First Round of SXSW Bands Announced

Who the heck is
Chikita Violenta?!?


By Blurt Staff


With the artist application deadline for SXSW 2011 breathing
down everyone’s necks – you need to get that app in by THIS FRIDAY (Nov. 5; Click here for more information on how to apply) – the annual Austin bash has already
announced its initial roster of acts who will be performing next March 16-20. Many
of them are overseas bands, but you’ll spot quite a few of your domestic faves
already on the bill, too, which just proves that the early bird gets the worm,


Place To Bury Strangers (Brooklyn, NY), Alcoholic Faith Mission (Copenhagen,
DENMARK), Ancestors (Los Angeles, CA), Apex Manor (Pasadena, CA), The Appleseed
Cast (Lawrence, KS), Art vs Science (Sydney, AUSTRALIA), Asobi Seksu (Brooklyn,
NY), Babe Rainbow (Vancouver, CANADA), The Bees (Ventnor, ENGLAND), Beni
(Sydney, AUSTRALIA), Black Math Horseman (Los Angeles, CA), Black Spiders
(Sheffield, ENGLAND), Bombay Bicycle Club (London ENGLAND), Braids (Montreal,
CANADA), Brandt Brauer Frick (Berlin, GERMANY), Brother (Slough, ENGLAND), The
Cabriolets (Madrid, SPAIN), Calder Quartet (Los Angeles, CA), Candy Claws (Ft.
Collins, CO), Capsula (Bilbao, SPAIN), Cast (Liverpool, ENGLAND), Chapel Club
(London ENGLAND), Chico Trujillo (Quilpue, CHILE), Chikita Violenta (Mexico
City, MEXICO), Clock Opera (London ENGLAND), Cloud Nothings (Cleveland, OH),
Coliseum (Louisville, KY), Coolrunnings (Knoxville, TN), Dam Mantle (Glasgow,
SCOTLAND), Designer Drugs (New York, NY), Doctor Krapula (Bogota, Colombia),
Dredg (San Francisco, CA), Ebony Bones(London ENGLAND), Ed Harcourt (London



 El Guincho (Barcelona, SPAIN), El Hijo de La
Cumbia (Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA), Erland & The Carnival (London ENGLAND),
Erykah Badu (Dallas, TX), FM Belfast (Reykjavik, ICELAND), Frankie and the
Heartstrings (Sunderland, ENGLAND), Fujiya & Miyagi (Brighton, ENGLAND),
Get People (London ENGLAND), Giana Factory (Copenhagen, DENMARK), Givers (Lafayette,
LA), Go Back To The Zoo (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS), Gypsyblood (Chicago, IL),
The Head and the Heart (Seattle, WA), High Rankin (Brighton, ENGLAND), The
Holidays (Zetland, AUSTRALIA), In Fear And Faith (San Diego, CA), Iron Age
(Austin, TX), The Jezabels (Sydney, AUSTRALIA), John Vanderslice (San
Francisco, CA), Jon Fratelli (Glasgow, SCOTLAND), Jonquil (Oxford, ENGLAND),
Kamp! (Lodz, POLAND), Kids of 88 (Trenchtown NEW ZEALAND), Klaxons (London
ENGLAND), L.Stadt (Podz, POLAND), Le Butcherettes (Mexico City, MEXICO), Lia
Ices (New York, NY), Liam Finn (Auckland, NEW ZEALAND), Light Pollution
(Chicago, IL), Luyas, The (Montreal, CANADA), The Main Street Gospel (Columbus,
OH), Marcus Foster (London ENGLAND), Mark Eitzel (San Francisco, CA).



 MSTRKRFT (Toronto CANADA), Miami Horror
(Melbourne, AUSTRALIA), Micachu and The Shapes (London ENGLAND), Miss May I
(Troy, CA), Mujeres (Barcelona, SPAIN), Mustard Pimp (Melun, FRANCE), Naam
(Brooklyn, NY), The Naked and Famous (Auckland, NEW ZEALAND), Nite Jewel (Los
Angeles, CA), Parts & Labor (Brooklyn, NY), Plan B (London ENGLAND), PS I
Love You (Kingston, CANADA), Pulled Apart By Horses (Leeds, ENGLAND), Reset!
(Milan, ITALY), Rosie and Me (Curitiba, BRAZIL), Scars On 45 (leeds, ENGLAND),
Schlachthofbronx (Munich GERMANY), Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers
(Brooklyn, NY), Small Black (Brooklyn, NY), Sol Pereyra (Cordoba, ARGENTINA),
Spleen United (Copenhagen, DENMARK), Starfucker (Portland, OR), Steve Mason
(Fife, SCOTLAND), Sun Airway (Philadelphia, PA), Superlitio (Cali, COLOMBIA),
Suuns (Montreal, CANADA), The Swiss (Adelaide, AUSTRALIA), Tego Calderon
(Carolina, PUERTO RICO), Telekinesis (Seattle, WA), Thiago Pethit (Sao Paulo,
BRAZIL), Those Dancing Days (Stockholm SWEDEN), Tiê (Sao Paulo, BRAZIL), Toro y
Moi (Columbia, SC), Veronica Falls (London ENGLAND), Vicente Gayo (Mexico City,
MEXICO), The War on Drugs (Philadelphia, PA), WhoMadeWho (Copenhagen, DENMARK),
Wild Flag (Portland, OR), Wye Oak (Baltimore, MD), Young Legionnaire (London,
ENGLAND), and Yuck (London ENGLAND).



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