SXSW Music Announces first wave of bands for 2012 festival

Out of the gate SXSW 2012 is lining up to be just as big if not bigger than last years and those that have come before. Of course you can count on Lost in Reviews to be on the ground in Austin March 9-18 covering the Interactive, Film and Music parts that form the whole of SXSW. Have any bands that catch your attention in the list? Let us know in the comments below…

On with the full press release from SXSW:

November 1, 2011 – Austin, TX –The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival is pleased to announce the first round of bands scheduled to perform at the 26th edition of the event taking place Tuesday, March 13 – Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Austin, Texas. This is only the beginning though. Showcase applications will be accepted until Friday, November 4 for a showcasing slot.Apply now for the opportunity to perform for over 16,000 music industry professionals including nearly 3,000 media representatives and thousands of fans. Showcasing acts have the opportunity to perform in one of Austin’s many live music venues creating a unique experience for performer and attendee alike. SXSW Music is now accepting showcase applications for acts to perform at the 2012 music festival through Friday, November 4, 2011 at Sonicbids.com. Sonicbids is the exclusive online musical event submission platform of the 2012 SXSW Music Festival. To apply, go to http://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/apply. All applications must be submitted no later that November 4, 2011. Application fees are $40.SXSW Music is proud to announce a partial list of invited acts scheduled to perform. The list includes:
Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys (Austin TX)
Against Me! (Gainesville FL)
Agent Fresco (Reykjavík ICELAND)
Ambition (Halifax CANADA)
ANR (Miami FL)
Antoine Reverb (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Avalanche City (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Balthazar (Gent BELGIUM)
Bare Wires (Oakland NY)
BeatauCue (Caen FRANCE)
Bestial Mouths (Los Angeles CA)
Big Deal (London UK-ENGLAND)
Big Scary (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
The Black and White Years (Austin TX)
Black Books (Austin TX)
The Black Ryder (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Michael Guy Bowman (Los Angeles CA)
Cashier No.9 (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Class Actress (Brooklyn NY)
Cloud Nothings (Cleveland OH)
Com Truise (Princeton NJ)
Delay Trees (Helsinki FINLAND)
Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver CANADA)
Marianne Dissard (Tucson AZ)
Duck Fight Goose (Shanghai CHINA)
The Ettes (Nashville TN)
Fanzine (London UK-ENGLAND)
Fat Tony (Houston TX)
FEAR (Los Angeles CA)
Free Blood (Brooklyn NY)
Gabriel Santiago Quintet (Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL)
THE GRANNIES (San Francisco CA)
Guadalupe Plata (Andalusia-Ubeda SPAIN)
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister (Los Angeles CA)
Howler (Minneapolis MN)
Ice Choir (Brooklyn NY)
I Got You ON Tape (Copenhagen DENMARK)
il abanico (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Matthew Perryman Jones (Nashville TN)
Jonquil (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Just A Band (Nairobi KENYA)
Marit Larsen (Oslo NORWAY)
Letting Up Despite Great Faults (Los Angeles CA)
Library Voices (Regina CANADA)
Love Inks (Austin TX)
Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven (Silverlake CA)
Mahogany (Chicago IL)
Marmalakes (Austin TX)
The Men (New York City NY)
Mind Spiders (Forth Worth TX)
Motopony (Seattle WA)
Mujeres (Barcelona SPAIN)
Musikanto (Chicago IL)
My Education (Austin TX)
Niki & The Dove (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Not In The Face!! (Austin TX)
Of Monsters and Men (Reykjavík ICELAND)
120 Days (Oslo NORWAY)
Outfit (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
The Parlotones (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
Parlovr (Montreal CANADA)
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (Waitsfield VT)
Pure Love (Brooklyn NY)
Molly Rankin (Charlottetown PE)
ROGe (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL)
Peter Rosenberg (New York NY)
Rosie and Me (Curitiba BRAZIL)
Royal Canoe (Winnipeg CANADA)
Sauti Sol (Nairobi KENYA)
Say Hi (Seattle WA)
The Scoundrels (Las Vegas NV)
Shout Out Out Out Out (Edmonton CANADA)
Skewby (Memphis TN)
Skinny Lister (London UK-ENGLAND)
Soft Metals (Los Angeles CA)
Some Community (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)
Something Fierce (Houston TX)
Sore Losers (Lancaster TX)
SPEAK (Austin TX)
Spectrals (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Spycatcher (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sudakaya (Quito ECUADOR)
Talking To Turtles (Leipzig GERMANY)
Team Me (Elverum NORWAY)
Telebit (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Thee Oh Sees (San Francisco CA)
THULEBASEN (København V DENMARK)
Timbuktu (Toronto ON)
Truth Universal (New Orleans LA)
Turbogeist (London UK-ENGLAND)
Uncle Bad Touch (Montreal CANADA)
Uncle Lucius (Austin TX)
UV POP (Doncaster UK-ENGLAND)
Vampillia (Tenjinmachi JAPAN)
V for Volume (Bogota COLOMBIA)
VHS or Beta (Brooklyn NY)
WAX (Dunkirk MD)
We Are The Ocean (London UK-ENGLAND)
We Barbarians (Brooklyn NY)
The Wedding Present (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Chelsea Wolfe (Los Angeles CA)
Young Magic (Brooklyn NY)
Yukon Blonde (Vancouver CANADA)
Yuksek (Paris FRANCE)
The Zoltars (Austin TX)
(This list is subject to change. This is only a portion of the bands that will be performing at the SXSW Music Festival. Schedules and more band announcements will be announced at a later date.)SXSW 2012, the world’s leading music industry event, marks the 26th edition by presenting this highly anticipated convergence of all things music. SXSW aims to educate and inspire participants by offering numerous industry events and countless networking opportunities. After a full day of events at the Austin Convention Center, attendees take to the streets for the world-renowned music festival which showcases over 2000 acts from over 55 countries on stages throughout downtown Austin. Conference registrations and hotel requests are now being accepted. For more information on every aspect of SXSW please go to http://www.sxsw.com.SXSW® 2012 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Sonicbids Chevrolet, IFC, Brisk, Pepsi, Monster Energy, freecreditscore.com and The Austin Chronicle.

About Lost in Reviews

Named after the 2003 film Lost in Translation, Lost in Reviews set out to embody the philosophy of this film in a website. Discouraged with the lack of passion in modern day criticism, founders Angela Davis and Ryan Davis created the entertainment review site in 2009. The idea being that, this would be the go-to place for people to find that something that was missing in their life through film or music.

Lost in Reviews is based in Kansas City, Dallas and Chicago. The site covers all aspects of entertainment, but tries to focus more on the easily over-looked. Lost in Reviews is the home to the starving filmmaker and indie bands everywhere. If you’re looking for a voice or trying to share in a vision, then Lost in Reviews just may be the place to help you get there. As the tag line for Lost in Translation says: “Everyone wants to be found.” So find yourself Lost in Reviews.

Follow Lost in Reviews Here: