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DR. MARTENS AT SXSW 2018

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.

A few die-hards went under the needle at our pop-up tattoo parlor run by local tattoo artist Michael Williams and friends. Party-goers chose between roses, 1460 Boots, skulls and eagles.

Mark VanNess tattoos a rose on a SXSW attendee.

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.

Self-described partier Andrew W.K. performed songs from his latest album “You’re Not Alone” and had the crowd singing along to “Music Is Worth Living For.”

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.

Up-and-coming rapper Kodie Shane rocked her Jagger boots on stage. The 19-year-old singer hails from Atlanta and is the sole female member of Lil Yachty’s rap crew The Sailing Team.

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.

Aaron Maine, of synth-pop band Porches, sung tunes from his latest album, The House.

Soccer Mommy, a project created and led by 20-year-old Sophie Allison, is self-described as “chill but kinda sad” music. Sophie performed tracks from her studio debut Clean.

NYC rapper Leikeli47 donned her signature bandana mask and performed infectious, dance-friendly songs like “Attitude” and “Miss Me” while surrounded by dancers who kept the crowd moving.

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.

Seattle trio on the rise Naked Giants played songs from their upcoming debut album SLUFF.

Thank you to everyone who performed on stage, got a new tattoo, worked to make it happen, and especially everyone who came out to party with us. See you next year.

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