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 One Lone Car who grabbed the venue vote last Saturday at the popular rock spot for emerging artists, Cicero’s. With the help of Playback:stl’s Laura Hamlett, the crowd was packed in for the event which featured King Thief, Dear Future, and of course, One Lone Car. 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. Be sure to vote for your favorite St. Louis artist online below or on their respective web portals.

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Congratulations to Poverty Branch for taking the Orlando vote at Will’s Pub last Saturday. All four artists who played are incredible bands, and the RedGorilla team is pumped to have them on board for the big festival in March.

Poverty Branch are high power pop rockers with strong vocals and solid musicianship. The quintet lists numerous influences from Pink Floyd to The Avett Brothers, and Coheed and Cambria, which are evident in their experimental, yet organic sound.

Check out Poverty Branch at the Dizzy Rooster on Thursday March 19th between 7pm-1am where all the venue winners from our five Road to RedGorilla events will be showcasing.

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

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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

Thanks to all those who came out and rocked the night away for 8 Off 8th! Road to RedGorilla packed Mercy Lounge with a power-house lineup of 8 Nashville bands that will represent the RedGorilla Music Fest this March in Austin. All the bands gave fantastic performances that kept the crowd grooving all night long. If you missed out last night, RedGorilla is giving you a second chance to discover some great new music. Follow the links and maybe even give your i-pod a holiday treat. Here’s the rundown. 

Road to RedGorilla Presents 8 off 8th

Road to RedGorilla Presents 8 off 8th

Taylor Begert

Braden Land

H-Beam

Space Capone

Parachute Musical

Disappointed by Candy

Lorien

HeyPenny

Thanks again to all the bands that represented RedGorilla last night!

Also a reminder that the deadline for submissions to the 2009 RedGorilla Music Fest is approaching fast. December 31st is the last day to turn in submissions. Bands looking to play Austin, Tx this March can find more information at www. redgorillamusic.com.

 

Orlando ArtistsThe Road to RedGorilla continues in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, January 10, 2009.  The showcase will be held at Will’s Pub and will feature local Orlando bands Mumpsy, XOXO, Poverty Branch, and The Beauvilles and starts at 9 pm, doors open at 8 pm.  For just $7 you can feast your ears on the best in Orlando-based indie-rock, all thanks to your friends at The Road to RedGorilla.  Each band playing the showcase can also be seen this spring at the RedGorilla Music Festival in Austin, TX from March 18-21. 

With that in mind, The Road to RedGorilla has partnered with Flyfi.com to launch an online voting application, and would like to invite fans to vote for their favorite Orlando band on http://redgorillamusic.com following the January showcase.  Polls will be open for two weeks following each showcase, and at the end of those two weeks the band with the most votes will be rewarded with a featured promotional package at the festival in March.  At the end of The Road to RedGorilla, the band with the most overall votes (from all cities) will win a spot on the RedGorilla Music Festival compilation CD.

 

RedGorilla Music Festival is still taking submissions!  For more information on involvement in The Road to RedGorilla or RedGorilla Music Festival visit http://redgorillamusic.com or contact us at Info@regorillamusic.com.

 

Who: Mumpsy, XOXO, The Beauvilles and Poverty Branch
What: Ride The Road to RedGorilla
When: January 10, 2008
Doors at 8 pm/Show at 9 pm
Where: Will’s Pub—1040 N Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL
(407) 898-5070

Cover: $7 / 18+

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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.