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SXSW Q&A: Tashaki Miyaki

Published on February 6th, 2012 | Jonny Abrams

It’s SXSW time in Austin, Texas next month, so Rocksucker fired off some carefully considered questions to bands who shall be performing there, specifically those on the really rather splendid roster of artist development agency Solid Gold. Next up, it’s LA-based fuzz-rockers Tashaki Miyaki

“Somethin’ is Better Than Nothin'”

If you’ve been to SXSW before, what were your most memorable experiences of it? If you haven’t, what manner of crazy crap have you heard about it that you’re looking forward to checking out for yourself?

This is our band’s first time at SXSW.

Which other bands are you looking forward to seeing?

Neither one of us has the internet at home, so we are behind on many things and we’ve yet to make our ‘bands to see’ list for SXSW.

Have you got a decent place to sleep lined up, or are you going to be “roughing it”?

About as decent as the Holiday Inn gets.

“Get It Right”

Are you a fan of festival food? Any particular favourites?

Funnel cake and BBQ.

Will you be taking any of the following with you: hand sanitizer, baby wipes, earplugs, a fanny bag (or bum bag as we call them on our side of the pond), a flashlight, a miniature fan, a pop-up tent, an inflatable mattress and/or pillow, a fold-up chair, or other (please specify)?

Hand sanitizer and earplugs definitely.

Do you have any helpful, practical advice for our readers (SXSW-related or otherwise?)

Wash your hands frequently.

“All I Have to Do is Dream”

What else have you got lined up for 2012?

Record a full length record…that’s the main goal.

Do you have any suggestions for additional questions to use in the future should this particular Q&A catch on?

No but good luck.

Tashaki Miyaki, thank you.

“Twin Peaks”

For more information and a list of live dates, please visit tashakimiyaki.bandcamp.com


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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.

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