Dirty Vegas live Friday 5/2 1PM!


Dirty Vegas live Friday 5/2 1PM!

The guys from Dirty Vegas are coming in to do a VERY special acoustic performance for us this Friday 5/2 at 1pm in the third floor hangout.

See ya there!





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.






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


Stay #Bold,



Battle of the Bands! Wed. Aug 14th


Battle of the Bands! Wed. Aug 14th

I’m hoping y’all can come out and support Frank Fusco and his band Vinyl Spectrum this Wednesday August 14th @ Great American Music Hall.

It’s going to be a great night, and I hear Ad Age is covering the event, so please, let’s get some GSP’ers in there to represent!

Doors are at 7PM Vinyl Spectrum goes on at 8:30.

Frank’s got guest list spots  to give away, so hit him up if you want them!