There are so many bands lined up for this years SxSW Festival that sometimes not all can make it.
Mahjongg are a band that were included in the SxSW bill but are unfortunately not attending this year. We still wanted to ask them a few questions and whilst they couldn't answer some of them (considering they aren't going to be there), they still gave us some pretty great answers.
1) How many times have you been to SxSW?
2) What's the best thing about being in Austin? or if you've not been before.... What are your tourism related plans?
The BBQ and staying out in the country with friends, enjoying the sun.
3) Why are you playing SxSW? (Cos we hear the money isn't too good)
We aren't this year, they just listed us anyway for some reason! You're right, the money sucks.
4) Who are you showcasing for, and where and when can we expect to see you?
We aren't showcasing for anyone! Ha! Our label decided it's turning into too much of a headache and that the festival isn't so much focusing on music as other things now.
5) Which other bands/artists are you most looking forward to seeing over music week?
6) Will you visit the Film or Interactive sections of SxSW this year? Or is time tight?
I will be sitting in my studio in Chicago.
7) What does the rest of 2009 hold for you?
Well, we're going on tour with Calvin Johnson, and Chain and the Gang in April, then back to the EU all summer to tour around. Really stoked we're playing Primavera fest in Barcelona.