Hello Austin. Spotify Here

Today kicks off our epic adventure in Austin! We’ve set up shop on Cesar Chavez at the Spotify House presented by MSN to help you discover the best music in town.

Each day, we’ll be hosting a series of ‘up-close and personal’ acoustic Spotify Sessions from some of today’s hottest emerging acts. We’ve got everything from local food truck flavors, signature cocktails, ping pong, giveaways and more – let our House be your home during the Festival!

General Itinerary

12.00: Doors open. Kickstart the morning with a Bloody Mary.
14.00: Whet your appetite with some delights from local food trucks.
16.00: Quench your thirst at our cocktail bar.
18.00: Doors close but join us again for more Spotify fun.
Throughout the day, we’ll be hosting intimate artist performances so don’t miss out.

The House opens daily at 12pm so be sure to swing by! The address is 1010 E. Cesar Chavez. Map.

If you’re in town, text ‘Spotify’ to 894546 for daily notifications on artist line-up and to be the first in the know about our secret show, coming up this Thursday 3/15.

#MusicMonday playlist brought to you by @MonaFims

Our friend @MonaFims has this #MusicMonday’s music recommendations.

We kick off today’s #MusicMonday playlist with one of my Norwegian favorites: “Maya Vik” with “Oslo Knows”! Many of you know Maya Vik as the bass player from “Montée” and she has also previously played in bands like Furia and Savoy. In autumn 2011 she released her first solo album called “Château Faux-Coupe”. We continue with a Swedish indie-pop favorite! “Boa” with their song called “Push” their debut album “Forever and Never” I really love how they play on a fine line between playfulness and melancholy.

As always I add a few of my favorite singer/songwriters to the playlist. This week: “James Vincent McMorrow” with his soft voice singing “This Old Dark Machine”. So beautiful! And from Calgary, singer/songwriter “Chad VanGaalen” with his sad but beautiful song “Willow Tree”

“White rabbits” is a cheerful sextet featuring two drummers and a piano player. I love their song “Heavy Metal” And last in this week’s playlist, London based “Cajun Dance Party” with “Colorful Life”. I’m still hooked on their song Amylase from 2008.

If you have song suggestion for next week’s playlist feel free to drop them in my Spotify Inbox.

Here you can find the playlist: http://spoti.fi/music-mondays – Subscribe and you will get a mix of twenty new feel-good tracks every Monday.