Shout Out to Goodie Boxers for REAL popolio 2nd Anniversary Dance Party!

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! ūüôā

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.


Music Video: JADA “This Party’s On Fire”

Check out Boston-based pop/R&B girl group, JADA’s, latest video, “This Party’s On Fire.”¬† It’s produced by Rio and directed by Vassili Shields. They have a history with THE REAL popolio as they’ve been featured on more than one occasion.¬†

They made MY TOP 30:¬†¬† Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! with the Extras Call Out¬†I posted for this very video at Number 9 tied with Dallas/Garland hip pop/R&B artist, B-May’s pop quiz interview.

They’re also the only act¬†to give us a video¬†B-Day¬†SHOUT OUT¬†for our September 15, 2011 3rd Year Anniversary.¬† See it here!

Music Video: Kat DeLuna “Drop It Low”

Music Video: Enrique Iglesias with Usher featuring Lil Wayne “Dirty Dancer”

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 10. GOBI 5Q

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME!

10. GOBI 5Q
Austin-based, orginally-from-El-Paso band, GOBI, has now trumped¬†the Royalty’s¬†entry on this countdown¬†with this now¬†fourth and highest entry from my special Neon Desert El Paso Week coverage.¬† The summary post for all the Neon Desert content took the¬† Number 17 spot, ¬†BB Gun Johnny‚Äôs pop quiz tied at Number 28¬†with Feedback‚Äôs LOTTO Interview, and the aforementioned the Royalty’s 5Q¬†bowed at¬†Number 14.

Neon Desert coverage is ranking higher than SXSW content overall.¬† Not that there should be an El Paso vs. Austin rivalry, it’s just interesting to point out.¬† That said, the whole point of the¬†Neon Desert Music Festival¬†was to connect the musical notes between the two cities with the festival founders hailing from the Sun City and habitating in the Live Music Capital of the World.

See the original Tuesday, April 12, 2011 post here ‚ÄĒ 5Q for GOBI‚ÄĒ Neon Desert Artist.¬† It includes their song, ‚ÄúAin’t Gonna Die.‚Ä̬†

See all 7 Neon Desert interviews and more here.

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 13. Sariah 10Q

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME!

13. Sariah 10Q
The Year 3 Number 13
spot goes to Sariah.¬† Pretty impressive for an interview that just posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.¬† Maybe it helped that she has “sex” in the title of her song.¬† I jest, I jest.

With a couple of Billboard dance hits under her belt, I’m not surprised that this interview received enough hits to make the countdown.¬† Calling her the “Queen of Hearts,” she’s definitely carving out her own lane in the pop/dance arena.

See the original post here ‚ÄĒ 10Q for Sariah.¬† It includes the video for her latest single, “All About Sex.‚ÄĚ

See all 17 Year 3 Questions for interviews here.

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 16. Stefani Vara 20Q Part 1

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 

Old School. 2009 Debut Release, Storybook Diaries.

16. Stefani Vara 20Q Part 1
The Year 3 Number 16 spot goes to Stefani Vara.¬† I just recently posted a new follow-up 5Q with her¬†with a remix of her new single, “In the Middle of the Night.”¬† This particular interview is actually a re-post of an article I wrote for Popular Hispanics.¬† In its original inception it was always a 20 question interview.¬† Whereas it originally appeared as one interview at PH, I split it up into two parts here.¬† Part 1 is what makes the countdown.¬† I did include a¬†stream of the original version of her latest¬†song when I reposted here, which did not appear¬†in the¬†original PH¬†article.

I think Stefani Vara is gonna’ do some big things.¬† I’m not just saying that because she’s a sexy Latina.¬† Not to say she hasn’t already done some things, but I foresee bigger, brighter, and better in her future.¬† Hopefully, I didn’t just jinx her.¬† All kidding aside, I think there is a lane there for her; it already exists, but I think she’d be combining a few lanes into one with her Latin/pop/dance music.¬†¬† It could be said that J. Lo did it before and Kat DeLuna is doing it now.¬†¬†While J.Lo was more R&B/Urban and Kat brings in a¬†more world music sound, I think Stefani will have a specific¬†H-Town and overall¬†Texas flavor with more live instrumentation.¬† I could be wrong, but those are my thoughts on the matter.¬† ‘Nuff said on that.

Now, I’m gonna’ let you in on a little secret, when I¬†do interviews¬†for other sites, I’m just adapting my Questions for feature format to their specifications.¬† It might have a different title and look a little different than what I post here, but it starts as so many questions for so-and-so artist.

Read¬†the original Popular Hispanics interview here.¬† See the Part¬†1¬† Monday, April 4, 2011¬†re-post here ‚ÄĒ¬†20Q for Stefani Vara Part 1 — H-Town.¬† Here’s Part 2.¬† It includes the first single of her yet to be titled forthcoming sophomore release, ‚ÄúIn the Middle of the Night.‚ÄĚ

See all 17 Year 3 Questions for interviews here.

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