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! 20. Quiet Company pop quiz

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

20. Quiet Company pop quiz
The SXSW 2011 popolio pop quiz interviews are really making a dent in this countdown.¬† This is the fourth one and the first to feature an ATX band.¬† Quiet Company is holding it down at Number 20.¬† BRAIDS took the Number 30 spot with theirs, the Jezabels‚Äô Number 23, and I just posted Peelander-Z’s at Number 21.

See the original Wednesday, March 9, 2011 post here ‚ÄĒ Quiet Company pop quiz interview ‚Äď SXSW Artist.¬† It includes their song, ‚ÄúHow Do You Do It,‚ÄĚ and Leona Lewis’ video for “I See You” (Theme from Avatar).

See all 10 2011 SXSW pop quiz interviews here.

Courtesy of Google

Music Video: Twin Atlantic “Time For You To Stand Up”

Music Video: Lady Gaga “The Edge Of Glory”

Featuring the late, great, Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band, who just recently passed.

10 SXSW Artist pop quiz interviews and Showcases

Last Monday I kicked off a series of special daily SXSW pop quizzes.   There were no less than 10 posted between last week and yesterday.  Here’s the complete list of our REAL popolio SXSW 2011 Artists including their genres, links to each of their pop quizzes, and a listing of their official SXSW Showcases in date and time order. 

Make it fun, follow these shows like a road¬†map and see if you can make it from one to the next.¬† The majority are tonight and on Saturday at 11:00 PM¬†you’ll have to choose between BRAIDS and the Jezabels.¬† Tough choice!¬† Enjoy SXSW, y’all!!!

Jazz One
Genre:  DJ/Spoken Word Artist/Actor
pop quiz
21+ show at Speakeasy Kabaret (412 Congress Avenue) TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, starting at 8:45 PM

The Niceguys
Genre: Hip-Hop
pop quiz
21+ show at the Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th Street) TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, starting at 8:50 PM

She’s a Tease
Genre:  Rock
pop quiz
21+ show at Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6th Street) TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, starting at 9:00 PM

Roach Gigz
Genre:  Rap
pop quiz
21+ shows at the Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th Street) TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, and Nuvola (105 E. 5th Street) TOMORROW, March 18, 2011, both starting at 9:50 PM

Unicorn Kid
Genre: Pop/8bit
pop quiz
21+ show at the Phoenix (409 Colorado Street) TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, starting at 10:00 PM

Quiet Company
Genre:  Indie Rock/Power Pop
pop quiz
21+ show at the Marq (422 N. Congress Avenue) next TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, starting at 11:00 PM

Tapes ‘n Tapes
Genre:¬† Rock ‘n Roll
pop quiz
Show at the Rusty Spurs (405 E. 7th Street) Friday, March 18, 2011, at 11:00 PM and an ALL AGES show Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez Street) next Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 2:00 PM

Genre:  Experimental Pop
pop quiz
21+ show at Club de Ville (900 Red River Street) Saturday, March 19, 2011, both starting at 11:00 PM.
*played 21+ show at the Beauty Bar/Palm Door (401 Sabine Street) yesterday, March 16, 2011, at 11:00 PM

The Jezabels
Genre:  Pop? Indie?
pop quiz
21+ show at the Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (323 E. 6th Street) Saturday, March 19, 2011, starting at 11:00 PM

Genre: Japanese Action Comic Punk
pop quiz
18+ show at Headhunters (720 Red River Street) Saturday, March 19, 2011, starting at 1:05 AM

Quiet Company pop quiz interview – SXSW Artist

Austin’s own, Quiet Company, make happy-go-lucky MAN pop that is not¬† oxymoronic, but simply-refreshingly-good.

Quiet Company play a 21+ show at the Marq (422 N. Congress Avenue) next Thursday, March 17, 2011, starting at 11:00 PM.

March 9, 2011

Name:  Quiet Company
Genre:  Indie Rock/Power Pop
Latest Release:  Songs for Staying In EP (Self-Released)
Release Date:  May 7, 2010

This, That, or the Other
1.Underground OR Mainstream? Understream
2.Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Only one of these choices has ever been available to us.
3.Studio OR Stage? Yes.
4.Spirituality OR Hedonism? Reality and Responsibility
5.Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Make Sex but then Have Fuck.

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my favorite thing about music.
7. I’m musically inspired by my wife and child.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been Avatar by James Cameron.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Brian Wilson.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Kevin, Michael, and Costner.  

Short Answer
11. I make music because:¬† It’s like a religion that only results in good things.
12. I want my fans to:  Tell me funny jokes.
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be:  Please listen to Quiet Company.
14. Wild Card!  All of my thoughts are planned.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  Like Neil Young or Johnny Cash.

The video Quiet Company wish they would have made (sort of)!

Leona Lewis “I See You (Theme from Avatar)”

Listen to “How Do You Do It” from Quiet Company’s latest EP, Songs for Staying In. Click on the cover to go to their official site.

Shout Out to Power Popster, Phil Dutra & R&B/Soulstress, Lisa Marshall – ATX

As January comes to a close and February begins, the official Year 3 of THE REAL popolio continues on.  I wanted to take this time to give a shout out to two special REAL popolio Artists based here in the ATX. 

The first is power pop singer-songwriter, Phil Dutra.  He played both our One Year Anniversary Mixer and opened our first official showcase, pop show, last year.  He was also my very first popolio podcast interviewee at the beginning of Year 1. 

He comes to bat no questions asked and brings it home each and every time.  Thank you, Phil!  Please check him and his music out here.

The second is old school soul vocalist, Lisa Marshall.  I interviewed her for a popolio podcast as well.  What I could tell about Ms. Marshall right off was that she was on her grind.  So, needless to say, this turned into a couple more popolio features.  She became a fast friend of the blog and headlined pop show.  Thank you, Lisa!  Check her and her stuff out here.

I want to thank them both for playing previous popolio events.  Really, just for being open and collaborative.  I consider them both REAL popolio Artists and both are great.  Please support them.

freddie beat aka Freddie Rodriguez
THE REAL popolio creator & editor