This is has been a long time coming, but before COMPLETELYFULLYREALLY 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.
So a boisterousSHOUT 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 boisterousSHOUT OUT and gigantic THANK YOU to you as well! ‘Nuff said.
During Austin PRIDE on Saturday, September 10, 2011, I interviewed some of the featured artists of the inaugural OUTlander Fall Festival. In addition to this post, I created my own YouTube Page to feature them.
Here’s the first of the series with ATX pop/rock band, PETALS. This was PETALS’ FIRST EVER video interview after their set kicking off the Empire Stage at Lipstick 24.
Thanks to Melissa Martin, Director of Operations for bMUSEd Entertainment, for the opportunity & PETALS for being open to the experience and letting me be the first.
The Year 3 Number 15 spot goes to a post that just went live last month on Thursday, August 18, 2011. It was an informational post recounting a press release I received regarding ATX band, Boy + Kite. They won a contest hosted by local radio station, 101X. They won a spot on the Toadies’Dia De Los Toadies fest and paid-for production for 3 new songs by the Toadies’ record label, Kirtland Records. I also included a stream of their song, “Think in Stereo.” We congratulated them on their win.
Now that we are at the half-way point with both countdowns, I want to reiterate that these are not MY personal TOP 30 posts; they are based on the internal WordPress stats for both site locations. In other words, rankings are based on how many hits each post received. So, that’s not about me. That’s about how many visitors a post got. Candidly speaking, it’s also about how aggressive an artist and/or their reps were about cross-promoting and cross-linking their particular interview or story.
I also want to say that I’m very excited that so many El Paso and Austin artists have made a showing on both countdowns. I do pride myself on being a national and international site, but it does mean a little more when they are from Texas. El Paso is my hometown and I do live in Austin, after all.
Need an alternative to ACL? The Long Tangles play the Ditch the Fest Fest 2 (which is a benefit for all Austin-area wildfire victims) tomorrow at the Beauty Bar (617 East 7th Street). They go on at 2:20PM on the Outside Stage. $5 wristband for all shows or $2 per.
September 16, 2011
Name: The Long Tangles
Genre: Matrimony Rock/Indie Pop
Forthcoming Release: Finer Things (Overhead Records)
Release Date: October 11, 2011
This, That, or the Other 1. Underground OR Mainstream? Underground
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Both, please.
3. Studio OR Stage? Stage. No. Studio. No. Stage.
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? Agnostic
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? We do it all.
Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my hot hot sex.
7. We’re musically inspired by each other,bike rides, relationships, swimming, culture, fears, music, money, fall.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been “Whip My Hair” [Willow cover] by Skull Tape.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Wolverine.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Red Bull, Late Night Tacos, and Gas Money.
11. I make music because: It’s fun, it feels good, and sometimes you have to. Also, it’s cathartic – writing, getting frustrated, getting it right, then performing it, and letting your body and mind to memorize it. 12. I want my fans to: dance and feel connected to what we’ve written like it’s what they meant to say or think. 13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be: The Long Tangles are industrious and efficient.
14. Wild Card! We met in a seedy bar in New Orleans, and Coco was underage. 15. I want my musical legacy to be: That we worked with other people to make beautiful music and support each other rather than working against anyone. We’re all in this together, right?
Watch the video the Long Tangles wish they would have made!
Listen to “Drawing Conclusions” from the Long Tangles’ forthcoming release, Finer Things. Click on the cover to go to their official site.
19. She’s a Tease pop quiz
The SXSW2011 popolio pop quiz interview domination on this countdown continues. This is the fifth overall and third consecutive SXSW 2011 pop quiz entry. I believe She’s a Tease is our first entry on either countdown by a band from Mexico. Canada’s BRAIDS took the Number 30 spot with theirs, Australia’s the Jezabels’ Number 23, Japan’s Peelander-Z, Number 21, and ATX’s own, Quiet Company, holds the Number 20 spot. Keepin’ it international here at THE REAL popolio!
20. Quiet Company pop quiz
The SXSW2011 popolio pop quiz interviews are really making a dent in this countdown. This is the fourth one and the first to feature an ATX band. Quiet Company is holding it down at Number 20. BRAIDS took the Number 30 spot with theirs, the Jezabels’ Number 23, and I just posted Peelander-Z’s at Number 21.
See the original Wednesday, March 9, 2011 post here — Quiet Company pop quiz interview – SXSW Artist. It includes their song, “How Do You Do It,” and Leona Lewis’ video for “I See You” (Theme from Avatar).
See all 10 2011 SXSW pop quiz interviews here.
22. TsuShiMaMiRe 10Q & Elephant Sky pop quiz
This is our second Year 3 tie. See the first here. The Number 22 spot is shared by Japanese punk band, TsuShiMaMiRe, and Brooklyn-based folk pop artist, Elephant Sky.
This is the first Questions for post on the countdown not written by myself. It was written by one-time freelance contributor, Deanna Fierro. At the time, she was based in El Paso and TsuShiMaMiRe had a gig scheduled there.
She interviewed them the night of that show and even got a photographer to take pictures. So, there is also a show pic-olio associated with this interview. See the TsuShiMaMiRe pic-olio shot by Refractive Elements Studiohere. Deanna also reviewed the show here.
My thought with taking on Deanna was that, being from El Paso myself, I wanted to try to feature more El Paso Artists and happenings in the Sun City. In this case, it worked.
Elephant Sky was the focus of my second June 2011 pop quiz interview. It posted on Friday, June 24, 2011. The focus of the first was Kaydean on Friday, June 10, 2011. That pop quiz interview already made an appearance on this countdown at the Year 3 Number 25 spot. Perhaps, mentioning Elephant Sky’s pop quiz in that post helped her climb to this spot.
At some point, Brooklyn-based artists became common here at THE REAL popolio. Not sure why or how that is exactly. Don’t know if there is just a lot of musical talent in that particular New York borough or if it’s just coincidence.
In some cases, the artists I feature are connected to one another. I kind of work on referrals sometimes or I refer myself to a related artist. Or they see what’s come before and they find me. Either way, I ended up covering Austin, the rest of Texas, Boston a little bit (because I have an affinity for it), and Brooklyn through the years.