One of the things I love most about SXSW is the opportunity it provides every year to discover great new artists. The following mix reflects some of the bands and musicians I’ve added to my “watch list” as a result of SXSW 2012. Enjoy!
5. The Dunwells- “If I Could Be King”
There is no band I’m more upset about missing at SXSW than The Dunwells (Yes, I also missed Jack White, Eminem, and Bruce Springsteen). To add to the so close yet so far theme, these Brits have several CA dates on the books, but none of them in Los Angeles.
6. Lonsdale Boys Club – “Sista Shake”
For those of you that have guilty pleasures, this song might fall under that category. As for me, I feel no shame in blasting this song full volume and dancing around the room. “we’re burning up the disco…”
7. Chappo– “Come Home”
“…badadadadada…badadadadadada…” you know you love it…
8. The Kingston Springs – “Weight of This World”
This band from Nashville, was one of the many bands that hit up LA post SXSW…unfortunately right when I befell my SXSW-induced illness so sadly they remain on my “one day I will see” list…
Listen! Learn! Love!