Happy Monday everyone! RedGorilla is only TWO days away so pack your things and head to Austin, TX because this year is going to be the shit. We’ve got some of the country’s hottest independent music and we’re sharing it all with you FOR FREE!

In addition to FOUR full days of music we’ve got some really exciting parties, showcases, and special events taking place up and down 6th Street that you won’t want to miss.

Let’s start with Wednesday’s events.

3:30 pm Mad Dragon Records presents The Losw Anthem, Andrew Lipke& The Prospects, and Hoots and Hellmouth at the Thirsty Nickel. The showcase starts at 3:00 pm and will wrap up around 6:00 pm.

7:00 pm Also on Wednesday there will be an entire night of DJ’s, techno, and electronica at The Marq starting at 7:00 pm.

Thursday is packed with showcases all day long!

12:00 pm Play:stl will present Dan Craig, Rosemary’s Garden, Dear Future, and a special guest we can’t announce just yet. This showcase will start at noon and runs until 4 at The Chuggin’ Monkey.

12:00 pm Also on Thursday, Nina’s (Nuno’s Upstairs) will host the Naked Without Us fashion show, Nashville, Tenn.’s own version of Fashion Rocks. While some of the hottest fashions are taking the catwalk, there will be RedGorilla artists playing from noon to 4:00 pm and DJ’s spinning between sets. Bands playing during the show include Used Computers, Leslie, Sterling Y, Luna Halo, and The Hollywood Kills. DJ 12”, DJ Bo-pacalypse, and DJ Kidsmeal will also be spinning in between sets. Don’t miss this innovative combination of fashion and rock Thursday afternoon.

12:00 pm Thursday at the Blind Pig, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips presents Casxio, Queen Killing Kings, Iglu & Hartley, and a super secret special guest you’re going to love. The show will start at noon and runs until 4:00 pm.

4:00 pm Then at 4:00 pm Indie Extreme presents Quimi, Tracy Root, Matt Brower, Evangeline, and another secret guest that will be announced later on in the week.

4:00 pm Rounding out the night at Blind Pig, ABB Records presents the HOTTEST Hip/Hop showcase in Austin will a special lineup designed just for you.

7:00 pm At the Dizzy Rooster Thursday, Road to RedGorilla presents: Sunward, Airline, One Lone Car, Part Bear, and Your Electric Grandmother. This batch of Kansas City artists played hard on the Road to RedGorilla and now they’re here in Austin to share their music with you!

7:00 pm At The Marq Thursday there will be a full night of emcees and electronica courtesy of Dimensions of Sound. This showcase will feature DJ Platurn, 40 Love, Bayliens, DJ Eleven, Kev Choice, Keelay & Zaire, DJ J-Boogie, Trackademicks, DJ Amplive, Mistah FAB, Zion I & The Grouch, and of course, a special guest you’re sure to love.

Friday’s a busy day for RedGorilla. We’ve got several day parties, and showcases for you to check out in the morning and a late night-full of DJ’s.

12:00 pm Starting off the day right, Happy Salmon Productions presents Gabe Vitek & The Ivory at noon, followed by The Delta Saints and The Hollywood Ten down at Dizzy Rooster.

12:00 pm Paradise will host the Livin’ The Music showcase featuring special guests that will be announced later in the week.

12:00 pm Darwin’s Pub will host the UR Label Showcase from noon until 6:00 pm. For more information about the artists playing this showcase visit urlabel.net.

12:30-5:30 pm At Thirsty Nickel Old Flame Records will present The Winter Sounds, Mean Creek and Twin Tigers. We’ll kick off this event at 12:30 and keep it hot until 3:00 pm when Right Bank Music and DL Music jointly present their “Bands, BBQ, and Booze Showcase” Cody, Honey Ryder, and Bookmat feat. Taryn Mannning.

3:00 pm At 3:00 pm MJG Productions presents Speakeasy, Tim Palmieri, Javier Trejo, Roster McCabe, Heatbox, and White Iron Band, all at Nina’s (Nuno’s Upstairs). You’re going to love this set so don’t miss it.

4:00 pm Down at the Blind Pig, Broadjam presents Fedora, The Jimmy’s and The Motor Primitives for your listening pleasure. We’ll kick off this showcase at 4:00 pm and keep things rockin’ hard until 7:00 pm.

6:00 pm At 6:00 pm True North Records presents The John Henry’s followed by The Mojo Gurus over at The Chuggin’ Monkey.

6:30 pm Thirsty Nickel will host the North & South Party from 6:30 pm until midnight, Friday featuring RedRiot, The Sheepdogs, Painkiller Hotel, TELE, Luna Halo, and The Nods!

11:00 pm Also at Nina’s Emergenza will present Crossed Keys at 11:00 pm.

Finally, on Saturday there are a few showcases you’ve got to check out.

9:00 pm QUE Radio presents Carter Hickman and Paul Guevera starting at 9 pm!

11:00 pm Mike Pinder’s Bandwars Presents Kingsfall. This band is pure pop/rock with a grungy edge and a positive twist. You’ll love it, so make sure you check it out down at Paradise (upstairs).

Remember, there’s something for everyone at RedGorilla Music Fest. We feature the best and brightest in independent music from all over the world. There’s Pop, Rock, Punk, Ska, Hip/Hop, Cajun, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Country and everything in between. For a full schedule of RedGorilla artists visit redgorillamusic.com.

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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.

 

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

RedGorilla Looks Sunward

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