Artist applications for the 2017 South by Southwest Music Festival are still open through October 24, but the festival went ahead and dropped the first list of artists playing the festival. It goes heavy on the locals. Synth duo Survive, who are suddenly low-level famous for their standout work on the “Stranger Things” soundtrack, jump out as the buzziest name. Also representing Austin at the festival is our Austin360 Artist of the Month for September, Tameca Jones, alongside hard grinding afrobeat project Hard Proof, singer-songwriter Adam Torres and EMG and Psiplay, KUTX DJ Elizabeth McQueen’s electronic music project.
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Outside of Austin a few notable domestic artists include lo-fi pop duo Diet Cig, baroque pop outfit San Fermin and rowdy country artist Cory Branan. International artists include Toronto rapper Tasha the Amazon, French singer-songwriter Jain and a mess of Australians including singer-songwriter Vera Blue.
Full list of SXSW artists, round one:
Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys (Austin, TX), Agosto (San Isidro, Argentina), Alex Napping (Austin, TX), Rocky Banks (Houston, TX), Vera Blue (Forbes, Australia), BOOHER (Austin, TX), Cory Branan (Nashville, TN), Allysen Callery (Bristol, RI), Alex Cameron (Sydney, Australia), Laura Carbone (Mannheim, Germany), Chain of Flowers (Cardiff, UK England), Chain Wallet (Bergen, Norway), Chelou (London, UK-England), Crater (Seattle, WA), Creepoid (Philadelphia, PA), Diet Cig (New Paltz, NY), Dubfire (Washington, DC), Forth Wanderers (Montclair, NJ), FOXTRAX (Los Angeles, CA), Colin Gilmore (Austin, TX), Henry Hall (New York, NY), Hard Proof (Austin, TX), Hoops (Bloomington, IN), Jain (Paris, France), Tameca Jones (Austin, TX), King Cayman (Madrid, Spain), Alex Lahey (Melbourne, Australia), Lazyeyes (Brooklyn, NY), Carlo Lio (Toronto, Canada), Demi Louise (Boronia, Australia), Elizabeth McQueen, (EMQ and Psiplay) (Austin, TX), Misimplicity (Austin, TX), My Education (Austin, TX), Never Young (Oakland, CA), Agnes Obel (Berlin, Germany), Pastel Ghost (Brooklyn, NY), Sara ∏ (Barcelona, Spain), Polarheart (Sydney, Australia), The Quebe Sisters (Dallas, TX), Ratboys (Chicago, IL), Running Touch (Melbourne, Australia), San Fermin (Brooklyn, NY), Oscar Key Sung (Melbourne, Australia), S U R V I V E (Austin, TX), Tasha the Amazon (Toronto, Canada), Throttle (Melbourne, Australia), Adam Torres (Austin, TX), Trudy and the Romance (London, UK-England), Wafia (Brisbane, Australia), Miss Lavelle White and the L Men (Austin, TX), Yoke Lore (Brooklyn, NY), Jesse Colin Young (Aiken, SC), and Yung Gordon