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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’ Spotlight: Aüva
Bio: “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. Aüva featured photo by Evan Xiner Hong.”
YouTube Channel: Aüva Music