Fri, Mar 22, 2013

SXSW 2013: #MEGABLAAG

We want to give a huge thank you to all the bands, bloggers and fans that came out and partied with us in Austin this year. Ya’ll are crazy and we can’t wait to see you next year!

Check out the full party album here

Photos by: Victoria Masters and Tanner Pikop

Thu, Mar 14, 2013

Autre Ne Veut won #MEGABLAAG and possibly all of SXSW. Thanks to all the amazing bands and lovely folks that came out last night!

Thu, Feb 28, 2013

It’s that time of the year again, SXSW time! Once again we’ll be sponsoring #MEGABLAAG, an annual event/religious pilgrimage presented by YVYNYL and EOTB.

Location:

Empire Control Room
606 E. 7th St
March 13, 2012 8pm-2am

Line up:

  • Jerome LOL
  • High Highs
  • Autre Ne Veut
  • Diana
  • Alex Bleeker & the Freaks
  • Alpine

For the first time ever the party will be an Official SXSW event so if you don’t have a badge or bracelet make sure to RSVP. See you in Austin!

RSVP Here

Check out our SXSW 2013: Essential Jams Mix here.

Artwork by Nathaniel Whitcomb

Thu, Mar 22, 2012

Megablaag - SXSW 2012

We didn’t think Megablaag could get any wilder than it was last year at SXSW, but a batch of vodka soaked gummy bears and a killer set from Hooray For Earth proved us wrong. Thanks to all you crazy blogger kids who came out and made this an amazing evening!

To see a full set of photos from Megablaag head on over here.

Photos by Victoria Masters

Thu, Mar 1, 2012

Exfm Presents: #MEGABLAAG SXSW 2012

For the second year in a row we’ll be sponsoring MEGABLAAG brought to you by our favorite duo YVYNYL and Ears of the Beholder. If you were with us last year at SXSW or CMJ then you know these guy are great at producing amazing events and this year is no different. Urbanears will also be be joining in the fun to giveaway headphones throughout the night. Bonus!

MEGABLAAG offers the online community of bloggers, musicians, techies, label owners the chance to get together in real life for a wild night of music and debauchery. We’ll be having DJ sets throughout the night as well as live performance from Hooray For Earth. See you in Austin!

  • Ghibli (DJ)
  • Au Palais (DJ)
  • Chrome Sparks (DJ)
  • Snowmine (DJ)
  • Hooray for Earth (Live)
  • Body Language (DJ)

Live visuals by Grayson Sanders of Snowmine

March 15, 2012
8pm-2am

Lovejoy’s
604 Neches Street
Austin, TX

Artwork by Nathaniel Whitcomb

Sat, Oct 29, 2011

CMJ 2011: MEGABLAAG

CMJ’s first installment of Megablaag couldn’t have gone any smoother. We want to give a special thanks to Mark of yvynyl and Peter at Ears of The Beholder for putting together this very special evening for us.

For the second time this year we’ve been able to help unite the online community of bloggers, musicians, techies, label owners and more for an epic night of in real life fun. Not only do they know a thing or two about music and tech, but many of them have been our core supporters from the very start and those who weren’t have jumped on board and helped spread the word.

Once again, Born Gold stopped through and got the crowd hopping with their innovative interactive electronic dance party from outerspace or Canada, whatever same thing. Chad Valley graced our ears with a glorious late night set which was truly the perfect way to end our evening. We even had a little surprise celebrity visit from Bradford Cox (celebrity brag). All in all it was the perfect end to a long week of CMJ shenanigans. Thank you all for coming out and sharing this awesome evening with us. We can’t wait to do it all over again at SXSW!

Check out our photo set from SXSW’s Megablaag back in March and tag yourself in the full CMJ Megablaag album here.

Photos by Teresa McCullough

Wed, Sep 28, 2011

 #MEGABLAAG CMJ 2011

Once again, but this time with our pals over at Tumblr we’ll be sponsoring MEGABLAAG uniting the online community of bloggers, musicians, techies, label owners and more for an epic night of IRL fun - and you know it will be! 

Yvnyl and Ears of the Beholder have done a spectacular job securing a rad location and lineup. Details are below. Make sure to RSVP. We can’t wait to see you there!

Here’s some more great pictures from SXSW’s MEGABLAAG.

See live performances by:

As well as DJ sets by:

RSVP by emailing: megablaag@gmail.com

October 21, 2011
Bar Matchless
Brooklyn, NY

Keep up with MEAGABLAAG details by following them on Tumblr and Twitter.

Thu, Mar 24, 2011

SXSW Wrap Up - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly //

I know I’m a little late on the SXSW wrap up, but I’ve just barely recovered from all the music festivities this past week and I finally have my head on straight enough to clearly recount the events that took place in a magical city called, Austin.  Below is a break down of highlights, lowlights and miseries.

The Good: 

MEGABLAAG: I’m not just saying this because exfm is awesome, but it really was a major highlight speak to anyone who was there.  It’s the truth and we have the pics to prove it.  

Fader Fort: As you can see from the pics above Fader Fort was crazy. On Thursday, we got a spot on the bleachers and parked there all day long.  The most talked about act was by far Odd Future and they totally lived up to the hype.  Stage diving off the speakers and breaking one concert goers nose, flipping off the crowd, closing with “F*ck the Police.”  They totally set that high energy tone.  Which flowed perfectly in to the next set Brooklyn duo, Matt & Kim.

Matt & Kim came out ready to rock.  They are always amazing.  If you have never seen them I would highly recommend getting on that.  Not only did they play a great set, but as you can see in the pics above Erykah Badu, joined them on stage for, "Lessons Learned" who’s music video inspired Erykah’s video, "Window Seat".  Needless to say, it was a unique moment that definitely made highlight reel.  

Mog Party: This year Mog held their party at the Mowhawk a cool indoor/outdoor venue near Stubbs.  The show stoppers were by far TV on The Radio and Big Boi, who performed many old songs as far back as the Aqumeni days.  Growing up on that album, made this one of the golden moments of SXSW.

IGIF Floating Fest/Killer Tofu: The boys of, I Guess I’m Floating put together the best non-badge show at SXSW.  I found myself ending up at their events all through the day and night.  Props to them for booking great venues and some seriously legit acts.

The first event, Floating Fest was a day long celebration at Lovejoys which featured acts like, Group Love, Cloud Nothings and Baths.  The next day they continued the musical extravaganza with a second event, where they teamed up with Big Ugly Yellow Couch for an all day and night music marathon called Killer Tofu.  Memory House, Gobble Gobble and Brahms were just some of the acts you would have seen there.  This was by far the best non-badge fiesta to attend and at times just the best to attend.

The Bad:

AT&T, listen we know there was about 100,000 extra bodies in the city of Austin during SXSW, but leaving half of us with zero service totally sucked.  Do you know how hard it is to meet up with people in a crowd that large with out sending a text?  I can barely meet my friends at our local watering hole with out a five minute back and forth text sesh let alone at SXSW.  A tip of the hat to you AT&T for being the worst service provider ever.

The Ugly: I know you’re probably thinking that nothing at SXSW could be so awful that it falls in to this category, but think again.  Dan, our CEO got food poisoning from some questionable street meat and was out of commission for nearly two days. Also, St. Patty’s day coincided with SXSW which was fine until night fall where I saw some things that I can never unsee, to disturbing to blog about.  Let’s just say it was a collision of worlds I hope to never experience again.

Overall, SXSW was an extraordinarily positive experience.  As a company we really got a chance to show our product off to our core audience.  The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and gave us something to be excited about upon our return to NYC. The music scene is a lot to handle but with a few good wingmen and an easygoing attitude anything is possible.

Wed, Mar 23, 2011

Great photo set from Megablaag. Check out the full album here. It’s almost like you were there. Almost.

Special thanks to our amazing photographer Teresa McCullough

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