SXSW 2017 Interview: Dan Hagerty of The Sandinistas

By on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 at 3:00 pm

The Sandinistas from Wales were one of my favourite acts at this year’s SXSW. Their combination of taut, catchy rock tunes, hilarious stage patter between tunes and plenty of charisma made for an entertaining and engaging performance. This was true both times I got a chance to see them in Austin, first at Thursday afternoon at the British Music Embassy at Latitude 30, followed by a set at Valhalla on Red River at Long Beach’s Music Tastes Good showcase.

Following quite a show they put on at Latitude 30, I sat down on a table – literally – outside Latitude 30 with their guitar-toting frontman Dan Hagerty (in the foreground of the photo at the top of this post). He’s a man who favours an almost split whilst performing that Prince would probably squeal with approval at, and as stated in his answers to our SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions, the Beatles changed his life. Given my agreement with many of his answers, I figured he and I would have a nice conversation under the Texas sun, and you can have a listen in to this interview below. Oh, and am I allowed as a woman to say he’ll be the next pin-up on your bedroom wall, girls? (Step back and stop foaming at the mouth, ladies. I’m sorry to tell you he’s already married.) To read more of our coverage on The Sandinistas on TGTF, follow this link.

DSC01378-The Sandinistas Thursday at British Music Embassy, Latitude 30, SXSW 2017

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