PopWreckoning Pre-SXSW Showcase

Each year, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference transforms every hole-in-the-wall bar in downtown Austin, Texas, into a thriving music venue, to which bands flock, hoping to be discovered by record labels and rock journalists. This year, locally based music blog PopWreckoning hosts an event to award three lucky Kansas City bands a slot in its showcase down South. A cage match might be a better method of selection among hungry acts, but a battle of the bands is PopWreckoning’s chosen method for the showdown. The lineup is a who’s who of the Kansas City indie scene: Capybara, Olympic Size, Roman Numerals, and Thieves, in addition to roots rockers the Grisly Hand and the emerging folk-pop troupe Dreams Are for Rookies. All proceeds go toward the showcase and its SXSW fees, so the winning bands can spend four days drinking Lone Star beer and enjoying 75-degree weather while they generate some buzz.

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