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.


MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! Links – 15-1 & OUTRO

Click the pics to get to the posts.

15. Boy + Kite 101X Win
10. GOBI 5Q
5. The Blistering Speeds LOTTO
14. The Royalty 5Q
9. JADA Call & B-May pop quiz
4.The Lusitania 5Q
13. Sariah 10Q
8. Zach Paul 5Q
3. Roach Gigz pop quiz
7. Cigarettes After Sex 5Q
2. Sophie B. Hawkins 20Q Part 1
11. Day vs. Night LOTTO
6. Pop Pistol pop quiz
1. Sophie B. Hawkins 20Q Part 2



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!

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?

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 9. JADA “This Party’s On Fire” Video Extras Call & B-May pop quiz

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

9. JADA “This Party’s On Fire” Video Extras Call & B-May pop quiz
This is our third Year 3 tie.  See the first here and second here.  The Number 9 spot is shared by Boston-based pop/R&B female vocal group, JADA, and Garland/Dallas-based hip pop/R&B artist, B-May.

First, is the JADA call for extras for their latest video, “This Party’s On Fire,”¬† that will be released at the end of the month.¬† It’s an interesting sort of post to make the countdown because it’s not the typical kind of post I usually feature and it features an act outside of the Austin/Texas area where I am based.

JADA is one of those acts that I developed a working relationship with and featured on more than one occasion in somewhat of a recurring capacity.  It was mostly during Year 2 and, unfortunately, Year 2 material is no longer available online.  That withstanding, the relationship persisted and that is why I was more than happy to post this call for them.

Austin used to be called the¬†third coast (not sure if¬†that’s so¬†anymore)¬†in the film industry because of all the filmmaking that went on here in addition to in¬†L.A. and New York.¬† Boston kind of became my third coast (in addition to Austin and Texas) with this blog.¬† I spent a summer north of¬†there¬†¬†for an internship and I¬†fell in love.¬† A Texas boy in a New England¬†town, it was bound to happen.

Though I have¬†consciously featured Boston artists, I didn’t normally highlight that¬†they were¬†from there.¬† In keeping with the throughline of the blog, I ¬†highlighted those that¬†were Austin- and Texas-based, though secretly Boston was my third coast.¬† In this case, I had to highlight the town because it is a call for extras and location is, obviously, important.¬† Remember, though, I’ve featured¬†local to¬†international artists and indie to established artists¬†as well, but because I live in Austin, grew up in El Paso, and am from Texas, I chose to include¬†the cities from posts based in those regions¬†in the titles of those posts.

Also, I’d like to point out that though there are a few artists that were featured more than once,¬†in most cases, I only featured them once a¬†month.¬† I was very cognizant¬†of the fact that I¬†created a blog that was about featuring different artists.¬† I didn’t want it to ever¬†seem like THE REAL popolio had¬†become the ‘whatever artist’ blog or website¬†as all the artists featured already have their own official sites.

I also didn’t want visitors to think that it was always the same artists cycling through the content.¬† Even if I had more than one feature pending for an artist, I would hold off on posting their next one the following month,¬†if I had just posted one.¬†¬†If you¬†look through the site, you’ll find¬†a nice cross-section of¬†artist types and artists genres.

B-May was the focus of my second¬†January 2011 pop quiz interview.¬† It posted on Friday,¬†January 28, 2011.¬† The focus of the first was¬†Austin-based folk pop artist, Medicine Park, on Friday, January 14, 2011.¬† That pop quiz interview already made an appearance on this countdown at the Year 3 Number 26 spot.¬† Perhaps, mentioning B-May’s pop quiz in that post helped him climb to this spot.

B-May is an example of the artists from Texas where the city they’re based in is highlighted in the title of the post.¬†¬†With every artist, I¬†would research what city they identified as being based in on their MySpace and/or Facebook Pages and/or official sites.¬†¬†If the artist¬†was from¬†Texas,¬†it was important to me that I include the correct city they identify with and feel that they are representing.¬† Note, in this case, it’s not just Dallas, it’s Garland/Dallas, which is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

See the original Wednesday, January 12, 2011¬†JADA post here ‚ÄĒ JADA Welcomes Extras for ‚ÄúThis Party‚Äôs On Fire‚ÄĚ Video Shoot 1/15/11 ‚Äď Boston.

See the original¬†B-May post here ‚ÄĒ¬†B-May pop quiz interview¬†— Garland/Dallas.¬† It includes his song, ‚ÄúCan I Live,‚ÄĚ and R. Kelly’s video for ‚ÄúI Believe I Can Fly.‚ÄĚ

See all 28 Year 3 pop quiz interviews here.

JADA Welcomes Extras for “This Party’s On Fire” Video Shoot 1/15/11 – Boston

Like NYC’s¬†Love and Logic, Boston’s own, JADA, are no strangers to THE REAL¬†popolio.¬† For those in the Boston area who may be interested, here’s the Call Sheet for this Saturday’s JADA video shoot.¬† Check the¬†teaser trailer¬†of the song the video is for, “This Party’s On Fire.”

JADA “This Party’s On Fire” Music Video
Date of shoot:   Saturday, January 15, 2011
Check in time for all extras:  1:30 PM
Shoot time:  2P-6P
Location:  Boch Hangar, Norwood Airport, Norwood, MA 149 Access Rd. Norwood, MA
Parking:  Airport parking lot.  Spaces are limited.  Please car pool where possible.
Day of Shoot Contact Person: 
Nick Santaniello
For more information, contact:  Jada at Bristol Studios or Laura Poulin/Bristol Entertainment at:  617-247-8689
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄĘ Suggested Attire:¬† Casual stylish attire.¬† No loud prints or stripes please.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄĘ Refreshments will be served.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄĘ Weather — The shoot is indoors and will take place rain or shine.¬†
For more information and weather updates, visit the Jada MUSIC VIDEO EXTRAS Events Page on FACEBOOK.

Scene 1:¬† Jada is emerging from the airplane to be greeted by the paparazzi and a lively crowd of fans.¬† Extras will be part of this scene.¬† The crowd consists of a marching band, a cheerleading team, etc. and has a very “over-the-top” fun crazy vibe.¬† Feel free to invite enthusiastic friends to join you.

Scene 2: Lauren (of Jada) will be making an appearance at a red carpet event with fans and paparazzi present.

If you would like to be invited to the video release party, please provide your email address here and you will be notified of the date and location.

Please print out the form, fill it out, and bring it to the music video shoot with you.