The Complete Guide to Thursday at NM on Rainey
March 19, 2015
A new #NMMakeSomeNoise season kicks off this week in Austin. Neiman Marcus is hosting a three-day event on Rainey Street, where bold women and bold voices will be celebrated in a plethora of ways, and we can’t wait for you to join us.
Our house at 78 Rainey opens its doors at 6pm on Wednesday and back again on Thursday and Friday. We will host #NoiseMakers in technology, fashion, art, music and more! NM on Rainey is also the place to be if you want to shop specially curated festival finds (thanks to Visa Checkout!), take a moment to refresh your makeup at Kevyn Aucoin’s beauty room, and even snap slo-mo videos with your friends at our uber-cool confetti photo booth.
We are thrilled to present the lineup of Atlantic Records artists and inspiring women who will be making an appearance at the 78 Rainey on Thursday, March 19.
1:00 pm – Conversation with Freida Pinto
After becoming a fixture on the big screen with the critically and commercially acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire, Freida Pinto is quickly becoming an international film star and household name. Up next, Pinto will appear in Terrence Malick’s upcoming film Knight of Cups, opposite Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, the educational humanity documentary Girl Rising, Desert Dancers detailing the start of an Iranian dance company amidst the country’s politically volatile climate, and The Effects of Blunt Force Trauma, opposite Mickey Rourke and Ryan Kwanten, all set for 2015 release.
2:15 pm – Gender in Media Panel: Women Writing Their Own Story
Jenna Bush Hager
Jenna Bush Hager is a Contributing Correspondent for NBC News’ Today where she covers a variety of human interest and feature stories. Hager is a two-time New York Times bestselling author, and she serves as the Young Leadership Ambassador and Chair for UNICEF’s Next Generation committee, which aims to save, protect, and improve the lives of children around the world.
Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur and social activist of Pakistani origin. She is the Co-Founder and Global Ambassador of the Malala Fund, the organization representing the young Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban for her campaign for girls’ education. Shiza was recently named one of Time Magazine’s “30 Under 30 World Changers” and to Forbes “30 Under 30” list of social entrepreneurs.
Dyllan McGee is the Founder and Executive Producer of MAKERS. She is also a two-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer at McGee Media, overseeing all programming. Her films include: Emmy Award-nominated documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO); Emmy and Peabody Award-winning, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (PBS); Emmy Award-winning, Teddy: In His Own Words (HBO); Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS); This Emotional Life (PBS); African American Lives (PBS); Oprah’s Roots (PBS); and Emmy-nominated, In Memoriam; 9/11/01 (HBO). In 2014, McGee was presented with the Matrix Award and the Planned Parenthood Visionary award for her work preserving women’s stories.
Katherine is a Contributing Editor to The World Post, a joint venture between The Huffington Post and the Berggruen Institute on Governance. She is the host and Executive Producer of One On One, an online interview series that discusses current affairs. Katherine is currently the CEO of Keating Company International, a NY-based production company that produces online content, documentaries and films, with a focus on social impact. Since 2006, she has been a Director of Keating Consulting, where she has advised international corporations, governments, think tanks and not-for-profit organizations.
Exciting music performances by Atlantic Records artists start at 3:30 pm. Take a peek at the amazing lineup:
3:30 pm – Special presentation by Gracie Schram
A mere 16 years old, Gracie Schram already possesses all the songwriting brilliance and vocal prowess needed to earn fast fans among critics and casual listeners alike. Her upcoming album, I Am Me, set to release on 5-5-15, marks Gracie’s first time working with a full-fledged producer, but, surprisingly, it’s not her first album. At the age of 10, she recorded and self-released a six-song CD to benefit underprivileged children in Haiti and Africa. The impressively polished Showers from God went on to raise more than $30,000 for The Global Orphan Project, and the follow-up 7-song release, Different, also benefited charity.
Photo Credit: Becky Alfred
4:00 pm – DJ: emmieshouse
4:30 pm – Max Frost
Austin native Max Frost was recently named one of Rolling Stone and NPR’s “10 Artists You Need To Know.” His EP Low High Low features the breakout single “White Lies,” which hit #1 on Hype Machine’s “Most Popular Tracks on Blogs” chart and was prominently featured in a Beats By Dre commercial. Max will be releasing his full-length album later this year.
5:05 pm – Anderson East
Anderson East is a new American artist. Known for his songwriting and unique vocal ability, he quickly caught the attention of renowned producer Dave Cobb. The Alabama native is currently finishing up his first long play due out July 2015.
5:40 pm – Kaleo
A phenomenon in their homeland of Iceland, four-piece band Kaleo is making a name for themselves Stateside with their single “All The Pretty Girls,” which has begun getting airplay on Sirius XM and has surpassed 2 million streams on Spotify. Recently relocated to Austin, TX, Kaleo is working on new material with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg) for an EP due out later this year.
6:15 pm – Night Terrors of 1927
Night Terrors of 1927 is the collaborative project of Blake Sennett (formerly of Rilo Kiley and The Elected) and Jarrod Gorbel (former frontman of The Honorary Title). Night Terrors of 1927 released their debut album Everything’s Coming Up Roses last month, which features the singles “When You Were Mine (featuring Tegan and Sara)” and “Always Take You Back.” Night Terrors of 1927 will tour with Bleachers starting in March through Coachella, where they will perform. They’ve previously toured with Capital Cities, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Colourist and Magic Man.
6:50 pm – Clean Bandit
Clean Bandit—comprised of brothers Jack (bass, keyboards) and Luke Patterson (drums), alongside Grace Chatto (cello) and Neil Amin-Smith (violin)—united in 2008 by a shared passion for fusing diverse forms of music. “Rather Be (ft. Jess Glynne),” now a Grammy award-winning international phenomenon, debuted atop the UK Singles Chart upon its initial 2014 release, going on to spend four consecutive weeks at #1.
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