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The Complete Guide to Friday at NM on Rainey

Regina Campbell

March 20, 2015


The celebration of bold women with bold voices continues Friday, March 20, at NM on Rainey. Our house at 78 Rainey is located in the heart of Austin’s music and tech festival scene, and we will celebrate #NoiseMakers whilst encouraging you to #NMMakeSomeNoise in more than one way. Help us create the Pointillism Wall in the art room, take a ribbon bracelet with an inspiring message from the colorful Ribbon Wall (which actually makes the best backdrop for Instagram photos) and stop by the music room to listen to Atlantic Records artists’ hit songs directly from the colorful headphones hanging from the ceiling. You can almost visualize the fun, right? Wait until you see the bold, inspiring women making their way into our house!

Take a look at our full lineup of panelists and Atlantic Records artists for the day:

Doors open at noon.

1 pm – Conversation with Laura Dern


Laura Dern has proven to be one of the great actresses of her generation with two Academy Award nominations, three Golden Globe Awards and five Emmy Award nominations. Most recently, she received critical acclaim for her role in Wild, which led to her second Academy Award nomination, 23 years after her first one for Rambling Rose. Her illustrious career spans from all-time classic films such as Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Jurassic Park, and Citizen Ruth to television including HBO’s critically acclaimed Enlightened and Recount.

2:15 pm – New Roles for Women Panel featuring:

Katie Lee


Katie Lee is a co-host on Food Network’s hit series The Kitchen and the author of two cookbooks, The Comfort Table (Simon & Schuster, 2008) and The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions (Simon & Schuster, 2009) and the novel Groundswell. Her fourth book, The Endless Summer Cookbook, publishes in April 2015.

Rebecca Minkoff


Rebecca Minkoff is an industry leader with a global lifestyle brand including a wide range of accessories, footwear, apparel, handbags and jewelry as well as men’s leather goods under the label Ben Minkoff. In 2011, she won industry recognition when she was awarded the Breakthrough Designer Award from the Accessories Council. This year, Rebecca opened her first flagship store in New York City. Rebecca is an active member of the CDFA and supports multiple philanthropies including Jessica Seinfeld’s non-profit, Baby Buggy.

Lizzy Plapinger

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Lizzy Plapinger, lead singer of the alt-pop duo MS MR and co-founder and owner of Neon Gold Records, has become a powerful force in the music and fashion industry. Neon Gold Records has released an impressive roster of music, being the first to release music by Ellie Goulding, Marina and The Diamonds, Passion Pit, Haim, and many more. MS MR released their debut album, Secondhand Rapture, last year with the single “Hurricane” and is currently working on their sophomore album.

Audrey Gelman (moderator)


As a Senior Vice President of SKDKnickerbocker, Audrey Gelman manages communication strategies for top brands and political clients. Gelman began her career on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and also was a national spokesperson for Rock The Vote, helping revitalize the youth vote organization. In the past two years she has become a defining figure of the zeitgeist: with a recurring guest role on GIRLS, as a contributing editor at Marie Claire, and most recently, a place on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List. She was named to Forbes’ “30 under 30” List in Law and Politics and topped Buzzfeed’s list of 21 Amazing Role Models for Twentysomethings.

3:30 pm – Conversation with Rosario Dawson


Best known to legions of fans for her work in such films as Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse and Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s Sin City, Rosario Dawson has garnered praise for her numerous leading roles with today’s hottest film actors and directors, making her one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading ladies. Up next, Dawson will appear in the highly anticipated Netflix series, Marvel’s Daredevil, which is set for release on April 10, 2015.

4 pm – DJ: emmieshouse

4:30 pm – Meg Mac


Meg Mac is Australia’s breakout artist of 2014 and an international star on the rise. An authentic talent, Meg crafts undeniably catchy and sultry pop songs. She was named Triple J’s Unearthed Artist of the Year and most recently signed to 300 Entertainment. Meg will be making her U.S. debut at SXSW 2015.

5:05 pm – Christine and The Queens

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Christine and The Queens, named Best Female Artist at the French Grammy-equivalent Victoires de La Musique last month in Paris, is a mix of music, performance, art videos, drawings and photography. Christine’s chart-topping debut album Chaleur Humaine—a collection of songs in French and English—is certified triple platinum in France with over 300,000 albums sold since its release last summer. Christine and The Queens will make her American live debut at SXSW to showcase her highly anticipated debut US EP, Saint Claude, featuring runaway French hits “Saint Claude” and “Christine,” the latter reimagined in English on brand new cut “Tilted.” The EP is due out via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records on April 14. The English version of Chaleur Humaine will follow later this year. Lorde, Madonna and Mark Ronson are among some of Christine and The Queens early supporters.

5:40 pm – Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez will be releasing her full-length debut Cry Baby this summer, featuring the hit single “Dollhouse” that has already amassed over 14 million views on YouTube with its companion video. Melanie’s song “Carousel” was also featured in promos for American Horror Story, which rocketed the single to Top 10 on the iTunes Alternative Chart.

6:15 pm – Milo Greene

Milo Greene released their sophomore album Control earlier this year via Elektra Records. Control follows the Los Angeles band’s eponymous 2012 debut. Since its release in January, Control has received over 1.9 million streams to date. Milo Greene is currently on their North American headline tour with a number of confirmed music festivals including SXSW, Sasquatch and Firefly.

6:50 pm – Marina and The Diamonds


Marina and The Diamonds will be releasing her new album FROOT later this month. Singles “Froot,” “Happy,” “I’m a Ruin” and “Forget” have all hit the Top 5 on iTunes upon release. Marina will be touring throughout 2015, including major festivals such as SXSW, Coachella, Governor’s Ball and more.

Don’t forget to RSVP to the event, right here.

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