SXSW Lineup Announced

The first round of artists performing at the 2006 SXSW Music Festival has been announced. My own emphasis added…

The Adored, Annie, Arctic Monkeys, Belle and Sebastian, The BellRays, Be Your Own Pet, Blockhead, The Boy Least Likely To, The Brokedown, Calexico, Neko Case, Cat Power, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clor, Jason Collett, The Cribs, Cuff the Duke, Jamie Cullum, Dashboard Confessional, Death In Vegas, Death Vessel, Dengue Fever, Destroyer, Die! Die! Die!, Dirty Pretty Things, Jorge Drexler, Dr. Spock, The Duke Spirit, The Earlies, Echo & the Bunnymen, Editors, The Eighteenth Day Of May, Elbow, Empire Dogs, Erase Errata, Faker, Flogging Molly, Forward Russia, Giant Sand, Gogol Bordello, Jose Gonzalez, The Go! Team, Headphones, The Hellacopters, Clarence Frogman Henry, The Juan Maclean, Kaki King, Kalas, k-os, Sharron Kraus & Christian Kiefer, Lady Sovereign, The Like, Los De Abajo, Luminous Orange, Barbara Lynn, The Magic Numbers, Magnolia Electric Company, Serena Maneesh, Mates of State, The Morning After Girls, The Most Serene Republic, Mystery Jets, My Summer as a Salvation Soldier, Neon Blonde, Nickel Creek, No things, Of Montreal, Beth Orton, Peaches, The Plimsouls, Robert Pollard, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Saves the Day, The Secret Machines, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Tarantula A.D., Susan Tedeschi, Towers of London, KT Tunstall, Two Gallants, Tom Verlaine, Vetiver, The Whigs, Witch, Wolfmother.

You know what strikes me about this list? I’ve heard of less than half of the bands on it.

I’m not going to let that phase me, considering that it will probably mean good things for my music collection in 2006. I’m sure a couple of bands on this list will be all the rage next year on all the music blogs. That’s my prediction, and I think it’s a safe one.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Definitely your typical initial SXSW announcements: Some intriguing acts (Secret Machines, of course, Bob Pollard, Echo and the Bunnymen???), thrown in with the usual buzz acts (Clap Your Hands, Arctic Monkeys, Gogol Bordello), and acts I have heard a ton of good things about (Duke Spirit, Jose Gonzalez). A few other acts that readers of this blog may like are Tarantula AD (who sometimes get compared to the weird side of MMW), Magnolia Electric Co. (a Wilco-ish band), and Kaki King (who seems to play every other day in Brooklyn).

  2. Definitely your typical initial SXSW announcements: Some intriguing acts (Secret Machines, of course, Bob Pollard, Echo and the Bunnymen???), thrown in with the usual buzz acts (Clap Your Hands, Arctic Monkeys, Gogol Bordello), and acts I have heard a ton of good things about (Duke Spirit, Jose Gonzalez). A few other acts that readers of this blog may like are Tarantula AD (who sometimes get compared to the weird side of MMW), Magnolia Electric Co. (a Wilco-ish band), and Kaki King (who seems to play every other day in Brooklyn).

  3. Definitely your typical initial SXSW announcements: Some intriguing acts (Secret Machines, of course, Bob Pollard, Echo and the Bunnymen???), thrown in with the usual buzz acts (Clap Your Hands, Arctic Monkeys, Gogol Bordello), and acts I have heard a ton of good things about (Duke Spirit, Jose Gonzalez). A few other acts that readers of this blog may like are Tarantula AD (who sometimes get compared to the weird side of MMW), Magnolia Electric Co. (a Wilco-ish band), and Kaki King (who seems to play every other day in Brooklyn).

  4. Well, and hopefully, readers of this blog will like the other stuff, too. I definitely need new music for 2006, and this list would be a good place to start…

  5. Well, and hopefully, readers of this blog will like the other stuff, too. I definitely need new music for 2006, and this list would be a good place to start…

  6. Well, and hopefully, readers of this blog will like the other stuff, too. I definitely need new music for 2006, and this list would be a good place to start…

  7. I feel as if Im looking at all the cds in rotation at WSUW when I look at this list. I am definately going to try and attend SXSW this year. I wanted to go last year and well of course money was an issue. Out of the list I’d like to see Of Montreal, and one of my new favorites Arctic Monkeys. Where are the Black Keys?!

  8. I feel as if Im looking at all the cds in rotation at WSUW when I look at this list. I am definately going to try and attend SXSW this year. I wanted to go last year and well of course money was an issue. Out of the list I’d like to see Of Montreal, and one of my new favorites Arctic Monkeys. Where are the Black Keys?!

  9. I feel as if Im looking at all the cds in rotation at WSUW when I look at this list. I am definately going to try and attend SXSW this year. I wanted to go last year and well of course money was an issue. Out of the list I’d like to see Of Montreal, and one of my new favorites Arctic Monkeys. Where are the Black Keys?!

  10. I’m not going to be able to make this festival at all this year, but I’d still like to have some coverage on the blog. If you’re going, let me know, dude.

  11. I’m not going to be able to make this festival at all this year, but I’d still like to have some coverage on the blog. If you’re going, let me know, dude.

  12. I’m not going to be able to make this festival at all this year, but I’d still like to have some coverage on the blog. If you’re going, let me know, dude.

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