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Just When I Thought I Was I Through Listening to the SXSW Line-Up…

….a gazillion more people are added.

Thanks to the wise folks over at Austin music blog Ultra 8201 for sharing this list.

Bands You’ve Probably Heard Of:


Les Savy Fav (Brooklyn)
Spoon (Austin)
The xx (London)

Favorite Band Name:

Bear in Heaven (Brooklyn)- This makes me think of a lonely stuffed Teddy Bear sitting on a bunch of clouds looking down at all the fun he’s missing on planet Earth. It makes me sad. Good thing the bad is pretty kickin’.

Band of Skulls (London) Karen O?

Least Favorite Band Name:
Cymbal Eats Guitar (NYC)- Really? That is the best you could come up with? Don’t let the name deter you. They’re actually pretty fun.

Sigh, Another “Wolf” Something Or Other:
Wolfgang Gartner (Austin)- Ugh….and he’s a DJ. No more DJs.

Wait, I Think My Ex-Boyfriend Told Me About This Band And I Definitely Was Not Paying Attention:

Hudson Mohawke (Scotland)- Slow hip hop synth kind of stuff with no vocals. What kind of genre is that? This band has killer graphics. Now I see why ex-boyfriend liked them.
Southern California Is Overrated:
The Soft Pack (San Diego)- Wait. These guys are going to be on Letterman!?
Shwayze (Malibu)- What band actually comes from Malibu? Hipsters who kind of name themselves after an 80’s icon, that’s who.
Steve Aoki (Los Angeles)- I’m so sick of DJs. I remember this guy used to spin at MOCA parties. I still don’t like you.
Murs (Los Angeles)
LA Riots– What is Los Angeles, just full of freakin’ house music?
This Band Is From the Same Town in Germany as My Best Friend Michael, So They Must Know Each Other:
Hauschka (Dusseldorf)- pleasant piano tunes

Texas Rappers 4 Life:

Chalie Boy (Hearne)
Trae (Houston)

Someone Is a Little Too Into Themselves:
Mr. Hudson– Who the fuck calls themselves “mister” under 40 years of age? Look at that picture. LOOK AT IT! P.S. Your music sucks.
I’ve Decided That Every Band Sounds Like 1 or More of Any of These Singers/Bands- New Order, Morrissey, Arthur Russell, or Coldplay:
The Drums (Brooklyn)
The Middle East (Australia)
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  • Reply christian lopez. February 3, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    ha! well everyone needs a roadmap of who to care about and who not to sometimes. and similarity be damned, i am in love with the drums.