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San Francisco at South by Southwest: Mixtape 1 (Podcast #245)

San Francisco at South by Southwest: Mixtape 2

San Francisco at South by Southwest: Mixtape 3

Every March, thousands of bands, industry types, and music fans converge on Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest Music Festival. This year’s fest takes place from March 15th-20th in venues all over Austin, and, as is the case every year, a large number of Bay Area/Northern California bands are making the trek to Texas. As the mixtapes below indicate, the bands performing range from SF indie legends to talented up-and-comers, and a number of them — including The Dodos, Tune-Yards, Shannon and the Clams, and Hunx & His Punx — have highly anticipated albums coming out later this year.

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We’ll be doing coverage before, during, and after the madness of SXSW 2011. For now, enjoy these tapes showcasing the breadth of Bay Area talent participating in the year’s fest. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be heading down to Austin to enjoy these collections of great local talent. In fact, attendees and non-attendees alike can consider these tapes a sampling of many of the Bay Area bands that will be (and, for some, have already been) receiving national attention in 2011.

Tracklisting for SF at SXSW Mixtapes

Mixtape #1 (The Podcast)

[Intro] 1. The Dodos – “Black Night”
2. Social Studies – “Time Bandit (The One AM Radio Remix)”
3. Blackbird Blackbird – “Give You Everything”
4. Tune-Yards – “Bizness”
5. John Vanderslice – “The Piano Lesson”
6. Foxtails Brigade – “The Bread and the Bait”
7. Sea Of Bees – “Wizbot”
8. Papercuts – “Do You Really Wanna Know”
9. American Music Club – “All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco”
10. Exray’s – “Hesitation”
11. Moon Duo – “Mazes”
12. Bare Wires – “Ready To Go”
13. Weekend – “End Times”

Mixtape #2 (Web Only Bonus)

1. Apache – “Jam Pusher”
2. The Fresh & Onlys – “Do You Believe In Destiny?”
3. The Soft Moon – “Tiny Spiders”
4. Shannon and the Clams – “The Cult Song”
5. Personal and the Pizzas – “Brass Knuckles”
6. Ty Segall – “California Commercial”
7. Thee Oh Sees – “I Was Denied”
8. The Ferocious Few – “Kathleen”
9. The Wrong Words – “Summer’s Gone”
10. Hunx & His Punx – “Too Young To Be In Love”
11. Grass Widow – “Fried Egg”
12. The Sandwitches – “Lightfoot”
13. Magic Bullets – “Sigh The Day Away”
14. Vetiver – “Everyday”

Mixtape #3 (Web Only Bonus)

1. Ash Reiter – “Ishi”
2. Thao with The Get Down Stay Down – “The Give (New, Improved LIVE session)”
3. Or, The Whale – “Datura”
4. The Mumlers – “Coffin Factory”
5. Birds & Batteries – “Panorama”
6. Geographer – “Original Sin”
7. Sister Crayon – “Anti-Psalm”
8. Sugar & Gold – “Bodyaches (Single Version)”
9. OONA – “Shhhhout!”
10. The Limousines – “Very Busy People”
11. HOTTUB – “1-2-3-GO!”
12. Zion I & The Grouch – “Rockit Man (ft. Silk E)”
13. Eskmo – “Cloudlight”