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SXSW Wed Feb 03 2010

Chicagoland Lightly Represented at SXSW This Year

sxsw2010.gifFrom the looks of things, 2010 will be a light year for Chicago at SXSW Music Festival down in Austin. Our list of local and regional bands performing in official showcases is pretty short:

Chicago:
The Hood Internet
I Fight Dragons
Joe Pug
Kidz In The Hall
Dick Prall
Psalm One
Waco Brothers
Via Tania

Region:
Cheap Trick (Rockford)
Jookabox (Indianapolis)
Stephen Jerzak (La Crosse, WI)
Diplomats of Solid Sound (Iowa City, IA)
FINALE (Detroit)
Goober and the Peas (Detroit)
The Hounds Below (Detroit)

Note that I had to include Detroit as "regional" this year -- we usually don't cast quite so wide a radius to gather this many bands. On the other hand, there seem to be quite a few more international bands on the roster (which stands at 230 so far).

EDIT: Some folks questioned where we got our info -- our original list was based on the official SXSW band list. Chicago acts in unofficial showcases are beginning to trickle in -- the list is below. If you know of an act performing at SXSW, either officially or unofficially, drop us a line (transmission@gapersblock.com) or leave a comment. Stay tuned for more news and updates!

Unofficial Showcases:
Coco Coma
Hollows
Mickey
Moneypenny
This is Versailles
Tyler Jon Tyler
White Mystery
My Gold Mask
The Loyal Divide
Pretty Good Dance Moves
Willy Joy

UPDATE: Chicago.com/Music is hosting a "Chicago Beats" showcase on March 19, featuring A Lull, Breakers Broken, Yawn, Loyal Divide, The Down Feathers, Danny Chaimson, The Giving Tree Band, Kellen & Me, Remington Pettygrove, Scott Wesley Band and Matt Kelly.

 

a friend / February 3, 2010 7:01 PM

Coco Coma & Tyler Jon Tyler will be there as well for the Trouble in Mind Records showcase!

Rebecca / February 3, 2010 8:59 PM

Plus Hollows for the Trouble in Mind Showcase too! And Mickey for the Hozac Showcase.

aaron / February 3, 2010 10:13 PM

This is Versailles! Add them to that list. They are great and if you haven't seen them, you should. They are playing next Friday in the SXSW competition at Reggie's. Winner goes to Austin, and they should totally go to represent Chicago since they're loud and awesome. Go see them. www.myspace.com/thisisfknversailles

Leah / February 3, 2010 11:13 PM

I think The Fold has a SXSW showcase, too.

Gio / February 4, 2010 6:58 PM

Loyal Divide also will be there reppin chicago @ The Tap Room

http://theloyaldivide.com

V / February 9, 2010 11:23 AM

My Gold Mask
BBU
Willy Joy

The Crump / February 9, 2010 12:04 PM

Can we get some love for My Gold Mask??? Please add them to the list! They are gonna steal the kids' hearts in TX next month.

anne / February 9, 2010 1:07 PM

Thanks all! Still waiting for the bands confirm the BBU, Willy Joy, and The Fold's SXSW shows.

Jason / February 9, 2010 1:10 PM

Via Tania will be performing at both the Popfrenzy Party at Maggie Maes and the Official Showcase at The Velveeta Room. Pretty Good Dance Moves will also be at SXSW.

Britt / February 9, 2010 5:17 PM

A Hero Named Hope will be there! (unofficially)

Daniel Zarick / February 13, 2010 7:02 PM

Hey! I am project manager for AEMMP Records, which is Columbia College Chicago's student-run record label. Our whole label (15+ students) and both of our current bands (Big Science & Pet Lions) will be going down to SXSW this year. We are also hosting a party on Saturday, March 20th from 12-5pm at District 301, which is right next door to The Belmont on 6th Street. We would love if you came out to hang with us and our bands. We are 100% Chicago music and would love to support any of you guys who are also going down. Shoot me an email at Daniel [at] aemmp.org or drop by our website.

Jim / February 23, 2010 12:08 AM

Chicago's Light Pollution representing for sure. They are an Official Showcasing Artist @ SXSW.

03/17 - SXSW No Words / Day Bow Bow Party @ Ghost Room
03/18 - SXSW @ Lose Control Party
03/18 - SXSW - Carpark / Paw Tracks Showcase @ Wave
03/20 - SXSW - instore @ End of an Ear w/ Toro Y Moi
03/20 - SXSW @ The Gas Pipe Smoke Shop
+ more dates tba.

rich / March 11, 2010 8:32 PM

Don't forget the HoZac Records showcase: FREE All Ages - Wed. 3/17 6PM @ Trailer Space Records::

Fresh & Onlys
Wizzard Sleeve
Woven Bones
White Mystery
Puffy Areolas
Mickey
The Girls at Dawn
Rayon Beach

http://www.victimoftime.com/media/images/hozacsx_web_.jpg

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