SXSW Accelerates Into Weekly Artist Lists

Naked Giants, Ghost Wolves & Saint Phnx top 111 new reveals

With South by Southwest Music week just 54 days away, the festival now shifts to weekly talent announcements. Today’s batch adds 111 emerging acts to the stack, including Seattle grunge-psych trio Naked Giants, Scottland pop twosome Saint Phnx, and Austin’s primal garage-punk blues duo Ghost Wolves.

Ghost Wolves at the Chronicle’s annual SXSW Day Party, Hair of the Three-Legged Dog (Photo by David Brendan Hall)

Also checking in for the annual gathering of up-and-coming artists: irresistible electro-pop from Christchurch’s Yumi Zouma, modern harpist Lara Somogyi, Richmond indie outfit Camp Howard, melancholic singer-songwriter-punk Justus Proffit, and promising Aussie outfit Lazy Eyes.

Meanwhile, SXSW continues bolstering its homegrown roster with Van Mary, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, Curtis McMurtry, and Lolita Lynne. Also hailing from the 512: Arya, Austin Basham, Beat Root Revival, the Blowies, Bourbonnais, Chief Cleopatra, Christine Renner, the Cuckoos, Deanna Wheeler, Jay Wile, Lil Ke, Lug, Nemegata, Rattletree, Robot Jones, Sheridan Reed, and She Sir.

Here’s today’s full list:

Adso Alejandro (Caracas, Venezuela)

Akaycentric (Lagos Island, Nigeria)

Alfred (Woodbridge, Va.)

Alternate Sound (Lagos, Nigeria)

Angela Perley (Columbus, OH.)

Ariel View (Los Angeles, CA.)

Arya (Austin)

Atemi Oyungu (Nairobi, Kenya)

Austin Basham (Austin)

Banny Grove (Joshua Tree, CA.)

Beat Root Revival (Austin)

Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad (Austin)

The Black Tones (Seattle, WA.)

The Blowies (Austin)

Bourbonnais (Austin)

Branson Anderson (Ogden, UT.)

Caleb Caudle (Nashville, TN.)

Camp Howard (Richmond, Va.)

Carys (Toronto, Canada)

Chief Cleopatra (Austin)

Chris Stills (Los Angeles, CA.)

Christina LaRocca (Los Angeles, CA.)

Christine Renner (Austin)

Clio Cadence (Dallas)

Cordoba (Chicago, IL.)

The Cuckoos (Austin)

Cumbiatón (Los Angeles, CA.)

Curtis McMurtry (Austin)

Cvlte (Sapporo, Japan)

Dan Bettridge (Cardiff, Wales)

Danny Godwin (Lexington, MA.)

Dead Poet Society (Boston, MA.)

Deanna Wheeler (Austin)

Diatom Deli (Nashville, TN.)

Did You Die (Vancouver, Canada)

Dolly Valentine (South Chatham, MA.)

Dumbo Gets Mad (Reggio Emilia, Italy)

Electric Fields (Adelaide, Australia)

Evelyn Ida Morris (Melbourne, Australia)

Feralcat (Pittsburgh, PA.)

Franklin Electric (Montreal, Canada)

Friendship (Philadelphia, PA.)

Future Thieves (Nashville, TN.)

GA-20 (Boston, MA.)

The Ghost Wolves (Austin)

Good Dog Nigel (Lynchburg, VA.)

Grayling (Philadelphia, PA.)

Gully Boys (Minneapolis, MN.)

Harleighblu (Nottingham, England)

Icaro Del Sol (Santiago, Chile)

James Gillespie (London, England)

Jane’s Party (Toronto, Ontario)

Jay Wile (Austin)

Jazz re:freshed DJ's (London, England)

Johnny Lloyd (London, England)

Justus Proffit (Los Angeles, CA.)

Lara Somogyi (Los Angeles, CA.)

The Lazy Eyes (Sydney, Australia)

Lil Ke (Austin)

Lisel (Los Angeles, CA.)

Lolita Lynne (Austin)

Lug (Austin)

Mercy Bell (Nashville, TN.)

Mírame (San Antonio)

Modern Love Child (Los Angeles, CA.)

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few (Austin)

The Muckers (Brooklyn, NY.)

Naked Giants (Seattle, WA.)

Neal Francis (Chicago, IL.)

Nemegata (Austin)

Nordista Freeze (Nashville, TN.)

Odunsi [The Engine] (Lagos, Nigeria)

Phangs (Nashville, TN.)

Quichenight (Nashville, TN.)

Ragamuffs (Honolulu, HI.)

Rattletree (Austin)

Robot Jones (Austin)

Rose Dorn (Los Angeles, CA.)

Rucci (Inglewood, CA.)

Saint Phnx (Glasgow, Scotland)

Sebastian Plano (Berlin, Germany)

Seratones (Shreveport, LA.)

Sheridan Reed (Austin)

She Sir (Austin)

Shormey (Chesapeake, VA.)

Sinkane (Brooklyn, NY.)

Sloths (Los Angeles, CA.)

Smock (Brooklyn, NY.)

Smokey Brights (Seattle, WA.)

So!Yoon! (Seoul, South Korea)

Spendtime Palace (Costa Mesa, CA.)

Staci Griesbach (Los Angeles, CA.)

Stephen Day (Nashville, TN.)

Sullivan’s Fun Club (Sapporo, Japan)

Surf Rock is Dead (Brooklyn, NY.)

Teej (Houston)

Teni (Lagos, Nigeria)

4onthefloor (Minneapolis, MN.)

Theo Lawrence (Bordeaux, France)

Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen (Helsinki, Finland)

Tres Leches (Seattle, WA.)

Van Mary (Austin)

Vegan Leather (Paisley, Scotland)

Velvet Starlings (Los Angeles, CA.)

Volk (Nashville, TN.)

V.V. Lightbody (Chicago, IL.)

Wambura Mitaru (Nairobi, Kenya)

Wiley from Atlanta (Atlanta, GA.)

William Doyle (Chandlers Ford, England)

Wired Sessions (Los Angeles, CA.)

Yumi Zouma (Christchurch, New Zealand)

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