SXSW Music Weekly Round-Up: Mentor Sessions, NOFX, and More Added

Written by Rory Burbeck | Friday, Jan 29, 2016
2016 SXSW Showcasing Artists Baby Shakes, Boogie, Little Hurricane, Geographer

2016 SXSW Showcasing Artists (clockwise from top left): Baby Shakes, Boogie, Little Hurricane, Geographer

Man, what a week! We announced the first of several 2016 SXSW Music Keynote Speakers, longtime David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, as well as rock ‘n’ roll legend Iggy Pop, who will be performing here alongside Josh Homme and a new band on Wednesday, March 16.

If that’s not enough, we have another batch of more than 140 SXSW Showcasing Artists, plus more conference sessions and mentors, added to our schedule today!

Some of the mentors who will be at SXSW Music 2016 include Dae Bogan (music start-up expert), Julia Willinger (Mom+Pop Music), Rachel Whitney (Pandora), and more – information on how to sign up is coming soon. We also added a Freestyle Rap Meet Up and a few intriguing panel sessions – check it all out below.

On the festival side of things, we’re really stoked to announce rising indie rock band Car Seat Headrest, Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth (who will drop Tha Truth Part 2 next week), Americana singer-songwriter Leon Russell, Brazilian R&B singer Desampa, pop-punk favorite NOFX, and plenty more. The full list of newly added artists can be found below.

Get to know these acts with our Weekly Artist Adds playlist on Spotify, or tune into SXSWfm every Friday at 10AM and 4PM CST. The shows also populate on SXSWfm’s Mixcloud page on Friday afternoons.


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Freestyle Rap Meet Up
Heavy Metal Parking Lot 30th Anniversary
Is Austin a Vortex for Musicians? - How an Impassioned Community Gives Back
Mentor Sessions


5 Miles to Midnight (Port of Spain TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
El David Aguilar (Ciudad De México MEXICO)
Ancient Warfare (Lexington KY)
Apache (San Francisco CA)
Applejaxx (Fayetteville NC)
Azure Hiptronics (The Hague NETHERLANDS)
Baby Shakes (New York NY)
Bad Luck Jonathan (Chicago IL)
Ben Ballinger (Austin TX)
The Bambir (Yerevan ARMENIA)
Rayland Baxter (Nashville TN)
Beach Slang (Philadelphia PA)
Dru Bex (Toronto CANADA)
Big Rob (Oklahoma city OK)
Bonnie Bishop (Nashville TN)
BLANG (Orange County TX)
Blondfire (Los Angeles CA)
Boogie (Compton CA)
Edwin Briscoe (New York NY)
Broken Gold (Austin TX)
Bronze Radio Return (Hartford CT)
Tracy Bryant (Los Angeles CA)
C-Micah (St Louis MO)
Calliope Musicals (Austin TX)
Car Seat Headrest (Seattle WA)
Chunk! No Captain Chunk! (Paris FRANCE)
Cicada Rhythm (Athens GA)
Coral Bones (Provo UT)
Cozz (Los Angeles CA)
Cumstain (Oakland CA)
Davido (Lagos NIGERIA)
Dega (Joshua Tree CA)
Dengue Dengue Dengue (Lima PERU)
Drawing North (Nashville/Canberra, Australia TN)
DZ (Brooklyn NY)
E.L. (Accra GHANA)
El Dusty (Corpus Christi TX)
Robert Ellis (Houston TX)
Javier Escovedo (San Diego CA)
Chad Evans (Dallas TX)
Evefest featuring Lisa Goe, Mandy Allyn, Emily Faulk and Jessica Cayne (Nashville TN)
Expander (Austin TX)
Jad Fair (Austin TX)
The FAM (Dallas TX)
Feels (Los Angeles CA)
Five 2 Oh (Corpus Christi TX)
Gallant (Los Angeles CA)
Ron Gallo (Philadelphia PA)
Geographer (San Francisco CA)
Get Inuit (Sittingbourne UK-ENGLAND)
Isaac Gracie (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Great Discord (Linköping SWEDEN)
Grenda (Tijuana MEXICO)
Guts Club (New Orleans LA)
Hashback Hashish (New Delhi INDIA)
Cory Henry (Brooklyn NY)
Hospital Ships (Carrboro NC)
Jack Ingram (Austin TX)
Wande Isola (Austin TX)
Iyanya (Calabar NIGERIA)
J'son (Saint Louis MO)
Jarrell (San Antonio TX)
J-Nice the Kingdom Builder (Austin TX)
Kadence (Oklahoma City OK)
Keeps (Nashville TN)
Kif (Montevideo URUGUAY)
KRNE (Oakland CA)
Bill Laurance (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Lemons (Chicago IL)
Lil Dicky (Philadelphia PA)
Little Hurricane (San Diego CA)
Locos Por Juana (Miami FL)
Los Outsaiders (Lima PERU)
Los Viernes Swing Band (Mexico City MEXICO)
Anita Magenta (New York NY)
Calvin Martyr (Austin TX)
Dontae McFarland (San Diego CA)
Mikey And The Drags (Houston TX)
Milk Teeth (Stroud UK-ENGLAND)
Chris Mitchell (Houston TX)
J. Monty (Jonesboro GA)
Moonlight Towers (Austin TX)
The Mullens (Dallas TX)
Sarah Bethe Nelson (San Francisco CA)
New Myths (Brooklyn NY)
NOFX (San Francisco CA)
Florencia Núñez (Montevideo URUGUAY)
Dave Owen (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Peelander-Z (New York NY)
Iggy Pop (Muskegon MI)
PyRexx (Houston TX)
RAW (New Orleans/Houston TX)
Raymundo (Los Angeles CA)
Eli "Paperboy" Reed (Boston MA)
The Resistance (Austin TX)
Riothorse Royale (Los Angeles CA)
Daniel Romano (Fenwick CANADA)
Leon Russell (Tulsa OK)
SaulPaul (Austin TX)
The Score (Los Angeles CA)
Seven The Poet (Houston TX)
Sexy Zebras (Madrid SPAIN)
Sheer Agony (Montreal CANADA)
Sheer Mag (Philadelphia PA)
Sean Simmonds (Atlanta GA)
SISTERS (Seattle WA)
Sorority Noise (Hartford CT)
The Stargazer Lilies (Poconos PA)
Stephen (Los Angeles CA)
Tanya Stephens (St. Mary JAMAICA)
Sugar Dirt and Sand (Austin TX)
Patrick Sweany (Nashville TN)
T.S.O. (Chicago IL)
Take Over And Destroy (Phoenix AZ)
Tan Frío El Verano (Barquisimeto VENEZUELA)
Temi Dollface (Lagos Nigeria)
Th3 Saga (Queens NY)
The Range (New York NY)
Tinnarose (Austin TX)
Trae Tha Truth (Houston TX)
GiL Vargas (Worcester MA)
Velo De Oza (Tunja COLOMBIA)
Torgeir Waldemar (Oslo NORWAY)
Weathers (Los Angeles CA)
Hailey Whitters (Cedar Rapids IA)
Wild Wild Horses (London UK-ENGLAND)
Michelle Willis (Toronto CANADA)
Frankie C. Wilson Jr. (DALLAS TX)
Wrestlers (Houston TX)
ZMoney (Chicago IL)

Photo credits, clockwise from top left:
Baby Shakes photo by Nate Frohnhoefer
Boogie photo courtesy of the artist
Little Hurricane photo by Rebecca Wilson
Geographer photo by Cara Robbins