Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SMC Austin Panel - I'm with the Band

I moderated a panel last night for the Social Media Club of Austin on Music and Social Media entitled "I'm with the Band." There was an all-star lineup with a wide range of experiences that made for a lively discussion. Joining me were Jonathan Carroll of Gowalla, Daniel Senyard of Vivogig, Paul Osbon who manages the band Quiet Company, Tom Gimbel of Austin City Limits and Brad Bogus of Speak Social and the band Audio Runner. Plus, we were on the legendary stage at the old Austin City Limits studio which made for a great backdrop for the conversation.

And, if you missed it, you're in luck, because you can watch it here:
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Old 97's at La Zona Rosa, June 10, 2011

It's always a beautiful day in Austin when the Old 97's show up. The show at La Zona Rosa was their first one there in a while, and it was a rockin', sweaty night due to some weak air conditioning and a strong crowd. The 97's didn't let the heat slow them down a bit, playing a 2 hour set of classics and a few from the forthcoming Grand Theatre Vol. 2, due in early July.

They were joined on the bill by Salim Nourallah and his talented band of Joe Reyes and John Dufilho, some of my favorite people on the planet. And this was the first time I was able to check out Sarah Jaffe. She's incredibly talented.

Check out my post on the media the 97's did during the day. Can't wait 'til my next chance to see 'em!


Nite Club


Sarah Jaffe

Salim Nourallah

Old 97's Interviews, June 10, 2011

I got to spend a little time with the 97's during the day, watching some of their media appearances, first at KUT Austin for a full-band performance and interview, then on to Austin360Radio with Rhett. Watch more video of Rhett's interview here.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bob Schneider and Quiet Company, Blues on the Green, June 8, 2011

Bob Schneider and Quiet Company were joined by 12,000 of their best friends last week for Blues on the Green. It was a perfect Austin night. Check out the photos and videos below. And, stay tuned for more Blues on the Green announcements, some good stuff ahead. Next up is Suzanna Choffel and Bright Lights Social Hour.

Fosskit No. 5, Cherrywood Coffee House, June 2, 2011

Another chance to see my friends in Fosskit No. 5 and an opportunity to highlight my two favorite tunes off their record, Clemency. I reviewed it for the Texas Music Newsletter, if you're interested.

Bring Us Luck

When He's Gone

Thursday, June 09, 2011

A Happy Birthday at Club Deville, May 28, 2011

It's a great birthday, when bands full of my favorite people come to town. Salim Nourallah is a talented Dallas musician and producer, having worked on the last several Old 97's projects, as well as a forthcoming new release of his own. I've been lucky to interview him on a few occasions (here or here or here) and have gotten to see him play many times, as you can see throughout this site.

But the fun didn't stop there. Another favorite, San Antonio's Buttercup was also on the bill, and I've interviewed them as well. They even serenaded me with Moon River. What more can a girl ask for on her birthday?! Plus the great Leatherbag also played, rounding out a fantastically fun night! If you haven't heard him yet, check him out. He's a mix of Dylan, Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed... all the good stuff. He's really one of Austin's best right now.

Photos by Robbin Kohn.

Salim Nourallah - Hit Parade

Salim Nourallah - God Damn Life

Buttercup - Superior

Leatherbag - Telephone Wire