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SXSW Tue Nov 01 2011

Chicago Band Among First SXSW 2012 Showcases Announced

sxsw2012.jpgThe first round of artists performing at the 2012 SXSW Music Festival have been announced, and Chicago act Musikanto is among them.

Musikanto is fronted by Mike Musikanto, who made his mark on Chicago's folk/roots/Americana scene with Sleeper Car. The band's music shows a lot in common with past SXSW act Joe Pug, but with more of a full-bodied sound. Musikanto's lightly rough tenor rises above the lilting folk orchestration on Sky of Dresses, the band's second album.

Another act, Mahogany, is listed as being from Chicago, but they're actually from Philadelphia and New York. Their geographic misplacement appears to be the result of an upcoming 12-inch they're putting out on BLVD Records.

As always, we'll be bringing you coverage of Chicagoland acts at the SXSW Music Festival as it happens. Stay tuned.

 

Tony / November 2, 2011 10:14 PM

I think their geographic misplacement comes from the fact that they're driving the Victory Auto Wreckers car! Glad they got the door back on.

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