22 Nov 2011
in Letter from the Editor
Tags: 1990s, 2nd Year Anniversary, ATX, Austin, B&W Party, Bill Curd, Boston, Chicago, Chinese food, Clay Pendergrass, Curd, Dallas, dance, Dax Callner, Debby Holiday, Dobie Mall, electro, folk, freddie, freddie beat, Freddie Rodriguez, hip hop, Hoa Hoa, HOT BRITCHES!, indie, JADA, Jon Sandler, LA, Ledaswan, Lisa Marshall, Los Angeles, Love & Logic, Love and Logic, New York, NYC, old school, One Step Program, Passion Project, Phara's, Phara's Mediterranean Restaurant, Phil Dutra, pop, pop rock, power pop, R&B, Rich Overton, RJO Artist Relations & Management, rock, San Antonio, Scott Wesley, singer-songwriter, soul, The Midgetmen, THE REAL popolio
This is has been a long time coming, but before COMPLETELY FULLY REALLY shutting down I wanted to make sure to get this post out there. This is the last 1 of 2 posts I will be writing for THE REAL popolio. Promise!
I intended to post this closer to the date of the event, but things came up and I never was able to get around to it.
These are all the artists and organizations that donated items (CDs, stickers, gift cards, and other goodies; hence the name) for the goodie boxes for THE REAL popolio’s 2nd Year Anniversary B&W Party featuring 1990s pop music by local DJ, HOT BRITCHES!, that went down on Saturday, September 11, 201o at local mediterranean restaurant, Phara’s.
I made 2 versions of the flyer. See them here and here at my personal Facebook Page.
So a boisterous SHOUT OUT and gigantic THANK YOU to (in no particular order):
San Antonio indie band, LEDASWAN; NYC-based collaborative alternative musicians collective, PASSION PROJECT; long-time industry guy, RICH OVERTON and his RJO ARTIST RELATIONS & MANAGEMENT (sent us stuff from multiple artists he reps); Boston pop/R&B girl group, JADA, ATX’s own rockers; THE MIDGETMEN; Dallas musician of many hats, CLAY PENDERGRASS; LA-based singer-songwriter, BILL CURD; also LA-based dance rock diva, DEBBY HOLIDAY; ATX electro hip hoppers, ONE STEP PROGRAM; NYC indie pop/rock outfit, LOVE & LOGIC; Chicago pop rocker, SCOTT WESLEY; NYC-based folk rocker, JON SANDLER; ATX old school soulstress, LISA MARSHALL; ATX power popster, PHIL DUTRA; and local Chinese food restaurant at Dobie Mall, HOA HOA (for donating gift cards).
Click on the logos, pics, and/or album covers BELOW to go to each of their official sites.
Better late than never. I don’t think I’ve forgotten anyone, but if I have, you know who you are and an equally boisterous SHOUT OUT and gigantic THANK YOU to you as well! ‘Nuff said.
31 Jan 2011
in Letter from the Editor
Tags: freddie beat, Freddie Rodriguez, Lisa Marshall, old school, One Year Anniversary Mixer, Phil Dutra, pop, pop show, popolio podcast, power pop, R&B, singer-songwriter, soul, THE REAL popolio
As January comes to a close and February begins, the official Year 3 of THE REAL popolio continues on. I wanted to take this time to give a shout out to two special REAL popolio Artists based here in the ATX.
The first is power pop singer-songwriter, Phil Dutra. He played both our One Year Anniversary Mixer and opened our first official showcase, pop show, last year. He was also my very first popolio podcast interviewee at the beginning of Year 1.
He comes to bat no questions asked and brings it home each and every time. Thank you, Phil! Please check him and his music out here.
The second is old school soul vocalist, Lisa Marshall. I interviewed her for a popolio podcast as well. What I could tell about Ms. Marshall right off was that she was on her grind. So, needless to say, this turned into a couple more popolio features. She became a fast friend of the blog and headlined pop show. Thank you, Lisa! Check her and her stuff out here.
I want to thank them both for playing previous popolio events. Really, just for being open and collaborative. I consider them both REAL popolio Artists and both are great. Please support them.
freddie beat aka Freddie Rodriguez
THE REAL popolio creator & editor
12 Jan 2011
Tags: Austin, David Haffner, DJ Coolhands, DJ residency, Friends of Sounds Records, good food, hot coffee, Jo's, Jo's Downtown, Jo's Second Street, KUT, Laurie Gallardo, new year, old school, Second Street, South Congress, Thursdays
Click the flyer to go to the official Jo’s Downtown site.
Get more WWWW deets after the jump!
WHO: Jo’s on Second Street, the newer of the two Austin Jo’s locations, is a spacious, comfortable, ideally located restaurant and coffee shop. The proximity to city hall, the kids’ museum, shopping in the Second Street district, and the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail make it a perfect urban location. Jo’s is open seven days a week and offers full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.
WHAT: Jo’s Downtown is proud to present a “Old School, New Year” DJ Residency hosted by KUT’s Laurie Gallardo, one of Austin’s most fabulous radio personalities, along with David Haffner “DJ Coolhands” of Friends of Sound Records located on South Congress. Gallardo and Haffner will be spinning vinyl to kick off the New Year with old favorites.
WHEN: Thursdays 7P to 9P
WHERE: Jo’s Hot Coffee Good Food Downtown is located at 242 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
EXTRA: Drink specials ($3 premium drafts and $3 house wine) are available with the secret password, Gallardo’s favorite advice: “Don’t Behave!”
Friends of Sound Records will have a pop-up shop open as well for those interested in purchasing for their collections.
Come out to Jo’s Second Street location every Thursday evening beginning, TOMORROW, January 13th to February 3rd to mingle with the KUT crew and enjoy drink specials and music.
Call 512.469.9003 for more information.