Kendra Ross, our first SXSW pop quiz artist of this month’s special popolio SXSW coverage, is playing with none other than Babyface this coming Friday in Houston at the Arena Theatre at 8PM. Also, I did go to her showcase here in Austin last Wednesday and took some pics, so those will be coming soon. Maybe today. Keep your fingers crossed and check for those.
March 23, 2009
January 13, 2009
Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour was the top-grossing tour in North America and world-wide in 2008 making it the Number 8 tour on the all-time North American chart according to Pollstar.
I’d never gone to a Madonna concert and I chose to go to this one. I’d never paid for floor seats for any show and I did for this one. So, my ticket stub helped contribute to this record. I would say that as a fan I’m happy I contributed, but Madonna would have made her money whether I showed up or not.
Read more at Reuters UK.
Listen to my thoughts on the show on a recent R&R podcast here.
December 17, 2008
Well, Freddie caught Madonna in Houston, Texas, recently, so we’re talking about that show. However, Beyonce’s latest doesn’t get the love. Listen to the podcast.
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September 27, 2008
While I performed in Houston with a now-defunct band called Tru Sol, I loved to hear the melacholy pop sounds of Arthur Yoria in all of its manifestations. The guy’s won several awards from the Houston Press and recieved international attention as well. Here’s a quick intro from his website.
Whether it’s with his seasoned 4-piece band or with his “solo-electro” act in which Arthur showcases his mastery of guitar, vocal and beat looping, the live shows have been known to captivate even the most jaded of venue patrons. He’s toured the U.S. and South America as well as the U.K. playing on stages such as the Knitting Factory in L.A., Sin-e’ and CBGBs in NYC and the world-famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. In addition, Arthur has had songs placed on the hit Fox tv show, the OC, the Fellicity DVD collection, various MTV shows, the National Lampoon film, Adam & Eve and has had songs featured in both Arizona Jeans and Domino’s Pizza ad campaigns.
Now you can help him choose the songs for his next CD project. Go to www.arthuryoria.com and download the songs for free then email Arthur letting him know how you liked the song. It’s pop music in the making and you can help. Hurry, because you have until October 5th, 2008, to access the songs and put your vote in.