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Represent! Chicago Bands to Hit SXSW



    Represent! Chicago Bands to Hit SXSW
    Hanson performs at the DirecTV SXSW Live Broadcast on March 13, 2008 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

    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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