Friday, May 22, 2009

Loud/Angry Bands = Chaos?

I feel like I should be talking about this whole Chaos in Tejas thing that started last night/Wed night but to be honest I'm not into angry, aggressive music. Sorry bands that love Slayer but I don't like Slayer or your band. In any case there are lots of talented metal bands from all over the world converging on Austin all weekend long. Most-all of the events happening at Emo's, Beerland and the Mohawk are all part of this festival.

There doesn't seem to be an "official" Chaos in Tejas page so it looks like the easiest way to get the important info you're looking for is, as usual, Show List Austin. All of my fellow servertron3030's at work yesterday were pretty hyped to see Propagandhi I didn't have the heart to tell them I'd never heard of it. I was more excited about an unrelated Shearwater show.

Propagandhi - The Only Good Fascist is a Very Dead Fascist video via YouTube

Free Mp3's courtesy of Matador Records, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> Shearwater - the Snow Leopard

Free Mp3 ---> Shearwater - Leviathan Bound

Free Mp3 ---> Shearwater - Rooks

It's not like I hate all of the bands playing Chaos in Tejas I can recognize their talents it's just not for me. On the other hand there are some local bands I'm really into that will be featured in or around this whole festival thing. Other than just Shearwater who are actually not affiliated whatsoever with Chaos in Tejas. These bands are, at least loosely affiliated though:

'Til We're Blue or Destroy - Love in a Coma video via YouTube

the Strange Boys - Heard You Want to Beat Me Up +more video via YouTube

Ok, so Harlem already played their affiliated show but I'm still gonna post something from them too.

Harlem - South of France video via YouTube

I know the band is somewhere behind that tall dude. Oh yeah, Harlem have a new member now according to GvsB but I haven't seen them since this was alleged to have occured. Oh, and they're still a 3-piece, they just REPLACED a was the one dude that didn't sing and songs.

I wanted to put a live video of Shearwater up too:

Shearwater - Leviathan Bound video via YouTube

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Holy Fuck, Crocodiles!! Contest 4 Tonight 2!!

So I was at my friend's house last night and she was all, "Have you seen that Chrysler commercial with the Octopus Project song in it?" and I was all, "Are you sure it was the Octopus Project?" So we searched YouTube and couldn't find anything about it but then today I'm obsessing with Twitter because of the whole "TwitPic the Eulogies Poster at End of an Ear NOW!! To Win Passes To Tonight's Show thing, and I find out it was actually Holy Fuck. Who, coincidentally are playing a show next month with the Crocodiles.

Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen aka the Chrysler Commercial Song video via YouTube

My friend was thinking of this Octopus Project, which is obviously more appropriate for a truck commercial.

the Octopus Project - Truck video via YouTube

In Yvonne's defense, Truck may very well be in a car commercail as well.

This guy at work who's in the know told me I'm supposed to like Crocodiles and I believe him. I haven't heard their music yet though. But tickets for the Holy Fuck/Crocodiles show are a reasonable +/-$10.

Crocodiles - Neon Jesus video via YouTube

You can trust those in the know, they know.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Twitter Crash Course for Contest

If you're reading this on Twitter, disregard this post. For those of you who have no idea what Twitter is, or if you're only mildly familiar, here's some tips.

My first tip, is sign-up for Twitter, that's step one people. My next tip is the more people you follow the better Twitter is...up to a point. If you're following like more than 1,000 then Twitter will become your job. Which brings me to my next tip. If you're gonna get serious about Tweeting, you need to use something other than the Twitter website. There are tons of Twitter Apps out there just do a search.

Eulogies w/ Nikki Monninger - Two Can Play video via YouTube

I like to use Twhirl on the computer, or Tweetie for Mac. Hardcore-Twitter users prefer Tweetdeck.

If you're an iPhone/iPod Touch person, I would use Twitterfon or Tweetie. For Blackberry Twitterberry is pretty much your only choice.

Then there's also the all encompassing programs like Digsby, which handles all of your social networking needs.

The most important info is after the jump...

Now for the important part. I have two free passes to see Eulogies at the Parish Room tomorrow night and if you want them you need to get familiar with Twitter fast. Why? Because to get in to the show for free you're going to need to send me a Twitpic tomorrow afternoon.

It doesn't have to be sent using Twitpic but you have to make sure you use Twitter to send the message to @AustinBloggy. The @AustinBloggy is really important too otherwise I'll have no idea if you sent the pic or not. Personally I use Ping.FM for all phone tweeting and obviously that is acceptable as well. However, you MUST sign-up for some picture site in order to send pix using Twitter. So sign-up for Twitter first, then head over to Twitpic, where you'll get a unique e-mail address, to which you send your picture messages from your phone.

But stay tuned Monday afternoon to the @AustinBloggy Twitter page to find out what you need to Twitpic for your free passes to Eulogies! Oh yeah, you can also just buy tickets to the show if you want too.

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