What? You’re already releasing another mixtape? Have there even been enough IAtv Sessions this year to make up a proper mixtape? I’m Ron Burgundy?
iatv Archive: April, 2012
I may only be speaking for myself here, but Chamberlin held a special place in our SXSW journey as they were the first band to ever perform a Presskit.to bus session.
Boy writes songs. Boy forms band. Boy’s band starts gaining momentum. Boy has artistic differences with band mates. Boy and band part ways. And so goes the timeless story of how most bands meet their demise.
It’s not a stretch to say that Wilmington’s The Spinto Band might be the most DIY band to ever play an IAtv Session. To start, the project has been around in different incarnations since the 90s, and they’re still together.
Because car troubles forced the cancellation of the IAtv Session we had planned with Savoir Adore in 2011, we were more than a little excited to finally capture this buzzing “fantasy rock” group doing their thing on the Presskit.to bus at SXSW.
It has never been the intention of this website to review or analyze music in writing, but in this instance I will go so far as to say that the strength of Brent Walsh’s voice in person almost knocked the camera out of my hands.
It takes an especially ambitious songstress to step outside a comfortable, national market in which she is well established to search for legitimacy in the intimidating American music market.
We talk to international tour managers Ben Hoffman and Ben Gram about declaring merchandise at customs, what your financial goals should be, securing backline and transportation, paperwork, passports, and more!
We took this next session with Periphery drummer and Bandhappy founder Matt Halpern out of the bus and into Soho Lounge on E. 6th Street. You can’t beat the exclusive video we have of him improvising for upwards of 13 minutes.