Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW

Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House

As the city welcomed tastemakers from the worlds of music and film, the House hosted panels and parties, plus special sets from The Black Keys and Questlove

Tuesday 19 March 2024   By Yasemin Celepi

This month, SXSW returned to Austin, bringing to the city industry leaders from the worlds of music, film and culture – including many of our members. Throughout the nine days, Soho House Austin hosted some of these tastemakers, providing a place to rest and recuperate or socialise at a line-up of events that featured DJ sets by Questlove and The Black Keys, and a sunset sound bath meditation.

Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House
Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House
Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House

Porsche kick-off event with Souls of Mischief 
To start the week, we hosted a party powered by Porsche. Hip-hop group Souls of Mischief took to the stage for a live performance that included their classic hit ‘93 ‘Til Infinity’, while members enjoyed a cocktail menu that included a Porsche Picante and Full Service Soho Sunset. 

Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House
Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House

Doppelgangers: ecofeminist futures in space
To celebrate the premiere of Doppelgängers³, produced and directed by Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian, we held a talk about radical imagination and outer space with Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot creator), Dr Franck Marchis (SETI Institute astronomer) and Dr Hayoun-Stépanian herself. The conversation was moderated by creative theorist Rémy Bennett, and the panel discussed the role of decolonial practices and diasporic thinking in shaping humanity’s future in space. The night finished with a DJ set by Mirrored Fatality.

Ben Hayoun-Stépanian has previously created a film as part of the No Passengers series powered by Porsche. Drive headfirst into alternative reality and watch the film here

Night of women in music with LaCroix Water

Following a day of women-led events, we hosted a night of femme rock. DJ Cassandra played all-women fronted music, before DJ and artist Quiana Parks hit the decks. Parks also partnered with E.N.D. to create the visuals for this event, plus the art collective hosted a pop-up shop, and members enjoyed drinks by LaCroix Water, including a Blackberry Dragonfruit Mojito, LaCroix Mojito and non-alcoholic Passionfruit Mojito.

Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House
Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House

Tech Club: future talks with Agustina Panzoni, in partnership with LaCroix Water
Trend forecaster Agustina Panzoni held a talk in the Music Room, delving into the evolving landscape of digital innovation and cultural expression, from the rise of digital third spaces to the decentralisation of storytelling. Throughout her talk, Panzoni discussed movements coming from the intersection of creativity, community and technology, with members joining in to talk about the intriguing new ways technology is enabling connection.

International Women’s Day brunch
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Laila Bazahm – owner and head chef of Spanish restaurant, El Raval – created a tapas-style brunch for members, complete with a menu of drinks by LaCroix Water. Guests discussed Austin culture, technology and connectivity within the city, and received a gift by fashion brand Sézane to take home with them. 

 

 

Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House
Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House

Restorative yoga, in partnership with LaCroix Water 
Yoga instructor Danika Irvin of YTX led members through a sunset flow, followed by an extended sound bath meditation. Set on the House’s rooftop, guests soaked up the final rays, before finishing up with a non-alcoholic Blackberry Dragonfruit Mojito by LaCroix Water. 

Soho Rising, in partnership with Bowers & Wilkins
As part of the Bowers & Wilkins Soho Rising series, artists Rhyan Douglas and Ayoni performed for members in the relaxed atmosphere of the House. Soho Rising champions some of music’s most exciting emerging talent, with previous performers including Arlo Parks, Griff, Joy Crookes, Yussef Dayes, and Holly Humberstone.

Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House
Everything that happened at Soho House Austin during SXSW | Soho House