A Genre Bending Odyssey -- The Ultimate Jam Session

MILES DAVIS ESTATE, MONSTER & BETA RECORDS TV PRESENT THE INAUGURAL MILES DAVIS HOUSE AT SXSW ON THURSDAY, MARCH 15 AT THE HISTORIC VICTORY GRILL FROM 1:30 P.M. - 2 A.M.

11 Stellar Live Music Acts; Food & Drink Happy Hour; Miles Davis Pop Up Store; Monster Headphone Listening Stations; Giveaways, and a Jam Session from 12 midnight - 2 a.m.

(Los Angeles, CA) - The Miles Davis Estate, Monster,® a world leader in high-performance headphones, and Beta Records TV will roll-out the inaugural Miles Davis House at SXSW on Thursday, March 15 from 1:30 p.m. - 2 a.m. at the historic Victory Grill, an Austin landmark widely regarded for its rich jazz and blues legacy. The event will be hosted by Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles), who in the spirit of SXSW, have curated a stellar, multi-genre, cross-section of top emerging acts to perform, in addition to extending an open invitation to the SXSW music community to join the end-of-the-evening Jam Session from 12 midnight - 2 a.m. Additionally, Miles Davis House will feature a food and drink Happy Hour from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.; a Pop-Up store selling t-shirts, vinyl and EPs; Monster Headphone Listening Stations to check out the new Miles Davis Trumpet High Performance In-Ear Headphones, and Evolution Of The Groove giveaways to the first 150 guests. Beta Records TV is the official production arm of Miles Davis House and will shoot the live music performances and cover the event in its entirety for later broadcast.

Comments Miles Davis Estate: "We love Austin and hitting SXSW; It's completely in-sync with the philosophy of Miles. It's all about the music, and pushing the music forward. SXSW and Miles share similar ground in being ahead-of-the-curve, and not after–the-fact. We're excited to roll-out the inaugural Miles Davis House with our partners Monster and Beta Records TV."

Head Monster, Noel Lee, creator of the acclaimed Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ headphone sound, noted: “We at Monster are very proud to have worked with the Miles Davis Estate to create our Miles Davis Trumpet headphones. We designed these headphones to capture the essence of Miles and his music, and give all music lovers an opportunity to experience the deep emotional connection made possible when you bring together great music with truly exceptional audio. We are also delighted to have the chance to share our passion for music and sound at this great Miles Davis House launch event, and of course, to share in all the great music inspired by the artistry of Miles Davis!”

Chris Honetschlaeger, President of Beta Records TV comments: “Miles Davis and Monster are certainly two of the greatest names in Music. BETA is excited to bring its video production and promotion to this inaugural event. The `Ultimate Jam Session’ starting at Midnight will be an incredible way to experience music in the spirit of Miles' genius.”

MILES DAVIS HOUSE at SXSW is an Open Party with RSVP required to mcloak@rogersandcowan.com. Should the venue reach capacity, it will be first come, first served, until space frees up. Following is the musical line-up:

1:30 p.m.
MILES GROOVES (featuring Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles)
milesdavis.com
*Rock royalty. Enough said. Be there.

2:00 p.m.
JHENE AIKO
jheneaiko.com
*Sade meets Drake. Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar guest on new album.

3:00 p.m.
FEROCIOUS FEW
the-ferocious-few.com
*Two man-band with soulful, organic sound in vein of Black Keys meets the White Stripes.

4:00 p.m.
ALEXANDRA STARLIGHT
alexandraband.com
*Electrified soulful chanteuse channels Janis, Chaka, Aretha in Rock/Soul/R&B roll-out.

5:00 p.m.
TRIXIE WHITLEY
trixiewhitley.com
*Whiskey-throated singer in Daniel Lanois' Black Dub; Huge multi-talent and daughter of the late, great Chris Whitley. Rock Royalty. Be there.

6 p.m.
LEFTOVER CUTIES
leftovercuties.com
*Vintage Alt/Indie/Americana-jazz throwbacks evoke a new-era soul and endearing retro vibe. No wonder all the writers love them.

7 p.m.
BODY PARTS
bodypartsband.com
*Critically-acclaimed, elaborate Pop experimentation in Talking Heads vein and with Dirty Projectors comparison.

8 p.m.
VANAPRASTA
vanaprasta.com
*Critically-acclaimed five-piece experimental indie rock band, heavily noted on short list of bands "to watch." Big, explosive & loud with memorable melodies & sincere meaning.

9 p.m.
HARRIET
harrietmusic.com
*Aggressive Americana/Indie sound with a subtle undertone of electronic music & samples, fronted by Alex Casnoff (formerly of Dawes & PAPA). KEXP/WXPN support.

10 p.m.
SEMI-PRECIOUS WEAPONS
semipreciousweapons.com
*A high octane Molotov cocktail featuring charismatic frontman Justin Tranter rolling out glam, garage, punk & new wave funk; Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour openers.

11 p.m.
MAYA AZUCENA
mayaazucena.com
*Brooklyn based multi-genre goddess endorsed by the Revivalist at ?uest Love's okayplayer site; Eclectic, multiple-award winning vocalist channels Aretha with Lauryn Hill fire & Stevie Wonder songwriting.

12 midnight - 2 a.m.
MILES GROOVES kicks off the official MILES DAVIS HOUSE jam session inviting the music community on stage to perform, in the spirit of Miles & SXSW.

ABOUT MONSTER®
Monster is the world's leading manufacturer of premium headphones and advanced connectivity solutions for high-performance home entertainment, audio, home theater, mobile, computer and gaming, as well as a leading innovator in the field of iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® accessories and professional audio. The company was founded by Head Monster Noel Lee more than 30 years ago with a commitment to creating products that literally “make music sound better” and it has continued to expand and diversify ever since. Under its Monster Cable® brand, the company leads the way in advanced audio, video, and data connectivity solutions, and under the Monster Power® brand, it provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems. Monster continues to lead in innovation with over 350 U.S. and international patents and 100 pending, offering more than 6,000 products in over 120 countries worldwide. Explore the world of Monster at www.monsterproducts.com.

BETA RECORDS TV
BETA Records TV is a nationally syndicated weekly music centric television series airing in 146 U.S. markets and reaching 101.3 million households. Filmed and produced in Hollywood, the program showcases at least three acoustic artist videos from newly signed and indie bands in episode format. Beta Records TV also focuses on educational and pop cultural segments and in-house produced music videos, using the best vintage analog recording gear. BETA now broadcasts music video content to over 1,000,000 viewers each week. Beta Records is the most sophisticated online network for unsigned artists, indie music fans, and labels to upload their music and reach a world wide audience. For more info, please go to www.betarecords.com.

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