Our HBO Presents Treme: A Special SXSW Day Event this past March was a huge success, bringing the distinct New Orleans flavor to Austin. For those of you who missed it, here is a little clip with highlights from the party.
Thanks to all those who joined us in Austin last week. Our SXSW day party for the upcoming second season premier of HBO's Treme was a smashing success and we couldn't have done it without all of you. Make sure you tune in to HBO on April 24th for the new season of Treme.
The Guardian made a short film of the Second Line which lead into our HBO / Treme event yesterday with Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dancingman504, Henry Butler and lots more New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) partying, with catering provided by Evangeline Cafe. Check out some great photos from Stephen Abbott and Dwayne Hills.
"By the time Dirty Dozen took the stage around 4 p.m., the crowd at the Ghost Room had devolved into a cauldron of beer-drinking, hoo-rawing, handkerchief-waving, dirty-bop belly-rubbing, hoarse, sweaty humanity..." - Statesman
Giant Step & ESL at SXSW: Dubspot and Friends Showcase ft Tru Thoughts, ESL Music, and Bastard Jazz – March 18March 14th, 2011
If you are among the lucky ones heading south to Austin for the annual SXSW festival then you need to make note of the following showcase (trust me, you will kick yourself if you miss this one): On Friday, March 18th, Giant Step teams up with Tru Thoughts, ESL Music and Bastard Jazz to bring you a night of music you will not forget. Showcasing Nickodemus, Belleruche (Tru Thoughts), Ancient Astronauts (ESL Music), DJ Obah (Dubspot), Rob Luis (Tru Thoughts), DJ DRM (Bastard Jazz), Barry Cole and Giant Step's own Erik The Red. The usually quiet Kenichi will be conquered by the beat, and turned into a haven of music starting at 7:00pm. Entrance is free, but strictly RSVP, so come ready to get sexy and get down.
On Thursday, March 17th, HBO presents Treme - A Special SXSW Day Event produced by Giant Step. The festivities kick off at 12:00 Noon in true New Orleans style with a Second Line led by Dancingman504 and heralded by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band as it winds through 6th street in downtown Austin, TX. At 1pm the Second Line will return to its starting point at The Ghost Room for the rest of the party. Featuring live performances by legendary pianist Henry Butler, followed by the Grammy nominated Pine Leaf Boys, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, with DJ Paul Craven spinning throughout the afternoon. Delicious cajun food from Austin's own Evangeline Café will be served, so make sure you come ready to throw down LA style.