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13 March 2010

Thunder Power - SXSW Interview and Video


Omaha, Nebraska

SXSW Show Times:
Mar 18 6:00P - Cherrywood Coffee
Mar 19 3:00P - Sum Fun Day Party by PF Flyers // RVCA // Goorin @ Doc’s Motorworks
Mar 20 3:45P - Lovey’s Loot w/It’s True & more
Mar 20 7:00P - SXSW @ Mi Casa Cantina

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
uh...EVERYTHING!  Networking, seeing bands you've always wanted to see, being surprised by bands you've never heard of, open bars, BBQ, goodies everywhere...the whole experience is incredible!

Are you out promoting anything?
We are doing a split called "Hearts Intersect" with The 1959 Hat Company from Toledo.  It's coming out March 9th on Slumber Party Records.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
Terry Poison!  We saw them at CMJ and they totally blew us away.

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
Well, it's tough to stand out when you're surrounded by 2000 of the best bands on planet Earth.  It's also a challenge to stay focused on playing the best set of your life with so much other fun stuff going on all around you.  Just because there is a Miller Lite girl handing out free beers doesn't mean you need to drink 20 of them before you play.  Try to restrict your booze intake to no more than ten drinks before taking the stage so as not to appear to be a sloppy drunken boob.

Do you have any survival tips?
Drink enough water, get enough sleep, and bring some comfy walking shoes.

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
We're definitely going to stick around and check out some music.  We'll be spending a couple of days recording in Austin prior to SXSW which will be nice.  Austin is such a great city that you'll be doing yourself a disservice if you don't take some time to explore the town and take it all in.

Any additional comments?
We are honored to be a part of SXSW.  We cannot wait to get there!!!


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