This article originally appeared on Boston Band Crush ). The boys who brought anthem rock back, Bang Camaro tell us why they’re going to Austin.
SXSW Interview Questions:
1. Where/When are you playing?
Lovejoy’s – 8th Impression Showcase
The Beauty Bar – Sparks Party
12 – 6 pm
2. How did you get your SXSW gig?
Ramsey Dean, who runs our distribution company 8th Impression, put
together a showcase at Lovejoy’s. Sparks contacted us to play their
party at the Beauty Bar. I guess the Bang Camaro sound goes well with
caffeinated malt liquors.
3. Is this your first time at SXSW?
Yes it is, and I’m very excited to go! Because of our touring schedule, I’ve been to nearly every city in the US, and I love Austin. I can’t imagine how cool it will be when it’s full of bands.
4. How important do you think it is to have an official showcase?
I really have no idea. We’re not looking to get signed to a major label, so it wasn’t on the top of my list. I’m still not sure what industry people can offer an atypical band like ours. We’ll see, but I’m not holding my breath.
5. What do you hope to achieve by playing at SXSW?
Basically, the same thing that I hope to achieve at any show. I want people to leave a Bang Camaro show with huge smiles on their faces. We’re also usually pretty good at pissing off “try music connoisseurs.”
6. How do you plan to use the conference to promoteyourself?
I’m going to meet everyone I can and let them know about my band. We’re in a strange situation because a lot of people know about us from video games, but most people don’t know anything about us. I would like to change that.
7. Are you attending any of the actual conference? Are you attending
other shows, what shows/bands are you looking forward to?
I’m not attending the actual conference. I’m also most looking forward to the band that I haven’t heard of but blows my mind. I think The Everyday Visuals, and Leslie (two bands we’re touring with) might do that to a lot of other people.
8. Do you expect that Boston will have a strong showing this year?
The Everyday Visuals are going to save rock ‘n’ roll.
Photo above by JB Galusha