Blackfoot Gypsies. Photo by: Blackfoot Gypsies / Video Rahim / YouTube
Blackfoot Gypsies. Photo by: Blackfoot Gypsies / Video Rahim / YouTube

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Written by: Matthew McGuire
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SXSW announced last month their second round of live music acts for 2016. The festival continues to showcase new talent from all over the planet to perform live in Austin, Texas this upcoming March.

Six out of seven of the continents on earth will feature musicians from different areas and genres of music. Antarctica might have a good death metal band, but they are not featured in this second round.

Breakthrough acts in this 2nd round that have crossed our radar include: Blackfoot Gypsies, DJ Logic, The Ghost Wolves, Holy Oysters, The Heirs, Oberhofer, The Main Squeeze, and Tacocat.

Watch and listen in to bands on our radar below. Scan over the complete list for the second round acts and dig deeper with SXSW Music.

[av_one_third first]Ben Abraham (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
The Accidentals (Traverse City MI)
Afriquoi (London UK-ENGLAND)
Alexander Jean (LOS ANGELES CA)
Ali aka Mind (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Amber Arcades (Utrecht NETHERLANDS)
April Red (Taipei TAIWAN)
Ben Aqua (Austin TX)
Aristophanes (Taipei TAIWAN)
Arkells (Hamilton CANADA)
AudioDamn! (Mannheim GERMANY)
Autre Ne Veut (Brooklyn NY)
A-Wa (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
The Away Days (Istanbul TURKEY)
Banners (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Baskery (Stockholm SWEDEN)
BeatKing (Houston TX)
The Big Moon (London UK-ENGLAND)
Big Ups (Brooklyn NY)
Birthh (Florence ITALY)
Black Fast (St Louis MO)
Blackfoot Gypsies (Nashville TN)
Blanck Mass (Worcester UK-ENGLAND)
Bleached (Los Angeles CA)
Blowfly (Miami FL)
Brothers In Law (Pesaro ITALY)
Basia Bulat (Montreal CANADA)
Cadillac Tramps (Orange CA)
California X (Hadley MA)
Celestial Trax (New York NY)
The Chamanas (El Paso TX)
Chinah (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Citizen (Toledo OH)
George Clanton (Brooklyn NY)
COMA (Cologne GERMANY)
Crescendo (Los Angeles CA)
Dead Gaze (Oxford MS)
Dearly Beloved (Toronto CANADA)
Diarrhea Planet (Nashville TN)
Diet Cig (New Paltz NY)
DJ Chose (Brookshire TX)
DJ Clent (Chicago IL)
DJ Logic (New York NY)
Doeman (Houston TX)
Dressy Bessy (Denver CO)
Drowners (New York NY)
The Dunwells (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Ember Island (Linköping SWEDEN)
Enemies (Kilcoole IRELAND)
The Everymen (Tuckerton NJ)
Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow (Austin TX)
Fat Boogie (Dallas TX)
Fickle Friends (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Firekid (Muscle Shoals AL)
The Franklin Electric (Montreal CANADA)
Doug Funnie (Fort Worth TX)
Ezra Furman and The Boy-Friends (Chicago IL)
Future Blondes (Austin TX)
Tommy Genesis (Vancouver CANADA)
G Herbo (Chicago IL)
The Ghost Wolves (Austin TX)
Laura Gibson (Portland OR)
The Gills (Pensacola FL)
Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)
Girls Names (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Gold Beach (Austin TX)
The Gooch Palms (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
Greys (Toronto CANADA)
Grimm Grimm (London UK-ENGLAND)
G.U.N. (Dallas TX)
Gwenno (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Hand Job Academy (Brooklyn NY)
Hard Proof (Austin TX)
Sara Hartman (Sag Harbor NY)
The Heirs (Los Angeles CA)
Hembree (Kansas City MO)
Hockey Dad (Wollongong AUSTRALIA)
Holy Oysters (Paris FRANCE)
Honne (London UK-ENGLAND)
Hooton Tennis Club (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
I am Dive (Sevilla SPAIN)
Sarah Jaffe (Dallas TX)[/av_one_third]

[av_one_third]Jay IDK (Bowie MD)
Juventud Juché (Madrid SPAIN)
Kalascima (Alessano ITALY)
The Marcus King Band (Greenville SC)
Kiño (Medellin COLOMBIA)
Korma (Seattle WA)
Kuroma (Athens GA)
L.A. Takedown (Los Angeles CA)
L.E.J (Paris FRANCE)
Letta (Los Angeles CA)
Lewis Del Mar (Rockaway Beach NY)
Los Aguas Aguas (Xalapa Enríquez MEXICO)
Louis The Child (Chicago IL)
Lulacruza (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Lusts (Leicester UK-ENGLAND)
LYS (Rennes FRANCE)
Holly Macve (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
The Main Squeeze (Chicago IL)
Malcs (Columbia MD)
ManMan Savage (Atlanta GA)
Menace Beach (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Mercury Rev (Catskills NY)
Metal Mother (Los Angeles CA)
MikeQ (East Orange NJ)
Miles (Dhaka BANGLADESH)
Miss Garrison (Santiago CHILE)
Mitú (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Monika (Athens GREECE)
Morenito De Fuego (Monterrey MEXICO)
Mr. Kitty (Austin TX)
Mueran Humanos (Berlin GERMANY)
NAAFI (Mexico City MEXICO)
Nap Eyes (Halifax CANADA)
Jay Nash (Hartland VT)
John Mark Nelson (Minneapolis MN)
New Politics (Brooklyn NY)
The New Regime (San Diego CA)
Next Stop: Horizon (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
Night Beats (Seattle WA)
Night Moves (Minneapolis MN)
Nite Fields (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Oberhofer (Tacoma WA)
Ocellot (Barcelona SPAIN)
Oh Pep! (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Olde Gods (Barcelona SPAIN)
Cullen Omori (Chicago IL)
The Outfit, TX (Dallas TX)
Painted Zeros (Brooklyn NY)
Patterns (San José COSTA RICA)
Pedrina y Río (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Pell (New Orleans LA)
Petite Noir (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)
Pinkwash (Philadelphia PA)
PINS (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Pirates Canoe (Kyoto JAPAN)
Pixx (Chipstead UK-ENGLAND)
Plattenbau (Berlin GERMANY)
Powers (Los Angeles CA)
PRAYERS (San Diego CA)
Pumarosa (London UK-ENGLAND)
PWR BTTM (Brooklyn NY)
Que (Atlanta GA)
Ramesh (Austin TX)
Allan Rayman (Lost Springs WYOMING)
Red Axes (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
The Relatives (Dallas TX)
The Revenge (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Ritual Howls (Detroit MI)
Royal Canoe (Winnipeg CANADA)
RP Boo (Chicago IL)[/av_one_third]

[av_one_third]Rusangano Family (Limerick IRELAND)
Phoebe Ryan (Rumson NJ)
Saint Sister (Dublin IRELAND)
Santa Muerte (Houston TX)
Satellite Stories (Oulu FINLAND)
Sauce Twinz (Houston TX)
Savoir Adore (Brooklyn NY)
September Girls (Dublin IRELAND)
Sertified (Austin TX)
Sevdaliza (Rotterdam NETHERLANDS)
Sextile (Los Angeles CA)
Sharkmuffin (Brooklyn NY)
Andy Shauf (Regina CANADA)
Sinistarr (Detroit MI)
Slothrust (Bronxville NY)
Smooth Hound Smith (Nashville TN)
Soda Fabric (Berlin GERMANY)
So Pitted (Seattle WA)
Sosamann (Houston TX)
Spain (Los Angeles CA)
Alexis Spight (Kansas City MO)
Spurz (Vancouver CANADA)
Stealing Sheep (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Steve’n’Seagulls (Jyväskylä FINLAND)
Tommy Stinson (Hudson NY)
Strange Wilds (Olympia WA)
Superlitio (Cali COLOMBIA)
Surfistas del Sistema (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Sur Oculto (Córdoba ARGENTINA)
Sweet Spirit (Austin TX)
Tacocat (Seattle WA)
Talisco (Paris FRANCE)
Ninet Tayeb (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
TEEN (Brooklyn NY)
Tempalay (Tokyo JAPAN)
Thee Oh Sees (Los Angeles CA)
Thirdstory (Brooklyn NY)
Timmy Thomas & The Overtown Soul Revue (Miami FL)
Jonah Tolchin (Princeton NJ)
Tototomas (La Plata ARGENTINA)
traumahelikopter (Groningen NETHERLANDS)
Twin Limb (Louisville KY)
Jonathan Tyler (Dallas TX)
Chad Valley (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
VANT (London UK-ENGLAND)
Casey Veggies (Inglewood CA)
We Are Catchers (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Jane Weaver (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Weval (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
White Lung (Vancouver CANADA)
Alex Winston (Detroit MI)
Alicia Witt (Los Angeles CA)
WonFu (Taipei TAIWAN)
Matt Woods (Truro UK-ENGLAND)
World’s Fair (Queens NY)
Worriers (Brooklyn NY)
Your Friend (Lawrence KS)
Yung (Aarhus DENMARK)
Sui Zhen (Brunswick East AUSTRALIA)
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SXSW 2016 Featured Artists – Round 2

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