SXSW prep #1

SXSW bands and sessions are up with more to come. Bewildering. Here are some bands I want to see…

Any other suggestions?


Popstrangers (Auckland) new to Flying Nun, tight with very loud drummer (here)

More kiwis to support (hope the govt throws a party for them)

Avalanche City (Auckland) (here) and Electric Wire Hustle, The Golden and Awesome (Wellington), Cairo Knife Fight (who look like this) and Purple Pilgrims (Christchurch)

Looks like no one from Port Chalmers this time


Built to Spill (Boise ID) (yeah)

Beach Fossils (Brooklyn NY) (bugger Real Estate touring NZ in March, I will have to make do with these guys instead.)

The Wedding Present (Brighton)

Screaming Females (New Brunswick NJ) yeah.

Wet Hair (Iowa City IA)

Cloud Nothings (Cleveland OH)

Spectrals (Leeds UK)

Thee Oh Sees (San Francisco CA) co-incidentally about to tour NZ

Grimes (Montreal)

Tashaki Miyaki (Los Angeles CA)

Suckers (Brooklyn NY)


Ringo Deathstarr (Austin TX)

Poppy / Alt something or other

Big Deal (London)

Craft Spells (Seattle WA)

Love Inks (Austin TX)

The Big Pink (London) I hope Akiko Matsuura plays, too bad her band isn’t on the bill.

Ganglians (Sacramento CA)

JENNY O (Los Angeles CA)

The Magnetic Fields (New York NY)

Idiot Glee (Lexington KY)

Tilly and the Wall (Omaha NE) love that tap dancing


Anamanaguchi (Brooklyn NY) Kings of the chiptunes

Com Truise (Princeton NJ) love that old school korg keyboard sound

Thomas Dolby (Suffolk UK)

Dorian (Barcelona)

Prince Rama (Brooklyn NY)

Alt country / troubadour

Cotton Jones (Cumberland MD)

Dent May (Oxford MS)

Great Lake Swimmers (Toronto)

Micah P. Hinson (Abilene TX)

Motopony (Seattle WA)

Horse Feathers (Portland OR)


Strange Boys (Austin TX)

Lee Fields & The Expressions (Brooklyn NY)


 This Will Destroy You (San Marcos TX)