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SXSW 2014 | 20 Songs to Hear While in Austin

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 … Read more

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Photos | Jillette Johnson at The Demo in St. Louis

All photos by Jason Gonulsen If you’re not familiar with Brooklyn’s Jillette Johnson, there are plenty of immediate ways to correct that, such as firing up her 2013 debut album, Water in a Whale. But a better idea would be to find her on the road, where she’ll be for most of 2014, including an … Read more

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Interview | Jillette Johnson: “The lyrics that stay in my songs are the ones that come from an uncensored, unfiltered place.”

Jillette Johnson is 24, but her songs sound much older. They travel in and out of relationships, like they’ve spent time in the deepest of ditches. Their characters have been abused, yes; but they always fight back, searching for a true identity. Johnson’s voice is sometimes sweet, but don’t let that fool you into thinking … Read more

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SXSW 2013 | Thirty-Three Must-See Acts

The Away Days, from Istanbul, Turkey The music portion of SXSW kicks off Tuesday in Austin, the land where bacon and blackberry whiskey go hand in hand. Don’t ask me how I know that is true, just believe me. If you’re going down to Texas this year, please make an effort to see the following … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Jillette Johnson – Pauvre Coeur

But God forbid you would get angry I had to dive out of the way You’d be gunning for me blindly And there was nothing I could say I’m not quite sure where to start with this song, and perhaps that’s because of its immediacy and dark beauty. 23-year-old Jillette Johnson is a songwriter you … Read more