Wow, as usual, the hurricane that is SXSW has swept through Austin, TX leaving a giant wake of awesome moments and exhaustion in it’s wake.
Our team was incredibly busy this year producing content during SXSW Interactive for Vice + AT&T, capturing highlights for Comedy Living Room, assisting the amazing folks at Funny or Die, crushing our first live stream in conjunction with Arts + Labor / El Rey / Alamo Drafthouse and of course, bringing the full on CRUSH to the Fader Fort for the 6th straight year.
You can find all of the Fader Fort performance clips and recaps at http://www.thefader.com/category/faderfort/
We will be posting new clips to the site as they are released. Definitely make sure to check out the very special performance at “Clint Eastwood” in the featured video box above.
Lot’s of great stuff in the works…picking ourselves off the floor and diving back in!
We hope everyone is off to a killer 2014 thus far.
Our team has a ton of great things in the works. We are prepping for another crazy SXSW (already), we just wrapped shooting a music video for The Black and White Years song “Embraces” which will be released later in January and much more.
Stay tuned for details and happiest of New Years!
Vampire Weekend! Robin Thicke! Avett Bros.! Madeon! So many great acts graced the 3 stages at the 2013 Virgin Mobile Free Fest! Our team worked hand in hand with the amazing team at Merriweather Post Pavilion to handle live production / iMag and the XI Media team handled the live stream entirely, soup to nuts for Virgin. What an amazing experience. We should have some video clips to share soon!
Jon and Bradley are starting a 3 day shoot for Vice in Austin this weekend, then we have a few smaller gigs in NYC before…CMJ!!!
This year we have already locked in the Fader Fort at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn as well as a one day Dell / Fader Fort at a location tbd. Very excited to be returning for CMJ for 4th year.
In November XI Media will be working with Food Trucks 4 Freedom to live stream a one night only concert featuring Charlie Robison in New Braunfels, TX. This should be a killer event for a great cause. More to come on ways to donate and get involved.
Lot’s of music video / promo projects in the works as well. Heading into fall with a lot to look forward to!!!
We’ve been picking up crush ops left and right the past few weeks, so I thought I’d share some of our goings on!
Tonight (July 26th), Brad and the guys will be shooting performer Larry G in Dallas for an EPK we will be working on for him. Should be a fun shoot!
We are also working on a very fun music video project for our friends, The Dead Left. Hoping to get that out in the next few weeks.
Next weekend, August 3rd, a few of our team will be heading to Chicago to once again crush it for the Rolling Stone Rock Room event during Lollapalooza. Stoked to be shooting a REALLY fun band from the UK…details to come.
We locked in the Virgin Mobile Free Fest stream for our 3rd year, very excited about what Virgin has in store for it’s line up this year!
More goodness to come, so stay tuned and stay cool…it’s…so…hot!!!!
We are so pumped to be crushing Macklemore + Ryan Lewis / Fitz and the Tantrums tonight at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC tonight. Make sure to catch the show LIVE and help celebrate Cuban Independence Day! Hit the link to watch the show: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/macklemore-and-ryan-lewis-fitz-and-the-tantrums-to-headline-bacardi-rebels-concert-20130513
WOW! What an insane week! Our team shot over a hundred bands and worked for the most amazing clients on the planet.
Massive thanks go out to The Dell + Fader / Converse Fader FORT team, Vans and the Mohawk crew, the fine folks over at the Rolling Stone Rock Room and lastly to Foundation for having us crew the MySpace Secret Show events. We are in fantastic company and can’t wait to do it all again! Okay, we could wait a little while…or a year, that works for us.
Highlights included Usher / Diddy / Macklemore / Solange at the FORT, Iggy Pop / Japandroids / Baths / Telekinesis / Frightened Rabbit and sooo many more at House of Vans. We also enjoyed Free Energy / Surfer Blood / Charles Bradley @ the RS Rock Room and of course, Sleigh Bells and Justin Timberlake at the MySpace Secret Shows…just wow all around!
We will be posting highlights, but you can find them yourselves at these links: www.thefader.com, www.rollingstone.com, www.vans.com/sxsw, www.myspace.com