Following yesterday’s announcement that Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters will make a keynote speaker appearance at the 2020 conference, South by Southwest rolls out another 210 performers, including influential UK art punks Wire, big personality Memphis rapper Jucee Froot, and Sigur Rós-affiliated multi-disciplinary musician Alex Somers.
Music week, running March 16-22, taps former Hop Along force Frances Quinlan, old-timey folk scholar Dom Flemons, slowcore upstarts Milly, Philly punks Control Top, and Major Lazer member Walshy Fire. Also on deck are lysergic sludge punks Weeping Icon, Anti Records-signed folk-pop songwriter Boy Scouts, Detroit bummer-pop songster Anna Burch, lovable indie trio Dehd, extremely chill L.A. shoegaze project Launder, and fellow post-punk-influenced Angelenos Automatic, who recently signed with Stones Throw and appeared locally at last weekend’s Levitation.
We can also thank Los Angeles for the least genuine offering on the entire list: a Runaways-esque girl-group contrivance Charli XCX put together for upcoming Netflix series I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry.
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