2012 Westword Music Showcase local lineup!

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We're just over a month out from this year's Westword Music Showcase, and we've already let you know who we have headlining the mainstage this year -- but keep it locked on Backbeat for another big announcement this coming Monday. Now it's time for us to give up the goods on the local lineup. As you'll see below, it's completely stacked to the rafters this year with all of your favorite homegrown acts, plus more that will be announced in the coming weeks. Page down to have a look, and if you haven't already, be sure to pick up your tickets and then see if you can win a VIP upgrade.

• Achille Lauro • A. Tom Collins • Arliss Nancy • Big J. Beats • BigWheel Electrosoul • BLKHRTS • Bold Type • Bop Skizzum • Broken Tongues • CacheFlowe (Yo Soy Sauce) • Carbon Choir • Carmen Sandim Quintet • Choke the Word • Churchill • Cobraconda • Ian Cooke • Danielle Ate the Sandwich • Dead Ringer • Diamond Boiz • The Dont's and Be Carefuls • Rob Drabkin • Eldren • FaceMan • Fairchildren • Filthy T • Fingers of the Sun • The Foodchain • Force Publique • Glass Hits • Glass Homes • Greg Harris Vibe Quintet • Hearts in Space • The Hollyfelds • Human Agency • In the Whale • IAMTHESHOTGUN • Il Cattivo • I'm With Her • The Informants • Input • iZCALLi • J. Carey • Turner Jackson • Rachel James • John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light • Joy Subtraction • The Kentucky Parlor Pickers • The Knew • Koo Qua • Land Lines • Lola Black • Lords of Fuzz • M and the Gems • ManCub • The Manxx • MF Ruckus • Bianca Mikahn • Aakash Mittal • Mombi • Morning Clouds • My Body Sings Electric • New Ben Franklins • No Fair Fights • Joshua Novak • Option 4 • Andy Palmer and Grub Street Writer • PANAL S.A. DE C.V. • Petals of Spain • The Photo Atlas • Pitch Invasion • Potcheen • Raincheck • The Raven and the Writing Desk • Real Magic • Red Stinger • Rubedo • SAUNA • Caleb Slade • SlaughterHouse Rootz • Snake Rattle Rattle Snake • Spires • The Swayback • Take to the Oars • John Templeton • The Foot. • Tin Horn Prayer • Dan Treanor • Trichome • Varlet • Wheelchair Sports Camp • Whiskey Tango • Wire Faces • Wonderlic • The Yawpers • The Young Austin Band • Zebroids

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