SXSW 2018 was, as always, a serious party — especially at our three-day takeover of Container Bar. Located in Austin’s bustling Rainey Street District, the venue was jam-packed with festival-goers, locals, and Dr. Martens enthusiasts. We had free tattoos, a killer lineup of performances from Tinashe, Andrew W.K., White Reaper, and more. Catch all of the highlights below.
For the second year, we tapped LA-based artist Mollie Tuggle to create a mural that covered the front of our venue. The mural’s design came to Molly after a dream and incorporated elements inspired by Austin’s infamous Greenbelt.
Our lineup was stacked with performers including R&B songstress Tinashe. She took a moment during her set to pose with a few lucky fans.
White Reaper headlined our day one lineup, playing a dynamic set full of energetic stage presence. Keyboardist Ryan Hater kept the set especially interesting. White Reaper should be on every must-see-live list.
Nashville rock band Bully is fronted by Alicia Bognanno, who gave a commanding performance that we will never forget.
In true Texas festival fashion, Elle King took the stage in a red white and blue ensemble and treated the crowd to banjo-infused hits.
Before taking the stage, Buddy sharpied his 1460s for a look that was all his. The LA rapper, who’s signed to Pharell’s label, climbed the stage fence and performed from the bar.