SXSW announced today that the 2012 event schedules are now going live. That means that between now and March 9 artists will begin plugging dates on the calendar so us fans can plan our days and nights accordingly. I have gone ahead and trolled A through Z again to pick out some of the bands you should watch out for. I have merged the list from my earlier SXSW blog post with the one below so it’s consolidated.

I recommend creating an account on if you haven’t already and going in to favorite the bands you think you want to see. This way as the dates and times will automatically start populating to your calendar and you can just worry about arranging your time as we get closer to the actual event.

2:54 (London UK)
Aloe Blacc (Los Angeles CA)
Best Coast (Los Angeles CA)
The Black Angels (Austin TX)
Azari & III (Toronto Canada)
BeatauCue (Kitsune – Caen France)
The Big Pink (London UK)
Body Language (Brooklyn NY)
Bosco Delrey (New Jersey NJ)
The Bright Light Social Hour (Austin TX)
Bubble Puppy (Austin TX)
Chairlift (Brooklyn NY)
Clock Opera (London UK)
Cloud Nothings (Cleveland OH)
Crazy P (London UK)
Crystal Fighters (London UK)
The Crystal Method (Los Angeles CA)
Dan Deacon (Baltimore MD)
David Ramirez (Austin TX)
David Vandervelde (Nashville TN)
Delicate Steve (Newton NJ)
Dragonette (Toronto Canada)
French Horn Rebellion (Milwaukee WI)
Gold Motel (Chicago IL)
Gossip (Portland OR)
Grimes (Montreal Canada)
Here We Go Magic (New York NY)
Housse De Racket (Paris France)
Hudson Mohawke (Glasgow UK)
Is Tropical (London UK)
Lana Del Rey (New York NY)
Little Boots (London UK)
M. Ward (Portland OR)
Matthew Dear (Brooklyn NY)
Metric (Toronto Canada)
Miike Snow (Stockholm Sweden)
Miniature Tigers (Brooklyn NY)
Orthy (Austin TX)
SBTRKT (London UK)
Sinden (London UK)
Slow Club (London UK)
Spank Rock (Philadelphia PA)
Steve Aoki (Los Angeles CA)
Strange Boys (Austin TX)
Teengirl Fantasy (New York NY)
VHS or Beta (Brooklyn NY)
Wolfgang Gartner (Austin TX)
Yuksek (Paris France)