It's that time of year again, when the entire world's music press convenes in Austin, TX along with countless bands both signed and unsigned, known and unknown for a little fest called South by Southwest. In addition to gearing up for all the music, margaritas, sleazy showcases, BBQs and more on the March 13-18 run, South By South West aka SXSW have released their 2012 schedule.
This year's lineup is set to include hundreds of acts including: Talib Kweli, Against Me!, Built to Spill, of Montreal, The Ting Tings, Best Coast, Against Me!, Miike Snow, A$AP Rocky, Zola Jesus, SBTRKT, The War on Drugs and hundreds more.
Also included in the hefty list of band names: Lana Del Rey (because we know you loved her on SNL), Of Montreal, ASAP 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 Drums, Astronautalis, Bear In Heaven, Ceremony, Chairlift, Crystal Antlers, Little Boots, Deerhoof, Dragonette, Gossip, Matthew Dear, Miike Snow, SBTRKT, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Thundercat.
Oh yes, there's more: Action Bronson, The Crystal Method, The Black Angels, Blondes, Busdriver, Ezra Furman, 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, and Purity Ring.
Bruce Springsteen plans to give a keynote speech during the music part of the conference. The only way to attend that keynote event is to have a badge, which are currently on sale now over at SXSW's website. View the entire 2012 schedule and plan out your full stay in Austin there as well.