Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Mariachi Muerto

We told you a couple months ago about a great Latin style Rap/Rock, Mariachi Muerto from Corpus Christi, TX. Mariachi Muerto is Ruben A Lopez on Lead Vocals, Mark A Pantoja on Rhythm Guitar, Lee Roy Lerma on Drums, and Roger Vela on Bass. They have released another great video. This time it is for their bad ass song, Defender. Check it out here:

They have once again impressed me with their style of music. They have blends of a POD style but are in no way imitating as they have successfully created a unique style blending rap, rop and nu-metal all still while maintaining a strong Latin flair. This is one band you should keep your eyes on because I am sure you will be hearing a lot more from them.

Also make sure to visit their social media sites and follow/like them. We will see if we can bring you more updates about Mariachi Muerto.

~ Marisol

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sleeper

Hailing from Dallas, Texas is the melodic rock band Sleeperstar, bringing a blend of alternative and melodic rock to perfect levels to suit your music needs. Sleeperstar demonstrate that with hard work and determination, their music will shine through and bring to life the passion in their songs. They have recently released a great music video directed by Jordan Laessig for their song, Apocalypse. Check it out here: 

The song has a sweet cinematic intro that guides into the alternative melodic rock track, straight with fuzzy guitars and emotionally driven lyrics. It really has a catchy melody that is a welcome spin on the usual dark apocalyptic tale. It is well produced track with engaging vocals that has definitely caught my attention. The song has just been released as a single and is available here on iTunes. The song will also be available on their second full length album, Lost Machines which is scheduled for an October 15th release. The album was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Dustin Burnett. 

Sleeperstar is:

  • Nick Box
  • Chris Pearson
  • Shaun Menary
  • Jake Lester
  • Geoff Ashcraft

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. 

~ Marisol

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Mariachi Muerto

We told you a couple months ago about a great Latin style Rap/Rock, Mariachi Muerto from Corpus Christi, TX. Mariachi Muerto is Ruben A Lopez on Lead Vocals, Mark A Pantoja on Rhythm Guitar, Lee Roy Lerma on Drums, and Roger Vela on Bass. They have just released a new song and lyric video for their song, Fearless. Check it out here:

These guys are definitely impressing me with their style of music. They have created a unique style blending rap, rop and nu-metal all still while maintaining a strong Latin flair. This is one band you should keep your eyes on because I am sure you will be hearing a lot more from them.

Also make sure to visit their social media sites and follow/like them. We will see if we can bring you more updates about Mariachi Muerto.

~ Marisol

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Photo Credit: Matthew Washburn, Washburn Imagery

Photo Credit: Matthew Washburn, Washburn Imagery

This is a busy week for folk band, Goodnight, Texas. They have released their new album, Uncle John Farquhar that features 11 wonderful songs that take you on a musical journey into the Civil War and Reconstruction era. The tales bring to light memories of a long forgotten generation through the inviting music.

You can pick up the album on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/UJFiTunes, Amazon: http://smarturl.it/UJFAmzn or order a physical copy at the #GNTX General Store:http://bit.ly/GTGeneralStore.

UJF Album Cover

 

TRACK LISTING:
1. Hayride
2. Button Your Collar
3. A Bank Robber’s Nursery Rhyme
4. I Just Can’t Stop Leaving Town
5. The Horse (In Which A Girl Was All But Killed)
6. Cold Riders
7. Moonshiners
8. Many Miles From Blacksburg
9. Dearest Sarah
10. Ballad Of A Fair Young Lady
11. Uncle John Farquhar
12. Hello, Nebraska!
13. Knock ‘Em Stiff

You can catch Goodnight, Texas as they set out on tour in support of their album, tour dates listed below. They kick off the tour right here in San Francisco on August 7th at a really cool venue, The Chapel. I was hoping to make it out but I have my Aunt’s rosary. Hope I can catch them when they get back from their tour. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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bellarose

Hard Rockers Bella Rose from Austin Texas are ready for you to crank it up loud and check out their new music video. They have just released their music video for A New Era. The track was produced by famed producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, I See Stars). The video was directed by Sam Link (Memphis May Fire, Crown the Empire).  Check out the video here:

 

You can pick up a free download of A New Era on their website here: http://www.bellaroseofficial.com/. This young band is definitely bringing life to rock and roll with their heavy sound and straight up fierce guitar solos, powerful vocals and catchy melodic rock style. Get ready to add Bella Rose to your playlist and crank them up loud!

Bella Rose is:

  • Zachary Scott Rutter – Vocals
  • Kendall Davis – Lead Guitar
  • Nolan Deleon – Guitar
  • Raymond Smith – Bass
  • Trevor Van Stanfield – Drums

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Mariachi Muerto

How about something a little different for your musical tastebuds? How about checking out some Latin style Rap/Rock with the band Mariachi Muerto from Corpus Christi, TX. Mariachi Muerto is Ruben A Lopez on Lead Vocals, Mark A Pantoja on Rhythm Guitar, Lee Roy Lerma on Drums, and Roger Vela on Bass. They released a video for their song, Who We Are and the video was shot and edited by Mando Lujan from “In My Room Productions”. They describe the song as “the song that defines the sound, attitude and platform to which we create musically.” Check it out here:

 

That is some pretty damn fine rappin and rockin if you ask me! It almost reminded me of Ice Cube blended with nu-metal. I look forward to hearing more new music from Mariachi Muerto. They have an upcoming show on May 9th with Shattered Sun. Check out the flier here:

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Also make sure to visit their social media sites and follow/like them. We will see if we can bring you more updates about Mariachi Muerto.

~ Marisol

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Photo Credit: Randy Salazar

Photo Credit: Randy Salazar

Twenty one year old, Selena Gomez has been quite busy with her television/film acting and singing career. Sometimes you know,  it feels so good to return home. Selena Gomez made a stop at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas on March 8, 2014 with her Stars Dance Tour 2014, where she performed to a sold out crowd containing fans of all ages. One thing is for sure, she delivered a night full of excitement and fun music.
Our photographer/correspondent Randy Salazar detailed, “The crowd was grabbed from the start with her entrance and started singing along, where the energy in the room could be felt..  She greeted the crowd letting them know she was happy to be home since she was a Texas native.”  Selena also posted on her Instagram/Facebook with the following:

Reunited and it feels sooo good  TX always makes me proud #littles #realmexicanfood #home

Selena‘s latest album Stars Dance features the #1 hit single Come and Get it and the single Slow Down. You can pick up Stars Dance on Itunes here. With an album full of pop themed dance tracks, you can’t help but hit the dance floor and have some fun!

Hidalgo hosted the tour part of the annual celebration of Borderfest 2014. Borderfest is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural enrichment, arts education, and heritage preservation since 1976. This four day festival features music, parades, and entertainment as they celebrate the diverse cultures of South Texas. 

~ Marisol
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Dave Grohl at SXSW

Dave Grohl at SXSW

Dave Grohl inspires at SXSW

Dave Grohl delivers an incredibly inspiring Keynote Address at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Dave’s speech is absolutely remarkable to watch. His sense of humor and personality really shines through. If you are a musician, there is no way possible that you can watch this video and not be even more inspired and dedicated to music.

His speech goes on to recount his Do-it-Yourself  Recordings when he was just 12 years old and also how Nirvana changed his life and how he dealt with the death of Kurt Cobain.  You really have to watch it for yourself.

It possibly can be the best spent 60 minutes you spend to keep your motivation and dedication to music. My favorite quote is when Dave talks about when he first started playing guitar and how it absorbed him.

“I devoted every waking hour to playing music.

It became my religion, 

the record store; my church,

the Rock Stars; my saints

and their songs; my hymns”

Those words there ring true for so many and Dave really does inspire others to pick up that instrument and go ahead and play, write, sing; just find your own voice.

Truly amazing!

Here is the link where you can watch the entire speech.

http://www.npr.org/event/music/173331505/dave-grohls-sxsw-2013-keynote-speech

~ Enjoy, Marisol