News — March 15th, 2005

Boompa SxSW showcase

With upcoming releases from Leeroy Stagger, Canned Hamm, The Ladies and Gentlemen and The Dudes already gaining buzz-worthy accolades, Boompa Records is excited to announce the proverbial cherry on top of an exciting year ahead. On Thursday, March 17th the Boompa Records Label Showcase will feature four of our key artists at this years SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.

The latest project from former Carnations frontman Thom D’Arcy, The Ladies and Gentlemen (“Canada’s answer to Grandaddy” will be kicking it off at 10PM followed by the alt-country leanings of Leeroy Stagger (“A musical breakthrough” Discorder) at 11PM. The Flaming Lips-inspired Run Chico Run (“Brilliant” Kiefer Sutherland) take the stage at midnight with Boompa’s flagship band The Salteens (“Energetic, joyous barrage of guitar-pop punches” Splendid) wrapping up the night. And it’s all happening at the much-loved SSSW venue Sake on Sixth.

With over 70 Canadian bands (and counting!) headed south, the Great White North will undoubtedly be well-represented at this years SXSW. Needless to say, the complete listing is forever changing but you can get a good idea of what’s shakin’ at this years festival by logging on to

Between February and May, our bands will be touring all over Canada and the USA. Please check out and your local listings for up-to-the-minute dates and venues.