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.

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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.

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)

 

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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!

MAKING MOVIES


 

Buenos Dias mi amigos!  There’s nothing better than a dash of spicy Latin music to brighten your day, and MAKING MOVIES wants to be the one to bring it to you.

With the release of their latest album “Tierra Firme” the Kansas City-based trio delivers just that, a quirky array of Latin/Pop-Rock tunes in both English AND Spanish.  That’s right folks the first five songs on the record are performed in English and the second set of five are performed in Spanish.  Perfect for all you bi-lingual indie-rockers out there.  MAKING MOVIES calls their latest release, “a mix of The Police and Santana” and says the inspiration for the record came from, “personal emotions and experiences, along with [Latin] heritage. The record is definitely based around the idea of conquest in Latin culture.”

As MAKING MOVIES begins that conquest, they draw on business-savvy backgrounds, and years of experience in the industry to catapult them to success.  “The goal is to get our music to the most people possible,” said singer/guitarist Enrique Chi and with their eclectic sound and impressive bi-lingual repertoire, MAKING MOVIES is well on their way.

 

Don’t miss MAKING MOVIES with Pomeroy and Your Electric Grandmother, at The Road to RedGorilla showcase at Jerry’s Bait Shop in Kansas City, MO.  Visit http://www.jerrysbaitshop.net/ for show times and ticket information.

 

Peace.

If you’ve not already met, let us introduce you to POMEROY!

 

Since the spring of 1999 when they released their first album “Inside the Shine,” Pomeroy has taken the Midwest by storm, crooning fans with their slick pop melodies, grungy hooks, and smooth R&B flare.  The band’s first single “Robo Flow”—a staple on Midwest radio—created quite a buzz around the five-some and ultimately lead to a barrage of inquiries from various majors and indies.  Refusing to squeeze into the mainstream mold, however, Pomeroy decided to take the high road, perfecting their live shows and honing a unique sound that rivals the likes of Maroon 5.

 

Over the years Pomeroy released two more records, “Cocoon Club” in 2001, and “Blue Note” in 2005.  Both were incredibly well received and instrumental in developing the timeless, reflective quality that can be found on the band’s latest release “A New Reflection.”

 

Pomeroy says, “This album has become much more than just 11 songs on a CD.  It has become the battle cry behind this bands evolution.  It is the axis around which Pomeroy now spins and has ultimately let to our creative rebirth.  It is fresh, it is different, and it is the best collective work of art we have ever produced.”

 

It’s quite a bold statement for any band to make, but Pomeroy is ready to back it up, and they’re ready for you to be a witness.  Come out to The Road to RedGorilla showcase for the complete Pomeroy experience, and visit your iTunes music store to download the latest from Pomeroy, “The Beat Goes On.”