For the official launch of BKLYN1834, we set up shop in Austin, Texas during SXSW 2014 and created a fully interactive creative and performance space --  The BKLYN House.  With our team and a number of artists all under one roof, we hosted six events during SXSW's Media and Music weeks which included live performances, DJ sets, video shoots, 3D printing, custom screenprinting, live art, recording sessions, and more.  



Asheville, NC

The BKLYN1834 tour departed Brooklyn on March 1st and traveled first to the beautiful mountain town of Asheville, NC.  We joined up with 4 additional SxSW bands to perform at a mini-festival at the Emerald Lounge in funky downtown Asheville.  We shot a BKLYN AIR piece for rock band A-Va-Va, overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.  


Hattiesburg, MS

Next, we trekked to Columbus, MS where the team stayed at a beautiful Victorian mansion which served as the backdrop for several photo and video shoots.  From Columbus, we traveled to Hattiesburg, MS to play a show at the renowned Thirsty Hippo on Fat Tuesday.  

Fort Worth, TX

From Mississippi, we continued west to the great state of Texas, where many from the crew call home.  For the final show on the road, we played a packed out show in Fort Worth at the Aardvark.  

On March 8th, BKLYN1834 and Brooklyn Brewery hosted Makers Night at The BKLYN House featuring the Boxcar Bandits band, and a Makerbot 3D Printer which was set up for all attendees to scan + print with.   Attendees were also able to print Brooklyn Brewery logo + bottle opener keychains to take home + use throughout SxSW.  


On March 11th, Brooklyn-based art and music collective The Club Casa took over The BKLYN House, with performances by Jypsy Jeyfree, Foe Destroyer, Denitia and Sene, A Va Va, Masha, and Recess.  

The XIX crew came through The BKLYN House on March 12th for an intimate outdoor show featuring Jade De Lafleur, Charlie Red, Olamide Faison, Luke James, and Ro James.  The Club Casa band backed the R&B supershow, while attendees enjoyed live art and sipping Tito's Vodka  in the backyard.  Check out the photos of the performances and the festivities.



Watch Luke James perform "I Want You" live from The BKLYN House

BYSTANDER FX is BKLYN1834's producer showcase. With the inaugural edition, we broadcasted live from The BKLYN House in Austin, Texas on March 13th. We went inside the minds of the producers who touched the stage, including Scoop DeVille, AGO, MeLo-X, Thelonious Martin, Booty Fade, Pyramid Vritra, Suzi Analogue, Lord Quest, and J57, as you can see with the video, above.

Listen to the full set



Watch Brooklyn native MeLo-X perform his "Crew Love Remix"

On March 14th, we took The BKLYN House to Big Ass Canvas gallery in downtown Austin and hosted an eclectic line up featuring Anik Khan, Audra the Rapper, Jade De Lafleur, Yonas Michael, Iman Omari, Tiombe Lockhart, Jack Freeman, RES, DJ Prince, The Suffers, and Latasha Lee and the Blackties.  



Watch The Suffers perform "Make Some Room" live at The BKLYN House

To close out SXSW, we assembled some of the brightest young hip-hop talents in the game for our final event, High Noon. The afternoon featured performances from Little Simz, YC The Cynic, SL Jones, GoldLink, CJ Fly, T'nah Apex and Chelsea Reject, World's Fair and Isaiah Rashad. 



Watch Little Simz perform "The Hamptons" live from The BKLYN House