SXSW has such a palpable hedonism. It is a parade of acts, a carnival of different kinds of food, sunshine, and music heard in every street. Though I guess I am 'here to work,' I would love to experience this festival, as a performer, responsibility free (am I a diva?).
Catherine McCandless is the singer of Montreal's Young Galaxy. She is a proud feminist, mother, wearer of men's clothing, and doesn't want to know about the Harlem Shake. Young Galaxy’s new album Ultramarine is out on April 23rd on Paper Bag Records.
I admit it. I was going to be coming to SXSW for the weather -- out of a Montreal winter into the warmth and sunlight. I expected to be exhausted and turned off by the clamoring of egos and skinny jeans (I own a few pairs) and throngs of people everywhere. It was a great reminder for us about what is important about playing live and it was a short set so we had to find the magic fast. The crowd made that happen.
03/21/2013 05:37 EDT
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