Avett Brothers, Weezer, Sylvan Esso among this week’s SXSW adds

The Avett Brothers: Seth Avett, Scott Avett, Bob Crawford, Joe Kwon.

The Avett Brothers will perform at SXSW in conjunction with the premiere of their documentary film. Contributed

As usual, many of the bigger names playing South by Southwest are popping up just a couple of weeks before the mammoth event takes over Austin in mid-March. Yesterday we noted that pop MMMBoppers Hanson will be here, as will indie favorites Neko Case and M. Ward. And among the new adds on SXSW’s weekly Friday list of additions are the Avett Brothers, Weezer, Joey Bada$$, Sylvan Esso and Robert Glasper.

The Avetts’ appearance will be in conjunction with the premiere of “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers,” a documentary that’s premiering as part of the SXSW Film Festival. No word yet on when and where the Avett Brothers’ performance will be.

Also getting a world premiere at SXSW is “Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live … and More,” a concert film about the many all-star tribute performances to the legendary Memphis band that have been presented in recent years. Another tribute show will happen during SXSW, with organizer Chris Stamey, Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Robyn Hitchcock, Austin’s Tosca Strings and others taking part in a performance set for 10:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at Central Presbyterian Church.

It’s possible that M. Ward will be part of that event too. Case, meanwhile, will supplement her own show by performing with Canadian indie-pop tour de force New Pornographers. Other notable additions on the list released today include 2014 SXSW Grulke Award winners Future Islands, rising Americana star Valerie June, New Jersey indie-rockers Real Estate, D.C. DJ collective Thievery Corporation and influential hip-hop assemblage Wu-Tang Clan.

Among the top local acts newly added are A Giant Dog, Octopus Project and Bad Lovers. Here’s the full list of 137 artists added this week:

24HRS (Atlanta GA)
A$AP Twelvyy (New York NY)
Active Bird Community (Brooklyn NY)
A Giant Dog (Austin TX)
All in the Golden Afternoon (Austin TX)
Arkansas Dave (Austin TX)
Avett Brothers (Concord NC)
AV the Great (Denton TX)
B1 (Austin TX)
Joey Bada$$ (Brooklyn NY)
Bad Lovers (Austin TX)
Baggage Boys (Austin TX)
Baya (Kolsås NORWAY)
Bearson (Oslo NORWAY)
Big Star’s Third (Memphis TN)
Blackway (Baldwin NY)
Blang (Orange County CA)
Blank Range (Nashville TN)
Bleached (Los Angeles CA)
Blind Owls (Corpus Christi TX)
Benjamin Booker (Virginia Beach VA)
Boyfriend (New Orleans LA)
Miss C Brown (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND)
Julie Byrne (New York NY)
Call of the Void (Boulder CO)
Casper Skulls (Toronto CANADA)
Casper Tielrooij b2b Orpheu The Wizard (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Chill Moody (Philadelphia PA)
Chrome Sparks (Pittsburgh PA)
Cosmonauts (Los Angeles CA)
Deep Creep b2b Malika (Austin TX)
Deltatron (Lima PERU)
Diamond Thug (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)
DJ Kaydence (Los Angeles CA)
DJ QuestionMark (Taipei TAIWAN)
DJ Speedway (Austin TX)
DJ Trauma (New York NY)
DJ Xanax (New York NY)
Drama Diablo (Toronto CANADA)
Duhrdy (Austin TX)
ELOQ (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Emoni (Nashville TN)
Fast Forward Austin (Austin TX)
femdot. (Chicago IL)
Flipp Dinero (Canarsie NY)
Future Islands (Baltimore MD)
Devon Gilfillian (Nashville TN)
Robert Glasper (Houston TX)
Gold Star (Los Angeles CA)
Grandaddy (Modesto CA)
Nick Grant (Walterboro SC)
Coco Hames (Memphis TN)
Hanson (Tulsa OK)
Annie Hart (New York NY)
Devan Ibiza (Bronx NY)
iLe (San Juan PUERTO RICO)
Ivy Lab (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jacques (Paris FRANCE)
Jay Dot Rain (Tuscaloosa AL)
Valerie June (Memphis TN)
Ken Blvd (New Orleans LA)
Khali Haat (Austin TX)
Kid Wave (London UK-ENGLAND)
Tim Kinsella (Chicago IL)
Krudas Cubensi (Habana CUBA)
Lawrence (New York NY)
Le Butcherettes (El Paso TX)
Lil Ronny MothaF (Dallas TX)
Little Simz (London UK-ENGLAND)
Lolo (Jackson TN)
The Lonesome Heroes (Austin TX)
Peewee Longway (Atlanta GA)
Calvin Love (Edmonton CANADA)
M.A.R. (Bridgeport CT)
Matt Maeson (Norfol VA)
Majix (New York NY)
Mammút (Reykjavik ICELAND)
Mary Magdalena (Austin TX)
Maybird (Rochester NY)
Frank McFly (Brooklyn NY)
Me and My Brother (Keswick VA)
Don Michael Jr (Camden NJ)
Mir Fontane (Camden NJ)
Mister Saturday Night (New York NY)
MKF Kunst (Houston TX)
mluna (Austin TX)
Molecule (DJ) (Paris FRANCE)
Andreas Moss (Nashville TN)
Mr. Kitty (Austin TX)
Mt. Joy (Philadelphia PA)
Murdocks (Austin TX)
New Politics (New York NY)
New Pornographers (Vancouver CANADA)
Nick & Sammy (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Nightly (Nashville TN)
Nook Turner (Austin TX)
No Sleep (Pittsburgh PA)
Octopus Project (Austin TX)
oddCouple (Chicago IL)
Omen (Chicago IL)
Pavo Pavo (Brooklyn NY)
Perera Elsewhere (Berlin GERMANY)
PJ SinSuela (San Juan PUERTO RICO)
Poliça (Minneapolis MN)
Justin “Dat Boy Supa” Poter (Austin TX)
Radkey (St. Joseph MO)
Rah-C (New York NY)
Rapsody (Snow Hill NC)
Lauren Ray (South Jersey NJ)
Real Estate (Ridgewood NJ)
Vockah Redu (Houston TX)
Rio Jordan (San Antonio TX)
Rome Castille (Los Angeles CA)
Roomsounds (Dallas TX)
Frances Rose (New York NY)
Royal Trux (San Francisco CA)
Shacks (New York NY)
Shelters (Los Angeles CA)
Smoke DZA (Harlem NY)
Sneaks (Washington DC)
Ben Sollee (Louisville KY)
Supa Bwe (Chicago IL)
Sylvan Esso (Durham NC)
Tall Heights (Boston MA)
TankTop NYC (New York NY)
Théorie Ornery (Austin TX)
Thievery Corporation (Washington DC)
Jonathan Toubin (New York NY)
Trace (Los Angeles CA)
Trapt (Los Angeles CA)
Unlike pLuTo (Los Angeles CA)
War Party (Fort Worth TX)
Nick Waterhouse & His Tarots (Los Angeles CA)
Weezer (Los Angeles CA)
Willtothe (Austin TX)
Zooey Wonder (Taipei TAIWAN)
Wu-Tang Clan (Staten Island NY)

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