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!