ACL 2011 has come and gone, and a bunch of the Do512 All-stars were undoubtedly out there living it up all weekend. Now that things have gotten somewhat back to normal, we will resume our weekly entry where we check in on some of our favorite local media, bloggers, event experts, and professional going out-ers. We call them the Do512 All-Stars, and every time we check up on them we find something interesting and informative. So let’s see what a few of them are up to:
All-star ATX Music Mag is a fully interactive music magazine that covers the Austin music scene with reviews, news, interviews, mp3’s, and videos of local and international artists. The mp3’s, videos, and most of the interviews are viewable and can be heard through QR barcodes that readers can scan with their smart phones via iPhone or Android. You can check out the September 2011 digital issue right now by clicking the cover page below. Contents include an ACL guide plus articles on UTOPiAfest, Thrice, Wheeler Brothers, Danny Malone, Ransom Jack, Ready the Messenger, and more!
All-Star Mexican From Mars is not only a DJ and purveyor of electronic dance music, he is a midi lover, self-proclaimed geek, and host of Technotic on 101X’s Hypersonic Radio. You can hear Hypersonic Radio live streamed 24/7 online. He’s been injecting the scene with his sick dance beats for over 13 years, and can be found soaking up the sounds at Nasty’s Monday Night Dance Party, BOOM Tuesdays at Karma Lounge, and TuezGayz at Barbarella. He’s also looking forward to checking out DJ Dan at Republic Live, and Adele at the Frank Erwin Center.
All-Star Austin Bloggy Limits is a website based in Austin about music in and around Austin. They stay informed on the good shows that are coming to town, and share music and video from a variety of local and up-and-coming artists. Austin Bloggy highly recommends the sold-out Neon Indian show at Mohawk tonight:
Some of you may know that lead Neon Indian, Alan Palomo, once called Texas home. As far as I know the band is now based in Brooklyn but I’m calling Friday’s show at the Mohawk a homecoming show. In addition to being a “homecoming” show, it’s an album-release party! Neon Indian second LP, Era Extraña was released Tues. the 13th and is already a contender for album of the year lists. It expounds upon the textured, vintage keyboard-driven sounds of Psychic Chasms without simply retreading the same territory. This Friday’s show was originally planned for the Mohawk’s intimate, inside stage but was moved to the outside stage when the show sold-out in milliseconds. Unfortunately for those of you who didn’t get tickets, the outside show is also, now, sold-out. On the bright side, you can still have an intimate performance experience late Friday night as those lil rascals over at Transmission Entertainment have rented out the Blazer Tag in South Austin for a neon-infused afterparty!
Neon Indian – Polish Girl video via YouTube
All-Star Ultra8201 is more than your average music fan. He supports the Austin music scene by providing concert and festival coverage on his blog at ultra8201.blogspot.com, as well as by sponsoring, promoting and creating individual events throughout the year. Check out this latest tip they provided on the Austin band Zlam Dunk:
Last week, Austin band Zlam Dunk released a music video for the song Not Stoked, off of their most recent release, Noble Ancestry. The video portrays the destruction of an apartment complex throughout the video. To provide a little backstory, every member of the band lived in that apartment complex for at least a year. Total, the members of the band lived, and hung out at the Balcones apartment complex for a little over 3 years. When the residents of Balcones found out that the property had been sold, and all residents would be evicted on Sept. 1, 2011, the members of Zlam Dunk saw no other choice but to destroy the place they had shared so many memories. The band is currently touring the East Coast through the end of October.