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SXSW 2011: 35 Bands Not to Miss

sxsw1 SXSW 2011: 35 Bands Not to Miss
Every year hundreds of bands, filmmakers and creative techies descend on the small city of Austin, Texas to revel in music, art, interactive presentations and my personal favorite, amazing fish tacos. South by Southwest (March 11th – March 20th) marks the beginning of the music festival season that starts in mid-March and goes until about Labor Day. While I won’t be able to attend this year, I’ve compiled a list of bands that I wouldn’t miss if I were going. In no particular order, 35 bands that are worth checking out if you’re lucky enough to make it down to Austin this year:

1. Walk the Moon – “Anna Sun”:

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2. The Loom

3. Candy Claws

4. The Antlers - “Two”:

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6. Cloud Nothings

7. The Answering Machine

8. The Brother Kite

9. Asobi Seksu - “Thursday”:

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10. Kinch

11. Dreamend

12. Beach Fossils

13. Gobble Gobble

14. Caitlin Rose - “For the Rabbits”:

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15. Yuck - “Get Away”:

16. Dinosaur Feathers

17. Dolorean

18. Yellow Ostrich

19. The Wooden Birds - “Hometown Fantasy”:

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20. The Dodos

21. Wye Oak

22. Sarah Jaffe

23. Darwin Deez

24. Sharon Van Etten - “For You”:

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25. Pepper Rabbit

26. Summer Camp - “Ghost Train”:

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27. Walking Oceans

28. The Raveonettes

29. Porcelain Raft

30. Menomena

31. Liam Finn

32. The Luyas - “Tiny Head”:

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33. J. Mascis

34. Grooms

35. A Classic Education – “Gone to Sea”:

You can get more information on all SXSW revelries including more bands, locations, times and showcases, as well as parties that usually serve lots o’ free alcohol here. Now go west young man!

By: Amanda Chatel

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