The Big List of Bands Ryan Saw @ SXSW 2009

ABOVE: A plateful of Austin BBQ tangentially but not directly related to the massive list of bands below

Now that it’s mid-April I think we’re nearly done rolling out our SXSW ’09 content. Just in time for Coachella. Huzzah! After the jump, a list of the bands I personally enjoyed in Austin this year, alpha by artist. (G’head click through, you know you’re curious.)

A Ali Harter
Andrew Bird
Asobi Seksu
B Bar-Kays
Beach House
Beau Jennings
Billy Bob Thornton / The Boxmasters
Bishop Allen
Black Lips
Blitzen Trapper
Blue Scholars
C Camera Obscura
Common Market
Crystal Antlers
D Dananananananaykroyd
Daniel Johnston
Daniel Walcher
Dinosaur Jr
E Echo & The Bunnymen
Entrance Band
F Forms
G Glasvegas
Grizzly Bear
H Handsome Furs
Heartless Bastards
Hold Steady
Hot Legs (The Darkness)
J Jason Lytle
Juliette Lewis & The I Feel Sorry For Backing Band
K King Khan & The Shrines
L Let’s Wrestle
Loney Dear
Lucero (note: very, very drunk. him, not me)
M M Ward
Marnie Stern
Mumford and Sons
N Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head
New York Dolls
No Age
P Past Lives
Perry Ferrell
PJ Harvey & John Parish
Primal Scream
Pyschedelic Horseshit
R Razorlight
Rural Alberta Advantage
S Silversun Pickups
St Vincent
Stars Go Dim
T These Arms Are Snakes
Third Eye Blind
Tinted Windows (James Iha + Cheap Trick + Taylor Hanson) (“World Premiere!”)
Tori Amos
Trash Talk
U Uglysuit
V Vivian Girls
W Wavves
White Lies

Last but far from least LA’s own The Little Ones, whom I finally got a chance to chat with, albeit briefly. Very fun. I’ll try to add more bands as memory sees fit; no doubt I’ve left out a lot of stuff above (eg, where the fuck are all the “Q” bands, huh?) Some quick math: ~71 bands above = roughly 18 bands/day over four days, give or take, not counting several bands I’ve forgotten and leaving out all the nonsense that transpired on St Pat’s. Sláinte. Also, apparently I favor bands that start with “B”, go figure.