Bay Area Acts at SXSW This Week

As some of the biggest names in Bay Area tech wrap up SXSW Interactive, some of the region’s best bands, DJs and performers will hit the stage for the music component of the conference/festival this week.

The full spectrum of the Bay Area music scene will be represented in Austin starting Tuesday and continuing through the weekend, with everyone from LA transplants and veteran acts NOFX and Jon Doe, to indie darlings Geographer and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and new faces on the scene like Day Wave and Nef the Pharaoh.

San Francisco leads the list with 18 acts performing at SXSW, just edging out Oakland, which will be represented by 17 bands and DJs.

Bay Area acts at SXSW this week:

Apache (San Francisco)

Astronauts, etc. (Oakland)

Big Tits (Oakland)

Black Cobra (San Francisco)

Con Brio (San Francisco)

Covet (with Yvette Young) (San Jose)

Culture Abuse (San Francisco)

Cumstain (Oakland)

Day Wave (Oakland)

Deejay Theory (San Francisco)

DJ HALO (Oakland)

Fantastic Negrito (Oakland)

Geographer (San Francisco)

Getter (San Jose)

Antonette Goroch (Oakland)

Hefna Gwap (E Palo Alto)

INHALT (San Francisco)

John Doe (Richmond)

Larry June (San Francisco)

Kamaiyah (Oakland)

Kehlani (Oakland)

KRNE (Oakland)

Los Rakas (Oakland)

Matrixxman (San Francisco)

MC Lars (Oakland)

Mikey Pauker (Oakland)

Nef The Pharaoh (Vallejo)

Sarah Bethe Nelson (San Francisco)

NOFX (San Francisco)

Noodles (Hayward)

Pookie and The Poodlez (Oakland)

Shannon and The Clams (Oakland)

Slick! (Oakland)


The Soft White Sixties (San Francisco)

Andrew St. James (San Francisco)

Sun Kil Moon (San Francisco)

Luke Sweeney (San Francisco)

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (San Francisco)

toyGuitar (San Francisco)

Find set times and locations on the official SXSW Music website, including details about First Lady Michelle Obama’s Opening Keynote featuring Missy Elliott and will be moderated by Queen Latifah on Wednesday, March 16 at the Austin Convention Center.

See also: President Barack Obama Keynote Conversation at SXSW Interactive 2016


  1. You forgot a few: Katie Garibaldi, Seth Lael, Ryan Cassata, Sit Kitty Sit, Crashing Hotels, Luke Sweeney,Down and Outlaws, Ice Cream, Growwler, FASIV, Dangermaker, Eyes on the Shore, The Go Ahead

  2. Don’t forget other Oakland acts playing Austin at the same time. Kim Lembo is rocking it out at Opal’s and Strange Brew. See more info here¬†

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