SXSW ♥ Chicago
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 7, 2008 10:03PM
SXSW just released their full band list and the number of Chicago bands is really encouraging as far as supporting the national impact of our little scene. It's also a good indicator of just how genre-less Chicago is, since the bands range from punk, hip-hop, pop, math-rock, metal, and good ol' fashioned "college rock." It could haave easily been predicted that bands like OFFICE, The Redwalls, Sybris, and The 1900s were in, but big ups to local metal crew Bible Of The Devil and the overlooked and uncategorizable Tub Ring for being selected. And Yakuza? They picked the punk-jazz-metal of Yakuza? Awesome.We're shocked but pleased to see see Naked Raygun will be making a trek down to Austin, but we're really surprised to see Joan Of Arc heading South. Who knew they were still active?
There are a few head-scratchers -- who the hell is Trevor Menear?* -- but for the most part we're pleased to see the contingent heading to the festival is a strong one, and one truly made out of many of the best bands Chicago has to offer.
Check out the full list of bands making the trek after the jump.
*And will that question turn out to be our own version of the infamous "who's Garth Brooks?"
Bible of the Devil
The Cool Kids
The Hush Sound
Joan of Arc
Maps & Atlases
Mittens on Strings
Pit er Pat