Wednesday, December 28, 2011

DMI at the InternInAustin Fair January 31

Dart Music International is excited to announce that we have partnered with campus2careers, the fastest growing entry-level job board on the net and a local start-up, to help Music companies and artists in town find interns for the Spring semester through InternInAustin. InternInAustin is the nation’s first citywide internship program and includes a website and events to connect local small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and nonprofits with students all year.  The most recent Internship Fair, in September, connected 150 employers and 600 students for Fall Semester internships.  Meanwhile, more than 90% of the companies who attended the Fair said it was very useful for finding an intern and would attend a future fair.  You can watch a video of the Fair HERE.

The next InternInAustin Fair is scheduled for Tuesday January 31st from 5:00-8:00 PM at the AT&T Conference Center and there will be a dedicated section for companies and artists in the Austin Music Industry.  If you are interested in finding an intern for the Spring Semester, register to attend the program’s next Internship Fair by clicking HERE.  For only $25, you will get the opportunity to connect with an intern(s) that can help you with social media, marketing, sales, website design, market research, bookings, and more for the Spring semester and beyond.

If you have any questions about the event or program, please contact   If you would like to get a headstart on finding an intern or to line up specific candidates you would like to meet with at the fair, go to and click Join Now to get started. As a member of the Austin Music Industry, you automatically get 50% off any of campus2careers’ already inexpensive plans.  Just use c2c-music when you check-out on the Payment page.  (Note: any employer with a paid plan on the site attends the fairs for free).  

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Official Music Video from The Halfbreed Lovers

The first official music video from The Halfbreed Lovers features a new version of their song, "Coupon". While more upbeat than the original, "Coupon" still focuses on the entanglement of sin in the absence of light. The song was recorded in Mesa, Arizona but gives a glimpse of the El Paso, TX night scene. "Coupon" will be available as an bonus download on their new album which will be released in February, 2012.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Videos from Grand Atlantic, Drawn From Bees

Check 'em out:

See you all at the Austin Icon Awards tomorrow night ...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scare For the Cure

This Friday (8/26) is our first ever official non-gala fundraising event.
We are calling it our; Sneak-Peak!
Our hope is that you will encourage your friends and family to support SCARE buy purchasing a ticket and bidding on the auction items.
We also hope that YOU will be able to buy a ticket and join in the fun, whether or not you will be able to bid.   We realize that not everyone can afford the $50 per ticket price tag but since the venue is on the small side, we only need about 6-8 volunteers to work the event.  This role will primarily be filled by the Board of Directors, a few managers and the odd ...I mean "unique" character or two.   
This year has been rough on our nations economy...and SCARE has felt the pinch as have many of you.  I'm not afraid to tell you that cash donations are down more than 60% and we have had very few material donations as well.  Times are tough all over.  
But, if you have the money to spare and you're not already volunteering for the event, please consider buying a ticket or two, bring a friend, and have a great time.
I am jumping the gun, and may get in a little trouble, but one of the VERY cool items up for auction is dinner at a very nice Austin steakhouse with none other than Lou "The Incredible HULK" Ferrigno!  While you young folks might not know who he old comic geeks certainly do.
This is just one of the awesome things that will help us raise some much needed funds so we can continue to put on the nation's most amazing haunted adventure!!!
Lastly, many of you  make generous donations to SCARE each year.  We would ask that if you had planned on making a donation, to consider making it at the SNEAK-PEAK.
By bidding on a similar dollar amount item, you may spur others to begin bidding, there-by increasing the amount of money we raise at this event.  (which is kinda the point)
I already know what items I will be bidding on....
We hope to see you there!
(if not, BUILD continues!!!)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Little League says Ugandan team denied US visas - The Edwardsville Intelligencer

"A youth baseball team from Uganda that would have been the first squad from Africa to play at the Little League World Series has been denied visas to enter the United States. The U.S. Department of State declined to give a reason for the decision, other than to say that the team's documentation "contained discrepancies," officials at Little League headquarters in South Williamsport, Pa., said Friday in a statement." - Associated Press

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Aussie Update

News from a couple of Down Under DMI bands:

Grand Atlantic will be releasing their new album "Constellations" on September 2. Pre-orders (including some sweet packages with bonus items) are now available on their website.

Drawn From Bees also have a new single on the way, they are being a bit coy about exactly when it will emerge, keep an eye on their facebook page for further announcements.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tidal Waves available on itunes

Tidal Waves blew us away at their SXSW show at Flamingo Cantina. Since returning back home to South Africa they have been touring extensively, playing from Swaziland to Cape Town. Their current album, Manifesto, is finally available for on itunes and amazon.

They were recently interviewed after a show in South Africa. See what they have to say about their SXSW show and coming back to the states in 2012.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tickets now available for the 2nd Annual Austin Icon Awards at the historic Austin City Limits Studio:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Bastille Day, Y'all

By Ulf Kastner

Just as St. Patrick's Day motivates a sizable number of Americans to embrace their Irish roots and/or appreciation of all things Irish, a growing number of folks on this side of the Atlantic flirt with their Francophile tendencies on Bastille Day.In other words, this is quite the opportune weekend to indulge in some good European fun about town.

Tonight, July 14th, starting at 10pm Justine's Brasserie on 4710 East 5th Street will celebrate Bastille Day with a "Red White and Blue Party" featuring "fireworks, cake, kisses, French punk rock, red white and blue cocktails and yes, a guillotine." Sounds like a great party to crash in a Marie Antoinette get-up.

See also

And on Saturday, July 16th, starting at 7pm the Alliance Française d'Austin will hold a Bastille Day Party on the grounds of the French Legation Museum on 802 San Marcos Street. Admission is $10 (free for children 12 or younger) and you can expect "live music, dancing, food & drink, silent & live auctions, pétanque and other games." This looks to be the more family-friendly affair of the two events we're recommending.

See also

Vive la France, y'all!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Maren Parusel with The Halfbreed Lovers

Requiemme Records presents
Maren Parusel (San Diego, CA) on her eastbound 2011 tour with special guest: The Halfbreed Lovers.
Thursday July 7th at The Lowbrow Palace in El Paso, TX. Click the title for details.

In a classic SXSW coincidence, both bands happened to play just blocks from each other on March 29th. We love Maren's dangerously demure style, and the Lover's soulful alt-rock. Now it's time to get these spacey rockers in the same building for once! Between The Halfbreed Lovers & Maren Parusel, this show's got more than enough quirky rhythm to get you dancing sans alcohol. But don't worry, there will be plenty of that too.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Video of The Halfbreed Lovers

The halfbreed lover's lineup has changed yet again. Former bass player Valarie Apperson is now on drums. Former drummer Ulysses Apperson is now playing double keyboards. And of course, Victor Talamantes is leading steadily with guitar and vocals. The lovers have never been much for video, but from the looks of their new youtube channel, we are now free to violate them with our cameras.

New footage of their show for Black Cactus Records in Phoenix is sure to induce some seizures. You can also peek into their recording session with Audioconfusion.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bali Yaaah's debut release


NEVER EARLY ALWAYS FATE - BALI YAAAH's first EP will be released June18th 2011 digitally, on CD, and special edition MP3 flash player. This debut marks the first glimpse into the mysterious fabric of Bali Yaaah's unique mix of musical influences. In addition to traditional CD and digital distribution, the EP is also available on a special edition USB Mp3 player. This is the first and only ever EP released on such a device. The “Usagi” flash drive is not only a 2 gigabyte flash drive shaped like a bunny and loaded with extra material, it comes equipped with headphones and plays MP3 files on the go!

Bali Yaaah (Austin, TX) has a droning 60's psychedelic approach to 80's synth-pop. Think love child between Velvet Underground and Depeche Mode; a fusion of deep fuzzy organs, syncopated drum machines, dubbed out bass, haunting vocals, and searing guitars, this modern organ trio conjures an alluring wall of sound. Driven by band leader and organist Chris Brown, alongside guitarist Jonas Hodges and bassist Alan Uribe, the group evokes a seductive blend of dark synth-wave, and post punk art rock. Often described as “retro music from the future”, the group's influences stem from around the world with hints of African, Asian, and Latin rhythms providing the backbone to many of the group's familiar, yet foreign compositions. Fans of Clinic, LCD Soundsystem, The Black Angels, Arcade Fire, Gorillaz, and early Eno should take special notice.

Psych out now to the band's first video for “Shoot it”here.

Bali Yaaah will be hosting a release party for NEVER EARLY ALWAYS FATE at Skinny's Ballroom on June 18th, 2011.

For more info contact:

Chris Brown


Friday, May 27, 2011

Jackie Bristow nominated for two NZ Music Awards

Jackie Bristow's album "Freedom" has been nominated for Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Best Country Music Album.  The title song from "Freedom" has also been nominated for the APRA Best Country Song Award for 2011.  Both awards are to be presented on Thursday June 2 at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in Gore. 

Jackie has been touring nonstop out of Austin since January this year.  Dates supporting Tommy Emmanuel, Marc Cohn, and Bob Schneider have brought her to a broad audience across the USA.  Check out her upcoming tour schedule at and go see her when she's in your neck of the woods. 

NZ Music Awards
Jackie's DMI Page

Monday, April 18, 2011

Music videos from every continent and the space station? Check!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Great story about Cady Coleman's video for DMI

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

SXSW4Japan re-streaming now. DMI friends Drawn From Bees, Emergency Blanket, Grand Atlantic, Parlotones ...

Friday, April 1, 2011

South Africa's Tidal Waves play Austin Saturday night at Flamingo Cantina with Sister Carol!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tidal Waves + Black Ghandi at Flamingo Cantina tonight at 9!

The Strangest Week of a Strange Life

I haven't led the most "normal" of lives up to this point, but even for me the week of March 13-21 was unusual.  Along with the Board & volunteers of Dart Music International and our friends at Same Sky Productions we literally made history multiple times during the week.  Here's how things got started: 

Setup, load-in, and final preparations were completely insane.  Thanks to some amazingly cool people we were able to create a sound stage that was nearly flawless for the entire week.  It takes a village to create something like this, and we had the best village out there! 

David, Andre, Kourosh, Eva, Sarah, and James from Same Sky Productions worked hard for weeks to get us to this point, and were on-hand throughout the entire week to make the DMI House one of the most spectacular events I've ever witnessed.  In addition to the hours spent creating video introductions and illustrations for each band, they also arranged for live video and audio broadcasting of the events through     

Our sound team was amazing.  Led by the incomparable Greg Williams with Joseph Cisneros on the board and Tyler managing the stage.  InChurl Yo of Yo! Media created out graphics and posters.  Our other sponsors for the week really came through as well.  Check out the event page for a full list of all the links and logos of the great companies who made this happen. 

After manic video editing and setup at 219 West, we inaugurated the 2011 Dart Music International House with the first ever back-to-back performances by 6 bands from the 6 inhabited continents.  The showcase, sponsored by our friends at Mueller Law and Voodoo Cowboy, created an event of cultural, artistic, and historical significance. 

1:00 - Jackie Bristow (Oceania - New Zealand)
2:00 - Emergency Blanket (South America - Peru)
3:00 - Tidal Waves (Africa - South Africa)
4:00 - Telephunken (Europe - Spain)
5:00 - Unfamiliar Friends Party (Asia - Taiwan)
6:00 - The Boxing Lesson (North America - Austin)

In addition to the incredible musical performances, we were honored to have Honorary Consul Kathleen Kelly of the New Zealand Consulate, Houston, as a guest. 

More to come, including Music from Space for the first time ever, Songs for Christchurch, and 3AM chicken & waffles with Hanson...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

DMI House Today - Music from Space at 3. Yellow Dogs in for Tarantist later.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan relief info & collection at Harris Radio party at the DMI House today 1-7. 219 W 4th St. Austin.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Visa/Immigration issues for artists panel at DMI House at noon, then St. Paddy's Day extravaganza!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Music from SPACE and all 6 inhabited continents TODAY in Austin:

Monday, March 14, 2011

T-minus 4 hours until the launch of the Dart Music International House!

Friday, March 11, 2011

DMI House Special Guest for Tuesday, March 15 - Austin's Bali Yaaah!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Megan Schiebe has an excellent story about globalism, modern music, and the Dart Music International House:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bring the world back into focus with Dart Music International House. Catch the teaser & info:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Tomorrow night at Beauty Bar $10 = 3 hot Austin bands + drinks + chance at SXSW music wristbands.
"I Won't" from STEREO IS A LIE. You won't be able to get it out of your head!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

For those who feel 6 bands from 6 continents isn't enough:

Friday, February 25, 2011

This March with DMI: International relations through interpersonal interactions -

Friday, January 28, 2011

Original music for Original People: Tidal Waves coming to US from SA!
Original music for original people coming from South Africa to the US:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Houston, we have a solution: Jackie Bristow tonight.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Jackie Bristow has landed in the USA!! Come out to Chelsea's in Houston next week to see her 1st show.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Same Sky Radio in 3 hours!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Using the radio to help Afghan women learn to read and write.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Same Sky Radio in an hour kids!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Free Week in Austin

Free week is one of the best New Year's traditions anywhere!  Tons of great live music in Austin to kick off the new year... If you are in Austin, get out and see some of the best bands our town has to offer. 

Like SXSW, there are so many great shows happening all over town that you wish you had a few clones so you can take it all in. 

9 days of Free Shows
Venues all over Austin

Highlights from the DMI calendar on