By BLARE ExclusivesMarch 9, 2012 BLARE’s 40 Must-Hear Bands At SXSW 2012 METRIC TORONTO, CANADA // ARTS & CRAFTS // iTUNES | INSOUND File next to: Broken Social Scene, Emily Haines // SXSW SCHEDULE Continue Reading← 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38→ Share on Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google + LinkedIn Email Previous articleBLARE’s 5 Best New Artists (March 2012) Next articlePROFILE: Michael Kiwanuka (SXSW 2012) 52 Comments brains says: March 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm really? tpcfan says: March 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm Reblogged this on leevero. Mikalee Byerman says: March 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm I actually have a friend who is attending SXSW this year … SO jealous! resellonetsy says: March 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm Just awesome! Thanks for suppling this information. devilsaardvark says: March 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm Great post… Public Service Broadcasting at its finest. MK says: March 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm Reblogged this on so lately … and commented: Big music fan, so I will definitely check out the the bands on this list I have not heard from yet. goodbyebluemondaylit says: March 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm I can’t help but think it’s cruel that I’ll never get to go to SXSW…damn you, Texas madisoncary says: March 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm i can’t make it this year, but thanks for sharing! i’ll have to live vicariously through my friends 🙂 Stu Bradley says: March 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm Word up. JC Finch says: March 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm Very cool. GenQwerty says: March 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm Cool guide. As an Austinite who lives on east 6th i’ll be taking advantage of all the festivities. I’ll make sure I throw one down for all you suckers who can’t make it. emmahevezi says: March 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm please come to london 🙂 i think it would be such an IMMENSE gig 🙂 keep creative, keep smiling The Oasis Projekt says: March 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm Liked this! I’m always up for lists like this, I never know when I’m going to find a new listening addition! I’ll be riding through Austin in September (details on my blog), but alas that’s not the right timing. :(. I’m going to be there for my 1st next year hopefully. Thanks for this! http://trf4.wordpress.com Erin McNaughton says: March 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm There are so many good bands attending – I wish I could make it! If you haven’t heard of Galapagos, he’s worth checking out. splashkidd says: March 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm Reblogged this on DJ Splash Kidd's Blog and commented: If I recall right this is the 25th Anniversary of SXSW (I didn’t google my facts before this post)! SXSW from what I’ve read and heard is fast becoming one of the top annual music festivals and music conferences in North America. Blare summarizes a nice list of bands performing this March at SXSW that look interesting and worth listening too if your going to the festival! I only which I could of attended this year! Oh well there is always next year! Cheers! Handsome Lover of Words says: March 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm As a Dallas resident I have really failed myself here! Must GO! Anonymous says: March 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm You should add SO MANY WIZARDS – just seen them in the U.K. an they were brilliant! 🙂 thewildhearts says: March 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm Dream: go to a music festival. I’m dreaming of Coachella but SxSw is stellar too. midnitechef says: March 10, 2012 at 12:29 am Welcome to Austin my fellow Canucks 😛 I’ve been here for 8 years now and have yet to get my paws on a SXSW pass!!! I have been checking out what’s happening over the next week. And, I was part of the Austin City Guide 2012 for restaurants to check out while you are here for SXSW or any of the other festivals year-round! Check it out: http://austinfoodbloggers.org/city-guide/ btw: was it you who brought all this cold weather from back home??? becauseyouarebreathing says: March 10, 2012 at 12:43 am a house for lions is a band that I think should be on everyones SXSW itinerary. which should be easy to do since they are playing a show a day. bernadettemich says: March 10, 2012 at 1:27 am Downtown Austin is an amazing place to be around SXSW, I love it down there. I have never had my hands on a pass but I do enjoy going down there, walking around, taking in the atmosphere, and going to all the free shows. If you have ever thought about going to SXSW or just to Austin in general I highly encourage you to :] PopRhythmBlog says: March 10, 2012 at 1:55 am Awesome, looking forward to this! byakuyaobi says: March 10, 2012 at 2:24 am omg! dis is so cool !!!…i wish i could be there !…. supermcflyguy.wordpress.com jstuyt says: March 10, 2012 at 4:15 am I love your title picture (…the one at the top of the page right now). Who is it, and where/when was it taken? Anonymous says: March 10, 2012 at 4:38 am hayatının hatasını yapmaktan vazgemek istemiyormusun Jacob says: March 10, 2012 at 10:09 am Such a great selection of bands; starting on 2:54, ending with Zola Jesus, you can’t get much better than that! bidd says: March 10, 2012 at 10:25 am Reblogged this on sky's stalker! and commented: (y) Marte says: March 10, 2012 at 10:48 am Hope they come to Norway 🙂 lovemakers says: March 10, 2012 at 11:27 am Reblogged this on lovemakers. mjharvell says: March 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm Sounds like an expereince! joshtakespictures says: March 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm My label mates at esto records are playing a few places this year, if you run into Earth House. If anyone sees them can you tell them Josh says hi. sarah robinson says: March 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm i have always wanted to go. crossing my fingers for next year nflste says: March 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm One day I’ll be able to afford to come over for this. Dan Del Ferraro says: March 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm First off, love the format of your blog. Really clean and crisp. Secondly, nice list. My wife’s there now, but I’m here with the doggy. 🙂 Sure she’ll enjoy it. 🙂 rachelthefeminist says: March 11, 2012 at 1:07 am train trip to sxsw from toronto, very cool! great list, thanks! Cardinal Playlists says: March 11, 2012 at 9:54 am I do interviews, too, and tons of my contacts are playing SXSW. Sadly, I can’t go because I’ll be vacationing out of the country. http://www.CardinalPlaylists.com Evan Fuller says: March 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm All this trouble to put together a great list (it really is terrific) and you forgot River City Extension. Fleur Des Elle by Talor Aimee says: March 11, 2012 at 7:32 pm siiiiiccccckkkk. love your pics! maybe our paths will cross at the festival hah londongigger says: March 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm If I’m ever in Texas, I’ll check it out. deeproets says: March 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm Allen Stone!! Worth checking out. dweebcentric says: March 11, 2012 at 11:46 pm there appears to be a mistake. john mayer is on this list?! omolayo says: March 12, 2012 at 3:46 am Reblogged this on omolayo and commented: How coincidental, this was on the word press homepage. apartments in bangalore says: March 12, 2012 at 6:39 am I wish to be always go there…. calmyourbeans says: March 12, 2012 at 7:05 am Reblogged this on calmyourbeans. thewhiskeyholler says: March 12, 2012 at 11:57 am someday we’ll make it jwhitmanmusic says: March 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm One of these days, I need to make an effort to go to this event. rush49 says: March 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm so jealous of our friends from hipswap going! jesco b. ignatius says: March 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm the festival is not what it used to be…says the old man Hallie Madenski says: March 13, 2012 at 2:18 am John Mayer and The Used but no Nico Vega or Girl In A Coma? Moderate tsk tsk. viceversathings says: March 13, 2012 at 3:44 am I wish to go there local skip hire says: March 13, 2012 at 7:33 am I love live music it can make you feel so alive. I love almost any live music even if I wouldn’t like it as an album! columbo1es says: March 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm A MUST SEE/HEAR is my Friend Garland Jeffreys. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of new posts by email.