SXSW Adds Sasami, Petey, John Moreland, Stunna Girl, and More

36 days out, festival now adds music weekly

South by Southwest, just over five weeks away, continues to drip out its music lineup with lineup additions that are now arriving weekly. Today’s list welcomes penetrating songwriter John Moreland, fun UK pop figure Baby Queen, and Sasami.

Sasami carries the intrigue of a heavily nu-metal-influenced pivot for upcoming sophomore Squeeze, including a cathartic take on Daniel Johnston's "Sorry Entertainer.”

Also pulling up to the mid-March mega conference are “Runway” rapper Stunna Girl, witty, sleaze-rock-referencing Seattle act Advertisement, and First Nations hip-hop group Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Richmond, Virginia-based singer-songwriter Benét (Benét Nutall) continued playful indie pop moves on Bayonet Records with November’s remixed Game Over: Reloaded. Out of New Orleans, Esther Rose curves on a warm alt-country path, including a 2020 covers compilation spanning Sheryl Crow to Hank Williams. Los Angeles’ Petey, meanwhile, slots in as a lovably outside-the-box lyricist and TikTok weirdo.

Other notables: R&B/pop vocalist Kayan reps Mumbai, Making Movies brings their Afro-Latin grooves, Swedish trio ViVii imports lovely indie pop, NYC’s Ilham mixes up a sweet voice with up-front attitude in her modern R&B adventures, and fellow Queens artist Akinyemi enraptures with unique wordplay and visuals.

As usual, Austin stacks loads of talent with Blackillac, Calder Allen, Cecilia & the Broken Hearts, Clarence James, Gothess Jasmine, Invoke, Kiko Villamizar, Lesly Reynaga, LHF Lil Ke, Lion Heights, Mama Duke Mother Falcon, OJO, Quentin and the Past Lives, Shaun Solo, Teddythelegacy, Tequila Rock Revolution, and World Music Unleashed.

The full run of today’s additions is listed below. Analysis of previous music lineup announcements can be found on our SXSW 2022 landing page.

  • Advertisement (Los Angeles CA)
  • Akinyemi (Queens NY)
  • Angel White (Dallas TX)
  • Anik Khan (New York NY)
  • Aqyila (Mississauga CANADA)
  • Baby Queen (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • BeauSoleil Trio avec Michael Doucet (Lafayette LA)
  • Benét (Richmond VA)
  • Bitch (Los Angeles CA)
  • Blackillac (Austin TX)
  • Calder Allen (Austin TX)
  • Cecilia and The Broken Hearts (Austin TX)
  • CID RIM (Vienna AUSTRIA)
  • Clarence James (Austin TX)
  • Colatura (Brooklyn NY)
  • Contour (Charleston SC)
  • Deezie Brown (Bastrop TX)
  • Detalji (Helsinki FINLAND)
  • Dialtone (Tulsa OK)
  • Diamond Booms (Austin TX)
  • DJ JRO (Austin TX)
  • Emily Nenni (Nashville TN)
  • Esther Rose (Santa Fe NM)
  • Fade Em All (Houston TX)
  • Felix III (Brooklyn NY)
  • Galvezton (Galveston TX)
  • Gothess Jasmine (Austin TX)
  • Harlis Sweetwater (Huntington Beach CA)
  • Horrorchata (Brooklyn NY)
  • ilham (Queens NY)
  • Iman Nunez (Yonkers NY)
  • Invoke (Austin TX)
  • JBABE (Chennai INDIA)
  • Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys (Opelousas LA)
  • John Moreland (Tulsa OK)
  • Kayan (Mumbai INDIA)
  • Kiko Villamizar (Austin TX)
  • Laveda (Albany NY)
  • Le Coco Ramos (Miami FL)
  • Le Ren (Montreal CANADA)
  • Lesly Reynaga (Austin TX)
  • LHF Lil Ke (Austin TX)
  • Lion Heights (Austin TX)
  • LYNN (Birmingham AL)
  • Making Movies (Kansas City MO)
  • Mama Duke (Austin TX)
  • María Toledo (Toledo SPAIN)
  • Mauvey (Vancouver CANADA)
  • Maya Malkin (Montreal CANADA)
  • Miss Taint (San Antonio TX)
  • Mother Falcon (Austin TX)
  • OJO (Austin TX)
  • Paradox Rei (San Antonio TX)
  • Petey (Los Angeles CA)
  • Quentin and the Past Lives (Austin TX)
  • SASAMI (Los Angeles CA)
  • Shaun Solo (Austin TX)
  • Smirk (Los Angeles CA)
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids (Vancouver CANADA)
  • SPEAK (Los Angeles CA)
  • Steph Simon (Tulsa OK)
  • Student 1 (Minneapolis MN)
  • Stunna Girl (Sacramento CA)
  • Sub*T (Brooklyn NY)
  • Tequila Rock Revolution (Austin TX)
  • Tessellated (Kingston JAMAICA)
  • ViVii (Stockholm SWEDEN)
  • WACOTRON (Waco TX)
  • Working Mens Club (Todmorden UK-ENGLAND)
  • World Music Unleashed (Austin TX)

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