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15 February 2010

SXSW 2010 Preview - Interview with Woodhands


Website:
www.woodhands.com

Hometown:
Toronto, Canada

SXSW Show Times:
Paper Bag Records showcase on March 18th at Speakeasy
Rolling Stone party on March 20th at 402 E 6th (Peckerheads)

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
The bands, the sun, the food.

Are you out promoting anything?
Yes, we are hawking everything including our souls. We have a new album out - Remorsecapade - with a bunch of accompanying videos, and we are touring the great United States of America through March and April. Come party with us.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
I usually get a highlighter and hit every hip hop show that I can. Best SXSW concert yet: El-P, Devin the Dude, Dizzee Rascal, and Del outdoors in 2008.

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
We've got a pretty elaborate setup so getting all systems to go can be tricky with the insane amount of changeovers that are happening at each venue.

Do you have any survival tips?
Sunblock! And a hat. And switch from free beer to water every once in a while...

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
We have a crack team of managers, agents, label reps, and groupies that triangulate our schedules and ensure that our exposure is somewhere between orange and red alert. But checking out shows is a definite must too.

Any additional comments?
We will be the ones having the most fun. And we like hugs...

Upcoming Tour Dates:
March 25 - Hodi's Half Note - Fort Collins, CO
March 26 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
March 27 - The Conspiracy Room - Kansas City, MO
March 28 - The Frequency - Madison, WI
March 29 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN (Presented by My Old Kentucky Blog)
March 30 - 2720 - St. Louis, MO
April 1 - the Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
April 3 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
April 17 - The Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO (w/ Lotus)
April 20 - George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR (w/ Lotus)
April 21 - House of Blues Dallas - Dallas, TX (w/ Lotus)
April 22 - The Ballroom at Wired Live - Houston, TX (w/ Lotus)
April 23 - Emo's - Austin, TX (w/ Lotus)
April 24 - Tipitina's - New Orleans, LA (w/ Lotus)

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