Road to RedGorilla


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The 2009 RedGorilla Music Festival is invading Austin in full force this March, releasing an incredible line-up of 350 artists representing the best in independent and emerging music.

Company day parties include showcases for UR Label, Right Bank Music, BroadJam.com, Indie Extreme, Old Flame Records, Mad Dragon Records, PLAY:stl Music Festival, Manatt, KMA Management, True North Records, Happy Salmon Productions, and more

The 2009 RedGorilla Music Festival will take place March 18-21 in the heart of downtown Austin on 6th street. Shows in participating RedGorilla venues are free and open to the public, bringing music lovers together to see, hear and experience the best in new and emerging musical talent.

 

The RedGorilla Music Festival is dedicated to promoting up-and-coming music in all genres by helping independent artists gain exposure to and awareness of industry, performance, product, and strategic marketing opportunities. Over the last six years, RedGorilla has grown immensely, working to provide more festival and showcasing opportunities for independent artists.

By late 2009 RedGorilla plans to expand to 15 international and national markets with programs such as Road To RedGorilla and partnerships with OurStage, ReverbNation and Flyfi.com.

The 2009 RedGorilla Music Festival is also excited to have Vitamin Water, Skope Magazine, InTune Guitar Picks, Royal Flush Magazine, Po Boy Drums, Nimbit, Moog, WeAreListening.com, Tinderbox Radio, Shure Microphones, Jakprints, Onlinegigs.com, Dickies Yak Pak, and TexasBeerMaps.com for their sponsorship support.

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Hold tight, music lovers! The RedGorilla team has been busy listening, and the 2009 line-up is on it’s way. Until then…

That’s right, folks. Kansas City’s funky pop rockers Pomeroy have scooped up the most votes from the Road to RedGorilla online contest sponsored by Flyfi.com. Road to RedGorilla’s first stop in ’08 was at Jerry’s Bait Shop in Kansas City where Pomeroy, Making Movies, and Your Electric Grand Mother showcased to represent RedGorilla Music Fest official artists for 2009. Following the show, each artist was uploaded into the Flyfi.com Voting Player and votes continued for 2 weeks following their showcase. The contest included other Road to RedGorilla artists in cities such as Dallas, St. Louis, Orlando, and Athens, GA.

 
Congratulations Pomeroy! Can’t wait to hear your track on the official RedGorilla Music Fest compilation cd, Outside the Box vol.3

 

If you an artist interested in participating in the 2009 RedGorilla Music Fest compilation cd, please email Mare Camuso, mare{at}redgorillamusic.com.

Next weekend, the Road to RedGorilla team is making it’s way back to the midwest for the last Road to RedGorilla before the official event in March.  With three more incredible bands that have already been selected to play in March, the night will be full of rocknroll.  Let’s meet our artists:

Indie Rock

Indie Rock

One Lone Car: their debut CD, Variety Hour, was an upbeat swirl of sounds and schemes, the new disc shows a depth, a maturity to the St. Louis-based quartet’s songwriting and arranging. One Lone Car is Aaron Kellim (vocals, guitar, piano) ,Michael Hickey (bass), Neal Klein (guitar) and Andy Herrin (drums). One Lone Car has been together just a couple of years; its members are largely self-taught. North, South’s 11 songs (10 officially, plus one hidden track) were recorded at Gin Blossoms’ frontman Robin Wilson’s Uranus Studios and engineered by Jamie Woolford (Gin Blossoms, The Actual). The Gin Blossoms’ connection is one that bears repeating: One day, Andy left a message at Uranus Studios and Robin happened to hear it. He listened to the music on MySpace, liked it and called Andy back. Robin soon became one of the band’s biggest fans, inviting one Lone Car to open for his reunited Gin Blossoms last fall, and again this spring. Yet this connection with their idols should not overshadow One Lone Car’s sheer talent, their songs’ simple brilliance. Combining passion and melodrama, One Lone Car craft rich soundscapes punctuated by witty pop hooks and haunting, heartfelt lyrics. There’s a theatrical-ness, both to the songs and the live performance. Don’t be lonely, listen to One Lone Car here

Rock

Rock

King Thief: King Thief, the unassuming quintet from the cobblestone streets of St. Louis, is the harbinger of a burgeoning new sound: pop cabaret. Fusing together sonic bits of new wave, punk, rock, pop, classical, and smartly wrapping it up with a sincere thespian’s flair, King Thief is poised to expand their success on a national level. The group has created a roar for themselves in their oft-overlooked hometown. A thousand people showed up to the release of their previous album, Maya, which sold just as many copies. Radio spins from across the country, a growing European and collegiate fan base; and their time opening shows for groups such as Breaking Benjamin, Story of the Year, and Mourningside, to name a few, all contribute to King Thief’s momentum. While King Thief is onstage the floor before them is a forest of arms, fists pumping like pistons to their infectious rhythms, voices singing along with that of Brooks Bracken, King Thief’s dynamic impresario. King Thief’s music is a dramatic play upon rock, less pretentious than the 70s operas, less formulaic than their pop compatriots. Be the king of music, check out King Thief now.

Indie Rock

Indie Rock

Dear Future:

More than a sum of its parts, Dear Future is a band united. “The majority of our music is written collectively,” explains Brandon. “Because of this, we are able to explore everyone’s ideas within each song.” Thematically, the songs express dissatisfaction with the state of our society and the way we react to its problems, both as a society and as individuals. “Lyrically, it’s a challenge to make sure each song is relevant and says something real, instead of having stereotypical lines for the sake of lyrics.” Together since 2006, Dear Future has already garnered fans nationwide, thanks to an aggressive touring schedule and festival appearances: ten tours in two-and-a-half years, each of them averaging two weeks at a time. The band has shared the stage with such acts as Dear and the Headlights, Motion City Soundtrack, House of Heroes and Relient K. Listen forward and check out Dear Future

The Road to RedGorilla event happens at Cicero’s in University City on Saturday January 17th.  Come down and support your favorite artist, and help them secure a featured promotional package in Austin, TX this coming March.

Just an fyi:  RedGorilla submissions end on January 15th, 2009 –  if you are interested in having the chance to showcase in Austin submit now at http://www.redgorillamusic.com

 

Airline takes Club Dada vote!

Airline takes Club Dada vote! Photo © Trey Kazee

Congratulations to Dallas-based indie rockers Airline as they took the venue vote last Saturday.  The Road to RedGorilla showcase happened in Deep Ellum’s 20-year music venue staple, Club Dada.  With the help of John Solis and Method Entertainment, the night was a rockin’ success.  Sunward, Hendrick, and Airline all represented RedGorilla as they have already been chosen for the 2009 festival.  With uniquely different sounds, the votes were extremely close all the way up to the closing of the voting booth.  

Airline’s music has been described as “indie rock that avoids pretension or complication with tunes clean, catchy and compelling.”  The Dallas Observer describes Airline’s debut release Farewell Republica as “detailed, dramatic and not a little dense, this is local music of rare insight, by a band demanding a following.” After witnessing Airline’s live performance on Saturday night, it is apparent the guys have the ability to bring their recorded material to the stage.  If you simply can’t wait until RedGorilla Music Fest in March to check Airline out visit their myspace page for music at http://www.myspace.com/airlinemusic

Online votes for the Dallas artists will run until December 30.  Vote for your favorite artist at http://contest.flyfi.com/redgorilla08/vote/ and click on Dallas to vote.

 

NOTeNEF Promotions presents King Thief, One Lone Car, & Dear Future

NOTeNEF Promotions presents King Thief, One Lone Car, & Dear Future

Details on artists coming soon….

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