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 – INTRO & 30-16


30.BRAIDS pop quiz
25. Kaydean pop quiz
20. Quiet Company pop quiz
29. Girl in a Coma 5Q
24. The Shondes Call
19. She’s a Tease pop quiz
28. BB Gun Johnny pop quiz
& Feedback LOTTO

23. The Jezabels pop quiz

18. Jon Sandler pop quiz

27. Larissa Ness pop quiz

22. TsuShiMaMiRe 10Q
& Elephant Sky pop quiz
17. Neon Desert Music Festival
El Paso Week
26. Medicine Park pop quiz
21. Peelander-Z pop quiz
16. Stefani Vara 20Q Part 1


MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 24. The Shondes Van Stolen

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

24. The Shondes Van Stolen

Photo by Will Haddad

I try to keep THE REAL popolio a music site. Purely entertainment.¬† Not news.¬† Not gossip.¬† Or sensationalism.¬† Now, if someone relevant passes away or something like that, I do feel a need to comment.¬† But, it’s case-by-case and dependent on my mood and how I feel about the artist.¬† Really it goes back to relevancy for myself and for the site.

The Shondes were a band I had featured during Year 1 and we’ve kept in touch since then.¬† So, when I saw their late February 2011 Facebook post that their tour van had been stolen and that they were in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new one, I had to jump on board to try to help them.

I reposted their campaign.¬† You can see the original Thursday, March 3, 2011 post here — The Shondes Van Stolen, Help Them Get a New One!

This cry for help takes the Year 3 Number 24 spot.  And, yes, they made their deadline and were able to get a new van.  It was all thanks to the support of their fans, friends, and family.

Music Video: YONAS “Shy Kidz”

Shari Pine pic-olio

Editor’s Note:  This is a repost of the photos featured in my SECOND EVER! BONUS Photo Pictorial at my weekly music column, Urb’l (Urban Cool) Remedy, at Zubterrain, the e-zine of the Zonisphere Media Group.  Featuring a photo shoot of New York-based blues vocalist, Shari Pine, by New York-area photographer, Joseph Silva, it was originally posted last Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

This is a first time a guest photographer was  showcased for this feature.  Very interesting collaboration with myself in the ATX and Joseph and Shari, both in NYC.  They shot on location in and around parts of Times Square in New York City on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.  Please read and check out the original post at my music column here.

See the first with ATX-based folk artist Medicine Park here at THE REAL popolio and at Urb’l Remedy.

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testperformancetest presents There is so much mad in me 4/22 Weekend@Ballet Austin – ATX

testperformancetest & Fusebox Festival present
There is so much mad in me
Modern Dance Performance by New York Choreographer, Faye Driscoll
FREE performance, but you must RSVP.  See press release after the jump.
Photo Gallery  +  Facebook Event Page  +  Preview Video

This in! 

AUSTIN, TX ‚Äď testperformancetest and Fusebox Festival announce the arrival of New York-based choreographer, Faye Driscoll, for her latest performance, There is so much mad in me, happening April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.
Driscoll, who was hailed as, “1 of 25 to watch out for in 2008,” by Dance Magazine, has won numerous awards including a 2009 New York Dance and Performance ‚ÄúBessie‚ÄĚ Award winner for her autobiographical work, 837 Venice Boulevard, which was honored as “one of the top 5 dance shows of the year” by the New York Times. She is also a 2010/2011 Choreographic Fellow at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at FSU and a 2011 Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Baryshnikov Arts Center.¬†
Her most recent work, There is so much mad in me (2010), was created through commissions from both the American Dance Festival and Dance Theater Workshop and has had two runs at DTW due to popular demand. 
There is so much mad in me is to be performed on April 22-23 at 8pm to 9pm, and April 24 3pm to 4pm at the Austin Ventures Studio at Ballet Austin located at 501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX.  All performances are free as part of testperformancetest’s mission. For more information go to testperformancetest  and Fusebox Festival.
All performances are free but require a reservation, please RSVP here. 
About There is so much mad in me
Driven by extreme emotional states and voyeuristic urges Faye Driscoll’s There is so much mad in me explores shifting states of mob-consciousness as choreography. Nine powerhouse performers slide from one extreme to the next revealing parallel universes lodged within familiar states of mind.
Faye Driscoll devises multi-dimensional dance dramas that engender complex experience by blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, arousal and disgust, fun and violence, spectacle and authenticity. She strives to create new forms of theatrical experience aimed to provoke feeling, stimulate the senses and activate the mind. The result is often under-the-skin, hysterical, awkward and devastating.

ABOUT testperformancetest
testperformancetest is a multi-year experiment that brings a curated mix of national and international performance work to Austin. Occasionally, the fund will commission new work performed in Austin.

BONUS Medicine Park pic-olio – ATX

Editor‚Äôs Note: These are outtakes¬† from the photo shoot featured in yesterday’s repost of my FIRST EVER! BONUS Photo Pictorial at my weekly music column, Urb‚Äôl (Urban Cool) Remedy, at Zubterrain, the e-zine of the Zonisphere Media Group.¬† Featuring Austin-based folk pop singer-songwriter, Medicine Park aka Clay Berkes, it was originally¬†posted last Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

Arising from what was a true and full collabo with MP, we shot on location at Barsana Dham, here in the ATX, on Sunday, March 27, 2011.  Please read and check it out here.

I promised five shots, but I couldn’t resist giving you one more.

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