If you haven't already heard about them, Buttercup is a great band from San Antonio that blends pop, poetry and performance in some of the most creative music around. It was so much fun to have Erik (Sanden), Joe (Reyes) and Odie (just Odie) over for a nice chat, passing through Austin on their way back from a gig in Dallas. Their recent LP, The Weather Here, was produced by Salim Nourallah (who I also recently interviewed), showcases both fun and melancholy sides. Definitely check them out when they come to town.
Part I - Buttercup discusses their origin and their unique approach to performance
Part II - They talk about people who influence their performance style and how they each got involved with music
Part III - on working with Salim Nourallah on their CD, the music scene in San Antonio and their future
Buttercup performs The Blues or Die