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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:
The Audition
Bible of the Devil
Bound Stems
Nick Butcher
Cap D
The Chandeliers
The Cool Kids
The Hood Internet
The Hush Sound
Icy Demons
Joan of Arc
Le Concorde
Make Believe
Mannequin Men
Maps & Atlases
Walter Meego
Trevor Menear
Mittens on Strings
Naked Raygun
The 1900s
Pit er Pat
The Redwalls
Russian Circles
Tub Ring
Waco Brothers
Andre Williams

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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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


Abbey Pub
Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
Concord Music Hall
Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

  Labels, Promoters
  & Shops:

Alligator Records
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records

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