Hard to believe that SXSW is drawing ever near as the weeks seem to be flying by in anticipation. Today we bring you even more coverage with an interview from Portland based indie group Melville. As I’ve been doing, these are just some questions to build press for upcoming bands, get their feel for SXSW, and see what they think about our great city. Follow the jump for responses.
Another day, another SXSW interview to bring your way. Today I’ve got one from Sweden based electronic pop group Summer Heart. Now we’ve been told that this is the groups very first trip to play in the states so we’re excited to welcome them to our sweet city with open arms. Follow the jump for responses.
Readers of our website know that the entire staff here is fully behind the up and coming sounds of Chicago based rock group Twin Peaks. Now since I just interviewed these guys back during Fun Fest, I sent them our SXSW questions this time around to get their thoughts on the festival and Austin. Follow the jump to see what the dudes had to say.
It’s hard to believe how close we are to SXSW week with only a few short weeks remaining until all hell breaks loose. As usual, we here at ATH have a ton more short, SXSW oriented interviews to bring your way to prep you for the fun. Today we are excited to share with you some answers from Richmond bases group Avers.
After just recently sharing their awesome new pop single with you, I thought it fitting to reach out to DC based group Pree to discuss their upcoming SXSW experience. As always, we are very thankful for the band’s time and honest answers. Follow the jump to see what they have to say.
Going to a festival is great. Good bands, good vibes (usually), but it’s also about having yourself a grand old time. So, with that spirit, and our previous experience at Fun Fun Fun Fest, we decided to create a little FFF Bingo for you to play with your friends. All you have to do is print this out, then play with us via twitter, and you can win a sweet prize or two. Even if you don’t wanna play, have yourself a fun/safe time out there this weekend folks.
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Fun Fun Fun Fest snuck up on me quite a bit this year and it’s hard to believe that we are just one short week away from Austin’s best festival. Good times will be had by all I’m sure and of course ATH is here to ensure that you will be aptly prepared for the weekend of fun. Today we’re continuing our coverage of the fest with a look at 13 bands you definitely shouldn’t miss out on. Why 13? Because it’s Halloween and we’re cool. Follow the jump for the list in no particular order.
It seems that every other day, someone has a festival going, especially here in Austin; there’s always something. I’m okay with that, but over the last few years I’ve noticed a lot of small boutique festivals carving niches for themselves. With this in mind, I was connected with Gordon Lamb, formerly one of the gents behind Athens PopFest, and now the founder of Athens Intensified. The festival takes place in Athens, Georgia (not Greece) on September 11-13, with an extra date on September 20th to fit in The Egyptian Lover. If you’re in the area and interested in going…tickets are HERE. But, otherwise, it’s still a good read at the world of being a festival curator. Thanks to Gordon for his time and to Mike for setting up the interview.
Fun Fest is now just a few short days away and the ATH crew couldn’t be more excited for the big event. With just those few days left, we plan on highlighting a ton more bands we’re excited about seeing this weekend. Today I give you legendary rock group The Walkmen. Follow the jump for more.
We’ve now got one weekend of live music under our belts so it’s time to do a little reflection from what just went down. I see no better way to do that than with a few interviews we lined up with festival performing bands. Next up on our list of interviewees is previously ACL spotlighted band, Widowspeak. Read more for full interview.