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SXSW Announces First 2010 Music Festival Artists

You guys ever wish for something, and then regret the outcome when the Good Lord answers your prayers? Well, the initial list for next year's South By Southwest music festival came out and that's sort of where we are right now. Cringing and sweating, because after this year's line of fests and concert events we sort of wanted to forget about all the long lines, shit-mud on our shoes, and bare-chested dudes waving flags with pot leaves on them.

Seeing that SXSW is more of a concrete-and-brick thing, we won't have to contend with any of that. What we instead get to deal with is an endless line of people shilling their four-piece Killers rip-off band or the next 3OH!3 playing on a street corner a block away from our hotel. Don't forget broken elbows, those always rock too. On a related note, at Fun Fun Fun Fest we saw that the curb we smashed into with our bicycle was broken up and turned into a handicap-friendly ramp. Thanks a lot, Austin. We could have used that in March.

Congratulations to Houston's Two Star Symphony, the only local act - so far - to be accepted into the festival. See who else made it after the jump. The following list is an extremely early projection of what we are going to be watching in March. It's not a complete list by any means, so don't worry your pretty heads about the Beach Boys, Magnetic Fields or Pavement shows that are currently in the wind. Yeah, we just dropped some Internet bombs.

What of it? It's never to early to start rumors.

In the next few weeks we'll be giving you periodic SXSW updates until the festival once again consumes our entire waking, sleeping and dreaming lives. That's just how we do.

Aa (Brooklyn NY)

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO (Osaka JAPAN)

A Classic Education (Bologna ITALY)

Alpha Rev (Austin TX)

Amaral (Madrid SPAIN)

And So I Watch You From Afar (Belfast IRELAND)

Apostle of Hustle (Toronto ON)

Arms (Brooklyn NY)

Ólöf Arnalds (Reykjavik ICELAND)

Art vs Science (Surry Hills NSW)

A Shoreline Dream (Denver CO)

Nicole Atkins and The Black Sea (Asbury Park NJ)

Autumn Owls (Dublin IRELAND)

Bare Wires (Oakland CA)

Julian Berntzen (Bergen NORWAY)

Best Fwends (Austin TX)

The Black (Austin TX)

The Black Atlantic (Groningen THE NETHERLANDS)

Dan Black (Paris FRANCE)

Black Tide (Miami FL)

Bliss N Eso (Albert Park VIC)

Boom Boom Satellites (JAPAN)

The Boxer Rebellion (London UK-ENGLAND)

Break of Reality (New York NY)

B-Real of Cypress Hill (Los Angeles CA)

Broadway Calls (Rainer OR)

Broken Records (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)


The Brunettes (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)

Buckshot (Brooklyn NY)

Canja Rave (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)

Capsula (Bilbao SPAIN)

Carsick Cars (Beijing CHINA)

Caucus (Tokyo JAPAN)

The Chevelles (Melville WA)

Chew Lips (London UK-ENGLAND)

Suzanna Choffel (Austin TX)

Chris T-T (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)


The Coathangers (Atlanta GA)

Simon Collins (Victoria BC)

The Constellations (Atlanta GA)

Contra Coup (Austin TX)

Cotton Jones (Cumberland MD)

The Crystal Method (Los Angeles CA)

David Dallas (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)

Dappled Cities (Sydney NSW)

Daveman (Berlin GERMANY)

The Daylights (Los Angeles CA)

The dB's (Chapel Hill NC)

Dead Sexy Inc (Paris FRANCE)

The Deaf (The Hague THE NETHERLANDS)

Deer Tick (Providence RI)

Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver BC)

Paul Dempsey (from "Something for Kate") (Melbourne NSW)

Diplomats of Solid Sound (Iowa City IA)

DJ Car Stereo (Wars) (Austin TX)

DJ Evil Dee (Brooklyn NY)

DJ Revolution (Los Angeles CA)

Daniel Francis Doyle (Austin TX)

Adiam Dymott (Goteborg SWEDEN)

The 88 (Los Angeles CA)

Electric Electric (Strasbourg FRANCE)

Val Emmich (Jersey City NJ)

Eternia (Toronto ON)

Everything Everything (Manchester UK-WALES)

Fanfarlo (London UK-ENGLAND)

Michael Feinberg (New York NY)

Fergus & Geronimo (Westway TX)

Fighting With Wire (Derry IRELAND)

FINALE (Detroit MI)

Floating Action (Asheville NC)

Francis (Borlange SWEDEN)

Robert Francis (Los Angeles CA)

Frightened Rabbit (Selkirk UK-SCOTLAND)

The Funeral Pyre (Los Angeles CA)

The Ganjas (Santiago CHILE)

Geeks (Tokyo JAPAN)

Gerald G (Austin TX)

Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)

Giulia y los Tellarini (Barcelona SPAIN)

Rosi Golan (New York NY)

Gong Myoung (Seoul KOREA)

Goober and the Peas (Detroit MI)

Good Shoes (London UK-ENGLAND)

Guitar Shorty (Harlingen TX)

Ha Ha Tonka (Springfield MO)

Halves (Dublin IRELAND)

Darren Hanlon (Sydney NSW)

Harlem (Austin TX)

Headdress (Austin TX)

Hey Colossus (London UK-ENGLAND)

Robyn Hitchcock (London CA)

Hot Panda (Edmonton AB)

The Hounds Below (Detroit MI)

I Fight Dragons (Chicago IL)

The Intelligence (Seattle WA)

Ivan & Alyosha (Seattle WA)

Japandroids (Vancouver BC)

Jazz One (Austin TX)

Stephen Jerzak (La Crosse WI)

John Dear Mowing Club (Den Haag THE NETHERLANDS)

The Jim Jones Revue (London UK-ENGLAND)

Jookabox (Indianapolis IN)

Julia Says (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)

Karnivool (Perth WA)

Kartick & Gotam (Chennai INDIA)

Kidz In Space (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)

Kidz In The Hall (Chicago IL)

Kingston (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)

Maurice Kirya (Kampala ZIMBABWE)

The Kissaway Trail (Odense DENMARK)

L.A.B. (Novo Hamburgo BRAZIL)

The Law (Dundee UK-SCOTLAND)

Vander Lee (Belo Horizonte BRAZIL)

Unni Lovlid (Oslo NORWAY)

Lowood (Stockholm SWEDEN)

Audra Mae (Los Angeles CA)

Malente (Essen GERMANY)

Natalia Mallo (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)

Mantles (San Francisco CA)

Julia Marcell (Berlin GERMANY)

Marco Polo & Torae (Brooklyn NY)

Mariachi El Bronx (Los Angeles CA)

Carolyn Mark (Victoria BC)

Maruosa (Tokyo JAPAN)

MegaRex (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)

The Middle East (Townsville QLD)

Middle Finger Salute (Blackburn UK-ENGLAND)

Miniature Tigers (Phoenix AZ)

Mixtapes & Cellmates (Stockholm SWEDEN)

Monarchs (Austin TX)

Michael Monroe (Helsinki FINLAND)

PJ Morton (Conyers GA)

Mountain Man (Bennington VT)

Movits! (Lulea SWEDEN)

Moxine (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)

Mr Sicc (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)

Mumiy Troll (Los Angeles CA)

My Dad is Dead (Chapel Hill NC)

Nailpin (Boom BELGIUM)

Nakia & His Southern Cousins (Austin TX)


9th Wonder (Raleigh-Durham NC)

The Novas (Dallas TX)

Jackie Oates (Exeter UK-ENGLAND)

One Night Only (Helmsley UK-ENGLAND)

1001 Nights Orchestra (Austin TX)

The Pack A.D. (Vancouver BC)

Paleo (Brooklyn NY)

Parlovr (Montreal QC)

Past Lives (Seattle WA)

The Peelies (Montreal QC)

Julie Peel (Montreal QC)

Mandi Perkins (Los Angeles CA)

Peter Wolf Crier (Minneapolis MN)

Pink Nasty (Austin TX)


P.K. 14 (Beijing CHINA)

Plants and Animals (Montreal QC)

Please The Trees (Prague CZECH REPUBLIC)

Steve Poltz (San Diego CA)

Andy Pratt (Amesbury MA)

Sean Price (Brooklyn NY)

Princeton (Eagle Rock CA)

Profetas (COLOMBIA)

Psalm One (Chicago IL)

Quantic and his Combo Barbaro (Cali COLOMBIA)

Random Axe (Brooklyn NY)

Rebelle (Den Haag THE NETHERLANDS)

Red Mass (Montreal QC)

Tommy Reilly (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)

Riverboat Gamblers (Austin TX)

The River Raid (Recife BRAZIL)

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (Brooklyn NY)

Brisa Roche (Paris FRANCE)

Rock of Heltah Skeltah (Brooklyn NY)

Rogues (London UK-ENGLAND)

Ruste Juxx (Brooklyn NY)

San Saba County (Austin TX)

Scanners (London UK-ENGLAND)

Kate Schutt (Guelph ON)

Serious Sam Barrett (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)

Shit And Shine (London UK-ENGLAND)

Sixteen Deluxe (Austin TX)

Skyzoo (Brooklyn NY)

Small Black (Brooklyn NY)

Smif N Wessun (Brooklyn NY)

Smoosh (Seattle WA)

So Cow (Tuam IRELAND)

Solid Gold (Minneapolis MN)

Soulico (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)


The Spring Standards (New York NY)

Sabrina Starke (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)

Steel Train (Teaneck NJ)

StereoHeroes (Les Gorguettes FRANCE)

Surrounded (Malmo SWEDEN)

Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter (Seattle WA)

M. Takara 3 (Guarulhos BRAZIL)

Team Facelift (New York NY)

Thunder Power (Omaha NE)

Timber Timbre (Toronto ON)

Todd (London UK-ENGLAND)

Marques Toliver (London UK-ENGLAND)

Toolshed (London ON)

Trembling Bells (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)

Trespassers William (Seattle WA)

Twin Atlantic (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)

Two Star Symphony (Houston TX)

Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights (Dallas TX)

The Uglysuit (Oklahoma City OK)

Uncle Lucius (Austin TX)

The View (Dundee UK-SCOTLAND)

Volovan (Monterrey MEXICO)

Waco Brothers (Chicago IL)

Miho Wada (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)

Warpaint (Los Angeles CA)

Wave Machines (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)

The Wave Pictures (London UK-ENGLAND)

We Are Scientists (New York NY)

We Are Wolves (Montreal QC)

Withered (Atlanta GA)

Wolf Gang (London UK-ENGLAND)


XV (Wichita KS)

The Yellow Dogs (Tehran IRAN)

YellowFever (Austin TX)

Zlam Dunk (San Marcos TX)

Zona Tango (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

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