Buzz Track: Hypnotized
Mary Has A Gun is a band from France that blends the catchiness of pop music and massive energy of rock. There has been a considerable buzz around them over the Internet as they landed in the French Rock magazine “Rock One”. Considered one of the foremost rock bands in France, they were signed on Universal Music France. The band flew to Montreal to record their new full-length album with Canadian producer Luc Tellier. Check out the latest track ‘Hypnotized’ as the band is available for a distribution as well as a promo deal.
Buzz Track: Heart Divided
I was instantly captivated listening to Heart Divided by upcoming British artist Dymond. She grew up listening to the likes of Beethoven, Handel, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Lauryn Hill, and The Supremes. Dymond describes “Heart Divided,” her début single, as a song about being faced with the dilemma of having to choose between things that you love.
Prince loomed over South By Southwest Music–first as a rumor, then as a confirmed booking that sent fans scurrying around Austin for a ticket giveaway, and finally as a smooth force whose nearly three-hour performance ended at 3 a.m. He led his 22-piece New Power Generation band through a dizzying run of classics, obscurities and covers.
He followed an emphatic set by A Tribe Called Quest, whose four members were tight despite rapper Q-Tip’s quip that they got hired for the show “at the last minute.” Later, pausing among songs like “Can I Kick It” and “Bonita Applebum,” when he sensed the crowd wasn’t reciprocating Tribe’s energy, he cracked, “maybe we should break up again for the third time.” Read more
Buzz Track: Those Times Are Gone
Fallen Riviera were formed by members attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. They hit the studio with British record producer Ken Scott widely known for being one of the 5 main engineers for The Beatles. The track “Somebody Take Me” is now in rotation on terrestrial FM radio programs such as KWSS, KTHO, and KRHV and they released their full length on March 5th.
Buzz Track: This
Singer-songwriter Mariah Grace, a newcomer on the scene, recently finished her EP and tracked her songs in Nashville with predominant producers and songwriters. For fans of Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Carrie Underwood. Check back for upcoming dates.
From Showbiz 411:
Rob Thomas–not the one from matchbox twenty– really wanted to make a movie of his long-cancelled TV series “Veronica Mars.” So he launched a Kickstarter campaign with Kristen Bell and other stars of the show that left the air 8 years ago.
Thomas writes on the Kickstarter site: “Warner Bros. wasn’t convinced there was enough interest to warrant a major studio-sized movie about Veronica and the project never got off the ground. After that, I tried to tamp down expectations. I didn’t want to be guilty — at least not twice — of building up hope when the odds seemed so long. Still, without fail, in every interview I do or every place I speak, I get the “will there be a Veronica Mars movie?” question. Even after a couple of years of downplaying the chances, I’d still run across blog postings headlined, “will Rob Thomas shut up about the Veronica Mars movie, already!” I was trying to. I promise.”
As Bell says in the video below, if they get $2 mil, they’re on to shoot this summer. It’s great pr, a fun video, and it builds on viewer loyalty. So I guess by summer 2014 we will have “Veronica Mars: The Movie.” Why not?
As of this morning, they’ve raised $2.5 million– a record for an indie film on Kickstarter–and it keeps climbing.
Buzz Track: Want It All Tonight
News Update: Kings favorite Irene & The Sleepers just released a new EP and have been making a name for themselves across the south for their energetic live show. For fans of Tom Petty and Gaslight Anthem.
3/13 – Stellar Beans, Lake Charles, LA
3/14 – King’s Cue Stick, Port Arthur, TX
3/15 – Turtle Bayou Landing, Anahuac, TX
3/16 – Super Happy Fun Land, Houston, TX
3/18 – The Raven, San Antonio, TX
3/19 – Flipnotics, Austin, TX
3/20 – Head Hunters, Austin, TX
Buzz Track: Serfdom (Official Music Video)
The Cheap Thrills are a garage flavoured rock n’ roll band. The band set off to Kendal Calling where the band played the Calling Out Stage performing with the likes of Tribes, Little Comets and King Charles just months after winning the Liverpool sound City Youth award in the Epstein Theatre. ‘We’ve been played on a number of radio stations throughout the northwest including BBC Introducing Merseyside, including a live interview with Billy Butler on BBC Radio Merseyside.