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SXSW Music 2014 releases first batch of acts to perform at Austin fest

SXSW Music 2014 releases first batch of acts to perform at Austin fest

Ume
Ume Courtesy photo
ACL Festival 2013 Day One Grace London 4605
Grace London Photo by Jon Shapley
DJ Jonathan Toubin
Johnathan Toubin TheSuiteDelight.com
CHRISTEENE
CHRISTEENE CHRISTEENE/Facebook
Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys Courtesy photo
Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell Courtesy photo
Ume
ACL Festival 2013 Day One Grace London 4605
DJ Jonathan Toubin
CHRISTEENE
Los Lonely Boys
Rodney Crowell

The South by Southwest Music Festival (and Conference!) recently released the first round of performers it has lined up for the 2014 fest. The list is heavy on Austin- and Austin-connected acts, including (NSFW) CHRISTEENE, Amy Cook, Ume, Grace London, Boyfrndz and Feathers.

We also spotted international DJ sensation and former Austinite Jonathan Toubin, who seems to have recovered nicely — incredibly — from a near-fatal freak accident in Portland, Oregon, a few years ago.

The international mélange we have come to expect from the festival is also present, with Mexico’s Atomix, Spain’s Lost Tapes and — yes! — The Lene Lovich Band from London among the many overseas acts in the mix. The Black Watch, Kyle Andrews and Los Lonely Boys are some of the stateside faves on the list.

Also, apparently Rodney Crowell now lives in Crosby, Texas.

The festival also released a list of conference sessions scheduled so far. They include “Come on, Get Appy” and “Has Metal Lost Its Edge?” (Hmm, what do you think?)

The SXSW Music Festival and Conference takes place March 11-16, 2014. You can find the list of performers here.