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Downloads from Post Paradise

Downloads from Post Paradise

Thanks to Post Paradise for donating their time and music to our local school fundraiser! Sorry, but the free download period has expired. But don’t despair! You can still download Post Paradise latest songs and album,  From Here to Anywhere on iTunes:   Or you can purchase From Here to Anywhere at Amazon: Either way, less than [...]

SXSW 09 – Quincy Jones & Incredible Protégé Alfredo Rodriguez

SXSW 09 - Quincy Jones & Incredible Protégé Alfredo Rodriguez

We spent ALL DAY last Thursday with the amazing Quincy Jones. He probably doesn’t know it, because there were always 200-2000 other people there as well , but WE knew it and it was AWESOME. It was like spending the day in the presence of giants and their ghosts and their shadows as Mr. Jones [...]

Hadley Caliman Quintet Dazzles Denver

Hadley Caliman Quintet Dazzles Denver

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott put together a fantastic jazz quintet featuring the pure, clear and rich tenor sax tones of the amazing Hadley Caliman.  Marriott‘s deep melodious flugelhorn and rich trumpet tones were perfectly entwined with Caliman‘s when they played together, and yet they played nicely contrasting improvisational solos individually. A little tired of standing venues with [...]

The Answer – Interview with Cormac Neeson

The Answer - Interview with Cormac Neeson

Shortly after SXSW 2008, Anny Randel spoke to Cormac Neeson, the front man of The Answer, over the phone just outside their practice room back in Ireland. Here are a few excerpts from the interview! (I tried to leave in the traces of his really beautiful Irish accent, but to hear it for real you’ll [...]

Sultry Tori Sparks sets fire in Austin

On Friday night, Savvant Music CFO, Bob Carnahan, and I took advantage of our Austin locale and attended a non-SXSW show performed by lovely Nashville singer/songwriter Tori Sparks. Sparks’ bluesy vocals and intensely rhythmic groove paints a sexy and sultry sound that’s a joy to hear in any venue. Sparks followed a highly amplified four [...]

The Answer – Incredible rock and roll

The Answer - Incredible rock and roll

I managed to catch an acoustic set by the up and coming rock band The Answer, an awesome group from Northern Ireland, earlier in the week, and I was really impressed, so Friday night (or early Saturday morning) found us back at Latitude 30 to check out how this group sounds live. The answer is [...]

Lou Reed’s SXSW Keynote Interview

Entertaining repartee delivered with scintillating irony was the form of the day as rock icon Lou Reed was interviewed by good friend and music producer Hal Willner. Willner introduced Reed as the man who is to rock and roll what Miles Davis is to jazz, as Lou has literally changed the face of rock and [...]

Belfast and Nashville Rock Austin at SXSW

Our musical adventures today started a little after three pm at the SXSW British Music Embassy Party at Latidude 30 celebrating the sister cities relationship between Nashville and Belfast. I went there to see Beth Nielsen-Chapman, who is slated to play in Colorado this fall at Women Rock the Rialto, a fund-raiser for the Women’s [...]