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.
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »