11/19/2013 04:20 EST | Updated 11/19/2013 04:34 EST

SXSW Music Festival's Second Wave Of 2014 Artists Highlighted By Canadians

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 15: Crowds of festival music fans on 6th Street during Day 4 of SXSW 2013 Music Festival on March 15, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Andy Sheppard/Redferns via Getty Images)

Though the SXSW has outgrown its original moniker as indie rock spring break -- last year attracted everyone from Al Gore to James Franco to Justin Timberlake -- but music remains it's heart and soul. Overall we can expect more than 2000 artists, singers and bands to play, and the South-by-Southwest organizers have just released their second round of names.

The better known names include long-running rapper Talib Kweli, synthesizer pioneer Gary Numan and garage-rockers Black Lips. But the real revelation on this round is the sheer number of Canadians, a great boon to the new musical alliance signed between the cities of Austin and Toronto.

Canadian acts include Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, Tragically Hip's Gord Downie with The Sadies, Zeus, Trust and The Darcys from Toronto, The Arkells from Hamilton, The Belle Game and The Pack A.D. from Vancouver, Aidan Knight from Victoria, Sam Roberts Band from Montreal and A Tribe Called Red from Ottawa.

Here's the full list.

Achilles (Atlanta GA)

Aeges (Los Angeles CA)

Air Traffic Controller (Boston MA)

Alika & Nueva Alianza (Los Angeles CA)

Anushka (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)

The Apache Relay (Nashville TN)

Arborea (Lewiston ME)

Arkells (Hamilton CANADA)

Jay Arner (Vancouver CANADA)

Syd Arthur (Canterbury UK-ENGLAND)

Nicole Atkins (Asbury NJ)

Avan Lava (New York NY)

Baby In Vain (Copenhagen DENMARK)

Baby Robots (Austin TX)

Bagheera (Houston TX)

Ballet School (Berlin GERMANY)

The Bambir (Gyumri ARMENIA)

Richard Barone (New York NY)

The Baseball Project (Portland OR)

James Bay (Hitchin UK-ENGLAND)

Beat King (Houston TX)

Arthur Beatrice (London UK-ENGLAND)

Greta Svabo Bech (Tórshavn FAROE ISLANDS)

Andrew Belle (Chicago IL)

The Belle Game (Vancouver CANADA)

Bestial Mouths (Los Angeles CA)

Big Phony (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

The Binary Code (Clifton NJ)

Bipolar Sunshine (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)

Blackbear (Hollywood CA)

Black City Lights (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)

The Black Lillies (Knoxville AK)

Black Lips (Atlanta GA)

Black Pistol Fire (Austin TX)

The Blind Pets (Austin TX)

Blondfire (Los Angeles CA)

Blouse (Portland OR)

Bobby Jealousy (Austin TX)

Bo Ningen (Tokyo JAPAN)

Boy and Bear (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

TJ Boyce (Houston TX)

Brass Bed (Lafayette LA)

Will Brennan (Atlanta GA)

Brick + Mortar (Toms River NJ)

Tom Brosseau (Los Angeles CA)

Buffalo Killers (Cincinnati OH)

Bully (Nashville TN)

Cairn String Quartet (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)

Catfish and the Bottlemen (Llandudno UK-WALES)

Dustin Cavazos (Dallas TX)

Cello Fury (Pittsburgh PA)

Cerebral Ballzy (Brooklyn NY)

Tim Chaisson (Charlottetown UNITED STATES)

Cherub (Nashville TN)

ChoZe (Atlanta GA)

Circuit des Yeux (Chicago IL)

Claire (Munich GERMANY)

Cloud Boat (London UK-ENGLAND)

Cocos Lovers (Deal UK-ENGLAND)

Coldair (Warsaw POLAND)

Cole Boyz (Huntsville AL)

The Colourist (Orange County CA)

Communist Daughter (Saint Paul MN)

Complete (Fort Worth TX)

Cory Mo (Houston TX)

The Couch (Austin TX)

The Crookes (Sheffield UK-ENGLAND)

Cross Record (Austin TX)

Fauntella Crow (Venice Beach CA)

Crying Nut (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Daley (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)

The Darcys (Toronto CANADA)

Andra Day (San Diego CA)

Dead C (Dunedin NEW ZEALAND)

The Delta Riggs (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Diarrhea Planet (Nashville TN)

DJ Grip (Austin TX)

Gord Downie & The Sadies (Toronto CANADA)

Kevin Drew (Toronto CANADA)

Dub Fx (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Dune Rats (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)

Shelby Earl (Seattle WA)

The Eastern Sea (Austin TX)

Tim Easton (Nashville TN)

East 35 (Austin TX)

Elizabeth & the Catapult (Brooklyn NY)

EMA (Portland OR)

Empires (Chicago IL)

Esben and the Witch (London UK-ENGLAND)

Dana Falconberry (Austin TX)

The Farewell Drifters (Nashville TN)

Fear Of Men (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)

Felo (Houston TX)

Fenster (Berlin GERMANY)

Fielded (New York NY)

Flo Morrissey (London UK-ENGLAND)

Nils Frahm (Berlin GERMANY)

Sage Francis (Providence RI)

Fresno (Porto Alegre PORTUGAL)

Max Frost (Austin TX)

Ezra Furman (Oakland CA)

Future Islands (Baltimore MD)

Galaxy Express (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Travis Garland (Lubbock TX)

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (New York NY)

Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)

The Giving Tree Band (Yorkville IL)

Glen Check (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

G. Love (Philadelphia PA)

Go DJ JB (Austin TX)

Gossling (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Jon Dee Graham (Austin TX)

The Great American Canyon Band (Baltimore MD)

Great Good Fine Ok (Brooklyn NY)

Jackie Greene (Sacramento CA)

Gripin (Istanbul TURKEY)

The Growl (Perth WA)

G-Side (Huntsville AL)

Gunplay (Miami FL)

Ha Ha Tonka (Springfield MO)

Danny B. Harvey (Austin TX)

The Heatwave (London UK-ENGLAND)

Heavy Cream (Nashville TN)

Hellbenders (Brasília BRAZIL)

Hi Fashion (Los Angeles CA)

Highasakite (Oslo NORWAY)

The History Of Apple Pie (London UK-ENGLAND)

Hollywoodfun Downstairs (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)

Hurray for the Riff Raff (New Orleans LA)

Jenny Hval (Oslo NORWAY)


Idiotape (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

In The Valley Below (Echo Park CA)

James Iha (Los Angeles CA)

Intertwine (Trondheim NORWAY)

Maya Isacowitz (Tel- Aviv ISRAEL)

Issue (Vallejo CA)

Ivan and the Parazol (Budapest HUNGARY)

Sarah Jaffe (Denton TX)

Jambinai (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Jamestown Revival (Austin TX)

Japanther (Brooklyn NY)

Jim-E-O (Austin TX)

Jonny Two Bags (Orange County CA)

JoyCut (Bologna ITALY)

Jungles from Red Bacteria Vacuum (Tokyo JAPAN)

Kabul Dreams (Kabul AFGHANISTAN )

Kadavar (Berlin GERMANY)

Kamp! (Lodz POLAND)

Karma Jonze (Austin TX)

Kayo Dot (Brooklyn NY)

Tori Kelly (Los Angeles CA)

Cory Kendrix (Austin TX)

Ben Kenney (Brooklyn NY)

Kid Mac (Maroubra AUSTRALIA)

Kiha & The Faces (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Elle King (Brooklyn NY)

King Parrot (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

K'La (Gary IN)

Aidan Knight (Victoria CANADA)

The Knocks (New York NY)

The Kooks (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)

Kumbia Queers (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Kydd (Austin TX)

L.A. (Mallorca SPAIN)

La Femme (Biarritz FRANCE)

Tory Lanez (Toronto CANADA)

The Launderettes (Oslo NORWAY)

League of Extraordinary Gz (Austin TX) Little Hurricane (San Diego CA)

Jeff Lofton (Austin TX)

Louis Logic (Queens NY)

Love Inks (Austin TX) LYS (Rennes FRANCE)

Magic Man (Boston MA)


Mariachi Las Altenas (San Antonio TX)Mariachi Las Pioneras de Mexico (Mexico City MEXICO)

The Mastersons (Austin TX)

Arthur Matos (Aracaju BRAZIL)

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys (Nashville TN)

Mendetz (Barcelona SPAIN)

Jeremy Messersmith (Minneapolis MN)

Mike Fresh (Atlanta GA)

Milagres (Brooklyn NY)

Mirah (Brooklyn NY)

Miss May I (Troy OH)

Mister and Mississippi (Utrecht THE NETHERLANDS)

Hedvig Mollestad Trio (Oslo NORWAY)


Tanya Morgan (Brooklyn NY)

Morning Parade (Essex UK-ENGLAND)

Natasha Mosley (Atlanta GA)

The Moth & The Flame (Provo UT)

Mothercoat (Fukaya JAPAN)

Mother Falcon (Austin TX)

The Muckers (Tehran IRAN)

Meg Myers (Los Angeles CA)

My Jerusalem (Austin TX)

Mystic Braves (Los Angeles CA)

Nakia (Austin TX)

Nell (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

John Newman (Yorkshire Dales UK-ENGLAND)

Nightbox (Toronto CANADA)

No Brain (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Nubes en mi Casa (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Gary Numan (Los Angeles CA)

Of Mice & Men (Costa Mesa CA)

Oh Mercy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

The Pack A.D. (Vancouver CANADA)

Pajaro (Sevilla SPAIN)

Doe Paoro (Brooklyn NY)

Papa (Los Angeles CA)

Paper Lions (Charlottetown UNITED STATES)

Parade of Lights (Los Angeles CA)

The Parlotones (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)

The Parrots (Madrid SPAIN)

Paus (Lisbon PORTUGAL)

Peelander-Z (New York NY)

Perrosky (Santiago CHILE)

Peterson Brothers Band (Bastrop TX)

Phantogram (Saratoga Springs AK)

Pick A Piper (Toronto CANADA)

Pins (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)

Plastic Flowers (Thessaloniki GREECE)

Steve Poltz (San Diego CA)

Pommez Internacional (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Poolside (Los Angeles CA)

Potty Mouth (Northampton MA)

Prides (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)

Public Service Broadcasting (London UK-ENGLAND)

Quantic (Bogoto COLOMBIA)

Question (San Antonio TX)

Quiet Company (Austin TX)

David Ramirez (Austin TX)

Random Recipe (Montreal CANADA)

Residual Kid (Austin TX)

Rey Pila (Mexico City MEXICO)

Rhodes (Hitchin ENGLAND)

Sam Roberts Band (Montreal CANADA)

Rich Robinson Band (Atlanta GA)

Rockie Fresh (Chicago IL)

Rock N' Roll Radio (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Roge (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL)

Romi (Sendai JAPAN)

Ron Pope (Brooklyn NY)

Royal Blood (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)

Sage The Gemini (Fairfield CA)

Saintseneca (Columbus OH)

Samsaya (Oslo NORWAY)

Scars on 45 (Bradford UK-ENGLAND)

Danny Schmidt (Austin TX)

Sentimental City Romance (Tokyo JAPAN)

September Girls (Dublin IRELAND)

Seryn (Denton AK)

Andy Shauf (Regina CANADA)

Billy Joe Shaver (Waco TX)

Side Effect (Yangon MYANMAR)

Keaton Simons (Los Angeles CA)

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (Brooklyn NY)

The 69 Cats (Austin TX)

Skaters (New York NY)

Skream (Croydon UK-ENGLAND)

Sleeper Agent (Bowling Green KY)

Slick Shoota (Oslo NORWAY)

SL Jones (Little Rock AR)

Slothrust (Brooklyn NY)

Slow Down, Molasses (Saskatoon CANADA)

Snow Ghosts (London UK-ENGLAND)

Sobrenadar (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Social Studies (San Francisco CA)

Soft Swells (Los Angeles CA)

The Soil & the Sun (Grand Rapids MI)

Solander (Malmö SWEDEN)

The So So Glos (Brooklyn NY)

Soul Khan (Brooklyn NY)

Southern Hospitality DJ's (London UK-ENGLAND)

Spires (Brooklyn NY)

Spirit Animal (Brooklyn NY)

The Standards (Bangkok THAILAND)

The Starbems (Tokyo JAPAN)

Starmarie (Tokyo JAPAN)

Nano Stern (Santiago CHILE)

Lindsey Stirling (Arizona AZ)

Streets of Laredo (Brooklyn NY)

S U R V I V E (Austin TX)

Suzy Bogguss (Nashville TN)

Svper (Barcelona SPAIN)

Swear and Shake (Brooklyn NY)

Talib Kweli (Brooklyn NY)

Tashaki Miyaki (Los Angeles CA)

Tensnake (Hamburg GERMANY)

Tiê (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)

Ana Tijoux (Santiago CHILE)

Timber Timbre (Toronto ON)

Tinariwen (Azawad MALI)

Torres (Brooklyn NY)

Touch Sensitive (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

Tourist (London UK-ENGLAND)

The Trews (Toronto ON)

A Tribe Called Red (Ottawa CANADA)

Tribe One (Atlanta GA)

Troker (Guadalajara MEXICO)

Truckfighters (Orebro SWEDEN)

Trust (Toronto CANADA)

Tumbleweed Wanderers (Oakland CA)

Gavin Turek (Los Angeles AK)

Typhoon (Portland OR)

Univers (Barcelona SPAIN)

Unknown (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)

The Unlikely Candidates (Fort Worth TX)

Until The Ribbon Breaks (Cardiff UK-WALES)

Utopians (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Vega (La Coruña SPAIN)

The Vegabonds (Nashville TN)

Soledad Vélez (Concepción CHILE)

Kiko Veneno (Madrid SPAIN)

Venomous Maximus (Houston TX)

Maya Vik (Oslo NORWAY)

Patricia Vonne (Austin TX)

Vulture Industries (Bergen NORWAY)

Mayu Wakisaka (Tokyo JAPAN)

Natalie Walker (Denver CO)

Wardell (Los Angeles CA)

Watercolours (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)

Willie Watson (Nashville TN)

Wentru (Santiago CHILE)

We Were Promised Jetpacks (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)

What So Not (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

The Whigs (Athens GA)

White City (Kabul AFGHANISTAN)

The Wilderness of Manitoba (Toronto CANADA)

Wild Party (Boerne TX)

The Wild Wild (Santa Cruz CA)

Saul Williams (New York NY)

Jack Wilson (Austin TX)

Wolf Alice (London UK-ENGLAND)

Carolyn Wonderland (Austin TX)

Wye Oak (Baltimore MD)

Steve Wynn (Jackson Heights NY)

ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Tokyo JAPAN)


Sidney York (Calgary CANADA)

Conner Youngblood (Dallas TX)

Young Guns (London UK-ENGLAND)

Yung Nation (Dallas TX)

Zeus (Toronto CANADA)

Zuse (Kingston JAMAI

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