Quruli, Kishidan aim for SXSW spots

Source: Bounce.com with additional reporting by Musicwhore.org

Quruli, Kishidan and Polysics are some of the Japanese bands applying for showcases at the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The SXSW Asia site listed 19 bands all vying for spots at this year’s festival, to be held March 17-20.

Bands from around the world perform at SXSW, and for the past seven years, the festival has hosted Japan Nite. Past participants from Japan include Number Girl, Cocco, Love Psychedelico and Zoobombs. An early list of this year’s participants includes N.E.R.D, Ozomatli, the Hives and the Crystal Method.

A full list of participants will be published in mid-February. Bands from Japan tentatively appearing at the 2004 festival (subject to change) include:

  • Bleach
  • The Emeralds
  • Quruli
  • Zanzo
  • Noodles
  • Limited Express (has gone?)
  • Fuzzy Control
  • Electric Eel Shock
  • Polysics
  • W.A.R.P.
  • Fantasy’s Core
  • Kishidan
  • Romz Record Crew
  • Response
  • FC Five
  • Petty Booka
  • Gito Gito Husler
  • Tsushimamire
  • Kokeshi Doll