Presale tickets to go live today, Jan. 23 for SPIN’s first announced event of its “Austin Takeover” this March; Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor to play a special acoustic set

(AUSTIN, TEXAS – Jan. 23, 2024; source: Juice Consulting) – SPIN Magazine, a trailblazing force in music journalism since 1985, is thrilled to announce its return to Austin, Texas for its latest (and greatest) live music programming this March. Renowned for its legacy of capturing the pulse of the industry and curating unparalleled experiences, SPIN presents the legendary Sunny Day Real Estate on the Austin stop of their tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, ‘Diary.’ Matt Pryor (lead singer of The Get Up Kids) will play a special acoustic set with more acts to be announced. The event will take place at Stubb’s BBQ, located at 801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, from 12 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16Music enthusiasts and festival-goers can now secure their tickets for this exclusive showcase, promising nostalgic performances from a stacked roster of post-punk/grunge favorites. Presale tickets go on sale today, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. CST and can be purchased online hereVIP Packages will also be available for purchase. For more information on SPIN Magazine, please see here

“SPIN has been reporting on the Austin market and its role as a cultural incubator in the independent music scene since the ‘80s,” said Jimmy Hutcheson, CEO of SPIN. “Our commitment to and love for Austin remains and we are thrilled when we can bring innovative programming from a variety of genres for fans to enjoy. We have more announcements coming very soon, so get ready, Austin!”


“We are excited to have one of the best bands of the past 30 years perform their seminal album in full,” said Daniel Kohn, Editorial Director of SPIN. “Sunny Day Real Estate are legends – with an incredible, passionate fan base to match – and we expect music lovers of all ages will be out in full force.” 


In addition to this show, SPIN is gearing up to deliver a series of exceptional activations to Austin that same week in March, including EDM and rock performances from nationally celebrated artists to be announced soon. SPIN will again be working together on an industry invite-only brunch and other exciting programming.


As a long-standing pillar of the entertainment media industry, SPIN Magazine is known for its alternative approach to music coverage. For decades, the publication has given a national voice to underground artists from a wide range of genres while also highlighting household names through earnest interviews and riveting editorial pieces. Always on the cutting edge of what’s new in music, SPIN was one of the first outlets to report on the early punk scene, grunge rock, world music and new wave before other mainstream outlets acknowledged the styles. Furthermore, the magazine’s extensive coverage of hip-hop and culture in the ‘90s showed that their stories dove deeper than the tracks themselves. 


In the same decade, SPIN began to promote the up-and-coming city of Austin, Texas, as a cultural incubator in the independent music scene. In addition to previous articles centered around Lone Star legends such as Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, the magazine also focused on Austin’s alternative country atmosphere and its distinctive influence on the local music community. This national exposure further amplified the sentiments of the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and since then, SPIN has continued to spotlight honorary Austinites and other Texas greats, including Daniel JohnstonGary Clark Jr.Paul WallLeon Bridges, groups such as the Black PumasKhruangbinUrban Heat and many more. Over the years, the magazine has also continued to cover performances from the city’s iconic Austin City Limits television series as well as the annual ACL Music Festival, and just last year SPIN published a piece highlighting Texas counterculture and renowned artist, illustrator and underground cartoonist Jim Franklin, “The Man Who Made Austin Weird” who famously created the poster art for the Armadillo World Headquarters.


To learn more about SPIN Magazine, please see here. For the latest national music news, follow SPIN on InstagramFacebookTikTokTwitter (X), and YouTube.

About Sunny Day Real Estate: 


Formed in 1992, Seattle’s Sunny Day Real Estate are one of the most important bands to emerge in the past 30 years. The four piece of Jeremy Enigk, Dan Hoerner, William Goldsmith and Nate Mendel released their debut album, Diary, on Sub Pop Records in 1994 to critical acclaim (including topping Rolling Stone’s “40 Greatest Emo Albums Of All Time”) and followed up with 1995’s LP2, which was released after their breakup. 1998 saw the reunited band (not including Mendel) release How It Feels to Be Something On, followed by 1999’s Live and 2000’s The Rising Tide before they disbanded for the second time. The original four piece band reunited for touring in 2009 and 2010 including their first ever European shows (debuting at Spain’s legendary Primavera Sound) and Coachella. Sunny Day Real Estate’s only new recorded output since The Rising Tide was 2014’s “Lipton Witch,” released on a split 7” with Circa Survive for Record Store Day. In 2022, Enigk, Hoerner and Goldsmith returned to the road on a sold out 24 city tour with the band rounded out by Greg Suran and Chris Jordan. 2024 sees the band celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album with a tour, a re-recorded version and their first new song in 10 years.


About SPIN Magazine: 


SPIN is one of the most recognizable names in music and pop culture. In early 2020, SPIN launched a new generation of the legendary media group, putting the brand back where it belongs — at the center of the zeitgeist.


SPIN’s digital covers have featured some of today’s biggest stars, including Noah Kahan, Demi Lovato, The Black Keys, YungBlud, Machine Gun Kelly, Rüfüs Du Sol, Jack Harlow, Denzel Curry, Run the Jewels, and Kehlani, coupled with probing journalism and in-depth interviews, hit series 5 Albums I Can’t Live Without, A Day In the Life Of, and Artist x Artist, as well as original videos. The company launched SPIN IMPACT, a platform that harnesses the music industry’s most powerful voices to raise awareness and take action around some of society’s most pressing issues.


SPIN has also brought its legendary music brand to merchandise, joining forces with Life Clothing to release a series of T-shirt designs at Urban Outfitters. A powerhouse in the media world, SPIN launched in Japan, as well as partnered with Best Ever Channels (BEC) for a music free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel exclusively on Amazon Freevee. In 2023, the company launched SPIN Labs, an incubator for music tech startups that is designed to help artists thrive in the quickly-changing music technology space.


To learn more, visit www.spin.com.

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