happy to bring my list of the hottest buzz acts of SXSW Music Festival back to DMW again for 2011 (this year it takes place March 15-20).
I took a sampling mainly exposing the newer artists, rather than highlight the tried and true. Combing through the several hundreds of bands at this year’s SXSW was a real challenge. I say that just because the selection of official shows is incredible. No wonder being ‘official’ this year was a difficult task – Celebrating 25 years they picked the creme! With that said – here’s my "Sick 65"!

In no particular order.

Alpha Consumer
The Just Desserts
The Lytics
Rebel Diaz
Pink Nasty
Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger!
The Airborne Toxic Event
Alcholic Faith Mission
Apollo 18
Araab Muzik
Azealia Banks
Black Cherry
Black Top Demon
Bliss N Eso
The Boat People
Bombay Bicycle Club
Bosco Del Rey
I got you on tape
De JuePuchas
Chico Mann
Casio Kids
Calvin Harris
Chikita Violenta
Class Actress
Cubic Zirconia
Da Punto Beat
Dinosaur Pile- up
Dirty Ghosts
Gold Panda
Hadag Nahash
The Funeral Suits
Flip Ron
Xene Cervenka
Gustavo Galindo
Dominique Young Unique
Injured Ninja
Human Eye
The Honeymoon Thrillers
Jackie Chain
Homeboy Sandman
King Kapisi
Lamin Fofana
Trouble Andrew
Marz Lovejoy
Theophilus London
Voxhaul Broadcast
Rebel Diaz
Pink Shot Riot
Queens of the Stone Age
Ruby Jane
Scars on 45
Sex w/ Strangers
The White Eyes
The Sway Machinery
Valerie June

Had to end it with a metal act from Atlanta.

Also- wanted to highlight 2 films during the music fest.

Punk in Africa- Documentary
The Furious Force of Rhymes-  first film about Hip Hop both in and outside
the U.S.

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