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Ghostly 20 @ In the Element

Celebrate Ghostly International's 20th Anniversary with two nights of music on Lady Bird Lake.

This SXSW, join us at the Waller Creek Boathouse on Lady Bird Lake to celebrate Ghostly International’s 20th Anniversary with two nights of music under the stars.

Head to the waterfront at sunset each night for a range of live musical performances from the label’s roster & friends, spanning established and emerging practitioners of electronic pop, jazz, ambient, and experimental sound. And on Thursday, drop by the boathouse during the day to enjoy lounging on the docks, custom cocktails, a variety of outdoor activities and curated DJ sets.

This showcase is part of In the Element, a two-day activation presented by Atlas Obscura & GORE-TEX Brands at the Waller Creek Boathouse on Lady Bird Lake.

Day 1: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

 

6:00 p.m. Live Performance by Devon Church


Winnipeg-born, Brooklyn-based producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Devon Church found his voice after the dissolution of a decade-long marriage and creative collaboration (Exitmusic, a nightmare-pop project co-founded by Church’s ex-wife). His singular, rough-hewn-yet-elegant style of Cohen-esque pop poetics deploy elements of drone, psychedelic minimalism, harmonic noise, and distortion-tinged, angelic ambience.

7:00 p.m. Live Performance by Claire George


The music of songwriter Claire George combines cosmic curiosity with an imaginative sense of melody and uniquely swirling electronic productions. Claire’s voice may be familiar to some through her work as a vocal topliner in the electronic space, or as the lead singer for San Francisco act HEARTWATCH, but her latest project, released in November 2018 on Cascine, sees Claire turn her focus inward.

8:00 p.m. Live Performance by Ouri


Ouri is a DJ, electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist. Hailing from South America by way of France, she produces electronic music in Montreal. Her background experience with the piano, harp and cello heavily influence her shape-shifting approach to melody and bass. Her latest EP, We Share Our Blood, was released on Ghostly International in 2018.

9:00 p.m. Live Performance by Shigeto

Since 2010, the music of Zach Saginaw, who records as Shigeto, has cross-wired a host of musical influences, traversing jazz, hip-hop, electronic, ambient, funk, and folk. Across a growing body of work, the longtime Ghostly International pays tribute to his Japanese heritage and to the deep musical legacy of Detroit, his current home.

Day 2: Thursday, March 14, 2019

 

1:30 p.m. DJ Set by Reptaliens

Inspired by sci-fi art and literature, cult mentality, and deep connections, Reptaliens construct self-defined “dreamwave” songs touching on themes of simulated realities, stories of stockholm syndrome, and drugged out paranoid futuristic realities. Their musical influences range from Gary Wilson-esque jazzy/lounge chord progressions, to the warmth of Broadcast’s recording production and fidelity, to Todd Rundgren-esque outer space synth sounds.

2:30 p.m. DJ Set by Shigeto

Since 2010, the music of Zach Saginaw, who records as Shigeto, has cross-wired a host of musical influences, traversing jazz, hip-hop, electronic, ambient, funk, and folk. Across a growing body of work, the longtime Ghostly International pays tribute to his Japanese heritage and to the deep musical legacy of Detroit, his current home.

5:30 p.m. Live Performance by Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley is an Alabama-born visual artist, musician, and filmmaker. His visual art is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, and many other museums. He has released three critically acclaimed studio albums, including MITH in 2018. His first film, I Snuck Off the Slave Ship, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Like the song that inspired it, the film is a metaphor for African American transcendence.

7:00 p.m. Live Performance by Mary Lattimore

Mary Lattimore is a harpist living in Los Angeles. She experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects. Released to acclaim from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, and The New Yorker, her latest LP on Ghostly International, Hundreds of Days, expresses mystified gratitude for the natural world. She has collaborated with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, and Sharon Van Etten.

Additional Details

  • This event is strictly 21+; I.D. required.
  • Priority entry will be given to SXSW badge holders.
  • General Admission tickets will be available for purchase for $5 at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Merlin Tuttle Bat Conservancy.

Questions?

Email larissa.hayden@atlasobscura.com.