Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving Couch by Couchwest. What is that you ask? It's the online alternative to the Austin-based music festival turned corporate boondoggle known as South by Southwest. From the Couch by Couchwest website:
Let’s face it, we’re all too broke to go to Austin, and even if we had the money, we couldn’t get out of work anyway. There’s this pesky thing called “life” that keeps getting in the way. Allow us to introduce you to Couch by Couchwest.
CXCW is an annual online music festival that is for everyone. No badges, lanyards, bracelets, parking fees, ticket lines, exclusive parties, VIP tents, porta-potties, babysitters, dogsitters, expensive beer prices, or crappy hotel rooms…just the sweet comfort of your own couch. Here’s how it works, artists and bands from all over the globe record a video performance for us from their living rooms, kitchens, porches, bathrooms, you name it…pretty much anywhere but a stage…and we post them during the week of the festival (March 15 – 21, 2015).
Listen, you’re not the only person out there stuck in an office or a classroom or at home while all the supposed “cool kids” are trudging through the crowds of Austin. We are here for you, friends! So crack open a beer and a laptop, crank up the volume, and enjoy the couch!
I'm also loving that because of the internet and streaming services I'm not relegated to the crap that mainstream radio is shoving down our throats, especially with country music. Little mini-rant there. I'm over it.

I'm loving the new Allison Moorer record Down To Believing. I spotlighted it yesterday. Here's the video for the track "Like It Used To Be". Enjoy.

She was not the only artist who doesn't exist to release a record yesterday. Houndmouth also dropped Little Neon Limelight. This is "Sedona" from that record.

Now go buy a CD. Support music you like.

What I'm Loving Wednesday

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for always linking up!! :) I love this Couch by Couchwest idea! I should check it out!!