Let’s face it, we’re all too broke to go to South by Southwest in Austin, and even if we had the money, we couldn’t get out of work anyway. There’s this pesky thing called “life” that keeps getting in the way. Allow us to introduce you to Couch by Couchwest.

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, venture capitalists, 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 we post them during the week of the festival (March 15 – 21, 2015).

Listen, you’re not the only person out there stuck in an office or a classroom or at home while all the supposed “cool kids” are trudging through the crowds of Austin. We are here for you, friends! So crack open a beer and a laptop, crank up the volume, and enjoy the couch!

Where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.

Where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.

Visit the CXCW Archives for a list of past performers, and highlights from previous year’s CXCW festivals.

Contact us at cxcwest@gmail.com

For video and photo submissions, please see the Submissions page.

Visit our Youtube channel for videos from past CXCW fests.

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CXCW Staff

Boston, MA
This glimpse of brilliance is better than a long look at mediocrity.

wonder womanApril
Cleveland, OH
Yes, I can hear you, Clem Fandango.

Atlanta, GA
So if what I want to do is a sin, then God better cover his eyes.

Philadelphia, PA
You can never give the finger to the blind.

Baton Rogue, LA
Rock and roll means well but it can’t help telling young boys lies.

Blacksburg, VA
Whiskey bottle over Jesus, not forever, just for now.