Philip Labes

Mar 15, 2024

9:00pm – 9:40pm CT

Stephen F's Bar

Some people emerged from the 2020 stay-at-home orders with a plant collection, others with a six-pack. Philip Labes emerged with songs capturing some of the chaos, loss, and humor of the last three years. Philip continues the storytelling tradition of artists like Paul Simon and Don McLean, with a sense of fun that's fully original. Philip gained quick viral fame on TikTok, where he was spotted by Jason Mraz and invited to open on the Grammy-winner's North American tour. In the last year, Philip released an album for each season, something never previously done by anyone (except Vivaldi.) In 2023, Philip independently pressed and sold 2000 vinyls of The Seasons Project and played the albums on his first headline tour across American and Europe. In 2024, Philip returns with a new acoustic EP all about hometowns, his being Florida.

At SXSW, Philip debuts songs from this record, as well as the debut of feature documentary film THE OPENER, the debut film from filmmaker Jeff Toye about Philip's viral success and subsequent tour. Philip types in third person sometimes, because he has to for his job.

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