We’re trying to get you ready for BurgerMania at SXSW, which will kick off on March 15. It’s one of my favorite days during SXSW…they fit in as many great bands as they can, including rad Austin acts. Here’s another rad band that will be part of the various events sponsored by the label, Boy Toy, hailing from Brooklyn. Take some time to read what they had to say before they make their way South. Read more
I’m loving all these great interview responses that we’re getting, so we’ll continue to run out the great interviews we’ve been running via the Internet. Today we’re bringing you Swimming, a Fayetteville act specializing in brilliant pop music that’s built to get your toes tapping. I’m always down to support an act from Arkansas. Read the group’s responses below.
Long have we supported the New York’s Dead Stars, so as they prepare to head into Austin for a few days of rock n’ roll at SXSW, we thought it best to give you a quick introduction to the band before you decide that you’ll be better off including them in your viewing plans. Read on for the band’s answers to our thought-provoking questions.
One of my favorite bands of the last several years, Natural Child, is making their way to Austin, again. Despite the fact that they always seem to be here, I’m always willing to go out of my way to catch their sets. They’ve got a new album, Dancin With Wolves, which will be out by the time the band rolls into town for SXSW; it’s a little bit different than previous work, but equally as good. The Internet allowed us to catch up with them before they head our way. Read more
Running interviews thus far has been a success, and it’s great to see the dynamic personalities spread across the globe making music. We turn our sites today towards Canada’s Each Other, who’ve got a brand new record coming out on Lefse Records; it’s titled Being Elastic. I caught the band a few years back, and personally, it was one of my favorite sets; I also hear via various friends that they’re super nice, which makes appreciating them all the easier. Check out what they had to say.
Pizza Time is the Denver-based product of one David Pizza. Not only does he like to rock the pizza rep, but he also spends a great deal of his time offering punk rock in Spanish. He’s done some releases with the most excellent cats over at Burger Records (though I wonder if they had issue with the band name, but I suppose Burger Time was already taken). Anyways, David is on his way to Austin for a great SXSW, so read on for his thoughts about the festival.
The Austin Music Blogger Awards is less than a week away, so we’ve got a few more interviews to help you get to know your local artists. This time I caught up with my friend Stephen Svacina from Sweet Talk; his band is nominated for Best EP with their Flash of Light EP (12XU). Stephen’s a good dude, and in one of Austin’s great pop-punk bands (just don’t tell him that or he’ll threaten you with pyrotechnic violence). Don’t forget to pick up one of the few tickets remaining HERE, and join us February 27th for the festivities.
Juan Wauters is probably best known for his work with the Beets, but with his release of North American Poetry on Captured Tracks coming this year, it establishes him as a man all his own. He took some time to answer a few of our questions before he starts his trek down to Austin. Check out what he had to say. Read more
With a slew of labels coming into town for SXSW, perhaps there is none more hard-working than the guys over at Burger Records. They’ve got tons of bands to work with, and they try and organize a big weekend-long extravaganza so you can get your fill of their wide variety of acts. We’re helping them spread the word by interviewing tons of these bands, and today, our interview brings us to Peach Kelli Pop. Read on below. Read more
“Have never checked that out but seems like it would be pretty cool!” Yo, this is what I’m talking about! SXSW Interviews. This is one of the great things about SXSW; you get to discover brand new bands to love and adore. Perhaps one of those bands will be the Rich Hands, the Texas trio who seem to be working as hard as they can to get as many dates lined up for you as possible during the week. They have at least seven shows, so check out what they had to say, and try to hunt them down during the festival (their tour dates are at the bottom). Read more