SXSW Taps Baby Rose, Heart Bones & Laundry Day

108 more acts added to music fest

Two days after dropping a star-studded speaker roster, South by Southwest focuses back on the slow pour of their music talent pool. Highlighting today’s list: buzzing R&B voice Baby Rose, dramatic pop duo Heart Bones, and NYC quintet Laundry Day, who gun it hard in the indie boy band lane.

Baby Rose (Photo by Donté Maurice)

Also flying in for the festivities running March 16-22 are Iceland’s Artoffact Records-approved darkwavers Sólveig Matthildur, country songwriter Laura Cantrell, sadcore favorites Early Day Miners, and singer/violinist Sudan Archives, who turned a lot of heads at SXSW 2018.

Slow-n-low veteran Trae Tha Truth comes over from H-town, while freaky French dance pop duo Faux Real is sure to turn heads. Jumping into the fray as well: nerd rapper MC Chris, Ben Katzman’s pop metal act DeGreaser, and indietronic group +/-.

Once again, some of the best sounds come from the hometown. Austin acts making the mid-February cut include: Altamesa, Blushing, Clarence James, Color Candy, DJ Squake, DJ TradeMark, Dual Core, Duhrdy, Eimaral Sol, Grand Champeen, Hikes, JazzInspired, Ladi Earth, Lesly Reynaga, Peelander-Z, Portrayal of Guilt, Shirt Off Fe, Tone Royal, Ume, Urban Heat Island Effect, and Very Rich.

So far, six previous lists have dropped: Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Jan. 14, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, and Feb. 4. Check out today’s full list here:

Abhilasha Sinha (New Delhi, India)

Abraham Alexander (Fort Worth)

Addy the Crown (Brooklyn, NY.)

Alma (Helsinki, Finland)

Altamesa (Austin)

Annabelle Maginnis (Los Angeles, CA.)

Aramis616 (Grand Rapids, MI.)

Audrey (Manalapan, NJ.)

Aysedeniz Gokcin (Los Angeles, CA.)

Baby Rose (Atlanta, GA.)

B Free (Detroit, MI.)

Bisa Kdei (Accra, Ghana)

Blushing (Austin)

Bridget Kelly (New York, NY.)

Casii Stephan & the Midnight Sun (Tulsa, OK.)

Clarence James (Austin)

Color Candy (Austin)

Degreaser (Miami, FL.)

DJ Akuaa (Washington, D.C.)

DJ A-Tron (Los Angeles, CA.)

DJ Squake (Austin)

DJ Trademark (Austin)

DJ Willave (Dallas)

Dual Core (Austin)

Duhrdy (Austin)

Early Day Miners (New Orleans, LA.)

Eimaral Sol (Austin)

Erika de Casier (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Eyeo (Brooklyn, NY.)

Faux Real (Paris, France)

Fiddlehead (Boston, MA.)

Flower (New York, NY.)

Flytraps (San Clemente, CA.)

Grand Champeen (Austin)

Gustaf (Brooklyn, NY.)

The Hamiltones (Charlotte, NC.)

Haus of Rawze (San Antonio)

Hayfitz (Brooklyn, NY.)

Heart Bones (Minneapolis, MN.)

Herizen (Eugene, OR.)

Hikes (Austin)

Höröyá (São Paulo, Brazil)

Hot Garbage (Toronto, Canada)

Indigo Bunting (Austin)

Jane Machine (Joshua Tree, CA.)

Jazzinspired (Austin)

Jehnny Beth (Paris, France)

Jesediah (Syracuse, NY.)

Jessi Blue (Floyd’s Knobs, IN.)

JJ Wilde (Kitchener, Canada)

Joshua & the Holy Rollers (Los Angeles, CA.)

Juice (Boston, MA.)

Junf (Mexico City)

Junior Mesa (Bakersfield, CA.)

Kadesh Flow (Kansas City, MO.)

King Promise (Accra, Ghana)

Korine (Philadelphia, PA.)

Kpthaprofit & City (San Antonio)

Kwesi Arthur (Tema, Ghana)

Ladi Earth (Austin)

Laundry Day (New York)

Laura Cantrell (New York)

Leone (Los Angeles, CA.)

Lesly Reynaga (Austin)

Lucy (Stoke, England)

Lucylujah (Detroit, MI.)

MC Chris (Los Angeles, CA.)

Migs718 (Staten Island, NY.)

Molly with Charles (Berkeley, CA.)

Ms Nina (Cordoba, Argentina)

MyKey (Rockville, MD.)

Myna (Ann Arbor, MI.)

Ohm-I (Brooklyn, NY.)

Part Time (Los Angeles, CA.)

Peelander-Z (Austin)

Philthy Dronez Presents: La Brigada de la Cumbia (San Jose, CA.)

+/– {Plus/Minus} (New York)

Port Juvee (Calgary, Canada)

Portrayal of Guilt (Austin)

Qarabagh Ensemble (Baku, Azerbaijan)

R2bees (Accra, Ghana)

Ram (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)

Raye Williams (Detroit, MI.)

Sebastian Gaskin (Winnipeg, Canada)

Self Esteem (Sheffield, England)

Shirt Off Fe (New Orleans, LA.)

Slip (Los Angeles, CA.)

Sólveig Matthildur (Reykjavík, Iceland)

Son of Lee (Brooklyn, NY.)

SpaceWalker & Moon Magic (Sacramento, CA.)

Sudan Archives (Cincinnati, OH.)

Telefon Tel Aviv (Los Angeles, CA.)

Tino Drima (San Francisco, CA.)

Tone Royal (Austin)

To Whom It May (Galveston)

Trae Tha Truth (Houston)

T.R.A.C. (Brooklyn, NY.)

Ume (Austin)

Urban Heat Island Effect (Austin)

Very Rich (Austin)

Viaa (Los Angeles, CA.)

Vs Colour (Los Angeles, CA.)

Wax Charmer (Los Angeles, CA.)

Willy J Peso (Detroit, MI.)

Wordsworth (Brooklyn, NY.)

Wreck the System (Riverdale, MD.)

Ygtut (Chattanooga, TN.)

Zen Bamboo (Montreal, Canada)

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