Filter Magazine



Next week, Tumblr will be sticking around in Austin for some meetups, panels and a ton of awesome shows. Here’s what we got. We hope you can all join the fun.

Meetup (open to everyone, even if you don’t have a SXSW badge)

  • March 13th, 12-4pm: Red Bull Sound Select + Tumblr Meetup @ Gatsby’s, 708 E. 6th St. RSVP here for fun times and delicious BBQ.

 Shows (badges welcome, RSVP required for non-badge holders)

  • March 15th, 2pm-2am: The Tumblr House Presented by GAP, @ Clive Bar, 609 Davis St. As part of FILTER on Rainey St., we will be partying all day with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Andrew W.K., Ra Ra Riot, and many more (see above). RSVP here.
  • March 13-16: FILTER on Rainey St, powered by Tumblr. Four days and four nights of music, packed into four great venues. For details and to RSVP, go here. Follow FILTER Magazine for the best moments, interviews and photos from the week.

Music panels

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Jack White with lightning-struck tree

“I can’t remember who took this Polaroid of me and this rather stationary tree, but I do remember why we took it. I saw lightning strike this tree in my front yard the night before. It was incredible and terrifying. I was on my front porch just trying to watch the rain but stay out of harm’s way when lightning struck that tree right in front of me about fifty yards away. It’s hard to move when you see something like that. It’s probably the harshest warning you could receive, maybe harsher than someone firing a gun in the air because you might have a chance of talking your way out of that. But lightning? It dug the ground up a bit in front of the tree for about ten feet, which you can’t see in this picture. But damn I was well dressed that next morning, huh? Must’ve been scared straight, trying to get my act together. Oh, also, lightning has struck my front yard two OTHER times that I know about, and I have seen—and heard—the damage from indoors, not like that first time where I was naive enough to think I could sit on my porch like Grandpa Jones and whittle while the rain fell all around me and not worry about miniscule things like fate, and heavenly retribution, and so forth. Also, as a side note; what does “thunderstruck” mean? Knocked over by sound? Hmmm… ”- Jack White