SXSW's Most Recent Performer Announcement Includes At Least 37 Bands With Area Ties

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After a handful of early teases, the folks down at Austins' South by Southwest Music and Media Conference went ahead and released the whole big batch of names -- although, let's be honest, there will probably still be some changes (not to mention names we just missed) -- of performers slated to hit Austin come the Ides of March.

Between scanning the newly announced list and balancing that with some emails we've exchanged with SXSW organizers, we've counted some 37 bands with regional ties on the bill, putting this year's count pretty much right on spot with the previous three or so years.

After the jump, give that list of confirmed performers a once-over yourself.

SXSW 2011 performers with local ties announced thus far [UPDATED: 1/27]...
  • Analog Rebellion
  • Astronautalis (SMU grad)
  • Bad Sports
  • Blue October (once Houston-based, now calls Dallas home)
  • The Boom Boom Box
  • Bowling for Soup
  • The Burning Hotels
  • Cas Haley
  • Complete
  • David Garza (now Austin-based, originally from Dallas)
  • The Daylights (now Los Angeles-based, originally from Dallas)
  • Dorrough
  • Erykah Badu
  • Fat Pimp
  • Fergus & Geronimo
  • John David Kent & The Dumb Angels
  • John Grant (Midlake collaborator lived in Denton last year)
  • Josh T. Pearson
  • Lil Tony
  • Matthew and The Arrogant Sea
  • Mind Spiders
  • The O's
  • Old 97's
  • OK Sweetheart
  • The Orbans
  • Ruby Jane
  • Sarah Jaffe
  • Smile Smile
  • Smokin' Joe Kubek and B'nois King
  • Snow Tha Product
  • The Strange Boys (now Austin-based, originally from Dallas)
  • T. Tex Edwards (now Austin-based, the former Nervebreakers frontman originally hails from Dallas)
  • Telegraph Canyon
  • True Widow
  • Tum Tum
  • The World Famous Tony Williams

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sundress from denton is an official showcase band as well


Pete, I heard on good sources that The O's are playing SXSW also, but did not see them in your list. Have you heard differently?


Would it be strange that our name would be on this list yet we haven't heard anything from SxSW?


Actually Blue October calls Austin and San Marcos home.


Snow Tha Product, The World Famous Tony Williams, and Complete, all from Fort Worth, are also playing sanctioned showcases.

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