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Grammy-winning Texican rockers Los Lonely Boys announce new album Rockpango out March 29 Spring/Summer tour including SXSW and dates with Los Lobos

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on March 16, 2011 by Randy

Los Lonely Boys will release their new album, Rockpango on March 29th through the band’s own Lonely Tone imprint with Playing in Traffic Records. A “Spanglish” word coined by the band, Rockpango translates more or less to “rock party.” The 11-track collection stands as the most personal work to date by the Grammy-winning Garza brothers – Henry, Ringo, and Jojo – who wrote, recorded and produced the record themselves. Rockpango will also be available in a Deluxe Edition featuring three bonus songs, exclusive behind the scenes video, and a fold-out poster of the cover art.

“Fly Away” is the first single from the new album, an uplifting song rich with the Garza brothers’ trademark harmonies and brilliant guitar work. Visit and find out how to receive the track for free.

Videos for posting | “Fly Away” & Album

Rockpango follows 2010’s critically acclaimed Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live! Since their breakout 2004 self-titled album, which went twice platinum and garnered a “Best Pop Performance Grammy” for the #1 hit single “Heaven,” Los Lonely Boys have toured all over the world, performing roughly 200 shows. The trio recently confirmed extensive spring and summer 2011 tour dates in support of Rockpango.  The band will preview tracks from the album on March 18th & 19th with performances at SXSW, before kicking off a headlining tour on April 2 in Steamboat Springs, CO. They will also join Los Lobos for select dates in July and August.

Los Lonely Boys Spring/Summer Tour Dates:
3/18 – Austin, TX @ Whole Foods Rooftop Pavilion – PIT 2nd Anniversary Party
3/19 – Austin, TX @ The Phoenix – SXSW Official Showcase
3/29 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records In-Store, 5pm
4/02 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Ski Resort
4/03 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
4/05 – Durango, CO @ Ft. Lewis College
4/06 – Greeley, CO @ Union Colony Civic Center
4/08 – Manhattan, KS @ McCain Auditorium
4/09 – Lincoln, NE @ Lied Center for Performing Arts
4/10 – Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre
4/12 – Madison, WI @ The Barrymore
4/13 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
4/15 – Taos, NM @ Solar Center KTAOS Event
4/23 – Nashville, TN @ The Woods at Fontanel
5/12 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
5/13 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/14 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
5/15 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House
6/15 – Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Hall
6/16 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
6/17 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
6/18 – Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Hall
6/20 – Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest Cafe
6/22 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
6/23 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
6/24 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
6/28 – Toronto, ON @ Jazz Fest
6/29 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Summer Festival
7/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
7/04 – Hankinson, ND @ Dakota Magic Casino
7/28 – Coarsegold, CA @ Chuckchansi w/ Los Lobos
7/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre  w/ Los Lobos
7/30 – Rancho Mirage, CA @ Aqua Caliente w/ Los Lobos
8/02 – Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock w/ Los Lobos
8/03 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Pike’s Peak Center w/ Los Lobos
8/05 – Arvada, CO @ Arvada Center w/ Los Lobos
8/06 – Boulder, CO @ Chautaugua Auditorium w/ Los Lobos
8/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Zoo w/ Los Lobos
8/10 – Chicago, IL @ Ravinia w/ Los Lobos
9/02 – Crockett, TX @ Civic Center
9/03 – Freeport, TX @ Summertime Blues Fest
9/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Library Theatre (acoustic)



Posted in News with tags , , on March 3, 2011 by Randy

You are invited to experience The Sunset Strip at SXSW!

The world’s most legendary music boulevard is packing up and heading east to Austin, Texas for five days of music, comedy and an interactive lounge during SXSW.

The West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau and the Sunset Strip Business Association have partnered to create a Sunset Strip lounge at the SXSW tradeshow March 14-17. Attendees are invited to stop by The Sunset Strip lounge at the Austin Convention Center (booths 523 & 525) and enjoy a photo gallery featuring some of the top performances on The Strip, Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) footage, meet with organizers of the SSMFcomedians from The Comedy Store and representatives from the West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau and The Roxy Theatre. Attendees can also enter the chance to win a VIP experience at this year’s SSMF, scheduled for August 18-20. (VIP packages will be given away each day during the tradeshow.)

Additionally, Sunset Strip venues The Roxy Theatre and The Comedy Store will host nights of entertainment at venues in Austin during the music festival. The Roxy will take over the Rusty Spurs venue (405 E 7th Street) for official SXSW “Austin Rox” parties on March 16 and 17, showcasing some of The Strip’s top talent. Lineups include:

Wednesday, March 16: Performances by Deep Dark Robot featuring Linda PerryJohnny Polygon and Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) alum The Tender BoxAwolnationVanaprasta and Pigeons featuring Cisco Adler. The Rusty Spurs Lounge (aka Black and Tan) will feature performances by Olin & The MoonLocksleyHot PandaBrite Futuresand Blue Scholars.

Thursday, March 17: Performances by Fitz & The TantrumsLenka and SSMF alum Neon TreesSemi Precious WeaponsAndy Grammer and Wicker. The Rusty Spurs Lounge (aka Black and Tan) will feature HandsFerocious Few,Queen CaveatNovocaines and Sabrosa Purr. (For full details and schedule times, visit

Media interested in attending the “Austin Rox” showcases at Rusty Spurs should RSVP to Heather Kohos

The Comedy Store will headline its presence at SXSW with a panel at the Interactive festival titled “Social Media and Comedy: F**k Yeah!” with comedy experts Kambri Crews (producer/publicist, Ballyhoo Promotions), Alf LaMont (VP of marketing, The Comedy Store), Jordan Ellner (director of,, comedian Marc Maron and Sean McCarthy (editor/publisher, The Comic’s Comic). The discussion takes place Sunday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the Hyatt, Texas Ballroom 1 (208 Barton Springs Road). As part of the journey to SXSW, The Comedy Store is bringing four up-and-coming comedians who will be performing at the legendary Cap City Comedy Club in Austin ( In addition, The Comedy Store comics will provide entertainment and support at the various Sunset Strip events at the Rusty Spurs and beyond. Follow @TheComedyStore on Twitter for updates.

Additionally, many artists that have performed in Sunset Strip venues – Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, House of Blues Sunset Strip, Cat Club and Whisky A Go-Go – are also taking the stage at SXSW. Below is a list of some artists performing. For full details and schedule, visit

(* indicates Sunset Strip Music Festival alum)

Alberta Cross
Army Navy
The Bangles
Ben Taylor
Black Cherry
Black Spiders
Blue King Brown
Blue Scholars
Brett Dennen
Cary Brothers
Chico Mann
Collie Buddz
Cold War Kids
Dame 55
The Daylights
Eastern Conference Champions
The Duke Spirit
Dum Dum Girls
Ellie Goulding
The Faceless
Fitz and the Tantrums
The Foreign Exchange
Freddie Gibbs
Friendly Fires
Francis and the Lights
G. Love
The Golden Dogs
Gram Rabbit
The Happy Hollows
Hoodie Allen
Jay Nash
Keaton Simons
Matt Nathanson
Mustard Pimp
Neon Trees*
Nico Stai
Nico Vega*
Noah and The Whale
North Mississippi Allstars
Of Mice & Men
Old 97’s
Olin & The Moon
Or, The Whale
Pigeon John
Portugal, The Man
The Raveonettes
The Supervillains
Tech N9ne
Tender Box*
Terra Naomi
Toubab Krewe
Uh Huh Her
Voxhaul Broadcast
Ximena Sarinana
Young The Giant


Posted in News with tags , , on March 1, 2011 by Randy

ULTRA MUSIC will heat up SXSW with their debut showcase featuring some of the label’s best and brightest talent on Thursday, March 17, 2011. The showcase is scheduled from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. at The Phoenix and will highlight sets from ULTRA MUSIC artists BENNY BENASSI, WOLFGANG GARTNER, UNICORN KID, DESIGNER DRUGS and ADRIAN LUX.

ULTRA MUSIC will make SXSW shake to the sounds of these electronic music luminaries. Legendary, Grammy Award-winning producer and DJ BENNY BENASSI headlines the event with what promises to be a set of sexy, electro anthems from his forthcoming album, ELECTROMAN (releasing June 7) and his illustrious catalog. Grammy-nominated producer and DJ WOLFGANG GARTNER precedes BENASSI, and GARTNER is locked and loaded with his own sonic arsenal which will include “Illmerica,” “Space Junk,” “Forever” featuring and many other cuts from his upcoming debut album (title TBA).  From across the pond, UNICORN KID draws from chip music styles, giving the showcase another flavor and flair.

Two of ULTRA’s more recent signings ADRIAN LUX and the duo DESIGNER DRUGS are primed to kick off the evening’s festivities with their own unique and undeniable sounds. DESIGNER DRUGS will be performing banging tunes from their recently released album HARDCORE/SOFTCORE, while LUX is hot off the success of his singles “Strawberry”, “Teenage Crime” and

“Can’t Sleep.”


New York City-based ULTRA MUSIC continues to pave the way for electronic music’s future. As one of the most prolific and eminent independent labels, ULTRA continues to set trends and push boundaries within the music industry.  Last year, three ULTRA MUSIC albums debuted in the iTunes Top 10 Overall ChartULTRA DANCE 11, Kaskade’s DYNASTY and deadmau5’s 4×4=12, with the latter two debuting Top 5 iTunes OverallBillboard documented the label’s success further as #1 Dance Airplay Imprint and #1 Dance Airplay Label, as well as Top 10 Dance/Electronic Album Imprint and Top 5 Dance/Electronic Album Label.  The label’s online presence remains unparalleled, with 265K YouTube subscribers and over 850 million views. It’s the 46th most subscribed to channel of all time and the seventh most viewed.

Set times for the Ultra Music Showcase are as follows:


ADRIAN LUX 8pm-9pm                       

DESIGNER DRUGS 9pm-10pm          

UNICORN KID 10pm-11pm                


BENNY BENASSI 12:30am-2am        


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