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SXSW Music Reveals Surpass Halfway Mark

By Rachel Rascoe, February 7, 2019, 10:00am, Earache!

Bringing the total to over 1,100 acts prepping for SXSW, lineup drop seven pushes past the halfway mark of the fest’s sprawling lineup. Beloved local rock troupe White Denim airs new tracks March 11-17, and joins cosmic jazz-funk cult Golden Dawn Arkestra and Dripping Springs psych-Americana maker Israel Nash.

Local intrigue continues in a solid four-pack of Austin rap, with activist/artist SaulPaul and well-known MC Tank Washington leading the fray. Ladi Earth’s ethereal delivery landed on Natasha Lyonne's brand new Netflix show Russian Doll, as well as list mention Shirt Off Fe’s November release.

From beyond our borders, Karol Conká maintains a huge name in Brazilian rap, drawing acclaim for high-energy hip-hop bangers. Danceable 2018 Ambulante infused Brazilian pop and traditional elements. Wavy neo-soul songstress Tássia Reis totes lovely lines from São Paulo.

Brooklyn-via-Boston quartet Crumb promises intriguing pop-psych, returning from last year’s on-point SX sets. Electronically excited San Juan quartet Balún, Philadelphia noise-rock band Empath, and bedroom R&B crooner Huck offer shades of indie for every appetite. Innovative garage thinkers Wand released “Scarecrow” this week on Drag City.

NYC producer Halima’s handmade, R&B-influenced nostalgia, Charlotte, North Carolina-raised Ivy Sole’s introspectively melodic raps, and theatrical L.A. crooner Miya Folick all represent formidable young voices to watch. Folick’s Interscope Records debut, Premonitions, carefully balanced pop bursts with intricate detail.

The city of Seattle swoops in with a double addition: softly potent folk singer-songwriter Chris Staples and emo-adjacent rock act Pedro the Lion. Founder David Bazan revived the latter after 15 years to put out Phoenix on Polyvinyl last month.

Other announces from our city include: DJ Squake, Dossey, Inseclude, Marfa Crush, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, Nick Allison & the Players Lounge, Pike & Sutton, Primo, Quin Galavis, Tony Bray, and World Music Unleashed.

Adding to six previous talent drops, this week’s list of 107 names rolls out in full here:

3000 Friends (Castle Hills)

3he (Chengdu, China)

Aem (Beijing, China)

American Grime (Miami, FL.)

Ari the DJ (Dallas)

Art d’Ecco (Gulf Islands, Canada)

The Artisanals (Charleston, SC.)

Austin Lucas (Bloomington, IN.)

Balto (Los Angeles, CA.)

Balún (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Bizou (Los Angeles, CA.)

Blang (Orange County, CA.)

Briston Maroney (Nashville, TN.)

The Brother Brothers (Brooklyn, NY.)

Bülow (Toronto, Canada)

Castle (Joshua Tree, CA.)

Cedric Burnside (Ashland, MS.)

Chloe Lilac (New York, NY.)

Chris Canterbury (Nashville, TN.)

Chris Hicks (Lizella, GA.)

Chris Staples (Seattle, WA.)

Crumb (Brooklyn, NY.)

Del Water Gap (Brooklyn, NY.)

DJ Squake (Austin)

DJ Trill (Dallas)

Dossey (Austin)

Durand Jones & the Indications (Bloomington, IN.)

Dylan LeBlanc (Nashville, TN.)

Dynasty (Queens, NY.)

Edan Archer (Gainesville, FL.)

Efelante (Monterrey, Mexico)

Ehiorobo (Manalapan, NJ.)

Eli Raybon (Waynesboro, VA.)

El Mañana (Los Angeles, CA.)

Empath (Philadelphia, PA.)

Erin Durant (Brooklyn, NY.)

Esbie Fonte (Los Angeles, CA.)

Gold Cage (Los Angeles, CA.)

Golden Dawn Arkestra (Austin)

H2the (Los Angeles, CA.)

Halima (New York, NY.)

Harry Teardrop (New York, NY.)

Henrik Appel (Stockholm, Sweden)

Hubert Lenoir (Quebec, Canada)

Huck (Brooklyn, NY.)

Inseclude (Austin)

Israel Nash (Dripping Springs)

Ivy Sole (Charlotte, NC.)

Jason Hawk Harris (Los Angeles, CA.)

J Brasil (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

John the Martyr (New York, NY.)

Juiceboxxx (Milwaukee WI)

Karol Conká (Curitiba, Brazil)

Killiam Shakespeare (Philadelphia, PA.)

Ladi Earth (Austin)

La Force (Montreal, Canada)

Lia Lia (Berlin, Germany)

Marfa Crush (Austin)

María y Jose (Tijuana, Mexico)

Melanie Brulée (Cornwall, Canada)

Méne (Monterrey, Mexico)

Mike Krol (Los Angeles, CA.)

Miya Folick (Los Angeles, CA.)

Mkit Rain [Loopy, Nafla, Young West, Niahn & DJ Flojee] (Gangnam, South Korea)

Monte Warden & the Dangeorus Few (Austin)

&More [Chill Moody & Donn T] (Philadelphia, PA.)

New Natives Brass Band (Lafayette, LA.)

Nick Allison & the Players Lounge (Austin)

Nite (Dallas)

Nonconnah (Memphis, TN.)

Number (Los Angeles, CA.)

Oginalii (Nashville, TN.)

P2thegoldmask (San Antonio)

The Palmer Squares (Chicago, IL.)

Palm Palm (Richmond, VA.)

Pedro the Lion (Seattle, WA.)

Photo Ops (Los Angeles, CA.)

Pike & Sutton (Austin)

Primo (Austin)

Quin Galavis (Austin)

Rads Krusaders (Houston)

Ray Boudreaux (Lafayette, LA.)

ReauBeau (Hilversum, Netherlands)

Republican Hair (Nashville, TN.)

Roddie Romero Trio (Lafayette, LA.)

Sandmoon (Beirut, Lebanon)

SaulPaul (Austin)

Sawyer Fredericks (Albany, NY.)

Sedona (New York, NY.)

The Shackletons (Minneapolis, MN.)

Shaq (Beijing, China)

Shirt Off Fe (Austin)

Small Time Napoleon (Louisville, KY.)

Stolen (Chengdu, China)

The Strumbellas (Toronto, Canada)

Symphonic Cinema by Lucas van Woerkum (Amsterdam, NH.)

Tank Washington (Austin)

Tássia Reis (São Paulo, Brazil)

There (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Tim Woods (Houston)

Tony Bray (Austin)

Turbo Goth (New York, NY.)

The Upside Down (Chongqing, China)

Wand (Los Angeles, CA.)

White Denim (Austin)

World Music Unleashed (Austin)

Yak the Mack (Arlington)

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