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Arts and Entertainment

109 LA Bands to Play SXSW

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Castledoor at Spaceland on January 31, 2008 | Photo by Koga/LAist

Every March in Austin is like Mecca for music and techies. South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of the most popular interactive and music conferences, always hosted in the Texan city that has been honored as one of the creative cities in America. Out of the 1200 or so bands playing from around the world, 109 are from Los Angeles and LA County(give or take a few depending on errors in the list from SXSW, ex: Meiko lives in LA, not Georgia anymore). Add in some other nearby areas and make that 122 bands.

Some local notables include: Jesca Hoop, Priscilla Ahn, Meiko, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Deadly Syndrome, Castledoor, Division Day, The Happy Hollows and The Pity Party.

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The list of all bands in alphabetical order is after the jump.

Los Angeles & LA County Based Bands at SXSW

Abe Vigoda
Acid Girls
Afrobots
The Aggrolites
Priscilla Ahn
The Airborne Toxic Event
Aloe Blacc
Anavan
Ancestors
Astra Heights
Jessie Baylin
Bedroom Walls
Jim Bianco
Biirdie
Bitter:Sweet
Body of War
Bodies of Water
Michael Brook
Tom Brosseau
Buddy
Carlotta
Deana Carter
Castledoor
Captain Ahab
Rocco Deluca and the Burden
Franki Chan
Chester French
Holly Conlan
The Cowsills
The Deadly Syndrome
Division Day
DJ Pajaro
The Dollyrots
domingoSiete
Donita Sparks and The Stellar Moments
Jakob Dylan
Earlimart
The Ettes
Film School
Foot Village
Foreign Born
Gliss
Jacob Golden
Goldspot
The Happy Hollows
Har Mar Superstar
HEALTH
HEARTSREVOLUTION
Hecuba
Jesca Hoop
Horrorpops
Ice Cube
Iglu & Hartly
Io Echo
Jeremy Jay
J-Rocc
Junkie XL
LA Riots
Let's Go Sailing
Lies In Disguise
Limbeck
Ferraby Lionheart
Lissie
The Little Ones
Living Legends
Low vs Diamond
Luckyiam
Eleni Mandell
Meiko
Mika Miko
Model/Actress
Monte Negro
Moonrats
Murs
Nekromanitix
Neon Neon
Nik Freitas
No Age
Oliver Future
Orgone
Pigeon John
Pity Party
Pop Levi
Radar Bros.
Joshua Radin
Jonah Ray
Johnathan Rice
RX Bandits
Sasquatch
Scarub
Shwayze
Sea Wolf
Kevin Shields
Ari Shine
16 Frames
Sam Sparro
The Submarines
Sun Trash
Taproot
Uh Huh Her
Underground Orchestra
Viva Hate
Voxhaul Broadcast
Was (Not Was)
The Watson Twins
Saul Williams
Willowz
Wisely
Raya Yarbrough
Yes King (Mark Rae)

Sort of Local Bands

Army Of Freshmen (Ventura CA)
The Bad Trips (Ventura CA)
Channel 3 (Orange County CA)
Delta Spirit (Orange County CA)
Tim Easton (Joshua Tree CA)
Gram Rabbit (Yucca Valley CA)
Halifax (Thousand Oaks CA)
Tyler Hilton (Palm Springs CA)
Shelby Lynne (Palm Springs CA)
Madlib (Oxnard CA)
Johnette Napolitano (Joshua Tree CA)
The Playing Favorites (Santa Barbara CA)
The Warriors (Oxnard CA)


For a full list of bands, props to Brooklyn VeganLAist Contributor Koga contributed to this post