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Song Crush of the Week: “But a few leagues off the shore, i bit a flashing lure, and I assure it was not what I expected it to be.”
The fifth and final day of Spotify House had our fans dancing in the Austin sunshine right until the last song was played.
Gregory Alan Isakov started the day for us on a chill vibe, playing a toned down set filled with stunning vocals that drew a large crowd to our yard including one passerby who was stopped in his tracks by the music and remarked loudly “Wow!”
The fans didn’t budge once the set was over and the audience urged Isakov to keep playing. It didn’t take much convincing and the band quickly unpacked their instruments to play “The Stable Song”.
The Jane Doze were DJing from our porch throughout the day and played a steady stream of Britney Spears, Ke$ha, and Beyonce in between our live sets.
Wallpaper. brought the party to a peak with songs that seemed to have been written for and about SXSW with lyrics like “Seriously, it’s like the best night ever”. Lead singer Ricky Reed ran around our backyard, high fiving everyone he could get to before jumping back on stage to rock out with the rest of the band in a performance that had us all smiling and wishing that the week would never end.
Sidewalk traffic outside of the house came to a standstill when “America’s Most Talented Kids” winner Tori Kelly began playing in our front yard. Following Isakov’s lead, Kelly treated her fans to an encore following her innovative covers of Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You”, Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T.” and Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” which Mashable had just yesterday declared as being better than the original.
Diamond Rings was our final act of SXSW 2013 and he closed out this year from our front porch while wearing our signature green Spotify headphones. Groups of people gathered around and sang along to every song he remixed in his electro-pop style.
We’re closing the doors on an epic week and couldn’t thank all of the bands and fans that stopped by to discover new music with us this week. And a special thanks to all of our friends at Cenote, Cuvee, VitaCoco, Coca-Cola, Pop Chips, Bacardi, Miller, and KIND for keeping our guests fed and hydrated in the Texas heat.
We’ll see ya’ll next year!
A mix of bands and artists representing almost every genre turned out for Day Four of Spotify House.
British folk singer Tom Odell warmed up the audience from our front porch where his piano had been placed in perfect view of our growing crowd.
Immediately after his set, our hungry guests ran to greet the Chilantro food truck out back. Burritos, tacos and kimchi fries revived the masses and provided the energy needed to rock out with us for the rest of the day.
So-Cal indie-pop duo Pacific Air had a crowd mixed with fans and bands whose albums you can find on Spotify, including Semi Precious Weapons and Saints of Valory. Ra Ra Riot also came by to support their tour mates in between their own shows.
Our rockstar DJ from last night’s Spotify Live event, Hesta Prynn, was on hand for most of the day, serving as our house DJ and mixing together some of our favorite party classics.
DJs Sean Glass and Flight Facilities took over the reins from Prynn to finish out Day Four with two hours packed with hits from every genre and era of music.
If you haven’t come by yet, tomorrow is your last day to check out Spotify House so make sure you squeeze us into your SXSW schedules! Doors open at noon and we’ll be keeping the music flowing until the very last minute with Gregory Alan Isakov, Tori Kelly, Diamond Rings, and Wallpaper.
SXSW 2013 is almost here! With compelling daytime programming and stellar nighttime showcases, it’s no wonder that the Conference has a reputation as the biggest and most anticipated convergence of all things music! With so many incredible acts descending on Austin, we wanted to help highlight some of the most buzzed about bands. Check out these awesome “Artist to Watch” playlists curated by the music experts at Pitchfork, Boiler Room, NME and AllHipHop.com along with some general SXSW picks.
Now tell us, who are you most excited to see in Austin this year?
Boiler Room Selects
FILTER Magazine’s Picks