As things start to rev up after the holiday lull, we can’t help but think about that annual trek to Austin for indie rock spring break — and begin trolling for confirmations for the music festival’s slate of performers. Best we’ve got so far is a list of “Music Festival Highlights” that the SXSW folks have made available in their January update (pdf via P4K). Here’s the “subject to change” list of “highlights”:
Devin The Dude
Matt & Kim
The Watson Twins
Stax 50th Anniversary Soul Review
Cold War Kids
And Pitchfork reports that Under Byen is confirmed as well, which makes 14 down, 1400 to go! So which one of you in-the-know scenesters can help fill in our unofficial list of rampant speculation? Got a wish list? Or does SXSW leave you feeling like it’s just a big industry circle jerk with bands you’ve already seen (and really, who can subsist on BBQ and margs three meals a day for five days)?