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.


OUTlander TV – Interview with PETALS

During Austin PRIDE on Saturday, September 10, 2011, I interviewed some of the featured artists of the inaugural OUTlander Fall Festival.  In addition to this post, I created my own YouTube Page to feature them. 

Here’s the first of the series with ATX pop/rock band, PETALS.¬† This was¬†PETALS’ FIRST EVER video interview after their set¬†kicking off the Empire Stage at Lipstick 24.

Thanks to Melissa Martin, Director of Operations for bMUSEd Entertainment,¬†for the opportunity &¬†PETALS for being open to the experience and letting me be the first. ūüėČ

Shot and edited by bMUSEd Entertainment.  OUTlander Fall Festival presented by & bMUSEd Entertainment.

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 15. Boy + Kite 101X Win

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

15. Boy + Kite 101X Win

The Year 3 Number 15 spot goes to a post that just went live last month on Thursday, August 18, 2011.¬† It was an informational post recounting a press release I received regarding ATX band, Boy + Kite.¬† They won a contest hosted by local radio station, 101X.¬† They won a spot on the Toadies’ Dia De Los Toadies fest and paid-for production for 3 new songs by the Toadies’ record label, Kirtland Records.¬† I also included a stream of their song, “Think in Stereo.”¬† We congratulated them on their win.

Now that we are at the half-way point with both countdowns, I want to reiterate that these are not MY personal TOP 30 posts; they are based on the internal WordPress stats for both site locations. ¬† In other words, rankings are based on how many hits each post received.¬† So, that’s not about me.¬† That’s about how many visitors a post got.¬† Candidly speaking, it’s also about how aggressive an artist and/or their reps were about cross-promoting and cross-linking their particular interview or story.

I also want to say that I’m very excited that so many El Paso and Austin artists have made a showing on both countdowns.¬† I do pride myself on being a national and international site, but it does mean a little more when they are from Texas.¬† El Paso is my hometown and I do live in Austin, after all.

You can see the original post here ‚ÄĒ Boy + Kite Win 101X’s “Your Shot to Rock,” Slot in Dia Del Los Toadies Festival & More! — ATX.

The Long Tangles pop quiz interview – ATX

Need an alternative to ACL?  The Long Tangles play the Ditch the Fest Fest 2 (which is a benefit for all Austin-area wildfire victims) tomorrow at the Beauty Bar (617 East 7th Street).  They go on at 2:20PM on the Outside Stage. $5 wristband for all shows or $2 per.

September 16, 2011

Name:   The Long Tangles
Genre:  Matrimony Rock/Indie Pop
Forthcoming Release:  Finer Things (Overhead Records)
Release Date:  October 11, 2011

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Underground
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Both, please.
3. Studio OR Stage? Stage.  No.  Studio.  No.  Stage.
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? Agnostic
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? We do it all.

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my hot hot sex.
7. We’re musically inspired by each other, bike rides, relationships, swimming, culture, fears, music, money, fall.
8. If I could¬† have made any music video it would have been ‚ÄúWhip My Hair‚ÄĚ [Willow cover] by Skull Tape.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Wolverine.                                                      
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Red Bull, Late Night Tacos, and Gas Money.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:¬† It‚Äôs fun, it feels good, and sometimes you have to. ¬†Also, it‚Äôs cathartic ‚Äď writing, getting frustrated, getting it right, then performing it, and letting your body and mind to memorize it.
12. I want my fans to:   dance and feel connected to what we’ve written like it’s what they meant to say or think.
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be:  The Long Tangles are industrious and efficient.
14. Wild Card!  We met in a seedy bar in New Orleans, and Coco was underage.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  That we worked with other people to make beautiful music and support each other rather than working against anyone.  We’re all in this together, right?

Watch the video the Long Tangles wish they would have made!

Listen to ‚ÄúDrawing Conclusions”¬†from the Long Tangles’ forthcoming release, Finer Things.¬† Click on the cover to go to their official site.

Music Video: The Rescues “Can’t Stand the Rain”

Music Video: Rihanna “Cheers (Drink To That)”

Music Video: Colbie Caillat “Brighter Than The Sun”

Listen to¬†all of All of You¬†that ‚ÄúBrighter Than The Sun” is¬†from at the Colbie Caillat Listening Party that we posted back¬†in July.

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