SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE, I’M WRITING THIS POSTING IN ALL CAPS, AND IT’S TOTALLY ON PURPOSE, AND YEAH, IT’S OBNOXIOUS.
SAN FRANCISCO’S “THE FAMILY CREST” IS COMING TO PLAY FOR US NEXT FRIDAY AT 1PM, AND FRIDAY IS A FREAKING HALF DAY! WE’RE GONNA START YOUR WEEKEND RIGHT!
DO THE MATHS:
ONE 7 PIECE ANTHEMIC ORCHESTRAL FOLK BAND
30LBS OF BBQ FROZEN AND FLOWN IN FROM THE SALT LICK, GRILLED UP FRESH BY E-LEVEL MASTER CHEFS
ICE COLD BEVERAGES
Wow, this is a BIG sound, digging. And the video is pretty epic as well.
Super talented singer/songwriter, musical explorer Jeremy Messersmith is coming to play for us next Monday, his new album is the critic’s darling and he’s just finished a week of KILLING IT TASTEFULLY at SXSW. Trust me you’ll want to check this guy out, he’s really good.
Thanks to Glassnote Records for helping to bring the show together!
Washington state’s The Lonely Forest is coming to play for us this Friday at 1PM in the 3rd floor hangout, they have a special NW blend of indie rock and pop, I think you’ll dig ’em.
Many thanks to Vector Mgmt for putting the show together.
Wednesday night I was on Rainey street watching Twin Peaks play the French Kiss Records showcase, it was great, it was rocking, and then the first text message hit, “horrible accident on Red River, there are bodies everywhere.” The texts came quickly after that, friends at the scene were sending pictures of the chaos, while I tried to get everyone from our agency and build teams the news and confirm that all our people were safe.
Scary stuff. A senseless tragedy at the very heart of the music fest. My heart goes out to the people who died and were injured, one of the fatalities worked at Massive Music, a music house who we work with regularly. So sad.
That was late Wednesday night, I could see the accident scene from my hotel room and when I woke up the next morning the police were still on site recording evidence. It made me wonder if pressing on with our big show at SXSW was the right thing to do that day, under the circumstances.
The vibe on the street was pretty weird, the police were everywhere and they’d reinforced the barricades on the closed streets. People were a little more quiet at the activations we were doing, but the day shows continued, music rang out, festival goers with beers in hand talked about what they’d seen and friends they knew who were involved in the tragic events. We carried on and made the best of it, knowing things can change very quickly. In the face of tragedy we decided to celebrated life.
Night came, the Lady Gaga show was beyond great, and we all danced our asses off while she was riding a certain mechanical pig.
NUMBER ONE… ONE… ONE…
So, I won’t lie we are BUSY down here on all things Doritos #Boldstage, I spent most of the first day of music talking people into leaping off a platform for Lady Gaga’s #Boldstage show on Thursday.
So not a ton of music was seen, but I did manage to catch Chromeo playing Dell party at Fader Fort and then we all got to se the Def Jam reunion show at Stubbs later in the night.. a good start, but today should be a bit better, we have an 11AM meeting with a women’s roller derby team, fun times.
Now the IMPORTANT STUFF! The first entry of trending band names at SXSW!!! Keyword BLACK! All the names below are real, I’m not making this shit up…
Black Lips, Black Dave, The Black Cadillacs, The Black Watch, The Black Angels, The Black LIllies, Black Pistol Fire, Blue Sky Black Death, The Black and White Years, Blue Eyed Blacks, Jeff Black, Black Atlass, Black Taxi, Black Milk, Black Cobain, Moodie Black, Black Violin, Black Tusk, Small Black
Big ups to The Mowgli’s and Songs Publishing for making our day that much brighter here.
See you in SXSW guys!