YES this is a delayed response. YES we are devastated about SXSW being cancelled.
We are forced to cancel all 14 of our showcases we had planned in collaboration with Queen of the Scene.
Mia from Pom Pom Squad summed it up best in her post:
“We understand and respect the stance of the city of Austin. If I have one piece of advice for music fans right now, it’d be to please support the artists who were making their way down – I’ve always been super open with everyone who follows us about the reality of financing an independent band, and I know we are not the only ones taking a significant loss because of the fest’s cancellation. Obviously during any public health crisis there will be necessary losses to industry for the sake of protecting people, but for an industry where most of the participants make less than a cent on our art, I know this is a loss felt deeply among the music community for many, many reasons. We’re sad we don’t get to meet you this time around, BUT we’re glad everyone is staying safe. Please take care of each other, do your research to learn how to better project yourself and others, and let’s figure out how to beat this thing so the world can start feeling a little less apocalyptic.”
Our sentiments exactly.
** Good luck to all of our many touring friends & local Austin bands who are still trekking on & moving forward with underground performances! This year will really bring SXSW back to why it was originally formed. Hardworking artists coming together to put on killer shows with zero corporate bullshit **
We will DEFINITELY see you next year, Austin!
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