SXSW ‘Boston & Beyond’ Spotlight: Contact


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Once again Vanyaland is teaming up with Berklee College of Music for the annual Boston & Beyond party at South-By-Southwest. This year’s event goes down at Friends Bar on 6th Street in Austin, complete with a St. Patrick’s Day backdrop, an open bar, and seven bands and artists poised for a breakout to national stages: Aüva, Bat House, Boketto The Wolf, Contact, Rebecca Loebe, TRISHES, and Weakened Friends. The party is presented by the Red Room at Cafe 939 and the Berklee Popular Music Institute and its student-run label Heavy Rotation Records, and open to SXSW badgeholders and the general public by RSVPing via Do617. Not headed to Austin this year? Keep it locked to vanyaland.com as we stream the event as it happens.

SXSW ‘Boston & Beyond’ lineup
12:30 p.m.: Rebecca Loebe
1:15 p.m.: Boketto The Wolf
2:00 p.m.: TRISHES
2:45 p.m.: Bat House
3:30 p.m.: Weakened Friends
4:15 p.m.: Aüva
5:00 p.m.: Contact

SXSW ‘Boston & Beyond’ Spotlight: Contact

Bio: “Indie-electronic trio Contact makes dark, melodic orchestral pop with an ’80s post-punk influence. Fronted by vocalist/producer Matt Rhoades, who studied music production with Berklee Online, their latest single, ‘Never Stop,’ has reached over 1.4 million plays on Spotify and is being featured in all H&M, Forever 21, and Gap locations.”

Soundcloud: @thisiscontactofficial

YouTube Channel: @ContactVEVO

Instagram: @thisiscontact