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Spring Break at South By Southwest Music Festival is all work, play for Oklahoma band Skating Polly

Many Oklahoma artists played multiple sets at the South By Southwest Music Festival, but Skating Polly might set a record for Oklahoma bands at SXSW 2013 by playing seven shows.
By George Lang Published: March 15, 2013

On Wednesday, Skating Polly played the Girls Rock Camp, an event that allows aspiring elementary and middle school-aged female rockers the chance to hear experienced bands, learn about the business, play music and create logos and band names.

The experience of reaching out to so many different SXSW audiences will help the duo prepare for a busy spring, including the release of a new album, “Lost Wonderfuls,” produced by Exene Cervenka of the legendary Los Angeles punk band, X, and mixed by Kliph Scurlock of the Flaming Lips.

Opening for Lips

In April, the band will open for the Flaming Lips in Indianapolis.

Mayo is on spring break, while Bighorse said she is “just skipping school” for SXSW. While they've maintained a punishing schedule, Mayo said this high level of activity just energizes Skating Polly.

“For Peyton and me, playing shows gives us an adrenaline rush,” Mayo said. “It's really not been that crazy. Traffic and walking have been the craziest parts. But it's exciting.”