- by Variance Staff
- January 24, 2013
More great music news! SXSW has announced a third wave of acts to perform at this year's festival, which will apparently bring together a ridiculous amount of talent. The event, which takes place March 12-17, will now include Vampire Weekend, Eagles of Death Metal, Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit, Tegan and Sara, Black Lips, Wild Belle, The Besnard Lakes, Camera Obscura, Fitz and the Tantrums, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mr MFN eXquire, The Thermals, Icona Pop, Allah-Las, AZARI & III, Bleached, Merchandise, and Psychic Twin.
Following last month's first round lineup announcement, SXSW has confirmed some hefty new additions to its 2013 slate. With only three months to go, the roster is already looking very good. Last month's list included Civil Twilight, Alt-J, The Staves, Gold Fields, Lecrae, David Ramirez, Matthew Perryman Jones, The Dunwells, Atlas Genius and White Lung. Today, even more reason to get excited—with Ra Ra Riot, The Joy Formidable, Alex Clare, MS MR, Angel Haze, Delta Rae, ZZ Ward, Little Green Cars, Lianne La Havas, Skylar Grey, The Heavy, Cold War Kids, Generationals, Dawes, Dessa and Aloe Blacc.
South by Southwest has announced Dave Grohl as the 2013 music keynote speaker. The speech, which is open to Music and Platinum registrants and registered showcasing artists, is scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 14., at the Austin Convention Center.
With only four months to go until the big event, SXSW has announced its first full list of acts performing at the 2013 festival. The Music event runs Mar. 12-17 in downtown Austin, with some favorites already slated to be on the lineup, including Civil Twilight; Alt-J; The Staves; Gold Fields; Grace Kelly; Lecrae; David Ramirez; Matthew Perryman Jones; The Dunwells; Atlas Genius; Guards; White Lung; Said The Whale; and Charlotte Church?
Guess it’s not too early to start planning for next year’s SXSW. Tennis confirmed their appearance on Thursday as part of the 2013 lineup. As of now, they are the first band on the roster. SXSW 2013 is scheduled fo March 12-17, and registration is now open.
The indie outfit is currently one of our FutureSounds in the latest issue of Variance:
Nine years ago, 50 Cent burst into mainstream hip-hop -- with the help of co-executive producer Eminem -- on his proper debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
Fast forward to Friday night (March 16), when 50 Cent revisited the successful album with an anniversary concert, 'Shady 2.0,' at SXSW. At 11 p.m. 50 Cent walked onto the stage of Austin Music Hall wearing a camouflage bulletproof vest, reminiscent of 50's persona circa '03.
About mid-show, Eminem--rumored to make an appearance from the moment the concert was announced-- indeed joined 50 on stage. Both rhymed to "Patiently Waiting" alongside each other, and later closed the show together with 50's freestyle, "Till I Collapse," "Don't Push Me" -- sans Lloyd Banks -- and Eminem's own "Crack a Bottle."
"We out of here," Eminem shouted after thanking those in attendance.
Watch the video below.
He did it again.
Kanye West made an unannounced appearance during South by Southwest Wednesday night at the Belmont in Austin.
At around 1:30 a.m. local time, West and rapper Big Sean joined 2 Chainz, a new signee to Def Jam, onstage, leading to dozens of flip cams springing up from the surprised audience.
The showcase also featured buzzworthy hip-hop/R&B acts like Machine Gun Kelly, Miguel and Elle Varner. Joe Budden, a member of the headlining rap group Slaughterhouse, apparently tipped fans off to West's impromptu appearance by posting on Twitter, "Just had a pretty deep talk w Kanye..... That was dope."
Watch the video here.
Best Coast, Ting Tings, The War on Drugs, Lana Del Rey and others to perform at SXSW
Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, and Grace Potter And The Nocturnals are the likes of A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, The Fresh And Onlys, Sharon Van Etten, and Rye Rye, to name a few.
As previously reported, Bruce Springsteen will preside as the event's keynote speaker. More bands are expected to be announced in the weeks leading up to the March 13-18 conference at the Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
Best Coast, M. Ward, Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, The War On Drugs, Counting Crows, Tommy Stinson, The Wedding Present, Andrew WK, Brendan Benson, Hot Water Music, The Fresh And Onlys, Gardens And Villa, P.O.S., Anika, Gauntlet Hair, Youth Lagoon, Tennis, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten, Zola Jesus, Nicolas Jaar, The Polyphonic Spree, The Drums, Astronautalis, Bear In Heaven, Ceremony, Chairlift, Crystal Antlers, Little Boots, Deerhoof, Dragonette, Gossip, Matthew Dear, Miike Snow, SBTRKT, Oneohtrix Point Never, Thundercat, The Ting Tings, Action Bronson, The Crystal Method, The Black Angels, Blondes, Busdriver, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, Apparat, Freelance Whales, Here We Go Magic, Free Energy, Eleanor Friedberger, Friends, Memoryhouse, Mikal Cronin, Buraka Som Sistema, Spank Rock, Corrosion of Conformity, Jimmy Cliff, Rye Rye, K'naan, YACHT, Band of Skulls, White Rabbits, Beth Jeans Houghton and The Hooves of Destiny, Supreme Dicks, Caveman, Cerebral Ballzy, Miniature Tigers, Zechs Marquise, Purity Ring, Justin Townes Earle, The Love Language, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Micachu & the Shapes, Grieves and Budo, Imogen Heap, Ingrid Michaelson, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Henry Clay People, And So I Watch You From Afar, Fake Problems, Azari And III, Sleepy Sun, Bahamas, Japanther, The Knux, Carter Tanton, Cassettes Won't Listen, Jacuzzi Boys, CHALI 2NA, Cities Aviv, Is Tropical, Javelin, Kids These Days, Living Things, Scattered Trees, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.