SXSW 2017: New music acts include Pussy Riot Theatre, Bilal, Pell

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The South by Southwest Music Festival kicks off in just over a month and today the fest released a list of 140 new artists. None of the big names we’ve been holding out hope for surfaced on this list. The most intriguing addition is not a rock star, but the leaders of the most visible music protest movement of the last decade, Pussy Riot, who showed up on the schedule today as Pussy Riot Theatre. We’re not sure exactly what that means, but given the band’s recent music videos, it seems likely to be an appropriate complement the Interactive Festival’s Trump and technology focus this year.
Also on the list this go round are neo-soul crooner Bilal, NOLA rapper Pell and Houston producer and promoter Trakksounds, who was at the center of a controversy about racism at Houston club Fitzgerald’s this week.
Artists representing Austin include avant jazz pranksters, Golden Dawn Arkestra, feminist punk troublemakers Sailor Poon, cumbia dub fusion outfit Master Blaster Sound System and the emo puppets of Fragile Rock.
808INK (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Aces (Provo UT)
Federico Albanese (DJ Set) (Berlin GERMANY)
Alikiba (Dar Es Salaam TANZANIA)
Aztec Death (Dallas TX)
Richard Barone (New York NY)
Maleek Berry (London UK-ENGLAND)
Big Search (Los Angeles CA)
Bilal (Philadelphia PA)
Bin ChiValry (Atlanta GA)
Blue, The Misfit. (Dallas TX)
Dutty Bookman (Kingston JAMAICA)
Laure Briard (Toulouse FRANCE)
Bufi (Mexico City MEXICO)
Buggsy (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
BURNS (Stafford UK-ENGLAND)
Christopher Martin (St Catherine JAMAICA)
Cipha Sounds (New York NY)
Close Talker (Saskatoon CANADA)
C-Micah (St Louis MO)
Wendy Colonna (Austin TX)
Colony House (Franklin TN)
Computer Magic (New York NY)
Continental Drift (Austin TX)
Crywolf (Los Angeles CA)
Death Hymn Number 9 (Los Angeles CA)
Death of a Dream (Austin TX)
Deep Cuts (Houston TX)
DJ Aktive (Philadelphia PA)
DJ ECOOL (Atlanta GA)
DJ EFN (Miami FL)
DJ WaxFiend (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
DROELOE (Hilversum NETHERLANDS)
James Droll (Nashville TN)
Duckwrth (South Central CA)
Dyme-A-Duzin (Brooklyn NY)
Hayden Edward (Austin TX)
ELEL (Nashville TN)
Eric Biddines (Delray Beach FL)
Erick Dayz (Orlando FL)
Evil Triplet (Austin TX)
Five 2 oh (Corpus Christi TX)
Fragile Rock (Austin TX)
Frisco (Boy Better Know) (London UK-ENGLAND)
Future Punx (Brooklyn NY)
Koro Fyah (Kingston JAMAICA)
Ghetts (London UK-ENGLAND)
Golden Dawn Arkestra (Austin TX)
Good Girl (Philadelphia PA)
G Perico (Los Angeles CA)
GPU Panic (Lisboa PORTUGAL)
The Grahams (Nashville TN)
Odetta Hartman (New York NY)
Billy Harvey (Brooklyn NY)
Holidae (Minneapolis MN)
Honey and Salt (Austin TX)
Horse Thief (Oklahoma City OK)
IDLES (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Invoke (Austin TX)
Jabee (Oklahoma City OK)
Jason James (Houston TX)
B.J. Jansen (New York NY)
J-Nice the Kingdom Builder (Austin TX)
Joe Galaxy (Miami FL)
Durand Jones & The Indications (Bloomington IN)
Jonny P (New York NY)
Kano (London UK-ENGLAND)
Kris Kasanova (Brooklyn NY)
Kay Odyssey (Austin TX)
King Buffalo (Rochester NY)
Kingsbury (Nashville TN)
Shelley King (Austin TX)
Konshens (Kingston JAMAICA)
KOYOKE (Nashville TN)
Lake of Fire (Austin TX)
Laucan (London UK-ENGLAND)
LAYNE (Los Angeles CA)
Ravyn Lenae (Chicago IL)
Les Deuxluxes (Montreal CANADA)
Moby Grape’s Peter Lewis and his daughter, Arwen Lewis (Lompoc CA)
Jeff Lofton (Austin TX)
Los Amigos Invisibles (Miami FL)
Lukr (Nashville TN)
Lillie Mae (Nashville TN)
Masha (Nashville TN)
Master Blaster Sound System (Austin TX)
Medasin (Dallas TX)
Moelogo (London UK-ENGLAND)
Muddy Magnolias (Nashville TN)
The Mullens (Dallas TX)
MY RED + BLUE (Nashville TN)
Mairo Nawaz (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
NAWAS (Nashville TN)
Necklace (Portland OR)
Netsky (Antwerp BELGIUM)
Nyth Inning (Bronx NY)
Daisy O’Connor (Austin TX)
Otep (Los Angeles CA)
Pell (New Orleans LA)
PHANGS (Nashville TN)
Pleasers (Austin TX)
POWERS (Los Angeles CA)
Pussy Riot Theatre (Moscow RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
QUIX (Auckland N)
Ricky Rebel (Los Angeles CA)
Graham Reynolds (Austin TX)
The Ripe (Austin TX)
RMBLR (Atlanta GA)
Roya (New York NY)
Runtown (Lagos NIGERIA)
Giò Sada & BariSmoothSquad (Bari ITALY)
Safone (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND)
Sailor Poon (Austin TX)
Saro (Los Angeles CA)
Shame (London UK-ENGLAND)
Son Little (Philadelphia PA)
The South Austin Moonlighters (Austin TX)
Casii Stephan and the Midnight Sun (Tulsa OK)
Surf Curse (Reno NV)
Teen Daze (Vancouver CANADA)
Terror Cósmico (Mexico City MEXICO)
Tetractys (Austin TX)
THE FAME RIOT (Tacoma WA)
The Iguanas (New Orleans LA)
Thomson & Ismael (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Paul Thorn (Tupelo MS)
Thousand Foot Whale Claw (Austin TX)
TJay 848 (New Haven CT)
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (Tokyo JAPAN)
TrakkSounds (Houston TX)
Trouble Boys (Austin TX)
Sofi Tukker (Brooklyn NY)
Cale Tyson (Fort Worth TX)
US Weekly (Austin TX)
Virtual Haze (Mexico City MEXICO)
Vision (Santa Fe Springs CA)
The Whiffs (Kansas City MO)
White Fang (Los Angeles CA)
Whitehorse (Toronto CANADA)
Young Bro (Dallas TX)

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