Another week, another release of artists playing SXSW Music Festival this year. The festival takes place in Austin, TX on March 16 to March 22 and already has announced artists like Soccer Mommy, Nicole Atkins, Wire, Nasty Cherry, Frances Quinlin, Kristin Hersh, Waco Brothers and The Frights.
Today, the lineup adds several notable artists, including hometown heroes The Black Angels, LA electronic artist Chelsea Williams, The Dream Syndicate, Fennesz, Field Medic, Mar Mar Superstar, Chromatics frontman Johnny Jewel doing a DJ set, Justin Townes Earle, Pokey LaFarge and Surfer Blood. Townes Earle, the son of famous troubadour Steve Earle, has released a pair of excellent albums over the last few years, The Saint of Lost Causes and Kids in the Street. mxdwn recently spoke with the singer-songwriter about Kids in the Street. Surfer Blood hasn’t released an LP since 2017’s Snowdonia, though last year they released an EP called Hourly Haunts.
In addition to these well-known artists, there are dozens of other artists looking to make their mark at the festival. These acts include 9th Sage, AAerial, Aidan Gallagher, 9th Sage, AAerial, Aidan Gallagher, Andre Davis Jr, Ant Blue Jr., Atlas Maior, BabiBoi, The Bad Man, Bemisoul, Bez Idakula, Billyracxx, Blood, Bre Kennedy, BULGOGIDISCO, Caitlin Sherman, Carol, Chloe Gilligan, The Chris Lee Band, Danielle Dahl, The Delta Bombers, Dirty Streets, Dogleg, Drag Syndrome, Dressy Bessy, Dustin Welch, Dylan Doyle, Elijah Ford, ella ella, Fabrik Alternativa, Flawes, Free Radicals, Gina Chavez, Gina Sicilia, Harry Edohoukwa, Hēran Soun, HIHEAL, How I Quit Crack, Humbird, Hunger, In Praise, iskwē, Jake Schrock, JC Stringz, Jill Andrews, Jon Muq, Kept Male, Kompas Trio, KORE ROZZIK, La Doña, La Goony Chonga, La Meme Gang, Las Valentinas, LEX the Lexicon Artist, Los Wálters, Lou Canon, Lowin, Luna Li, Majeure, Maneka, Margaux, Meatraffle, Meryem Saci, Mexico City Blondes, Mike Melinoe, Miller Campbell and The Hasslers, Mïrändä, Mojo Nixon and The Toadliquors, Mustangs of the West, Naia Izumi, Nané, Nina Diaz, Orion, Paisley Fields, Palm Palm, Paralandra, Patricia Vonne, Psymon Spine, QUANNA, Randy McGill and Eclectic, Reginald DeVore, Rolex Rasathy, Sarah Burton, Sasha Marie, Shadow Show, Shelley King, Tamar Aphek, Texicana Mamas, Time Zones, Tito and Tarantula, Tobin Sprout, Tomás del Real, Tree Grundy, WHOOP-Szo, Yemi Alade and You Said Strange
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