Tag Archives: Larry g(EE)

Band of the Year 2012 at ACL Live

In an effort to get where they’ll be on Saturday, 200 bands first sent three MP3 copies of their songs, a band bio, band photos and $25 to Band of the Year 2012.

This weekend, sending those entry materials will pay off for six bands who will get to play in front of 2,700 screaming fans, industry celebs, agents and producers.

After performing in front of judges in Austin, Dallas and Houston, the six chosen finalists will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 16 at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theatre for the Band of the Year 2012 title.

The finalists include LittleBrave, Soul Track Mind, Larry g(EE), theRESPONSE, Dirty River BoysVallejo, and Tje Austin. Following their performances, an Austin all-star line up including singers Patrice Pike, Ginger Leigh, John Pointer, Wendy Colonna and a back-up band including drummer Nina Singh, bassist Jeff Botta and keyboardist Stewart Cochran will close the show near midnight.

And, oh man, is the winner of the competition gonna get hooked up. They’ll get a cash prize, music gear, tons of publicity and a headline performance in November for the Formula One United States Grand Prix race week event.

This entire event is partnered with Formula Expo with the mission to combine a love for music and motorsports, and to get excited about the upcoming Grand Prix.

For 10 weeks these bands have been looking forward to this event. You should too.

Tickets are $35 for balcony seats, $45 for floor standing or $200 for VIP. Get them at www.acl-live.com.




Suite 709 Live DVD Filming Party w/ Zeale, Larry g(EE), Ben Baxter Band @ Antone’s 4/21

Are you ready for your close-up? This Saturday at Antone’s, Austin band Suite 709 will be throwing a live DVD filming party with special guests Zeale, Larry g(EE) and the Ben Baxter Band. Grab your friends, come dressed in all black and white and be ready to smile for the camera!

Suite 709 was brought into creation during SXSW 2010, and since then has received much recognition, earning inclusion into lists like Chronicle Music Awards’ “Top 10 New Bands of 2010″ and QRO Magazine’s “Best Find at SXSW 2011.” With a pop rock blend partnered with soul and funk elements, Suite 709 is a musical hybrid that inspires good times and dancing aplenty. It will be impossible to stand still while watching these guys perform, that we can guarantee. That being said, you may want to practice your dance moves before they’re immortalized on film come Saturday night!

As a precursor to the surely wild and soulful set to be performed by Suite 709, a trio of Texas-based artists will warm up the crowd. The Ben Baxter Band will start things off with some hip-hop reggae, followed by Larry g(EE), a great performer with a rich, soulful voice and a sound reminiscent of early Motown R&B. Next onstage will be Austin’s own Zeale, an adrenalized hip-hop outfit whose fast-paced beats will have you burning calories on the dance floor. These acts are simply a perfect representation of the diversity within the Texas music scene. You’ve got to check out these local artists – maybe you’ll become a loyal fan!

Now for the deets. Doors open at 8pm Saturday at Antone’s, and the show begins at 9pm. Admission is only $10, and if you RSVP on Do512, you can save $3 on admission. Also, when you RSVP, you are entered for a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets and a free autographed 12″ vinyl!  This would make a great event to take a date to after dinner, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Come support Suite 709 at their DVD filming party, and show your love for local music!

RedGorilla Music Fest 2012 @The Blind Pig 03/13/12

Everyone must be getting pretty excited for a certain festival that is just around the corner! Austin is going to be overrun with out-of-towners and there will an event taking place at every Austin venue, restaurant,  and bar from the 9th till the 18th! It is going to be AWESOME! Since most of us don’t have a thousand bucks to shell out, RedGorilla Music Fest 2012 is putting together amazing FREE shows! RedGorilla launched nine years ago in Austin. Its mission was to promote independent musicians in all genres and they have stayed true to their roots. RedGorilla Music Fest 2012 takes place from March 14th till the 18th and will showcase over 350 bands!

In the past, RedGorilla has showcased some of the most buzzed about up-and-coming talent, including Nappy Roots, Family Force 5, Tom Cochrane, and many more. RedGorilla Music Fest’s kick off party is happening on March 13th at The Blind Pig Pub. Larry g(EE), Mingo Fishtrap, Suite 709, In the Pink, and Jay Fresh will all be performing! So, don’t miss out on seeing these amazing artists perform at this amazing showcase! All RedGorilla events are free, so no need to fret about purchasing a ticket. For more information on the event, click here!