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Music Business Fri Feb 08 2008

SXSW: Chicago Represent!

sxsw 08 music chicagoSXSW, America's (and perhaps the world's) largest music festival, posted its list of performing bands yesterday, and Chicago bands are legion. A list of all 34 local acts -- and a bunch from within driving distance -- follows after the jump.

Chicago bands playing official showcases at SXSW Music, March 12-18:
Anathallo
The Audition
Bible of the Devil
Bound Stems
Nick Butcher
Cap D
The Chandeliers
CoCoComa
The Cool Kids
Dreamend
Flosstradamus
The Hood Internet
The Hush Sound
Icy Demons
Joan of Arc
Le Concorde
Mahjongg
Make Believe
Mannequin Men
Maps & Atlases
Walter Meego
Trevor Menear
Mittens on Strings
Naked Raygun
The 1900s
Office
Pit er Pat
The Redwalls
Russian Circles
Sybris
Tub Ring
Waco Brothers
Andre Williams
Yakuza

There's even more if you circle out three or four hours from Chicago: Arrah and the Ferns from Muncie, IN; Call Me Lightning, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Cougar Den and Jon Mueller from Milwaukee; the BoDeans from Waukesha, WI; Headlights from downstate Champaign; Harley Poe from Kokomo, IN; Screamin' Cyn Cyn & The Pons, Droids Attack and The Gusto from Madison, WI; Everthus the Deadbeats and David Moore from Indianapolis; Totally Michael from Bloomington, IN; and The Meatmen from Lansing, MI (well, they were originally anyway). That's a lot of rock.

And that doesn't even include the many local and regional bands who will be making the trek down to Austin for unofficial shows during the conference. We've heard that The Black Oil Brothers, Blueblood, The Debauchers, Netherfriends, Tom Schraeder & His Ego, The Sleepers are playing unofficial shows; if you hear of any other hometown heroes playing, let us know.

Also, South Bend's Umphrey's McGee and Wilco are both still rumored to perform -- we'll know in the coming weeks, obviously.

 
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