SXSW Day Ten: The Roundup

While we had a lot of big names this year at SXSW in terms of music…Prince, Justin Timberlake, Depeche Mode, Green Day and Usher, to name a few, it was the smaller, emerging bands that really capture the essence of South By. Here we present our favorite band round up as well as some fun festival pics.

Autre Ne Veut – pop/soul/R&B band headed by frontman Arthur Ashin.

Autre Ne Veut Frontman Arthur Ashin with Sikara intern and blogger, Erin, right.

Autre Ne Veut Frontman Arthur Ashin with Sikara intern and blogger, Erin, right.

Youth Lagoon – Experimental Indie pop headed by frontman Trevor Powers.

Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon

Trevor Powers of Youth Lagoon with Sikara Erin.

Trevor Powers of Youth Lagoon with Sikara Erin.

Foxygen – Indie Rock band with a 70’s vibe

Jim James – Jim James, is lead singer and songwriter of My Morning Jacket and recently released his debut solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God. The album demonstrates James’ soulful songwriting, his captivating voice and showcases his talents as both a producer and engineer.

Jim James at the Heartbreaker's Banquet, Willie Nelson's Luck Ranch. Photographed by Jennifer Swanson.

Jim James at the Heartbreaker’s Banquet, Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch. Photographed by Jennifer Swanson.

Caveman – a five-man vibe collective from NYC who released a first album in 2011.

 

Caveman Performing at Justine's in East Austin. Photographed by Jennifer Swanson.

Caveman Performing at Justine’s in East Austin. Photographed by Jennifer Swanson.

Rhye –  L.A. based Rhye is parts Danish, songwriter-producer, Robin Hannibal and parts Canadian, Mike Milosh, the voice. The band’s recent debut album, “Woman,” is an electro-soul gem that’s attracted plenty of attention for how closely Milosh’s voice resembles that of a woman. (Rich Juzwiak of Gawker, had the most apt description when he said Milosh’s singing “is ‘Crying Game’-androgynous: capable of fooling masses, but obviously male once you have confirmation that he is.”)

Rhye is the duo of Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal. Photo: Dan Monick/Courtesy of the artist

Rhye is the duo of Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal. Photo: Dan Monick/Courtesy of the artist

Rhye at Buffalo Billiards. Photo by Jennifer Swanson.

Rhye at Buffalo Billiards. Photo by Jennifer Swanson.

– Hotly tipped Danish songstress MØ aka. Karen Marie Ørsted is stirring up a buzz throughout the global blogosphere these days. With no albums out and only 3 online tracks the 24-year-old MØ recently faced a bidding war, which ultimately led to signing with Sony.

 

MØ and her Exuberant Stage Presence

MØ and her Exuberant Stage Presence