From the Hotline blog: South By Southwest – it’s the spring break for indie kids and dirty rock stars. Now in its 22nd year, the music and arts festival held each spring in Austin Texas is gaining momentum and the official list of performers is starting to trickle out.
While pretty much everyone with a guitar and a van will head down to Austin from March 18 to 22 to play anything from an amphitheatre to a street corner, SXSW officially recognizes about 1,400 performers over five action-packed days across pretty much every live music space in the Texas capital. Among this year’s noted headliners are Primal Scream, Ra Ra Riot and Providence’s Sage Francis.
Here are a dozen local bands confirmed to rep the Hub at this year’s festivities.
Arms & Sleepers
Sarah Borges & Broken Singles
The Downbeat 5
The Everyday Visuals
Muck & the Mires
Eli 'Paperboy' Reed & the True Loves
And because the list of SXSW performers grows by the day, feel free to add any local bands or artists not included here in the comments section.