Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Paper Garden Records & ThingLink Announce Official SXSW 2011 Showcase - Saturday, March 19th @ Swan Dive!

** Featuring Alcoholic Faith Mission, Little Tybee, Golden Ages, Army/Navy, & Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson **



Brooklyn's Paper Garden Records is very excited to announce its first ever official SXSW Showcase in Austin, TX to be held at the new and beautiful Swan Dive on Saturday, March 19th from 8pm-2am. Co-presented with our friends at Thinglink, Paper Garden's showcase curates an audibly familiar tonality crafted with international artists. Featuring bands from Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, the showcase brings an international community of bands and fans alike under one roof for a first look at some of this year's best up-and-coming acts.
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson (Norway) will kick off the showcase with a dreamy post-rock sound that will ease you into indie-folk rockers, Little Tybee (Atlanta) who will be touring in support of their upcoming album "Humorous To Bees". Alcoholic Faith Mission (Copenhagen) will be up next with an experimental indie-rock sound that has been highlighted by the likes of MTV and more as a "must-see at SXSW 2011" and is flying over in support of their new album, "And The Running With Insanity EP". After Alcoholic Faith Mission will be the electronic-based Golden Ages (Philadelphia) who will pave the way for the new-wave pop band, Freedom Or Death (Toronto). Army/Navy (Los Angeles) will headline the night with their feel-good indie-pop songs that will keep you dancing through the night.

This hand picked showcase will give SXSW patrons a chance to see these blossoming bands as they rise to the top of the canopy. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 19th at Swan Dive.
Register now, as your badge is your ticket to this and all other SXSW Music showcases.
In addition, ThingLink is bringing us an exciting new interactive SXSW experience. The free service acts as an interactive hot-spot for web images, posters, and e-flyers, allowing users to link directly to songs, band sites, purchase links, venues and more! At SXSW 2011, Thinglink will reveal some exciting new features and partnerships that will allow the viewer to win hidden prizes, interact with fans, listen to music and more all within a single embeddable image. Try it yourself at Paper Garden's Thinglink-enabled SXSW site:

A big shout-out to our poster artist, Brooke Weeber, as well for creating the above beautiful flyer! Find more from her at


Event Details

Where: Swan Dive (615 Red River St @ 7th St, Austin, TX)
When: Saturday, March 19th, 8pm-2am

About our sponsor
Thinglink aims to change how billions of people interact with photos by transforming them into a surface for advertising, commerce, entertainment, search and social connection.
Thinglink technology lets businesses and consumers connect objects (the people, places and things within photos) to anywhere on the Internet. With photos constituting 20% of web real estate, 500 billion photos online offer rich opportunities for in-image links to engaging user experiences that will revolutionize and transform how we interact with images.
Thinglink was founded in 2008 by Ulla-Maaria Engestrom, a Finnish technology entrepreneur and expert in social objects and long-tail markets. Thinglink is the second startup from the team that launched Jaiku, a micro-blogging site acquired Google. Thinglink has received early-stage funding from Europe-based Inventure and Lifeline Ventures.

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