We're SO excited to be sponsoring the MANICFEST DESTINY IV SHOWCASE, which is happening Thursday at SXSW in Austin at Rusty's (405 E. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701) starting at 1PM with Brooklyn's Jillette Johnson on our outdoor patio stage. Please RSVP on Facebook here or RSVP on Do512 here. Be sure to follow Speakers in Code on Twitter for special guest tweets on Thursday as well.
And now is the time to feature some of the artists playing the showcase! Please read their words about SXSW, follow them on social media, and listen to their songs -- everything you'll need is below. See you on Thursday in Austin!
"This will not only be our first time playing SXSW but it will also be our first out of state show as DECORATOR, our new band name and brand. We are honored and ready to be a part of this great coalition of creative artists in the field of music. We don't know what to expect besides chaos, but we fully embrace that. Since we sort of 'relaunched' this project with a different name and attitude, we know that the name of the game is exposure. As far as we can tell, there isn't a better place to get in front of fresh faces than SXSW right now. We have new music coming out soon, so we’re calling this our official launch into the new year. Big things are coming!" -- DECORATOR
"We're really excited to get back out to SXSW. It's chaotic, random, haphazard, and messy. It's paradise. It seems to be becoming more and more like that as the public becomes more and more aware, an as the festival keeps expanding and seeking new territory. It's nice for bands like us, because with that comes more opportunity to be a part of something bigger than just music. You get to come together with all different kinds of creative people and share what you've been working, and who you are as a creative being."--The Technicolors
Yellow Red Sparks
"SXSW is hectic. Plain and simple. If you go there with a plan (better than no plan), things will change, morph and eventually turn into something entirely different than you expected. We're excited to meet some new people (like Bob Dylan), hopefully find a new home for our booking needs and just play our little hearts out! We traveled quite a bit last year and Austin is by far one of our favorite cities in the country...and although SXSW isn't the best representative of what Austin is all about, it definitely gives you a better worldview. With so many different people stuffed into what feels like a can of sardines, you can't help but be affected by it."--Yellow Red Sparks