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26 February 2010

Adrian and the Sickness - SXSW Interview and Video


Austin, Texas

SXSW Show Times:
3/17 – 11pm – Key Bar
3/18 – 4pm – Trophy’s, Affordable Sound Stage
3/20 – 4pm – Headhunters
3/20 – 7:30pm – Irie Bean Coffee

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
The whole world converges on Austin. It's pretty interesting to see all the different bands playing their hearts out in hopes of furthering their career.

Are you out promoting anything?
We just released a FABULOUS new cd called BFD. It's was produced by Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
Not really anyone in particular. There will be so much good stuff to choose from. I like to spend SXSW as time to see bands I have never heard of.

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
Parking and traffic

Do you have any survival tips?
I think a lot of bands come to SXSW in hopes that they will some how be seen be a record executive. That's  a misconception. Use SXSW as a time to have fun and get to know other bands or seeing other acts. If you come to SXSW thinking it's going to somehow make you famous.. you're in for a disappointment.

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
I would rather enjoy myself and see other bands. Like I said, it's highly unlikely some record executive is going to see you and make you famous. ha ha what a joke. There is so much good music out there. I want to see something great and be inspired. Not drained, running around trying to make people pay attention to my band.

Any additional comments?
I love SXSW.


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