Well the SXSW elves have been busy this holiday season adding another 200 bands to the lineup, thus doubling the slated bill to 400 total. For those of you who missed my take on the initial lineup released a mere two weeks ago, you can get the recap here.
I couldn’t find too many recognizable acts this go around; however, there are a handful that I would consider seeing live. Topping the list is the highly blogged about LA afro-pop group Fool’s Gold — whose shtick includes all lyrics are sung in Hebrew. Not to be confused with Levar Burton‘s second best show, Reading Rainbow is a Philadelphia based duo that can be grouped together in the lo-fi garage punk scene with like minded acts Finally Punk, Vivian Girls, and Wavves. Similarly, That Ghost is the work of California teenager Ryan Schmale that, along with The Smith Westerns and Cymbals Eat Guitars, would make anyone’s top ten underage acts list. Finally, NPR’s love crush and former Grandaddy singer/guitarist Jason Lytle is set to descend upon Austin for the second year in a row.
No doubt, more acts will be listed, so I’ll keep you posted. Here are some mp3s/videos from the acts mentioned above:
That Ghost // The Red Bow (via)