Are you going to SXSW this year? Well, lucky you. Unfortunately, I am not able to attend this year (IndieMuse’s contributor, Nick, is going and will be keeping everyone up to date via IndieMuse and our twitter feed @musicfloss). I wanted to go ahead and include some bands that I highly recommend checking out if you do make it down to Austin. This list is far from complete, but with the overwhelming number of bands performing, we thought it would be a good idea to share some “IndieMuse approved” artists. A lot of these artists are more on the alternative folk side, but if you’re looking for “indie rock” music recs, check out Nick’s post. If we missed anyone, please include them (and a Myspace link) in the comments!
note: some of these artists are playing multiple days so check SXSW.com for venue, dates, and times.
Bowerbirds, Califone, The Veils, Fanfarlo, Frightened Rabbit, Born Ruffians, Joe Purdy, Princeton, Dustin O’Halloran.
(mp3) Bowerbirds – Northern Lights
(mp3) Joe Purdy – Wash Away (Reprise)
Midlake, Centro-matic, Miles Kurosky (Ex-Beulah), Rogue Wave, These United States, Le Loup, Avi Buffalo, Seabear, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Lissie, Cary Brothers Band of Horses, Broken Social Scene, and Amber Rubarth.
(mp3) These United States – Will it Ever
(mp3) Avi Buffalo – Where’s your Dirty Mind?
Dosh, Vandaveer, Twin Sister, Jail Guitar Doors (Documentary showing), Memory Tapes, Tape Deck Mountain, She & Him, Zeus, The Low Anthem, Metric, and Sebastien Schuller.
(mp3) Sebastien Schuller – BalanÃ§oire
(mp3) Vandaveer – However Many Takes it Takes
Forest City Lovers, Electric President, Pretty Lights, and Hey Marseilles.
(mp3) Electric President â€“ Safe and Sound