Miles Davis House returns to SXSW (RSVP for Entry)
The spirit of Miles Davis will be remembered and celebrated at the annual Miles Davis House at SXSW. The 2019 edition happens at Antone's on Friday, March 15, from noon-6 pm, and features an eclectic, multi-genre lineup:
- 12 noon Cedric Burnside
- 1:00 p.m. Striking Matches
- 2:00 p.m. Dos Santos
- 3:00 p.m. David Wax Museum
- 4:00 p.m. Micah Nelson/The Particle Kid featuring Sunny War
- 5:00 p.m. Miles Electric Band
RSVP for free entry!
The afternoon kicks off with Mississippi blues musician (and grandson of the legendary R.L. Burnside) Cedric Burnside at noon, and continues with Grand Ole Opry regulars Striking Matches at 1 PM. Chicago Latin jazz quintet Dos Santos are on at 2 PM, followed by Mexo-Americana folk rockers (and BrooklynVegan SXSW show alumni) David Wax Museum at 3 PM. The Particle Kid, the project of Willie Nelson's son Micah Nelson, are on at 4 PM, with blues, folk and punk guitarist Sunny War. Capping off the show at 5 PM are Miles Electric Band, a progressive all-star ensemble featuring alumni of Davis' band alongside a newer generation of players, revisiting material from Davis' electric period. Ace harmonica player Mickey Raphael, from Willie Nelson's band, will also sit in with the headliners for some songs.
Drinks from Kind of Blue Scotch Whisky, inspired by Miles' legacy, and specialty cocktails will be served. A new Miles Davis t-shirt, with original artwork by Francine Turk, will be available for sale, as well.
Their RSVP is powered by Builder by Engineer.ai. In their words:
Engineer.ai is teaming up with the Miles Davis Estate to power the guest management platform for the event through its Builder product. Engineer.ai empowers anyone with an idea — from e-commerce platforms to social apps — to build it without learning to code. Combining AI+human developers to create a software assembly line, Builder delivers custom software products quickly, simply and affordably. As a result, an entire #BuilderGeneration — from individual dreamers, to entrepreneurs, to enterprise-scale solutions for businesses— is emerging and realizing their dreams. A technology partner for life, Engineer develops, hosts, and maintains custom software for its customers.
Miles Davis, one of the most innovative and influential figures in music, epitomizes the #BuilderGeneration. Throughout his career, he constantly innovated, breaking down barriers and appealing to broader audiences across genres. As a result, he inspired entire generations of innovators, making Builder and the Miles Davis Estate a natural partnership. Engineer.ai works to inspire an entire #BuilderGeneration of dreamers, creative individuals and companies to build their technology ideas.
Additional sponsors include the Miles Davis Estate, Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment and Riviera Imports.