utility step stool wrote:
Wesley Flexner wrote:
i think the problem is in the url.
Yeah - i can see certain people finding it unfortunate. but they did technically have an OPEN call for bands. It is at least hypothetically representative of Columbus in the way that a lot of other stuff in Columbus is not. I hear complaints from bands all the time that they tried really hard to get a listen from (insert group or person here), but couldn't because they didn't have the right connections. Given that they had an open call (made available pretty widely on facebook too), it automatically gives them a leg up over a lot of other groups in Columbus, in terms of the "representative of Columbus" in my book. (Does DW give opportunities to bands, via open call/open audition? - I don't know, i'm just asking - it sounds like a great idea).
I'd still like to see someone from DW offer their services to them - given that it's such a no-brainer that a cooperation with DW is a good thing.
so here's the thing. during that week in march, there is official sxsw events and unofficial sxsw events. like deville said, these days it is becoming less and less important, but still, it is a thing. SXSW hates when organizations who are not official use their branding... so an email address like SXSWinfoCbus@Gmail.com
or Columbus x Southwest are sort of misleading to bands to think they are playing an official event. i guess i was feeling bad for bands who might think they are playing an official show when they're not. like i said, not really a big deal, but sorta a thing. i dunno.
that was my only complaint, really.
if every band in columbus wants to do shows in austin, best of luck. going to austin in general is fun even if you arent a band. have your expectations set to just have fun and not become the next red wanting blue and you'll be a-okay.
As for this:
Does DW give opportunities to bands, via open call/open audition?
If you paypal us $50 to listen to an album we promise we will. we'll also post an mp3 (for 30 days)