Captiva Records will be holding the 13th Annual Captiva Showcase on march 18-22 in Austin.
Bands from Australia to Colombia are set to take the stage at two different venues: The Troubadour Saloon and The Bayou. Concert-goers will find a variety of music to suit their tastes. Colombia's Diva Gash brings in funky 80s and 70s style pop rock while UK born Lata Gouveia serenades in Americana style. Other bands playing the showcase include: South Central Skankers, Marashino, Simplistic Urge and The Beaumonts.
Chris Perez, CEO and President of Captiva Media Group/Captiva Records, has held unofficial showcases during SXSW since 1995. Indie and unsigned bands from across the U.S., U.K., Italy, Germany, Canada and Australia have graced the Captiva Stages.
"We're very excited about this year's lineup and the broad range of genres which include rock, pop. Americana, ska, punk, metal and retro sounds," Perez said. "We started out just doing single event day parties and now we control a venue on 6th street for four days with over 70 performances."
The showcases are free for ages 21+ and a $5 admission fee will be charged to those under 21. Bands are encouraged to check out the showcase and stick around for a chance to win 1,000 professionally replicated CDs donated by Duplium. Giveaways will be held throughout the weekend for those who attend the showcase on a first-come, first served bases.
Captiva Showcase is sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, The Austin Turfcats, Newstreamz, Wienerschnitzel and Sam Ash Music.
To see the band line up, visit www.myspace.com/captivashowcase
Added by adrienner on March 5, 2009