It’s that time of year again. The South by Southwest Music Festival kicks off on March 13 and organizers will be releasing a new list of artists added to the festival each week going forward. This week’s list arrives a day early, before we all get distracted by the inaugural circus. We already knew the biggest name on it, indie rockers Spoon, who will hold down a three-day ‘residency’ at the Main (formerly Emo’s) on Sixth Street during the fest.
Other notables on this week’s list are British pop star Kate Nash and abstract rock pioneer, Robyn Hitchcock. As always, a wide range of international artists, hailing from South America, Australia, Asia and Iceland have been added to the fest, and there’s a mess of Texas talent too.
New local artists on this week’s list include soon-to-be pop stars, Sweet Spirit, oddball rapper Sertified, blues rockers the Greyhounds, Latin pop artist Gina Chavez, rap scholars Third Root and singer-songwriter, Carson McHone.Acid Dad (New York NY) Nea Agostini (Santiago CHILE) American Opera (Brooklyn NY) Hamish Anderson (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Ben Aqua (Austin TX) Audri Nix (San Juan PUERTO RICO) Aurum (Guadalajara MEXICO) B-Les (Oklahoma City OK) Breanna Barbara (Brooklyn NY) Dan Bettridge (Ogmore-By-Sea UK-WALES) Gutxi Bibang (Bilbao SPAIN) BONZIE (Chicago IL) Boomerang (Montevideo URUGUAY) Boo Seeka (Sydney AUSTRALIA) Keedren Boston (San Antonio TX) Darrin Bradbury (Nashville TN) Braided (Taos NM) Broken Gold (Austin TX) Sammy Brue (Ogden UT) Canon (Atlanta GA) Canyon City (Nashville TN) Charly Bliss (Brooklyn NY) China Gate (Memphis TN) The Commonheart (Pittsburgh PA) The Convalesecence (Toledo OH) Amy Correa (Jamestown NY) Cotillon (New York NY) Crayondroids (Dallas TX) Crunk Witch (Presque Isle ME) Curved Light (Austin TX) D.J. Gaines (Austin TX) Dat Boi T (Houston TX) Marie Davidson (Montreal CANADA) Defy The Tide (Pittsburg PA) DJ Baby Roo (Houston TX) Dominican Jay (Austin TX) EDF (Houston TX) El Dusty (Corpus Christi TX) Elijah Ford (Austin TX) Fraaek (Guatemala City GUATEMALA) Frontier Folk Nebraska (Cincinnati OH) Ghostpizza (San Antonio TX) Gina Chavez (Austin TX) Go Fever (Austin TX) Great Dane (Los Angeles CA) Greyhounds (Austin TX) GRUMBY (New York NY) The Head (Atlanta GA) Hideout (New York NY) Robyn Hitchcock (London UK-ENGLAND) Hoan (Montréal CANADA) Ray Wylie Hubbard (Wimberley TX) I-Taweh (Kingston JAMAICA) ILISH (Miami FL) Kent Jones (Miami FL) Kabaka Pyramid (Kingston JAMAICA) Kadence (Oklahoma City OK) Cory Kendrix (Denver CO) Kamau Kenyatte (Washington DC) Mikal kHill (Charlotte NC) Kilmanjaro (Toronto CANADA) Kosha Dillz (Edison CA) Kozee (Sacramento CA) Kajmir Kwest (Wichita KS) Jen Lane (Saskatoon CANADA) Gaelynn Lea (Duluth MN) Leggy (Cincinnati OH) Le Matos (Montréal CANADA) The Lighthouse and the Whaler (Cleveland OH) Malcolm London (Chicago IL) Los Profetas (New York NY) Lud Foe (Chicago IL) Lane Mack (Lafayette LA) Maréh (Cali COLOMBIA) Marlys (Panamá PANAMA) Massive Scar Era (Cairo EGYPT) Carson McHone (Austin TX) Mega Ran (Phoenix AZ) Messiah El Artista (New York City NY) Lyric Michelle (Houston TX) Mignon (Nashville TN) Mirror Travel (Taos NM) Claire Morales (Denton TX) Mr Eazi (Port Harcourt RI) The Mud Howlers (Los Angeles CA) Mundaka (Lima PERU) Kate Nash (London UK-ENGLAND) Sarah Bethe Nelson (San Francisco CA) New Fame with DJ Skulz (New York NY) nobigdyl (Nashville TN) No Brain (Seoul SOUTH KOREA) The Nude Party (Boone NC) One Week Wonder (Reykjavík ICELAND) Tasha Page-Lockhart (Detroit MI) Palo Duro (Austin TX) Paralandra (Springfield MO) Honduras (Brooklyn NY) K Phillips (Nashville TN) The Pooches (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND) Purling Hiss (Philidelphia PA) Radiocaliente (Medellín COLOMBIA) Rattletree (Austin TX) Ray BLK (London UK-ENGLAND) Al Rocco (Hong Kong Island CHINA) Saffari (Santiago CHILE) Schaffer the Darklord (New York NY) The Secret Sisters (Florence AL) Seldom (Houston TX) Sertified (Austin TX) SHAED (Washington DC) The Shondes (Brooklyn NY) Sierra León (Tepic MEXICO) A. Sinclair (Austin TX) Slow Caves (Fort Collins CO) Eli Sostre (Brooklyn NY) Spiral Stairs (Stockton CA) Spoon (Austin TX) Spring King (Manchester UK-ENGLAND) Spurz (Vancouver CANADA) Stary Olsa (Minsk MI) Stoppa (Houston TX) Stuyedeyed (Brooklyn NY) Sweet Spirit (Austin TX) T2 “The Ghetto Hippie” (Houston TX) Ta’East (Russellville KY) Aaron Lee Tasjan (Nashville TN) Terminal A (San Pedro CA) Jonathan Terrell (Austin TX) Eric Tessmer (Austin TX) Third Root (San Antonio TX) This Be The Verse (London UK-ENGLAND) Tuomo & Markus (Helsinki FINLAND) The Unlikely Candidates (Fort Worth TX) VITAL (Wolverhampton UK-ENGLAND) Walshy Fire (Miami FL) Wande (Austin TX) Tank Washington (Austin TX) Wet Baes (Mexico City MEXICO) White Violet (Athens GA) Yes We Mystic (Winnipeg CANADA) YINGHUNG LEE aka DJ Didilong (Taipei TAIWAN) Pegi Young & The Survivors (La Honda CA) Yucky Duster (Brooklyn NY) Zeta (Puerto La Cruz VENEZUELA) ]]