Canada)

Rozes (Philadelphia, PA.)

Kore Rozzik (New York, NY.)

Ruby (Dumfies, Scotland)

Ruzzi (Mexico City, Mexico)

Serge (Miramar, FL.)

JJ Shiplett (Calgary, Canada)

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers (Chapel Hill, NC.)

The Sleeping Ghost (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Slowkiss (Santiago, Chile)

Small Houses (Austin)

Stalking Gia (New York, NY.)

Jesse Jo Stark (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Peggy Stern Octet (Austin)

Sunjacket (Chicago, IL.)

Patrick Sweany (Nashville, TN.)

T-Rextasy (New York, NY.)

Rudy Tee y Los Pelicanos Del Rey (San Antonio)

The Teeta (Austin)

Tinnarose (Austin)

Torae (Brooklyn, NY.)

Tredici Bacci (Brooklyn, NY.)

Tres Bourbonnais (Austin)

Twinsmith (Omaha, NE.)

The Two Lips (San Marcos)

Uncle Lucius (Austin)

Ünloco (Austin)

Varsity Week (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Matthew Logan Vasquez (Austin)

Patricia Vonne (Austin)

Vox Sambou (Montreal, Canada)

We the Lion (Lima, Peru)

The Wheelwrights (Austin)

Whethan (Chicago, IL.)

Bonnie Whitmore (Austin)

Winter (Los Angeles, Calif.)

With Our Arms to the Sun (Phoenix, AZ.)

Worldwide (San Antonio)

The Wrecks (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Wrvth (Manteca, Calif.)

Jaime Wyatt (Los Angeles, Calif.)

ChihiroYamazaki+Route14band (Kawasaki, Japan)

Yip Deceiver (Athens, GA.)

Zona Tango (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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