Well our list of confirmed SXSW bands stands at roughly 500, give or take a few. Though not many headline acts have announced so far, the list has a number of tasty morsels. Odds are that this will be my last update to the unofficial list as word is that the official SXSW band list will be released soon, maybe on Thursday when the new Austin Chronicle drops. I was able to move a number of bands from the rumored list to the confirmed list, though once again none of the headliners. I expect some of my headliners, especially the Faces, to confirm, while others will drop away. Additionally I expect more headliners to be announced after the main band list has been posted, as schedules firm up. In the end though you never know who will play SXSW until after it's all over, which is part of the fun. Last year we had the Black Crowes and Dolly Parton announced as headliners, but both canceled as show time drew near. We also had Motorhead show up and play a day party with little notice. You just never know.
I am now gearing up to do phone interviews with SXSW bands. If your a SXSW band and want to give us a heads up on what to expect at your gig, drop us a note and we will schedule you for an interview. To check out our list of bands that are either rumored or confirmed for SXSW09 please go to http://club.kingsnake.com/index.php/pages/SXSWBands09.html
We have been invited to cover SXSW again this year so expect to see lots and lots of pictures.