We’re Austin-bound! This year, Berklee will host two day parties at SXSW, as well as an alumni barbeque at a ranch in nearby Johnson City. You’ll be able to read about all our adventures here on the blog, but first – catch a sneak peak of the Berklee student and alumni bands playing our parties this Thursday and Friday, for your listening and downloading pleasure:
Off the Record, Berklee’s Party at the Lucky Lounge
Thursday, March 17
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
209A West Fifth Street, Austin.
The party is 21-plus and open to the public free of charge (no badge needed), and performances by Berklee alumni and students. Artists include psychedelic pop group Royal Forest (formerly Loxsly) from Austin; ambient indie-pop artist Teletextile from New York; pop/rock quintet Tucker Jameson and the Hot Mugs from Austin; loop scientist and pop maven Julia Easterlin (HRR) from Boston; singer-songwriter and guitarist Emily Elbert(HRR) from Coppell, Texas; electrified psychedelic string soul band the Boston Boys (HRR) from Boston; and roots/jazz/swing quartet the Jitterbug Vipers from Austin.
Off the Record at Lucky Lounge on Facebook.
Berklee’s Sixth Annual Official SXSW Party
Friday, March 18
1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
208 East Sixth Street, Austin
Our official party features Berklee, Berkleemusic.com, and Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) alumni and students. Artists include fiery high-energy rock ‘n’ roll band Aloud from Boston; indie-rock band Art Decade from Boston, featuring a string quartet; loop scientist and pop maven Julia Easterlin (HRR) from Boston; electro/indie-pop duo Stereo Telescope from Boston; electrified psychedelic string soul band the Boston Boys (HRR) from Boston; singer-songwriter and guitarist Emily Elbert (HRR) from Coppell, Texas; electronic music trio Audio Runner from Houston; Los Angeles–based alternative pop artist Laura Jansen(Decca/Universal Records), originally from Holland; and indie-pop duo Black Kettle (HRR) from Los Angeles. The party is 21-plus and open to SXSW badgeholders. In addition, the public can email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend free of charge. Giveaways include a Berkleemusic online course and copies of HRR albums.
Berklee’s Official SXSW Party at Friends on Facebook.
Read more about Berklee at SXSW 2011.