Here’s 25 songs I handpicked by 25 bands that are under the radar, playing SXSW this week, and make me want to jump around the room! Let me know what songs get you excited.

Also subscribe to my YouTube channel because I created a video playlist of all the new artists I’m digging called BUTR’s Favorite New Artists.  I included the artists below that were on YouTube and many more.  I would suggest listening to both playlists so you don’t possibly miss discovering your new favorite song. 🙂  Happy listening!!!



SXSW 2011 PART 1 (PODCAST #55)

This is my annual SXSW podcast that I have been building for months! I have so many great artists I’ve been dying to share with you that I had to break this annual podcast into two parts.

If there a song or artist that played SXSW that you thought was exceptional and not on either of these podcasts please let me know about them:

Download the podcast on iTunes or here.

BUTR – SXSW 2011 Part 1 (Podcast #55)
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1. AWOLNATION – All I Need
2. Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
3. James Blake – Limit To Your Love
4. Boy & Bear – Mexican Mavis
5. Gypsy & The Cat – Breakaway
6. The Naked And Famous – Punching In A Dream
7. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
8. Luke Rathborne – I Can Be One
9. Sacred Animals – Chosen Seed
10. James Vincent McMorrow – If I Had A Boat
11. Jeremy Messersmith – A Girl, A Boy, And A Graveyard
12. Nightmare & The Cat – Sarah Beth
13. Nightmare & The Cat – The Missing Year
14. Charlie Mars – Back Of The Room
15. Hugo – 99 Problems
16. Cold War Kids – Royal Blue
17. The Fling – Wanderingfoot
18. Family Of The Year – Summer Girl
19. The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
20. The Civil Wars – Tip Of My Tongue (Lightning 100 version)
21. Oh Land – Sun Of A Gun
22. Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers – Venus Shaver
23. The Belle Brigade – Sweet Louise
24. Hanni El Khatib – Dead Wrong (Wilcox Sessions)
25. Alexander – A Million Years
26. Alexander – Truth
27. The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger & Mark Ronson – Jardin du Luxembourg
28. Jessica Lea Mayfield – Blue Skies Again
29. The Jezabels – Mace Spray


SXSW 2010 (PODCAST #43)

I’ve been working on this podcast for the last 3 weeks nonstop day and night listening to literally over a thousand bands to be able to predict and pick my favorite bands that will rock SXSW 2010 in Austin, TX this year.

A lot of the bands playing SXSW were featured in BUTR’s 100 songs for $10 promo or in past podcasts or are slated for future podcasts.  There’s so much good music coming out that I’m dying to share with you so let’s get this party started!

Below are BUTR’s 80 Top Picks that are playing SXSW this week.  Because I didn’t want the podcast to be 6 hours long, I picked 36 hot tracks that I’m in love with right now that I haven’t played for you yet from my list of 80 bands that are all must-hear artists.

I will come back from Austin with a full report on what bands where killer live so stay tuned.  In the meantime let me know what tracks you are loving.  Download the podcast on iTunes or just push play below.  Hit me up if will be in Austin and tell me what your digging.

Oh and if you have an iPhone/iPod Touch or a phone on Google’s Android platform, then you can download a free BUTR app and get new hand-picked music from BUTR delivered to you every week that you can listen to anytime on-demand!  Just search for BUTR in your app store.

SXSW 2010 (Podcast #43)
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Download Podcast #43

1. Dirty Sweet – You’ve Been Warned
2. Marina and the Diamonds – Hollywood
3. Foxy Shazam – A Dangerous Man
4. Matthew Mayfield – Her Name Was December
5. Charlie Mars – Banging On Your Door
6. Justin Rutledge – The Wire
7. Saint Motel – Dear Dictator
8. Magic Wands – Black Magic
9. Broken Bells – The High Road
10. Ezra Furman and the Harpoons – Take Off Your Sunglasses
11. Steriogram – Walkie Talkie Man
12. The Coolness – Trouser Arouser
13. Nat Jenkins – The Message
14. Robert Francis – Junebug
15. Lissie – Little Lovin’
16. The xx – Shelter
17. Carney – Love Me Chase Me
18. The Honeymoon Thrillers – Modern Love
19. Lawrence Arabia – Apple Pie Bed
20. The Bloodsugars – The Pedestrian Boogie
21. Homeboy Sandman – Angels With Dirty Faces
22. Get Busy Committee – My LIttle Razorblade
23. John Forte – Nervous
24. Greg Laswell – Your Ghost
25. Griffin House – If You Want To
26. Eisley – Ambulance
27. Allo Darlin’ – My Heart Is A Drummer
28. Wakey!Wakey! – The Oh Song
29. Local Natives – Airplanes
30. AmpLive – Gary Is a Robot
31. Home Video – I Can Make You Feel It
32. Dead Confederate – Start Me Laughing
33. Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights – Gypsy Woman
34. Timber Timbre – Demon Host
35. Midlake – Acts of Man
36. The Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin

37-80. Muse / Scissor Sisters / Hole / BRMC / Neko Case / Jakob Dylan / Shwayze / Dr. Dog / Joshua James / Free Energy / The Walkmen / The Boxer Rebellion / The Rural Alberta Advantage / American Bang / Gin Wigmore / Okkervil River/ Mayer Hawthorne / Dios / DM Stith / Nicole Atlkins / The Deep Dark Woods /Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings / Kitten / Rachel Cantu / Johnny Copper / Luke Doucet / Band of Skulls / Fitz & the Tantrums / Lord T & Eloise / BIGBANG / Amelia Curran / Kate Miler-Heidke / Imagine Dragons / PawnShop Kings / Dawes / The Daylights / The Asteroids Galaxy TourEverybody was in the French resistance… Now! / Sounds Under Radio / Andrew Belle / Elliott Brood / Miss Li / The Veils / Matthew Perryman Jones / Barcelona / Miike Snow / MoZella / Delta Spirit / Griffin House



Below are the best resources I’ve found for putting together an itinerary for SXSW. Check these out to make your life happier and easier!

Are you on and have you seen it’s integration with Grooveshark? I’m in love!

Here is my calendar powered by in the very beginning stages so don’t judge:

You can listen to all the artists I’m going to see at SXSW powered by Grooveshark here:

RSVP at bottom of this page on Austinist to a ton of SXSW parties:

Also here is every delicious SXSW tool in one place (including Music Player, SXSW torrents, super detailed list of all unofficial parties, etc):

Do you love me yet? My work here is done. See you in Austin!