Friday, December 16, 2005


As if to remind us that it probably has become the biggest event on the musical calendar, SXSW has started to announce acts for 2006, including Neil Young, KD Lang, Sam Moore, The Pretenders and Billy Bragg.

Young is down to give the keynote speech, which will prove a challenge for whoever has to mic him up for that one.

Those early bands in full:
The Adored (Los Angeles, CA)
Annie (Bergen, Norway)
Arctic Monkeys
Belle and Sebastian (Glasgow, UK)
The BellRays (Los Angeles, CA)
Be Your Own PET (Nashville, TN)
Blockhead (New York, NY)
The Boy Least
Likely To (Wendover, UK)
The Brokedown (Los Angeles, CA)
Calexico (Tucson, AZ)
Neko Case (Tacoma, WA)
Cat Power (Atlanta, GA)
clap your hands say yeah (Brooklyn, NY)
Clor (London, UK)
Jason Collett (Toronto, Ontario)
The Cribs (Wakefield, UK)
Cuff the Duke (Toronto, Ontario)
Jamie Cullum (London, UK)
Dashboard Confessional (Boca Raton, FL)
Death In Vegas (London, UK)
Death Vessel (Brooklyn, NY)
Dengue Fever (Los Angeles, CA)
Destroyer (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Die! Die! Die! (Auckland, New Zealand)
Dirty Pretty Things (London, UK)
Jorge Drexler (Madrid, Spain)
Dr. Spock (Reykjavik, Iceland)
The Duke Spirit (London, UK)
The Earlies (Manchester, UK)
Echo & The Bunnymen (Liverpool, UK)
Editors (Birmingham, UK)
The Eighteenth Day Of May (London, UK)
Elbow (Manchester, UK)
Empire Dogs (Stockholm, Sweden)
Erase Errata (San Francisco, CA)
Faker (Sydney, Australia)
Flogging Molly (Los Angeles, CA)
Forward Russia (Leeds, UK)
Giant Sand (Tucson, AZ)
Gogol Bordello (New York, NY)
Jose Gonzalez (Gothenburg, Sweden)
The Go! Team (Brighton, UK)
Headphones (Seattle, WA)
The Hellacopters (Stockholm, Sweden)
Clarence Frogman Henry (New Orleans, LA)
The Juan Maclean (Dover, NH)
Kaki King (New York, NY)
Kalas (Oakland, CA)
k-os (Whitby, Ontario)
Sharron Kraus & Christian Kiefer (London, UK)
Lady Sovereign
The Like (Los Angeles, CA)
Los De Abajo (Mexico, City, Mexico)
Luminous Orange (Yokohama Japan)
Barbara Lynn (Beaumont, TX)
The Magic Numbers (London, UK)
Magnolia Electric Company (Chicago, IL)
Serena Maneesh (Oslo, Norway)
Mates of State (East Haven, CT)
The Morning
After Girls (Sydney, Australia)
The Most Serene Republic (Toronto, Ontario)
Mystery Jets (London, UK)
My Summer as a Salvation Soldier (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Neon Blonde (Seattle, WA)
Nickel Creek (Carlsbad, CA)
n0 things (Brooklyn, NY)
Of Montreal (Athens, GA)
Beth Orton (London, UK)
Peaches (Berlin, Germany)
The Plimsouls (Los Angeles, CA)
Robert Pollard (Dayton, OH)
Ramblin' Jack Elliot (New York, NY)
Saves the Day (Princeton, NJ)
The Secret Machines (New York NY)
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives (Hendersonville, TN)
Tarantula A D (New York, NY)
Susan Tedeschi (Jacksonville, FL)
Towers of London (London, UK)
KT Tunstall (London, UK)
Two Gallants (San Francisco, CA)
Tom Verlaine (New York, NY)
Vetiver (San Francisco, CA)
The Whigs (Athens, GA)
Witch (Brattleboro, VT)
Wolfmother (Sydney, Australia)


Anonymous said...

I will be there. I can't wait to smack that annoying little **** Jamie Cullum!

simon h b said...

keep something back for KT Tunstall...

Iain said...

Did 'Die! Die! Die!' come before 'Dead! Dead! Dead!'?

Anonymous said...

..anything on whether The artic monkeys are doing any instore gigs or etc.. yet. peace

Anonymous said...

KT Tunstall is from Fyfe, Scotland.

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