Jan 11, 2017

Official Artist SXSW 2017

The lengthy artist list, primarily featuring up-and-coming talent, accounts for roughly a quarter of what will ultimately be around 2,000 showcasing hopefuls in Austin, March 10-19. Other notables include Houston rapper Trae Tha TruthWeezer guitarist Brian Bell’s the Relationship, Philly piano punchers Low Cut Connie, lighthearted MCs Turquoise Jeep, and Zipper Club, a new band led by Lissie Trulie and Cerebral Ballzy’s Mason James. Also descending locally: Birmingham boogie garage gang Banditos, evil hip-hop crew Ho99o9, L.A. rockers Warbly Jets, SX alt-country perennials Waco Brothers, unconventional rhymer Open Mike Eagle, reformed Denton acid punks Brutal Juice, Kentucky punks White Reaper, veteran NYC singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys, Denver rock trio the Yawpers, and the young Maggie Rogers, a musical unknown until she blew Pharrell’s mind with her post-modern electronic folk music. - Austin Chronicle