Yeah I guess this is what you'd call an AustinSurreal Exclusive cuz ain't nobody else on this planet got this, till now.
My man done lent me a tape deck so I been ripping tapes all day. When I found this one I had to up it immediately.
It's really goin' down. After that Chromeo/Telephoned show, you gotsta head down 7th street to check ?uestlove doing a 3 hour set from what I hear. Then Friday it's Dead Prez, at Red 7. Wow. What a week. Click the flyers below to see them full size.
(AllHipHop News) The Mayor of Corpus Christi, Texas is being criticized for his appearance in a video for a profanity laced rap song titled "That's Not How You Represent Tha 361."
Mayor Joe Adame is seen at the beginning of Corpus Christie rapper Michael White's video for "361," reciting the song's catchy hook.
The track is a diss record by local rapper Michael White, who lashes out at the group named Only A Handful Family and their track "I'm From Corpus."
Today is the last day to vote in the Austin Chronicle's SOUND WARS Competition, and one of our favorite hip hop duo's Riders Against the Storm (RAS) is pretty close to winning but they need YOUR VOTES TODAY before midnight!
If you vote by midnight Texas time tonight you will win a FREE DOWNLOAD of the RAS album Speak the Truth by following these steps:
1. Create an account(s) and register to VOTE in the SOUNDWARS contest HERE, then vote for RAS.
2. Click this link to send an email to RAS with your new username and password so they can make sure you're registered.
3. Wait for a confirmation email from RAS with the album download link/code.
Please CLICK THIS LINK to register and submit one vote per as many email accounts as you want to enter. And you don't have to live in Austin to vote so spread the word!
SOUND WARS is a digital song competition between local Austin bands competing for notoriety, exposure, and a chance to play the 20th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival on Sunday, August 29 at Waterloo Park.
So please register and PLACE YOUR VOTES for Riders Against the Storm, one of the freshest new hip-hop groups in Austin!!!
Firstly lemme say that I have been on the road a bit this past week and slacked on email for about 48 hours, getting caught up now. Also, I am taking a bit of a break from Facebook and Twitter. Both sites are starting to make me feel real silly. I may turn this site here into my personal twitter page, fuck it. Short punchy bullshit, well I don't know. Maybe not.
ANYHOO! TONIGHT AUSTIN TEXAS YOU GOT TO BE AT THE ND! I done told you before and tonight is the night for - ALMOST FAMOUS! (Click flyer now to see full size)
People die every day, and honestly, I generally handle it pretty well. When it comes to celebrity deaths, I rarely care all that much. I feel for them the same way I feel for everyone else. And we all have our things that we go through.
But this one ranks right up there with John Peel. What John Peel was to presenting music to the masses, Harvey Pekar was to the literary world. In my eyes at least.
If that doesn't make sense to you, consider this. There was no man in the history of DJing music, that took a more pure approach than John Peel. No one. In that same regard, there was no man in the history of comic books that took a more pure and real approach to writing comic books.
My boyfriend and I recently watched the movie “Away We Go.” Toward the end of the movie, main characters Burt Farlander and Verona De Tassant, who are expecting their first child any second, exchange some impromptu vows. One of the vows Burt pitched to Verona was this:
“Do you promise to let our daughter be fat or skinny or any weight at all? Because we want her to be happy, no matter what. Being obsessed with weight is just too cliché for our daughter.”
“Say no!” I wanted to yell. But instead I hit the pause button and editorialized for a while. (Just a little service I provide for free to my family. They love this about me.)
On its face, these two sentences sound innocent enough. I mean, who wouldn’t want their daughter to be happy no matter what? And only the most shallow, pageant-pushing mom would want her daughter to be obsessed with her weight, right?
This is severely real. One of my favorite people in this here town here hands down, and the woman behind one of the most important websites to pop up in Austin in recent years - TheSouthernShift.com - Ann del Llano speaks to Austin City Council about police accountability.
You will trip right the hell out when you hear some of the facts she kicks. Three cheers for Ann. We need more people like you who are NEVA SKED!