November 2008


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Congratulations to Your Electric Grandmother for winning the fan favorite vote at Saturday’s Road to RedGorilla! Your Electric Grandmother hails from Kansas City, MO where the showcase was held, and began their musical journey as the house band for KC’s Lee’s Summit. After covering everything from Lionel Richie to Tool, Your Electric Grandmother decided to take their dreams a step further, writing and recording all original material for the upcoming album slated for release on December 27th. The band won over fans with a new original fresh from the studio, and will receive extra promotions at the RedGorilla Music Fest in March of 2009.

Road to RedGorilla would also like to thank Pomeroy and Making Movies who helped to pack the house Saturday. All three bands delivered stellar performances, and will be featured on the festival in March.

Also, RedGorilla has partnered with Flyfi.com to launch an online voting application that is now up and running.  Be sure to check in at RedGorillaMusic.com and vote for your favorite band of the night after each stop of the Road to RedGorilla. Following each showcase, fans will have two weeks to stop by the website and cast their votes. For each show, the band with the highest number of votes will win a primetime spot at the RedGorilla Music Festival March 18-21 in Austin, Texas. Additionally, the band with the highest number of votes collectively (all cities included) will win a spot on the RedGorilla Music Festival compilation CD. Fans can vote as often as possible so head to RedGorillaMusic.com and support your favorite band now!

*RedGorilla Music Festival is still taking submission for the events in March. Visit http://www.RedGorillaMusic.com for more information on submission guidelines.

 

Support your favorite band!

Support your favorite band!

Road to RedGorilla is getting pumped about the team’s trip to Dallas, TX. We are working hard and are proud to present a studded line-up of our favorite independent artists who have already been confirmed to appear at the 2009 festival in March! Airline, Sunward and Hendrick will be taking the stage and rockin’ at Club Dada on Dec. 13, 2008. Make sure to come out and support your favorite band as the winner will be one step closer to a hefty RedGorilla Music Festival prize package. The winning band has a chance for a featured showcasing spot at the 2009 RedGorilla Music Festival, a feature write up in the festival program guide and a spot on the festival compilation CD. However, the only way your band can win  is if you show up and vote! 

The show starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover. For more information or involvement in The Road To RedGorilla or RedGorilla Music Festival, visit www.redgorillamusic.com or contact us atInfo@RedGorillaMusic.com.

Now imagine a drum roll in your head as you scroll down and introduce yourself to the bands…..

 

 

Airline Prepares to Take Flight

AirlineWhile they have been compared sonically to the Kinks, The Police, and Pink Floyd, Dallas-based Airline is anything but a throwback.  Ranging from pensive to explosive, their sound is the sum of the creative tension between four opinionated musicians.

The band hammers away at each song until the arrangement is taut and visceral.   “We don’t quite fit the slacker image of just jamming away in the garage.  We’ve been known to argue over the placement of one bass note or chord voicing.  But when the song finally clicks, we all know it,” explains Airline.

Catch Airline’s performance at Road to RedGorilla’s Dallas Regional Showcase and pick up the band’s new 

debut LP, Farewell Republica. Check out Airline’s music at www.myspace.com/airlinemusic

 

Sunward

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Merging melodic song craft with psychedelically infused sounds, Sunwards music moves in a refreshing direction somewhere between indie-pop and space rock. While their compositions are steeped in lush, heady audioscapes painted by atmospheric violin, guitar and synthesizers, Sunward never abandons the most important element of a rock song, the melody.

Sunward’s style is a quirky retro-pop that is both cerebral and catchy.Sunward recently released their full-length album entitled, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Horses,”

Sunward will be rocking Club Data for Road to RedGorilla. Check out the tunes at www.myspace.com/sunward


Hendrick Bring Energetic Sound to Road to RedGorilla

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Hendrick is a group of 6 unique individuals that have come together to create an energetic power-pop sound that is sure to get you grooving on your feet.

Their experimental brit-pop-rock songs combine multiple guitars, piano, bass, drums and powerful vocals and create a giant wall of sound.

With influences such as The Flaming Lips, Radiohead and Built to Spill Hendrick will appeals to all who love music. 

Hendrick will bring their explosive music to the Road to Red Gorilla Stage on December 13. Listen to their tunes at www.myspace.com/hendrickmusic

 

 

 

The show starts a 9 p.m. Get yourself out to Club Dada to support your favorite band and discover some great new music! See ya there!

– Your trustee Road to RedGorilla Team

 

 

December 6th - Athens, GA

December 6th - Athens, GA

Attention Athens, GA! The Road to RedGorilla is headed your way, and we’re bringing some stellar music with us! Road to RedGorilla will be at Tasty World in Athens, GA on December 6 2008. The Winter Sounds, Part Bear and Sonia Leigh will be  representing RedGorilla Music Fest as they will be playing the Austin festival in March & competing for a feature showcase, opportunity for track on the fest’s compilation cd, and feature write-up in festival’s program guide. Because the winner will be decided by the fans everyone needs to come show their support for all three bands, scream your little hearts out, and cast your written vote for your favorite performer.

The show starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover. For more information or involvement in The Road To RedGorilla or RedGorilla Music Festival, visit www.redgorillamusic.com or contact us at Info@RedGorillaMusic.com.

Now a little something about the bands you’ll be hearing in Athens, GA.

(We don’t play favorites people these are in no particular order)

 

Part Bear

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This trio from Athens will have you tapping your toes for sure! Their blend of indie rock and polished pop has won them a local following and regional tour success.

“The name Part Bear is a reference to our music…and I’m hairy,” says singer and guitarist Gray Griggs. “We are a good ole’ rock band … nothing too fancy. We’re just in it to win it.”

Part Bear’s live energetic shows, and charisma on stage is just one of the reason’s they have been invited to perform at next year’s RedGorilla Music Fest.  Their extra promotional tools and feature showcase slot, my friends, is up to you.

Don’t miss Part Bear at Tasty World in Athens on December 6! To hear those tunes visit them at http://www.myspace.com/partbear

 

 


 

 

The Winter Sounds

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With an incredible tour history behind them, The Winter Sounds are the perfect example of a DIY band looking to make it big. The four-piece came to be in January of 2006 as a way for singer/songwriter Patrick Keenan to document his ideas. As time progressed the group decided to take their sound on the road, perfecting each riff, chord, and melody until landing a deal with indie label Livewire Recordings.

The freshman effort, Porcelain Empire, encompasses “the sound of all season, evoking every shimmering, driving, melodic and melancholic cornerstone of the last two decades of indie rock.” (Heeb Magazine) By infusing elements of new wave, punk, and synth pop into their carefully crafted and lyrically inspiring songs to create a wholly new sound.

This summer The Winter Sounds released their second studio album, Pinebox, complete with an international tour to promote the record. As part of that tour, The Winter Sounds have agreed to grace us with their presence at this year’s Road to RedGorilla showcase in Athens, GA. Visit http://www.thewintersounds.com/music for more information of The Winter Sounds and a complete list of tour dates and music.

Sonia Leigh

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Sonia Leigh is a singer/songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Her gritty vocals and poetically compelling lyrics, grab her listeners with raw honesty and primal emotion. Leigh brings an electrifying excitement to the stage with her unbridled passion and rebellious charm as she easily and immediately establishes a bond with her audience through the sincerity of her haunting voice. Coupled with soulful lyrics, excellent musicianship and sultry appearance, there’s no denying Leigh’s talent and poise as an independent artist today.

Drawing on influences such as Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Melissa Etheridge, The Cure, Everclear, and even Tupac, Leigh released “Run or Surrender” in 2007. Now, Sonia Leigh wants to share her talents and passions with you!

Check out Sonia Leigh on the Road to RedGorilla’s Athens, GA stop o December 6 and help her receive a featured track on the RedGorilla Compilation CD, Outside the Box Vol. 3

To listen to Sonia Leigh please visit: http://www.myspace.com/sonialeigh

 

 

This event is scheduled to start at 9pm.  Be there.

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As the house band for Lenexa in Kansas City, MO, Your Electric Grandmother was known as The Stolen Winnebagos. Under that alias they covered everything from Lionel Richie to Tool keeping the place packed and the crowd happy. These days, the trio is keeping things interesting by writing and performing all original tunes.

Their upcoming debut release will feature a strong progressive rock influence and experimental tendencies, qualities that have shaped the groups sound, and been instrumental in the success these boys have garnered.

Your Electric Grandmother will showcase their new sound on November 22, 2008 at Jerry’s Bait Shop as part of The Road To RedGorilla so don’t miss it. This eclectic pop-rock is sure to please, and ready for action. Preview tunes by Your Electric Grandmother at myspace.com/yourelectricgrandmother and get your tickets for The Road to RedGorilla in Kansas City, MO today!

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