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11 March 2010

Julie The Band - SXSW Interview and Video


Venice, California

SXSW Show Times:
Key Bar, March 17th 9pm

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
I like the fact that it is a place where true music fans in the industry go to discover new music and see bands they love. The industry folk are there to learn and to soak in the music, and that creates a really vibrant exciting energy. Austin is a great town as well. There are amazing bands!!!!

Are you out promoting anything?
We will be promoting our upcoming EP, "Wild As The Sky". The songs are leaning toward an Alt-Country feel. We will also be touring in the end of April and early May to Nebraska, Texas, Kansas, and a few other spots. We plan on doing a video per song on this EP.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
Been really into Dawes and Dr. Dog. Hope to see them there!

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
Its over saturated at SX. The competition is fierce! SO MANY BANDS...its like going to a museum and after a few hours you get burnt and don't appreciate anymore. The other thing is its nearly impossible to get booked without representation from a PR or Media company, so true indie bands get overlooked. The other thing is no one pays an indie band during that time so you pretty much have to come out of pocket to be there.

Do you have any survival tips?
Keep Breathing, drink lots of water. find something and someone you love.

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
We are very hungry to play and work. We would love to play as much as possible and see as much music as possible. its only worth going if you have the attitude of trying to get the most out of it as possible. on all fronts!!!!

Any additional comments?
We are grateful to be playing and making music. SXSW is a great platform for indie bands to be seen...We just hope we get the opportunities to be seen and heard!!


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