Saturday, February 28, 2009

sxswish list

this is long. it is my list of bands that i would like to see at sxsw. i have pretty strong feelings about seeing some of these acts, and others i am much more casual about. * denotes a band or artist that i sincerely recommend.
the avett brothers
andrew bird*
black joe lewis and the honeybears*
blind pilot*
blitzen trapper
camera obscura
cold war kids
holly conlan*
the decemberists*
dinosaur jr
echo and the bunnymen
gil mantera's party dream
grizzly bear
the handsome family
the hold steady (to give them a chance to redeem themselves. i saw them once a couple of years ago and it was AWFUL which was pretty upsetting because they seem like a band i would like)
ima robot
lady sovereign
loch lomond
loney, dear*
the mae shi
matt & kim
the morning benders
passion pit (for dana...maybe i will like them if i see them live)
elvis perkins in dearland*
peter bjorn & john
ra ra riot
shiny toy guns
angus & julia stone
viva voce
m. ward
we were promised jetpacks
the whip
brian wright & the waco tragedies
youth group


Anonymous said...

mmmm hmmmm nice list!

stefanie said...

i wish JA was on that list :(

i'll probably only end up getting to see a small percentage of those bands. there just aren't enough hours in the day!!

Centrechick said...

If you get a chance, check out Jeremy Messersmith (he's from MN) and I bought his album a few weeks ago and I just love it. He's going to be there (I have no idea where)

stefanie said...

char, i can't find him anywhere on the official schedule. i guess he's only playing day shows? if i run across him while i'm planning my day schedule i'll pencil him in!