South by Southwest adds more acts for 2018 music fest

Tarriona Ball of Tank & the Bangas performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park on Sunday October 8, 2017. The group will return to Austin for South by Southwest in March 2018. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

South by Southwest has released its second batch of performers for the 2018 music festival, with more than 150 names on the list. This follows a previously announced list last month that included more than 200 acts.

Among the international acts are Australia’s Heart Collectors, Estonia’s Holy Motors, Taiwan’s Sangpuy and Russia’s I Am Waiting for You Last Summer. National notables include New Orleans’ NPR Tiny Desk contest winners Tank & the Bangas, indie Americana artist Rayland Baxter, long-running theatrical punk-rockers the Dwarves and Detroit singer-songwriter Holly Miranda.

RELATED: Country star Keith Urban will speak at SXSW 2018

Ten Austin acts are on the list, including Ume, Walker Lukens, Barbara Nesbitt, Molly Burch and December 2016 Austin360 Artist of the Month David Halley.

Here’s the full list of acts announced Tuesday:

  • Acid Tongue (Seattle WA)
  • Ahi (Brampton CANADA)
  • AKA (Johannesurg SOUTH AFRICA)
  • Alex Napping (Austin TX)
  • Ali aka Mind (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
  • Alice Ivy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Andrew W.K. (New York NY)
  • Anemone (Montréal CANADA)
  • Annabel Allum (Guildford UK-ENGLAND)
  • Anna Wise (Brooklyn NY)
  • Arin Ray (Cincinnati OH)
  • Autostrad Band (Amman JORDAN)
  • Barbara Nesbitt (Austin TX)
  • Basement (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Bat Fangs (Washington DC)
  • Baum (Los Angeles CA)
  • Beating Heart (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Better Person (Berlin GERMANY)
  • Black Sorrows (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Blackwulf (Oakland CA)
  • Blind Suns (Angers FRANCE)
  • Bloods (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
  • Bodega (Brooklyn NY)
  • Bohemian Betyars (Miskolc HUNGARY)
  • Boy Harsher (Northampton MA)
  • Boytoy (Brooklyn NY)
  • Caddywhompus (New Orleans LA)
  • Candace (Portland OR)
  • Capitan Cobarde (Sevilla SPAIN)
  • Catholic Action (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
  • Charles Fauna (Brooklyn NY)
  • Combo Chimbita (New York NY)
  • Curtis Roush (Austin TX)
  • David Halley (Austin TX)
  • Dead Horses (Milwaukee WI)
  • Didirri (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Doe (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Don Trip (Memphis TN)
  • Dwagie (Tainan City TAIWAN)
  • Dwarves (San Francisco CA)
  • Elliotts (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Elsz (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
  • Eureka California (Athens GA)
  • Faith Healer (Edmonton CANADA)
  • Faux Ferocious (Nashville TN)
  • Floating Room (Portland OR)
  • Fontaines (Los Angeles CA)
  • Gordi (Canowindra AUSTRALIA)
  • Great Electric Quest (San Diego CA)
  • Greeting Committee (Kansas City MO)
  • Guts Club (New Orleans LA)
  • Haley Heynderickx (Portland OR)
  • Hazel English (Oakland CA)
  • Heart Collectors (Tyalgum AUSTRALIA)
  • Hex (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)
  • Hiccup (Brooklyn NY)
  • Hollis Brown (Queens NY)
  • Holly Miranda (Detroit NY)
  • Holy Motors (Tallinn ESTONIA)
  • Hovvdy (Austin TX)
  • I Am Waiting for You Last Summer (Ryazan RUSSIA)
  • India Ramey (Nashville TN)
  • Jiggy Drama (San Andres Island FL)
  • Joasihno (Munich GERMANY)
  • Joe Crepúsculo (Barcelona SPAIN)
  • John Grvy (Madrid SPAIN)
  • José Biggs (Santiago CHILE)
  • Joshua Burnside (Belfast UK-N IRELAND)
  • Kari Faux (Little Rock AR)
  • Kemba (Bronx NY)
  • Kino Kimino (New York NY)
  • Knox Fortune (Chicago IL)
  • Kyle Avallone (New York NY)
  • Lachane (Austin TX)
  • Leon of Athens (Athens GREECE)
  • Leyya (Vienna AUSTRIA)
  • Lido Pimienta (Toronto CANADA)
  • Liza Anne (Nashville TN)
  • Liz Cooper & the Stampede (Nashville TN)
  • Lois (Madrid SPAIN)
  • Lucy Spraggan (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
  • Madison Cunningham (Orange County CA)
  • Magic Gang (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
  • Makana (Honolulu HI)
  • Makeness (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Mal Blum & the Blums (Brooklyn NY)
  • Mallrat (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
  • Mantra (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Mary Ocher (Berlin GERMANY)
  • Men I Trust (Montreal CANADA)
  • Miss Eaves (Brooklyn NY)
  • Moaning (Los Angeles CA)
  • Mokoomba (Victoria Falls ZIMBABWE)
  • Molly Burch (Austin TX)
  • Moon King (Detroit MI)
  • Mothers (Athens GA)
  • Mozart La Para (Las Minas DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
  • Nadia Rose (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Nat Simons (Getafe SPAIN)
  • Nea Agostini (Saniago CHILE)
  • Nilüfer Yanya (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Novella Inc (Santiago CHILE)
  • Now, Now (Minneapolis MN)
  • Nude Party (Livingston Manor NY)
  • Núria Graham (Barcelona SPAIN)
  • Otzeki (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Palm (Philadelphia PA)
  • Pardoner (San Francisco CA)
  • Pedro Menendez Fusion Ensemble (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
  • Peter Oren (Columbus IN)
  • Pia Fraus (Tallinn ESTONIA)
  • Playa Gótica (Santiago CHILE)
  • Pommez Internacional (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
  • Poetek (Taipei TAIWAN)
  • Porches (New York NY)
  • Pure Bathing Culture (Portland OR)
  • Qualitons (Budapest HUNGARY)
  • Queen of Jeans (Philadelphia PA)
  • Quiet Slang (Philadelphia PA)
  • Rapsody (Snow Hill NC)
  • Rat Fancy (Los Angeles CA)
  • Rayland Baxter (Nashville TN)
  • Rocky Banks (Houston TX)
  • Ronnie Heart (Fort Worth TX)
  • Ruby Fatale (Taipei TAIWAN)
  • Ruby Haunt (Laguna Beach CA)
  • Sam Fender (Newcastle Upon Tyne UK-ENGLAND)
  • Sangpuy (Taitung TAIWAN)
  • Shame (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Small Island Big Song (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Snst (Chicago IL)
  • Sonia Calico (Taipei TAIWAN)
  • Soviet (Los Angeles CA)
  • Spendtime Palace (Costa Mesa CA)
  • Starlito (Nashville TN)
  • Stone Wheels (Austin TX)
  • Sudan Archives (Los Angeles CA)
  • Sweet Crude (New Orleans LA)
  • Tancred (New England ME)
  • Tank & the Bangas (New Orleans LA)
  • Tedy Andreas (Houston TX)
  • Ten Bears (Madrid SPAIN)
  • Teskey Brothers (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Thandi Phoenix (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
  • Thunder Dreamer (Evansville IN)
  • Tino Drima (San Francisco CA)
  • Tori Forsyth (Congewai AUSTRALIA)
  • Ume (Austin TX)
  • Uncle Meg (Brooklyn NY)
  • Vacations (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
  • Van Ness Wu (Los Angeles TAIWAN)
  • Varsity (Chicago IL)
  • Vita & the Woolf (Philadelphia PA)
  • Vundabar (Boston MA)
  • Walker Lukens (Austin TX)
  • Wallows (Los Angeles CA)
  • Wesley Jensen & he Penny Arcade (Denton TX)
  • White Mystery (Chicago IL)
  • Wild (Los Angeles CA)
  • Wilsn (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Wrongonyou (Rome ITALY)
  • Yahyel (Tokyo JAPAN)
  • YBN Nahmir (Birmingham AL)
  • Yonaka (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
  • Zara McFarlane (Dagenham UK-ENGLAND)
  • Zenizen (Brooklyn NY)

 

 

South by Southwest adds more than 200 acts for 2018 music festival

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South by Southwest has released its first batch of performers for its 2018 music festival, with more than 200 names on the list. They include international acts such as the Wedding Present from England and New Zealand’s Marlon Williams, as well as national notables including Nashville’s R.Lum.R. and Shamir of Las Vegas.

RELATED: Country star Keith Urban will speak at SXSW 2018

More than a dozen locals also are on the list, among them David Ramirez, Cilantro Boombox, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, Oliver Rajamani and Adam Torres.

R.Lum.R., who performed on Saturday at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, will be back in March to play at South by Southwest. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

Applications for music artists to perform at SXSW 2018, which runs from March 9-18, are being accepted until Oct. 20.

Here’s the full list of acts announced Wednesday:

  • Ace Tee (Hamburg GERMANY)
  • Aero Flynn (Minneapolis MN)
  • Altre di B (Bologna ITALY)
  • Antytila (Kyiv UKRAINE)
  • Aries (Bilbao SPAIN)
  • Automelodi (Montreal CANADA)
  • Avatar Darko (Seattle WA)
  • Bad Moves (Washington DC)
  • Bad Pony (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
  • Alice Bag (Los Angeles CA)
  • Lee Bains III + the Glory Fires (Birmingham AL)
  • Bajaga and Instruktori (Belgrade SERBIA)
  • Baywaves (Madrid SPAIN)
  • Benin City (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Dan Bettridge (Bridgend UK-WALES)
  • Bishops (Austin TX)
  • Blackberries (Solingen GERMANY)
  • Blood Wine or Honey (Hong Kong CHINA)
  • Boogat (Montreal CANADA)
  • Moses Boyd Solo Exodus (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Brightness (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
  • Britanys (New York NY)
  • Abraham Brody (Vilnius LITHUANIA)
  • Marla Brown (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Buddy (Compton CA)
  • C-Kan (Guadalajara MEXICO)
  • Dylan Cameron (Austin TX)
  • Fabrizio Cammarata (Palermo ITALY)
  • Cape Francis (Brooklyn NY)
  • Castlecomer (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
  • ChihiroYamazaki+Route14band (Tokyo JAPAN)
  • Cifika (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
  • Cilantro Boombox (Austin TX)
  • Cirkus Funk (Cali COLOMBIA)
  • C.Macleod (Stornoway UK-SCOTLAND)
  • Kelvyn Colt (Bingen GERMANY)
  • Coma Pony (Chihuahua MEXICO)
  • Crumb (Brooklyn NY)
  • Cursed Earth (Perth AUSTRALIA)
  • Curved Light (Austin TX)
  • Cut Worms (Brooklyn NY)
  • Mikaela Davis (Rochester NY)
  • Jarv Dee (Seattle WA)
  • Helena Deland (Montreal CANADA)
  • Deluxe (Aix-En-Provence FRANCE)
  • Dirgahayu (Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA)
  • Stella Donnelly (Fremantle AUSTRALIA)
  • Keelan Donovan (Portland ME)
  • Joey Dosik (Los Angeles CA)
  • Draper (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Dygl (Tokyo JAPAN)
  • El Otro Borges (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
  • El Otro Grupo (Santa Marta COLOMBIA)
  • Farina (Medellin COLOMBIA)
  • Fatai (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Favx (Madrid SPAIN)
  • Charlie Faye & the Fayettes (Austin TX)
  • Ruby Fields (Cronulla AUSTRALIA)
  • Fis and Rob Thorne (Palmerston North NEW ZEALAND)
  • Fish Police (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Flyte (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Foreign Resort (Copenhagen DENMARK)
  • Forever (Montreal CANADA)
  • Foxtrax (New York NY)
  • Francobollo (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Freedom Hawk (Virginia Beach VA)
  • Fuglar (Santiago CHILE)
  • Ganges (Madrid SPAIN)
  • Gang of Youths (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
  • Nubya Garcia (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Samantha Glass (Madison WI)
  • William Harries Graham (Austin TX)
  • Grand Analog (Toronto CANADA)
  • Grandchildren (Philadelphia PA)
  • Greenbeard (Austin TX)
  • Grim Streaker (Brooklyn NY)
  • Grupo Rebolu (Colombia NY)
  • Gulfer (Montreal CANADA)
  • Gurr (Berlin GERMANY)
  • Sinead Harnett (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Hatchie (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
  • Hater (Malmo SWEDEN)
  • Ashley Henry Trio (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Higher Brothers (Chengdu CHINA)
  • Homesick (Dokkum NETHERLANDS)
  • Honduras (Brooklyn NY)
  • Warren Hood (Austin TX)
  • Husky Loops (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Huxlee (Los Angeles CA)
  • Iamddb (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
  • Izzy True (Trumansburg NY)
  • Jade Imagine (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Joji (Tokyo JAPAN)
  • JP the Wavy (Tokyo JAPAN)
  • Keith Ape (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
  • Sarah Klang (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
  • La Banda Morisca (Andalucía SPAIN)
  • Manu Lanvin (Lyon FRANCE)
  • Leather Girls (Austin TX)
  • Luna Lee (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
  • Lethal Bizzle (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Benji Lewis (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Dean Lewis (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
  • Lng/Sht (Cancun MEXICO)
  • Los Wilds (Madrid SPAIN)
  • Lolo Lovina (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
  • Luneta Mágica (Manaus BRAZIL)
  • Magnettes (Pajala SWEDEN)
  • Manatee Commune (Seattle WA)
  • Mannequin Pussy (Philadelphia PA)
  • Maréh (Cali COLOMBIA)
  • Marlene (Stockholm SWEDEN)
  • Anna McClellan (Brooklyn NY)
  • MC Lars (Berkeley CA)
  • Melo Makes Music (Chicago IL)
  • Milk & Bone (Montreal CANADA)
  • Miqui Brightside (DJset) (Madrid SPAIN)
  • Mogli (Hamburg GERMANY)
  • Mothership (Dallas TX)
  • Museless (Barcelona SPAIN)
  • My Life As Ali Thomas (Bangkok THAILAND)
  • Hans Nayna (Mahebourg MAURITIUS)
  • Night Beats (Austin TX)
  • Not3s (Hackney UK-ENGLAND)
  • No Vacation (San Francisco CA)
  • October (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
  • Nnamdi Ogbonnaya (Chicago IL)
  • Okey Dokey (Nashville TN)
  • ONR (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
  • Orielles (Halifax UK-ENGLAND)
  • Our Girl (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Outer Vibe (Nashville TN)
  • Outfit, TX (Dallas TX)
  • Jay Park (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
  • Partner (Windsor CANADA)
  • Peach Pit (Vancouver CANADA)
  • Sloan Peterson (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
  • pH-1 (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
  • Phe Reds (Seattle WA)
  • Sara Pi (Barcelona SPAIN)
  • Plastic Picnic (Brooklyn NY)
  • Pronoun (Brooklyn NY)
  • Punjabtronix (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
  • Oliver Rajamani (Austin TX)
  • David Ramirez (Austin TX)
  • Rancho Aparte (Quibdó COLOMBIA)
  • Ratboys (Chicago IL)
  • Gemma Ray (Berlin GERMANY)
  • Lou Rebecca (Paris FRANCE)
  • Repeat Repeat (Nashville TN)
  • Jess Ribeiro (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Rich Chigga (Jakarta INDONESIA)
  • R.Lum.R. (Nashville TN)
  • Lucy Rose (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Rude Kid (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • RVG (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Salem’s Bend (Los Angeles CA)
  • Sammus (Ithaca NY)
  • Sarasara (Lille FRANCE)
  • Sassy 009 (Oslo NORWAY)
  • Say Sue Me (Busan SOUTH KOREA)
  • Ed Schrader’s Music Beat (Baltimore MD)
  • Shamir (Las Vegas NV)
  • Shopping (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Sik-k (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
  • Silibrina (São Paulo BRAZIL)
  • Raz Simone (Seattle WA)
  • Smut (Cincinnati OH)
  • Snail Mail (Baltimore MD)
  • Sonars (Bergamo ITALY)
  • Sports (Philadelphia PA)
  • SsingSsing (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
  • Steak (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Stefflon Don (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Stonefield (Macedon Ranges AUSTRALIA)
  • Sturle Dagsland (Stavanger NORWAY)
  • Sun Seeker (Nashville TN)
  • Surfbort (Brooklyn NY)
  • Surma (Leiria PORTUGAL)
  • Talisco (Paris FRANCE)
  • Tennis System (Los Angeles CA)
  • Terry vs. Tori (Seville SPAIN)
  • Theodore (Athens GREECE)
  • Tika (Toronto CANADA)
  • Adam Torres (Austin TX)
  • Totally Mild (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
  • Touts (Derry UK-N. IRELAND)
  • Uni (New York NY)
  • Us and Us Only (Baltimore MD)
  • Dhruv Visvanath (New Delhi INDIA)
  • Vowws (Los Angeles CA)
  • Voyager (Perth AUSTRALIA)
  • VVV (Austin TX)
  • Warbly Jets (Los Angeles CA)
  • Watchers (San Francisco CA)
  • Weather Station (Toronto CANADA)
  • Wedding Present (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
  • Jerry Williams (Portsmouth UK-ENGLAND)
  • Marlon Williams (Christchurch NEW ZEALAND)
  • Wo Fat (Dallas TX)
  • Woodie GoChild (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
  • “World Music Unleashed” by SIPM (Austin TX)
  • Yemen Blues (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
  • Yultron (Los Angeles CA)
  • Yungen (London UK-ENGLAND)
  • Zephyr Bones (Barcelona SPAIN)
  • Violetta Zironi (Reggio Emilia ITALY)

Country star Keith Urban will speak at SXSW 2018

Country star Keith Urban will be a featured speaker at South by Southwest in March 2018, the conference and festival revealed Saturday as part of a large announcement covering more than a dozen names across many programming tracks.

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Keith Urban performs onstage during the 2016 iHeartCountry Festival at the Erwin Center on April 30, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

Urban will speak as part of “Music Culture and Stories,” one of 24 tracks under the umbrella of SXSW’s Interactive, Film, Music and Convergence groupings. No word yet on whether Urban will also perform, but it seems at least a possibility, given that Urban played at SXSW 2014 as part of an iTunes event at ACL Live. Urban’s last Austin appearance was in 2016 as part of the iHeartCountry Festival at the Erwin Center.

A New Zealand native, Urban became a star in Australia before he began topping the U.S. country charts just after the turn of the century. He’s a four-time Grammy winner with a string of seven records that have reached either No. 1 or No. 2 on Billboard’s country albums chart, including last year’s platinum-selling “Ripcord.”

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SXSW Conference programming is organized into 24 Tracks divided between Interactive, Film, Music, and Convergence, presented in a variety of session formats. Once again, SXSW is offering expanded access to events for all registrants. Attendees will receive primary access to programming associated with their badge type but now also enjoy secondary entry to most other SXSW events.

Applications for music artists to perform at SXSW 2018, which runs from March 9-18, are being accepted until Oct. 20.

 

 

SXSW adds Austin-raised songwiter Savan Kotecha as a featured speaker

Savan Kotecha will speak at South by Southwest in 2018. Contributed/Kanani Songs

Savan Kotecha, a Grammy-nominated songwriter who was raised in Austin and has co-writing credits on major hit songs for many top-selling artists, will be among the featured speakers at next year’s South by Southwest music conference, SXSW announced today.

The announcement was included in a long list of names added to the event, including author Ta-Nehisi Coates as a convergence keynote. (Some of Coates’ first writings appeared in the Village Voice via then-music editor Chuck Eddy, who wrote about his years at the Voice on Austin360 earlier this week.)

Kotecha grew up in Austin and attended Westwood High School. Now based in Southern California, he was nominated for a 2016 Grammy for his contribution to Elle Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” and has also co-written major hits for top-selling acts such as the Weeknd, Katy Perry, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Usher and Maroon 5. He’s received nine BMI awards and 15 ASCAP awards.

READ MORE: Austin-raised songwriter net Grammy and Golden Globes nominations