And that SXSW 2008 schedule for who is playing there this year is finally available. That annual music festival for indie rock and more seems like it is finally near, or at least finally here. That South By Southwest film, music and conference festival seems as if it has become one of those end all to be all festivals of the year and it rocks. And there is music sessions and more sessions, and keynote speakers and more speakers, panels, conferences, exhibitions, parties, and more parties to be found there during this week. And there are usually a zillion and more bands and musicians from all over the place that perform at this festival over a weeks time. This years festival takes place March 7th-16th in Downtown Austin, Texas and is one of those events that is just worth checking out, as it is all music all the time. And I decided to post the bands that are playing from the New York City area this year, mostly from the Brooklyn and Manhattan area because hey, that is where I am at at the moment. And participating bands include: A-Alikes,
Activator,Air Waves,Akron/Family,American Babies,Anamanaguchi,Antietam,A Place To Bury Strangers,Apsci,Joseph Arthur,Asobi Seksu,Maya Azucena,Band of Thieves,Todd Barry,Bear in Heaven,Bell,The Big Sleep,Bing Ji Ling,Bisc1,Shifter,Blacklist,Blues Control,A.A. Bondy,Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears,CAMP LO,Rufus Cappadocia,Caps & Jones,Care Bears on Fire,Cassettes Won't Listen,Children,Cobra Krames,Corn Mo and the .357 Lover,Cosmo Baker,Danielia Cotton,Crystal Stilts,DBR,Mark DeNardo,DJ Rekha,
Donny Hue and the Colors,Doveman,Dr. Delay,Dub Trio,Dynasty Handbag,Ana Egge,Eldar,
El Michels Affair, El-P,The End of the World,Ali Eskandarian,Firewater,Tim Fite,Foreign Islands,The Forms,Freshkills,The Gang,Genghis Tron,Earl Greyhound,Haale,Hangar 18,Harlem Shakes,Hearts of Darknesses,Heavy,The High Class Elite,Jolie Holland,Home Video,Hopewell,Human Giant,Brendan James,Jaymay,Richard Julian,KaiserCartel, Kaki King,Matt Keating,Ladyfingers,Dawn Landes,The Lemonheads,Jeffrey Lewis,Longwave,Samara Lubelski,Made Out Of Babies,Matt & Kim,Mary McBride,Men,MGMT,Ingrid Michaelson,Raul Midon,Chris Mills,Roger Miret and the Disasters,Eugene Mirman,Misha,Miz Metro, Moby,My Brightest Diamond,Nada Surf,Nullsleep,O'Death,Ohmega Watts,Ola Podrida,Anders Parker,Parts & Labor,Paul Collins Beat,Peelander-Z,Tristan Perich,Phil and the Osophers,Phonograph,Phosphorescent,Pistolera,Power Douglas,Project Jenny, Project Jan,Pterodactyl,Puny Human,Radio 4,Rana Santacruz, Ra Ra Riot,Ravens & Chimes,The Raveonettes,The Red Romance,Right on Dynamite,Pete Robbins & Centric,Anna Rose,Roxy Cottontail,Salt & Samovar,Santogold,Scary Mansion,Scavone,Tony Scherr,Christian Scott,Services,Shellshag,Shooting Spires,Shy Child,Sightings,The Silos,Alex Skolnick Trio,Slow Six,Soiled Mattress & The Springs,Son Lux,So Percussion,The Sound of Urchin,Spottiswoode & His Enemies,S-S-S-Spectres,The Subjects,Super Chron Flight Brothers,Swati,Takka Takka,Tall Firs,Russell Taylor,Team Robespierre,The Teenage Prayers,Telepathe,Luke Temple,These Are Powers,Pyeng Threadgill,Tigercity,Tiny Animals,Tiny Masters of Today, Todosantos, Tommie Sunshine,Truth & Soul,The Upwelling,Vampire Weekend,Via Audio,The Virgins,Abigail Warchild,Eddie Whalen,White Rabbits,White Williams,Heloise Williams,Tim Williams,World/Inferno Friendship Society,The XYZ Affair,Yeasayer,Young Lords,Zambri.
Have a great rock n roll day.