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Experimental Pop Artist Sydney Wright Organizes PAJAMAJAM Open Mic feat. Eric Tessmer, Johnny Goudie and More

Experimental Pop Artist Sydney Wright Organizes PAJAMAJAM Open Mic feat. Eric Tessmer, Johnny Goudie and More

Austin-based experimental pop artist Sydney Wright announces the first ever "PajamaJam," a daytime event with musical performances from various friends of Wright throughout the day, to take place at LUX (620 W Sixth St,, Austin, Texas 78701) on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 1 - 7 p.m. PajamaJam is set to be a curated open mic, where performers can play however long they like, whether it be one or seven songs, in their pajamas, all in support of Wright's forthcoming album, "Seiche," due in the fall.

"It's all about community and support," said Wright. "All of the musicians performing are my friends that agreed to volunteer their work to support my project. I feel really lucky to even know these artists, let alone have them all donate their effort to prop me up on my leaning side.

A limited amount of pre-sale VIP wristbands for PajamaJam are available for $15, which will include gourmet tacos, exclusive drink specials and downloads of "Seiche" before the album is released to the public. The proceeds from this event will be going to Wright's ongoing Indiegogo campaign, which can be found at www.sydneygogo.com. With this campaign, Wright is looking to allocate funds to help with shooting and producing the "Seiche" music video, album and single art, marketing, printing CDs and promo material, social promotion and radio promotion. Interesting rewards include Sydney's old, orange Gretsch guitar, fulfilled song requests, Skype lessons, a 2GB USB of exclusive content, posters, downloads, CDs, t-shirts and more. Wright has extended the length of the campaign, and has also posted the first fulfilled "Request a Song" perk, which you can see here.

"I think it's a real testament to the vibe of the music scene in Austin and the art of asking," said Wright about the campaign. "People want to lift you up and sometimes you just have to show them how."

Sydney Wright's first single and title track off the upcoming album, "Seiche," is set to be released on May 4, 2018. Wright will play a single release show on May 4 at Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78701). Doors are at 8 p.m.with opening acts to be announced. Wright will hit the stage at 11 p.m. Tickets are $5.

"This song is about hearing myself," says Wright about the upcoming single. "It's about following my own feelings and intuition to freedom, a cleansing sort of transcendence. Shedding the weight of not fulfilling expectations or fitting into the place you grew up can be painful and cleansing at the same time. That's what this song is to me."


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