ATX Music Series: Netherfriends

Netherfriends is creativity incarnate. Shawn Rosenblatt, the man behind the wheel, lives a life in which he’s free to create whatever he pleases. His labors bear enough fruit to fuel his fire, and the consistent cycle of creation continues.

Spending an afternoon with Shawn was as enlightening as it was humanizing. In awe of a man living the dream, the most surreal feeling came from realizing that the trail Netherfriends is blazing is one that anybody can follow. All you have to do is put in the work, think creatively, and never give up…easier said than done.



Shawn said he wanted to be the “most prolific artist in every genre.” It sounded like a bit of a stretch, but break it down logically and it isn’t so farfetched. If you wanted to be the best in every genre, you would need to be in every genre. So what has Shawn been doing since the year began? Since January, Netherfriends as released a concept album every single month, with monthly album releases continuing until of the year. He’s put out 118 high-quality, fully conceptualized, well produced tracks in 2016 ALONE.

These projects are versatile, jumping from instrumental yoga tunes to reggaeton tracks, from acapella productions to blues trap beats and beyond. He’s written the soundtrack to a stoner rom-com flick and an album about money. This doesn’t even include the 2 music videos he’s put out with each album, or the 2013 50 track behemoth “50 Songs and 50 States.”

Shawn Rosenblatt fell in love with his work and earned himself seventy-five thousand monthly listeners on Spotify. Nestled in a comfy corner in East Austin, his Netherfriends music den is a safe haven for ideas to develop and come to life. He’s earned himself a break from six years of touring across the US. The coming months will see a country-trap album, an album made with trash, jazz exploration and more. I couldn’t be more excited.

Coho Events is excited for Netherfriends to hit the stage at the brand new Grizzly Hall this coming Saturday, September 10th. Spending over thirty-six months on the road has allowed Shawn to own his one man show. Shawn employs a combination of live instruments and electronics to shake the audience and stir up the moment.

Shawn’s live performances may be few and far between until next year rolls around, so we’re honored to host him as the headliner on opening night of the ATX Music Series. Don’t miss this magic! Grab your tickets HERE.