Tuesday Tease

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.

Atomic Tom The Moment
Lloyd Banks H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger For More 2)
Burlesque Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Calle 13 Entren Los Que Quieran
Dulce Maria Extranjera Parte 1 EP
Kevin Eubanks Zen Food
Girls Broken Dreams Club EP
Jay-Z The Hits Collection Volume 1
Ke$ha Cannibal EP
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
My Chemical Romance Danger Days:  The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Ne-Yo Libra Scale
Robyn Body Talk
Jessica Simpson Happy Christmas
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Regina Spektor Live in London (CD/DVD)
KanYe West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Yelawolf Trunk Muzik 0-60

Music Video: Keri Hilson “Pretty Girl Rock”

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!

Tuesday Tease

November 30, 2010

A REAL popolio selection of Today’s New Releases.

Eric Benét Lost In Time
Beyoncé I Am…World Tour [Deluxe DVD/CD]
The Black Eyed Peas The Beginning
Cristian Castro Viva el Príncipe
Chrisette Michele Let Freedom Reign
Fefe Dobson Joy
El DeBarge Second Chance
Flo Rida Only One Flo (Part 1)
Glee Cast Glee:   The Music – Volume 4
Benny Ibarra La marcha de la vida
Ron Isley Mr. I
Tim McGraw Number One Hits
Miguel All I Want Is You
 Soulja Boy The DeAndre Way
Jazmine Sullivan Love Me Back

Went on Turkey Hiatus and Now I’m Back

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,

Freddie Rodriguez aka freddie beat

Happy Turkey Day 2010!

Happy Turkey Day from THE REAL popolio and your friendly neighborhood creator and editor, Freddie Rodriguez aka freddie beat!

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Larissa Ness pop quiz interview – ATX

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.

Short Answer
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.


Michelle Anthony Plays Semi-Acoustic Set@Historic Mansion at Judges’ Hill TONIGHT 11/18/10 – ATX

This just in!  

Apologies for the short notice; just got this in. 

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!

Adam Ahrens Prize Fight Album Release Show@Lamberts 11/20/10 – ATX

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 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 BarbecuePrize 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.

WHERE: Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
                  401 West 2nd Street
                  Austin, TX  78701

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.

Tuesday Tease

November 16, 2010

A REAL popolio selection of Today’s New Releases.

Bryan Adams Bare Bones
Bombay Bicycle Club Flaws
Lee DeWyze Live It Up
Jackie Evancho O Holy Night (CD/DVD)
Nelly Furtado Best of Nelly Furtado
Glee Cast Glee:  The Music – The Christmas Album
Norah Jones …Featuring Norah Jones
Kid Rock Born Free
La Mission Songs from La Mission
Annie Lennox A Christmas Cornucopia
Nelly 5.0
P!nk Greatest Hits…So Far!!!
Pink Martini Joy To The World
Rascal Flatts Nothing Like This
Rihanna Loud
Alejandro Sanz Canciones Para Un Paraiso En Vivo (CD/DVD)
Bruce Springsteen The Promise
Stereolab Not Music
Keith Urban Get Closer