Austin’s South by Southwest is rapidly approaching (Mar. 12th-21st). I am making a vow to not do what I did last year, which was not go to a single event and sit in the corner and pout and mumble about how much I hate a festival that I’ve never even gone to.
There was really no call for it.
I was just bitter that I had to work the entire week and it would take me three times as long to drive anywhere. GO BACK TO L.A!
This year I will see shows if it kills me (fast forward to me sitting home alone on the couch with a tub of peanut butter).
Here is a list of some of the music acts this year. I’m still learning the list myself so there will be more to come.
Bands You Have Heard Of:
The Crystal Method
The Boxer Rebellion
We Are Scientists
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO
Best Band Name of a Band I’ve Never Heard Of:
And So I Watch You From Afar
I Fight Dragons
Bastard Child Death Cult
Austin Bands You MUST Check Out:
Suzanna Choffel – This girl’s voice is unlike anything you’ve ever heard….promise
DJ Car Stereo Wars
Best Fwends – It’s hard to describe these guys…
The Band Name Your Parent Will Mostly Like Hate:
My Dad is Dead
The Second Band Obsessed with the Jonestown Massacre:
The Jim Jones Revue
Best Band Name That Sounds Like A Lifetime Movie of the Week
Dead Sexy Inc.
The Band That Most Made My Ears Bleed:
Shit and Shine
Somebody Loves Morrissey A LOT:
The Wave Pictures
The Band Where Their Sketch Comedy Counterpart is Way Better:
Kidz in the Hall
The Best Band I’d Be Afraid to Run Into In a Dark Alley Out of Fear They’d Kick My Ass:
Bands I Checked Out This Morning That Didn’t Make Me Scrunch Up My Face:
Coolooloosh– Imagine Earth, Wind, and Fire mixed with Puff Daddy.
Plants and Animals– First band I listened to where I actually said, “Wow”.
The Diplomats of Solid Sound– Someone with some talent!
The Brunettes– Coworkers think hesounds like Sufjan
Band With the Coolest Music Video:
We Are Wolves– Fight & Kiss
I totally read one band name as "Bastard CHILI Death Cult," which I think is even awesomer than the name they have. Mmmm, chili.
i'm so pumped for this year, esp. for neon indian, deer tick, and crystal method! I'm not ok with prices for a pass, since I dont know when I'll be able to come, but if you hear about any of the shows, ie how to get in without buying the 48573958743 dollar pass, let me know!
If you can, pleaseeeee check out The Black Atlantic. They are coming all the way from Holland to play and are phenomenal. You can also download their new record 100% for free!
You must go. I haven't been for years but have awesome memories.
Oh my God, I read it as Bastard Chili, too. Time to turn off the computer.
so wishing i was going to SXSW….
I'm really excited this year, as all my volunteer hours are before the music portion. Thanks for all the great suggestions!
Ah, THAT'S what SXSW stands for! You must go for "We Are Scientists"! 😀
i saw the brunettes at my second SXSW in 2005 and it was the best time, i think i saw them a second time sometime recently and it was a letdown 🙁
Not going, not even gona be in town this year for SXSW. Kinda sad but OK w/ it. IT's def an experience to have at least once..you just gotta do it right and plan it right.
Magic Wands (black magic was my song of the year)
and i just realized..most of my suggestions are Australia haha..
Best band name that I know of — Party Murder 1985.
That list was a bit intimidating but glad to have the heads-up on some of those artists, thanks!
oh I'm so jealous you get to go, ahhh, why is it so far away and i'm so poor?!? Have fun. Esp. at We Are Scientists, they're one of my faves.
I don't live in Austin this year but an old friend of mine has an awesome band that's really fun. They play Beerland alot and they're called The Zoltars. Check 'em out.
I'd do something about that keyboarding problem if I were you.
I love Plants and Animals