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2008 SXSW Music Festival **March 12-16 • Austin, Texas**

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SXSW 2008 Acts - Full Lineup

AA Bondy

The Acorn

Alamo Race Track

Alex Skolnick Trio

Alina Simone

Aloe Blacc

Alpha Rev

The Anchor

Annuals

A Place to Bury Strangers

Arp

The A-Sides

Ash Grunwald

Astra Heights

Attack in Black

Autokinoton

Avengers in Sci Fi

Awkward Stage Band

Axel Krygier

Baby Shakes

Battlefields

Barara Mason

Bear Hands

Beat Beat Beat

Bella

Billy Bragg

Birdmonster

Birds and Batteries

Birthday Suits

Bjorn Torske

the Black Crowes

Black and White Years

The Black Hollies

Black Joe Lewis

The Black Keys

Black Moth Super Rainbow

Black Mountain

Black Tie Dynasty

The Bleedin Bleedins

Blitzen Trapper

The Blow

Blue Mountain

Bon Iver

Born Ruffians

Bosque Brown

The Botticellis

The Bowerbirds

Brain Police

Breeders

British Sea Power

Built for the Sea

Bun B of UGK

Cadence Weapon

The Cansecos

Carbon/Silicon

Carlis Star

Carolyn Mark

Car Stereo (Wars)

Cary Brothers

Cat Party

Cheveu

the Choir Practice

Chotto Ghetto

Chris Bendt

City and Color

Coathangers

Cold Hot Crash

Colour Revolt

Connie Price and the Keystones

Constantines

The Cool Kids

The Cops

The Crash That Took Me

The Cribs

Cut Copy

Dale Hawkins

Dan Wilson

Daniel Lanois

Darker My Love

Darondo

Daryl Hall

Dead in Algiers

Dead Confederate

Deadstring Brothers

Dead To Me

Debate

Deer Tick

Delta Spirit

Demon's Claws

Destroyer

detroit7

Devotchka

Die! Die! Die!

Dirty on Purpose

Division Day

Dixie Witch

Dizzee Rascal

The DoDos

Dolly Parton

The Donnas

Donny Hue and the Colors

Doug Walker Music

Dreamend

Dokkebi Q

Doug Walker

The Duke Spirit

Eastern Conference Champions

Ed Harcourt

Elephone

El Jesus de Magico

Elvis Perkins

Eugene Mirman

Eugene McGuinness

Evangelicals

Experimental Aircraft

Ezra Furman & the Harpoons

The Fairline Parkway

Fanfario

Fast Computers

The Femurs

The Feral Children

Film School

Firewater

Fishboy

Fleet Foxes

Frightened Rabbit

Future Clouds and Radar

Gallows

Gentleman Jesse

Ghost Buffalo

Giant

Git Some

Glen Reynolds

Goes Cube

Greg Laswell

The Gusto

Ha Ha Tonka

Hanne Hukkelberg

The Hard Lessons

Headlights

Health

Heavenly States

The Heavy

The Henry Clay People

Hey Willpower

The Hilltop Hoods

Holy Fuck

The Hot Rails

The Hourly Radio

Hungry Hill

Ingrid Michaelson

Jandek

Jarboe

JD Thompson

Jennifer Johns

Jens Lekman

Jessie Baylin

Jimi Bianco

Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong

John Ralston

Joseph Arthur

Joshua Radin

Justin Townes Earle

Kaki King

Karina Nistal

Kate Havnevik

Ketchup Mania

Kid Dakota

Killing California

The Kills

Kim Hiorthøy

Kimya Dawson

Kingdom Of Magic

Kitty, Daisy, and Lewis

KXP

Langhorne Slim

Laura Barrett

Laura Gibson

Lava Children

Le Switch

the Lemurs

Liam Finn

Lightspeed Champion

Lindstsrom

Lions

The LK

The Lonely H

Longwave

Loquat

Love Like Fire

The Lovely Sparrows

Low Red Land

Lykke Li

M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel

Made Out of Babies

Magic Bullets

Mala Rodriguez

Man Man

Mark Pickerel

Mason Proper

Maya Azucena

MC/VL

Meiko

Melissa Young

menwhopause

Meredith Bragg and the Terminals

Meriwether

Mezzanine Owls

MGMT

Mika Miko

Minmae

Mitra

Miz Metro

Monica Blaire

The Monocles

Moon Rats

My Brightest Diamond

The Morning Benders

Mud

Mustangs And Madras

My Morning Jacket

Nada Surf

Nadja

N'Dambi

Necropolis

Neimo

N.E.R.D.

Nicole Atkins

The Night Marchers

No Kids

Nortec

Nouvellas

Nyles Lannon

Ohmega Watts

Old Man River

OFFICE

Orgonne

Ouija Radio

the Pack A.D.

Panda

Panther

Party Garbage

Pato Banton

Paul Kelly

Peelander-Z

The Pendletons

The People's Revolutionary Choir

Petty Booka

Pinstripe

The Pity Party

Plants & Animals

Popup

Port O'brien

Portugal The Man!

PPT

Pretty and Nice

Priscilla Ahn

Prizzy Prizzy Please

Puny Human

Q-Tip

quartz-head 02

Radar Bros.

Ralph "Soul" Jackson

The Raveonettes

R.E.M.

Roadsaw

Robyn

Rocco DeLuca

The Rosewood Thieves

Run Run Run

Russell Taylor

Russian Circles

The Russian Futurists

RX Bandits

Sally Shapiro

Salvador Santana Band

Sam Champion

Sara Bareilles

Sasquatch

Sass Dragons

Saw Wheel

Scissors for Lefty

Scouts Honor

Screamin' Cyn Cyn & the Pons

Sea Wolf

Sean Hayes

Secret Shine

Sex Advice

Shame Club

Shelby Lynne

Shinobu

Shout Out Louds

Shwayze

Sia

Simian Mobile Disco

Slab City

Social Studies

Sodopp

Sofakingdom

$olal

Something With Numbers

Sons & Daughters

The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Southeast Engine

The Spinto Band

The Stills

Streaming Wolf Penis

Sugar and Gold

TAB The Band

Tall Firs

Tapes N Tapes

Tech N9ne

Teenage Bottlerocket

The Terrordactyls

These New Puritans

These United States

Tigercity

Tim Williams

Times New Viking

Tiny Animals

Too Many Daves

Trainwreck Riders

Trevor Giuliani

Tub Ring

Tulsa

Tussle

Uffie

Unholy 2

The Valley Arena

Vampire Weekend

Vancougar

Vena Cava

The Von Bondies

Von Iva

The Voom Blooms

Waco Brothers

Wallpaper

Was (Not Was)

The Watershed

Wax Museums

We Are Standard

We Versus The Shark

WHY?

The Weird Weeds

White Shoes & the Couples Company

White Williams

William Fitzsimmons

Wussy

Wye Oak

X

YACHT

Yazarah

Ze Dos Frangos

SXSW 2008 Official Website

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The Festival committee has put together an an 'Insider's Guide' to the festival. Get up to date info on the bands, technology seminars, film festivals and more.

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TorrentFreak notes the fine efforts of Greg:

“Since 2005, I have supported the annual South by Southwest music festival by operating a “seed” for the BitTorrent files they have created. From 2005 through 2007, SXSW created the torrents themselves and hosted them on their own tracker. I learned that this year, for whatever reason they won’t be doing that for us.”

The torrent of the 22nd SXSW edition features MP3s from 764 upcoming, as well as established artists who are scheduled to perform at the festival. In total almost 3.5GB of DRM free music. All the torrents previously released by SXSW are also available for download.

Download It Here

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IMeem is also hosting music;

"Welcome to imeem’s Ultimate Guide to SXSW 2008!

Here you can find links to music playlists for SXSW Showcases on a day by day basis, exclusive artist interviews, blog posts, video of showcases, and “must-see” band picks from some high-profile tastemakers."

Check It Out Here

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There are lots of good shows... Here's a promo from the blogger Gorilla Vs Bear:

And another from Stereogum and Paste

Lots of nice planning tools, too:

FreeRadio SXSW Guide

Hype Machine's SXSW Guide

SXSW Parties

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The Village Voice recommends checking out Yeasayer, Firewater, DJ Rekhja and Kaki King at SXSW....

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More info on the Gorilla Vs Bear/You Ain't No Picasso/LargeHeartedBoy, etc party:

Find out more @ Hot Freaks

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The Aquarium Drunkard has put together a special mixtape to salute the festival - the artist and tracklist is below

Get It Here

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The NothingButGreenLights Music Blog lists the highlights of 'The UK Electronica Contingent' descending on the festival, complete with sample mp3s at their website:

SXSW - The UK contingent

electronica Tuesday, 19 February 2008

A lot of new British bands are given plane tickets dumped in the Texas Desert and then forced to play South-By-South-West (SXSW) in Austin to pay for their journey home and simultaneously try to show-off some of the best new music Britain has to offer… here’s a run down of my picks for the agenda-setting festival.

BEARSUIT

CAPITOL K

THE IRONWEED PROJECT:

THE INDELICATES

THE WHIP:

EMMY THE GREAT

I WAS A CUB SCOUT

JOHNNY FOREIGNER (previously)

NOAH AND THE WHALE

MAGIC ARM

Read More/Get MP3s Here

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This is fab. I'm onto track erm, 5 already.

I'm quite liking The Knux and I don't do rap. Maybe it's the subject matter:

"I wanna fresh cappucino with a mocha twist."

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This is fab. I'm onto track erm, 5 already.

I'm quite liking The Knux and I don't do rap. Maybe it's the subject matter:

"I wanna fresh cappucino with a mocha twist."

Which download are you referring to - the MegaGigaByte or the Aquarium Drunkard's mix, or the London contingency?

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Oooh I didn't fanny about - I went for the 764 track Hewgill sampler.... downloaded overnight and I've bounced through the first handful of tracks this morning...

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Oooh I didn't fanny about - I went for the 764 track Hewgill sampler.... downloaded overnight and I've bounced through the first handful of tracks this morning...

Nice :thumbsup: I'm working on going to the Festival next week...

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The Passion of the Weiss Guide to LA Bands At SXSW

The Deadly Syndrome:

Wednesday, March 12 11:30 p.m.

Beauty Bar Backyard (617 E 7th St)

Saturday, March 15 10:00 p.m.

Cedar Street Courtyard (208 W 4th St)

***

Health

Friday, March 14 12:20 a.m.

Flamingo Cantina (515 E 6th St)

Saturday, March 15 2:00 p.m.

SESAC Day Stage Cafe Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St)

***

The Mae Shi

Wednesday, March 12 11:00 p.m.

Mohawk (912 Red River St)

Friday, March 14 1:10 a.m.

Flamingo Cantina (515 E 6th St)

***

Mezzanine Owls

(Playing 3/13/08 Austin @ Jaxart/Eenie Meenie Party ; 3/14/08 @ Fader Acoustic Performance (SXSW)

***

Division Day

Playing Wednesday, March 12 11:00 p.m. Buffalo Billiards (201 E 6th St)

***

The Little Ones

(Friday, March 14 9:00 p.m. Cedar Door (201 Brazos St)

***

No Age

(Thursday, March 13 1:00 a.m Habana Annex Backyard (708 E 6th St) (Friday, March 14 12:30 a.m. Bourbon Rocks Patio (508 E 6th St)

***

The Knux

(Playing Friday, March 14 12:15 a.m.

Molotov Lounge (719 W 6th St)

Read More/Get Sample Downloads @ POW

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NPR takes a look at three bands at SXSW you might want to listen to: Vermont's folksy Bon Iver, 70s soulman Darondo, and Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat:

Bon Iver

Album: For Emma, Forever Ago

Song: Skinny Love

Darondo

Album: Let My People Go

Song: Didn't I

Basia Bulat

Album: Oh, My Darling

Song: In the Night

Listen Here

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LargeHeartedBoy has compiled a number of the stand out shows from this years festival. I recommend checking out REM and Dead Confederate. Sign up is required:

A.A. Bondy: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Bon Iver: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Cloud Cult: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Dead Confederate: 2008-03-12, Austin [streaming audio]

DeVotchka: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Jens Lekman: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Jesca Hoop: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Jim Noir: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Johnathan Rice: 2008-03-12, Austin [streaming audio]

Lightspeed Champion: All Songs Considered performance [streaming video]

Meredith Bragg: 2008-03-13, Austin [flac]*^

My Morning Jacket: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Papercranes: 2008-03-12, Austin [streaming audio]

The Rascals: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

REM: 2008-03-12, Austin [streaming audio]

Raveonettes: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Shout Out Louds: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Sons and Daughters: 2008-03-12, Austin [flac]*

Sons and Daughters: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Summerbirds in the Cellar: 2008-03-12, Austin [streaming audio]

Vampire Weekend: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Whigs: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Yeasayer: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Yo La Tengo: 2008-03-13, Austin [streaming audio]

Get the shows here

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John Pareles of The NY Times takes a look at the vitality of this year's festival and the indie music scene, in comparison to the the dying conglomerates:

Southwest is a talent showcase and a schmoozathon, a citywide barbecue party and a brainstorming session for a business that has been radically shaken and stirred by the Internet. For established recording companies, the instantaneous and often unpaid distribution of music online is business hell; CD album sales are on an accelerating slide, and sales of downloads aren’t making up for the losses. But for listeners, as well as for musicians who mostly want a chance to be heard, the digital era is fan heaven. As major labels have shrunk in the 21st century, South by Southwest has nearly doubled in size, up to 12,500 people registered for this year’s convention, from 7,000 registered attendees in 2001, not including the band members performing. In an era of plummeting CD sales and short shelf lives even for current hit makers, the festival is full of people seeking ways to route their careers around what’s left of the major recording companies.

Sooner or later, public forums and private conversations at this year’s festival end up pondering how 21st-century musicians will be paid. For nearly all of them, it won’t be royalty checks rolling in from blockbuster albums. Musicians’ livelihoods will more likely be a crazy quilt of what their lawyers would call “alternative revenue streams”: touring, downloads, ringtones, T-shirts, sponsorships, Web site ads and song placements in soundtracks or commercials. Festival panels offer practical advice on all of them, for career-minded do-it-yourself-ers.

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Here's a clip from Vampire Weekend:

More coverage of the fest can be found HERE at the NY Times.

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NPR has also compiled a number of the shows. I'm told that My Morning Jacket gave a stellar performance:

A.A. Bondy

Bon Iver

Dead Confederate

Liam Finn

Kaki King,

Jens Lekman

My Morning Jacket

Papercranes

R.E.M.

Johnathan Rice

Shout Out Louds

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Summerbirds in the Cellar

Vampire Weekend

The Weakerthans

The Whigs

The Whigs (World Cafe Party)

Yeasayer

Yo La Tengo

Listen at NPR

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