SXSW Music Churns Out 8th Artist List

Ho99o9, Questlove, Nothing, and Get Up Kids join the action

Hardcore hip-hop/electronic/punk assailants Ho99o9 return to South by Southwest, as does Roots drummer Questlove, heavy shoegazers Nothing, and Midwestern emo vets the Get Up Kids. The music festival and conference, now just 25 days out, jacks up its roster by 102 ticks with today’s weekly talent drop.

Roots anchor Questlove DJing at Mohawk for Hot Luck, May 27, 2018 (Photo by David Brendan Hall)

Also adding to the long list of acts showcasing at the March mega event is neo-Nineties urban pop stylist Ace Tee from Germany, synth-pop darlings Zola Jesus, ATL stoner rock quartet Royal Thunder, and NYC’s Cautious Clay, purveyor of smooth and personal alt-R&B, who throws down his own flute parts.

Psychedelic doom groovers Deathchant join the commotion, as does Nashville songwriter to the stars Barry Dean, and a pair of singers also known for their screen work: Mozart in the Jungle co-star and indie-pop singer Lola Kirke, and Hustle in Brooklyn actress Azia Toussain. Brazil’s Boogarins import tropical psych, while Portugal’s Holly wields bass-driven EDM, London Gorillaz collaborator Stylo G puffs modern electro reggae, and Pittsburgh’s Majeure crafts cinematic soundscapes.

Turtlenecked punk-n-roll mysterios Drakulas, led by Riverboat Gamblers singer Mike Wiebe and Rise Against/Hagfish guitarist Zach Blair, lead an Austin list that also includes post-punk slam trio Borzoi and Nineties alt-rock breakouts Sixteen Deluxe. Also sourcing locally: Think No Think, Shy Beast, Ruby Jane, Oliver Rajamani, DJ TradeMark, Duhrdy, Jim-E-O, Katrina Fairlee, Loki, Mluna, and Marcia Ball, who performs with Yvette Landry.

Digest today’s full list:

4GAuto (Jersey City, NJ.)

6Blocc (Los Angeles, CA.)

Ace Tee (Hamburg, Germany)

Adela (Atlanta, GA.)

Ali Awan (Philadelphia, PA.)

The Amazons (Reading, England)

Antonio Roberts (Birmingham, England)

Ashley McMillen (Nashville, TN.)

Azia Toussaint (Brooklyn, NY.)

Bad Decisions (Sydney, Australia)

Barry Dean (Nashville, TN.)

BeauDamian (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Bill Small (Wimberley)

Boketto the Wolf (Boston, MA.)

Boogarins (Goiânia, Brazil)

Borzoi (Austin)

Byrke Lou (Berlin, Germany)

Cautious Clay (Brooklyn, NY.)

Charles Esten (Nashville, TN.)

Cha Wa (New Orleans, LA.)

Chester Watson (St. Petersburg, FL.)

Dean Lewis (Sydney, Australia)

Dear Boy (Los Angeles, CA.)

Deathchant (Los Angeles, CA.)

Die Group (Los Angeles, CA.)

DJ Blass (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

DJ Bongz (Durban, South Africa)

DJ TopDonn (Chicago, IL.)

DJ TradeMark (Austin)

DJ Wonder (New York, NY.)

Dos Santos (Chicago, IL.)

Drakulas (Austin)

Duhrdy (Austin)

El Indio World Hood (Sacramento, CA.)

Flavia (Los Angeles, CA.)

Found Sound China Artists (Brooklyn, NY.)

FR333 (Oakland, CA.)

The Get Up Kids (Kansas City, MO.)

Ginger Root (Los Angeles, CA.)

Ho99o9 (Newark, NJ.)

Holly (Lisbon, Portugal)

House of Wolves (Los Angeles, CA.)

Hunni (New Britain, CT.)

Jammer (London, England)

Jessie Frye (Dallas)

Jim-E-O (Austin)

Juliana Hale (Nashville, TN.)

Kathy & the Kilowatts (Austin)

Katrina Fairlee (Austin)

Kent Loon (St. Petersburg, FL.)

Kerosene Shores (Houston)

King Nun (London, England)

Laura Jean Anderson (Los Angeles, CA.)

Lien (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Liza (Toronto, Canada)

Loki (Austin)

Lola Kirke (Los Angeles, CA.)

Luke Laird (Nashville, TN.)

Majeure (Pittsburgh, PA.)

Matt Maltese (London, England)

Mluna (Austin)

Mojo Juju (Melbourne, Australia)

Mr. Jimmy (Tokyo, Japan)

Nick Leng (Los Angeles, CA.)

Nothing (Philadelphia, PA.)

Oh Pep! (Melbourne, Australia)

Oliver Rajamani (Austin)

Olmeca (Las Vegas, CA.)

The Outfit, TX (Dallas)

Pecas (Brooklyn, NY.)

The Philharmonik (Sacramento, CA.)

PLS&TY (Miami, FL.)

The Prescriptions (Nashville, TN.)

Questlove (Philadelphia, PA.)

Romen Jewels (Union City, CA.)

Ronnie Coleman Jr. & Merlot Music (Houston)

Royal Thunder (Atlanta, GA.)

Ruby Jane (Austin)

Sasami (Los Angeles, CA.)

Scorpion Mouse (Brooklyn, NY.)

Shorty (London, England)

Shy Beast (Austin)

Sixteen Deluxe (Austin)

Sleepwalkers (Richmond, VA.)

Sophie Meiers (Durango, CO.)

Spacebomb House Band (Richmond, VA.)

Spiritual & the Oufah Band (Kingston, Jamaica)

Stallion’s Stud (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Steven Lee Olsen (Nashville, TN.)

Stove (Brooklyn, NY.)

Stylo G (London, England)

The Iguanas (New Orleans, LA.)

Think No Think (Austin)

Toke (Cape Fear, NC.)

Trampoline Team (New Orleans, LA.)

Vince Ash (Hammond, IN.)

Vixeversa (Detroit, MI.)

Volition Immanent (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Wahh World Fusion Band (Tampa, FL.)

Waylon Payne (Nashville, TN.)

Yvette Landry with Marcia Ball & Friends (Breaux Bridge, LA.)

Zola Jesus (Merrill, WI.)

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SXSW Music List No. 8 2019, SXSW Music 2019, Ho99o9, Cautious Clay, Nothing, Ace Tee, Royal Thunder, the Get Up Kids, Questlove, Roots

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