Ticket Alternative is partnering with indie record label Favorite Gentlemen for a SXSW showcase at the Belmont in Austin, TX on Thursday, March 18. AMG sent Favorite Gentlemen president Jeremiah Edmond the SXSW ’10 Q & A. This is what he said.
You’re soon to be on the road to SXSW! According to Google maps, the trip from ATL to Austin = approx. 16 hours driving. What are your three essential road trip albums?
This year is different in that this is the first year I am attending only from the label side of things (Favorite Gentlemen) and not as an artist. That means I am not making my way out to Austin while already on tour OR making the long drive straight there and back. That changes the choice of travel music for sure.
- Kings of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
- Jay-Z – Black Album
- My Morning Jacket – Z
- Collective Efforts – Trail Mix
- Wiz Khalifa – Burn After Rolling
- Meth, Ghost & Rae – Avenging The Eagle
Fast food // gas station snacks // local diners – where are you most likely to stop for grub on this trip?
Usually it would be gas stations/truck stops with some sort of fast food attached. This trip will be some sort of breakfast spot in the airport and the magazine shop.
There is a band playing at every venue, bar, and BBQ joint in Austin – who are you most excited to see?
Obviously excited about the party we are throwing this year. I am excited about all of the artists playing. I generally don’t put too much stock in trying to catch specific shows at SXSW – as you tend to either not be able to make it to/get in the shows you really want to see or you get distracted by running into some friend you haven’t seen in a while who talks you into instead going with them to some free party with tons of free drinks/food/some top secret party where some amazing artist is rumored to be performing/you have already had too much to drink and are distracted by some other “amazing” band who you will later revisit when sober and realize is awful.
- Chiddy Bang
- Band Of Horses
- Cool Kids
- This Will Destroy You
- and the greatest party band ever – Still Flyin’