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1 Every March, thousands of music fans come together in Austin, Texas to attend South by Southwest — a four-day music festival in which almost 1,400 music acts perform at clubs, parties and showcases throughout the city. For music fans it’s a sonic smorgasbord, for music industry professionals it’s a chance to network—but for everyone who partakes in the non-stop rock and roll action, it’s an opportunity to discover great new music. During the show Jim and Greg will share some of their favorite bands and moments from SXSW 21.
You can also check out last year’s wrap-up.
2 While Jim and Greg definitely heard some clunkers during their time in Austin, they were mostly impressed with the wide variety of underground bands. Here are some they recommend checking out:
Greg: Besnard Lakes
Also, read Greg’s recent article on the band.
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Jim: Bone Box
Beasts of Bourbon
3 Here are some other bands that made an impression on our hosts at SXSW:
Peter Bjorn & John
4 For Jim and Greg’s full wrap-ups, check out their day-by-day accounts in the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.
Songs Featured in Show #69
Besnard Lakes, “On Bedford and Grand,” The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse, 2007
Besnard Lakes, “Devastation,” The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse, 2007
Bone-Box, “Dragging Wires,” Death of a Prize Fighter, 2006
Deerhunter, “Strange Lights” Cryptograms, 2007
Beasts of Bourbon, “I Don’t Care About Nothing Anymore”
Peter Bjorn & John, “Up Against the Wall,” Writer’s Block, 2007
Black Moth Super Rainbow, “Lost Picking Flowers in the Woods,” Dandelion Gum, 2007
120 Days, “Come out (Come Down, Fade out, Be Gone),” 120 Days, 2006
The Game, “Let’s Ride,” Doctor’s Advocate, 2006
Big Rich, “That’s Music,” Fill More Rich, 2006
Malajube, “Pâte Filo,” Trompe-l’Oeil, 2006
The Whigs, "Violent Furs" Give ‘Em All a Big Fat Lip, 2005
The Comas, "Come My Sunshine" Spells, 2007
The Pipettes, "Your Kisses are Wasted on Me" We Are the Pipettes, 2006
The Pipettes, "Pull Shapes" We Are the Pipettes, 2006
Trans Am, "4,738 Regrets" Sex Change, 2007
Modest Mouse, “Florida,” We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, 2007
LCD Soundsystem, “New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down,” Sound of Silver, 2007