Contact: Freddie Rodriguez
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2009
popolio.com hosts One Year Anniversary Mixer
An evening of celebration and networking
with live music, appetizers, and wine
AUSTIN, TX – popolio.com, which sits under the umbrella organization of Dallas-based Mandrake Arts & Media that started with MandrakeSocietyRadio.com, announces its One Year Anniversary Mixer. The Austin-based pop music blog, popolio.com, which debuted on September 15, 2008, features a hodgepodge of local, regional, national, and international content. The free event takes place on Friday, September 18, 2009, at Phara’s Mediterranean Cuisine at 111 East N. Loop from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The venue is BYOB and, therefore, only those 21 years of age and/or older may attend. In conjunction, Mandrake Society Radio will be celebrating its Four Year Anniversary the next day in Dallas. More details will be provided as they become available.
Special Guest, local power pop musician, Phil Dutra, will perform a short acoustic set. Though an open event, guests are asked to RSVP for a headcount. Appetizers, wine, and cake will be provided. Guests may order dinner on their own. A limited amount of goodie boxes including the CDs of Featured popolio.com Artists and other items will be gifted to first attendees.
The evening is set to be an intimate, low-key, informal networking event not only for popolio.com fans but for all Austin-area blog and music enthusiasts and creators. Background music will set the tone, but conversation will take the forefront. Mostly, guests are asked to help celebrate popolio.com’s one year existence and anticipate its second year.
popolio.com kicked off last year presenting itself as an online music magazine more than a blog. The blog set itself apart from other pop blogs by dedicating itself to original entertainment content and not gossip and operating on the underground, independent, and mainstream levels. Creating its own definition for “pop music, ” popolio.com embraces multiple genres such as Latin, R&B, and hip hop as well as pop. Its features include online and podcast artist interviews, show pictures, streamed songs, music reviews, and music video countdowns highlighting Austin- and Texas-based content.
SXSW, ¡Pachanga! Latino Music Festival, and, more recently, Premios Texas 2009 Artists have been featured on popolio.com pop quiz interviews. These artists include Austin and Texas artists David Garza, Vallejo, Maneja Beto, Los Bad Apples, and Bobby Pulido. On the national level, Grammy Winner Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ posthumous release, Eye Legacy, was featured with a podcast interview with her brother, Ron Lopes, and a MY TOP 10: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Video Countdown. Maryland-based SXSW Artist and 2009 Grammy Nominee Wayna’s Higher Ground featured with pop quiz and podcast interviews with the artist. Canadian Jennie Laws and London-based Welsh artist, Bright Light Bright Light (formerly SXSW Artist Rod Thomas) have also been featured.
Singer-Songwriter Phil Dutra was the first artist to be interviewed for the popolio podcast feature at popolio.com on September 24, 2008, at http://popolio.wordpress.com/2008/09/24/interview-with-phil-dutra/. According to his MySpace Page and Official Site, “Phil sounds like the love child of REM and Barenaked Ladies on a hit of XTC.” His song “Let Me Be Your Superman” from his latest EP release, Right Behind the Rain, was chosen “Track of the Day” at the influential web site GarageBand.com and “She Walks Away,” another song from the same set, won the National Michael Lloyd Song Contest at the TAXI Road Rally held in Hollywood, California.
For more information or to ask questions please contact Freddie Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.945.1376.
About Mandrake Arts & Media
Consists of blogs MandrakeSocietyRadio.com and popolio.com.
History, poetry, and epiphany about building community.
For more information, visit http://www.mandrakesocietyradio.com/