The South by Southwest Music Conference gets underway next week and sixty Oklahoma (and Oklahoma related) bands will be playing.
Twenty-two Oklahoma acts will take part in official showcases:
Aaron Pierce, Broncho, Colourmusic, The Damn Quails, Deerpeople, Dex Kwasi, Horse Thief, Jabee, John Fullbright, John Moreland, Kadence, Matt Stansberry & the Romance, OK Sweetheart, Our Time, Parker Millsap, Sean C. Johnson, St. Vincent, Stardeath & White Dwarfs, Taddy Porter, Tallows, Travis Linville and Wanda Jackson
Twenty-nine more Oklahoma acts will be playing unofficial showcases and day parties:
ADDverse Effects, All About A Bubble, Aluma, The Bourgeois, Bowlsey, Brandon Jenkins, Chelsey Cope, Colin Nance, Depth & Current, Giraffe Massacre, The Hitt Boyz, IndianGiver, Jimmy LaFave, Josh Sallee, Kaitlin Butts, Kyle Reid, Mark Gibson, Moongiant, Myke Brown, Paperscissor, Prettyboy, Rachel Brashear, Rachel LaVonne, Scott AF, Sherree Chamberlain, Skating Polly, Susan Herndon, Summit, Travis Traps and The Waymires
Nine other SXSW acts have Oklahoma connections:
Enid native Brian Pounds, Eric Moore & Resonate (features former University of Oklahoma quarterback Eric Moore), Fauntella Crow (features Tulsa native Sunday Lane), Gungor (features Oral Roberts alumnus and Tulsa native Michael Gungor), Lord Buffalo (features Stillwater natives Daniel Pruitt and Garrett Hellman), The Mowgli’s (features Edmond native Josh Hogan), Oil Boom (features Oklahoma City native Ryan Taylor), Pompeii (features Oklahoma City’s Colin Butler) and Rosie and the Ramblers (features OCU graduate Selena Rosanbalm).
There will also be two panel discussions featuring Oklahomans:
Scott Booker, the head of ACM@UCO and the manager of the Flaming Lips, will participate in a panel titled, “Life Beyond Music: Musical Hobby to Musical Career”.
The Woody Guthrie Center will host a music panel on Oklahoma music festivals with panelists Scott Booker of ACM@UCO, Quentin Bomgardner of Norman Music Festival, Deana McCloud of Woody Guthrie Folk Festival & Philip Kaiser of Center of the Universe Festival. The panel will be moderated by Ryan LaCroix of KOSU & OklahomaRock.com.
After the jump, check out schedule listings for all bands listed above.