Represent! Chicago Bands to Hit SXSW

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More than two dozen Chicago-area bands will make the trek to Austin, Texas next month for the annual SXSW music+film+interactive festival.

According to an updated band/venue list on the festival's Web site, at least 29 local artists are slated to perform throughout the five-day music portion of the event.

Among them:

Anni Rossi
The Atlas Moth
Cast Spells
The Cool Kids
Hey Champ
Hollywood Holt
The Hood Internet
Joan of Arc
Joe Pug
Kid Sister
Kidz In The Hall
Led Zeppelin 2
Love of Everything
Maps & Atlases
Mittens on Strings
Stephanie Nilles
Plastic Crimewave Sound
Psalm One
Rebel Diaz
Smith Westerns
Waco Brothers
Via Tania
Willy Joy

The SXSW Web site -- -- has the full schedule, broken down by day and venue.

The event is one of the largest music festivals in the country and has been held every year since 1987. has more info on the artists and parties heading to the Lonestar State.

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