SXSW 2006: Polysics, WTF?

Looks like three more Japanese bands have been added to the SXSW 2006 schedule:

  • Hologram
  • Polysics
  • Umekichi

No, I don’t like Polysics either. I will concede they are an incredible live band. I just can’t stand their music.

The complete list, at this point:

  • Afrirampo
  • Caroline
  • Dir en grey
  • DMBQ
  • Ellegarden
  • The Emeralds
  • eX-Girl
  • Gitogito Hustler
  • Hologram
  • Limited Express (has gone?)
  • Luminous Orange
  • My Way My Love
  • Masahiro Nitta
  • Noahlewis’ Mahlon Taits
  • PE’Z
  • Polysics
  • The Rodeo Carburettor
  • Kunimoto Takeharu
  • Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re
  • Umekichi
  • Toru Yonaha

After some Google-ing, it looks like there’s going to be tsugaru shamisen showcase with Masahiro Nitta and Toru Yonaha. That would be interesting to see at a pre-dominantly rock music festival.