Announcing official MPressFest SXSW headliner:

Semi Precious Weapons

Saturday, March 17, 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. @ The SOHO Lounge


New York, NY – MPress Records is proud to present its annual official MPressFest SXSW party, with newly confirmed headliner Semi Precious Weapons, at The Soho Lounge in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 17th. The party starts at 12:00pm and is sponsored by long-time MPress supporters Blurt Magazine, Planetary Group, M Music & Musicians and JakPrints. Please visit to RSVP.

This year’s line-up includes: MPress Records flagship artist & Independent Music Award Winner Rachael Sage, who will be debuting tracks from her upcoming 10th album “Haunted By You” slated for release in May 2012; label-mate and Grammy® Nominee Seth Glier; newest signing and six-time Boston Music Award winner Melissa Ferrick, will be performing tracks from her Billboard charting MPress debut; young and rising talent Anthony da Costa will be joined by his Americana-rock band; Lollapalooza alum and virtual one-woman band Julia Easterlin will showcase her unique, multi-layered looping performance style; and Kyler England of The Rescues, will perform songs from her latest album, voted #1 Indie Album of 2011 by Headlining will be Lady Gaga darlings and New York City royalty Semi Precious Weapons with special guest Milla.

New ArrivalsThe schedule features artists from MPress Records' compilation series New Arrivals. Launched in 2006, the New Arrivals annual charity compilation series features established and rising indie artists and each benefits a charity - Volume 1 benefited Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief, Volume 2 benefited World Hunger Year, and Volume 3 benefited NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association). New Arrivals Volume 4, released June 2011, benefits The National Network for Youth.

MPressFest SXSW 2012 @ The SOHO Lounge (217 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX) Saturday March 17th. Doors open at 12:00 PM, and music starts shortly thereafter. Cocktails & a luscious spread of delicious and healthy food featuring vegetarian options will be served. Learn more about our MPressFest SXSW 2012 Twitter Contest, you could win a brand new 8GB iPod Touch – the winner will be announced at the show. First come first serve, food and drinks are free & the event is open to all but you need to RSVP for this event, please email to be added to the list.

Soho Lounge

MPressFest SXSW 2012

Soho Lounge |
217 E 6th Street | Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 12:00 - 5:30 PM

Performances by:
Rachael Sage, Seth Glier, Melissa Ferrick, Anthony da Costa, Julia Easterlin, Kyler England; special guests Semi Precious Weapons and Milla.

Sponsored by: Planetary Group, Blurt Magazine, M Music & Musicians Magazine and JakPrints


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