SXSW’s Eighth Artist List
Nathaniel Rateliff, Bun B, Rob Stone, and 141 more
By Kevin Curtin,
10:00AM, Thu. Feb. 15, 2018
South by Southwest added 144 new acts this morning, among them R&B breakouts Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Houston hip-hop legend Bun B, and “Chill Bill” rapper Rob Stone. The mid-March megaconference commences less than one month from now.
Today’s edition of the weekly SXSW band announcement, bringing the tally to roughly 1,500 of what will soon be around 2,000 acts, also includes Stones Throw Records tastemaker Peanut Butter Wolf, 4 Non Blondes’ singer Linda Perry, budding Chicago rapper Kweku Collins, rootsy songwriting scion Lilly Hyatt, Nashville garage-punk faves Pujol, and bounce rapper Vockah Redu.
Other new notables stack up guitar phenom Kaki King, acoustic emos Dashboard Confessional, “Bartender Song” hitmakers Rehab, Aussie dance trio Cut Copy, experimental beatmaker Mndsgn, folk-pop singer Matt Costa, and Wstrn, the London pop/rap trio that hit it big with 2017’s “In2” before member Akelle Charles was jailed for assault.
Speaking of international acts, SXSW currently seeks volunteers for its International Artist Home Share Program, which exchanges wristbands for locals becoming an international crash pad during the festival. Beds are at a premium during the conference, and the long-running arrangement remains a genuinely communal way to make new friends from faraway lands.
Music programmers also added 24 Austin-area acts to the talent pool, including big names Ray Wylie Hubbard, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Ghostland Observatory, Bright Light Social Hour, and recent Austin transplant Abhi the Nomad.
Also on deck from ATX: Anastasia, Casey JaNissa, Chronophage, Country Cousins, Cuyo, David Garza, Eric Inglehart II, the Gary, J-Nice the Kingdom Builder, Joshua Bowie, KannKasso, Khali Haat, Omenihu, Shunetra Kicheon, Son Fjord B2B Daetron Vargas, Supraman, Tje Austin, Uncle Lucius, and Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami.
Scroll here:Abhi the Nomad (Austin) Adam + Kizzie (Oklahoma City, OK.) Adekunle Gold (Lagos, Nigeria) AkinSanya (Buff Bay, Jamaica) Alex Rose (Los Angeles, Calif.) Anastasia (Austin) ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (Austin) Ashton Marton (Chicago, IL.) Austin Lanier (Newport News, VA.) Avelino (London, England) Bones UK (Los Angeles, Calif.) Brent Cowles (Denver, CO.) Brian Merrill (New York, NY.) Bright Light Social Hour (Austin) Bryann Trejo (Abilene) Bun B (Port Author) Caleb Caudle (Winston-Salem, NC.) Casey Janissa (Austin) Cassandra Robertson (Dallas) Champagne Superchillin’ (New York, NY.) Chronophage (Austin) Cmula (San Diego, Calif.) Country Cousins (Austin) Cut Copy (Melbourne, Australia) Cuyo (Austin) Cygnus (Dallas) Danielle Grubb (Dallas) Dashboard Confessional (Nashville, TN.) David Garza (Austin) Dazion (The Hague, Netherlands) Kyle Dion (Coral Springs, FL.) DJ Chose (Houston) DJ Overcomer (San Angelo) DJ Ricky Silk (Fort Worth) DJ Soulseek (Amsterdam, Netherlands) DJ Unknown x CB5 (Rochester, NY.) Donae’O (London, England) Dorothy (Los Angeles, Calif.) Drab Majesty (Los Angeles, Calif.) Dubfire (Washington, D.C.) Eric Iglehart, II (Austin) Erick Lottary (Fayetteville, NC.) Evalyn (Venice, Calif.) Facade HQ (Jersey City, NJ.) Field Division (Des Moines, IA.) The Gary (Austin) George Maple (Sydney, Australia) Ghostland Observatory (Austin) Gøldn (Los Angeles, Calif.) Harmini (Elmira, NY.) Holly (Lisbon, Portugal) Hopsteady (Santa Fe, NM.) Hundredth (Charleston, SC.) Imsomaleek (New York, NY.) J-Nice the Kingdom Builder (Austin) J Creek (Tampa, FL.) Jesse Mitchell (Houston) Joey Jewish (Los Angeles, Calif.) Jonathan Toubin (New York, NY.) Jopo Da Son (San Antonio) Jordan Rakei (Brisbane, Australia) Joshua Bowie (Austin) Josiah Caleb (Dallas) Jynx (Los Angeles, Calif.) Kaki King (Brooklyn, NY.) KannKasso (Austin) Kat Graham (Atlanta, GA.) Keedren Boston (San Antonio) Kelroy (Chicago, IL.) Khali Haat (Austin) Kim Petras (Cologne, Germany) Konata Small (Miami, FL.) Kweku Collins (Evanston, IL.) L/o/o/n (Bergen, Norway) Leoncarlo (Denton) Lilly Hiatt (Nashville, TN.) Linda Perry (Los Angeles, Calif.) Lion (London, England) Liz Brasher (Memphis, TN.) Lizzie & the Makers (New York, NY.) Los Profetas (New York, NY.) M.A.D.E. 4 Christ (Atlanta, GA.) Magic Bronson (Los Angeles, Calif.) Marc Scibilia (Nashville, TN.) Matt Costa (Laguna Beach, Calif.) The Medium (Nashville, TN.) Meute (Hamburg, Germany) Mimicking Birds (Portland, OR.) Mndsgn (Los Angeles, Calif.) Morgan Saint (New York, NY.) Mu Dills (Newark, NJ.) Mxms (Los Angeles, Calif.) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (Denver, CO.) Nitti Gritti x Tascione B2B (Miami, FL.) Nobigdyl (Nashville, TN.) Omenihu (Austin) Onbeatmusic (San Antonio) Oran Juice Jones ii (Houston) Party Pupils (New York, NY.) Patoranking (Lagos, Nigeria) Patterns (Costa Rica) Paul Benjaman Band (Tulsa, OK.) Peanut Butter Wolf (Los Angeles, Calif.) Pujol (Nashville, TN.) Quantum Split (New York, NY.) Rackajam (Budapest, Hungary) Ray Wylie Hubbard (Wimberley) Red Shahan (Bluff Dale) Rehab (Warner Robins, GA.) The Risin’ Sun (Mexico City, Mexico) Rob Stone (San Diego, Calif.) Rockstar Jt (Montgomery, AL.) Roi Perez (Berlin, Germany) Sad Baxter (Nashville, TN.) Santiago (New Orleans, LA.) Say Anything (Tyler) Sean C. Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK.) Shunetra Kicheon (Austin) Sneaks (Washington, D.C.) Son Fjord B2B Daetron Vargas (Austin) Suburban Living (Philadelphia, PA.) Supraman (Austin) Surf Gvng (Miami, FL.) Surve (Hammond, LA.) Tascione (Philadelphia, PA.) Terra Lightfoot (Hamilton, Canada) Th3 Saga (Queens, NY.) Tje Austin (Austin) Torae (Brooklyn, NY.) Travis Linville (Norman, OK.) Triple Thr33 (Las Vegas, NV.) Trove (Nashville, TN.) Two Feet (Brooklyn, NY.) Uncle Lucius (Austin) Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami (Cedar Park) Vockah Redu (Houston) Von Won (Houston) Walter Salas-Humara (Flagstaff, AZ.) Whiteside (Austin) Willa Amai (Los Angeles, Calif.) Wstrn (London, England) Wunmi (Brooklyn, NY.) Yoke Lore (Brooklyn, NY.) Zombies in Miami (Aguascalientes, Mexico)
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SXSW Band List No. 8, SXSW Music 2018, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, Rob Stone, Dashboard Confessional, Vockah Redu, Linda Perry, Kaki King, Bun B, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Cut Copy, Pujol