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10 March 2010

Peasant - SXSW Interview and Video



Website:
www.myspace.com/peasant
www.facebook.com/peasant

Hometown:
Doylestown, PA

SXSW Show Times:
Mar 18 6:00P - Tap Room - Blackbird Booking Official SXSW Showcase
Mar 20 2:00P - Howl Interiors Studio - SXSW Paper Garden Unofficial Day Party
Mar 20 8:00P - Grime’s Photography Studio - SXSW Live.Create.Lounge w/ Pinky Nasty & Dan Mangan

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
Seeing and being around all these other bands and musicians. The heat is awesome too I am not a cold person and I really enjoy getting some warmth in the middle/end of winter. I just love having everything in thi compact little area and being able to just wander and meander with so many different people all day and night. I like the river too, that's my favorite spot.

Are you out promoting anything?
I have a new record coming out on March 2nd, it's a real labour of love and something I hope people give a listen to. I will be putting up 10 whole home-made video/stories for each video, I am currently half done with those. Some US touring and then going to Europe as well in May. And loads more I hope!

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
Oh god, honestly, I usually don't know much of the lineup until I get there, maybe this year I will remember to research. This is my first year I've been officially selected, so I have a badge(I took that over the cash), so who knows? I will be seeing lots of shows. Drink Up Buttercup for sure though, I tend to stalk them at South By...

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
Moving your gear. Luckily I don't have one of those hectic play 5 shows a day schedules this year but those can be killer. I don't know how you do it with a band.

Do you have any survival tips?
Buy things before you get there, there tends to be a "locust effect" on some items that everyone wants. Camel Lights, Jameson Whiskey, etc. Really... just try and have a good time, it's a really awesome place to be.

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