Every year, we geek out on digital trends for a few days during our PreCommerce and Movers & Shapers Summit…..then, we need to take a break and eat some barbecue, drink a few beers and listen to some of our favorite bands at our Saturday night Geek-a-Cue. Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting some amazing bands, including Lord Huron, Black Pistol Fire, Monte Montgomery, These Mad Dogs of Glory, Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears, Whiskey Shivers, the Reliques and more. Pretty awesome group.
It leads to some magical moments. Last year, we witnessed Black Pistol Fire break out as a band in front of 1,000 of us. It was one of those moments where you just say “wow, this band is going big”.
This year we continue the tradition of hosting outstanding artists at #W2OatSXSW events:
- During our annual PreCommerce Summit, we will hear from Joe, Marc’s Brother, thanks to our partner Bayer. This is a very talented band consisting of three guys from Jersey who can go from three-part harmonies to “psychedelic freak-out” in just a few bars. Not a bad way to end our first day.
- On Saturday night after our Movers & Shapers Summit, we will host our GeekACue, which starts with the Eric Tessmer Band (amazing Austin-based musician), then features LOLO (recently featured on the Bachelor) and ends with Tameca Jones (powerful, soulful vocals, also from Austin) for our after party.
Every year, we create a playlist that contains our favorites for our friends. This year, what I thought I would do is share two lists that I keep myself on Spotify. The first is called “Austin Bands”. In this list, I put in top songs and bands that I’m listening to at the moment. The list changes throughout the year. The second is called “Bob P Favorite Songs”. You’ll hear some Black Pistol Fire, These Mad Dogs of Glory and other favorites from Zeppelin to The Stones and more. And here is our list of favorite songs from our Austin team for W2O Group.
Have fun in ATX! See you soon, Bob