I've got a whole city to hold down

February 02, 2005

That time again

Ah spring, when a young man's (or lady's!) fancy turns to ... South by Southwest. Yes, the annual Austin conflagration is now just six weeks away, and the first rilly big list of confirmed bands was released today.

Locals on the docket: Break the Silence, Buried at Sea, Bobby Conn & the Glass Gypsies, Dark Fog, Devin Davis, Detholz!, Devil In A Woodpile, Edith Frost, Functional Blackouts, Head of Femur, the Jai Alai Savant, L'Altra, Jon Langford, the Living Blue (from Champaign), Mahjongg, Manishevitz, Nora O'Connor, Palaxy Tracks, Pelican, the Redwalls, the Reputation, Royal Space Force, Mavis Staples, Tight Phantomz, Troubled Hubble, Tyrades, the Waco Brothers, and ZZZZ.

A gang of Chicago labels, booking agents, critics, venues and others will also, no doubt, be in full effect - as will your fave local music blog, which has assigned your boy Lazlo Hollyfeld to again undertake the task of reporting from the belly of the beast.