Austin – Live Music Capital of the World

As SXSW gets set to once again take Austin by storm, Getintothis’ Paul Higham reflects on the city’s musical status and picks over some of the city’s most cherished musical exports.

With SXSW just around the corner, what better time to celebrate the diverse musical legacy of the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world: Austin, Texas.

Austin makes much of its outsider status. Another of its unofficial civic slogans is “Keep Austin Weird”. It remains a musical melting pot of a city, one where contrasting styles sit side-by-side. The alternative and the left-field exist happily alongside more traditional musical forms. Cowboy hats, skinny jeans, alligator boots and imposing tattoos all coalesce in an easy fraternity.

Even the most casual visitor would find little to dispute that Austin is a live music stronghold. Performances assault your senses from every corner as the desert climate has resulted in many outside venues.

Notwithstanding this, it is a city that risks biting the hand that has fed it for so long. The iconic 6th street has become little more than a best-avoided tourist destination. The grimy and iconic Emo’s has been forced to close its doors in the face of relentless and soulless gentrification (sound familiar?). Nonetheless the likes of Mohawk, Red 7 and Stubbs BBQ offer unique settings in which to experience live music, while venues of historic importance such as The Continental Club and The Broken Spoke continue to thrive.

In celebrating its importance and its legacy we look at ten of the most distinctive and influential artists that have called Austin home. Reflecting the city’s breadth, a range of musical styles are covered yet in our desire to do more than scratch the surface some obvious contenders appear alarming omissions.

13th Floor Elevators are rightly renowned for the longevity of their influence on psychedelic rock, yet many words have been written already to which there is little left to add. Willie Nelson is rightly renowned as one Austin’s favourite sons to the extent that there is a recently unveiled statue smack back in the centre of downtown Austin. Another statued and celebrated Austinite not to feature is blues virtuoso Stevie Ray Vaughan, whose likeness sits at Auditorium Shore on the banks of the Colorado River.

Such is Austin‘s undoubted pedigree we’re sure there will be many more of your favourites that have not made our list, but hopefully there are one or two below that you might just discover for the first time – lucky you.

Follow @Getintothis for intermittent updates from SXSW – and jump to the bottom of our top 10 for a taste (a mere selection) of some of the artists confirmed to play next week.

10. Dale Watson

Dale Watson in many ways embodies the spirit of Austin. A country musician railing against the countrypolitan commercialism of Nashville (check out his song, Nashville Rash), Watson revels in his outsider status and revives the electric twang of the Bakersfield sound.

Hard drinking, hard living and adorned with tattoos, Watson is not your stereotypical modern country music star yet in many ways he is “more country now than country, just like Johnny Cash“. Having enjoyed a long-standing residency at the Continental Club, Watson is a true icon of the Austin music scene.

His video for South of Round Rock, Texas affirms his love for his adopted home and contains nice archival footage of the city.

9. Golden Dawn

But for the actions of their record label, International Artists, Golden Dawn could conceivably have achieved the sort of fame enjoyed by their contemporaries 13th Floor Elevators.

Their debut album, Power Plant, was recorded prior to the release of 13th Floor Elevators 2nd album but was inexplicably held back by the label. Upon its release some time after the Elevators‘ Easter Everywhere it was derided as little more than a hastily delivered derivative copycat.

If such an assessment seemed harsh, the passage of time has proved kinder. Power Plant is now rightly revered as a lost classic and singer George Kinney has reformed what is left of the band, performing three times at Austin’s Psych Fest.

8. White Denim

Racing right back to the present brings us to White Denim, an electrifying four piece whose amalgam of diverse styles feels very much at home in Austin. The prolific band, now onto their sixth album, combine many different influences including blues, progressive rock, psychedelia, garage-rock, soul, southern rock and much more besides.

One of the most accomplished and visceral live bands, White Denim combine technical proficiency with freeform abandon and sound quite unlike any band on the circuit today. A real treasure, from the blown out garage-rock of their early recordings right through to the more sedate blissed-out sonic soothings of Corsicana Lemonade.

Guitarist and singer, James Petralli has some solo material out imminently too – that is one not to be missed.

7. The Dicks

In contrast with the rest of Texas which remains steadfastly conservative, the state capital has long been home to artists of a left-leaning bent. This was never more apparent than during the American hardcore boom of the early 80s as punk artists united in opposition to Reagan-era politics.

One of the most important artists was The Dicks, who formed in 1980 around one of the scene’s few openly gay musicians, Gary Floyd. Their first single, Dicks Hate The Police, now stands as a seminal moment of the American hardcore punk scene. Sung from the perspective of a policeman who goes on the rampage taking his anger out on civilians and minorities, its message remains depressingly relevant today.

6. Spoon

Spoon are a revered Austin-based quintet rock group, perhaps best known for being the darlings of the critics without necessarily having experienced the broader commercial success their talents deserve. Named after a song by Can, Spoon formed in 1993 and quickly became compared to the likes of Pixies and Wire.

Testament to the band’s status and longevity, they were awarded the accolade of Metacritic’s artist of the decade in the 2009, surefire evidence of their enduring appeal .

Their latest recording, They Want My Soul, shows that Spoon remain at the top of their game with all their tell-tale characteristics remaining present and correct: honed, considered and meticulous, it provides a telling reminder why they have been for so long critical darlings.

5. Stars of the Lid

Stars of the Lid are Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie and make textured ambient music, drawing influence from minimalist composers such as Henryk Gorecki as well as artists such as Brian Eno and Talk Talk.

Beatless and formless, the duo’s music is characterised by heavy use of drones as well as guitar and piano effects. Rhythmical and dynamic their music ebbs and flows with a broad dramatic tension as waves of feedback fill the gaps where drums and vocals would otherwise have been clumsily placed.

The absence of drums lends their music a classical and timeless majesty. Indeed the band’s name refers to “the personal cinema between one’s eyeball and eyelid” as their music evokes colours and patterns.

4. Butthole Surfers

With their roots in the hardcore punk scene of the early 1980s, Butthole Surfers were formed by Gibbey Haynes and Paul Leary and quickly became renowned for their eccentric and disturbing live shows.

Combining a reputation for heavy recreational drug use with a musical style incorporating elements of noise-rock, punk rock and psychedelia, the band quickly gained a cult following, particularly as a live outfit.  Frequently chaotic, the band’s live shows included burning cymbals, strobe lights, smoke machines and overlapping and disturbing 16mm films which, when all combined created a disorientating atmosphere where audience seizures were not uncommon.

The band’s landmark release for which they are most known, Locust Abortion Technician, was released in 1987 and is in many ways the band’s darkest and heaviest recording, harnessing elements of Black Sabbath through an alternative noise-rock prism.

3. Scratch Acid

Scratch Acid was the first band of David Yow, perhaps best known as lead singer of Jesus Lizard.

Likened as an American Birthday Party, Scratch Acid were a pioneering noise rock band that pushed sonic boundaries combining elements of punk and post-punk into an incendiary maelstrom of uncompromising noise. Raw and energetic, their all-too-brief career left a legacy that provided a template for others to follow.

The band has occasionally reformed in recent years, notably tearing the house down at the Jeff Mangum curated ATP festival in 2012.

2. MDC

Standing for Millions of Dead Cops, MDC were one of Austin’s foremost hardcore punk bands of the early 1980s. Sharing similar political beliefs to Dicks, the band achieved notoriety for their staunchly left-wing stance and their participation in the Rock Against Reagan tour.

The band’s debut LP, Millions of Dead Cops, is now widely regarded as a classic of the American hardcore movement. While its most famous song was John Wayne Was A Nazi, other cuts were similarly loaded in their focus. I Remember was harsh in its criticism of the police while capitalism, homophobia and right-wing American culture became focus of the band’s erudite criticism.

Closely associated with Jello Biafra, the band released material through his Alternative Tentacles label before reaching a wider audience by touring with The Dead Kennedys.

Although the band perhaps failed to reach the extraordinary heights scaled by their seminal debut, later albums retained the strong political sensibilities that so characterised them. EPs Multi Death Corporations and Millions of Dead Children were typically politically charged while South African apartheid and the US administration’s interventionist policies in central America informed their later career output.

The band rather fizzled out in the mid-1990s before reforming in the mid-2000s with an all-new line-up. While the energy and dynamism of youth could not be recaptured, this should not diminish the legacy of the band that sits right up there with the very best.

1. Daniel Johnston

Who knows, if it wasn’t for Kurt Cobain famously wearing a Hi, How Are You? T-Shirt perhaps Daniel Johnston might be a mere footnote in history. One of many singer-songwriters not to have achieved the success that their undoubted talents merited.

While the world has many other reasons to be grateful to Kurt, perhaps it is for bringing the mercurial charms of Daniel Johnston to a wider audience that we should be most grateful.

Much has been written about Daniel Johnston‘s on-going mental health struggles and in this context it is remarkable that he has remained able to write and perform. Often watching him perform his songs is a cathartic experience for both audience and artist alike. It seems that the desire to perform provides meaning and purpose and, from the audience’s perspective, the triumph over adversity and the collective will for him to succeed is an upliftingly unifying experience like none other.

However what makes Daniel Johnston so special and so unique is his songwriting, his innate musicality coupled with his ear for melody, and his seemingly complete understanding of songcraft. Like his lyrics, his melodies are deceptively simple yet emotionally complex and immeasurably perfect. So much so that it becomes difficult to explain why. They just are.

He loves The Beatles, that much is well known – heck he even has a song about it – and much of what he does recalls them without ever imitating or copying. Like all great music, there is a timeless classicism about Daniel Johnston and, much like his beloved Beatles, his music will never age.

Artists playing SXSW 2015

1001 Nights Orchestra (Austin TX)

2:54 (London UK-ENGLAND)

2 Chainz (Atlanta GA)

412 (Dallas TX)

50 Carrot (London UK-ENGLAND)

5ive (Earth TX)

60 Tigres (Monterrey MEXICO)

The 69 Cats (Austin TX)

8th Grader (San Francisco CA)

Snoh Aalegra (Stockholm SWEDEN)

ABJO (San Diego CA)

The Accidentals (Traverse City MI)

Ace Hood (Fort Lauderdale FL)

The Acorn (Ottawa CANADA)

Action Bronson (Queens NY)

Jason Adamo Band (Nashville TN)

A.Dd+ (Dallas TX)

Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys (Austin TX)

Tunde Adebimpe (Pittsburgh PA)

Adelaida (Valparaiso CHILE)

Adia (Huntsville AL)

Adult Books (Los Angeles CA)

Aero Chord (Athens GREECE)

AFC (Montevideo URUGUAY)

A-F-R-O a.k.a. ALL FLOWS REACH OUT (Fullerton CA)

A-Game (St Louis MO)

Agoraphobia (Boiro SPAIN)

Agosto (San Isidro ARGENTINA)

Matías Aguayo (Berlin GERMANY)

Lydia Ainsworth (Toronto CANADA)

Air Bag One (Paris FRANCE)

AiR DJ (Dallas TX)

Ajnascent feat. NKSR aka Cinematic Experience (Berlin GERMANY)

Guy Akimoto (Birmingham AL)

Akka (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)

Alberta Cross (New York NY)

All Cows Eat Grass (Atlanta GA)

Allegaeon (Denver CO)

ALLOY (Houston TX)

All Them Witches (Nashville TN)

All Tvvins (Dublin IRELAND)

Austin Alvarez (Austin TX)

Alvvays (Toronto CANADA)

Amason (Stockholm SWEDEN)

American Aquarium (Raleigh NC)

Amplified Heat (Austin TX)

Amsterdamn! (Mannheim GERMANY)

Hamish Anderson (Melbourne AUSTALIA)

Rick Anderson (Ft Worth TX)

Anhayla (Richmond VA)

Animal Years (Brooklyn NY)

Anonymous (Dallas TX)

The Apache Relay (Nashville TN)

Apanhador Só (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)

Ape Drums (Houston TX)

Ape Machine (Portland OR)

Apolo (Mexico City MEXICO)

Applied Pressure (Austin TX)

Ben Aqua (Austin TX)

Dave Arcari (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)

Archspire (Vancouver CANADA)

Arrows of Love (London UK-ENGLAND)

Artful (Southampton UK-ENGLAND)

Ben Arthur (New York NY)

Asian Chairshot (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Asleep at the Wheel (Austin TX)

ASTR (New York NY)

Astronomar (Los Angeles AK)

Athletixx (Los Angeles CA)

Atmosphere (Minneapolis MN)

A-Trak (Montreal CANADA)

A-Trak x Maco (Brooklyn NY)

Atreyu (Orange County CA)

Au5 (Middletown DE)

Audio Push (Inland Empire CA)

AudyoDope (New Orleans LA)

Sophie Auster (New York NY)

Jeff Austin (Black Hawk CO)

Austin Millz (New York NY)

Austin Music Awards House Band: Charlie Sexton, Michael Ramos, Conrad Choucroun, George Reiff (Austin TX)

Autoramas (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL)

Autre Ne Veut (Brooklyn NY)

AVAN LAVA (Brooklyn NY)

Average Cock (Boston MA)

Avers (Richmond VA)

Aviateur (Austin TX)

Avid Dancer (Los Angeles CA)

Awanto 3 (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)


Ayoinmotion (Lagos NIGERIA)

B.o.B and No Genre Takeover (Atlanta GA)


(New Orleans LA)

Baby Baby (Atlanta GA)

Baby Bee (Houma LA)

Smoovie Baby (Fairfield CA)

Joey Bada$$ (Brooklyn NY)


Bad Breeding (Stevenage UK-ENGLAND)

Bad Cop (Nashville TN)

The Bad Lovers (Austin TX)

Bad Veins (Cincinnati OH)

Bad Vibes (Oakland CA)

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires (Birmingham AL)

Bill Baird (Oakland CA)

Balancer (Brooklyn NY)

Ball Park Music (Sydney AUSTALIA)

The Ballroom Thieves (Boston MA)

Bames (Austin TX)

Banditos (Nashville TN)

Show Banga (San Francisco CA)

Bangn Records (New Orleans LA)

BangNRecords / Bartholomew Boyz / Sup Crew Mob (New Orleans LA)

Bankroll Fresh (Atlanta GA)

Remy Banks (Queens NY)

Carl Barat and The Jackals (London UK-ENGLAND)

Del Barber (Winnipeg CANADA)

The Barberettes (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Bobby Bare, Jr. (Nashville TN)

Courtney Barnett (Melbourne AUSTALIA)

Barren Womb (Trondheim NORWAY)

Julianna Barwick (New York NY)

BASECAMP (Nashville TN)

Austin Basham (Austin TX)

Marc E. Bassy (San Francisco CA)

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash (Austin TX)

James Bay (Hitchin UK-ENGLAND)

CHAD B (Newark NJ)

Beacon (Brooklyn NY)

The Beat Academy (Toronto CANADA)

Beat Connection (Seattle WA)

BeatKing (Houston TX)

Beautiful Lou (San Antonio TX)

Bebe O’Hare (Chicago IL)

Bee Caves (Austin TX)

Be Forest (Pesaro ITALY)

BEGINNERS (Los Angeles CA)

Begun (Barcelona SPAIN)

Bekele (Norfolk VA)

Bemyfriend (Dallas TX)

Benedek (Los Angeles CA)


Ray Benson (Austin, TX)

Brogan Bentley (Los Angeles CA)

Jarren Benton (Atlanta GA)

Kay Berkel featuring Daniel Romano (Ridgeville CANADA)

Peter Berkman (New York NY)

Berkshire Hounds (Austin TX)



Best Coast (Los Angeles CA)


Beto y los Fairlanes (Austin TX)

Betrayal (San Fernando Valley CA)

Serge Beynaud (Yamoussoukro CÔTE D’IVOIRE)

Peter Bibby (Perth AUSTALIA)

B.I.C (Bitches Is Crazy)

(New York NY)

Eric Biddines (Delray Beach FL)

Big Chocolate (Seattle WA)

Big Data (Brooklyn NY)

Big Harp (Burbank CA)

BIG K.R.I.T. (Meridian GA)

Big O (Newark NJ)

Big Phony (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Big Pup (Houston TX)

Big Sant (Meridian MS)

Big White (Sydney AUSTALIA)

Big Wild (Los Angeles CA)

Ryan Bingham (Los Angeles CA)

Bipolaroid (New Orleans LA)

Scott H. Biram (Austin TX)

Birdcloud (Nashville TN)

Birdlegg (Austin TX)

Bit Funk (Brooklyn NY)

Bitter Birds (Austin TX)

Bituaya (Caracas VENEZUELA)

The Bizarros (Austin TX)

Bizzle (Houston TX)

BJ The Chicago Kid (Chicago IL)

Black Alley (Washington DC)

The Black Angels (Austin TX)

Black Books (Austin TX)

Black Butter DJs (London UK-ENGLAND)

The Black Cadillacs (Knoxville TN)

The Blackfoot Gypsies (Nashville TN)

Black Joe Lewis (Austin TX)

Black Linen (Atlanta GA)

Blacklist Royals (Nashville TN)

Black Milk (Detroit MI)

The Black Opera (Detroit/Atlanta/Chicago/New York/LA)

Black Pistol Fire (Austin TX)

Black Red Black (Austin TX)

Black Rivers (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)

Black Tiger Sex Machine (Montreal CANADA)

Black Violin (Miami FL)

The Black And The White (Los Angeles CA)

Guy Blakeslee (Los Angeles CA)

Blank Range (Nashville TN)

Blaze (Richmond VA)

Rizzo Blaze (Dallas TX)

Bleachers (New York NY)

The Blessings (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)

The Blind Owls (Corpus Christi TX)

The Blind Pets (Austin TX)

Blind Prophet (South Fork NY)

The Blind Shake (Minneapolis MN)

Blinky Bill (Nairobi KENYA)

Blitz Kids (Nantwich UK-ENGLAND)

BLKKATHY (Brooklyn NY)

Bloods Band (Newtown AUSTALIA)

Bloodshot Bill (Montreal CANADA)

Blossoms (Stockport UK-ENGLAND)

BLSHS (Houston TX)

Blue The Misfit (Dallas TX)

B-LUV (New York NY)

BOAN (Houston TX)

Bob Moses (New York NY)

BoDeans (Dripping Springs TX)

Body (Milwaukee WI)

BOE Records (Los Angeles CA)

Bogan Via (Los Angeles CA)

Suzy Bogguss (Nashville TN)

Boldy James (Detroit MI)

Bomba Estéreo (Bogotá COLOMBIA)

Sonny Bonoho (Tacoma WA)

Boogie (Long Beach CA)

Booher (Austin TX)

Boomerang (Montevideo URUGUAY)

Bo-Peep (Tokyo JAPAN)

Boris (Berlin GERMANY)

BØRNS (Los Angeles CA)

Borzoi (Austin TX)

BOSCO (Atlanta GA)

Botany (Austin TX)

bottoms (Brooklyn NY)

Boxed In (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)

The Boxing Lesson (Austin TX)

Boyfriend (New Orleans LA)

Boyfrndz (Austin TX)

The boy Illinois (Chicago IL)

BOYTOY (Brooklyn NY)

BP Fallon (Dublin IRELAND)

Bobby Brackins (East Oakland CA)

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (New York NY)

Braille (New York NY)

Branzil (Houston TX)

Breakfast In Fur (New Paltz NY)

Breakout (Austin TX)

Chris Brecht (Austin TX)

Brenmar (New York NY)

Leon Bridges (Fort Worth TX)

Bright Like the Sun (San Antonio TX)


Brodie Boyz (Austin TX)

Emilyn Brodsky (Westchester NY)

Brolin (Yorkshire UK-ENGLAND)


Bronze Whale (Austin TX)

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound (Chicago IL)

Melissa Brooks and The Aquadolls (Los Angeles CA)

The Bros. Landreth (Winnipeg CANADA)

Tom Brosseau (Los Angeles CA)

Brother Ali (Minneapoils MN)

Brothers Born (Easthampton MA)

Butcher Brown (Richmond VA)

Jewel Brown (Houston TX)

Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey (Landover MD)

Kev Brown, Hassaan Mackey, Statik Selektah, SmCity (Maryland MD)

Buck 65 (Halifax CANADA)

Buck Biloxi and the Fucks (New Orleans LA)

Mike Buck (Ft. Worth TX)

Bucky Dolla and M-Burb The Captain (Manassas VA)

Buffalo Sunn (Dublin IRELAND)

Buggs Tha Rocka (Cincinnati OH)

Built By Snow (Austin TX)

Bully (Nashville TN)


Aisha Burns (Austin TX)

Doug Burr (Denton TX)

Adrion Butler (Midland TX)

Will Butler (Montreal CANADA)

Butterscotch (Davis CA)

Buxton (Houston TX)

B.Wash (Fresno CA)

Byzantine (Charlestown WV)

Cabby (Denver CO)

The Cabin Project (Portland OR)

Cairo Knife Fight (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)

The California Honeydrops (Oakland CA)

Kirin J Callinan (Sydney AUSTALIA)

Call Me Lolla (São Paulo BRAZIL)

Caloncho (Guadalajara MEXICO)

Calvin Martyr (Austin TX)

Carolina Camacho (Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)


Camp Street (Brooklyn NY)

Cancer Bats (Toronto CANADA)

Cannibal Ox (New York NY)

Cap 1 (Chicago IL)

Ben Caplan (Halifax CANADA)

Cap’n Tits (Austin TX)



Cardo (Dallas TX)

Brandi Carlile (Seattle WA)

Carmada (Sydney AUSTALIA)

Joe King Carrasco (Austin TX)

Blake Carrington (Toronto CANADA)

Bill Carter (Austin TX)

Tuki Carter (Atlanta GA)

Cartright (Austin TX)

Cascine DJs (New York NY)

Casey Veggies (Inglewood CA)

Buzz Cason (Nashville TN)

Cassette Coast (Houston TX)

Castle (San Francisco CA)

Chris Catalena And The Native Americans (Austin TX)

Nick Catchdubs (New Jersey NJ)

Catfish and the Bottlemen (Llandudno UK-WALES)

Cathedrals (San Francisco CA)

Catl (Toronto CANADA)

Dustin Cavazos (Dallas TX)

Cazzette (Stockholm SWEDEN)

Cekary (Orlando FL)

Celestial Shore (New York NY)

Celestial Trax (London UK-ENGLAND)

Matias Cena (Santiago CHILE)

Centavrvs (Mexico City MEXICO)

CEREMONY (Rohnert Park CA)

Cereus Bright (Knoxville TN)

The Cerny Brothers (Los Angeles CA)

Ceschi (New Haven CT)

Jackie Chain (Huntsville AL)

Chamothy The Great (Austin TX)

Michelle Chamuel (Amherst MA)

Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment (Chicago IL)

Chancha Via Circuito (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Chandos (Boston MA)

Chanel West Coast (Los Angeles CA)

Chaos Chaos (Brooklyn NY)

Charlotte OC (Blackburn UK-ENGLAND)

Dillon Chase (Oklahoma City OK)

Chastity Belt (Seattle WA)

Gina Chavez (Austin TX)

Cheerleader (Philadelphia PA)

Chief Scout (Athens GA)

ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Tokyo JAPAN)

Chill Moody (Philadelphia PA)

Choze (Atlanta GA)

Cho’zyn Boy (St Louis MO)

Julie Christensen (Nashville TN)

Christine and the Queens (Nantes FRANCE)

Cheetah Chrome (Nashville TN)

The Church (Sydney AUSTALIA)

Churchwood (Austin TX)

Chynna (Philadelphia NY)


Cilantro Boombox (Austin TX)

Cinnaman (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)

Circa Waves (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)

City of Dreams (Minneapolis MN)

Civil Twilight (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)

Cj TheBest (Austin TX)

CKoolKeys (New Orleans LA)

Clairity (White House TN)

Gary Clark Jr (Austin TX)

Clean Bandit (London UK-ENGLAND)

Clemm Rishad (Tacoma WA)

Close Talker (Saskatoon CANADA)

Cloud Nothings (Cleveland OH)

The Clouds are Ghosts (Austin TX)

Clubz (Monterrey MEXICO)

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (Phoenix AZ)

Cmore Stacks (Atlanta GA)

Cobalt Cranes (Los Angeles CA)

Reggie Coby (Palmetto FL)

Codrington Pan Family (Port Of Spain TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)

Coffeehouse (Santiago CHILE)

Aaron Cohen (Queens NY)

COIN (Nashville TN)

Cold Fronts (Philadelphia PA)

Cold Mailman (Oslo NORWAY)

John Wesley Coleman (Austin TX)

Scott Collins (Austin TX)

Colony House (Nashville TN)

The Columnist (Austin TX)

Andrew Combs (Nashville TN)

Comforter (Austin TX)

Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah)

(Mexico City MEXICO)

Complete (Fort Worth TX)

Computer Jay & Orfeo (Los Angeles CA)

Comrade Question (Columbus OH)

Con Brio (San Francisco CA)

Congo Sanchez (Washington DC)

Adrian Conner (Austin TX)

A. G. Cook (London UK-ENGLAND)

Cool Nutz (Portland OR)

B.Cooper (Nashville TN)

Dillon Cooper (Brooklyn NY)

Ross Cooper (Nashville TN)

The Copper Gamins (Mexico City MEXICO)

Corduroi (Austin TX)

Corners (Los Angeles CA)

Ryan Corn (Cape Girardeau MO)

Keith Corona (Austin TX)

Country Cousins (formerly V.I.P)

(Austin TX)

Count This Penny (Madison WI)

Ray C (Host)

(San Antonio TX)

Crayon Pop (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

CREEPOID (Philadelphia PA)


Crew54 (Killeen TX)

The Cribs (Wakefield UK-ENGLAND)

Chris Crofton (Nashville TN)

Elsa Cross (Austin TX)

Crosss (Toronto CANADA)

Croy and the Boys (Austin TX)

Crucial Conflict (Chicago IL)

CRUISR (Philadelphia PA)

Ryan Culwell (Nashville TN)

Curren$y (New Orleans LA)

Denzel Curry (Miami FL)

Curtis Lee (Austin TX)

D33J (Los Angeles CA)

Daddy Issues (Nashville TN)

Daddy Long Legs (New York NY)

Daedelus (Los Angeles CA)

Daisyhead (Nashville TN)

Anthony D’Amato (New York NY)

The Damned (London UK-ENGLAND)

Erica Danea (Kansas City MO)

Dark Time Sunshine (Seattle WA)

Dark Waves (Santa Barbara CA)

Da T.r.u.t.h (Philadelphia PA)

Dave Owen (Indianapolis IN)

Davido (Lagos NIGERIA)

Delaney Davidson (Lyttelton NEW ZEALAND)

Marie Davidson (Montreal CANADA)

Dawn and Hawkes (Austin TX)

Andrea Dawson (Austin TX)

Rocky Dawuni (Koforidua GHANA)

Andra Day (San Diego CA)

Dixie Daye (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)

Jesse Dayton (Austin TX)

Zella Day (Pinetop AZ)

D’Banj (Zaria NIGERIA)

dCc (Dallas TX)

D.Chamberz (Coney Island NY)

DC Loves Dilla feat Oddisee, Asheru, Maimouna Youssef, Kokayi & The Players (Washington DC)


Dead Earth Politics (Austin TX)

Dead End Boyz (Houston TX)

Dead Leaf Echo (New York NY)

Deadman (Lockhart TX)

Dead Sara (Los Angeles CA)

Idgy Dean (Brooklyn NY)

Dear Boy (Los Angeles CA)

Death By Unga Bunga (Oslo NORWAY)

Death Valley Girls (Los Angeles CA)

Decorations (Los Angeles CA)

Deebs (Mississauga CANADA)

Deerhoof (San Francisco CA)

Cleopatra Degher (San Diego CA)

DeJ Loaf (Detroit MI)

Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver CANADA)

Delicate Steve (Fredon NJ)

Dellacoma (Austin TX)

Della Mae (Boston MA)

Robert DeLong (Los Angeles CA)

DeLorean (Houston TX)

The Delta Riggs (Melbourne AUSTALIA)

Delta Spirit (Brooklyn NY)

deM atlaS (St Paul MN)

Demplz (New Orleans LA)

Demrick (Los Angeles CA)

Dent May (Oxford MS)

Deraj (Orlando FL)

The Deslondes (New Orleans LA)

Dessa (Minneapolis MN)

Marcel Dettmann (Berlin GERMANY)

Kevin Devine (Brooklyn NY)

Sam Dew (Chicago IL)

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