On Saturday, March 19, SPIN's Loft on 6th in Austin, Texas presented by HP continued to be a hot spot for bands and brands with performances from Portugal. The Man, Cults, and G-Side. SPIN interviewed the Pains of Being Pure at Heart (pictured), Esben and the Witch, the Submarines, and Young the Giant.
HP provided listening stations and a lounge area for bands and bloggers to experience HP computers with Beats Audio which provide optimal sound experience - when playing through headphones or speakers.
Guests at the Loft spent the afternoon enjoying complimentary Sparks, BlackBeard Spiced Rum drinks and food provided by Wahoo's Fish Taco plus access to the new Xbox Kinect games in the Kinect for Xbox 360 Gaming Lounge. Artists had their pick from the gifting suite, and got to leave with their choice of Oakley sunglasses, custom Case-Mate products and customizable Havaianas.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »