In the interest of saving time and keeping everything in one place I am moving this blog over to the HOME page of RedGorilla website. Please come visit us there. And just when I was getting pretty good at putting things here… Thanks!
August 28, 2009
August 27, 2009
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Thanks to our good friends at Strategic Blend we are live and look better than ever. There are some new announcements coming in the next few weeks, too… Look for text messaging alerts/news, more regional Road To RedGorilla events, special treats for ReverbNation artists, and more.
For now… Go check out the new site and let us know your thoughts: RedGorilla site
August 22, 2009
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March 25, 2009
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This guy was standing outside Paradise singing a song I couldn’t help but laugh at. The lyric was, “I spend monday, with my dick in my hand/tuesday, with my dick in my hand/wednesday, with my dick in my hand…” I’m sure you can guess the rest. Keep Austin Weird Right?!
St. Patty’s Day is always a blast, and it was even better this year because we got to celebrate RedGorilla at the same time!
Feathers flew and pillow fighters took out their anger and aggression in a safe and fun way.
One of our many RedGorilla artists rocking out at Darwin’s Pub.
Assistant Event Coordinator and head of Artist Relations, Mare, and Market Researcher, Whitney show some love to Vitamin Water for their generous donation to the festival. Especially during all those hot days, we really appreciated it and all our bands did too!
The Effects school Austin in rock ‘n roll during the RedGorilla Post Party Sunday night.
March 23, 2009
Saturday at RedGorilla was absolutely incredible! Besides some fabulously warm weather there were dozens of artists rockin’ 6th St. all day long. I started my day off at the Chuggin’ Monkey with a little hip/rock from Mike’s Pawn Shop. Their combination of garage-punk and guitar-laced hip/hop had people pouring in from the street and instantly rockin’ out. Thanks to Mike’s for coming to Austin for RedGorilla, it was an awesome set.
I also caught Mumpsy & The Street Corner Champs at Nina’s. They played a solid set that started off strong with heavy guitars, and plenty of them. Street Corner Champs definitely love to play and you can see it in the way they move on stage. It was great to have these guys on the festival this year.
Dizzy Balloon & The Matches played the Blind Pig. Despite the heat people packed out the patio for both sets Dizzy Balloon played a short set of favorites like “Chinatown” and “Raise A Glass” and The Matches entertained with their usual combination of quirky attitude and infectious melodies.
One of the highlights of my day was Flight 409’s set at Darwin’s Pub. I fell in love with this band right away! Their alternative edge and strong vocals mimic The Used and Saosin, who they’re recently had the opportunity to tour with. People poured into Darwin’s Pub the second they started playing and hung around the front windows to check out their set. This five-piece from Fresno, CA brought an intense energy to Darwin’s laid-back bar crowd, and everyone seemed to love their set. Hopefully you got the check out some of their set because it was amazing.
The last big hoorah of the night came courtesy of AutoVaughn, who put on an amazing set at The Chuggin’ Monkey. They played a slew of new material, intertwined with old classics like “Cycles,” and the set closer, “Hell Of A Place” which brought down the house. It was the perfect way to end the night: the perfect little set with all the basics and new a bunch of soon-to-be favorites.
Hopefully everyone got to check out some great shows today! This has been a fantastic week full of great music, and great people in a great city. Everyone’s sets Saturday were fantastic! I couldn’t have asked for a better block of shows.
Special thanks to all the bands who played this year’s festival. Without you, RedGorilla would be just another music festival…and that would be boring.
If you’re still around Sunday, RedGorilla will be hosting a post-party at Darwin’s Pub at 9:00 pm. There will be live music from special guests, including The Effects, and THERE IS NO COVER! Come out and celebrate the success of this year’s festival and listen to one more round of fantastic independent music.
March 20, 2009
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What’s up world?! This is your official RedGorilla update for Friday, March 20.
The Hollywood Kills are about to take the stage at the Chuggin’ monkey, followed by Nashville’s own AutoVaughn and then a special guest appearance from Oakland, Cali rockers The Matches!!! All these guys rock incredibly hard so come on down and check it out!
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March 20, 2009
Paradise hosted sultry songstress Selena Garcia this afternoon at 4:00 pm. It’s a shame there weren’t more people packed into the venue because this girl is amazing! As pop princesses go she may be the most down to earth, real girl—she even shared a story about how she got in a bar fight (it wasn’t her doing) the night before. This girl has one of the most original, radio ready voices I’ve heard in a long time. She favors Sara Bareilles, with an Amy Winehouse flare that really hooks you in and keeps you wanting more. Her tunes are sweet, but not too sugary and she seems completely organic and comfortable on stage. This must be the day for female singer/songwriters (see our Jessica Campbell post from earlier) because Selena kept things going even when the bar was empty. About three songs in, people started to flow into the venue, inquiring about her set and watching intently. Highlights of her set include the performance of “Don’t Worry It’s Not Love,” the title track off her new EP, which just hit streets in December. It reminds me of Sara Bareilles’ “Come Round Soon” with heavy moody keys and a bass line that will have you tapping your toes right away. She finished her set with an song titled “Highway,” laced with bluesy inflections and driven by delicate keys.
There’s absolutely nothing negative I can say about Selena. Her voice is magnificent, and her set brought a much-needed energy to Paradise. If you missed Selena’s set Thursday check out her MySpace for a preview of tunes, a full list of upcoming shows and complete contact information.