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03 March 2010

The Rocketboys Launch Into SXSW 2010


Austin, TX (by way of Abilene for the first 4 years)

SXSW Show Times:
Mar 19 6:00P - RARE Magazine Day Party

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
SXSW is always a great time. We get to see our friends bands from all across the country, it's a big reunion for everybody; which usually turns our house into a giant hostel

Are you out promoting anything?
Our new full-length 20,000 Ghosts came out back in Sept of 2009. We're still really excited about. We also have a tour coming up in April, so make sure and check out those dates as they get announced.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
I think it's safe to say that we're all really excited to see Band Of Horses again. Fanfarlo, Frightened Rabbit, to name a few. Also, as I mentioned earlier, a lot of our friends are playing this year, Dignan, All Get Out, and  Danny Malone are a couple of them. SXSW is also great for just stumbling upon some great bands you never would have heard of otherwise.

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
A couple of years ago, we were playing at BD Rileys, it was about 170 degrees and we had to park our van and trailer about a mile away. Having to carry your gear that far in that sort of heat can be pretty hazardous to your health. Later that same day 4 or 5 of us got sick from some poisonous fajitas. And then we totaled our van. You really have to be careful, haha.

Do you have any survival tips?
Don't eat the poisonous fajitas.

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
I'd say most of us are "stick sround, enjoy the fest" sort of people. Even if you don't have a good plan, there is plenty to do and enjoy right at your fingertips.

Any additional comments?
We are still working on some other show possibilities, so keep us on your radar. It should be a lot of fun. Let's All Hang Out


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