- Debut album
- Produced by Ian St. Pe’ of the Black Lips.
- Atlanta band.
Pond - Fantastic Explosion of Time - Beard Wives Denim (2012)
- Debut Full length
- Made of members of Tame Impala.
- By far the greatest lead singer I saw at SXSW. Young, tiny, wild aussie.
The Black Angels – Black Grease – Passover (2006)
- First full length album
- Formed in 2004 in Austin, TX
- Interesting feel to it… similar to some of the Black Keys more eerie songs
- Debut Self Titled EP was released in 2005. 2nd full length out in 2008
Titus Andronicus - Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With the Flood of Detritus - Mixtape(2012)
- New single from yet to be named new album!
- 2nd album The Monitor was my pick for best album of 2010.
- Named after the Shakespeare play
- A Rolling Stone ‘Best new band of 2010’ even though their debut came out in 2008.
- SXSW 2012
Jack White – Sixteen Saltines - Blunderbuss (2012)
- Debut solo album
- First release since he announced the end of the White Stripes.
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons - Mysterious Power - Mysterious Power (2011)
- 3rd album
- One of the most talented and refreshing artists going.
- Played SXSW 2012 in his boxers and with no backing band and was one of the greatest shows!
- Played an incredible cover of 'Sweet Jane'
Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane - Loaded (1970)
- 4th album of 5, but the final with Lou Reed.
Leatherbag - Imitation Generation - Yellow Television (2011)
- Debut full length. Also on EP out last year
- Austin band
- 2nd band I saw at SXSW 2012 and one that I didn’t know at all going in. Ended up being a favorite.
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
- 4th album
- He was the SXSW Keynote speaker this year and gave a really great address.
Black Lips – Bad Kids – Good Bad Not Evil (2007)
- fifth album.
- full length debut came out in 2003,
- garage/punk rock
- out of control live shows led them to be banned from performing at some venues.
Deer Tick – Virginia Girl – Tim EP (2012)
- Latest EP
- ‘Divine Providence’ was their latest and 4th album.
- The leader of Deer Tick, John McCauley, has been working on the Middle Brother collaborative project recently and making some brilliant music there.
- This is their first new recording in about 2 years as their 3rd album was recorded during the sessions for their 2nd.
- The is the first single from the forthcoming album and has an easier feel that is more reminiscent of Middle Brother than the older Deer Tick stuff.
Dead Confederate - Start Me Laughing - Wrecking Ball (2008)
- Lead singer is a member of Diamond Rugs, one of the SXSW 2012 highlight performers.
Suckers - Turn On the Sunshine - Candy Salad (2012)
- 2nd full length
- Played SXSW 2012.
Horse Feathers – Nearly Old Friends – Cynic’s New Year (2012)
- 4th album.
- If you like this band check out Rosemont Family Reunion
- Blown away by live performance… a unique experience only rivaled by Iron & Wine
- The songs are played so softly the crowd is almost silent focused on the music.
- SXSW 2012
Lucero - Go Easy - Women & Work (2012)
- New album due out in March!
- Ben Nichols, lead singer, has been working on solo stuff since this came out.
- Best bar rock band going!
PAPA - Collector - A Good Woman Is Hard To Find EP (2011)
- Led by the drummer for the band Girls.
- Upbeat, a touch beachy and sun-drenched pop and a perfect fit for the end of summer.
- There is something triumphant in their tracks that really draws me in.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Morning Thought - It's A Corporate World (2011)
- Debut full length.
- Their 2010 debut EP garnered them a lot of good reviews.
- Playing the White Rabbit Cabaret Friday, June 17th
Yellow Ostrich - Marathon Runner - Strange Land (2012)
- 2nd full length.
- Debut full length was 'The Mistress' and made the 2011 Best of the U & U.
- Sounds a bit like the Beatles and the White Stripes and even at times Menomena.
- SXSW 2012
Hanni El Khatib - You Rascal – Will the Guns Come Out (2011)
- Debut album
- If you love the old Black Keys you will get into this guy for sure!
- Hard, dirty garage blue rock.
Mikal Cronin - Apathy - Mikal Cronin (2011)
- Solo debut.
- Album is produced by fellow west coaster, Ty Segall.
- Ty Segall played guitar with him at SXSW!