RedEye goes to SXSW

Austin, Texas or bust! The RedEye Soundboard heads to SXSW next week to check out the many Chicago bands playing the annual music festival. Check out our Facebook page for exclusive videos, photos and more.

Official, non-official, who cares? 

Dozens of Chicago bands are making the trek down to Austin, Texas, to play both official showcases and just-for-the-hell-of-it sets at SXSW, and we gathered them up in a tidy package for you. RedEye will be following a few of these acts around town throughout the festival--check back at for updates, photos, videos and more.

Don't see your SXSW-bound band listed here? We'll be updating and adding bands up until the fest: Leave info in the comments or tweet us at @redeyechimusic.

Chicago bands at SXSW:



Gold Motel

Chrissy Murderbot

U.S. Girls

Kid Sister

The Hood Internet


Smith Westerns

Joe Pug

Chali 2Na

Andrew Belle



Scattered Trees