SXSW 2007

SXSW '07

What Sundance is to movies, SXSW is to music. Jim and Greg are back from the annual Austin, TX music festival with the lowdown on what underground bands you should look out for in the year to come.

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SXSW 2007

Every March, thousands of music fans come together in Austin, Texas to attend South by Southwest, a four-day music festival in which almost 1,400 music acts perform at clubs, parties and showcases throughout the city. For music fans it's a sonic smorgasbord, for music industry professionals it's a chance to network-but for everyone who partakes in the non-stop rock and roll action, it's an opportunity to discover great new music. During the show Jim and Greg will share some of their favorite bands and moments from SXSW 21. You can also check out last year's wrap-up.


Best of SXSW 2007

While Jim and Greg definitely heard some clunkers during their time in Austin, they were mostly impressed with the wide variety of underground bands. For Jim and Greg's full wrap-ups, check out their day-by-day accounts in the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. Here are some they recommend checking out:

Featured Songs

  1. Besnard Lakes,“On Bedford and Grand,”The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse, 2007
  2. Besnard Lakes,“Devastation,”The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse, 2007
  3. Bone-Box,“Dragging Wires,”Death of a Prize Fighter, 2006
  4. Deerhunter,“Strange Lights”Cryptograms, 2007
  5. Beasts of Bourbon, "I Don't Care About Nothing Anymore"
  6. Peter Bjorn & John,“Up Against the Wall,”Writer's Block, 2007
  7. Black Moth Super Rainbow,“Lost Picking Flowers in the Woods,”Dandelion Gum, 2007
  8. 120 Days,“Come out (Come Down, Fade out, Be Gone),”120 Days, 2006
  9. The Game,“Let's Ride,”Doctor's Advocate, 2006
  10. Big Rich,“That's Music,”Fill More Rich, 2006
  11. Malajube,“P^ate Filo,”Trompe-l'Oeil, 2006
  12. The Whigs,“Violent Furs”Give 'Em All a Big Fat Lip, 2005
  13. The Comas,“Come My Sunshine”Spells, 2007
  14. The Pipettes,“Your Kisses are Wasted on Me”We Are the Pipettes, 2006
  15. The Pipettes,“Pull Shapes”We Are the Pipettes, 2006
  16. Trans Am,“4,738 Regrets”Sex Change, 2007
  17. Modest Mouse,“Florida,”We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, 2007

Footnotes Austin Texas Besnard Lakes Deerhunter on MySpace Black Moth Super Rainbow Beasts of Bourbon Minsk Black Angels Peter Bjorn John