SXSW Announces 500+ Showcasing Artists

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Source: Additional 2018 Artists

This round includes BRONCHO, Superorganism, Low, Washer, A Place to Bury Strangers, Sunflower Bean, Son Little, Brownout, Residual Kid, Post Animal, OUGHT, Cut Chemist, Michael Rault, La Luz, The Frights, High Waisted, Ian Sweet, and SO MANY MORE BANDS.

PHOTO CREDIT: SXSW


See the rest of the Round Three Artists below:

250 (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
A.CHAL (Los Angeles CA)
Acid Dad (New York NY)
Adahzeh (Kingston JAMAICA)
Adron (Atlanta GA)
Aiming For Enrike (Oslo NORWAY)
Aisha Badru (New York NY)
AJ Tracey (London UK-ENGLAND)
Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys (Austin TX)
Aleman (Cabo San Lucas MEXICO)
Alesia Lani (Austin TX)
Alexalone (Austin TX)
Alexander Jean (Los Angeles CA)
Alex Di Leo (Fort Lauderdale FL)
Allman Brown (London UK-ENGLAND)
Alsarah & the Nubatones (Brooklyn NY)
Amy O (Bloomington IN)
Amy Shark (Gold Coast AUSTRALIA)
Andre Cymone (Los Angeles CA)
Andrew Applepie (Berlin GERMANY)
Anna Burch (Detroit MI)
Anna Takeuchi (Kyoto JAPAN)
Annie Hart (New York NY)
A Place to Bury Strangers (Brooklyn NY)
Ashley Koett (Denver CO)
A. Sinclair (Austin TX)
Ask Carol (Oslo NORWAY)
ATASH (Austin TX)
Attractions (Fukuoka JAPAN)
AveParadiso (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Bad Gyal (Barcelona SPAIN)
Balún (Brooklyn NY)
Bambara (Brooklyn NY)
Bang Bang Romeo (Doncaster UK-ENGLAND)
BdotCroc (Minneapolis MN)
Beams (Toronto ON)
BeatKing (Houston TX)
Becca Mancari (Nashville TN)
Belau (Budapest HUNGARY)
Ben Aqua (Austin TX)
Beshken (New York NY)
Bethlehem Steel (Brooklyn NY)
Bifannah (VIGO SPAIN)
Big League (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Big White (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Big Zuu (London UK-ENGLAND)
Billyracxx (Eatonville FL)
Bipolaroid (New Orleans LA)
Blake (San Antonio TX)
Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir (Denver CO)
Blessed (Abbotsford CANADA)
Blue Water Highway (Austin TX)
Bobi Andonov (Melbourne WA)
Boggie (Budapest HUNGARY)
Boniface (Winnipeg CANADA)
Booher (Austin TX)
BP Valenzuela (Manila PHILIPPINES)
Breakfast Muff (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Breanna Barbara (Bradenton FL)
Bri Steves (Philadelphia PA)
BRONCHO (Tulsa OK)
Brooke Annibale (Pittsburgh PA)
The Brother Brothers (Brooklyn NY)
Brother Sundance (Nashville TN)
Brownout (Austin TX)
BUHU (Austin TX)
Calan Mai (Gold Coast AUSTRALIA)
Cam (Lafayette CA)
The Canvas People (Austin TX)
Capyac (Austin TX)
Caroline Rose (New York NY)
Carson McHone (Austin TX)
Casper Skulls (Toronto CANADA)
Cassandra Jenkins (New York NY)
Cedric Burnside Project (Holly Springs MS)
Centavrvs (Distrito Federal MEXICO)
Ceschi (New Haven CT)
CHAI (Nagoya JAPAN)
Chainska Brassika (London UK-ENGLAND)
Childsaint (Perth AUSTRALIA)
CHILLEMI (New York NY)
Chill Russell (Austin TX)
Chloe Foy (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Chris Stamey (Chapel Hill NC)
Chrissy (Chicago IL)
Christaux (Milan ITALY)
Christina Rosenvinge (Madrid SPAIN)
Christopher Rees (Llwynypia UK-WALES)
Christy Hays (Austin TX)
Cicada Rhythm (Athens GA)
CLARA (Los Angeles CA)
Club de Surf (Santiago CHILE)
Club Night (Oakland CA)
COASTCITY (Puerto Rico PR)
Cold Fronts (Philadelphia PA)
Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)
Common Holly (Montreal CANADA)
Cones (Los Angeles CA)
Copeland (Lakeland FL)
Cordel do Fogo Encantado (Arcoverde BRAZIL)
Corridor (Montreal CANADA)
Courtney Marie Andrews (Phoenix AZ)
Creepside (San Antonio TX)
Crunk Witch (Presque Isle ME)
Crush (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Cuco (Hawthorne CA)
Culture Wars (Austin TX)
The Cunning (Nashville TN)
Cure For Paranoia (Dallas TX)
Cut Chemist (Los Angeles CA)
Da Chick (Lisboa PORTUGAL)
Daggy Man (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Damien McFly (Padova ITALY)
Dan Lyons (Margate UK-ENGLAND)
Dante Elephante (Los Angeles CA)
Darkbird (Austin TX)
Dawg Yawp (Cincinnati OH)
Dead Leaf Echo (Brooklyn NY)
The Dead South (Regina CANADA)
Deanna Wheeler (Austin TX)
Dear Rouge (Vancouver CANADA)
Death Bells (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Death Hags (Los Angeles CA)
Deezie Brown (Austin TX)
Denis The Night & The Panic Party (Fano ITALY)
Dennis Kalla (Luleå SWEDEN)
De Osos (Mexico City MEXICO)
Derian (Tampico MEXICO)
Dermot Kennedy (Dublin IRELAND)
Dezorah (McAllen TX)
Dick Stusso (Oakland CA)
Didi (Columbus OH)
Distractor (Costa Mesa CA)
Divide And Dissolve (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
DJ Grip (Austin TX)
DJ HALO (Oakland CA)
DJ Jigüe and El Menor (Havana CUBA)
DJ Rosegold (Toronto CANADA)
Doc Daneeka (Swansea UK-WALES)
Domico (Tokyo JAPAN)
DopeKnife (Savannah GA)
Dot (Los Angeles CA)
Double Ferrari (Athens GA)
DPR LIVE (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Dre Prince (Austin TX)
Dressy Bessy (Denver CO)
Duckwrth (Los Angeles CA)
The Dunwells (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Earthgang (Atlanta GA)
Efek Rumah Kaca (Jakarta INDONESIA)
Ehiorobo (Freehold NJ)
Elephant Stone (Montreal CANADA)
El Freaky (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Elle Exxe (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
Ellevator (Hamilton CANADA)
El Mató A Un Policia Motorizado (La Plata ARGENTINA)
El Tambor de la Tribu (Guatemala City GUATEMALA)
Emily Duff (New York NY)
EmiSunshine (Madisonville TN)
Emma Elisabeth (Berlin GERMANY)
Emme Woods (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Entropica (Santiago CHILE)
Erika Wennerstrom (Austin TX)
E SENS (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
ESKA (London UK-ENGLAND)
España Circo Este (Forlì ITALY)
Estado de Sitio (Lima PERU)
Estúpida Erikah (Barcelona SPAIN)
E-Turn (Orlando FL)
Ex-Girlfriends (Brooklyn NY)
Ezra Collective (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ezra Furman (Chicago IL)
FAIRE (Paris FRANCE)
The Fantastic Plastics (Brooklyn NY)
Farao (Ulnes NORWAY)
Farrows (Asbury Park NJ)
Febueder (Ascot UK-ENGLAND)
Fenster (Berlin GERMANY)
field trip (New York NY)
Filipe Catto (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)
Flasher (Washington DC)
Fntxy (Tijuana MEXICO)
Foyone (Malaga SPAIN)
Fragile Rock (Austin TX)
Frank Turner (Winchester UK-ENGLAND)
Freedom Fry (Los Angeles CA)
French Vanilla (Los Angeles CA)
The Frights (San Diego CA)
FRIGS (Toronto CANADA)
Frontier Folk Nebraska (Cincinnati OH)
Fruit & Flowers (Brooklyn NY)
Fym Summer (Singapore SINGAPORE)
Gabriel Wolfchild & Northern Light (Seattle WA)
Gabylonia (Caracas VENEZUELA)
Gatecreeper (Phoenix AZ)
Gato Preto (Düsseldorf GERMANY)
Gaz Coombes (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Genocide Pact (Washington DC)
The Ghost Wolves (Austin TX)
Gina Chavez (Austin TX)
Girl Ray (London UK-ENGLAND)
Glen Check (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
The Gloomies (Encinitas CA)
Goat Girl (London UK-ENGLAND)
Go Fever (Austin TX)
Gothic Tropic (Los Angeles CA)
Grace Joyner (Charleston SC)
Gracie and Rachel (Brooklyn NY)
Graham Reynolds (Austin TX)
Graham Reynolds and the Golden Arm Trio (Austin TX)
The Grahams (Nashville TN)
Grupo Fantasma (Austin TX)
Guantanamo Baywatch (Portland OR)
Gus Dapperton (New York NY)
G Yamazawa (Durham NC)
Haex (Los Angeles CA)
Hajk (Oslo NORWAY)
Hannah Eggen (Southampton BERMUDA)
Hardy Caprio (London UK-ENGLAND)
Harpooner (Nashville TN)
Harry Pane (Northamptonshire UK-ENGLAND)
The Hearts (Edmonton CANADA)
Heartstreets (Montreal CANADA)
Hembree (Kansas City MO)
Hety And Zambo (San Andres Island COLOMBIA)
High Waisted (New York NY)
Himalayas (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Hinds (Madrid SPAIN)
Holy Bouncer (Barcelona SPAIN)
Holy Boy (Los Angeles CA)
Hot Flash Heat Wave (San Francisco CA)
Hugo “Poyo” Segovia (Monterrey MEXICO)
Hunter Sharpe (Austin TX)
Hypoluxo (Brooklyn NY)
Hyukoh (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
IAN SWEET (Los Angeles CA)
II Tone (Memphis TN)
Indrajit Banerjee (Austin TX)
Invoke (Austin TX)
Ismael Ayende (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
J.I.D (Atlanta GA)
The Jackson Pollock (Bologna ITALY)
JadaL (Amman JORDAN)
Jade Bird (Smallfield UK-ENGLAND)
Jade Jackson (Santa Margarita CA)
Jaguwar (Dresden GERMANY)
Jaimee Harris (Austin TX)
Jake Lloyd (Austin TX)
Jared & the Mill (Phoenix AZ)
Jazzy Amra (Bronx NY)
Jean Caffeine (Austin TX)
Jeff Plankenhorn (Austin TX)
Joan Thiele (Desenzano del Garda ITALY)
Johanna Warren (Portland OR)
John Craigie (Portland OR)
John Moods (Berlin GERMANY)
Joh Ung (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Jonathan Tyler (Nashville TN)
Jon Dee Graham (Austin TX)
Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls (Chicago IL)
Jonny 8 Track (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Joshua Hedley (Nashville TN)
Jóvenes Adultos (Mexico City MEXICO)
Juan de Fuca (Athens GA)
Juan Ingaramo (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Juanita Stein (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Juiceboxxx (Milwaukee WI)
Julietta (New York NY)
Junglepussy (New York NY)
Junior Flexwell (Austin TX)
Justin Michael Williams (Los Angeles CA)
Kalu & The Electric Joint (Austin TX)
Kamau Kenyatte (New York NY)
KANGA (Los Angeles CA)
Kate Auringer (Denton TX)
Kathryn Legendre (Austin TX)
Kelly Willis (Austin TX)
Kenny Allstar (London UK-ENGLAND)
Kenny Gee (Austin TX)
Kevin Krauter (Indianapolis IN)
Kiho (Otaru JAPAN)
Kimokal (Jakarta INDONESIA)
Kim Ximya X D. Sanders (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Kings of the beach (Vigo SPAIN)
Kosha Dillz (Perth Amboy NJ)
The Kraken Quartet (Austin TX)
Kraus (New York NY)
The Krickets (Port St Joe FL)
Kristoff Krane (Minneapolis MN)
LaBaq (São Paulo BRAZIL)
La Cafetera Roja (Paulhaguet FRANCE)
La Etnnia (Bogota COLOMBIA)
La Fragua Band (Medellín COLOMBIA)
Lali Puna (Munich GERMANY)
La Luz (Los Angeles CA)
LANNDS (Jacksonville FL)
La Orquesta Vulgar (Mexico City MEXICO)
LAPS (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Las Diferencias (Caseros ARGENTINA)
Le Couleur (Montreal CANADA)
Le Galaxie (Dublin IRELAND)
The Lemons (Ulaanbaatar MONGOLIA)
Leni Stern (New York NY)
Lil Wop (Chicago IL)
Lime Cordiale (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Line Upon Line Percussion (Austin TX)
Lisa LeBlanc (Montreal CANADA)
Living Hour (Winnipeg CANADA)
Lola Kirke (New York NY)
LOLA Local Opera Local Artists (Austin TX)
Lola Marsh (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Lomelda (Silsbee TX)
Lo Moon (Los Angeles CA)
Look Vibrant (Montreal CANADA)
Lorine Chia (Bamenda CAMEROON)
The Lost Brothers (Dublin IRELAND)
Lovelytheband (Los Angeles CA)
Low (Duluth MN)
Löwin (Austin TX)
Loyal Lobos (Los Angeles CA)
LUFO (CALI COLOMBIA)
Lung (Cincinnati OH)
LYLO (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
MACHINA (Minato-ku JAPAN)
MADDEE (Toronto CANADA)
Madison McFerrin (New York NY)
Magna Carda (Austin TX)
Maiah Manser (Los Angeles CA)
Mala Bengala (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Mama Duke (Austin TX)
MANEKA (Brooklyn NY)
Margo Sanda (Brescia ITALY)
The Marías (Los Angeles CA)
Marshmallow Coast (Athens GA)
Marty O’Reilly (Santa Cruz CA)
Mattiel (Atlanta GA)
Mauno (Halifax CANADA)
Max Richter (London UK-ENGLAND)
Meanswell (Austin TX)
Mejor Actor De Reparto (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Melenas (Pamplona SPAIN)
Melymel (Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Michael Rault (Montreal CANADA)
MIDDLESPOON (Austin TX)
Mika Shinno (Tokyo JAPAN)
MIKNNA (Los Angeles CA)
MINT FIELD (Tijuana MEXICO)
MNKYBSNSS (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Mobley (Austin TX)
The Molochs (Los Angeles CA)
Mondragon (Mexico City MEXICO)
The Money War (Perth WA)
Monte Warden and The Dangerous Few (Austin TX)
Moodie Black (Minneapolis MN)
Moonbeau (Cincinnati OH)
Moonlight Breakfast (Bucharest ROMANIA)
Moonwalks (Detroit MI)
morgxn (Nashville TN)
Mother Falcon (Austin TX)
Moving Panoramas (Austin TX)
Mr.Kitty (Austin TX)
Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5 (Austin TX)
Mr Little Jeans (Los Angeles CA)
Mt. Joy (Philadelphia PA)
Muntchako (Brasília BRAZIL)
NADINE (Minneapolis MN)
Naked Giants (Seattle WA)
Nakury (San Pedro COSTA RICA)
Nassau (Brooklyn NY)
The National Reserve (Brooklyn NY)
Nation of Language (Brooklyn NY)
Navy Gangs (Brooklyn NY)
Neuman (Granada SPAIN)
New Fame (Da Nang VIETNAM)
NHD – Nourallah Harvey Dezen (Dallas TX)
The Nightowls (Austin TX)
Nina Nesbitt (London UK-ENGLAND)
NoMBe (Los Angeles, CA)
Non M’importa Della Luna (Santiago CHILE)
nothing,nowhere. (Boston MA)
NO WIN (Los Angeles CA)
Numb.er (Los Angeles CA)
NVDES (Los Angeles CA)
Oak House (Athens GA)
Obliques (New York NY)
Oliver Riot (Los Angeles CA)
Omni (Atlanta GA)
Ona (Huntington WV)
ORB (Geelong AUSTRALIA)
Ori Dagan (Toronto CANADA)
Ought (Montreal CANADA)
OY (Berlin GERMANY)
Pale Waves (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Palo Duro (Austin TX)
PAPÁ BOCÓ (Pereira COLOMBIA)
Papachina (Armenia COLOMBIA)
Papisa (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Parrot Dream (Brooklyn NY)
Particle Devotion (Baton Rouge LA)
Part Time (San Francisco CA)
Paul Cauthen (Tyler TX)
PAYAMBÓ (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Pearl Charles (Los Angeles CA)
Perel (Berlin GERMANY)
Peterson Brothers (Bastrop TX)
Pierre Kwenders (Montreal CANADA)
Pink Mexico (Brooklyn NY)
Pink Milk (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
Pixel Grip (Chicago IL)
Pkew Pkew Pkew (Toronto CANADA)
Planet Booty (Oakland CA)
P Montana (London UK-ENGLAND)
Pneuma (San Jose COSTA RICA)
Popstitute (Medellin COLOMBIA)
Post Animal (Chicago IL)
Prairie WWWW (Taipei TAIWAN)
PRANKROOM (Kawasaki City JAPAN)
The President Lincoln (London UK-ENGLAND)
Pretty City (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos (Egg AUSTRIA)
Promiseland (New York NY)
Public Access T.V. (New York NY)
Qais Essar (Phoenix AZ)
Queen Moo (East Hartford CT)
Quiet Kids (McAllen TX)
Quin NFN (Austin TX)
Quique Escamilla (Toronto CANADA)
Rachele Andrioli e Rocco Nigro (Lecce ITALY)
Rachel K Collier (Swansea UK-WALES)
Ramesh (Austin TX)
Ramirez Exposure (Valencia SPAIN)
RAMONA (Tijuana MEXICO)
Range Emotion (Austin TX)
Reg Bloor (New York NY)
Residual Kid (Austin TX)
The Resonars (Tucson AZ)
Revolver Plateado (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Rev. Sekou (St Louis MO)
Rhys Lewis (London UK-ENGLAND)
Riley (New York NY)
Rival Sons (Long Beach CA)
Roberta Campos (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Rob Gullatte (Houston TX)
Rome Is Not A Town (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
Royal Teeth (New Orleans LA)
The RPMs (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Ruby Boots (Perth WA)
Rude-α (Setagaya-ku JAPAN)
SadGirl (Los Angeles CA)
Said The Whale (Vancouver CANADA)
Saintseneca (Columbus OH)
Saint Sister (Dublin IRELAND)
Sangat! (Karachi PAKISTAN)
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers (Chapel Hill NC)
Scenic Route to Alaska (Edmonton CANADA)
Scott Collins (Austin TX)
Scott H. Biram (Austin TX)
Sea Moya (Mannheim GERMANY)
Season to Risk (Kansas City MO)
Seis Pistos (Chihuahua MEXICO)
SEND MEDICINE (Los Angeles CA)
The Shacks (New York NY)
Shell of a Shell (Nashville TN)
She Sir (Austin TX)
ShitKid (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Sie Lieben Maschinen (Kansas City MO)
SILVASTONE (London UK-ENGLAND)
Single Lash (Austin TX)
SISTERS (Seattle WA)
Sixo (Dallas TX)
Skinny Lister (Greenwich UK-ENGLAND)
Skyway Man (Nashville TN)
Sloppy Jane (Brooklyn NY)
The Sloths (Hollywood CA)
Slow Caves (Fort Collins CO)
Slum Sociable (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Smokepurpp (Miami FL)
Smokey Brights (Seattle WA)
Soccer Mommy (Nashville TN)
Soda Lilies (Austin TX)
The Soft White Sixties (Los Angeles CA)
Some Kind of Animal (Pittsburgh PA)
Son Little (Philadelphia PA)
SoundMass (Austin TX)
Soweto Kinch (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND)
Spinning Coin (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Spirit Adrift (Phoenix AZ)
Sports (Tulsa OK)
Sputnik (Mexico City MEXICO)
STAL (Paris FRANCE)
Stars and Rabbit (Yogyakarta INDONESIA)
Step Rockets (Minneapolis MN)
Stop Light Observations (Charleston SC)
Strawberry Runners (Redding CT)
Strvngers (Edmonton CANADA)
The Strypes (Cavan IRELAND)
Summer Heart (Malmö SWEDEN)
Summer Salt (Austin TX)
Sunflower Bean (New York NY)
Sun Voyager (New York NY)
Supa Bwe (Chicago IL)
Superbody (Chattanooga TN)
Super Doppler (Norfolk VA)
Superorganism (London UK-ENGLAND)
SUR (Los Angeles CA)
SYML (Issaquah WA)
Tagore (Recife BRAZIL)
Tameca Jones (Austin TX)
Tan Frío el Verano (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Tangina Stone (Brooklyn NY)
Tasha the Amazon (Toronto CANADA)
TAWINGS (Tokyo JAPAN)
Tayla Parx (Dallas TX)
The Teeta (Austin TX)
TENDOUJI (Tokyo JAPAN)
Terence Ryan (Pembroke MA)
Thee Conductor (Austin TX)
THICK (Brooklyn NY)
Tiê (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Tijuana Bibles (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Tim Atlas (San Jose CA)
Tiny Ruins (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Tita Lima (Los Angeles CA)
TOMKAT (Denton TX)
Tone Stith (New Jersey NJ)
Tracy Bryant (Los Angeles CA)
Tristen (Nashville TN)
Trophy Dad (Madison WI)
Trupa Trupa (Gdańsk POLAND)
Tunde Olaniran (Flint MI)
Tuomo & Markus (Helsinki FINLAND)
Twain (Franklin County VA)
Tyler Childers (Louisa KY)
U.S. Girls (Toronto CANADA)
Us, Today (Cincinnati OH)
Uzuhan (Atlanta GA)
Valley Queen (Los Angeles CA)
The Veldt (Raleigh NC)
Violet Days (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Von Grey (Atlanta GA)
VZn (Jersey City NJ)
Waco Brothers (Chicago IL)
Wake Island (Montreal CANADA)
Washer (Brooklyn NY)
Wavie Gang (Milwaukee WI)
Weird Bloom (Rome ITALY)
Welles (Nashville TN)
Wentru (Antofagasta CHILE)
We Were the States (Nashville TN)
Wifisfuneral (Palm Beach FL)
Wilderado (Los Angeles CA)
Wild Moccasins (Houston TX)
The Wild Now (Austin TX)
Willie Heath Neal (Atlanta GA)
Will Stewart (Birmingham AL)
Wire Spine (Vancouver CANADA)
Wood & Wire (Austin TX)
World Brain (Berlin GERMANY)
WRONG (Miami FL)
Wyclef Jean (Saddle River NJ)
Wyldest (London UK-ENGLAND)
XXX (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (Toronto CANADA)
Yazan (Brooklyn NY)
The Yellow Traffic Light (Turin ITALY)
YFN Lucci (Summerhill GA)
Yoga Fire (Mexico City MEXICO)
Young Jesus (Los Angeles CA)
The Young Step (St. Augustine FL)
Yxng Bane (London UK-ENGLAND)
Zen Bamboo (Montréal CANADA)
Zeshan B (Chicago IL)
Zoey Dollaz (Miami FL)
Zoology (Kelowna CANADA)
Zuli (Long Island NY)


FLOOD | The Best Songs of 2017

Ten compositions that changed our landscapes, big and small.

Source: FLOOD | The Best Songs of 2017

Currently, a single stream of a song is worth about a third of a penny. That’s obviously problematic for a number of reasons, not the least of which is because: Certain songs are worth an immeasurable amount—whether they take over the airwaves and become a part of the environment collectively, or whether they play on repeat for you alone and transform your world selectively. Music is a powerful drug when it works, and when a specific song has something that connects on a molecular level, it can’t be placed with a monetary value. But if it could, it would be a lot more than $0.0033.

Trying to wrap your head around the quality and impact that certain songs make during a single year is getting more and more difficult, but the art of the single itself is still very much alive. Here are the ten songs from 2017 that pushed through the hardest to remind us of the true value of a good tune.

10. Chad VanGaalen — “Old Heads”

With Chad VanGaalen’s history of eccentric lyrical ballads, the unmasking of “Old Heads” as Light Information’s lead single may have caused some alarm due to its immediate plunge into progressive politics (“No one cares about their old heads,” warbles VanGaalen, “because the new ones work just fine, don’t they?”). But by the pulsating chorus of Cartesian-lite philosophies and jangle-pop rhythms, the song blossoms into pure VanGaalen-ian bliss reflecting a nostalgia for the frigid compositions of his early production work more than the lo-fi folk songs he’s been penning for over a decade. Instead of translating Calgary’s glacial winters into the bitter soundscapes of Women’s disperate factions, though, “Old Heads” is a playful romp through a fresh coat of powdery snow. It’s a wonderstruck dash of imagination negligent—if only for four minutes—of a tumultuous world in favor of the mystery of human existence, boasting the most puzzling query in a Canadian pop song since the enigma of what the hell was on Joey’s head. — Mike LeSuer

9. The Weather Station — “Kept It All to Myself”

During a conversation I had with Tamara Lindeman for FLOOD earlier this year, she explained that this dichotomous track has evolved into an inside joke of sorts. “Kept It All to Myself” has become the one song audiences consistently sing and dance along to at her live shows. It makes sense given the upbeat nature of the track’s instrumentation. But what began, for Lindeman, as bold meditation on introversion and privacy has evolved into a public singalong—a thing of beauty and of great amusement to the Canadian musician. She explained that she purposely set such heavy lyrical weight with a pop sensibility, complete with tambourine shakes and an anthemic string section. It was a means of exploring the many sides of romantic love and the self. The song’s a lyrical ringer, packed with philosophical insights and actual words, delivered via Lindeman’s dense-yet-fluid phrasing—a signature and arguably her greatest strength as a songwriter. It’s a multifaceted feat that has defied expectations, including the songwriter’s, in the best way possible. — Erin Osmon

8. LCD Soundsystem — “Call the Police”

Everything you needed to know about the return of LCD Soundsystem was right there in the first single: a “double-A-side” of “Call the Police” and “American Dream.” Just the juxtaposition of those two titles alone is enough to get where James Murphy is coming from. Reuniting his group during a climate in which people were literally fighting for simple acknowledgment that their lives mattered, in which hate and fear were the major arteries of a developing presidential campaign, Murphy didn’t have much choice in terms of what he was going to write about. On an album with four legitimate singles, “Call the Police” is the crown jewel, a massive airstrike of a song delivered from a generation-defining New York artist coming to terms with having to watch his city and country go to war with itself. “Call the police?” he asks incredulously at the end of the song, before answering himself: “You’re crazy, man.” The dream’s turned into a nightmare. — Nate Rogers

7. (Sandy) Alex G — “Proud”

James Carville once described Pennsylvania as “Philadelphia in the east, Pittsburgh in the west, and Alabama in the middle,” so it should’ve been no surprise to hear Rocket, Philadelphian Alex Giannascoli’s journey into Americana. While much of it has more of a Deliverance than an O Brother, Where Art Thou? feel, “Proud” has one of the rosiest folk instrumentals of the album. As we could have foreseen, though, it crescendos with darkness—“If I fuck up…” he sings to someone he loves, but those are the last words we hear. The song sees Giannascoli at his most organized and professionally recorded yet, though it still maintains the deadpan vocals and homy production that make his emotions all the more rattling. As always, his style is drained of all pretense and showmanship, so that feelings are all that remain. That’s exactly what indie rock was meant to be before it was imperialized, and in 2017 Giannascoli sounds like a lone survivor of Armageddon. — Jamie Lawlor

6. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie — “Sleeping Around the Corner”

When Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie recently returned to the studio where they recorded Tusk in 1979, they were gearing up for what they thought would be a new Fleetwood Mac album. In classic Mac fashion, something didn’t work out, and Stevie Nicks decided she was gonna sit this one out. Also in classic Mac fashion, Buckingham and McVie acted like that didn’t bother them in the least, so they made an album anyway. In listening to that album, you can tell that the two were bringing their A-Game for what would have theoretically been a highly-scrutinized legacy album for the main group, and nowhere is that more evident than on opener “Sleeping Around the Corner,” one of the most low-key fun songs of 2017. With hooks for days, it’s a masterclass example of the shameless pop that the band perfected in the ’70s and ’80s, with a perfectly balanced melodic structure anchoring those impossible-to-imitate hard-love aphorisms that the band was always so good at. (“If you want me to stay, you got to let me go,” Buckingham sings, whatever the hell that means.) Forget the reunion: This one might be better than the real thing. — Nate Rogers

5. Aldous Harding — “Imagining My Man”

In “Imagining My Man,” New Zealand singer/songwriter Aldous Harding sets the scene, and pulls mercilessly at heart strings, with this simple and profound utterance: “It’s not what I thought / And it’s not what I pictured / When I was imagining my man.”The song’s earnest examination of expectations, desire, and regret, the tender and cutting sides of new love, acts as a shot of blackstrap molasses. It’s slow-moving and bittersweet, filled with stuff that is good for you and stuff that is decidedly not—a touch of danger amidst all the essential nutrients.

Harding’s voice takes center stage among a simple piano repetition, soft guitar picking and gentle drum taps, hushed and soaring, inviting the listener to step inside an experience that is deeply personal and wholly universal. It’s one of this year’s finest confessions. And who knew that the quick “Hey!” that dots the chorus could be so controversial? The merits of the cheerful interstitial have been debated ad nauseum this year. It’s unexpected and saccharine, as jarring as it is welcome amidst a series of otherwise wistful and powerful lines. Love or hate it, the “Hey!” made the year’s most arresting folk ballad that much more intriguing, and proved Harding much more complex than the “goth folk” tag affixed to her past works. — Erin Osmon

4. Alex Cameron — “Marlon Brando”

Despite being the best song on the album, “Marlon Brando” wasn’t chosen as a single to Alex Cameron’s years-in-the-making Forced Witness—and when you get to the second verse, you know why. After some upbeat, bouncy synths set the scene—synths that recall Hans Zimmer’s marimba theme to True Romance (itself inspired by Carl Orff’s “Gassenhauer,” used in Badlands); synths that make you feel like you’re starting a movie about people that you’re supposed to be rooting for—only then do we hear the story. And to put it bluntly, it’s a story about a real piece of shit.

“An angel, standing right there before my very eyes,” Cameron opens. “A vision on the arm of another man, but, baby, this should come as no surprise.” OK, nothing too out of the ordinary there. But after the other man apparently says something to our narrator, that’s when the vitriol starts. That’s when we get to The Line: “You tell that little faggot call me faggot one more time.” The first time you hear it, it’ll stop you dead in your tracks. It’s legitimately shocking to hear in a pop song, and you have to consider the substantial risk that came with including it, considering the fairly likely scenario that people would hear it, be disgusted, and turn it off. But it’s a risk that pays dividends, because it encourages listeners to consider more closely the story that they’re listening to—and at that point they’ll realize that even though the song sounds like a hero’s tale, it reads like an exposé.

The most clever thing about Alex Cameron’s approach to critiquing the white, straight, male psyche is that his machismo-based ’80s sound is a perfect representation of what the people in his songs feel like the soundtrack to their life should be. And at that level of obliviousness, sometimes you can’t help but laugh. But the longer the joke goes on, the more it becomes a tragedy. — Nate Rogers

3. Thundercat — “Show You the Way” feat. Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins

Nowadays, it seems like anybody with some charisma can grab a producer and become a pop star, but once upon a time in the ’70s, the pop charts were filled with folks like Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Daryl Hall—charismatic personalities who also happened to be experts at music too.

From the retroactive genre title “yacht rock” to 40-Year-Old Virgin’s historic “Yah mo burn this place to the ground” scene, there’s been a notion among the hipster generation that Michael McDonald’s legacy is something to laugh at. But if ever McDonald, or Kenny Loggins, began to think yacht rock gags had crossed the line of disrespect, Thundercat’s “Show Me the Way” was their unforeseen chance to set it straight: In case you didn’t know, these are all-time music legends we’re joking about. Loggins’s falsetto proves timeless, and McDonald’s sizzling vocals and chords could liquefy a Rhodes piano.

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner himself found their appearances “very funny,” but this is a man who’s also likened his own vocal chops to farting into a microphone; if there’s one thing the virtuoso bassist has mastered in his solo career, it’s the balance of somehow perpetually goofing around while exerting dead-serious skill the entire time. McDonald and Loggins showed Bruner the way of seasoned songwriting, and in return, he’s showed them the way of making self-deprecating humor into a masterpiece. — Jamie Lawlor

2. Lorde — “Green Light”

How many signifiers of euphoria can Lorde fit into one four-minute burst? On “Green Light,” she goes for broke, ticking the boxes for skyscraping hooks and four-on-the-floor beats; disco pulse and Springsteen grandeur; electronic tics, drum rolls, a full diva vocal turn; the central metaphor is all about driving, for godsake.

For a song about desire—about grabbing opportunities even amidst sadness and uncertainty, loving fearlessly even after getting hurt—she takes the full-on maximalist approach. Staggeringly, the whole thing works—and for that, credit is due to hitmaker du jour Jack Antonoff, who helmed some great music by P!nk, Taylor Swift, and St. Vincentthis year, but may have found his perfect muse in Lorde, whose self-professed love for capital-M Melodrama meshes well with his showman’s flair, his unerring belief in the life-giving pleasures of pure pop.

And this is the good stuff—the straight dope: Antonoff orchestrates its perfect build, somehow sounding inevitable and sleek even as more and more elements pile on; it cuts it off when you’re sure another round or two of the chorus wouldn’t hurt, and you lurch away wanting more. But it’s Lorde who steers it all. There’s nothing glib or detached in her performance; this isn’t pop as nostalgia or as kitsch. It’s pop as life and death—as seizing the moment. She wants it, and she won’t let go. — Josh Hurst

1. Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”

It’s kind of curious, watching the real-time reaction of a legitimate classic being born. March 30 was an ordinary workday until Kendrick Lamar released “HUMBLE.,” but as soon as that video was out, it spread across the landscape like a funky disease, echoing from offices and houses and street corners. 2017 wasn’t the first year in which the technology allowed for a song to be able to spread that quickly and completely, but it very well might have been the first time that one was immediately powerful enough to do it.

So how did Kendrick pull off an all-timer? Well, he definitely didn’t start by watching Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, that’s for sure (it’s never too late to work in an Adam Levine hologram into a remix, K. Dot), but therein lies the genius of the song: By creating a hook that critiques the bravado so routinely fallen back upon by his contemporaries, he built a path to slyly slip into that mode himself—which, it should be noted, he’s fucking great at. The irony, of course, is that if anyone in music has earned the right to cheese on the world until the end of time, it’s Kendrick (how many people can say that Obama paged them and have it most likely be true?), but that disinterest in the norm is part of why he’s unequivocally the best rapper alive.

Quantifying DAMN. is a little tough—there’s a very good case for “DNA.” to be the best song on the album—but it’s a fool’s errand to try and pretend like “HUMBLE.” isn’t the song that will define not only Kendrick Lamar in 2017, but also simply culture at large. On an ordinary day, it arrived as a transmission from a humbly proud voice lifted up amongst a sea of downturned heads. And before long, Kendrick took a seat, and we all picked up where he left off. — Nate Rogers

TONIGHT: 2018 SXSW Community Meet Up

via Austin: 2018 SXSW Community Meet Up Tickets, Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

June 26 marked the beginning of the 2018 SXSW season. We have now begun accepting PanelPicker Entries for the SXSW Conference and Film Festival Submissions with Music Festival and Awards Applications to follow. We invite all who are interested in being involved with SXSW to come and learn more about these opportunities. This meet up will include an informational presentation followed by a Q&A with SXSW staffers. Refreshments will be served.

As always, brush up on your SXSW trivia for a chance to win a 2018 SXSW badge.

We hope to see you there, this event is free and open to the public- just RSVP.

TechSpace is located at 98 San Jacinto Blvd in the San Jacinto Center, located in the building to the right of the Four Seasons (when facing the hotel). Suite 100

Parking is available on the street and near by garages.

Christmas Eve Feels

You know that feeling that you get – the same feeling that you’d get on Christmas Eve as a child – where you know something really great is just around the corner?  It might be that your best friend is visiting for the weekend and you’re about to scoop her at the airport… or you’re running your first marathon in the morning and can’t seem to fall asleep from the anticipation… or it’s the first Friday of ACL and you can just feel the energy in the air.

It’s exactly that. It’s an energy inside, like the feeling of butterflies in your stomach.  And the absolute best thing is when it shows up completely unexpected.  I got this feeling a few Saturdays ago over at Emo’s when one of my closest lady friends took me to a show. I only knew that she was super excited to see this band, so I of course was just happy knowing that she was excited.  Not expecting too much, but also knowing her great taste in music, I happily got ready for a Saturday night that I knew would be different from just “going out” downtown.

When you know someone really well, their actions can speak louder than words at times right? We arrive, home girl orders a double, and that’s my cue – it is on.  Something really good is about to happen.  No Christmas Eve Feels quite yet… maybe more like that feeling when you’re about to be surprised, and your gut is telling you that something’s up.

It took one song… not even a full song!  Best guess is that it happened during the bridge.  But they got me.  I’m in love with live music in general, but getting Christmas Eve Feels from a band so quickly doesn’t happen often enough.  And seeing as though tomorrow (!!!) is the day that the lineup is scheduled to be announced for ACL 2017, I thought that the timing was pretty spot on – so I’m calling it.  If these guys aren’t at ACL this year I’ll really wonder what the world is coming to.  This is that band that you see on the Friday of ACL that jump starts the entire weekend – the one around 4pm when you’re cracking open your first IPA… or perhaps wondering why the yummy-smelling-hippie-who-let-you-rub-her-essential-oils-on-your-body-and-now-you’re-best-friends just sold you an entire water bottle of wine that clearly must be gone in an hour or else it’ll be too warm to drink… or when you’re trying to maneuver the flask of vodka from your inappropriately short cut offs without the adorable pink-haired 4 year old seeing any of your bits.  The band that everyone meets at when you’ve all shut down and disconnected from the work week and it’s officially ACL – the one that launches your 3-Day Weekend of Adult Christmas.

This is that “4pm Friday of ACL” band; I’d put money on it.  I can’t tell you why, other than the obvious talent that is not made so obvious from my iPhone-that-thinks-its-a-flip-phone video… but my Christmas Eve Feels have never been wrong.

Oh, and their name is The Revivalists.  Check them out!!! And if you like what you hear let me know! Simply because it’ll make me happy that maybe someone else also got to experience Christmas Eve Feels, too. 🙃

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Lucid Routes SXSW Survival 2016

My SX-Partner-in-Crime, the Fabulous Miss Katie of Lucid Routes, knows what the F is up when it comes to surviving the craziness every 2nd and 3rd week of March in Austin, TX.  I can talk about fashion and pedialyte all day, but Lucid Routes knows the ins and outs of surviving the streets of SXSW every single year… which is why I tether her to my purse.

As the SXSW madness approaches us, a festival of this magnitude can be quite overwhelming. Whether
you are a first time attendee or a SXSW veteran, here are some of the items we packed in our
#SXSurvival2016 guide:
THE BASICS:
It goes without saying that SXSW is a marathon, and no matter how much you pace yourself,
keeping your energy up is a definite must. We suggest a regimen of Vitamin C, caffeine and lots of water.
Keeping something such as Advil on hand is also not a bad idea. Dressing smart is clutch. The weather in
Austin this time of year can change very quickly from sunny and 85 degrees to cold and rainy.  Regardless
of how hot it is outside, the rooms inside the Convention Center can be chilly. So make sure to dress smart.
Have a sweater or jacket on hand (preferably water resistant), and make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
We suggest Toms, Converse, Havaiana Flip Flops or even a pair of comfortable, light weight boots, that
have been broken in, of course. SXSW is the worst time to break in a pair of new shoes.
STAYING ORGANIZED:
Between your necessities, and all the random cool SWAG that will be thrown at you this week, it’s very
easy to accidentally set something down or lose something important in the process. The key is to keep
those hands as empty as possible so that you can consume as much of the complimentary food and
libations SXSW has to offer. The Solution: We suggest The Q Card Case, created by Austin based
company, CM4.
KNOW YOUR A,B,Cs of SXSW: ALWAYS BE CHARGING:
With more smart phones, iPads, and other crazy internet gadgets per capita, it’s not a surprise that the
networks get overloaded and there can be trouble connecting at times. However, this is also a huge strain
on your battery, and can leave you incommunicado. We suggest one of these two portable chargers.
However, remember to plug in your external charger every night.  They take a several hours to
charge. You should also consider bringing a 3 way outlet splitter.  That way you can use any outlet
by sharing with people who are already using it.  Another solution, is to purchase a cheap couple buck
extension cord from Amazon or any store with an electronics department, so you aren’t tethered next to the
outlet the entire time.
SXSW PARTIES:
Know where the parties are, and get on the list for the ones that require RSVPs. A great article to check out
on how to tackle this beast is “5 ways to find the best SXSW parties and RSVP,” By Music writer and
guru Greg Ackerman.  For all the Eventbrite Parties, we suggest you go paperless and download the
Eventbrite App. Don’t have time to RSVP? for $40, RSVPster will make sure you’re on the list to 100s of
unofficial parties and events during SXSW, saving you the stress and hassle of filling all those of RSVP
forms.  Planning an event during SXSW?  Check out ATX EventSpace. Helmed by native Austinites, the
site is designed specifically for anyone coming into the city looking to book a last-minute party for the
festival. ATX EventSpace features a collection of some of the best bars, restaurants and event spaces
available near downtown, with more being added on a daily basis.
SXSW MUSIC:
Not sure what to check out? We suggest you check out our friends over at Hippohonk. These kids have
listened to hundreds artists and rated them in a concise, easy to understand list. Additionally, Unofficial
SXSW Guide offers a great, comprehensive list of  FREE Music Events & Parties!  Are you a musician still
looking for SX gigs?  GigTown is sponsoring a huge party at Shiner’s Saloon and they are opening up the
headlining spot to new GigTown artists.  That means the slot is only eligible for artists that signed up
between February 1st – March 1st. Not only is this a great gig with a crapload of people getting weird, but
you’re also going to get paid $500 for your hard work.  Our friends at the Eye in the Sky Collective, the
lovely folks that bring you Float Fest & Austin Music Video Fest,will help judge & make the decision on
who gets to headline the 6th Annual Future of Music Showcase – So be ready!!
NETWORK YOURSELF:
Contrary to popular belief, SXSW is actually a conference and can be a great way to network. If you
don’t already have business cards, we suggest going through the official printing sponsor for our Open 
Door Showcase, Post Net.  They print everything from business cards to banners, signs, promotional items
(like apparel, pens, koozies, cups, and a ton of other SWAG items).  Out of Austin? Not to worry, they ship
as well
WHERE IS THAT SECRET PARTY POPPING UP?
We frequently receive questions about who are the best Twitter accounts to follow for SXSW — Twitter is
the fastest way to keep in the know regarding the fest. RSVPster previously listed a must-follow Twitter
accounts here, but thought the list could use an update. Consider this list one massive Follow Friday and
be sure to follow @RSVPster for the latest party information, rumors, RSVPs and more. If you think this
list is missing a must-follow account? Tweet RSVPster to let them know.
Official:
@sxsw
Unofficial SX-news/updates/party RSVPs/rumors:
@RSVPster
@CameronatSXSW
@SXSWhoa
@atxhipsters
@sxswparty
@do512
@unofficialsxsw
@SouthbyFreeNoms
@SXSWCoOp
@SXSWPARTYGIRLS
@SXSWISLIFE
@sxswpartylist
@SXSWtweet
@FreeatSXSW
@SXSWhine
@austinmusicppl
@SXSWunderaged
Party Sponsors/Blogs/Music/Entertainment websites:
@chronsxsw
@chronevents
@austinchronicle
@austin360
@austin360music
@360sxsw
@culturemapatx
@austintownhall
@pastemagazine
@musicawardsSXSW
@bvSXSW
@TheFader
@IFCsxsw
@sonicbids
@AUSXSW
@mischiefonline
@THEILLMORE
@VICE
@hypem
@mxdwn
@EITSCollective
@Urbanedesign
@MidtownIndependenceTitle
@javelinabar
@leasebuddies
Venues (there are many more bars to list, but here’s a few of our favorites):
@MohawkAustin
@CheerUpCharlies
@HotelVegasATX
@WhiteHorseATX
@ShangriLaAustin
@EmpireATX
Additionally, there are a few twitter handles that we at Lucid Routes suggest you follow:
@lucidroutes
@atxeventspace
@unofficialsxsw
@g_ack
@jacobstetson
@visitaustinTX
@SXSWMF
@festisocialclub
If you keep these things in mind, you will be sure to prevent being a #SXSWFAIL