September 30, 2005
Hey everybody! Uncle Mitchy and the Swindles here to let you know that yes, you HAVE been missing us and YES, you are in need of a Swindles fix! We are also displeased to announce that you are sadly behind in your consumption of an old friend. Call him what you will.. booze, canned heat, cocktails, ethanol, firewater, hard stuff, hootch, intoxicant, liquor, methanol, moonshine, oil, palliative, red-eye, rotgut, sauce, spirits, tipple, toddy, that demon alcohol.. just remember he misses you! So bring your little pink liver to the river, order a dialysis machine and pack up the kids for the Humble Time Freakin' Festival. It has been a goal of ours to play a gig where someone would actually be letting their freak flag fly and this might be the day our dreams come to fruition. I hope you get to be there with us this Saturday at the Goodtime Campground, 9300 River Road, New Braunfels, Texas, just down stream from the 3rd River Crossing. If you need to call them: 830-964-3790.
New Record On The Horizon!
We are currently working on a few albums and hope to have them out soon. One is a live Taco Land show which will also feature a DVD from various evenings. If you have any footage you want included please contact us. Also on the horizon is a new studio album that we have been working with Ronnie Morales on for the last 6 months. Release date should be around early 2008. It features all our favorite San Antonio-Soul-Country Swindle material that we don't always get to play live. We are also going into the 3rd pressing of "Drunk For Your Amusement" which means we have lost, given away, and sold over 4000 copies of that cd. Not bad for a little bitty band from San Antonio with no nothing about nothing going for them. Also available soon will be an official version of the "Live New Years Day" bootleg cd. You won't have to wait for Uncle Mitchy to burn a cd for you any more.
September 29, 2005
Greetings to all our ALTER EGO-maniacs!
OK, let me tell you, I am seriously JONESING to get out and play again! As much as we enjoyed the weekend off, I get kinda antsy if I don't play at least once a week! I did have the opportunity to catch the My Chemical Romance concert last week, and I was extremely impressed by this up-and-coming band. One of the best live shows I've seen in years!
But I'm not writing to you to give you a concert review!
ALTER EGO is back on the scene this weekend at two of our favorite places to play. On FRIDAY, Sept. 30, we hit the Southsi-i-i-ide to play at THE TRAP, 4711 PECAN VALLEY (just off E. Southcross), beginning at 9:30 p.m. If you attended our last show there, you knew we had some technical problems that forced us to end the show early. We intend on making up for that, and then some, by ripping the roof off that place this week!
On SATURDAY, OCT. 1, we're up on the Northeast Side at HOOLIGAN'S, 13920 I-35N, next to the Live Oak Cinema, just off Pat Booker Road and Loop 1604. We had a GREAT time last time we were there, and we're booked for that location and the I-10 location throughout October and November. Both locations are a great place to hang out, get some excellent food, great drinks and party to some great music! We start at 9:30 p.m.
We're continiously picking up new gigs, like Click's Billiard, the Q Bar and Wise Guys, and are already booking into December. It's thanks to YOU, our friends and extended family, that we are able to enjoy continuing success. Thank you, one and all, on behalf of Bruce, Paul, Tony and myself, for supporting ALTER EGO and the San Antonio music scene.
We’re back on track this week after taking last week off. Here’s the schedule:
Tomorrow, Sept. 30 @ 8pm
Austin Street Live
111 N. Austin Street
Saturday, Oct. 1st @ 7:30pm
Blue Cactus Café
San Antonio, Texas
I’m happy to announce we are throwing our Dallas area Alternate Frequency CD-release party on Monday, November 21, 2005 at the legendary Adair’s Saloon in Deep Ellum. The show is free and it starts early at 7pm. Mark your calendars and tell your friends! There’s limited room at this event, so we suggest you get there early. We’ll be releasing more info on the party as the date nears.
We will be at Crabby Jack's (N. 281 near Thousand Oaks) this Friday (9/30) at 10pm. There's always no cover at Crabby's with great seafood and drinks. The party should be going all night long so come and check us out!
51 ACRES will be celebrating their 100th show next Friday (10/07) at ReBar. It should be a great evening with plenty of special guests. We will be professionally recording the show and plan to release it in just a few weeks. So please come on out and be heard on the live album and be a part of Acres history!!!
September 27, 2005
Interview with the Booker Part II
I interviewed some booking agents for clubs for my Book Get Your Band Out of the Basement (and keep them out of the asylum available at www.musicianlibrary.com ) Recently I was at a club called Wilberts in Cleveland (www.wilbertsmusic.com ) and I got to talking with the owner (who also books the bands). He has been booking local and national acts for more than 23 years (he started when he was in high school). As I have said before, most club owners think alike. Mike Miller was very cool. Here is a summary of the conversation:
Dave: I always tell people to work WITH a club owner not FOR them.
Mike: Its a joint effort. If it doesnt work out for either of us, there is no point. When I book a club I give them a list of press contacts because I expect them to work just as hard as I do. The writers and radio people dont want to hear from me all the time. They like to hear from the artists themselves.
Dave: So what kind of press list?
Mike: College emails, newspapers, stuff like that. We are all in it together. The artist is as much an employee as the waitress or bartender. We all want to make it work, and have fun doing it. Its all rock and roll, but youve got have the business sense to it as well. Youve got to cover the bottom line.
Dave: When a band contacts you and they want to play your club, what are some of the things they do that drive you nuts?
Mike: When I get a press kit in the mail and there is no return phone number.
Dave: People do that!?
Mike. Oh yeah, or they dont put the phone number on their disc. I usually listen to these in the car, and it might get mixed in with 50 other discs. If that number is not on the disc, I wont remember it. I listen to too many. Right now I really like EPKs (electronic Press Kits). If I can go and download something, then if I like what I hear I will do whatever I can to make it work out. The first thing I do in the morning is check my messages, and I check my emails. The LAST thing I do is check the mail. Thats where all the bills come from. Sonicbids.com seems to be a good thing and well organized. If I go there and I like it then I might ask for a press kit. That should include a bio, a CD, and posters. These days I dont need pictures cause I go to their website and download them. I guess you need a website as well. You need those things. It makes it easier to get press.
Dave: How many strikes does a band get before they are not asked back?
Mike: (thinks) one. Twenty if I like them. It depends on if we get along. If I think theyre musically really good, Ill get behind them. I have a band Ive booked for 23 years.
Dave: Thats cool a lot of club owners its all about the bottom line.
Mike: Dont get me wrong IT IS. But I think you have to love music to be in this business. You would get burned out.
Dave: What are some of the stupid things bands do at a gig?
Mike: Trying to run a tab and walking out on it.
Dave: Thats pretty stupid.
Mike: Be rude to my customers, or employees.
Dave: Like a Rock star kind of trip?
Mike: Sometimes. Its just taking advantage of a situation. Some bands come in hear and think they should have access to everything I own. That irritates me. Another one is not following through. What irritates me is when a band books a club and expects the club to do all the work, and they just come in and play.
October 6th - Local H
(according to The White Rabbit's web site; Local H's says they're playing at The Sanctuary; The Sanctuary's site doesn't list them; I'm going with The White Rabbit on this one)
October 13th - Veruca Salt
October 22nd - Opeth
October 26th - HIM
Also, if you're into 80's Christian hair bands, rumor has it that Stryper will be playing there on November 8th, and will possibly have a meet-n-greet, signing copies of Reborn.
For a full schedule, check out The White Rabbit's web site.
On Thurs. evening, the 29th, the full band will be performing @ Cementville for the 1st time & we could really use your support. We start @ 8 & play 'till 11. Come on out & catch Gil, our drummer, playing w/ his big bro. Eddie on bass. Yes that's right folks, you heard it right. The Polanco brothers will be the stealth rhythm section for the Lesti Huff band that evening. A must see! Cementville is located @ 7310 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Across from the Quarry Mkt.& their # is (210)828-7232. You can check them out @ www.cementville.com
On Fri., the 30th, Jim & I will be doing a duo performance @ one of our favorite places to play because of the 2 f's. The food & the folks. The Honey Creek Café, located in Bulverde @ 25089 Hwy. 46 W. We play from 6-10 & you can check them out @ www.thehoneycreekcafe.com
Sat. I'll be doing a solo gig @ the River Center Comedy Club downtown in SA before the show starts @ 7:00.
On Sun., the 2nd, Jim & I will be @ Bubba's Big Deck on the river in Gruene from 4-8. They're located @ 1402 Gruene Rd. & their # is (830)627-8816. They're @ the bridge where the toobers get out so there's always some excitement around.
A man was listed in critical condition at University Hospital after he was stabbed early Tuesday outside Sherlock's Pub & Grill.
Police said the victim was inside the bar at Highway 281 and Thousand Oaks Drive at 2 a.m. when a fight involving several people broke out.
The victim was airlifted to the hospital with stab wounds to his neck.
Two other people also suffered cuts and several others said they were beaten.
No one has been arrested.
September 25, 2005
FYI, they're coming along great! Despite being plagued by some sound problems (things coming unplugged, some infernal feedback that took the sound guys a while to sort out), they sounded even better than last time! I was especially pleased to see that Anthony is starting to loosen up and get crazy with that guitar!! My only complaint last time was that I wanted to hear more guitarwork from him because I know he's good, but I also know that when everyone is dancing you can't really stop and break into a guitar solo. I think now he's found just the right balance, throwing some great riffs into the songs without breaking the rhythm. (Still bet you could throw some Satch into the first set when no one's drunk enough to dance yet!)
Speaking of everyone dancing, these guys really know how to keep that dance floor packed! I had a difficult time getting pictures - I had to be ready at the beginning of a song and try to snap one before all the dancers got in my way! Unfortunately this time I couldn't get out there myself because I hurt my back and I knew I'd regret it in the morning if I danced. It was really hard to stay in my seat when they played "Killing in the Name Of" - that one always gets me!
The singer (I really need to write down everyone's name next time - or they could get that bio page up on their web site!) is great fun to watch. He's so full of energy, all over the room, jumping up on chairs, talking to people between songs, like the guys who had just gotten in after a 17-hour trek from Houston to escape Rita (I think those guys got a bunch of free beers!). And waving this HUGE bra around - don't know where it came from but I'm happy to not be the chick who has to wear that thing! And here I'm complaining about my back! I don't know if you can really fathom the dimensions of it from this picture, but that's the mic stand it's hanging on:
Sorry to hear that Xavier will not be playing with them for a while, but you gotta do what you gotta do, I guess. I understand that Pete Perez, who has played for Riot and Halford, will be filling in for a while, so I might have to go check that out. But can he sing The Romantics?!
So, we got some STP, Creed, Jet, Modern English, Puddle of Mudd, Korn, Weezer...and the room was really pumping when they whipped out some Drowning Pool (Let the Bodies Hit the Floor - can't hold still for that one!). Billy from the band Seven took over for Xavier for "Killing in the Name Of" and Chris from 10Stick got up there and did a great job singing Radiohead's "Creep". There were so many musicians there from other local bands, it was cool. A guy from Craving Amy...some others, I can't even remember all of them now! Great to see bands supporting each other like that.
We had a really good time, drank too much beer, had fun talking to everyone. And bless you, Anthony, for pointing out that there's a button on here where people can help support SA Rocks by donating through PayPal!! It's over there on the sidebar, it says "Support SA Rocks" (Hint, hint).
If you haven't seen SpitFire yet, they usually play a couple shows a week, so make sure to catch them! They'll be at The Trap this Thursday, and at Galaxy Billiards Saturday. Check their calendar for more dates.
Added Note: According to an e-mail I just got, the singer's name is Dan Escamilla.
I saw preying mantis at wise guys last night, and it was bad assssss!!!!! I never saw them before but they were freakin awesome. Best metal cover band I've ever seen by far.
When I was walking up I heard "B.Y.O.B." by System of a Down and I thought "that can't be live." It was awesome. They played alot of Pantera, Megadeth, Metallica, stuff like that, and they took requests. During the breaks they would come down and have some drinks with the audience and they're really cool guys. I'll definitely be checking out another show.
The group is so high energy it's awesome and all the members are awesome on their instruments the drummer was crazy the bassist was awesome and the guitar was freakin insane. He nailed all the solos to every song perfect...definitely a band worth checking out.
September 23, 2005
21BLACK will be appearing at Crabby Jack's this Saturday!
Sept 24, 2005 Sat 10pm-1:30am
16084 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232
Please check our calendar at http://www.21black.com for our list of all upcoming appearances. We hope to see each of you soon ! We thank each and every one of you for the tremendous support and positive vibes.
For more info go to www.myspace.com/elsanchomusic . Contact Matt @210-846-4314 or Fred @210-885-5659 e-mail NumbChuck@msn.com
September 22, 2005
Back for the attack at BoozeHounds Friday night September 23rd, come party with us and have some drinks its been a long week (( lets all sing along )) ( (TGIF)). I want to mention no cover at door for this show and of course drink specials all night long .
If you have never seen us before I don't blame you we are new on the scene and real raw and have a lot of fun playing live and putting on a good show and most of all kicking out some great rock tunes. we're not boring to watch and we pride ourselves on sounding best as possible every time we play.
So come and play with SpitFire we need your support. come up and Jam or sing a song if you want.
Take care all and thanks for supporting Live San Antonio Music.
September 21, 2005
The band is disappointed to report that this Friday’s gig at the Trap has been cancelled. One of the band members will have to be absent to conduct some needed preparations for Rita. First and foremost everyone in the band is fine but this was a necessary absence.
We’re looking at the possibility of rescheduling Friday’s gig at the Trap to a weekend where we're not booked. More to follow…
Be safe everyone.
We had a great time at the Firehouse pub and grill. We want to say hi to everyone who showed up especially Jane, Ken, and Jodi. We took some photos of some fans and we’ll post those soon.
Katrina Benefit Concert - Kerrville, TX
How can you help victims from hurricane Katrina and still have a great time. Easy, come out to Kerrville on the 22nd and rock with IRIS. We’re headlining a benefit concert in Kerrville, TX on the 22nd.
The concert will be outdoors at the beautiful Louise Hays Park on the Guadalupe River. Bands will be playing from 10am to 9pm with IRIS closing the show from 7pm to 9pm.
The concert is free but we’re asking everyone to bring donations (canned food, everyday items, etc...). These donations will be given to the evacuees from hurricane Katrina.
Come out and rock with IRIS while at the same time doing something great for the community.
We will be at Silo Bar and Restaurant, tonight 9:30pm. Eddie sez:
"Fine dining and great music! the cool new bar in the lower level of the restaurant is where we'll be, come be there with us. you're gonna luv it! this is kind of an early gig; we play from 9.30pm - 12.30am only. info @ 824.8686. nos vemos!"
When I hear someone being slammed, and unless they're godawful like me, or they aren't 'good' people all around, I think of these times.
Recently at a show a very capable, temporary (props to that already) drummer missed a beat on a song. Someone freaked the hell out and said, "Oh no he butchered the song! What a jerk!" No, it wasn't audibly butchered, I didn't even notice. No one is perfect.
Hindsight 20/20 tells me I should have told mgmt. OK UP WITH THE LIGHTS, CUT THE SOUND - and told this person to get their ass on stage and finish the set.
Anyway I also have the great, if not impossible, opportunity to see what it's like to play guitar with my b/f's extensive guitar collection and amp at my disposal.
When he leaves, he'll lay a beautiful Fender Strat in my lap, and just recently I got to use a sustainer ;)...his poor neighbors.
After having watched him play like the devil himself, I figure I can put something out, but my hands are small. (So are D'Arcy's, I think, so that's no excuse). I learned a power chord, and that is it.
Sureee flip to another power chord, the verse of all metal, do a solo, do a melody - eeesh!
...next time someone wants to diss a good musician that does not play themselves, you try :)
September 20, 2005
Rebar (21+up No Cover)
Where: 8134 Broadway , SA
When: Fri 9/23 (10:00-2:00)
Big J's B-Day Bash @ Jacks (DMP will open for Howard Scott with a 1 hour set)
Where: 2950 Thousand Oaks , SA (18+up)
When: Sat 9/24 (DMP play 9:30-10:30, Howard Scott to follow ... )
Tix: $20 at door or $15 in advance
By the way, here's a little more info on this show that I have received:
It's John Binder's Big 40 Bash!
The Soul-Drenched Vocals of...Howard Scott
Lead Vocals, Guitarist, Songwriter and Producer
Hits: Spill The Wine, Low Rider, Why Can't We Be Friends, Slippin' Into Darkness, The World is A Ghetto, Cisco Kid
Danzig is coming to San Antonio October 27th at Graham Central Station with the Blackest of the Black tour. Special guest: Doyle von Frankenstein. Also appearing: Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa, Mortis and The Agony Scene. Tickets are available at www.getTix.net
Definitely drop by the gig on Saturday. If you haven't been to SALUD - you are missing out! This awesome bar lies at the corner of the row with Revolution and Karma in the middle. Plasma screens, great art, and free pour drinks are just some of the highlights.
KARNAVAL plays a variety of cover rock and latin favorites. Original songs are a unique blend of English and Spanish. So if you have a latin flair - give us a call!
Deja Vu is bringing the '80's back to The Cove on Thursday the 22nd! Cover is just $3.00, drinks are cheap, and the food is good! Friday we're at Just 1 More, and Saturday we descend on Billy D's!
We've had a helluva run this month, and October is already full! What started off as a bunch of guys hanging out and playing some good music has gotten WAY outta hand!
Thanks, all you San Antonio Retro Partiers! Thanks to Rowan for giving us some press!
September 19, 2005
10/13 - Avenged Sevenfold at Graham Central Station
10/24 - Fall Out Boy at Graham Central Station
11/6 - Trapt, Smile Empty Soul, Breaking Benjamin, Blindside and Aphasia at Sunset Station
11/9 - Depeche Mode and The Bravery at SBC Center
11/20 - Fear Factory at Graham Central Station
5/6/06 - Ministry and The Revolting Cocks at Sunset Station
We've had a great couple of shows at Q Bar, so hopefully we'll be back there again...possibly in November.
Also, special thanks to everyone involved in the Katrina Benefit show that we played at Tripp's in Universal City on Saturday. A very healthy sum of money was raised that will be given directly to those evacuees being housed in San Antonio.
The next full Papa Wood show will be on Friday, October 7th, at Wiseguys on Embassy Row off of Bitters. However, there is also a 4/5 Papa Wood gig this Friday the 23rd, at Tiffany Billiards. I (Nathan,singer) will be unable to join the group due to a scheduling conflict. Don't worry, there will be another singer filling in, and the guys in the band will still deliver a cool show.
When I talked with them last Friday before their show at the Rock City Bar, everyone was joking with each other, and several times throughout the interview Bernabe (Drums), Dexter (Vocals), Ike(Bass), and Paul (Guitar) were quick to praise each other's talents and talk excitedly about their future together.
alfonso: So why don’t you guys tell me about how the band started?
Paul: Just making a little bit of guitar here and there. Got my cousin to help me out with bass. Later on, got a singer to join us, a drummer. I’ve known all these guys for a while, of course my cousin forever, just got them together. It’s been working out great since we started.
Dexter: Paul, I’ve known him since high school. This guy used to play with a cover band and jam in his garage all the time. And I had never sung before, and I went and started singing with him, doing covers—I had never done it before—and it was great. He stopped playing because he wanted to focus on getting his own music down.
So, years passed, the next time we talked, and him and Ike had something going, they were trying to put something together, and I swung by one day and Paul gave me a CD of their music already recorded and it was great. I started writing on it. We had a practice with a different drummer at the time, and it felt good. Paul asked me to come back. The other drummer didn’t work out, but then Bernabe showed up. Paul had said “I got a drummer” within a day. So went over and as soon as he started playing we all meshed together.
Ike and Paul already had some songs down and ready to go, all we had to do was add the drums and vocals and lyrics to it. It took off really fast and its been fun ever since.
alfonso: Was it time to get serious?
Paul: I’ve always been serious, I just didn’t have the people to take me seriously. Everybody always wanted to do covers. I said “I want to do original music, I want to get the right people.” It took a little bit of time, but we got the right people right now.
Ike: It’s been a work in progress that’s paid off these these three or four years we’ve been playing, me and my cousin Paul. And now we got a great chemistry and a good balance to see where it can go.
alfonso: And Bernabe, you played for other bands as well?
Bernabe: I’ve been playing since high school in all kinds of bands back when St. Mary’s strip was up.
Paul: I was a fan of this guy a long time ago. So I knew him already. I just had to look for him.
Bernabe: Years passed from the time I lost contact with Paul and the band I was playing in at the time stopped gigging, and I was not doing anything. And he went looking for me at my old address, and talked to my wife, not knowing she was my wife at the time. He said, “Do you know Bernabe, he lives in this house.” And she said “Yeah, he’s my husband.” And Paul said, “I have this band that I want him to come play drums for if he’s interested.” I went out there it was something I had been looking for, for years, and I finally found it. We’ve progressed so much in one year.
alfonso: So the band didn’t just come together overnight…
Ike: Oh, no. This is serious. And I think all our fans they come out and expect to hear us every week and we’ll give it to them. Wherever, whenever.
alfonso: You guys also have a song that’s coming out on a new The Edge Magazine compilation. How did that happen?
Dexter: It was a surprise to me, because I still don’t know who submitted it. Tamara[points her out], she does all our graphic design work—she’s awesome, she’s great—we have to give a shout out to her, she obviously sent in a CD to The Edge Magazine. To be honest, I was surprised; I walked into a show at Bonds 007 two weeks ago and everybody is going “congratulations, congratulations” and I was like, “What’s going on?” The Edge Magazine’s having a compilation. They had, I don’t know, about 700 bands between Austin, San Marcos, and San Antonio send in music and they picked 30. So we’ve got two shows to do for them in Austin and two in San Antonio.
alfonso: one of the things I really liked about the demo is the variety of topics you guys cover, from partying to the more meaningful stuff. How do the songs and lyrics come together?
Dexter: I’m a big Beatles fan which I think is the best band ever; their music, their lyrics were really good and what they talked about was awesome. When I write I try to capture the mood of the song and make someone able to understand the words. What I mean by that is, I want everyone to feel a different emotion. If I can do a whole set of eight songs and have one talk about partying and one talk helping out this world and one talk about relationships and one talk about young kids in high school going to California, or trying to make it, then I think I can at least touch someone with every song. These guys provide the music for me to write on.
It comes from wanting to write good lyrics. I could easily write “Roses are red, violets are blue,” But I want to be able to capture and Intrigue an audience. With the music these guys put out, I think I can do that.
alfonso: So the music starts with the riffs?
Paul: I write all the riffs. Sometimes the inspiration is just the moment. A lot of it was done when I was visiting my mom in Indiana. I had a lot of free time by myself. I made about six songs out there, just music. That’s the stuff we recorded and are playing. Now we’re just adding songs as a band together, making new songs. The chemistry is just perfect now. The sky’s the limit.
alfonso: So you guys have more songs than what’s on the demo?
Everyone: Oh yeah, yeah.
Ike: We’ve got about 20 songs that we’re working on and a few more added pretty soon. Our shows are consisting of about 18-20 songs now.
Paul: We like playing the long sets.
alfonso: where else have you guys played outside of San Antonio?
Dexter:That's the only place we've played out of town, because it's been a short while. Now we're going to get to play in Austin because of The Edge compilation deal, and hopefully we'll meet some artists who''ll like what we're doing, and maybe we can get some more gigs out there.
Paul: The exposure is coming around. We just came out on 99.5 KISS, Texas Tracks on Monday night, so that's a big deal for us.
Dexter: They were playing 4 O'Clock Rush which a faster, more agressive song.
alfonso: Do you guys ever play outside the clubs, like backyard parties?
Paul: We do backyard parties and we like it; Free beer, keg beer y'know?[laughs]
Dexter: Everyone's there to have a good time regardless, so it's fun.
alfonso: So location doesn't matter?
Ike: Oh, no. We've got songs that we can play for kids, we can play acoustic, we can change it around where we got a little bit of versatility. We got soft songs, hard songs, whatever you want.
alfonso: we then talked about their influences which could pretty much fill up its own article.
alfonso: Which is your favorite club to play in?
Dexter: I like Rock City. The guys here have been really good to us. The sound is good, and we really appreciate each other here. Bond's is always good, good sound. And Broadway Brewhaus has been good to us, so we like playing there.
Robert: It's the same for me.
Bernabe: I like Bond's. It gives you the real feel of a live concert: big stage, lights, smoke, big area to have the guys move around. We've played the White Rabbit a couple of times and that's another place that gives you that live feel. Of course Rock City, we enjoy playing here, and the Broadway Brewhaus is another spot we like. It's nice and cozy and you can really know the people that come out to see you.
Ike: Definitely Rock City, we're ready to do this. But Bond's 007 is my number one pick for rock club of the year.
Be sure to catch Sintense at Bond's 007 and everywhere else thoughout the months of September and October where you can pick up a copy of their demo. The Myspace page has downloads as well as a complete list of show dates and messages from the band.
September 18, 2005
Put together the reggae rock of Sublime and the funk rock of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and you'll get something like El Sancho. They really mix it up - every song sounds different, and I love that. I was talking to some of the guys after their set, and they told me that they're always writing new songs and that they play a different setlist at every show. That's cool - keep it fresh - you never know what to expect! You also never know what instrument they're going to pull out. They had bongos, maraccas, a tambourine, a vibraslap and something else that I missed.
I tried to buy one of their CD's, but I took too long to get over to the table and when I got there, the CD's were gone. They promised to send me some mp3's e-mail, and when I get them, you'll be able to hear one of their songs on the jukebox. In the meantime, you can listen to two of their songs on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/elsanchomusic.
I did get a CD from the next band, Open Chapter, and as soon as I decide which song I like best, they'll be on the jukebox, too. You can also hear their music on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/openchapter.
The guys in Open Chapter are very young and have a lot of potential. The singer has a great gritty voice and a good range. Some really cool-sounding harmonies with the guitarist. The bass player is way hyper - I kept waiting for him to knock out the singer with his bass! My only complaint is that I'd like to hear a little more variety within and between songs. Change it up a little...different rhythms, more complicated riffs, etc. It's things like that which make a song catchy, memorable, make it stick in your head, make you want to hear it again. Other than that, good modern alternative rock sound. Definitely a band to keep an eye on.
Next up, Sintense. These guys sent me a CD a while back, and I've been trying to get out to see them ever since, and I finally made it. I'm so glad I did. It was a great show!
Sintense has a great alternative rock sound, mixing heavy driving songs like "Probandt" (my fave) and "4 O'Clock Rush" with a bit more mellow tunes like the rock ballad "Define Happy" and the almost classical-sounding "Julias Tune". The singer, Dex, is extremely energetic, damn near moshing on stage. That boy needs a much larger stage! Here I kept waiting for him to take out the bass player! Great guitar and bass riffs from Paul and Ike. Bernabe jammed on the drums. I think, if given the chance, these guys could make it far.
They also have a pretty large following. I've never seen Rock City so packed. About mid-set, I looked over at the far wall and realized that it had become standing room only in there. They definitely have a loyal (and violent) fan base...one guy kept threatening to kick their asses if they didn't play one more song. They ended up doing several encores!
You can listen to "Probandt" on the Flash jukebox above. They also have 4 other songs up on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/sintense. "Define Happy" will be on the upcoming Edge Magazine compilation CD. Also, they're now playing "4 O'Clock Rush" on KISS, so call up and request it!
Guest blogger Alfonso was also at the show and did an interview with the guys from Sintense, which should be up on here sometime tonight, so watch for that.
When to catch 'em:
Sintense will be at Broadway Brew Haus September 22nd, at Bonds 007 Rock Bar September 30th and again on October 7th, then back at Rock City Bar on October 28.
Open Chapter will be doing a Hurricane Katrina benefit at Sam's Burger Joint September 24th with The Naos Project and Hazik. They'll be at Sam's again on October 21st. You can also catch them at Nightmare on Grayson October 14th and 29th.
I don't have any future dates right for El Sancho, but I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for them so I can go catch a full set!
September 16, 2005
Our schedule for September and October is now up on our website (finally!) Click on "schedule" at www.3LeggedHorse.com to see the dates and locations of shows.
September 2005: 3 Legged horse will be back in the studio to work on their debut CD of original music. Stay tuned!
3 Legged Horse is getting involved in their community!
October 29, 2005 : Support for the ARTS!!!! 3LH will be helping St. John Bosco Catholic School raise money to fund their music program. The new music director, the teachers, and staff will host a dinner & benefit concert to raise money for instruments and uniforms. 3 Legged Horse, Delia and Culturas, The MD's and Company, and the internationally acclaimed Campanas De America will perform a concert on the school grounds on the corner of 36th and Commerce St. See the photo gallery for pictures of last year's event. If you'd like to make a donation please contact St. John Bosco School and ask for information about donating to the music program. Music in schools helps kids excell in math and science as well!!!
August 2005 - January2006: Support our webmaster! She will be running the Rock N Roll marathon in Phoenix, AZ as a participant in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. Visit the website and donate online to find a cure for cancer! Make sure to email her at ronnie@TucsonTNT.org to tell her you heard about making your donation from 3 Legged Horse!
Make sure to visit 3LeggedHorse.com and sign our guest book. We love to have feed back about the band, our gigs, etc.
September 15, 2005
Greetings to all our ALTER EGO-Maniacs!!
Wow, it has been a great week! We had a couple of great gigs last week at Tripp's and especially at Boozehound's! What an incredibly charged-up crowd we had there ... no wonder we enjoy playing there so much!
Coming up this weekend we have an all new show and one we haven't played at for a while. On FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, we'll be at MAIN STREET, 13477 WETMORE ROAD, just off Thousand Oaks. We've heard a lot of good things about this place since new management took over, so we're looking forward to playing in a part of town we don't play in too often. Main Street is very comfortable, has an outdoor area, pool tables, and there isn't a bad seat in the house! The show begins at 9:30 p.m.
On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, we head up to the Hill Country for a long-awaited return gig at the GUADALUPE RIVER CLUB 1483 JUNCTION HIGHWAY, KERRVILLE (take the SECOND Kerrville exit off I-10 and take a right on Junction). This is an outdoor gig on the back patio and a really nice place to play and to hang out. We haven't played there since February, so we're hoping for a great turnout!
Coming up, we have a TON of gigs at both Hooligan's locations, a gig at Click's Billiards on West and Babcock, at the Q Bar (where the old Mama's on I-10 was) and back to the Falls at the end of October. Your support has made our success possible and we apreciate it from the bottom of our little rock and roll hearts!
Thank you for all the kindness you've shown the band ... we're coming up on our fourth anniversary! Hard to believe! But playing for our extended family of ALTER EGO-maniacs makes it all worthwhile! See you on the scene!
Yo Fellow music friends,
We are looking for a Bass Player to fill in for the Month of October we have about 8 gigs lined up and we are trying out Bass players starting next week. This is a Possibility to fill in or stay in the band thing. Good back up vocals ups are a must.
We are a Rock Cover band and working a few originals. Our gigs Range from 350 to 600 & up.
Let me know if you know any one with some experience or anyone that is looking to make some bucks along the way.
We are not breaking up just some life changes going on for my best friend Xavier. We are very motivated and put a high energy show.
We're going to move fast , and going to keep gigging shows so hope you can help us ..god bless and peace.
Find contact info at http://spitfireband.5u.com/
We will be out at Broadway Brew Haus (2411 broadway) tonight starting at 10pm. ((210) 354-4766 - map). Again this is a very cool spot that goes unnoticed in the music scene. If you like seeing us at places like Salute, you'll love this place.
Sol Patch @ Hooligan's I-35 Thursday 9/15
Come one, come all! We'll be playing our first ever gig at Hooligan's I-35 this Thursday to help kick-start a weekend of music and fun in San Antone! We'll be offering a change of pace from their usual line-up with a little bit of classic rock, blues, latin rock and a lot of soul in between! Show starts at 9:30!
Sol Patch @ The Irish Pub Saturday 9/17
We've been anticipating this gig for a few weeks now. The Irish Pub is also welcoming Sol Patch for the first time! A great venue for live music (we've been there "scouting" the place), they cater to all sorts of fiend!. They also have a great staff and are host to a handful of talented bands! Mark your calenders for this one!
Sol Patch Benefit for Hurricane Katrina Victims
Hill Country Youth Exihibition Center in Kerrville Sunday 9/18
Live music from 2 - 8pm with other area musicans and bands. Confirmed are Terri Sharp, Stringdancer, Smith & Warrick, The Weatherford-Jackson Band, Mr. Clark with Sol Patch headlining! All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Fund. There will be Bar-B-Q, beer, a raffle for artwork, and lots more throughout the evening! Come out and lend a helping hand!
September 14, 2005
51 ACRES @ Jack's Patio Bar on Thursday (9/15) for "United We Jam" hurricane benefit show. Special appearances by Dan Dyer, members of Vallejo, members of Dog Men Poets, Jake Owen, George Devore, Alligator Dave and many more(The Acres appear late around 11pm). The doors open at 4pm and the show should kick off around 5pm. No Cover and all donations are going to
the Red Cross. Free Pizza @ 7 and 9pm from Pizza Italia and Awesome Tickets.
Please come out and support the efforts of these musicians for the benefit of the victims of Hurricane Katrina!
51 ACRES @ Broadway 50/50 on Friday (9/16)@ 10pm. No Cover and the drinks and songs will be rolling out all night long. This place has been pretty crazy on Friday nights lately, so come on out and join the party...
September 13, 2005
G Solutions, Inc., your Entertainment and Production Company of choice, is releasing its specialty act: The Blues Crew. This lively and interactive show features Jake & Elwood, backed up by a 5-member band of Cool Cats.
Donning their fedoras and shades, the Blues Crew will ‘shake their tail feathers,’ as they jump and jive to the Blues Brothers’ favorites, while engaging their audience in this entertainment gem.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with Blues Crew taking the stage at 7pm. Club Rive is on the Riverwalk, located at 245 E. Commerce (in the Presidio Plaza) and G Solutions, Inc. are hosting the event on Wednesday, September 21st. Admission is free, and drink specials will be available.
For more information, contact Matthew Gonzalez, Entertainment Producer, G Solutions, Inc. at 210-410-4741 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello gang, I hope you are enjoying the slightly cooler weather we're having. We graciously invite everyone out this Thursday night, the 15th, to our show at Q Bar (7710 IH-10, next to the Northwest 14 Theater).
We played a pretty rockin' show last Thursday, and we know that this week will be even better. This place has the potential to be a new hot spot for live rock, so come check it out. There's no cover, drink specials, plenty of space, and of course Papa Wood will be blasting out the tunes.
Thanks again for all your support.
Visit www.qbarsa.com for directions and info.
This week we’ll be in San Antonio for a return visit to the Blue Cactus Café Thursday Sept. 15th at 8pm. This is an all-ages show and there’s never a cover. For more info visit www.thebluecactuscafe.com or call (210) 490-7330.
Saturday, Sept. 17th we are returning to the Broadway 5050 in downtown Alamo Heights. Show starts at 8pm. For show info visit www.five0five0.com or call (210) 826-0069. We might have a few surprise guest pickers show up for this one. See yall there.
September 12, 2005
September 11, 2005
Anyway, my friends were very impressed by The Killing Floor and some had not seen them with full setup (they used minimal equipment for the party). So I had to take them out to see them last night at Rock City Bar. Also, I had heard good things about Amplifyd, who also played, and I wanted to check them out. All I heard was true.
Amplifyd plays a combination of hard rock and blues. A lot of great originals plus an interesting mix of covers, from ZZ Top to KISS, blending seamlessly from Robin Trower into Jimi Hendrix. They have a very full sound for a 3-piece band, all doing double-duty, trading off on vocals as well as playing their instruments. Deon Clark has an awesome voice and he just looks like he's having a great time back there behind his drum kit! Rich Zielin also has a very good voice and I was really impressed with his guitarwork. Warren Hammonds kicked ass on bass and also stepped up to do the lead vocals on "Deuce". The crowd loved them, and they collected $180 in their tip jar, which will be donated to The Red Cross. They promised to match the amount and The Killing Floor said they would too, so The Red Cross should be getting a pretty good donation!
Up next was The Killing Floor, kicking blues rock butt as always. It was great to see Jack back in action on drums for a few songs, after surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. Filling in for him on the rest of the songs was Jacob. Great job! I won't go on about The Killing Floor, as they've already been reviewed on here by me, Darren and DJTazz! But it's always an amazing experience to watch JCM on guitar, and last night was no different.
The highlight of the evening was when the members of both bands gathered onstage and graced us with an ass-kicking blues rock jam! It was interesting watching JCM and Rich go back and forth with their different styles on guitar. Great jam!!
Watch for The Killing Floor back at Rock City on October 15th. I don't have any dates on Amplifyd at this time, but I'll let you know when I find out so you can go check them out. In the meantime, you will be able to hear one of their originals on the mp3 "jukebox" as soon as I figure out which song I like the best off their demo...tough decision!!
September 9, 2005
Hope to see you there...this is a great venue that is really starting to become a favorite spot for the locals.
Please note that for a limited time, the band is donating 100% of the online profits from its first CD on CDbaby.com (Sexto Sol:Sexto Sol) to the Red Cross for the Katrina disaster relief efforts.
Thanks to those who asked about the Ragdoll band status and to those wondering, here's the scoop: we're splitting. It was time for a rest and there were a few "artistic differences" but all in all we all remain very good friends. Go to: http://www.acemario.com/ragdoll.htm to get the full scoop.
Our unofficial "LAST GIG BASH" will be at Roxy's on September 17, 2005 so come on out and let's party one more time!
Saturday Sept 10th 9pm to 1pm
Texas Long horns game 7:30PM ABC
September 8, 2005
Saturday 17 Sep 2005
@ Jack's Patio Bar
Doors open at 7:00pm
Line up includes:
8:00- Lance Sollock & The Unfortunate Heads
9:00- Slick Dickens
10:00- Scott Wiggins Band
11:00- Jeremy Dien
JEREMY DIEN debut album
now available online @ www.jeremydien.com
For more information, contact: email@example.com
We’ve been in the studio working on our second CD. We are happy to announce that it is almost finished. It should be out next month.
Here’s where you can catch us. Please come out, we miss you!
This Saturday, September 10 at Saxon Pub at 1320 South Lamar Street in Austin. Show starts at 9:30. It’s possible we might have a few promo CD’s with us! Show starts with Bill Jerram at 8:00, then AntHill at 9:30, followed by Miss Lavelle White at 11:00.
In two Saturday’s, September 24 we’ll be at Retama Park. It is $0.50 Saturday! Can’t beat that. Show there is from 7:00 to 10:00pm.
Skunkweed will be doing our part to help hurricane Katrina victims this Friday night. We're donating a chunk of our pay to the Red Cross, and we're also going to double all the donations you guys put into our "bucket of love." Please come on out and help us help those who lost everything. We're at Broadway 50-50 which is at 5050 Broadway just before the fancy HEB Central Market. Should be a kick ass show and hopefully we'll help some folks too.
Spit Fire at Hooligans – IH 10 Huebner location Saturday 09/10/05
Wow what can I say? SpitFire has been having a blast playing at different Venues in different parts of San Antonio & South Texas. We enjoy all the folks that take us in with open arms at our shows. We are extremely lucky to playing these bars and clubs. Spitfire would like to thank all the Club owners and especially Spectrum Talent for making this happen. Last but not least Rowan! this website kicks major ASS! you started the fire for us!! We appreciate your help.
Come check us out at Hooligans this Saturday night 09/10/05, time 9:00 PM to 1:00 PM. we are about 4 months old as a band. everyones feedback and comments mean a lot to us. I think everyone should enjoy this show! We have a lot of high energy rock songs and enough stage presence to keep the party going all night.
EC Rocks the San Antonio Missions
Take me out to the ball game... Electric Crush will be playing Wolff Stadium after the Mission's playoff game this Thursday. The Missions play the RockHounds in game 3 of a best of five series in the Western Division Play-off series. Electric Crush hits the field right after the game.
Game 3 Thur 9/8: Missions vs. Midland RockHounds at Wolff Stadium 7:05 pm - Dollar Night
EC on WOAI 4 / SA LIVING Show - Fri Sep 9
EC on the LIVING show this Fri. Electric Crush will be the featured musical guest this Friday, September 9th, on the SA LIVING show / WOAI 4. EC will be joining host Leslie Bohl Jones as they discuss the upcoming Hurricane Katrina Relief Concert Saturday night at Sunset Station. Electric Crush will also be performing songs from their upcoming album, due October 2005.
Friday, September 9th. WOAI Channel 4 - SA LIVING SHOW 10:00am
EC Headlines Hurricane Katrina Concert - Sat, Sep 10
Electric Crush will headline the Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert this Saturday at Sunset Station. San Antonio restaurants will also be participating in the event to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Electric Crush is scheduled to hit the stage at 8:00pm.
Electric Crush - Hits the Radio Sep 19.
Electric Crush will be hitting the airwaves on a National radio blitz starting September 19. Call your local Rock Station and request ELECTRIC CRUSH 'Taking Away'.
Electric Crush "Taking Away" Adds On Active Rock 9/19 CropCircleRecords
September 7, 2005
by Jim Beal:
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is dominating every part of the news from the front page to the entertainment section, and that will continue.
On the local music scene there are mad scrambles to organize everything from benefits to entertainment for hurricane survivors who now call various shelters in the Alamo City home. So far, people from venue owners and operators to musicians and fans are working together. That's essential.
Friday's edition of the Weekender will spotlight hurricane relief benefits. When it comes to staging benefits, almost everyone involved has a heart that's in the right place; however, there are things that must be kept in mind.
We, and that means the entire nation, are going to have to be in this relief effort for the long haul. There are bands and fans in this town still reeling from the deaths of Taco Land's Ram Ayala and Gypsy Doug Morgan. While they'll step up, they're not superhuman.
There are local and area relief organizations that help the poor, homeless and disadvantaged on a daily basis. Their work will go on despite the very real possibility of donations being diverted to hurricane relief causes. They must not be overlooked.
The most effective benefits are the ones that are smart and compact, the ones that feature a handful of acts doing their best work in a time frame that won't tax players or patrons. While there's a temptation to stage marathon concerts, the reality is few people on the planet will show up at 10 in the morning and hold out until 2 the next morning. Three or four successful benefits stretched out over a few weeks will do some good. A massive gathering that flops won't.
Musicians are among the first to jump in to offer their talents to help worthy causes, but musicians also can suffer compassion fatigue and burnout. Musicians have families to feed and bills to pay and need to juggle benefits and paying gigs without feeling guilty.
The more venues that get involved the better. The worst part about playing for free is not playing for free — that's generally a blessing, even if the cause is daunting. The worst part of playing for free is hauling gear and wrangling sound systems. If venues step up and take care of procuring sound systems and stage gear, then artists will likely be more willing to play for the cause. It also never hurts to know that venue owners are kicking in on the monetary and publicity fronts.
Those working to find ways to entertain the evacuees could do worse than to view the shelter situations as they'd view wedding receptions. The happiness and joy factors are certainly different, the demographics aren't. There are a lot of different kinds of people, a wide range of age groups, living together under massive roofs. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz as well as the home of rappers, so having bands and DJ's team to swap sets can cover a lot of entertainment ground quickly.
If mobile stages, with sound systems and stage gear, can be set up at shelters, getting bands, singers, rappers and DJ's to work those stages will be no difficult task.
As guitarist Steve James said years ago prior to a benefit, "The gigs you do for free are the ones you should do the best."
September 6, 2005
Hello all, I hope you've enjoyed the holiday weekend. Papa Wood just picked up 2 gigs for the next two Thursdays (Sept. 8th & 15th) at the new Q-Bar (formerly Mama's Restaurant). See below for directions.
Q Bar is on the I10 Access Road, Just South of
(On I10 Just Outside of Loop 410 Intersection)
Q Bar Address:
7710 IH10, San Antonio, TX 78230
(Located in the Old Mama's Restaurant Building
Next to Northwest 14 Theaters
and Spectrum Health Club)
Taking a bread from their California gigs, this premier San Antonio rock band makes their Irish Pub Debut.
Happy Hour ALL DAY AND NIGHT. $1.50 domestic draft, $2 well drinks
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10: KARNIVAL
This classic rock cover band makes their long-awaited return to the pub.
$2 Domestic Pints. $2.75 Jaeger ($3.75 w/Red Bull). $2.75 Jack Daniel's.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: SOL PATCH
This band mixes original music with covers. Their first Irish Pub gig.
$2 Domestic Pints. $2.75 Jaeger ($3.75 w/Red Bull). $2.75 Jack Daniel's.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. TONY SAWYERS & THE GET'N OUT BAND
Classic rock cover band's 3rd Irish Pub show.
$2 Domestic Pints. $2.75 Jaeger ($3.75 w/Red Bull). $2.75 Jack Daniel's.
September 5, 2005
Also, Happy Birthday to Kel! (We share the day.) And DJTazz, whose birthday is Friday! And Darren, also a Virgo, coming up the 17th (?) or something like that. Hell...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALL VIRGOS!!!
September 2, 2005
Tonight we’re back in Pleasanton for another show at Texas South. Show starts at 8pm. Hope to see all of our Pleasanton friends out. For show info call (830) 281-8700.
In other news, our first single from Alternate Frequency, “Time For This Cowboy To Run,” was shipped to radio this week. I’ll be sending out a newsletter soon with a list of radio stations throughout the South that are adding the single to their play lists.
We are gearing up for a long weekend of good times and music this weekend. Starting on Friday, we will be at The Southway Pub located at Southway Drive in Kerrville. Then, Saturday and Sunday, we'll be rockin' the boat at The Guadalupe River Club, also in Kerrville. All shows start at 9:30.
On a more personal note, next Saturday Sol Patch along with other local bands will hold a benefit concert to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army and The American Red Cross for their relief effort. All info TBA as they become available and will be posted on our website at www.solpatchband.com. This is the VERY least that we can do to help our brothers and sista's out! Give what you can and do what you can do! God Bless them All!
September 1, 2005
Well, for those of you deciding not to venture out of town this long weekend, we'd love for you to join us at a couple of gigs!
On FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, we're back at BILLY D'S, 1805 PAT BOOKER ROAD, UNIVERSAL CITY, just two miles outsie Loop 1604. Always a fun place to play and hang out, we're looking forward to making regular stops at the great Northeast Side bar.
On SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, we're over on the Northwest Side at THE ROXY, 3249 WURZBACH, across from the Ingram Park Mall. Easily one of our favorite places to play, come enjoy great drink specials and a great staff that will leave you wondering why you haven't checked out this club before!
51 Acres will be at Q BAR (off I-10 and Calaghan...the
old Mama's) on Saturday night at 10pm. Q BAR is the
newest bar in SA and the Acres will be the first band
to take the stage there, so come on out to newest bar
in town and hang out with your favorite party band!
WordStock was a success for the Acres and we want to
personally thank everyone who came out and KUIW for
supporting our band and playing our music...
Our last gig (at the Trap) did not disappoint. We bought out three new songs (Pour some sugar on me, You shook me all night long, and Vindicated). Judging by the response the songs went over well. As soon as we played the first chords we got a vociferous response of approval. Judging by the amount of people dancing we’ll assume everyone was having a great time.
Tomorrow night (September 2nd) we’re playing at a new club called Booze Hounds. It’s located at the corner of 410 and Perrin Beitel (8531 Perrin-Beitel 210.590.3223). Don’t start the Labor Day weekend without partying with IRIS. Whenever we play a new club it’s always exciting but we also like to see some familiar faces. To celebrate this new gig we’re giving away some “gifts” to encourage everyone to come out and show Booze Hounds how to rock the IRIS way. It’s a three day weekend so be prepared to party hard. From what we’ve heard the stage is huge and there’s plenty of room to dance your butt off.
If you have a chance, grab this month’s edition of the Edge and check out our ad. Also, if you get a chance tell the EDGE magazine that your an IRIS fan and you want to see more of IRIS in their magazine.
September 2nd – Booze Hounds (new club)
September 9th – GRC (Kerrville)
September 17th – The Firehouse
September 23rd – The Trap.
October 29th – Major Halloween party at the GRC.
Hope to see everyone tomorrow night. Make sure you wear your IRIS t-shirt. If you don’t have one make sure you enlist in the IRIS Army and get your t-shirt!!
The band will be performing both Friday and Saturday. Friday, Septemeber 2nd we will be performing a late night gig at the Travis 151 (151 E. Travis St @ N. St Mary's St.) with DJ Leonard Spinnard and DJ R08OTICO joining us. The show starts at 10pm. $4.
On Saturday, September 3rd....we need Sexto Sol fans to come out and represent at Luna Fine Music Club (6740 San Pedro Ave.) for a live recording for the upcoming "Live at Luna" CD compilation. We need your energy on Saturday and here's a chance for you to be immortalized on celluloid (or in this case....in 1's and 0's on a computer :)). The show will start promptly at 9pm but please be forewarned that tables go very quickly over there so you might consider showing up early. It will be a great night of music. 9pm start, $5 cover.
Labor day rules because we all have Monday off. That means Sunday night is open for booze and debauchery...and Cracka McSambo is supplying both. Check out the bastard acoustic son of Skunkweed this Sunday night at the Cross-Eyed Seagull. Just take Stone Oak outside of 1604 and take a left on Huebner. It'll be immediately on your left. There will be drink specials, hot bartenders, and the hardest working musical laborers in town. Also don't miss Skunkweed next week at Broadway 50/50.
Our website server (located in New Orleans) went down, so our updates will only be on our MySpace page for a while - http://www.myspace.com/heartsfail
We'll be on TV this month. Check us out on "The Scene," Cable Channel 20, on Tues. September 27th, 12:30am. We're featured along with one of my favorite bands, The Dresden Dolls. There'll be some live footage from our hunger benefit show this past summer, plus an interview of Mike and myself.
We're opening for The Cruxshadows and Ego Likeness @ The White
Rabbit on Nov. 11th, and we've also got a REALLY cool show this
month (info from ATOMiX's Yahoo Group):
Thursday Sept. 22nd
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes and ATOMiX Night Club presents
a Tim Burton double feature BEETLEJUICE and CORPSE BRIDE
seating @ 9pm
Beetlejuice @ 10pm
Corpse Bride @ 12am midnight
special live performance by HEARTS FAIL
$10 tickets are available exclusively at ATOMiX on Sat. Sept. 10th
and Sat. Sept. 17th ONLY!!!
come join djs The Electro Chemists and Malediction spinning electro,
80's retro and synthpop
$1.50 wells and domestics until 11pm
doors at 9pm
ATOMiX Underground Lounge and Dance Space
1902 McCullough & E. Dewey (old SiN 13)
San Antonio, Tx
Hurricane Katrina Benefit 9/24 at Sam's Burger Joint
$6/All ages - No Smoking
7:30 - 8:15 No Holding Back
8:30 - 9:15 Jack Michaels Band
9:30 - 10:15 Naos Project
10:30 - 11:15 Hazik
11:30 - 12:15 Open Chapter
12:30 - 1:15 The SA Creeper
That's 6 bands for 6 bucks!
We'll also have a drawing for free stuff like a guitar, concert tickets, t-shirts, CDs and more. Our generous donors include: The Edge Magazine, Sunset Station, HairBall8, KISS FM, Sam Ash and of course, Sam's Burger Joint. (330 E Grayson)
from Saving Dawn:
As of today, all proceeds from Saving Dawn album sales at CDBABY.COM will be donated directly to the American Red Cross. Please help us do our part to aid the victims of this tragedy.
Here is the link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/savingdawn
from Sexto Sol...
The situation is getting desperate in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. For a limited time, Sexto Sol is donating profits from our online sales of our first album sold at CdBaby.com (http://cdbaby.com/cd/sextosol). Thanks in advance for your support of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.
from Steve of Alter Ego...
...who is also Public Relations Manager for the San Antonio Food Bank. As you know, Hurricane Katrina has devastated the Southeastern United States. Refugees from the storm are evacuating into Texas, as well as other states. We are looking forward to at least 25,000 evacuees coming into San Antonio over the next few days.
This storm damaged or closed ten sister Food Banks in the Gulf States. The San Antonio Food Bank, along with other members of America’s Second Harvest, is collecting food for them. The San Antonio Food Bank is sending food where it is needed most.Our Member Agencies (370+ emergency aid centers in Southwest Texas) are dealing with the influx of refugees needing food. Consequently, they are requesting additional food from the San Antonio Food Bank in order to meet this need. America’s Second Harvest is coordinating a major disaster relief effort, and the San Antonio Food Bank, along with others, is collecting food for the ten sister food banks damaged by Katrina.
You can help. Please support the San Antonio Food Bank’s disaster relief efforts either by giving on-line (http://www.safoodbank.org/hurricane_katrina_assistance.html) or mailing a check to San Antonio Food Bank, 4311 Director Drive, San Antonio, TX 78219-3203.
You can also donate the following items, by bringing them to the Food Bank at 4311 Director Drive, San Antonio, TX 78219, or you can check our website,
http://www.safoodbank.org/, for other drop-off locations.
Items that ARE needed:
* Paper goods: plates, cups, diapers, tissue.
* Cleaning supplies: Bleach, Top Job, Mr. Clean type products.
* Water: Bottled drinking water. (NO glass containers)
* Single serving snacks: Pop Tarts, Cereal Bars, etc. * Peanut butter.
* Heat & eat foods: chili, stew, canned pasta with sauce, canned vegetables, etc.
* Lunchables or other single serving foods that do not require refrigeration.
* MRE’s* Baby Formula* Ensure in cans
from 99.5 KISS:
You can still help by contributing to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund. Find out how. Your donations are greatly appreciated!
from Electric Ocean:
Hello to all our friends in South Texas. We will be volunteering for search and rescue missions in Louisiana and on the way back we will be traveling to Houston to adopt several families and provide them with shelter in our homes and help them find employment locally. I am sure there will be no place to live and no decent jobs for quite some time in the local areas affected.If you have a few days and want to be involved in Search and Rescue or just want to volunteer and help in any way possible then call these numbers in Baton Rouge LA. The volunteer people there are exhausted and desperate for help.225-389-2863