The South by Southwest Music Festival announced its second wave of bands for the SXSW 2012 lineup, with some interesting names for second phase. Bands like Turbo Fruits, Asking Alexandra, Capsula, Electric Eel Shock, Polarsets and Zulu Winter are all part of the list. Check out what is a complete lineup as of today, with the understanding that more bands are coming. SXSW 2012 tickets are available in a variety of packages, including Platinum for access to Music + Film + Interactive, Gold for only Film + Interactive.
The South by Southwest Music Festival dates are March 14-18 in Austin, Texas. This is part of the larger and more epic SXSW experience that goes down March 9th-18th. There's a simultaneous SXSW Film Festival that coincides with the SXSW Music Festival. It's no Sundance yet, but it is an interesting indie venue, with over 170 films. There's even a SXSW Interactive component to cover the web. SXSW Panels include names like "Music in Mobile, Tablets and Laptops: What's Next?," "It Takes a Village to Break an Artist" and "What Happened to the Big Idea in Music Technology?"