Dawes, John McCauley, Delta Spirit
Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service, announced that Dawes, John McCauley (lead singer of Deer Tick) and Friends and Delta Spirit will headline their 2013 SXSW Music Meets Tech (MMT) event on Tuesday, March 12 at The Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin, TX.
On the evening when SXSW Interactive comes to a close and the Music festival opens, Dyn returns to Austin for their third year to entertain tech geeks and music elites with a 7-band line-up.
Dyn has always seen the connection between startups and emerging bands, which is why they have combined these two passions in their Music Meets Tech series. All the bands are curated by 1band1 brand, a startup that introduces a new emerging, independent musician and fashion label each week.
"This will be a great night to celebrate the tech industry with clients, partners, prospects and friends," said Kyle York, Dyn Chief Revenue Officer. "Having just one of these bands would ensure that our show would be awesome. Having all three means that this night will be legendary."
Featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Billboard Magazine and USA Today, Dawes has been favorably compared to Crosby, Stills and Nash, Neil Young and the Eagles. Their new album, Stories Don't End, comes out in April.
Music fans of all kinds, including Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows, couldn't get enough of Dawes at Dyn's highly regarded 2012 Music Meets Tech event, which also featured 2012 breakout The Lumineers who jumped from SXSW supporting act to performing at the Grammys in 2013.
"A lot of great things have happened to us since Dyn's Music Meets Tech show last year. We toured with Mumford and Sons, played some amazing shows and saw our fanbase grow," said Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes. "But we're excited to return to a more intimate setting in Austin and considering we're performing on the same stage with John McCauley and Delta Spirit, it should be an amazing night. Last year, playing at the Dyn party became one of our favorite SXSW moments we've ever had."
John McCauley, a singer-songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island, will perform the many hits from his band Deer Tick and his other projects. McCauley's music has been described as a combination of folk, blues and country. McCauley counts amongst his legions of fans, Brian Williams, anchor of the NBC Nightly News, and NBA star Matt Bonner.