Gibson Hosts Multiple Events throughout the Week Including The Texas Film Awards, Rdio Sessions and GrammyPro Live Events at the Austin Showroom along with Events in the Gibson Room at Maggie Mae’s


Gibson-Brands_BlackNASHVILLE, TN – March 11, 2015 – Gibson Brands will join forces with the legacy of Tower Records during SXSW 2015 to host the world premiere party for All Things Must Pass, a documentary film from director Colin Hanks and producer Sean Stuart on the rise and fall of the iconic Tower Records chain.  Taking place at the Gibson Austin Showroom on Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m., the event will transform the showroom into a classic Tower Records store with listening kiosks, record racks stacked with vintage vinyl, an “in store performance” stage, and authentic memorabilia provided by the Center for Sacramento History.Gibson Brands recently acquired the historic Tower Records Sunset Strip location in Los Angeles. They are in the process of a lengthy renovation to restore the space while paying tribute to the legendary music store that was the center of the Los Angeles music scene for decades.Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with 200 stores, in 30 countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that’s not the story. All Things Must Pass is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company’s explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.All Things Must Pass Screening Times & Locations
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 11:00AM – Topfer Theatre at ZACH (World Premiere) Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 7:15PM – Alamo Slaughter
Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 8:45PM – Stateside TheatreIn addition, Gibson is involved with a variety of events during the interactive, film and music festival including:15th Annual Texas Film Awards Press Conference
March 12, 11 a.m. – Gibson Showroom
Gibson Brands is sponsoring The Texas Film Awards on March 12 and hosting the press conference at the Gibson Showroom. Celebrity honorees attending the press conference include the cast of Boyhood, Luke Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, Mike Judge, Mark and Jay Duplass, Tommy Lee Jones and more.Rdio Sessions at the Gibson Showroom
March 17 – 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
As the exclusive music streaming partner of the Gibson Showroom at SXSW, Rdio will host a series of recording sessions with festival performers including Wolf Alice (U.K.), Andrew Combs (U.S.), Joywave (U.S.), Sheepdogs (Canada), Tei Shi (Argentina/U.S.), Silva (Brazil), Ryn Weaver (U.S.), and more. Recordings from the Rdio Sessions at the Gibson Showroom will be released exclusively on Rdio throughout 2015. Gibson will also be curating its own Rdio Station during SXSW with guest artist curators. The Gibson Rdio station will launch after SXSW.GRAMMYPro Studio at the Gibson Showroom
March 20, noon – 6 p.m.
The Recording Academy will host live performances and in-depth interviews for Grammy members at the showroom.  YouTube Live will feature the live streamed content.

Gibson Brands Partnering with The dFm and Nylon Magazine @ W Hotel
March 19 &20, 1 p.m. – 3p.m Brunch; 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Music Showcase
Intimate brunch and exclusive live performances at Austin’s W Hotel. Artists include
Tei Shei, Cody Simpson, Night Terrors of 1927 and more.

Gibson Brands Listening Lounge

Throughout SXSW
Gibson will have a dedicated lounge in their showroom profiling their latest Pro Audio innovations.  Gibson Brand’s headphones, Bluetooth products, Cakewalk, TASCAM, Gibson cables and other quality products will be on display.

Gibson Memphis Sponsors Roky Erickson’s Ice Cream Social
March 20 at 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Threadgills South
Gibson is sponsoring Roky Erickson’s annual Ice Cream Social at Threadgill’s in the heart of Austin.  Erickson is known worldwide as a pioneer of psychedelic rock.  He will be presented with a Gibson ES 335 to honor his musical legacy.

About Gibson Brands:

Gibson Brands, the fastest-growing company in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, consumer electronics, and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences to consumers by offering exceptional products with world-recognized brands.

Gibson Brands has a portfolio of over 100 well-recognized brand names starting with the #1 guitar brand, Gibson. Other instrument brands include Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. In professional audio, KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cerwin-Vega, Stanton, and Cakewalk also continue Gibson’s tradition of quality in their respective markets. Consumer electronics brands include Onkyo, Integra, TEAC, and Esoteric.

Gibson Brands recently expanded its reach into consumer markets with the acquisition of Philips’ Home Entertainment based in Hong Kong—a company that invented the cassette tape, the CD format, the DVD format and the MP3 format. Under the Philips and Fidelio brand names, Gibson Brands continue to represent the ideal combination of innovation, tradition and a dedication to improving design while maintaining the highest level of craftsmanship.

A global company, Gibson Brands has manufacturing, marketing and research and development centers throughout the world.

All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life and music for its customers. Its goal is to provide the most exceptional customer audio products and experiences in the world.

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