Friday, March 28, 2008
i'll be back after a while... don't you worry
If your bored you should check this shit out...
Shapes Have Fangs - http://www.myspace.com/shapeshavefangs
White Denim - http://www.myspace.com/bopenglish
Diagonals - http://www.myspace.com/diagonalstx
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
RgDg will be guest bartending and serving you smokin' drink specials (can you say $1 whiskey!!!!) and playing tunes about Fire FIRE and more fire! Most Importantly..... our tips will go to KOOP to help rebuild our studios. Please come have a drink and hang out for a good cause! We miss you too.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
You may have already heard the horrible news that the KOOP Radio studios/office were destroyed this past weekend in another fire. KOOP will be off-the air for several weeks while we gather equipment and make plans to begin re-broadcasting, but we WILL return!
You may have also heard now that the Austin Fire Dept. has said that the most recent fire was intentionally set!
We are all shocked and outraged by the knowledge that this most recent fire was an act of violence intended to TRY and silence KOOP Radio. We will NOT be silenced. We will NOT be intimidated or scared, and we will not allow someone (some foul person) to squash the dream of true local, independent radio for and by the community. WE ARE STRONG! We have the volunteers, dedication, skills, determination, persistence, and support of the community to return bigger and better! NOW is the time to stand up against those that want to use violence to TRY and shut us up. SI SE PUEDE!
If you have any information that may lead to the arrest of the scumbag(s) that did this, The Texas State Arson Hotline is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the recent fire at KOOP's facility.
The hotline may be reached 24-7 at 1-877-4FIRE45 (1-877-434-7345).
For more information about KOOP Radio, contact KOOP, (512) 472-1369 or online at www.koop.org . KOOP is accepting donations to help it rebuild. If you don’t have money, donate time, if you don’t have time, donate money.
And always always always, THANK YOU for your continued support.
Viva La Radio de la Communidad!
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Here are the categories we used from last year.... (you can see last years winners here...)
FAVORITE DEBUT BAND/ALBUM
BEST LIVE ACTS
LOOKING FORWARD TO 2007
The first categorical battle (best new band or debut album) manifested itself this past weekend when I saw Diagonals and White Denim play a quaint birthday party at OK Mountain Gallery. Here they are, two of my favorite new bands, performing in what was probably one of my favorite galleries this year at E.A.S.T. It was LOUD, it was gritty, it was unconventional, and it was just the punch I needed this December; I LOVED IT. I had an ear-to-ear grin between my busted ringing eardrums. The two bands are so talented with loads of potential and momentum to take them roaring into 2008. It may have to be a tie, cause I can't choose one (can you?).
THE DIAGONALS! (from left Todd (drums), Steve G (vox), Ryan (gtr)... not shown Wiley W (kybd), a new bass player that I forgot his name oops sorry)
WHITE DENIM (Bop - Terry - Mallard)!
Monday, December 03, 2007
Well, I would have to say this has certainly been one of the more crazy (and busy) years of life. In a rough estimate I've personally seen over 65 music shows/events (most with 3 bands playing), played in 6ish derby bouts, attended 3 (or was it 4) music festivals, and heard countless hours of local music recorded for my enjoyment. Hey look, I'm still standing (though there was that incident that needed crutches).
In the coming weeks Dg and I will begin reflecting on the "Best of' 07's". If you have any suggestions, we'd love to hear them. We're going to work on getting live music from our fave's in this month.
I think..... 08 is going to rock! There are a couple of new new new bands that I'm really excited to follow in the new year.... Follow That Bird!, The Black & White Years, Ct. Dracula.... Then there are those which we know, but don't play that much... Low Line Caller, Belaire, The Diagonals... and of course my trusty old favorites.... Octopus Project, Horse+Donkey, Lemurs, Peel, Strange Boys....
*sigh* it's a wonderful life (a crazy one, but crazy wonderful)
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I forgot to bring a tape or record it, so .... fuck...
Here's the setlist in case you missed the wonder....
Yo La Tengo - Winter A Go Go
Jane Birkin - Harvet Moon
Hidden Cameras - Wanning Moon
Flight of the Conchords - Foux Da Fa Fa
Serge Gainsborg - L'Anamour
Smokey & Miho - Blue Glasses
Yellow Fever - Culver City
Peel - Navy Waves
Octopus Project - Queen
Belaire - You Really Got Me Going
Adam Green - Times are Bad
Belle & Sebastian - Get me Away From Here I'm Dying
Viva Voce - Mixtape=Love
Stephen Malkmus - Deado
American Analog Set - Kindness of a Stranger
The Unicorns - 2014
Scout Niblett - Makku Ni Mauro
Animal Collective - Derek
Panda Bear - Ponytail
Graham Coxon - Where'd You Go
Low Line Caller - Over the Counter Kids
Final Fantasy - Adventure.exe
Blur - The Universal