South By Southwest has released the list of bands selected for official showcases at this year’s SXSW in Austin, which runs March 18-22. As expected, there are quite a few Houston bands on the list this year (and no, not just hip hop). The list is not final, and the schedule hasn’t yet been released (expect it soon), but here are the bands on the list at this point:
Balaclavas | CY | Flow Factory | Kam Franklin | Roy Head | Susan Hickman | The Homopolice | Indian Jewelry | Magno aka Magnificient | Perseph One | Rob Quest | Rusted Shut | Solange and the Hadley Street Dreams | S.O.M. | The Tontons | TRE9 | Von Won | Little Joe Washington | Wild Moccasins | Young Mammals | Yppah
Of course, there will be unofficial parties at which a lot more local bands will play. I will post more information on those soon.
Congratulations to all of the bands.