So, here’s how it works: The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival runs March 10-18. The SXSW Music Conference & Festival runs March 15-9. Got it? And, while you’ll have to wait a few more weeks before SXSW Film unveils an intial list of premieres, our amazing brothers and sisters at the SXSW Music event have offered an initial list of performing artists. Like who? Well… as Pitchfork writes:
“Next year’s South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW if you’re cool) will take place March 15 – 19, and will feature a shitload of amazing artists, as usual. Though the list of acts remains partial at this point in time, Belle and Sebastian, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Neko Case, Annie, the Go! Team, Lady Sovereign, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, and many, many more, were confirmed today.
The 2006 SXSW lineup so far (read it and weep):
The Adored, Annie, Arctic Monkeys, Belle and Sebastian, The BellRays, Be Your Own Pet, Blockhead, The Boy Least Likely To, The Brokedown, Calexico, Neko Case, Cat Power, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clor, Jason Collett, The Cribs, Cuff the Duke, Jamie Cullum, Dashboard Confessional, Death In Vegas, Death Vessel, Dengue Fever, Destroyer, Die! Die! Die!, Dirty Pretty Things, Jorge Drexler, Dr. Spock, The Duke Spirit, The Earlies, Echo & the Bunnymen, Editors, The Eighteenth Day Of May, Elbow, Empire Dogs, Erase Errata, Faker, Flogging Molly, Forward Russia, Giant Sand, Gogol Bordello, Jose Gonzalez, The Go! Team, Headphones, The Hellacopters, Clarence Frogman Henry, The Juan Maclean, Kaki King, Kalas, k-os, Sharron Kraus & Christian Kiefer, Lady Sovereign, The Like, Los De Abajo, Luminous Orange, Barbara Lynn, The Magic Numbers, Magnolia Electric Company, Serena Maneesh, Mates of State, The Morning After Girls, The Most Serene Republic, Mystery Jets, My Summer as a Salvation Soldier, Neon Blonde, Nickel Creek, No things, Of Montreal, Beth Orton, Peaches, The Plimsouls, Robert Pollard, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Saves the Day, The Secret Machines, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Tarantula A.D., Susan Tedeschi, Towers of London, KT Tunstall, Two Gallants, Tom Verlaine, Vetiver, The Whigs, Witch, Wolfmother.”
As always, you can get regular updates on the SXSW Web site. Reminder: if you wanna attend both SXSW Film and Music events, you’ll need a Platinum badge. And lots of time to recover after.