In any event, +/- is another one of those bands that makes me really, really glad to be going to SXSW this year. I somehow get the feeling that this is a band that can really deliver live. The lovely James Baluyut offered up some answers to my questions, check 'em out. Here's hoping I haven't jinxed them into leaving their laptop behind. And have you bought the album yet? Snap to it, my darlings.
Les Enfants Terribles: How are you getting to SXSW: plane, train, or automobile?
James Baluyut: Plane.
LET: Inevitably, you will forget to pack:
JB: Ooh that question is bad luck. Last time we played Boston, we left our laptop in the elevator of our practice space.
LET: How many showcases/parties will you be playing?
JB: 1 showcase - parties TBD
LET: Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
JB: Three way tie - The Wrens (debuting new material), Violens (haven't seen them yet), Still Flyin' (seen them a bunch, but can never get enough).
LET: What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Austin?
JB: Eat Mexican food that doesn't suck and isn't overpriced.
LET: What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
JB: I think it was Lollapalooza in 1995 - Versus was doing the 2nd stage and I was along for the ride. Just being able to see Sonic Youth every day was incredible. Eating lunch with Elastica wasn't too bad either.
LET: Favorite thing about festivals?
JB: Getting to see your friends from around the country.