MPressFest SXSW 2012 Recap

Thanks to everyone for coming out and celebrating with us!

On Saturday, March 17th we held our annual official SXSW day party at the Soho Lounge, on 6th Street in Austin. It was our most exciting and successful party to date!

With a packed house throughout the day, the eats from Whole Foods went fast, while the music kept the crowd moving. Julia Easterlin kicked off the day showcasing her beautiful voice and mesmerizing looping techniques. Next up, Anthony da Costa took us all back to the nostalgic summer of young love with catchy upbeat rock jams and heartfelt ballads. Then, Kyler England showed off her stellar keyboard and guitar skills, giving us a gratifying taste of the electric side of indie!

Grammy® Nominee Seth Glier hit the audience with the powerful, emotional melodies he is known for, and had us all clapping and singing along at the end of his set; while Caleb Hawley gave us some jamming new tunes to enjoy, as well as grooving covers that had our feet moving. Rachael Sage dazzled us with a sampling of the lovely new songs from her upcoming album "Haunted By You" and played a handful of her quirky, fun tunes with her signature flair.

And then...Semi Precious Weapons took the stage, and MPressFest will never be the same! The audience was jumping, the band was rocking...the floor at The Soho was was amazing! But don't take our word for it. Check out the photos (courtesy of Joan Bowen) and vlog below!

Special thanks to all the artists who participated, Whole Foods, SXSW staff and our sponsors: Soho Lounge, Blurt Magazine, Planetary Group, M Music & Musicians and JakPrints.

Listen to our MPressFest SXSW 2012 Lineup Playlist on Spotify!


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