Berklee hosts its fourth annual SXSW Party, at Friends, 208 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX, featuring Berklee, Berkleemusic.com, and Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) alumni and students performing in genres including rock, punk, indie pop, folk, country, and reggae.
This yearâ€™s performers include Boston Music Award-winners Kid:Nap:Kin (HRR); accomplished singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick; acoustic folk band Annie Lynch and the Beekeepers (HRR), comprised of students and alumni; Brooklyn, indie rock band The Volunteers; The Hollow Sound, who were finalists in mtvUâ€™s Best Music on Campus contest; Austinite Aaron Sinclair (of Frank Smith), performing solo; SuperVolcano (HRR), a student band that appears on HRRâ€™s new CD, Dorm Sessions 6; Boston indie pop band the Motion Sick; and Los Angeles pop/reggae artist Maâ€™ayan Castel.
Berkleeâ€™s SXSW Party is 21+, free of charge, and open to SXSW badge holders. SXSW wristband holders and the general public can rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Giveaways include SanDisk Sansa MP3 players, a Berkleemusic.com online course, and copies of HRRâ€™s new compilation CD, Dorm Sessions 6.