4

SXSW Begins Announcing Schedules, 25 DFW Area Bands Named To Lineup

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Over at SXSW's Web site, festival organizers have started posting the schedule of events for this year's ordeal. And, though its still a few weeks off and many bands and showcases that we know are set to happen have yet to appear, it's still a fun browse.

Also, for what it's worth, we've counted 25 bands from the region or with regional ties on the list--a significant drop from last year's count of 40, which was up from the previous year's 39. We expect the number to grow in the coming weeks, and we'll no doubt re-count this sucker soon enough.

But, for now, by SXSW standards, it appears as if it's a down year for DFW music--something we disagree with wholeheartedly but whatever.

Anyway, jump for the list of bands currently booked to SXSW.

Dallas (13):

  • Little Black Dress 
  • Fat Pimp
  • Dorrough
  • Kill The Client
  • Strange Boys
  • Rev KM Williams and the Amazing Trainwreck
  • Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights
  • Sarah Jaffe
  • True Widow
  • Damaged Good$
  • Tedashii
  • The Novas
  • Kenny and the Kasuals

Denton (9):

  • Brave Combo
  • Midlake
  • Crento-matic
  • Bad Sports
  • OK Sweetheart
  • Dust Congress
  • Bowling for Soup
  • Robert Gomez
  • Neon Indian

Tyler (2)

  • Eisley
  • Mouse and the Traps

Sulphur Springs (1)

  • Fair to Midland

...and, surprisingly, none from Fort Worth. Yet. Again, this is a preliminary list so no need to freak out just yet. In the meantime, if you know of any others not yet on the official list but expected to be added soon, drop 'em in the comments. Y'know, for kicks.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.