No Earbuds and The Alternative present... SXDIY!

April 9, 2019

I've been going to SXSW on and off for the last decade of my life.

‍

Woof.

‍

Truthfully, I have a love/hate relationship with it, as I'm sure most people do once they've been on 6th street after midnight at least once. I don't really drink anymore and huge festival crowds tend to spike my anxiety; nevermind the actual process of working at an event like this. Low cell battery, low cell service, interview with one band here, interview with another band there, networking, schmoozing, so much walking... it's exhausting, to say the least.

‍

‍

So I've purposely avoided going for the last couple of years, but I still pay attention to what's been going on. I always see how the DIY and independent communities continuously band together and put on incredible showcases, far from the chaos and official events. My "fomo" started kicking in for real last year, especially after seeing killer lineups from friends at Topshelf Records, The Alternative, Counter Intuitive, Phluff, Father/Daughter Records, The Grey Estates and so many more.

‍

So with everything going on with NO EARBUDS, this year seemed like a great year, not only to go back to SXSW for the first time in a while, but also to do something I've never done before...

‍

This Thursday, I will be co-hosting my very own NO EARBUDS showcase with my good friends, The Alternative!

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me, after all 20 bands show up on time and SXDIY goes off without a hitch

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We have 20 incredible bands and artists playing, it's FREE, outdoors, and open to all ages. I've always dreamt of putting something like this together, so it's a bit surreal that it's actually happening!

‍

Follow along on Instagram and Twitter @noearbuds, and stay tuned for videos and photos next week, too!

‍

Thank you to everyone that's helped me get to this point, and especially to anyone who can make it out to the show!!! Can't wait to meet, hang, and watch all of these bands!

Life

No Earbuds and The Alternative present... SXDIY!

April 9, 2019

I've been going to SXSW on and off for the last decade of my life.

‍

Woof.

‍

Truthfully, I have a love/hate relationship with it, as I'm sure most people do once they've been on 6th street after midnight at least once. I don't really drink anymore and huge festival crowds tend to spike my anxiety; nevermind the actual process of working at an event like this. Low cell battery, low cell service, interview with one band here, interview with another band there, networking, schmoozing, so much walking... it's exhausting, to say the least.

‍

‍

So I've purposely avoided going for the last couple of years, but I still pay attention to what's been going on. I always see how the DIY and independent communities continuously band together and put on incredible showcases, far from the chaos and official events. My "fomo" started kicking in for real last year, especially after seeing killer lineups from friends at Topshelf Records, The Alternative, Counter Intuitive, Phluff, Father/Daughter Records, The Grey Estates and so many more.

‍

So with everything going on with NO EARBUDS, this year seemed like a great year, not only to go back to SXSW for the first time in a while, but also to do something I've never done before...

‍

This Thursday, I will be co-hosting my very own NO EARBUDS showcase with my good friends, The Alternative!

‍

‍

me, after all 20 bands show up on time and SXDIY goes off without a hitch

‍

We have 20 incredible bands and artists playing, it's FREE, outdoors, and open to all ages. I've always dreamt of putting something like this together, so it's a bit surreal that it's actually happening!

‍

Follow along on Instagram and Twitter @noearbuds, and stay tuned for videos and photos next week, too!

‍

Thank you to everyone that's helped me get to this point, and especially to anyone who can make it out to the show!!! Can't wait to meet, hang, and watch all of these bands!

Life

No Earbuds and The Alternative present... SXDIY!

April 9, 2019

I've been going to SXSW on and off for the last decade of my life.

‍

Woof.

‍

Truthfully, I have a love/hate relationship with it, as I'm sure most people do once they've been on 6th street after midnight at least once. I don't really drink anymore and huge festival crowds tend to spike my anxiety; nevermind the actual process of working at an event like this. Low cell battery, low cell service, interview with one band here, interview with another band there, networking, schmoozing, so much walking... it's exhausting, to say the least.

‍

‍

So I've purposely avoided going for the last couple of years, but I still pay attention to what's been going on. I always see how the DIY and independent communities continuously band together and put on incredible showcases, far from the chaos and official events. My "fomo" started kicking in for real last year, especially after seeing killer lineups from friends at Topshelf Records, The Alternative, Counter Intuitive, Phluff, Father/Daughter Records, The Grey Estates and so many more.

‍

So with everything going on with NO EARBUDS, this year seemed like a great year, not only to go back to SXSW for the first time in a while, but also to do something I've never done before...

‍

This Thursday, I will be co-hosting my very own NO EARBUDS showcase with my good friends, The Alternative!

‍

‍

me, after all 20 bands show up on time and SXDIY goes off without a hitch

‍

We have 20 incredible bands and artists playing, it's FREE, outdoors, and open to all ages. I've always dreamt of putting something like this together, so it's a bit surreal that it's actually happening!

‍

Follow along on Instagram and Twitter @noearbuds, and stay tuned for videos and photos next week, too!

‍

Thank you to everyone that's helped me get to this point, and especially to anyone who can make it out to the show!!! Can't wait to meet, hang, and watch all of these bands!