The South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference is happy to present the 2007 Music Festival Schedule. The annual showcase in Austin attracts over 1300 bands from March 14 - 18.

With so many bands playing all over town we encourage you to check out the lineup here for details. However, if you do plan to head down to Austin, we'd like to make sure you know about JamBase's SXSW Showcase. On Saturday night, March 17, at Opal Divine's we are happy to feature JJ Grey & MOFRO, Les Claypool/Electric Apricot, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, West Indian Girl, and Outformation.

A detailed schedule is also now available for all music conference events. From Wednesday's Crash Courses through Saturday's "Monterey Pop At 40," you can plot out your daytime plans. Over 70 sessions are listed, with details on keynote Pete Townshend and featured speakers including Emmylou Harris, David Byrne, Gilberto Gil, Terry McBride, Iggy Pop, Rickie Lee Jones, Booker T Jones, Chuck D, Tom Anderson, Lou Adler and Michelle Phillips. The lineup of speakers and topics offers a unique and informative overview of the music business, along with plenty of opportunities to meet seasoned pros and have your questions answered.

SXSW Music Festival is pleased to announce the preliminary lineup for 2007. With over 1300 showcasing acts, SXSW anticipates its 21st year as the best yet.

Top acts for the festival being held March 14 - 18 in Austin, Texas include the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Bloc Party, the Stooges, Daniel Johnston , Mastodon, Lily Allen, Spoon, Mogwai, Apples In Stereo, RJD2, Mute Math, Money Mark, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and Tommy Ramone's new project Uncle Monk.

For a complete list of bands confirmed to play SXSW please go here.

The Who's Pete Townshend will deliver the festival's keynote address, while country star Emmylou Harris, Gilberto Gil and the Stooges' Iggy Pop are also scheduled to speak.

[Published on: 2/18/07]

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cocheese Thu 2/8/2007 01:37PM
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I seen that Outformation is playing this festy, nice. The list is so long, so many bands. If I went to this I think my head might would explode.

All Loving Liberal White Guy starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/8/2007 02:28PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

good times!!!!!!!

MrElbert Thu 2/8/2007 04:26PM
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This is the most overwhelming festival every year. Music is just half of it, and you can see how huge that is. Factor in all the parties going on during the day that aren't even listed as part of the official fest and it can seriously blow your mind. In one day last year I saw Wu-Tang, Mr. Lif, Blackaliscious, Spoon, and Echo & The Bunnymen. All for free. Not to mention seeing the Flaming Lips play in an alley. Good stuff.

There's a rumor floating around town that the Butthole Surfers might play a rooftop reunion show this year.



EVILFUNKS starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/8/2007 09:01PM
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Everything is bigger in Texas!

duckswiller Fri 2/9/2007 06:31AM
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I always see the guy with the fucked up hair do always making comments. He looks like he's about 13. I wish he would shut the fuck up. I went on Phish tour 3 different years in Texas and everytime I left the state I had had a huge smile on my face. Texas should be its own country.

KCReb Fri 2/9/2007 07:41AM
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Wow - somebody needs a hug.

MangoNutbag starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/9/2007 10:45AM
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Butthole Surfers are the tittay' would be the shit if they played this.

Marcsmall Fri 2/9/2007 11:26AM
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The only thing that's bigger in texas is the ego of their residents...Oh, and the number of seeds in a bag of texas shwag

EVILFUNK Fri 2/9/2007 12:21PM
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who is 'EVILFUNKS' ????

not EVILFUNK (and sometimes custiechump) can fuck with my screen name all day but it only proves my theory that ideas you use NEVER origonate in your skull...the Donald Larf thing was better...proving that nobody on your end can put anything into the world that doesn not start with another persons sorry america and her mighty dollar voted your band into extinction! now you gotta bring Texas into it?

krizaster Sat 2/10/2007 03:00PM
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Moved to Austin in August and have been loving it. I'm looking forward to the free shows and festivities around the city during this weekend!

Bump starstarstar Wed 2/14/2007 09:11PM
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I'll be performing SxSW with Bump at One 2 One. Hit me up and let me know what else is going on.

kirkbrew starstarstarstar Mon 2/19/2007 01:39PM
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Even if you are not going to SXSW, keep an eye on their website. For the last 2 years, they have posted a music sampler in the form of a ZIP file. It gets Torrented and becomes EASY to download. Last year I ended up with something like 700 songs from 700 different bands (after deleating all the the ones tagged "Metal"). The are only 128kbps (smack anyone who calls that "CD Quality"), but a great way to checkout new tunes.

Schweizappa starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/19/2007 05:00PM
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Claypool and the Electric Apricots should be fucking epic....I hope to see the fucking movie soon, i can't find it anywhere.

MrElbert Tue 2/20/2007 08:14AM
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I don't know if it's official yet or not, but I think Ozomatli and Public Enemy are doing a free show together at Auditorium Shores on Friday. Ozomatli is for sure, but the Public Enemy show is not listed in the schedule yet, but Chuck D is on one of the panels so it makes sense.

dangervacuum starstarstarstar Tue 2/20/2007 01:04PM
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If anyone hasn't heard them yet, Don Caballero from Pittsburgh is absolutely AMAZING!!! Intricate instrumental prog-rock that never stops. The drummer kicks ass and the layered melodies will have your head swimming! If you go to this festival CHECK THEM OUT. They're playing at Room 710 on Friday with Alabama Thunderpussy. You won't be sorry...