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03 March 2010

Jason Collett - SXSW Interview and Video



Website:
www.canvasmedia.ca/jasoncollett
www.myspace.com/jasoncollett

Hometown:
Ontario, Canadá

SXSW Show Times:
3/17 @ 4pm -Day Stage Café Presented by SESAC / KUT Austin at Austin Convention Centre
3/17 @ 6pm - The Music Slut, Consequence of Sound / Elbo.ws / KnuckleRumbler Party at Peckerheads
3/18 @ 4:20pm - Little Radio Party at Red Eye Fly
3/19 @ 5pm - Canvas Media / The Onion AV Club / Flower Booking Party at The Mohawk (combo set with Zeus)
3/19 @ 11pm - Arts & Crafts Showcase at The Parish
3/20 @ 12:30pm - Brooklyn Vegan / M for Montreal Party at The Galaxy Room
3/20 @ 3pm - South By San Jose Party at San Jose Hotel

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
Well, as a Canadian, it cuts my winter short.

Are you out promoting anything?
New record "Rat A Tat Tat," new ep "To Wit To Woo" and my backing band Zeus' debut "Say Us." We're on tour with pal Afie from "Bahamas" doing a revue called "The Bonfire Ball." Rather than playing three separate sets we're expanding and contracting as one band all night long.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
Oh, I'll see when I get there. I mostly like to catch up with friends I haven't seen in a while.

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
The amount of drinks you don't have to pay for.

Do you have any survival tips?
Unless you like standing in line all night just enjoy what you stumble across.

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
I'm fond of Austin, so I prefer a little hang time if the schedule permits.

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