SaskMusic heads to SXSX, Austin TX for the first time since 2019, partnering with CIMA, BreakOut West, and partners for Canada House showcases.
Saskatoon's The Garrys were selected for official showcases. SaskMusic will be attending the conference, attending networking events, and representing Sask music at this year's event.
The Garrys performance times:
- Wed March 15, 12:50pm: The Garrys at Canada House - Swan Dive (615 Red River Street). 23 Canadian artists presented March 15-16 including Aysanabee, Balaklava Blues, Begonia, Boy Golden, Haley Blais, JayWood, Julie Doiron, Kaia Kater, Lex Leosis, Living Hour, Mariel Buckley, MAUVEY, Motherhood, Savannah Ré, Skye Wallace, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Softcult, Soran, TALK, The Garrys, The Hypochondriacs, William Prince, Winona Forever.
- Wed March 15, 3:30pm: The Garrys at JNL Barbeque (2027 East Cesar Chavez) for The New Colossus Festival x Vancerts Day Party (free show) along with Sorry Mom, Teenage Halloween, Wynona Bleach, Demob Happy, Slow Fiction, Tetchy.
- Wed March 15, 9:15-9:55pm: The Garrys at BreakOut West showcase - Canada House - Swan Dive (615 Red River Street) along with Haley Blais, Mariel Buckley, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Begonia, Vox Rea
About The Garrys
With a hand for swooning harmonies of guitar, bass and drums, The Garrys have played their way deep into the hearts of their fanbase over the last six years. A fanbase which was found mainly in Saskatoon, having recently expanded all across Canada and the US, however. Since the wonderfully dreamy “Surf Manitou” (2017), the three sisters Erica, Julie and Lenore Maier have found an individual sound that, between surf rock, psychedelic folk and doo wop, provides the perfect soundtrack for a relaxed summer day at a secluded forest lake. The band jokingly describes their own sound as “garage surf doom-wop”, because a very subtle darkness can often be seen shimmering in sepia tones through their songwriting. After releasing their own score to the 1922 silent film classic "Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages" in 2020 and their third studio album "Get Thee to a Nunnery" a year later, they’re finally back on tour this year – with an extra stop in Hamburg.
The SXSW Music Festival brings together artists, industry professionals, and music lovers from around the world to make connections, elevate their careers, and celebrate the magic of live music – from legendary performers to the most exciting new talent.
New, developing, and established Showcasing Artists enhance their careers by reaching new audiences and attendees at the SXSW Music Festival each year. Showcases are curated by South By Southwest® in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals, and more.
How were the artists selected?
Official SXSW showcase selections are made through the SXSW Festival's own processes. Day party selections are programmed by each event's presenters. SaskMusic does not run intakes for, jury, select, nor provide grant funding to artists for SXSW showcases.
Once SK artists are selected, we work with partners/festival presenters to maximize opportunities for the artists on the ground.
CIMA / Canada House Press Release:
For the first time since 2019, CIMA will be back in person at SXSW for two full days of showcases at Canada House in Austin, TX! Swan Dive (615 Red River Street) will transform into all things Canadian on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 and will feature 23 incredible artists from across the country.
Join us before the showcases kick off at noon on both days for some delicious BBQ and the chance to mingle with the Canadians in the Texan sunshine. Both days of showcases will start right after the BBQ and will run through 5:30PM.
*Wednesday Only* Get there early for a very special, immersive, holographic performance (Star-Trek style!) LIVE from a secret location in Ontario.
The 23 Canada House artists you won’t want to miss this year are:
Aysanabee // Balaklava Blues // Begonia // Boy Golden // Haley Blais // JayWood // Julie Doiron // Kaia Kater // Lex Leosis // Living Hour // Mariel Buckley // MAUVEY // Motherhood // Savannah Ré // Skye Wallace // Snotty Nose Rez Kids // Softcult // Soran // TALK // The Garrys // The Hypochondriacs // William Prince // Winona Forever
Canadian companies attending SXSW can also participate in the Country Connections “It’s a Small World” speed meeting session on Saturday, March 18 at the British Music Embassy. Click here for all the details.
See you at Canada House – it’s the only place you’ll need to be during SXSW this year!
Canada House would not be possible without our showcasing partners: Alberta Music, Manitoba Music, Music BC, Music New Brunswick, Music Ontario, SaskMusic & the City of Toronto.
CIMA gratefully acknowledges and thanks our generous sponsors and partners the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through the Canada Music Fund), Ontario Creates, the Radio Starmaker Fund, SOCAN and Stingray Music.