The How's Your News team heads to Austin Texas to not only cover the South By Southwest music festival, but perform in it themselves. Jeremy talks with the SXSW showcase manager Craig Stewart, who explains he had to invite the How's Your News band...... Read Full Episode Summary »
The team covers and performs at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin Texas.
The How's Your News team heads to Austin Texas to not only cover the South By Southwest music festival, but perform in it themselves. Jeremy talks with the SXSW showcase manager Craig Stewart, who explains he had to invite the How's Your News band back to perform because there's nothing quite like them. Determined to blow the roof off their performances, the band has their first rehearsal and jams with Lightspeed Champion.
At the Star of Texas Fair, Bobby braves an intense monster ride. Jeremy, however, is only barely convinced to try out the ferris wheel and spends most of the ride freaking out about the heights. The team then heads back to SXSW, where Susan is not terribly impressed by the Gil Mantera's Party Dream concert -- in fact, she informs the band that they suck and "aren't even ipod material."
Next, the team hits up the all-female Texas Roller Derby. While Lucas is impressed by the crazy bruises and injuries the girls sustain, Jeremy is more intrigued by all the trash-talking. Finished with the derby, the gang tries to drum up some support for their concert by passing out fliers at restaurants and on the street. Meanwhile, Susan interviews the French band Justice and learns all about their "fart" music. Once again, she is not impressed.
The big day has finally arrived and the How's Your News band plays their warm-up concert for SXSW. As Susan promised, they rocked the house. Next, they head to Bourbon Rocks for their performance. To Jeremy's delight, Elijah Wood is there to check out the show. Once again, the band delivers with a performance of a song Susan's written and the crowd goes wild.