SXSW Music Steps Up Ninth Artist List

Japanese Breakfast, Broken Social Scene, Ambar Lucid and 154 others

With now just 18 days until South by Southwest Music week swings into action, the fest’s booking picks up the pace, adding 157 acts, including soft-touch songwriter Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, Canadian troupe Broken Social Scene, and poppy roots-rock outfit Judah & the Lion.

Michelle Zauner fronting Japanese Breakfast at ACL Fest 2018 (Photo by Jana Birchum)

Also on deck for the 32nd annual media conference: Philly mood folk act Strand of Oaks, busy beat-maker Shigeto, ex-Black Lips and Diamond Rugs singer/guitarist (Ian) Saint Pé, Dallas bedroom pop eclectics Skirts, and Welsh rock trio the Joy Formidable. Meanwhile, Ambar Lucid, a New Jersey teen who’s grabbing attention with her high, rich-with-feeling voice and bilingual songwriting, slots in as a up-and-comer of note.

The fest’s ninth artist announcement arrives particularly pregnant with hometown talent, counting 35 Austin acts: A. Sinclair, A Giant Dog, Ancient River, Annabelle Chairlegs, Ben Aqua, Big Cedar Fever, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, Black Pumas, Blood, Carrie Fussell, Collin Russell Mullins, Crack Pipes, Damak, Delle Sorelle, DJ Breezah & DJ Lolo, Fix8, Fragile Rock,Grizz, Hayes Carll, Harvest Thieves, the Hermits, Honey & Salt, Johnny Nicholas, My Education, Nevernude, the Oysters, Scott Collins, Sharon Bourbonnais, Smiile,Soundmass, Suspirians, TC Superstar, Trouble in the Streets, Why Bonnie, and Will Courtney.

Check out the complete list here:

A. Sinclair (Austin)

Abjects (London, England)

A Giant Dog (Austin)

Amara La Negra (Miami, FL.)

Ambar Lucid (Little Ferry, NJ.)

Ancient River (Austin)

Annabelle Chairlegs (Austin)

Ari Chi (Tampa, FL.)

Baeza (Fresno, CA.)

Ben Aqua (Austin)

Big Cedar Fever (Austin)

Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad (Austin)

Bixiga 70 (São Paulo, Brazil)

Black Pumas (Austin)

Black Taffy (Dallas)

Blood (Austin)

Bogl (Las Vegas, NV.)

Brian Temba (Tshwane, South Africa)

Broken Social Scene (Toronto, Canada)

Buddy Lofton (Brentwood, NY.)

Camp Howard (Richmond, VA.)

Camp Nowhere [Christopher Lister] (Longview)

Carrie Fussell (Austin)

Carsen (Fort Worth)

Cash Squad (Phoenix, AZ.)

Ceci G (Los Angeles, CA.)

Chemical Ghost (Chicago, IL.)

Chhoti Ma (Oakland, CA.)

Chief Boima (Los Angeles, CA.)

Cinnaman (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Clemm Rishad (Tacoma, WA.)

Collin Russell Mullins (Austin)

Cory Kendrix (Denver, CO.)

Crack Pipes (Austin)

Creepside (San Antonio)

Curse (Monterrey, Mexico)

Cuyo (Plainfield, NJ.)

Damak (Austin)

Danny Ali (San Francisco, CA.)

Darko (Los Angeles, CA.)

Delle Sorelle (Austin)

Diogandih (Brooklyn, NY.)

Divino Niño (Chicago, IL.)

DJ Breezah & DJ Lolo (Austin)

DJ Ease (Rochester, NY.)

DJ Miss Milan (New York, NY.)

DJ Slim (Mafikeng, South Africa)

Dropper (Brooklyn, NY.)

Dublin (Stamford, CT.)

Emergency Tiara (New York, NY.)

Emma Nyra (Lagos, Nigeria)

EQ Austin showcase featuring Superfonicos, Jackie Venson, Como Las Movies, Abhi the Nomad, Alesia Lani, Vallejo, Harry Edohoukwa, Lesly Reynaga, J Soulja, Melat, Deezie Brown, Tiarra Girls (Austin)

FIX8 (Austin)

Foxtrot & the Get Down (Philadelphia, PA.)

Fragile Rock (Austin)

G-C (Mafikeng, South Africa)

Garcia Peoples (Rutherford, NJ.)

Geno Cochino (Los Angeles, CA.)

Gold Connections (Charlottesville, VA.)

Great Time (Chester Springs, PA.)

Grip (Atlanta, GA.)

Grizz (Austin)

Harvest Thieves (Austin)

Hash Redactor (Memphis, TN.)

Haulm (Brooklyn, NY.)

Hayes Carll (Houston)

The Hermits (Austin)

Honey & Salt (Austin)

Irk (Stockholm, Sweden)

Isa Reyes (New York, NY.)

Jake Schrock (Dallas)

Jamie Lin Wilson (D’Hanis)

Japanese Breakfast (Philadelphia, PA.)

Jay Qubed (Mafikeng, South Africa)

Johnny Nicholas (Austin)

The Joy Formidable (Yr Wyddgrug, England)

Jsph (Florence, KY.)

Judah & the Lion (Nashville, TN.)

Judy Blank (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Kelly Dean (Los Angeles, CA.)

Hosted by Kemst (Los Angeles, CA.)

King Princess (Brooklyn, NY.)

Kpthaprofit & City (San Antonio)

Kxng Crooked (Longbeach, CA.)

Kyle Emerson (Denver, CO.)

Leikeli47 (Brooklyn, NY.)

Liana Banks (Queens, NY.)

Lingua Ignota (San Diego, CA.)

Lolabunz (Toronto, Canada)

Lomelda (Los Angeles, CA.)

Los Gaiteros de Ovejas (Ovejas, Colombia)

Love You Later (Nashville, TN.)

Lucy Whittaker (Leeds, England)

Marcus King Band (Greenville, NC.)

Mavi Phoenix (Linz, Austria)

The Medium (Nashville, TN.)

Mirrorgloss (Tacoma, WA.)

Mise en Scene (Winnipeg, Canada)

Mute Swan (Tucson, AZ.)

My Education (Austin)

Nasi TauTona (Mafikeng, South Africa)

Nevernude (Austin)

Nikmoody (Wantagh, NY.)

Ona (Huntington, WV.)

Oso Negro (Monterrey, Mexico)

The Oysters (Austin)

Pat G (Temple)

Phillip Wolf (San Antonio)

Piper Madison (Los Angeles, CA.)

Poizon Ivy the DJ (Dallas)

Poranguí (Sedona, AZ.)

Pscience (New Orleans, LA.)

Quanna (Savannah, GA.)

The Queendom (Atlanta, GA.)

R3hab (Breda, Netherlands)

Redforever (Orlando, FL.)

The Redland (Atlanta, GA.)

Rich Aucoin (Halifax, Canada)

Rich Lowe (Lithia Springs, GA.)

Robert Johnson Band (Memphis, TN.)

Rosie Tucker (Los Angeles, CA.)

Ryan Adair Rooney (Marfa)

Saint Pé (Nashville, TN.)

Savage Family (Sacramento, CA.)

Saviii 3rd (Long Beach, CA.)

Scott Collins (Austin)

Sean Ardoin (Lake Charles, LA.)

Sego (Los Angeles, CA.)

Sharon Bourbonnais (Austin)

Shelita Burke (Los Angeles, CA.)

Shigeto (Detroit, MI.)

Skiper RMZ (Monterrey, Mexico)

Skirts (Dallas)

Smiile (Austin)

Song by Lex Empress (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Soundmass (Austin)

Spacewalker (Sacramento, CA.)

Strand of Oaks (Philadelphia, PA.)

Striking Matches, Steven Lee Olsen, Charles Esten (Nashville, TN.)

Suspirians (Austin)

TC Superstar (Austin)

Tera Kòrá (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Terminal A (Los Angeles, CA.)

Tiana Kocher (Los Angeles, CA.)

Torae (Brooklyn, NY.)

Toxsick Tripp (Minneapolis MN)

Trajano! (Madrid, Spain)

Tribes (El Paso)

Trouble in the Streets (Austin)

U5 [Unknown Five] & DJ Akio (Los Angeles, CA.)

The Unlikely Candidates (Fort Worth)

Walkney (Pittsburgh, PA.)

Why Bonnie (Austin)

Will Courtney (Lockhart)

Wynne (Portland, OR.)

Yoshi Flower (Los Angeles, CA.)

Your Smith (Los Angeles, CA.)

Zän (Perth, Australia)

Ziminino (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

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