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23 February 2010

Maren Parusel - SXSW Interview and Video


Siegmaringen, Germany

SXSW Show Times:
March 20th 9 pm at the Wave

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
It's great to be a part of all these different shows and being able to experience so many bands and artists from all over the world, playing music together and creating this great creative energy in the city.

Are you out promoting anything?
Yes , I'm promoting myself and my 7 inch + EP , which came out at the end of last year on Single Screen Records.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
I don't know yet... I checked out Katie Stelmanis homepage, which I found on one of your showcase sites and I got interested in checking out her show at SXSW. 

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
The challenge is to find a good label which will put out my music, so I can quit my day job and tour the world !!!

Also, there are so many bands and artists playing that it is hard to have a complete overlook on all the venues. I guess it's good to have some sort of plan before going into it. the challenge is to stick out of the mass, to get as many people to see you, especially the ones who enjoy music and who are involved in the music biz...

Do you have any survival tips?
Ya, come prepared and make a plan in advance of what other artists or showcases you wanna go to, or you might get overwhelmed by all your choices. you won't get much sleep and you will party all the time, so bring shades to cover your eyes in the morning and maybe some personal hangover cure. Be prepared that anything could happen! just go with the flow and have fun !

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
I would say both. I would love to play as much as I can and also enjoy checking out other bands and artists.


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