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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.