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SXSW Music announces Brian Wilson Panel and Initial Band List

AUSTIN, TX. (SXWS Official Fans Website) - The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival, scheduled to take place Wednesday, March 16 - 20, 2005 in Austin, Texas, is pleased to announce a panel discussion of Brian Wilson's "Smile" project, in conjunction with a screening of the documentary "Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile'." Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, David Leaf and Mark Linette will share stories from the project on a panel discussion on Friday, March 18 at the Austin Convention Center.

Brian Wilson's "Smile" album was the talk of the music world in 2004, with the album gracing a large number of year-end best-of lists and the live show playing to audiences worldwide. With its genesis in the late 1960's and the myths surrounding the initial sessions, the re-recording and completion of "Smile" marks a triumph for the artist and a unique chapter in popular music.

On the SXSW Music Festival front, SXSW is pleased to announce a few highlights selected out of 6700 applications. Elvis Costello and The Imposters will perform this year for the first time. Costello has been nominated for three Grammies this year, including "Best Rock Album." His new label, Lost Highway will release a deluxe edition of 'The Delivery Man' March 1 in the US. It will include a bonus video of "Bedlam" from the Eagle Rock DVD and 'The Clarksdale Sessions' bonus disc containing 7 songs.

Other acts scheduled to perform include: A Frames (Seattle WA), Against Me! (Gainesville FL), Ambulance Ltd (New York NY), Ariel Pink (Los Angeles CA), Ash (London UK), The Bad Plus (New York NY), Lou Barlow (Los Angeles CA), The Be Good Tanyas (Vancouver BC), Blind Boys of Alabama (Birmingham AL), Bloc Party (London UK), Blowfly (Miami FL) Brazilian Girls (New York NY), Buck 65 (Halifax NS), Buried At Sea (Chicago IL), Burrito Deluxe (Nashville TN), Vic Chesnutt (Athens GA), Chingo Bling (Houston TX), Communique (Oakland CA), Damon & Naomi (Cambridge MA), The Dears (Montreal QC), Death From Above 1979 (Toronto ON), Ditty Bops (Los Angeles CA), DJ Logic (Bronx NY), Dogs Die in Hot Cars (Glasgow UK), The Donnas (Palo Alto CA), Doves (Manchester UK), Kathleen Edwards (Ottawa ON), Fatboy Slim (Brighton UK), the Futureheads (Sunderland UK), Goldie Lookin Chain (Newport UK), The Go! Team (Brighton UK), Robyn Hitchcock (London UK), Hot Hot Heat (Victoria BC), Hot Rod Circuit (New Haven CT), Husky Rescue (Helsinki FINLAND), Billy Idol (Los Angeles CA), ISIS (Los Angeles CA), Jennifer Gentle (Padova ITALY), Kaiser Chiefs (Leeds UK), The Kills (London UK), Kings Of Convenience (Bergen NORWAY), Los Super Seven (Various ), Magnolia Electric Co. (Indianapolis IN), Stephen Malkmus (Portland OR), Aimee Mann (Los Angeles CA), Minibosses (Tempe AZ), Money Mark (Los Angeles CA), Mono (Tokyo JAPAN), Ronnie Montrose (Sacramento CA), Nada Surf (Brooklyn NY), Ojos De Brujo (Barcelona SPAIN), the pAper chAse (Dallas TX), Pelican (Chicago IL), Pig Destroyer (Bethesda MA), the pillows (Tokyo JAPAN), Robert Plant (UK), Radio 4 (Brooklyn NY), Ratatat (Brooklyn NY), The Raveonettes (Copenhagen DENMARK), Rob Sonic (New York NY), Saturday Looks Good To Me (Ann Arbor MI), Ulrich Schnauss (Berlin GERMANY), Sleater-Kinney (Portland OR), Smoosh (Seattle WA), Seyi Solagbade & the Blackface Band (Lagos State NIGERIA), Son Volt (St Louis MO), The Soundtrack Of Our Lives (Gothenberg SWEDEN), The Spits (Seattle WA), Mavis Staples (Chicago IL), Stars (Montreal QC), Steel Pulse (Birmingham UK), Steel Train (New York NY), Swishahouse featuring Mike Jones and Paul Wall (Houston TX), James Talley (Tulsa OK), Otis Taylor (Boulder CO), These Arms Are Snakes (Seattle WA), Pam Tillis (Nashville TN), Underoath (Tampa FL), Visionaries (Los Angeles CA), Saul Williams (Los Angeles CA), and Wolfmother (Sydney AUSTRALIA). This list is, of course, subject to change. Please keep in mind this is only a portion of the bands that will be playing at the SXSW Music Festival.

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