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“[Playing SXSW] is definitely fun. This time around, even more so than last time, it’s just about not drinking so much … we want to focus and do a good job this year,” says bassist Jenn Alva of the alt-punk trio’s plan to concentrate more on business than pleasure this time around.

Alva says the band’s new album, Trio B.C., is done, and they’ll perform a local CD-release show at the end of May. The band’s also coming out with a 7-inch of older tunes, so expect both old and new songs at SXSW. “There’s a few we’ve played live, and there’s some really brand-new songs,” says Alva of the new album.

Alva cites the now defunct Sin 13 as her all-time fave local club and Sam’s Burger Joint as her current favorite, where the band took in the recent Heartless Bastards show.

“We’re still really proud to be a part of the San Antonio music scene. There’s so many great, amazing bands,” says Alva, but adds that many SA acts don’t get the larger exposure they deserve because “either they just don’t stay together or they remain in San Antonio and don’t tour.”

— Greg M. Schwartz