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SXSW Music Rolls Out Second Artist List

By Kevin Curtin, November 13, 2019, 10:00am, Earache!

Following yesterday’s announcement that Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters will make a keynote speaker appearance at the 2020 conference, South by Southwest rolls out another 210 performers, including influential UK art punks Wire, big personality Memphis rapper Jucee Froot, and Sigur Rós-affiliated multi-disciplinary musician Alex Somers.

Music week, running March 16-22, taps former Hop Along force Frances Quinlan, old-timey folk scholar Dom Flemons, slowcore upstarts Milly, Philly punks Control Top, and Major Lazer member Walshy Fire. Also on deck are lysergic sludge punks Weeping Icon, Anti Records-signed folk-pop songwriter Boy Scouts, Detroit bummer-pop songster Anna Burch, lovable indie trio Dehd, extremely chill L.A. shoegaze project Launder, and fellow post-punk-influenced Angelenos Automatic, who recently signed with Stones Throw and appeared locally at last weekend's Levitation.

We can also thank Los Angeles for the least genuine offering on the entire list: a Runaways-esque girl-group contrivance Charli XCX put together for upcoming Netflix series I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry.

Once again, these early SXSW lists stack lots of international intrigue, including: the artsy, energetic pop and hard-hitting Eastern European beats of Ukraine’s Alina Pash, the lush indie pop of Montreal’s Bodywash, Jakarta, Indonesia’s impressive indie favorites Reality Club, and, from Japan with love, Otoboke Beaver’s bubble-gum grindcore.

Also from the land of the rising sun, Dos Monos have been getting some love stateside from fans of experimental hip-hop, while fun-loving Parisians Faire look to break into the U.S. scene with the wild and eclectic style of rock they call “Gaule wave.” Also coming from foreign shores are Charlatans singer Tim Burgess, Zambian smooth pop stylist Salma Sky, and the loose London groove-and-thought collective Steam Down.

Lovably idiosyncratic guitar-n-drums duo Being Dead, profound songwriter David Ramirez, and San Marcos-founded rap conglomerate Pnthn highlight the local bum rush, which ropes in Atash, Darkbird, Fragile Rock, Grivo, Jeff Lofton, Moving Panoramas, Mr. Kitty, My Education, Pastel Ghost, Pleasure Venom, Shy Beast, Superfónicos, Whitney Rose, William Harries Graham, and World Music Unleashed.

Here’s the entirety of list No. 2:

1$T (Atlanta, GA.)

The Accidentals (Traverse City, MI.)

Ada Lea (Montreal, Canada)

Ailbhe Reddy (Dublin, Ireland)

Akeju (New York, NY.)

Alexander Biggs (Melbourne, Australia)

Alex Somers (Los Angeles, CA.)

Algiers (Atlanta, GA.)

Alice Skye (Melbourne, Australia)

Alina Pash (Kyiv, Ukraine)

All My Friends Hate Me (Los Angeles, CA.)

American Werewolf Academy (Dallas)

Anatole (Sydney, Australia)

Anna Burch (Detroit, MI.)

Anna Fox (Brooklyn, NY.)

Antonio Lizana (San Fernando, Spain)

Arlo Parks (London, England)

Arp Frique & Erik “Keysie” Ritfeld (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

A. Swayze & the Ghosts (Hobart, Australia)

Atash (Austin)

Automatic (Los Angeles, CA.)

Babeheaven (London, England)

Bandits on the Run (New York, NY.)

Basia Bulat (Montreal, Canada)

Batts (Melbourne, Australia)

Being Dead (Austin)

Benny Afroe (Middelburg, South Africa)

Big Mountain County (Rome, Italy)

Bils (Ikeja, Nigeria)

Biznaga (Madrid, Spain)

Blacks’ Myths (Washington, D.C.)

Bleaker (Huntsville, AL.)

Bobby Oroza (Helsinki, Finland)

Bodywash (Montreal, Canada)

Boy Scouts (Oakland, CA.)

The Brother Brothers (Brooklyn, NY.)

Brother Dege (Lafayette, LA.)

Byrke Lou (Berlin, Germany)

Cable Ties (Melbourne, Australia)

Catholic Action (Glasgow, Scotland)

China Bears (London, England)

Cifika (Seoul, South Korea)

Citrico (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Communicant (Pasadena, CA.)

Control Top (Philadelphia, PA.)

Costa de Ámbar (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Culttastic (Houston)

Darkbird (Austin)

David Ramirez (Austin)

Deca Joins (Taipei, Taiwan)

Dehd (Chicago, IL.)

Desierto Drive (Monterrey, Mexico)

Devon Gilfillian (Nashville, TN.)

Die Heiterkeit (Berlin, Germany)

Disq (Madison, WI.)

Dog in the Snow (Brighton, England)

Dom Flemons (Washington, D.C.)

Dos Monos (Tokyo, Japan)

Dromedarios Mágicos (Mexico City)

Dylan Fuentes (Barranquilla, Colombia)

Elis Paprika & the Black Pilgrims (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Ellen Krauss (Stockholm, Sweden)

Enrique Campos (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

The F16s (Chennai, India)

Faire (Paris, France)

Fenne Lily (Bristol, England)

Flavia (Los Angeles, CA.)

Fragile Rock (Austin)

Fran (Chicago, IL.)

Frances Quinlan (Philadelphia, PA.)

Georgel (Monterrey, Mexico)

Girl Friday (Los Angeles, CA.)

Grivo (Austin)

Grlwood (Louisville, KY.)

Gross Net (Belfast, Ireland)

Hamzaa (London, England)

Hannah Williams & the Affirmations (Bristol, England)

Haru Nemuri (Yokohama, Japan)

Hayden Pedigo (Amarillo)

Hera (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Huck (Brooklyn, NY.)

Iguana Death Cult (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Italia 90 (London, England)

Jamie-Lee Dimes (Gold Coast, Australia)

Jeff Lofton (Austin)

Jim & Sam (Santa Monica, CA.)

Jinmi Abduls (Lagos, Nigeria)

Joël (Toronto, Canada)

Joe Purdy (Los Angeles, CA.)

Jucee Froot (Memphis, TN.)

Katie Pruitt (Nashville, TN.)

Kelsey Waldon (Nashville, KY.)

Kenny Hoopla (Oshkosh, WI.)

The Kernal (Jackson, TN.)

King Nun (London, England)

Kota Banks (Sydney, Australia)

Kyusonekokami (Nishinomiya, Japan)

La Banda del Bisonte (Medellín, Colombia)

La Fragua Band (Medellín, Colombia)

Lambert (Berlin, Germany)

Launder (Los Angeles, CA.)

Leah Senior (Melbourne, Australia)

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (Birmingham, AL.)

Liah Alonso (New York)

Life (Hull, England)

Limboski (Warsaw, Poland)

Liz Lawrence (Stratford Upon Avon, England)

Lorelle Meets the Obsolete (Ensenada, Mexico)

Los Bitchos (London, England)

Luke De-Sciscio (Bath, England)

Luke Howard (Melbourne, Australia)

Lunar Vacation (Atlanta, GA.)

Madame Gandhi (Los Angeles, CA.)

Madison McFerrin (Brooklyn, NY.)

Margarita Siempre Viva (Medellín, Colombia)

Marlon Craft (New York, NY.)

Marsicans (Leeds, England)

Massar Egbari (Alexandria, Egypt)

Mauricio Sanchez (Monterrey, Mexico)

Menwhopause (New Delhi, India)

Mezerg (Bordeaux, France)

Milly (Los Angeles, CA.)

Miro Shot (London, England)

Moaning (Los Angeles, CA.)

Momma (Los Angeles, CA.)

Monophonicos (Barranquilla, Colombia)

Monophonics (Marin, CA.)

Montañera (Bogotá, Colombia)

Moris Blak (Boston, MA.)

Moving Panoramas (Austin)

Mpho Sebina (Nko Ya Phiri, Botswana)

Mr. Kitty (Austin)

Musclecars (Brooklyn, NY.)

My Education (Austin)

Nasty Cherry (Los Angeles, CA.)

Negrø (Morelia, Mexico)

Nineone# (Xi’an CHINA)

Niño Árbol (Tepic, Mexico)

Nyashinski (Nairobi, Kenya)

Orquesta Canela (Cali, Colombia)

Otoboke Beaver (Kyoto, Japan)

Parisalexa (Seattle, WA.)

Parliamo (Perth, Scotland)

Pastel Ghost (Austin)

Pat Dam Smyth (Belfast, Ireland)

Patiño (Mexico City, Mexico)

P.E. (Brooklyn, NY.)

The Pinholes (Singapore, Singapore)

Pleasure Venom (Austin)

Pnthn (San Marcos)

Pom Pom Squad (Brookyln, NY.)

Quivers (Melbourne, Australia)

Raye Zaragoza (Los Angeles, CA.)

Reality Club (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Remi Wolf (Palo Alto, CA.)

Rosie Lowe (London, England)

Russian Baths (Brooklyn, NY.)

Salma Sky (Lusaka, Zambia)

Santaferia (Santiago, Chile)

Sarah Mary Chadwick (Melbourne, Australia)

Saya (Toronto, Canada)

School of X (Copenhagen, Denmark)

S.G. Goodman (Murray, KY.)

Shards (London, England)

Shay Lia (Montréal, Canada)

The Sherlocks (Bolton On Dearne, England)

Shitkid (Stockholm, Sweden)

Shy Beast (Austin)

Sierra León (Tepic, Mexico)

Skylar Gudasz (Durham, NC.)

Sloppy Jane (Brooklyn, NY.)

Slow Pulp (Madison, WI.)

Sofia Bolt (Los Angeles, CA.)

Sofia Campos (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Softer Still (Shepperton, England)

Sophia Shen (Zhangzhou, China)

Sophie Hutchings (Sydney, Australia)

Sorry (London, England)

Sounds of Siberia (Yakutsk, Russia)

Sour Widows (Oakland, CA.)

Squirrel Flower (Boston, MA.)

Steam Down (London, England)

Stuyedeyed (Brooklyn, NY.)

Suburban Living (Philadelphia, PA.)

Suenatron (San Jose, CA.)

Sui Zhen (Melbourne, Australia)

Superfónicos (Austin)

Swim Deep (Birmingham, England)

Tengger (Seoul, South Korea)

Tim Burgess (Dereham, England)

Töme (Toronto, Canada)

Tri4th (Shibuya, Japan)

Tristen (Nashville, TN.)

Una Canción Bonita (Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico)

Vera Sola (Los Angeles, CA.)

Victoria Canal (Madrid, Spain)

Vistas (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Walshy Fire (Miami, FL.)

Walt Disco (Glasgow, Scotland)

The Wants (Brooklyn, NY.)

Washer (Brooklyn, NY.)

Weeping Icon (Brooklyn, NY.)

Whitney Rose (Austin)

William Harries Graham (Austin)

Wire (Brighton, England)

Wood Burning Savages (Derry, Ireland)

World Music Unleashed (Austin)

Wyre (Nairobi, Kenya)

Zatélithe (Medellín, Colombia)

Zenith (Ciudad Juárez, Mexico)

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