SARGENT HOUSE SXSW SHOWCASE 2012
March 13th-19th were the six nights I traveled solo to the infamous South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX this year. Being that I am from Florida and have never been to Texas before I didn’t know what to expect. Initially I was hesitant to take on the adventure because of financials but I found out I had a cousin in Austin I could stay with. With a free place to stay there was nothing holding me back (besides my pet peeve of flying in crowded Southwest Airline airplanes because I am 6’4” tall and there always seems to be a snooty old lady or terrible young children ruining my flight). Anyway, I made it to Austin, TX and what a trip it was.
Being that I am a rather enthusiastic music lover and graduated college with a business management degree I have always had a passion for music management. I especially wanted to go out to SXSW to meet up with managers from the Sargent House record label who I had been in contact with and learned a great deal of information from. Among their powerful roster of bands, Sargent House had a handful of bands showcasing their talents throughout the festival. Friday March 16th they had quite the unforgettable showcase with a handful of their artists coming together in one night playing one after the other. I honestly can’t describe the authenticity of this show. It was just so original there were more people lined up outside than could even fit inside. Being that fan that I am, I of course showed up early enough to get a spot inside.