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Here’s the lineup for the Berklee and Vanyaland ‘Boston and Beyond’ party at SXSW


This St. Patrick’s Day, we’re bringing Boston down to Austin.

Vanyaland is excited to announce the lineup for its latest South-By-Southwest party with Berklee College of Music. This year’s event goes down from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 17 at Friends Bar on 6th Street in Austin, and is co-presented by the Red Room at Cafe 939 and the Berklee Popular Music Institute and its student-run label Heavy Rotation Records. Marketing and events platform Do617 has joined on as a marketing partner for Berklee at SXSW.



With an emphasis on discovering new music, our 2017 lineup features appearances by up-and-coming bands and artists Aüva, Bat House, Boketto The Wolf, Contact, Rebecca Loebe, TRISHES, and Weakened Friends.

The Boston and Beyond party is is 21-plus, free, and open to the public. Those interested in attending can RSVP at Do617 (priority given to SXSW badge holders). For those not headed to Austin, fear not: Vanyaland will be providing live video, audio, and social updates from the event through vanyaland.com and our social pages.

Here’s a breakdown of the performing artists…



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Indie pop sextet Aüva blends elements of dream pop, surf, and psych-rock with driving rhythms, jangly guitars, and vibrant harmonies. Since forming at Berklee in 2015, the band has released three EPs in three years: 2015’s Light Years, 2016’s Aüva, and 2017’s Side Effects, recorded with producer Benny Grotto ‘05 at Mad Oak Studio in Allston. The group is made up of Berklee students Miette Hope, Jack Markwordt, Jake LeVine, and Michael Piccoli, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students Andy Metzger and Austin Birdy.

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