Critical Sun Recordings is heading from Seattle to South by Southwest 2012. Several of our artists will be performing in and around Austin, TX, from March 13th through the 19th. Our artists have also teamed up to put together an unofficial SXSW showcase on Austin’s famed Sixth Street during the festival, as well as a second music event in Georgetown, TX that weekend. In addition to showcasing Critical Sun artists, each event will also serve as a fundraiser to benefit the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.
On Wednesday, March 14th at The Jackalope (404 E 6th St.) in Austin, we’re pleased to announce “Critical Sun @ SXSW 2012,” a five-hour showcase featuring six of our artists: Darrius Willrich, Furniture Girls, Sightseer, In Cahoots, The Januariez and Rob Marcus. Then, on Sunday, March 18th, we’re taking over Hardtails Bar & Grill (1515 N IH 35) in Georgetown, TX, to present “Critical Sun at Hardtails,” an all-day, outdoor event featuring the artists above, plus special guests Seeing Blind. No festival badge is required for entry to the Jackalope showcase.
We’re very excited for the opportunity to introduce our talented roster of Seattle musicians and songwriters to a national audience. We’ll be there because we believe that being a part of one of the largest music events in the country should be about something more than self-promotion. We’ll be there because we believe in putting our talents to work for a great cause. And we’ll be there because Critical Sun artists are working together to make it happen.
See you at SXSW!
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About Critical Sun Recordings
Critical Sun Recordings was founded in Seattle by a team of multi-talented artists whose mission is to empower musicians with the tools and resources to produce and deliver their music on their own terms. We’re also a social network, where musicians and songwriters can meet, collaborate, record and share their work; it’s a growing collective of artists who value and support each other’s projects as fervently as they do their own. In August 2011, we lent our support to the youngest members of our music community by creating the first annual Critical Sun Band Crawl, a benefit event that raised funds for Music Aid Northwest, a nonprofit organization that funds public school music programs throughout Washington State.
About Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is an open-admission animal shelter that takes in animals from most of Williamson County. In the past year, they have consistently saved 90% of the animals that enter the shelter. Donations to the shelter to pay for Veterinarian care as well as other items contribute to the high save rate. We want to save every healthy and behaviorally sound companion animal; to save all dogs and cats that are medically treatable and/or can be behaviorally rehabilitated. We are an advocate for the unwanted, lost, or abandoned pets in our region and our goal is to provide a humane, safe environment for the housing of these animals. We want to save every healthy and behaviorally sound companion animal; to save all dogs and cats that are medically treatable and/or can be behaviorally rehabilitated. We are an advocate for the unwanted, lost, or abandoned pets in our region and our goal is to provide a humane, safe environment for the housing of these animals.