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Austin Band Driver Friendly Plays SXSW

Updated: Monday, June 2 2014, 10:26 PM CDT

Austin band, Driver Friendly, is grabbing plenty of attention at SXSW this week.

They've been playing in the capital city for 10 years now, but it was a music video that really jump started their fan base. It plays homage to one of the band's favorite actors, Tom Hanks, and it only took one tweet from driver friendly to Hanks' daughter to get it out there.

"I wake up and my phone's got 10 messages and everyone's like Tom Hanks tweeted your music video! So, that was a great moment in my life," said drummer, Jeremi Mattern.

While some bands might be intimidated performing at a festival among global superstars, the band says they have an advantage."We'll be like hey we're Driver Friendly from Austin, TX and it's fun you can tell everyone is like hey, hometown guys. You get a little turn of the head like ok, this is cool," said Mattern.

You can see Driver Friendly perform today at 12:30 p.m. at the Blind Pig on E. Sixth St.

-- Deeda Payton, KEYE TV News.

Austin Band Driver Friendly Plays SXSW


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