Tuesday, March 17, 2009 6:27 PM
To Whom It May Concern:
Two things are on my brain right at this moment — St. Patrick’s Day and SXSW. So, Happy St. Patrick’s Day and for those in Austin for SXSW this week — Enjoy!
Right off the bat, we’ve had the most pop quizzes featured in March 2009 than any other month since popolio started in September 2008. The reason being that in addition to our two March pop quiz artists, I also hosted a special SXSW Week (last week!) featuring a different SXSW Artist pop quiz daily. That’s five (seven total) for those doing the math. The last artist of the week is a 2009 Grammy Nominee as well. Our first Grammy Nominated pop quiz Artist at that. How exciting is that?
I tried to reach out to artists of different genres to have a nice variety and I think we achieved that. R&B, Club, Folk, and Roots are all well-represented. All their shows are tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2009, except for Clarence Bucaro’s whose show is this Saturday, March 20, 2009. I didn’t plan it that way. It’s just coincidence that the artists that were most receptive to popolio have shows on the same day. And the other March Artist pop quiz is still coming up and will close out the month. So, watch for that one. Check out their pop quizzes by clicking below (and go see these SXSW Artists’ shows!):
- Our first March 2009 pop quiz Artist: Soce, The Elemental Wizard (Hip Hop/Rap/Pop)
And the SXSW Artists featured last week —
- Kendra Ross (R&B/Soul/Jazz)
- The Wong Boys (Club Rock)
- Rod Thomas (Folk/Pop; Not to be mistaken with Rob Thomas)
- Clarence Bucaro (Pop/Roots)
- Wayna (R&B/Soul/Hip Hop/Singer-Songwriter; 2009 Grammy Nomineee)
- Our second March 2009 pop quiz Artist is coming (check for it)
So, I think that’s the biggest news for March 2009 at popolio. All our other features are to be continued. I will be bringing a new MY TOP 10 at the end of the month. Check for that.
Enjoy our SXSW content; all of our March 2009 content; and to all those music fans, artists, and industry people alike in Austin for SXSW this week welcome to Austin and have a blast.
Sincerely, Freddie Rodriguez aka freddie beat