SXSW Music Selections :: 2nd round

In alphabetical order, I have chosen my second round selections for the SXSW music portion. The first round can be seen here the complete sxsw band list can be viewed here. Click on the band name to learn more about them. Again, enjoy!

Capsula Bilbao SPAIN (garage rock)
Choir of Young Believers Copenhagen DENMARK (folk pop)
Duran Bogotá COLOMBIA (dance pop)
Miles Zuniga Austin TX (singer songwriter)

Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children Nuuk GREENLAND (singer songwriter/folk)
Oh Mercy Melbourne AUSTRALIA (alt rock)
Radiation City Portland OR (lo-fi pop)
The Record Summer New York NY (singer songwriter)
You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown Lisbon PORTUGAL (indie pop)
Zulu Winter London UK-ENGLAND (indie rock)

SXSW Music Selections :: 1st round

In alphabetical order, I have chosen my first round picks for the SXSW music portion. I know it won’t be possible to see all of these bands plus the many more I will add in the coming weeks.  The complete band list can be viewed here. The genres listed below are fairly broad, but hopefully helpful. I am slowing listening to the 2nd and 3rd round bands and hope to have those up in a few days. Click on the band name to learn more about them. Let me know what you like! Enjoy!

Ambition Halifax Canada (hip-hop)
ANR Miami FL (indie rock)
Antoine Reverb Guadalajara Mexico (indie pop)
Avalanche City Auckland New Zealand (folk)
Balthazar Gent Belgium (alt pop) ***

Big Deal London UK-England (lo-fi)
Big Scary Melbourne Australia (folk rock)

Cloud Nothings – Cleveland OH (indie rock) **
Com Truise – Princeton NJ (electronic) ***

Fat Tony Houston TX (hip hop)

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Los Angeles CA (folk, western swing) ***
Howler Minneapolis MN (surf rock)

il abanico Bogota COLOMBIA (rock)
Matthew Perryman Jones Nashville TN (singer-songwriter)
Jonquil Oxford UK-ENGLAND (pop rock)
Just A Band Nairobi KENYA  (electro pop)
Marit Larsen Oslo NORWAY (singer-songwriter)
Letting Up Despite Great Faults Los Angeles CA (shoegaze)

Marmalakes Austin TX (folk pop)

Motopony Seattle WA (indie pop)
Mujeres Barcelona SPAIN (garage)

Of Monsters and Men Reykjavík ICELAND (folk)

Parlovr Montreal CANADA (alt rock) ***

Molly Rankin Charlottetown PE (pop)

Rosie and Me Curitiba BRAZIL (folk)
Royal Canoe Winnipeg CANADA (indie pop)

Skewby Memphis TN (hip hop)
Skinny Lister London UK-ENGLAND (folk)

Thee Oh Sees San Francisco CA (garage rock) **

The Wedding Present Brighton UK-ENGLAND (brit pop) ***

**so fun/amazing that I want to see again

***been wanting to see this band live for a while

Music Monday (SXSW edition): Shigeto

Shigeto

Local artist to: Brooklyn New York

RIYL: Samiyam, Electronic, Jazz

Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades. source
Shigeto played the Ghostly International showcase at Bumbershoot a few months ago and we only caught a little. I hope to see more at SXSW 2012. Check back every Monday for a new band to check out at the next SXSW.

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Music Monday (SXSW edition): Parlovr

Parlovr

Local artist to: Montréal Canada

RIYL: pop rocks in your mouth, tank tops, the color magenta cut with yellow. fun stuffs. just listen.

A cheap Kmart guitar with its guts ripped out, a two-piece drum kit and a keyboard with a mind of its own would all be alone if they weren’t all thrown in the mess that PARLOVR got them in when they stumbled together in the wintry months of 2006. Reacting against the multi-instrumental, many-membered orchestral bands that crowded the local Montreal scene at the time, PARLOVR was started with the intention of blowing amps and streamlining pop melodies, bringing back the power-trio of the 90s with an off-the-wall twist. source
Parlovr is one of my picks for SXSW 2012. Check back every Monday for a new band to check out at the next SXSW.

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