The Bright Light Social Hour

sxsw 2019


Hey y’all! Katie here - Tour Manager and Lighting Director for The Bright Light Social Hour. Being Austin natives, we tend to take SXSW for granted until we're in the throws of it. Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to call Austin home. This SXSW felt especially precious to us as it became the perfect opportunity to share songs off our new record Jude Vol. I (Modern Outsider) with the world. This record is deeply dear to our hearts as it chronicles our struggles in the immediate aftermath of the death of our longtime manager, and bassist’s brother Alex O’Brien. I followed the boys around with my lomo’ instant wide camera. Here are some snapshots of our week.


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Jude vol. I

Modern outsider

The United talent agency

Mohawk Austin

Collings guitars

Cheer Up Charlie’s

Sea Moya


Waterloo Records