After a handful of early teases, the folks down at Austins' South by Southwest Music and Media Conference went ahead and released the whole big batch of names -- although, let's be honest, there will probably still be some changes (not to mention names we just missed) -- of performers slated to hit Austin come the Ides of March.
Between scanning the newly announced list and balancing that with some emails we've exchanged with SXSW organizers, we've counted some 37 bands with regional ties on the bill, putting this year's count pretty much right on spot with the previous three or so years.
After the jump, give that list of confirmed performers a once-over yourself.
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SXSW 2011 performers with local ties announced thus far [UPDATED: 1/27]...
- Analog Rebellion
- Astronautalis (SMU grad)
- Bad Sports
- Blue October (once Houston-based, now calls Dallas home)
- The Boom Boom Box
- Bowling for Soup
- The Burning Hotels
- Cas Haley
- David Garza (now Austin-based, originally from Dallas)
- The Daylights (now Los Angeles-based, originally from Dallas)
- Erykah Badu
- Fat Pimp
- Fergus & Geronimo
- John David Kent & The Dumb Angels
- John Grant (Midlake collaborator lived in Denton last year)
- Josh T. Pearson
- Lil Tony
- Matthew and The Arrogant Sea
- Mind Spiders
- The O's
- Old 97's
- OK Sweetheart
- The Orbans
- Ruby Jane
- Sarah Jaffe
- Smile Smile
- Smokin' Joe Kubek and B'nois King
- Snow Tha Product
- The Strange Boys (now Austin-based, originally from Dallas)
- T. Tex Edwards (now Austin-based, the former Nervebreakers frontman originally hails from Dallas)
- Telegraph Canyon
- True Widow
- Tum Tum
- The World Famous Tony Williams