Sweet lord, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and South By Southwest is making us excited for March in Austin already. Today the industry festival announced a few bands coming to the capitol city next year, and a few Houston names and Rocks Off faves have made the early cut.
Locals on board so far include the map-hopping Fat Tony, who is still touring with Das Racist, and punkers Something Fierce, whose latest album Don't Be So Cruel is still making waves in the worldwide punk and garage scenes months after it's release. Both bands are also up for a few HPMA trophies this month as well.
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Austin duo and friends of Rocks Off Jr., Not In The Face!! are also playing the festival. You may remember the drummer Wes Cargal also does time in ATX metallers White Rhino too when the mood strikes their nether regions.
As far as other biggies announced so far go, BestFest alums Against Me! should be trotting out their new album by March, and we were stoked on the Black Ryder from Australia when they opened for The Cult at the House Of Blues about a year ago. Also stoking us is Grace Potter, who is also playing SXSW in 2012. You all know why.
Here is a full list of the other official 2012 SXSW artists so far. Remember, this list will grow over the next few months, just like your waistline from all the holiday parties that are coming up. Fatty.
Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys (Austin TX) Against Me! (Gainesville FL) Agent Fresco (Reykjavík ICELAND) Ambition (Halifax CANADA) ANR (Miami FL) Antoine Reverb (Guadalajara MEXICO) Avalanche City (Auckland NEW ZEALAND) Balthazar (Gent BELGIUM) Bare Wires (Oakland NY) BeatauCue (Caen FRANCE) Bestial Mouths (Los Angeles CA) Big Deal (London UK-ENGLAND) Big Scary (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) The Black and White Years (Austin TX) Black Books (Austin TX) The Black Ryder (Sydney AUSTRALIA) Michael Guy Bowman (Los Angeles CA) Cashier No.9 (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND) Class Actress (Brooklyn NY) Cloud Nothings (Cleveland OH) Com Truise (Princeton NJ) Delay Trees (Helsinki FINLAND) Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver CANADA) Marianne Dissard (Tucson AZ) Duck Fight Goose (Shanghai CHINA) The Ettes (Nashville TN) Fanzine (London UK-ENGLAND) Fat Tony (Houston TX) FEAR (Los Angeles CA) Free Blood (Brooklyn NY) THE GRANNIES (San Francisco CA) Guadalupe Plata (Andalusia-Ubeda SPAIN) He's My Brother She's My Sister (Los Angeles CA) Howler (Minneapolis MN) Ice Choir (Brooklyn NY) I Got You On Tape (Copenhagen DENMARK) il abanico (Bogota COLOMBIA) Matthew Perryman Jones (Nashville TN) Jonquil (Oxford UK-ENGLAND) Just A Band (Nairobi KENYA) Marit Larsen (Oslo NORWAY) Letting Up Despite Great Faults (Los Angeles CA) Library Voices (Regina CANADA) Love Inks (Austin TX) Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven (Silverlake CA) Mahogany (Chicago IL) Marmalakes (Austin TX) The Men (New York City NY) Mind Spiders (Forth Worth TX) Motopony (Seattle WA) Mujeres (Barcelona SPAIN) Musikanto (Chicago IL) My Education (Austin TX) Niki & The Dove (Stockholm SWEDEN) Not In The Face!! (Austin TX) Of Monsters and Men (Reykjavík ICELAND) 120 Days (Oslo NORWAY) Outfit (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND) The Parlotones (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA) Parlovr (Montreal CANADA) Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (Waitsfield VT) Pure Love (Brooklyn NY) Molly Rankin (Charlottetown PE) ROGe (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL) Peter Rosenberg (New York NY) Rosie and Me (Curitiba BRAZIL) Royal Canoe (Winnipeg CANADA) Gabriel Santiago Quintet (Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL) Sauti Sol (Nairobi KENYA) Say Hi (Seattle WA) The Scoundrels (Las Vegas NV) Shout Out Out Out Out (Edmonton CANADA) Skewby (Memphis TN) Skinny Lister (London UK-ENGLAND) Soft Metals (Los Angeles CA) Some Community (Sao Paulo BRAZIL) Something Fierce (Houston TX) Sore Losers (Lancaster TX) SPEAK (Austin TX) Spectrals (Leeds UK-ENGLAND) Spycatcher (London UK-ENGLAND) Sudakaya (Quito ECUADOR) Talking To Turtles (Leipzig GERMANY) Team Me (Elverum NORWAY) Telebit (Bogotá COLOMBIA) Thee Oh Sees (San Francisco CA) THULEBASEN (København V DENMARK) Timbuktu (Toronto ON) Truth Universal (New Orleans LA) Turbogeist (London UK-ENGLAND) Uncle Bad Touch (Montreal CANADA) Uncle Lucius (Austin TX) UV POP (Doncaster UK-ENGLAND) Vampillia (Tenjinmachi JAPAN) V for Volume (Bogota COLOMBIA) VHS or Beta (Brooklyn NY) WAX (Dunkirk MD) We Are The Ocean (London UK-ENGLAND) We Barbarians (Brooklyn NY) The Wedding Present (Brighton UK-ENGLAND) Chelsea Wolfe (Los Angeles CA) Young Magic (Brooklyn NY) Yukon Blonde (Vancouver CANADA) Yuksek(Paris FRANCE) The Zoltars (Austin TX)