What’s up, nerds?
Late last week, Austin Psych Fest announced the schedule for this year’s Levitation Festival. I love it. Even if you have a conflict, you will have an opportunity to meander in the fringes and bolster you festival band count. If you don’t want to meander, you’ll have nice breaks between bands to allow for extra-curricular activities like, ya know, eating and drinking and not dehydrating and shrivelling. It is not a sprint, it is a marathon.
Can’t wait to be miserably tired when The FLaming Lips take the stage on Sunday at 11:45pm…
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If you were willing to skip across dark patches of ice in order to make your way down the treacherous 7th Street, then hopefully you were able to catch what was, in my mind, one of the best shows of the year so far, though admittedly it’s only February. The night was filled with many young new bands, all of which are likely to be mainstays for time to come.
The Hours are a band making their first trip to the US from across the pond in the UK. Antony Genn and Mark Slattery are founding members of the band and began recruiting additional musicians since forming in 2004. Mixing and blending pop driven rock similar to other hot UK bands, yet creating their own sound, The Hours are a band you won’t want to miss during SXSW. Follow the jump for a short interview with Antony Genn of The Hours, see some SXSW dates and grab a song.