Fergus & Geronimo, The Novas And Jonathan Tyler Listed As 2010 SXSW Showcase Bands
Fun Fun Fun festival-goers have hardly finished washing the mud out of their clothes and already another Austin music event has announced its lineup. From Brooklyin's Aa to Buenos Aires' Zona Tango, the list of showcase bands 2010 South By Southwest Music Festival, set for March 17 through 21, is available here.
There are plenty of Austin acts, as is to be expected, but so far the list is disappointingly short on Dallas-area bands. The only ones I've spotted are Fergus & Geronimo, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, and a band called The Novas claiming to hail from Dallas. Never heard of them, but a Google search turns up a page for a recently reunited pre-British Invasion Dallas rock combo by that name.
Other locally connected musicians include the Denton-born Riverboat Gamblers and Daniel Francis Doyle, known around these parts for his role in Plano's Early Lines.
Hopefully more local acts will be announced soon. Fergus & Geronimo is a good start, but there's a lot more to North Texas music than the next best thing to the Black Crowes and garage-band reunions.
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