South By Southwest Festival

SXSW Music Announces Artist Interviews and Initial Band List

Austin, Texas - December 15, 2005 - The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival, scheduled to take place Wednesday, March 15 - 19, 2006 in Austin, Texas is pleased to announce three new artist interviews and our initial list of showcasing acts. The artist interviews for 2006 will feature kd lang, Sam Moore and The Pretenders. These sessions join previously announced speakers Judy Collins, Kris Kristofferson, and Billy Bragg as well as the keynote conversation with Neil Young.

As it has over the past nineteen years, the informative panels supply attending music professionals up-to-date information on industry happenings. Panel titles for this 20th Anniversary of SXSW include Indie Label White Paper, Management/Attorney Cage Match, New Orleans Music After Katrina, Get On The Road And Stay There, Diamonds In My Mouth - Texas Hip Hop, Issues In International Rights, Podcasts Invade Earth, Breaking British Buzz Bands, A New Look At The Harry Smith Anthology, Superpowers Of Music Supervision, and New Business Models For Labels. Other topics to be covered include Music Blogs, Touring, Publishing, Distribution, Producers and many more. The panels along with the expansive trade show exhibition take place at the Austin Convention Center.

From the 7500 bands that applied, the SXSW Music Festival is pleased to announce a partial list of acts scheduled to perform at the five night festival including: 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 ON), The Cribs (Wakefield UK), Cuff the Duke (Toronto ON), 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 BC), 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 ON), 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 ON), 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), and Wolfmother (Sydney AUSTRALIA). This list is subject to change. Please keep in mind this is only a portion of the showcasing acts that will be playing at the SXSW Music Festival.

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