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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!

http://www.redgorillamusic.com

Our new website should go live within the next few days 🙂  Our good friends at Strategic Blend are designing the new site and we hope you are as impressed as we are…  Look for a special announcement or two in the coming week, including some BIG news for ReverbNation artists.

 

"Dick In My Hand" Guy Outside Paradis

"Dick In My Hand" Guy Outside Paradise

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?!

 

 

 

Festival Director Kelly Shows Off Irish Pride

Event Coordinator Kelly Shows Off Irish Pride

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!  

 

img_3393Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls, hosted a pillow fight on 6th Street Wednesday.  No pedestrians were harmed.

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Feathers flew and pillow fighters took out their anger and aggression in a safe and fun way.

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One of our many RedGorilla artists rocking out at Darwin’s Pub.

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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!

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The Effects school Austin in rock ‘n roll during the RedGorilla Post Party Sunday night.

Come on down to Nuno’s to hear some stellar tunes from Australias own Fox Fagan! It may be just him on stage but this guy know how to own it!

 

Fox Fagan Plays Nuno's

Fox Fagan Plays Nuno's

 

 
His voice is perfection and he’ll have you singing his tunes long after you leave!

If you hurry you can catch the majority of his set…a.k.a he jus started so get yur ass down here! Come by the back right table, find Alex, let me know what you think of the tunes you hear, and we’ll get your opinions up on our blog. Right now you can catch a tune about relationships gone wrong and break ups that seem to be never ending. Fox wrote this song after a buddy of his broke up with a girl that took a heavy toll on him. Fox, being the friend he is, went on a week-long drinking binge with his friend…for sympathy of course…and this song was the result. Check out ”Brothers” on iTunes now!

If you have a free second try to check out Fox’s myspace or look him up on iTunes because he is definitely one to watch at this year’s festival.

Fox’s set is only getting better as it progresses. A mellow moody tune called ”Going Under” was just played. I would definitel recommend it if you like RadioHead, Butch Walker or The Early November.

 

Fox Fagan At RedGorilla

Fox Fagan At RedGorilla

 

 
If you missed his set this afternoon, you can catch him again on Saturday at noon over at the Thirsty Nickel!

Jessica Campbell’s set at Thirsty Nickel was amazing!

Now were down at Paradise soaking up some heartfelt tunes by the talented Brent Shuttleworth. This guy is also playin again tonight at 6 pm but if u get a chance come down and hear his set now! His voice is so unique and these tunes are really catchy. If you’re in the mood for some addictive pop/rock make sure you check him out during this years festival!

The Thirsty Nickel rounded out the night perfectly with the punk/indie-rock sensation Danger Is My Middle Name.  There’s not much I can say about this band except that they are AMAZING live.  They sound like a pop-infused SUM 41, and give off an incredible energy many bands strive for, but seldom achieve. 

Danger started their set strong and ended on the same intense note with a rock-ballad of sorts that brought me back to my adolescent punk-rock days.  Just sitting and listening to this band made me want to party the night away! 

If you missed Danger Is My Middle Name’s set, make sure you check out their MySpace for a preview of their tunes, and the opportunity to purchase music directly from the artist.

Canadian rock duo Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS) brought their high energy rock to RedGorilla Music Fest Wednesday, complete with homemade beats and a grungy edge, giving everyone a taste of what it would be like if Nirvana went to a rave.

It’s no surprise that there are thousands, probably millions of independent bands in the US alone.  They record in their basements or garages, tour on meager merch sales, and survive purely on adrenaline.  Most of them will never make a dent in the mainstream rock market, but every now and then a band comes along that possesses enough talent and drive (the combination is key) to take them straight to the top.  Case and point: USS.

You may not be familiar with USS yet, but these guys have been enjoying great success in Canada thanks to heavy radio rotation and a never-ending desire to create something completely unique.  With the help of their trusty MacBooks, USS has been creating Nirvana inspired indie-rock laced with infectious beats and energy to boot, for years.  Now, with intuition to guide them, USS is embarking on the ride of their life: the release of their upcoming album, and an exciting tour to follow.

The journey to the top of the Canadian charts was surprisingly organic.  It began with Ash’s desire for something he had never heard before.  After swaping his electric guitar for a new MacBook—the first computer he had ever used in his life, mind you—Ash paired up with his artistic counterpart.  The evolution of the duo’s thoughts and desires came to fruition in the bass-heavy sound that can be heard on the band’s new record Questamation which is currently on iTunes, and will hit stores soon.

Interestingly enough USS has recorded, produced, marketed, promoted, and distributed their music without any help from a label.  They’ve also been fortunate enough to grow a significant following without falling victim to mainstream media, bypassing the hoops of fire most new artists are forced to jump through to secure radio play.  Instead, USS’s music has spoken for itself.  The synth-pop and grunge-inspired rock that defines them has risen above the masses of indie music as some of the freshest, most promising tunes on the radio.  Here’s to USS and their incredibly unique brand of indie-rock.  If you missed this band on Wednesday, you should be ashamed of yourself.  Trust me—you want to get to know this band because they’re coming your way.  It’s only a matter of time before they’re dominating radio and the tour circuit here in the states, and when they do all I can say is “I told you so!” 

Check out a second special performance by USS Thursday at RedGorilla!

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