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Hype Machine Parties (Past and Future)

We’ve been so busy setting up our upcoming site relaunch (teaser: intelligent track collapsing + awwwesome blog directory), we nearly forgot to show off how fun our CMJ events turned out!

Our first party was on Thursday night at Backstage Bar with an incredible, 9 hour lineup of bands and a line all the way down the street. DubFrequency has a great photo recap of our showcase with them on their blog.

We also closed CMJ week out at the PureVolume House with a great after-hours party. Unlimited free drinks might have fueled the insanity that went down below:

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The whole team was out in full force, though Zoya managed to escape all photo documentation (we’ll tie her down next time). Here’s the crew that makes The Hype Machine what it is:


Gobble Gobble with our developer Arkadiy Kukarkin.


Our bizdev & legal guru Scott Kidder dressed as a luchador.


One of our favorite people, Matt Ogle, and Hype Machine’s founding father himself, Anthony Volodkin.


Raise your right hand if you made our upcoming iPhone app. Yup, that’s Sebastian Bean!


And that’s me, Taylor McKnight, and our favorite hustler Keaton Kustler.


The King & Purveyor of the PureVolume House himself, Josh Rowe.

Our next show will be in March at my favorite music festival ever, SXSW. If your band is interested in getting booked, please email Dev Sherlock (first name @ hypem.com ).

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