What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than day drinking in a comfy pair of pajamas with experimental pop artist Sydney Wright? The live-looping, multi-instrumentalist curated Austin’s first ever “PajamaJam” with several of her closest friends last Sunday at LUX on W 6Th Street all in support of Wright’s forthcoming album, Seiche, due in the fall. The open mic event featured stripped-down performances by Sydney Wright, Eric Tessmer, Kalu James, Johnny Goudie, Danny Malone, Jane Ellen Bryant, Buenos Diaz, Fair City Fire, Color Candy, Paul Greenamyer, Neosho and a hip-hop fueled cameo by Wright’s “Eve incarnate” superhero sister.
“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 wristbands were sold to the PajamaJam which allowed guests access to gourmet tacos, exclusive drink specials and downloads of “Seiche” before it’s released to the public. The proceeds from this event will go towards Wright’s ongoing Indiegogo campaign, which can be found at http://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.
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.
Photos by: Demetrius Judkins at @wolfspiritofthesun