JADA REAL popolio 3rd Year Anniversary Shout Out!!!

THE REAL popolio turned 3 Years Old on September 15, 2011.  And, though we’re officially closing our doors TODAY, Boston-based pop/R&B girl group, JADA (that we’ve featured on many occasions through our collective 3 year history), were nice enough to give us our ONLY video B-Day SHOUT OUT at their September 18, 2011 Release Party for their latest video, “This Party’s On Fire.”

Thanks, ladies!!!  Don’t they look hot?

The Blistering Speeds Play Room to Read’s Room to Rock Charity Fundraiser@Peckerheads 8/26/11 – ATX

August 19, 2011 UPDATE:  Due to a series of fortunate incidents, I will be MCing this Room to Read Room to Rock charity showcase fundraiser NEXT FRIDAY.

For those who do know, please take this as a friendly reminder.

Come by and say hi, check out the bands, and most importantly, support a great cause.  Hope to see you there!

I am in the process getting  interviews with all the featured acts.   Once it comes together, I will post them next week as a countdown to the event.  Stay tuned for those!


freddie beat aka Freddie Rodriguez
THE REAL popolio creator/editor

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The Blistering Speeds are pleased to announce that they have been selected to play Room to Read’s Room to Rock charity fundraiser on Friday, August 26, 2011, at Peckerheads on Sixth Street in Downtown Austin.  The Speeds will be sharing the evening with The Shears, Feedback, and Day vs Night.

About Room to Rock
+Tickets are $8 per person in advance through Room to Read’s official site or $10 at the door
+Doors open at 7:30PM and the music starts at 8PM and continues past midnight
+From 8PM to midnight Peckerheads will be donating $1 per beer to Room to Read 
+From 8PM to midnight Peckerheads will be donating 50¢ per non-beer drink to Room to Read
+RSVP on Room to Read’s Room to Rock Facebook Event Page
+Stay tuned to Room to Read’s official site for ticket and event details

About Room to Read
Room to Read is a global non-profit that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in Asia and Africa by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.  100% of funds raised from our event will go directly towards building schools and libraries, publishing books, and providing girls with scholarships.

Boy + Kite Win 101X’s “Your Shot To Rock,” Slot in Dia De Los Toadies Festival & More! – ATX

Congrats to Boy + Kite from THE REAL popolio!

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Listen to Boy + Kite’s “Think in Stereo.”

Austin’s Boy + Kite has emerged as the winner of the “Your Shot To Rock” contest sponsored by local rock radio station 101X.  The day before the band released its debut album, Go Fly, Boy + Kite was hand-picked by fellow rock band, the Toadies (best known for the hit song, “Possum Kingdom”), as the winners over 60 other acts.

As part of the prize package, Boy + Kite has earned a featured slot on the Toadies yearly (and fourth annual) Dia De Los Toadies festival taking place next Friday and Saturday, August 26th and 27th, at the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas.  This year’s event will also feature (in addition to the Toadies) appearances by the Sword, the Black Angels, and other Texas favorites.
Boy + Kite will also cut three new songs with all expenses paid by The Toadies label, Kirtland Records. Todd Lewis of The Toadies has already expressed interest in producing these sessions himself.  Boy + Kite’s debut album, Go Fly, and its lead single, “Think In Stereo,” are both out now.  Boy + Kite brings back the essential eras of Sonic Youth and the Pixies in a way that is totally refreshing, but still evokes enough nostalgia to be timeless.

Carter Beckworth CD Release Party@The Saxon Pub 8/19/11 – ATX

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Click on the flyer to go to Carter Beckworth’s official site.
Scroll down for more deets!

+Carter Beckworth of Baker Hotel is proud to release his second solo CD! 
+The CD is self-titled & will be available next Friday, August 19, 2011
+@The Saxon Pub [1320 South Lamar Blvd.]
+Carter plays from 11PM to 12:30AM
+$10 cover & 21+ ONLY!
+ Sponsors Ropollo’s Pizza and Rex-Goliath Wines provide complimentary pizza & refreshments, while supplies last!

Catch Carter Beckworth on FOX 7’s Good Day Austin next Thursday, August 18, 2011, between 7AM and 10AM!

Austin Cyberpunks present TX Exclusive: Komor Kommando@Elysium on 8/18/11 – ATX

Click on the flyer to get more deets at the official  Austin Cyberpunks FB Page.

Amy Cook Opens for Nic Armstrong TONIGHT 7/20/11@Scoot Inn – ATX

WHO:  Amy Cook opens for Nic Armstrong
WHEN:  TONIGHT, Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9:30 PM
WHERE:  The Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th Street @Navasota 78702)
WHY:  A chance to check out Amy Cook’s new songs before her next show in September.
COVER:  $5

Colbie Caillat All Of You Listening Party!

Colbie Caillait’s All Of You came out yesterday. See it listed on this week’s Tuesday Tease here.   Listen to it in its entirety below.  If you like what you hear you can get it at iTunes here.

2nd Annual Local Music Week 4/24/11-4/30/11 Schedule – San Anto

Click on each thumbnail to see the schedule of events for those days. 
Read about Local 782’s 2nd Annual Music Week here.

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday (4/24/11 – 4/26/11)

Wednesday & Thursday (4/27/11 & 4/28/11)

Friday (4/29/11) 

Saturday (4/30/11)

2nd Annual Local Music Week Kicks Off On Sunday 4/24/11 – San Anto

Local 782  presents
Local Music Week 
April 24, 2011 – April 30, 2011
A weeklong, citywide, cross-promotional event

Read the press release after the jump.   View the schedule of events here.
Click on the flyer to go to the official Local 782 Facebook Page.


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San Antonio, TX – Local782 announces Local Music Week (LMW), a part of Local Media Month and a multi-day celebration of our rich local music community.  This year’s citywide event runs April 24 – through April 30, following Fiesta.  LMW features many of the bands, venues and businesses who celebrate and support our diverse live music scene.

In it’s second year, this week-long, city-wide, cross-promotional event is part of the Media Justice League’s (MJL) Local Media Month, a longer month long partnership with community organizations to promote media awareness at the grassroots.  Organized with two goals in mind, LMW aims to foster a greater sense of community and bring out new local music patrons. LMW highlights live original music in San Antonio just waiting to be discovered.

About Local782
Local782 was established as a project of the Media Justice League to bring awareness, support, and innovation to San Antonio’s music community by uniting musicians and creating opportunity through organizing, educating, and performing.  Local782 offers free workshops and coordinates quarterly mixers to further unite creative class industries.

Inaugural Neon Desert Music Festival Debuts 4/30/11 – EP

Click on the flyer to go to the official Neon Desert Music Festival site.

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