SXSW 2002 January 27, 2002 12:55 AM   Subscribe

For those lucky enough to be going, what bands are you excited about seeing at SXSW?
posted by catatonic to General Weblog-Related at 12:55 AM (17 comments total)

I'm really looking forward to Kosheen. Sugary drum and bass is my guilty pleasure. And Spoon always rocks.

Any suggestions?
posted by catatonic at 12:57 AM on January 27, 2002

Not that I'm going, but I'd suggest that they drop Kill Rock Stars in favor of someone with talent.
posted by phalkin at 2:04 AM on January 27, 2002

if i were going i'd most likely want to see:

girls against boys, man or astroman?, add n to (x), atom and his package, chicks on speed, her space holiday, departure lounge, supersuckers, tsol, nashville pussy, marcy playground, luna

but i'd really be upset if i missed girls against boys, man or astroman?, chicks on speed and the supersuckers. catch them if you can.
posted by boogah at 2:23 AM on January 27, 2002

All good bands...

But what about:
The Damned
Neil Finn

No slouches there.

I'd like to see Dressy Bessy too. They did some nice stuff on the "But I'm a Cheerleader" soundtrack.
posted by insomnia_lj at 5:16 AM on January 27, 2002

wow.. i didn't know sxsw was that big of an event. almost makes me wish i could go, now. did anyone see this band: "I Am the World Trade Center." and has anyone told anil that Hanson is going to be there?
posted by lotsofno at 8:51 AM on January 27, 2002

Dexter Romweber is awesome, and I'm excited to see that Victim's Family has stayed together after reforming last year. We can only hope that Genitallica and The Catheters are on the same bill.
posted by gimli at 9:41 AM on January 27, 2002

The Weakerthans do an electric live show - folk-punk from a former Propagandhi member.

Bullfrog's got mad, positive funk, soul and hip-hop, and it features Kid Koala, virtuoso, on turntables.

Tom McRae and Ed Harcourt would both do interesting mope-folk shows, methinks...

Wish I was there.
posted by Marquis at 10:26 AM on January 27, 2002

If I were going, I'd see the Sadies. Country psycho-punk stuff. Good.
posted by transient at 2:54 PM on January 27, 2002

Wait. There's music at SXSW?
posted by kindall at 4:24 PM on January 27, 2002

Ok, so I'm not going, and I really haven't heard any of the groups I'm going to second-hand recommend.

Bare Jr.
Cowboy Mouth
Man or Astroman
Marcy Playground
Riddlin' Kids
Umphrey's McGee
The Weeb Brothers

Several of those have some sort of connection with Aware Records, whom I HIGHLY recommend.
posted by jacobw at 6:32 PM on January 27, 2002

Marcy Playground ... is still around?

Starsailor ... if you can take the singer's voice, they're really good.
posted by j.edwards at 7:28 PM on January 27, 2002

Man... or Astroman? do a kick ass show by any standard.
posted by dong_resin at 7:47 PM on January 27, 2002

Ick. Starsailor (like Haven, or, frankly, Travis) is a lousy alternative to the quality mope-rock of Coldplay or Elbow.
posted by Marquis at 9:07 PM on January 27, 2002

Riddlin' Kids are a very good punk band. And, since they're local, if you miss them at SXSW you can probably catch them at a bar in town later.
posted by TractorInc at 9:11 PM on January 27, 2002

The Mendoza Line. Greil Marcus just gave them props and their new album rocks. Don't be put off by the web site. They've got presence and wit.

Oh, yeah: One of the members is in my book club. Another one is a drinking buddy. And I'm doing their next web site. For free because I like their tunes. I've got a couple of live show and fooling-around CDs here somewhere that I'm gonna try to convince them to let me post on the new site.
posted by Mo Nickels at 3:52 PM on January 28, 2002

Hanson! I am so there. And the band "I am the WTC" has been around for years, I think they released a statement after the attacks.
posted by anildash at 3:57 PM on January 28, 2002

I fucked the girl in Hanson, you know.
posted by dong_resin at 2:51 PM on January 29, 2002

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