Editor’s Note: This should have posted last week, but I was on a Turkey Hiatus. I assume because of the holiday, music came out on Monday and not Tuesday last week. This feature is still called Tuesday Tease and it will stay that way. Folks still need options for Christmas gifts, so without further ado, here’s last week’s list.
November 23, 2010
A REAL popolio selection of Today’s New Releases.
H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger For More 2)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Entren Los Que Quieran
Extranjera Parte 1 EP
Broken Dreams Club EP
The Hits Collection Volume 1
My Chemical Romance
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Keri Hilson pays tribute to pretty girl rockers through history including my girls, Janet and T-Boz from TLC. I wanted to share this to show that some industry folks do have love for TLC and have a clue as to their true greatness. I think they’re underrated and overlooked and deserve their proper place in pop’s pantheon. Though the pjs are a little off from the original video, Keri’s wig and TLC moves are spot on.
I have a Facebook campaign going trying to get TLC their own episode of Glee. Please check it out and join here. If you run into issues, search for the In Support of Glee Making a TLC Episode! Group on FB.
It’s a cute vid and good look for Ms. Hilson. Enjoy!
So, I took a bit of an impromptu break for the Thanksgiving Holiday. After the recent announcement, the move, and, basically, having to rebuild popolio at this new location, I needed a little bit of a break. Obviously, the regrouping and rebuilding will continue as I try to play a little bit of catch up here. Please bear with me as I hope you enjoy what’s to come.
I appreciate your patience and continued support.
Your friendly neighborhood popolio creator/editor,
Larissa Ness is a regular at THE REAL popolio, but this is the first time she’s done a pop quiz for us. She will be performing new songs from her yet to be titled forthcoming release at an upcoming December show called TEASE. Check all the deets here. Read her pop quiz, watch the video she wishes she would have made, and listen to her latest single below.
November 19, 2010
Name: Larissa Ness
Genre: Pop/Electro/Hip Hop
Latest Release: “Get To It” [Single from Full Album TBA] (Self-Released)
Release Date: September 1, 2010
This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Underground is the mainstream it seems.
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Maintain an income for the value of artistic integrity I am offering.
3. Studio OR Stage? Cannot have the stage without the studio.
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? To be spiritual is important to me.
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Everyone should do what they feel, just take precautions.
Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my expression, my love, my life.
7. I’m musically inspired by art, nature, people, and emotions.
8. If I could have made any music video perhaps it would be “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland [from The Wizard of Oz]. She always sang as if life was always wonderful, even if it wasn’t. To me, “Over the Rainbow” is about daring to dream, daring to pursue it, and seeking a bright and fulfilling future…
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Wonder Woman, she had invincible cuffs, and what girl doesn’t want indestructible jewelry? Jewelry is expensive, you know… 10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Love, Acceptance, and Awareness.
11. I make music because: It is simply who I am, what I was meant to do.
12. I want my fans to: Be affected by my music, in some way, hopefully it will be a positive interaction, maybe inspiring.
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be: That I LOVE shots of Agave Tequila.
14. Wild Card! I wish I had more time to make it to The Oprah Show.
15. I want my musical legacy to be: One that people respect, one that leaves inspiration and a positive impact on fans, the industry, and perhaps the globe.
The video Larissa Ness wishes she would have made!
Listen to “Get To It” from Larissa Ness’ forthcoming follow-up to Smile. Click on the pic to go to her MySpace Page.
Click on the pic to go to Michelle Anthony’s official site. Click here for the Facebook Event Page.
Who: Michelle Anthony
What: Semi-Acoustic Set
When: TONIGHT, Thursday, November 17, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mansion at Judges’ Hill, 1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705
Admission: FREE! BONUS:Hotel offering FREE first drink and the Chef offering FREE appetizers!
It goes down in two days.
Click on the flyer to go to Adam Ahrens’ official site.
Check the press release after the jump.
AUSTIN FINGER STYLE GUITARIST AND SINGER-SONGWRITER ADAM AHRENS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW FOR PRIZE FIGHT
AT LAMBERTS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH
Austin singer-songwriter and accomplished guitar player Adam Ahrens is excited to announce the release party for his new album, Prize Fight, on Saturday, November 20th at Lamberts Downtown Barbecue. Prize Fight is the follow-up to Fond du Lac, an album which highlighted Ahrens’ deep and rich vocals somewhere in the neighborhood of Bill Callahan as well as his nimble finger-picked guitar style. The new record is a collection of nine tracks produced by local Austin musician and producer Michael Ramos, featuring original songs with the exception of a few amazing covers of tracks like “Little Green Apples” and Ennio Morricone’s “Farewell to Cheyenne,” the haunting signature tune from Once Upon A Time In The West. Ahrens is a master of thick folk, blues and acoustic textures, with his deep and soothing vocals giving off a Leonard Cohen-esque vibe.
The release show is free and Ahrens will be signing copies of his new record, which will be available for sale at the event.
WHEN: Saturday, November 20, 2010
Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
ABOUT ADAM AHRENS Adam Ahrens is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Austin, TX. He’s primarily known for his acoustic finger style playing, Hawaiian slack key and original compositions. His sophomore album, Fond du Lac, was named a Texas Top 10 Album of 2008 by Greg Beets of the Austin Chronicle. He studied under such guitar luminaries as Junior Brown. He performed in Alan Govnar’s production of Blind Lemon: Prince of Country Blues as a featured guitar player and has toured Europe with singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa and J.T. Van Zandt. Ahrens will release Prize Fight, the follow-up to Fond du Lac, which is an eclectic mix of original music produced by Michael Ramos.
Effective immediately, today, Monday, November 15, 2010, I will no longer be working with JW Richard due to creative differences. As creator and editor of popolio.com, all popolio and popolio.com concepts, ideas, logos, color schemes, features, feature titles, feature layouts, standardized questionnaires, customized rating scales, etc. are mine and will follow me to my new blog home, THE REAL popolio, in some shape, form, or manner at http://realpopolio.wordpress.com/ Please refresh your links and/or favorites.
If you are artists and/or representatives of artists that had pending features, interviews, and/or posts with me, those will be published at this new location. My email address will remain popolio[dot]com[at]gmail[dot]com. You can still reach me there.
As the site exists on his server, Mr. Richard intends to keep the popolio.com site active longer than I’ve given my consent for. I do not endorse popolio.com moving forward.
The MySpace Page and Twitter account were of my creation, so for now, I will keep those open, until I decide whether or not to keep them going. The Facebook Page, unfortunately, was created by Mr. Richard and he intends to shut it down, though I have worked hard to get the fan number to 460. I may create another page. Again, a lot of this is up in the air, until I decide how I want to move forward. It may be best to just go back to basics and focus on the blog itself and posts themselves.
My intention with Year 3 was to try to tie up any loose ends from Years 1 and 2 and just try to bring more of what I’ve been doing and what readers and visitors have come to expect, but, hopefully, on a greater level. I will continue to do that at THE REAL popolio.
I appreciate your support for popolio and myself so far and hope you will continue to support my blog and myself moving forward.
Freddie Rodriguez aka freddie beat
popolio.com and THE REAL popolio Creator and Editor