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popolio exists under the umbrella organization of Mandrake Arts & Media.  popolio is the latest addition to Mandrake Arts & Media.  Before popolio, Mandrake Arts & Media consisted of  Mandrake FM (which is currently being re-worked) and Mandrake Society Radio.

In conjunction with popolio’s One Year Anniversary Mixer in Austin on Friday September 18, 2009, (see the flyer here and read the press release here), we are celebrating Mandrake Society’s Radio’s 5th Season with an event in Dallas the very next evening, Saturday, September 19, 2009

Part of the idea with the Dallas event is to have it occur in the midst of the Pride festivities in D-Town.  Here are the details for Dallas’ event.

We will have live music at both events.  Austin-based Phil Dutra will be representing in the ATX while NYC artist Tim Dillinger will hold it down in D-Town.  Check Phil’s MySpace Page here and Tim’s here.

All are welcome to both events or to one or the other.  I will be at both.  Hope to see you somewhere.

freddie beat
popolio creator/editor

J. Dub
Mandrake Arts & Media founder
Mandrake Society Radio creator/editor
popolio co-editor

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 7:53 PM

To Whom It May Concern:

I’m due for both my July 2009 and August 2009 Letters From the Editor.  I’ll be doing a combo deal this time around.

  • So what went down in July?  Here are the highlights.
    • Reviewed Darci Monet’s Fusion in LTR (Long Term Review) feature here.
    • Featured regularly scheduled pop quizzes for Semantic Noise here and Lights Resolve here
    • Featured special pop quizzes around 2 local events —
      • Monster Girl here and Stephanie SALVO here for The All Austin All Handmade Bash.
      • Started the countdown of  5th Annual Premios Texas 2009 Artist pop quizzes – Bobby Pulido here and VALLEJO here.
    • Counted down MY TOP 10: Mike Jack Collabos in tribute to the King of Pop
  • And in August?
    • Continued the Premios Texas 2009 pop quizzes with Makano here and Anita Benner of Los Bad Apples here.
    • Posted the first of more to come of pics from the Red Carpet of the above event here.
    • Coolooloosh pop quiz here.  Second August pop quiz to post THIS FRIDAY. So stay tuned for that.
    • I’ m in the midst of MY TOP 10: 90s/00s Pop/R&B Divo Music Video Jump-Offs.   This is the twelfth countdown I’ve done so far!  So,  I decided to mirror my very first September 2008 countdown — MY TOP 10: 90s/00s Pop/R&B Diva Music Video Jump-Offs.  Hope you all enjoy it 
  • One Year Anniversary Mixer (09.18.09 in Austin)
    • Most importantly, popolio.com will be one year old next month and we’re throwing an informal low-key event in our own honor. 
    • It’s open and free, but I ask that you RSVP, so that I can get a headcount.   Come celebrate with us. 
    • Check out the flyer here and read the press release here.
  • Mandrake Society Radio Podcast Fifth Season Event  (09.19.09 in Dallas)
    • In conjunction we’ll be celebrating the fifth season of our brother blog, MandrakeSocietyRadio.com, the very next day in Dallas.
    • See that post here.  

This will be a Friday and Saturday evening.  So, I dare you to come out to both events and party with us.  It’s doable.  Hope to see you there.  Can’t wait.

8:18 PM

peace, love & all that jazz

freddie beat
popolio creator/editor

Click on the flyer to go to the Official popolio.com MySpace Page.

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Contact:  Freddie Rodriguez
512.945.1376
popolio.com@gmail.com 

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 https://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 popolio.com@gmail.com or 512.945.1376.

About Mandrake Arts & Media
Consists of blogs MandrakeSocietyRadio.com and popolio.com.

 About MandrakeSocietyRadio.com
History, poetry, and epiphany about building community.

For more information, visit http://www.mandrakesocietyradio.com/

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It’s a little late in coming from popolio.  Our brother blog, Mandrake Society Radio, has it covered, though.  Read about Nhojj, a previous pop quiz artist, and his 2 Velocity Award Nominations for Soul Comfort here.

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I just wanted to give a “golden shout out” to J Dub.  popolio has had some opportunities in the last few weeks to cover things outside of our regular schedule of features.  Mainly, Pachanga Fest and the GAT5 Summer Sizzle fashion show.  With that has come his audio assist on streaming the songs we’ve featured on all the various artists associated with both events.  And this was crunch time with short deadlines and he came through like the pro that he is.

Not only does he help me at popolio, he oversees Mandrake Arts & Media, which includes popolio and running Mandrake Society Radio and Mandrake FM (which is going through some flux at the moment; stay tuned).  So, check out his hard work and adept writing and blogging at those 2 sites, too.  Image courtesy of Google Search

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There are some changes at our brother blogs, Mandrake FM and Mandrake Society Radio.  Please read here and here to get updated and get the latest.