Last night, Enabler PR teamed up with indie labels Don Giovanni Records, Suicide Squeeze Records, and Sacred Bones for their official showcase at Holy Mountain. The night's eclectic lineup -- including singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson and her band the Cans (with an accordion!), the raw folk-rock of Katie Crutchfield's Waxahatchee, and San Jose cloud rapper Antwon -- felt like a throwback to South by Southwest's early days, when bands got their start in clubs and back alley tents instead of with the aid of corporate sponsorships.
Backbeat: Enabler PR, Don Giovanni, Sacred Bones and Suicide Squeeze Team for Holy Mountain Showcase in Austin
L-R: Chris Vineyard, Big Hassle publicist; singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson; Stevenson's manager Chase Igliori