We're gonna pretend it's the new year already, so I can introduce you to a new feature I'm trying out in which I just shut the hell up and give the local musicians a chance to promote themselves without all my "critiquing" and "being a total douchebag" getting in the way.
If you want your well-considered self-aggrandizing statements and status updates of reasonable length considered for posting right here, just send them to me. If you've recently sent me one I should've included here, please feel free to send that shit again. Hopefully we can all stay better-informed that way.
And without further delay, some local press releases.
(Note: These are excerpts, edited for grammar punctuation and clarity.)
From Exponential Records:
Wired magazine names AM Architect (pictured above) best unheard music of 2009
All Music Guide Best Hip Hop of 2009 for Diego Bernal
Disquiet 10 Best Free Albums of 2009: #1 Diego Bernal
Gimme Tinnitus Top 100 Free MP3's of 2009
We also have a sweet SXSW Compilation lined up with Exponential, Ninjatune, and Stones Throw!!!
Mojoe, the critically acclaimed band, originally founded in San Antonio, is returning home to promote their latest album, Dirty Genes. The band has committed to a string of shows and appearances in Texas in preparation for a spring/summer 2010 tour. The first of these dates will be a performance with Super Soul Shakedown at Limelight Bar on Saturday, January 9th. The show will be recorded for a MOJOE Live in San Antonio @ Limelight album, to be released later this year.
These stoned ass, fun loving musicians will get their chance to practice working the media in the month of January with a bunch of local shows and a couple out-of-towners. Here are the dates:
Jan 1 (New Years Eve)
BackBeat Magazine Sunday Showcase
Elsyium (Austin, TX)
Hopeless Productions Showcase
Zero's Hard Rock Club (Corpus Christi, TX)
Netherland Productions showcase
BackBeat Magazine Release # 5