Way Out West

Line Up for SXSW 2008

Happening March 12th to 16th in Austin Texas, South By South West boasts industry panels and workshops by day and rock’n’roll debauchery by night.

A huge event with bands playing ranging from the established, REM, Ice Cube and Richard Hawley, the up and coming, Duffy, The DeathSet and The Law, to the unheard of, Ghengis Tron, The Homosexuals and Sick Girls.

The whole city is seemingly taken over with bands playing in every possible venue, from arenas to makeshift stages in out of the way bars.

Amongst the huge list of acts playing there are a number Clash favourites – Aberfeldy, Adele, Alabama 3, Annie, Asobi Seksu, Bearsuit, Ben’s Brother, The Black Ghosts, The Black Keys, Blitzen Trapper, Born Ruffians, Billy Bragg, British Sea Power, Cadence Weapon, Carbon/Silicon, The Cave Singers, Chrome Hoof, The Cribs, Crystal Castles, Cut Copy, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, TheDeathSet, Destroyer, Digitalism, Diplo, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, David Dondero, Stephanie Dosen, Duffy, The Dykeenies, El-P, Joe Ely, The Felice Brothers, David Ford, Frightened Rabbit, Jacob Golden, Grand Archives, Guilty Simpson, Ed Harcourt, Har Mar Superstar, Richard Hawley, The Helio Sequence, Holy Fuck, I Was A Cub Scout, Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Johnny Foreigner, Killa Kela, The Kills, The Kissaway Trail, The Law, Le Loup, The Lemonheads, Lightspeed Champion, Madlib, Make Model, MGMT, Thurston Moore, MSTRKRFT, My Morning Jacket, N.E.R.D., Noah and the Whale, Jim Noir, The Pan I Am, Passenger, The Pigeon Detectives, The Raveonettes, Santogold, Scouting For Girls, Simian Mobile Disco, Sohodolls, Son Of Dave, Sons & Daughters, Stateless, Peggy Sue & The Pirates, Tall Firs, These New Puritans, Two Gallants, Vampire Weekend, WHY?, Saul Williams, The Wombats, Yo La Tengo, The Young Republic, James Yuill and many many more…

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