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SXSW Music Announces First Bands for 2014

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Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News
SXSW hopes to be bigger and better than ever when the fest begins on March 7.

South By Southwest Music announced the first salvo of artists gracing the badge-laden official stages.

The list includes just over 180 bands from all over the world, including 26 Austin acts including Whiskey Shivers, Shakey Graves, The Sour Notes and Wild Child.

The festival will begin on March 7 and all three phases — Film, Interactive and Music — will wrap up on March 16.

You can check out the whole lineup on the SXSW Music site.

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