Today is a day to very much live in the present, what with a historic event of some kind going on in Washington DC, but since we're obstinate like that, let's look a couple months into the future--specifically March 13-17 in Austin, TX, for South by Southwest.
We wrote a couple weeks back about the lack of Orange County/Long Beach bands on the initial crop of announced bands, but that's no longer the case, thankfully, as we've got quite a few of our favorite sons (and daughters) among the much, much larger list of bands recently announced, straight from SXSW itself. Not shockingly, two of them are Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors (pictured) and Long Beach's Crystal Antlers, both of whom have attracted national attention and label deals (and both played CMJ in NYC last fall).
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Also not so surprising: Most of the bands come from Long Beach, not OC proper. Here's the list:
Believe it or not, more announcements are to come, and we'll have them here when that happens.