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Local rockers Poverty Branch will grace The Road to RedGorilla with their presence on January 10, 2009 in Orlando Fla. This quirky pop/rock group from sunny Orlando, celebrates the release of its album “All Systems Go!!” on December 6, and will have a montage of new material for Road To RedGorilla audiences. 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. Poverty Branch will join Mumpsy, XOXO and The Beauvilles at Will’s Pub in Orlando for the first Road To RedGorilla show of the New Year so don’t miss your chance to see four of Orlando’s finest on one stage. For more information about Poverty Branch visit http://www.myspace.com/povertybranch, and for more information about The Road To RedGorilla of The RedGorilla Music Festival in March 2009 visit http://www.redgorillamusic.com.

*Remember The RedGorilla Music Festival is still taking submissions for March 2009. Visit http://www.redgorillamusic.com for information on participation in the festival and submission guidelines.

myspacemasthead728by400The Beauvilles and their polished brand of pop/rock have been dominating the Orlando rock scene since 2004. Founding member Shawn Kyle and Craig Holmes have been working together since 2002, but The Beauvilles have seen their most recent success with the release of their latest LP Whispering Sin, which hit the streets this summer. Thanks to multiple nationwide tours, and appearances at the SXSW Music Festival, The Beauvilles have established themselves as a regional rock n roll powerhouse, and now they’re ready to share their energetic live show with you!

Come out to The Road To RedGorilla at Will’s Pub on January 10 for an earful of The Beauvilles with fellow Orlando rockers Mumpsy, XOXO and Poverty Branch, then, vote for your favorite band of the night right at the venue. The winner will be awarded a feature promotion package at the RedGorilla Music Festival, which takes place from March 18-21, 2009. An online vote will also be included for two weeks following the event. At the end of The Road, the band with the most overall votes (all cities included) will receive a spot on the RedGorilla Music Festival Compilation CD. Don’t miss this chance to see all four bands on one stage for just $7. Doors open at 8pm and the show will start at 9. For more information on The Beauvilles visit http://www.myspace.com/thebeauvilles. See you at the show!

*Don’t forget RedGorilla Music Festival is still taking submissions for the festival in March 2009. Visit http://www.redgorillamusic.com for more information on festival involvement and submission guidelines.

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With deep roots in Orlando, Fla., this energetic quintet is a mash up of the Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Ramones, and The Flaming Lips. The boys came together earlier this year and have been cranking out a slew of original material since. Their flawless renditions of funky indie-pop/rock tunes have sufficiently dazzled the Orlando area and now the band is ready to share them with you. Come out and see XOXO entertain the crowd at Will’s Pub in Orlando, Fla., on January 10, 2009. Conness Productions and NOTeNEF Promotions teamed up to invite XOXO, Mumpsy, The Beauvilles, and Poverty Branch. All bands will be featured at the 2009 RedGorilla Music Festival from March 18-21. And make sure to vote for your favorite band following the January 10 show. The winner will receive a feature promotional package at the festival, and at the end of The Road the band with the most votes collectively will win a spot on the RedGorilla Music Festival Compilation CD.

Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to catch four amazing rock bands on one stage for only $7! Doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 so bring your dancing shoes and get ready to have some fun.

*Don’t forget RedGorilla Music Festival is still taking submissions for the festival in March 2009. Visit http://www.redgorillamusic.com for more information on festival involvement and submission guidelines.

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This indie-pop/rock group from Orlando, Fla. Formed in 2005 and is ready to take their shiny brand of pop to the next level. Thanks to strong mid-60’s style melodies (Think, The Beatles) and the influential energy of the punk scene (Misfits, The Stooges) Mumpsy delivers a solidly original sound wrapped neatly in a pretty pop bow. Mumpsy will be sharing their talents on The Road To RedGorilla on January 10, 2009 at Will’s Pub in Orlando, Fla. They will be joined by fellow Florida rockers XOXO, The Beauvilles, and Poverty Branch and will be competing for a prime time spot on the RedGorilla Music Festival in March 2009. For more information on Mumpsy and their unique sound visit http://www.myspace.com/mumpsy, and for more information on involvement in The Road To RedGorilla or The RedGorilla Music Festival in March 2009 visit http://www.redgorillamusic.com.

*Don’t forget RedGorilla Music Festival is still taking submissions for the festival in March 2009. Visit http://www.redgorillamusic.com for more information on festival involvement and submission guidelines.

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.

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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)

 

Part Bear

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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.