SXSW 2016 – Bands (Round One)

SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in Austin, Texas from March 15-20, 2016. This is the first of many specialty shows introducing you to the wide variety of acts who will perform at the 2016 SXSW Music Festival. This is a great way to discover new music.

SXSW Music 2016 Preview – Showcasing Artists Round One (10/20/15) – 55 min

The title and artist for each track is displayed as you listen to the music.

If you want to skip any tracks that you might not like, just advance the slider past that section and continue listening further along with the rest of the program (you can’t go backward).

Preview Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • Alex G – Bug
  • The Crookes – I Wanna Waste My Time On You
  • The Band of Heathens – Miss My Life
  • Har Mar Superstar – Lady You Shot Me
  • Illionaire Records (Dok2 & The Quiett – YGGR
  • Micachu and the Shapes – Oh Baby
  • Mise En Scene – Show Me You’re Real
  • Fear of Men – Luna
  • Yuck – Hold Me Closer
  • Autobahn – Society
  • Owen – Poison Arrow
  • Crystal Castles – Frail
  • Prince Rama – Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever
  • H/ELOS – Earth Not Above

If you want to hear more from the showcase artists, see the SXSW 2016 – Official Spotify Playlist with over 8 hours of music.


See the Round One announcement which lists all 155 bands registered as showcasing artists to play so far. In recent years, over 2000 bands have performed each year, so this is just an initial list, and more will be announced periodically as more register. There is also a link for each one with more details, including their music and other band information.


See the SXSW Schedule for all music showcase events on all days for all genres. You can filter the list by any of the 19 specific genres just to show those artists, and you can also select from the alphabetic index to see only those with names starting with a certain first letter. You can click on any artist to listen to a sample song, view photo and description, and see more details including an online link.


Here’s an overview video which covers the SXSW music festival as well as the interactive and film conferences.

“Spotlight on SXSW 2016” – 2 min 24 sec

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