SXSW 2012 prep no. 2

One of an infinite series of posts…

Feel the hype.

Lana Del Rey Added To SXSW 2012 Lineup

lana-del-rey-sxsw-2012Less than two days after her deeply divisive debut SNL performance, word comes that Lana Del Rey is heading into the belly of the beast: she’s been added to the SXSW 2012 line-up, which means the dusky Born To Die singer will perform for many of the tastemakers, music bloggers, advertisers and industry folk who have slammed her privately and publicly.

In addition to Lana Del Rey, SXSW has added:

Little Boots (of Shake Until Your Heart Breaks fame)
Miike Snow (who’ll play “Devil’s Work” for sure, and maybe “Toxic” if you ask nicely)
The Ting Tings (who’ll show off Sounds From Nowheresville)

NZ @ SXSW 2012

7th December 2011

Kiwi artists invited to showcase at the 2012 South by South West music conference have been named. The Austin, Texas-based conference will run from March 13-18 next year, with roughly 2,000 musical acts, from every corner of the globe, performing across 90 venues.

Local acts to receive the SXSW call-up are – Avalanche City, Cairo Knife Fight, Electric Wire Hustle, Kimbra, Popstrangers, Purple Pilgrims, The Drab Doo Riffs and The Golden Awesome.

Bands, Bands, Bands
More announcements. Here is my working list of bands to check out. No schedule yet so not sure what I will get to see… (bold == don’t want to miss)


Twerps (gotta support the aussies)

Whirr (best shoegaze)

The Wedding Present (while they are still breathing)

Tristen (so young and so talented)

Beach Fossils (cloned by Real Estate, or perhaps visa versa)

Fungi Girls (groovy)

Japandroids (rock on)