Friday, January 31, 2014

Submit to the Couch! #CXCW '14

Where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.
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 are posted during the week of the festival.
This year's Couch By Couchwest dates are March 9th through March 15th
Musicians: Please upload your unique to CXCW 2014 video (i.e. for the CXCW festival) to YouTube or Vimeo and send the link to us via the below form or to cxcwest at gmail dot com. (Think of this video as your performance for the Couch by Couchwest audience.) For video and photo submissions, please see the Submissions page.
  • Videos do not have to be recorded on a couch, but they should be recorded essentially anywhere but a stage (we strongly encourage creativity). See these videos from CXCW 2012 for examples.
  • Submitted videos should be unique (i.e. for the CXCW audience). Please do not send us promos, EPK’s, live concert footage, music videos, slideshows, etc…
  • Low-budget iPhone videos are absolutely acceptable, in fact, they are encouraged.
  • For the love of god, no lip syncing.
  • You may do more than one video, but if we run out of time we may post both videos at the same time, or post only one. Your best bet is to do one kick-ass video that knocks our socks off!
  • Please tag your video with “CXCW2014″ so that we may keep track of it on our YouTube channel (if you use Vimeo or some other service, please do the same).
  • Also please include where you are from and any links you wish us to use (website, facebook, twitter, etc…) so that we may point our readers to you.
  • We love all types of music and will try to post everything (unless overly offensive of course…i.e. Nickleback covers). Only Darius Rucker* is allowed to send in a video of “Wagon Wheel.”
*The Darius Rucker “Wagon Wheel” provision was enacted in 2012 well before his version was even recorded, and quite frankly, we are amazed and sickened at the power we wield. Proof. This provision still stands and is henceforth known as the Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel Provision of 2012.
Those in the crowd: we want to see how you spend the CXCW festival! Send us pics of your CXCW festivities, recipes, haikus, pet photos, avant garde performance art, kegerator, moonshine still, etc… via cxcwest at gmail dot com.



USA Today (US National)
The Aquarian Weekly (New York/New Jersey)
Impose Magazine (Brooklyn)
Examiner (National)
One Cord to Another (Finland)
Beat Surrender (England)
Buster Fayte’s Rockabilly Romp (Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin)
Because Whit Happens (Nashville, Tennessee)
The Spill (UK)
Cincy Groove (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Bucket Full of Nails
Country Fried Rock (Florence, South Carolina)
WJSG Internet Radio blog (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
Review Stalker (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
Ear To The Ground (Nashville, Tennessee)



USA Today (US national)
Digital Music News (US national) (US national)
No Depression (US national) (US national)
Folk Alley (US national)
Alan Cross (Canada national)
Humber College Newspaper (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
NBC33 WVLA (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Albany2Cents (Albany, New York)
Roanoke Times (Roanoke, Virginia)
Fox 44 (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Real Gone Rocks (New York, New York)
Nine Bullets (Tampa, Florida)
Twang Nation (San Francisco, California)
Beat Surrender (England)
Moon Runners (Southern US)
One Cord to Another (Finland)
Grass Clippings (New York, New York)
Captains Dead (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Pete Hates Music (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
This is Our Jam (Washington, D.C.)
My Aimz is True (Boston, Massachusetts)
Cover Lay Down (Western Massachusetts)
My Music Thing (Washington, D.C.)
Popa’s Tunes (New York/New Jersey)
Troubador Beat (Los Angeles, California?)
Rawhide and Velvet (Texas)

Contact us at
 cxcwest@gmail.comVisit the CXCW Archives for a list of past performers, and highlights from previous year’s CXCW festivals.
Visit our Youtube channel for videos from past CXCW fests
Text: 240-CXCWEST (240-292-9378)

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