South By Southwest returns to Austin, Texas, on March 11, bringing with it more musical acts than you could hope to hear in a lifetime. As is their wont, the organizers have been releasing the confirmed performers list bit by bit. In October, we got 182 names led by Urge Overkill, the Men, Lene Lovich, Saint Rich, and more. November delivered 348 more, topped by Gary Numan, Blouse, Diarrhea Planet, Gunplay, Tinariwen, and more still. Now, we’ve got 741 new acts to sort through, all listed below. But as is SPIN’s wont, we’ve done a little sorting for you. Trip through our picks below — Big Freedia, Ryan Hemsworth, Dum Dum Girls, Charli XCX, Lydia Loveless… — and be sure to cross-reference with our 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2014.
Parade of Flesh’s sixth-annual spring-time SPILLOVER event confirmed for March 17th, 2013 at SANDBAR CANTINA – 317 S. 2nd Ave, Dallas, TX 75226. Advance tickets only $16.61 ($19.99 incl. taxes and cc fees). All Ages! Confirmed bands so far:(more…)
…The only thing better than SXSW is SXSW on a boat. There are several booze cruises on Lady Bird Lake, including the Rock’n Riverboat on Tuesday March 13 with music by little hurricane and White Mystery. READ IT ALL HERE!
Caught a bit of Chicago’s White Mystery during Brooklyn Vegan’s Chicago showcase at Hotel Vegas. If you have yet to look up this brother-sister rock duo, do it now, if only to check out the siblings’ incredible rock star red hair. –Jessica Galliart READ THE WHOLE STORY HERE
The White Mystery show, and the Netherfriends set before it, were I think my first times seeing Chicago-based bands performing outside city limits and, you know what, I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced such deep affinity for the music of my city.(more…)