You can check out a comprehensive list of SXSW bands at Club Kingsnake, read festival updates over at Austinist, get party info at Done Waiting, and as we get closer to March you can find detailed SXSW event information at Do512 and text info at Austin Showlist. If you keep those sites bookmarked, along with SXSW.com, you should be able to find out just about everything you need to know about my favorite week of the year.
Almost 700 bands have been confirmed so far, and here are some sounds from a random handful of them. Ice Cube and The Roots are still rumored at this point. My fingers are crossed...
- Simian Mobile Disco - "Clock" Web
- Shout Out Out Out Out - "Nobody Calls Me Unless..." Web
- Cassettes Won't Listen - "Change" (Blind Melon) Web
- Q-Tip - "Wait Up" Web
- N.E.R.D. - "Everyone Nose" (BASS ILL EURO Juke Remix) Web
- Ice Cube - "Check Yo Self" (Remix) Web
- The Roots - "Y'all Know Who" Web
- Lou Reed - "Venus in Furs" (Demo) Web
More to come...