SXSW Music Adds 80 Acts

Steve Earle and Easy Life highlight sixth list

With South by Southwest’s Music conference just 39 days away, the fest adds another 80 acts this week. True songwriter’s songwriter Steve Earle has signed on to revisit Austin the week of March 11-17. So has Easy Life, the burgeoning UK quintet whose tasty indie pop, with hip-hop delivery, got them inked to Island Records.

Steve Earle at the Paramount Theatre in 2016 (Photo by Jana Birchum)

Also added in this sixth lineup drop, is Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, whose long solo career recently sprouted the soundtrack for popular Netflix dark teen comedy The End of the F***ing World. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, one of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in country, signs on as well, alongside rock & roll revelators Banditos, Americana songster and recent Blaze (Foley) star Ben Dickey, Nashville bar rockers Thelma & the Sleaze, dancehall OG General Smiley, and Too Free, which features Merchandise singer Carson Cox.

Chung Ha and Ikon bolster SXSW’s staple K-pop contingent, which now includes Kirara, an ascending electronic musician from Seoul. More docket add-ons: New York City’s the Wants, who mix post-punk with minimalist techno, rowdy garage groovers Frankie & the Witch Fingers, melodic rock/power-pop quartet Criminal Hygiene, Sixties-loving rock gang the Nude Party, rootsy indie rocker Andy Jenkins, and Chicago trash-pop outfit Dehd.

Country-kissed Carson McHone and Christy Hays, plus newly minted Texas Piano Man Robert Ellis, lead a local list that also includes Adam Ostrar, Blxpltn, Buhu, Deanna Wheeler, DJ Hella Yella, Kevin Galloway, Longriver, and immortal heavy jammers Tia Carrera.

Here’s the full pull:

Adam Ostrar (Austin)

Altameda (Edmonton, Canada)

Andy Jenkins (Richmond, VA.)

Artimus (Atlanta, GA.)

Artux Surfin Boi [Akin x Visudy] (Xinjiang, China)

Baby Fuzz (Montreal, Canada)

Banditos (Nashville, TN.)

Bathe (Brooklyn, NY.)

Ben Dickey (Little Rock, AR.)

Blessed (Abbotsford, Canada)

Blushh (Los Angeles, CA.)

Blxpltn (Austin)

Bonnie Whitmore (Austin)

Broder John (Umeå, Sweden)

Buhu [DJ Set] (Austin)

Caleb Brown (Baton Rogue, LA.)

Carson McHone (Austin)

Catastrophie (Los Angeles, CA.)

Chagall (London, England)

Cherry Glazerr (Los Angeles, CA.)

Christy Hays (Austin)

Chung Ha (Seoul, South Korea)

Claire George (Los Angeles, CA.)

Claud (Chicago, IL.)

Colde (Gangnam, South Korea)

Criminal Hygiene (Los Angeles, CA.)

Deanna Wheeler (Austin)

Dehd (Chicago, IL.)

Disq (Madison, WI.)

DJ Hella Yella (Austin)

DJ Taye (Chicago, IL.)

Dreamer Boy (Nashville, TN.)

Easy Life (Leicester, England)

Emilie Kahn (Montreal, Canada)

Epilogio (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Estefi Areas (Mexico City)

Frankie & the Witch Fingers (Los Angeles, CA.)

Gabriel Royal (New York, NY.)

General Smiley (Los Angeles, CA.)

Gong Gong Gong (Beijing, China)

Graham Coxon (London, England)

Hillsburn (Halifax, Canada)

Hitchhiker (Seoul, South Korea)

Hothead (Baltimore, MD.)

Ikon (Seoul, South Korea)

Ishto Juevez (Guatemala, Guatemala)

Izaak Opatz (Los Angeles, CA.)

Kai Exos (Toronto, Canada)

Katzù Oso (Los Angeles, CA.)

Kevin Galloway (Austin)

Kirara (Seoul, South Korea)

Longriver (Austin)

Madison McFerrin (Brooklyn, NY.)

Mikey Erg (Old Bridge, NJ.)

The Nude Party (Brooklyn, NY.)

Olivia Neutron-John (Philadelphia, PA.)

Pasha (Oslo, Norway)

Paul Cherry (Chicago, IL.)

Pehuenche (Monterrey, Mexico)

Prateek Kuhad (New Delhi, India)

The Red Pears (El Monte, CA.)

Repeat Repeat (Nashville, TN.)

Reyna Tropical (Los Angeles, CA.)

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis (Chicago, IL.)

Robert Ellis (Austin)

Rolo Mx (Monterrey, Mexico)

Russian Baths (Brooklyn, NY.)

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

Sick Thoughts (New Orleans, LA.)

Spiral Stairs (Stockton, CA.)

Stef Chura (Detroit, MI.)

Steve Earle & the Dukes (New York, NY.)

Sundrifter (Boston, MA.)

Thelma & the Sleaze (Nashville, TN.)

Tia Carrera (Austin)

Too Free (Washington, D.C.)

True Creature (Vancouver, Canada)

Valley Maker (Seattle, WA.)

The Wants (Brooklyn, NY.)

Young Poc (Chengdu, China)

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