The South by Southwest Music Conference gets underway next week and more than 80 Oklahoma (and Oklahoma related) bands will be playing.
Twenty-three Oklahoma acts will take part in official showcases:
Brandon Jenkins, Broncho, Cody Canada and the Departed, Day One, Defining Times, The Flaming Lips, Horse Thief, Jason Boland, Junior Brown, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Kevin Welch, OK Sweetheart, Paperscissor, Parker Millsap, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Samantha Crain, Shiny Toy Guns (DJ set), Skating Polly, Stardeath & White Dwarfs, Tallows, Turnpike Troubadours & Zach Winters
Fifty-three more Oklahoma acts will be playing unofficial showcases and day parties:
Admirals, Allie Lauren, Aranda, Beau Jennings & the Tigers, Blacktop Democracy, Blake Fischer, The Bourgeois, Bowlsey, Brave, Cameron Buchholtz (comedian), Chance Anderson, Colin Nance, The Copperheads, Daniel Walcher, David Castro Band, DEERPEOPLE, The Del Toros, Depth & Current, Desi and Cody, Dr. Pants, Dustin Pittsley Band, Fablecar, FM Pilots, Guardant, Hudson Roar, Idabel, Jabee, Jesse Aycock Band, Jimmy LaFave, Josh Sallee, The Kamals, Kevin Welch, Kyle Crow, The Lower 40, Luna Moth, Mark Gibson, MilitantxMindz, Modern Rock Diaries, Mont Lyons, Moufpece da Rippa, My So Called Band, The Nghiems, Paul Benjaman Band, Pilgrim, Reality, Ripple Green, Sugar Free AllStars, Susan Herndon, Taddy Porter, Warrbuckss, We The Ghost, Wink Burcham, The Wuwus & Y.O.
Eleven other SXSW acts have Oklahoma connections:
AM & Shawn Lee (AM was born in Tulsa), Fauntella Crow (features Tulsa native Sunday Lane), Hot Club of Cowtown (features Tulsa-area resident Whit Smith), Love and a .38 (features Norman native Ryan Hudson), The Mowgli’s (features Edmond native Josh Hogan), Peter Rowan Twang n Groove (features Tulsa native Jamie Oldaker), Pompeii (features Oklahoma City’s Colin Butler), Rosie and the Ramblers (features OCU graduate Selena Rosanbalm), Shortwave Party (features OKC native Justin Finney), Texas Hippie Coalition (some members live in Oklahoma) & The Wild Feathers (features Tulsa’s Joel King)
Meanwhile, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne will debut “A Year in the Life of Wayne Coyne’s Phone”, which was compiled from over 28 hours of personal videos shot on his iPhone. It’s being billed as the world’s first vertical iPhone movie.
Scott Booker, the head of ACM@UCO and the manager of the Flaming Lips, will moderate a panel titled, “Managing Established Acts and Their Rabid Fans.”
After the jump, check out schedule listings for all bands listed above.