Yes, it's really starting to roll now. SXSW has announced the first wave of bands expected to showcase at the March 2002 Music Festival. The list of bands is only 10% complete, but it is a good start. Bands that are scheduled to play include: the Angel, Anvil FX, Atom and His Package, Bare Jr., Beulah, Bigbang, Big Leaves, Jeff Black, Brainfailure, Brian Jonestown Massacre, David Bridie, the Briefs, Nicole Brophy and Jodi Moore, Simon Bruce, Richard Buckner, John Butler Trio, Car Stereo Wars, Chancho en Piedra, Doudou Cissoko, Clem Snide, Color Filter, Cravo Carbono, DASH, the Datsuns,the Delphines, Departure Lounge, Destroyer, the D4, D14, the Gabe Dixon Band, DJ Dolores Y Orchestra Santa Massa, DJ Roger Moore, DNA Doll, Susan Enan, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, FOE, Genitallica, the Gift, the Glands, Howling Guitar, Jenai, Jesus Jones, Daniel Johnston, Norah Jones, Joselo, Jucifer, KaitO,the Kingsbury Manx, Kitty Wu, Knievel, La Honda, the Latebirds, Lo-Ball, Macha, Marcy Playground, the Mayflies USA, Megababe, Mr. Scruff, Mono, the Mooney Suzuki, Mull Historical Society, My Morning Jacket, Nile, pexbaA, Poncho Kingz, Quintron, Radar Tanta, the Revs, Riddlin' Kids, Amy Rigby, Sahara Hotnights, the Scooters, Seaworthy, Serafin, Sing-Sing, Toby Slater, Jenny Toomey, TSOL, Ultrasound, Ulu, Umphrey's McGee, Valv, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, and Xploding Plastix . Keep in mind that the list is, of course, subject to change, and that locals for the most part are the last to be chosen, since they don't have to make travel plans.
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