The SPIN Shed provided an exclusive hideaway from downtown Austin's tumultuous streets, serving as an exclusive gifting area and talent lounge during the day and a packed, speakeasy-style hangout at night. Artists passing through in the daytime experienced the Sonos Music Lounge, where they learned about Sonos' wireless hi-fi systems and received complimentary speakers to take home while sampling refreshing, invigorating beverages provided by Neuro.
As the sun went down, the late-night party got started. Artists and VIPs stopped by to watch shows at Stubb's from a private viewing deck and stayed to tear up the dance floor to DJ sets from Chairlift, DJ Drama, Tennessee Thomas, and Ana Calderon. Beer was provided by Miller Genuine Draft while wines were poured by Red Diamond.
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 »