today the bands for sxsw were announced.

these are the ones im happy to see on the list

Anathallo (Chicago IL)
Antietam (New York NY)
Joseph Arthur (Brooklyn NY)
A Thousand Knives Of Fire (Long Branch NJ)
The Bad Rackets (Austin TX)
Be Your Own Pet (Nashville TN)
Bible of the Devil (Chicago IL)
Blackholicus (Austin TX)
The Black Keys (Akron OH)
Billy Bragg (London UK)
Brother Reade (Winston Salem NC)
The Cool Kids (Chicago IL)
Correatown (Yuba City CA)
Dixie Witch (Austin TX)
The Donnas (Palo Alto CA)
Matthew Good (Burnaby BC)
Hanson (Tulsa OK)
The Happy Hollows (Los Angeles CA)
Har Mar Superstar (Los Angeles CA)
Holy Fuck (Toronto ON)
The Homosexuals (London UK)
Honeycut (Berkeley CA)
Hong Kong Blood Opera (Hermosillo MEXICO)
Jesca Hoop (Los Angeles CA)
The Hush Sound (Chicago IL)
Ice Cube (Hollywood CA)
The Iguanas (New Orleans LA)
Indian Jewelry (Houston TX)
Kaki King (New York NY)
Langhorne Slim (Langhorne PA)
Limbeck (Long Beach CA)
Shelby Lynne (Palm Springs CA)
Lyrics Born (Oakland CA)
Made Out Of Babies (Brooklyn NY)
Matt & Kim (New York NY)
MGMT (Brooklyn NY)
Minipop (San Francisco CA)
Thurston Moore (Northampton MA)
N.E.R.D. (Virginia Beach VA)
No Age (Los Angeles CA)
Dolly Parton (Sevierville TN)
Steve Poltz (San Diego CA)
The Presidents of The United States of America (Seattle WA)
Ra Ra Riot (Syracuse NY)
The Raveonettes (New York NY)
Rogue Wave (Oakland CA)
Sea Wolf (Los Angeles CA)
Sia (London UK)
The Soundtrack of Our Lives (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
The Submarines (Los Angeles CA)
Tapes ‘n Tapes (Minneapolis MN)
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb (Pensacola FL)
The Ting Tings (Manchester UK)
Tokyo Police Club (Toronto ON)
Vampire Weekend (New York NY)
VHS or Beta (Louisville KY)
The Von Bondies (Detroit MI)
The Vines (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (Austin TX)
The Whigs (Athens GA)

full list of 1500+ bands here + list of cities represented