Come to TechCrunch’s party and SXSW panels

TechCrunch invites you to our annual Crunch By Crunch Fest party in Austin, Texas. RSVP to come meet our writers while enjoying free drinks and musical performances by live electronic pop wizards Autograf, digital RnB drummer Mobley, angelic songwriter MIEARS, and yacht dance DJs Glassio. It’s going down from noon to 4pm, Sunday March 11th. We’re teaming up with Splash to take over The Sidewinder’s indoor and outdoor bars, just three blocks from the convention center at 715 Red River St @ E.7th next to Stubb’s.

RSVP here for your free ticket (required for entry, first-come first-serve, please only sign up if you’ll come)

Autograf will play live set at our party just like this

A squad of TechCrunch’s editorial team will be there to hear what you’re working on. Dance on the outdoor patio or escape the sun inside with chill beats at our second stage. We’ll have a cash bar plus free drinks while they last from Hornitos, Bud Lite, and Maker’s Mark thanks to our sponsors Splash, TravelBank, Zendesk, LimeBike, Atypical Sounds, and The Bosco. Last year 2000 people came through what’s become one of SXSW Interactive’s most iconic day parties, so don’t miss out!

Check out TechCrunch’s playlist of the top tracks from Autograf, Mobley, MIEARS, and Glassio, plus peep their videos below. Don’t forget to RSVP. And later in the night, Splash is throwing another party at The Sidewinder with performances by Leisure Cruise and more.

TechCrunch’s SXSW Panels

Our writers are speaking on a bunch of awesome panels throughout SXSW. Come learn about the future of  AI, VR, journalism, marketing, and engineering:

Discussing The 2018 Edelman Trust In Tech Barometer Study with Josh Constine – Saturday 3/10, 11am-12:30pm at Edelman Austin at 506 Congress Ave #300

What Mobile Means for the World’s Biggest Brands with Fitz Tepper – Saturday 3/10, 12:30-1:30pm at Hilton Austin Downtown Salon H

Codeasaurus: Keeping an Edge With Old Tech with Ron Miller – Sunday 3/11, 5-6pm at JW Marriott Salon 6

Will AI Change the Future of Creativity? with Mike Butcher – Wednesday 3/14, 12:30-1:30pm at Fairmont Manchester EFG

Journalists Shattering the Business Status Quo with Megan Rose Dickey – Wednesday 3/14, 2-3pm at JW Marriott Room 406

The Next Phase of VR: Moving to MR with Lucas Matney – Thursday 3/15, 2-3pm at JW Marriott Salon 3-4

Party Performers

Austin is all about live music, so we picked Autograf because they can make you dance using real instruments. Get ready for keytars, lasers, and their hits like “Sleepless in NYC”, “Dreams” and “You Might Be” which have a combined 10 million plays on Spotify. With pulsing Avicii-style synths, Autograf has done remixes for Lorde and Pharrell, and now they’re coming to light up TechCrunch’s party.


Mobley‘s soulful singing and crisp drumming give him an enveloping sound for just a one-man band. Part Frank Ocean, part Chet Faker, Mobley experiments with a range of genres to convey confidence and vulnerability. You’ll be humming him in your head the rest of the week.


MIEARS brings ghostly, hushed songwriting into the modern age with soaring voice, shimmering keyboards, and slick production. Dig Chvrches or Purity Ring? You’ll feel right at home with MIEARS, especially if you’re looking to vibe out more than rock out.


Glassio nails the sun-drenched, laid-back, never-too-serious attitude of Austin with their stylish, tropical house music. We expect the dance floor to bristle with electricity as their bassy anthems fill The Sidewinder. Put down the tacos for a second and prepare to move your feet.


Here’s that Crunch By Crunch Fest ticket link one last time