Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast.
The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akron/Family, Why?, Eric Burdon, Drop the Lime, Thurston Moore, Klaxons, and Gallows.
So far the only Houston acts announced are the Linus Pauling Quartet and Young Von. Surely more locals are coming, since it looks like nearly every band from Austin is on this initial list.
The musical side of SXSW -- a side which is increasingly playing second fiddle to the tech one -- is set for March 12-17, 2013.
Here are your 2013 "IT" bands to come, and some that you have known about all along. More names to come, as the annual celeb-filled music throwdown gets closer and closer.
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Akron/Family (Los Angeles CA) Albatross (Kathmandu NEPAL) Alt-J (Cambridge UK-ENGLAND) Lauren Aquilina (Bristol UK-ENGLAND) Atlas Genius (Adelaide SA) Attomica (Sao Paulo BRAZIL) Authorities (Vancouver BC) Autosalvage (Santa Cruz CA) The Away Days (TURKEY) Daniel Bachman (Fredericksburg VA) BADBADNOTGOOD (Toronto ON) Baishui (CHINA) Bastille (London UK-ENGLAND) Battleme (Portland OR) Bernhoft (Nittedal NORWAY) The Black and White Years (Austin TX) The Blackout (Cardiff UK-WALES) Black Pistol Fire (Austin TX) Blackstone Rangers (Dallas TX) The Blue Van (Copenhagen DENMARK) Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers (San Francisco CA) BNegão & Seletores de Frequência (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL) Boats (Winnipeg MB) The Boxing Lesson (Austin TX) Jesse Boykins III (New York NY) Brendan Benson (Nashville TN) Broncho (Norman OK) Brothers In Law (Pesaro ITALY) Brutality Will Prevail (Cardiff UK-WALES) Brutal Juice (Austin TX) Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown (Nashville TN) Buck 65 (Toronto ON) The Bug (London UK-ENGLAND) Eric Burdon (Brooklyn NY) Tego Calderon (San Juan PUERTO RICO) The Calm Blue Sea (Austin TX) Campo (Montevideo URUGUAY) Cave Painting (Brighton UK-ENGLAND) Cayucas (San Luis Obisbo CA) Cello Fury (Pittsburgh PA) Chaos Chaos (Brooklyn NY) Cheers Elephant (Philadelphia PA) The Chevelles (North Fremantle WA) Charlotte Church ( UK-WALES) Churchill (Denver CO) CINE (Sao Paulo BRAZIL) Civil Twilight (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA) Chris Cohen (Shaftsbury VT) Coldcut (London UK-ENGLAND) Congo Natty (London UK-ENGLAND) The Congregation (Chicago IL) Constantina (Belo Horizonte BRAZIL) John Cooper Clarke (Manchester UK-ENGLAND) Crooks (Austin TX) Current Swell (Victoria BC) Dash Rip Rock (New Orleans LA) Sammy Decoster (Grenoble FRANCE) Dels (London UK-ENGLAND) Mac DeMarco (Montreal QC) Luther Dickinson (Hernando MS) DJ Edu (London UK-ENGLAND) Dolores Boys (Brooklyn NY) Doyle (San Antonio TX) Driver Friendly (Austin TX) Drop The Lime (New York NY) Ben Dukes (Hollywood CA) The Dunwells (Leeds UK-ENGLAND) Dusted (Toronto ON) Eagulls (Leeds UK-ENGLAND) Tim Easton (Nashville TN) Elias Haslanger (Austin TX) Ronnie Fauss (Dallas TX) Fear Of Men (Brighton UK-ENGLAND) Fister (St Louis MO) Follakzoid (Santiago CHILE) fo/mo/deep (Columbus OH) Forests (Taipei TAIWAN) Fredda (Paris FRANCE) Funeral Suits (Dublin IRELAND) Ezra Furman (San Francisco CA) Galaxy Express (Seoul SOUTH KOREA) Gallows (Watford UK-ENGLAND) Gato 6 (Austin TX) Ghost to Falco (Portland OR) GHXST (New York NY) Colin Gilmore (Austin TX) Gliss (Los Angeles CA) Gold Fields (Ballarat VIC) Jenn Grant (Halifax NS) Guards (New York NY) Haim (Los Angeles CA) Hashback Hashish (New Delhi INDIA) Hawthorne Heights (Dayton OH) Heidi Happy (Luzern SWITZERLAND) Ryan Hemsworth (Halifax NS) He's My Brother She's My Sister (Los Angeles CA) Hexvessel (Helsinki FINLAND) Highasakite (Oslo NORWAY) Hiss Golden Messenger (Chapel Hill NC) The Holydrug Couple (Santiago CHILE) Holy Esque (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND) HolySexyBastards (Valencia VENEZUELA) Howling Brothers (Nashville TN) Peggy Hsu (Taipei TAIWAN) Huehuetl (Tonala, Guadalajara MEXICO) Humans (Vancouver BC) Il Pan del Diavolo (San Lorenzo Colli ITALY) Immanu El (Gothenburg SWEDEN) In-Flight Safety (Halifax NS) Tiago Iorc (Sao Paulo BRAZIL) Islet (Cardiff UK-WALES) ITAL (Brooklyn NY) Sarah Jaffe (Denton TX) Jonathan Toubin (New York NY) Matthew Perryman Jones (Nashville TN) Jung People (Calgary AB) Grace Kelly (Brookline MA) Kill It Kid (Bath UK-ENGLAND) Klaxons (London UK-ENGLAND) Jess Klein (Austin TX) La Chiva Gantiva (Brussels BELGIUM) La Cuneta Son Machín (Managua NICARAGUA) Language Room (Austin TX) Marit Larsen (Oslo NORWAY) The Last Bison (Chesapeake VA) League of Extraordinary G'z (Austin TX) Lecrae (Atlanta GA) Les Mentettes (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA) The Linus Pauling Quartet (Houston TX) Los Bunkers (Concepcion CHILE) the Lost Maples (Nashville TN) Emma Louise (Toowong QLD) Lu Horta (Sao Paulo BRAZIL) Luke Sital-Singh (London UK-ENGLAND) Mahogany (Chicago IL) Massive Scar Era (Cairo EGYPT) Mavin All Stars (Lagos NIGERIA) Mike and the Moonpies (Austin TX) Andy Mineo (New York NY) Derek Minor (Nashville TN) Modestep (London UK-ENGLAND) Mompox (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA) Monster Cat (Singapore SINGAPORE) Ian Moore (Seattle WA) Thurston Moore (Northampton MA) Daniel Mustard (New York NY) Muthoni The Drummer Queen (Nairobi KENYA) My Education (Austin TX) My Jerusalem (Austin TX) Nerves Junior (Louisville KY) NO CEREMONY/// (Manchester UK-ENGLAND) Nubes en mi Casa (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA) Of Mice & Men (Costa Mesa CA) Pacific Air (San Diego CA) PAJARO (Gelves SPAIN) Doe Paoro (Brooklyn NY) Paper Lions (Charlottetown PE) Triana Park (Riga LATVIA) Peterson Brothers Band (Bastrop TX) Pokey LaFarge (Ballwin MO) The Postelles (New York NY) Promise (Toronto ON) Pumcayo (Guadalajara MEXICO) Quiet Company (Austin TX) David Ramirez (Austin TX) The Relatives (Dallas TX) Remate (Madrid SPAIN) Reptile Youth (Copenhagen DENMARK) The Rocketboys (Austin TX) Roge (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL) Said The Whale (Vancouver BC) The Sam Willows (Singapore SINGAPORE) San Cisco (Fremantle WA) Satchel Grande (Omaha NE) Danny Schmidt (Austin TX) Seth Sentry (Melbourne VIC) Shakey Graves (Austin TX) Silencio (Pittsburgh PA) Six60 (Dunedin NEW ZEALAND) Sizarr (Mannheim GERMANY) Small Black (Brooklyn NY) Sahara Smith (Wimberley TX) Social Studies (Phoenix AZ) Soley (Reykjavik ICELAND) Somebody's Darling (Dallas TX) The Sour Notes (Austin TX) Spain (Los Angeles CA) Spindrift (Los Angeles CA) The Spring Standards (New York NY) Star & Micey (Memphis TN) The Staves (London UK-ENGLAND) Marnie Stern (New York NY) Jake Stone Garage (Tokyo JAPAN) Suie Paparude (Bucharest ROMANIA) Supersubmarina (Madrid SPAIN) Suuns (Montreal QC) Swamp Cabbage (Savannah GA) Swim Deep (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND) Tako Lako (Copenhagen DENMARK) TAM (Plateau Mont-Royal QC) Hudson Taylor (London UK-ENGLAND) Tedashii (Dallas TX) Kristian Terzic Band (Rovinj CROATIA) Tesoro (Tucson AZ) The Harlequins (Cincinnati OH) Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic (Richmond CA) Thi'sl (St Louis MO) Tipo Uísque ( BRAZIL) Amon Tobin (San Francisco CA) Toddla T (Sheffield UK-ENGLAND) The Trews (Toronto ON) Truth Universal (New Orleans LA) Turbina (Mexico City MEXICO) Turbo Fruits (Nashville TN) Two Hours Traffic (Charlottetown ON) Vaudeville Smash (Melbourne VIC) The Vespers (Nashville TN) Virals (Worcester UK-ENGLAND) Zak Waters (Los Angeles CA) While She Sleeps (Sheffiled UK-ENGLAND) Glenn White (New York NY) White Lung (Vancouver BC) Why? (Cincinnati OH) Wild Cub (Nashville TN) Wizkid (Lagos NIGERIA) Carolyn Wonderland (Austin TX) WonFu (Taipei TAIWAN) Woodpigeon (Vienna AB) Young Von (Houston TX) The Zombies (St. Albans UK-ENGLAND)