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Deer Tick To Exclusively Headline #DynMMT At SXSW In Austin, TX

Manchester, NH (February 20, 2014) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet performance solutions, announced that Deer Tick, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, and The Felice Brothers will headline their invite-only Music Meets Tech (#DynMMT) event, held during South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX.

Deer Tick
Deer Tick

Music Meets Tech

On Tuesday, March 11th, five bands will take the Dyn stage at the outdoor Cedar Street Courtyard in downtown Austin. In its fourth straight year, the event will be held on the evening when the interactive portion of the event ends and the music portion begins.

In addition to the three headliners, the show will include performances by The Parlotones, and STRNGRS, with Baskery and Tan Vampires playing in a separate VIP area.

“This event is more than a party,” said Kyle York, Chief Revenue Officer at Dyn. “It’s a reminder that even as Dyn continues to grow, we won’t forget our roots. We’ve always been able to take things that seem different and combine them into something special. Whether that is offering traffic management and message management services or combining emerging bands and startups into a Music Meets Tech event, we’ll always remain innovative.”

The Lineup

#DynMMT will be the only place in Austin fans can hear Providence, Rhode Island-based Deer Tick, performing exclusively for Dyn. Their set will feature their many hits in their signature style, described as an eclectic fusion of folk, blues, and country influences.

After having gone solo at the 2013 show, singer-songwriter John McCauley brings the whole band to this year’s event, who count NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and NBA star Matt Bonner amongst their legions of fans.

“Last year, I was solo and I got kicked out of this party for throwing up all over the place,” McCauley said. “They eventually let me back in so I could party some more. That was nice of them. Can’t wait to do it all again this year with the whole band!”

Deer Tick isn’t the only band performing with a huge following. Baltimore, Maryland-based J. Roddy Walston and bandmates are most known for their energetic live shows. The group has released an impressive collection of albums over the years and recently performed on both Conan O’Brien’s TBS show, as well in local venues during Super Bowl weekend in New York City.

Rounding out the headline group is The Felice Brothers, who got their start playing on the New York subway before rising prominently to become recurring favorites at every music festival they play. If you’ve seen Dell’s commercial “Beginnings”, then you’ve also heard them singing.

The full band roster includes The Parlotones, the multiplatinum-selling South African rock band who performed at Dyn’s Geek Summer Camp, STRNGRS, a three-piece rock & roll outfit from New York City, Baskery, an all-female band from Stockholm, Sweden, and New Hampshire hometown favorite Tan Vampires.

In addition, Spencer Ludwig & Jason Stiegler will be the house DJs for the latter portion of the evening. Stiegler is a member of emerging indie band Capital Cities.

“We played the Dyn event two years ago and immediately felt like part of a family. It was fun and captured the spirit of the SXSW frenzy,” said Kahn Morbee, lead singer of The Parlotones. “To date, the Dyn parties and shows are always my favourite event at SXSW, and I’m sure 2014 will be NO exception.”

“People ask us why we invest so much in our Music Meets Tech events,” York said. “The answer is because they’re a celebration of who we are: people who love technology, their customers, and thinking differently.”


Dyn solutions are at the core of Internet performance. Through traffic management, message management and performance assurance, Dyn is connecting people through the Internet and ensuring information gets where it needs to go, faster and more reliably than ever before. Incorporated in 2001, Dyn’s global presence services more than four million enterprise, small business and personal customers.

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