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Third round of bands added to SXSW Music roster

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

While it’s not the final round of announcements for bands at SXSW Music 2014, the third round just announced by the SXSW team gives us many more names from the March showcases. As usual this is just the names, the timetables come later, but for now head down the list and see if you can spot your favourites.

I’m going to be a little self-promotional and highlight the five Scottish bands in this round (Holy Esque, Honeyblood, Rustie, Withered Hand, and Young Fathers) but there are many more names to look out for in the 741 strong list.

SXSW have announced 1257 bands so far at SXSW. We’re expecting around 2000 bands for the 2014 roster so there’s still time for that ‘Ukrainian Rock Star / Russian Folk Singing Grandmothers’ mash-up to happen!

1300 bands and counting for SXSW Music 2013

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The Austin team have released the third batch of showcases for SXSW Music this year, taking the total of announced bands up to 1300, from an expected count of around 2100-2200. I expect there are a lot of bands planning travel and accommodation right now (and some frantic calls to US Embassies around the world to sort out a suitable visa).

You can look through the new bands at the SXSW website, or the full list of names is here.

A quick scan through the new names and I can spot some of my personal favourites, including Camera Obscura and Frightened Rabbit from my Scottish stomping grounds. Can you see any of your favourites?