Moving Ahead :: Wild Child Continues To Gain Momentum With ‘Follow Me’ Video

When I break down the numbers for 2018, I won’t be surprised if Wild Child is all over the analytics for my website.  The band has been seriously blazing themselves a trail towards success this year with the release of a new album, a nationwide tour, and a seemingly continuous onslaught of music video output.  Their latest, Follow Me, is a somber but moving tune, with an equally low-key yet on the nose video to match.  If you aren’t already hip to Wild Child, you’re running out of time to say you were a fan before they blew up, because it seems inevitable at this point.

-chief

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Stage Life :: Voodoo Boogaloo And Stevens High School Theater Combine Forces For ‘The Portal’

San Antonio-based psychadelic duo Voodoo Boogaloo are definitely anything but traditional or run of the mill.  Their spacious, infectious music is only matched by their magnetic and loving personalities, leading to their circle of creative friends being vast and diverse.  For one of their more well-known songs, The Portal, the Stevens High School Theater company went above and beyond to provide them with a video… the group created an entire performance piece, including costuming and lighting, that perfectly encompasses the otherworldly, spiritual and mysterious nature of Voodoo Boogaloo.  This is definitely the type of music video that makes me jealous with how proud I am of the final product.  Most certainly worthy of your shares, likes and comments.

-chief

Friendly Competition :: Other Entries From The San Marcos Cinema Club’s ’72-Hour Film Race’

Taking part in the 72-Hour Film Race, presented by the San Marcos Cinema Club, and being a part of a team that placed second, was a true honor.  Being connected to so many talented filmmakers and personalities was an equal honor.  Here are a few of the other entries that I managed to find on YouTube, including the contest winner How Art Makes You Feel

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Texas Folklore :: Rock Bottom String Band Stops By KTSW 89.9 For Studio C Sessions

Rock Bottom String Band not only entertains, they inform.  Recently, they stopped by KTSW 89.9‘s Studio C Sessions to perform La Llorona, a song dedicated to the lore of the ‘Weeping Ghost’ (or ‘Weeping Woman’).  I would go into more detail about the story, but Tara does it much better than I can.  If you’re not already hip to Studio C Sessions, you should definitely follow the YouTube channel for constant nonstop good tunes.

-chief

Riding Waves :: Dr. Bobby Banner, MPC Prescribes Us A Dosage Of ‘SYN’

Austin-based beatsmith and musician Dr. Bobby Banner, MPC (a major portion of the Ndelible Ink collective) has just laced us with something special in the form of SYN.  The song, and its accompanying video, are a wonderful mix of hypnotic instrumentation, mesmerizing fractals and fun with a beautiful free spirit.  The music video plays more like an abstract piece of art, taking you on an emotional set of stimuli that is visually and audibly pleasing.  Banner and the crew have been known to drop quality work, but this in particular stands out as something special.. a bright diamond in a pile of diamonds, if you will.  Definitely keep your eyes and ears out for more from the crew, give the video a like/share/comment, and keep supporting that Texas dopeness.

-chief

Dream Teams :: ‘The Perpendicular’, San Marcos Cinema Club And The 72-Hour Film Race

The San Marcos Cinema Club is quickly becoming one of the better fixtures in the town of San MarcosTexas.  The group holds a number of events and festival directly designed to promote and foster creative filmmakers in the city, as well as bring fans of film together to appreciate these creatives.  One of their recent events, the 72-Hour Film Race, recently took place.  I got together with a handful of friends and collaborators, we were given a set of prompts (sci-fi, barber scene, ‘EL RITO LIBERDADO DEL AGUA’, mural incorporation and a bonus location via a riddle), and we embarked upon the journey that resulted in The Perpendicular.  For something made in just under three days, I’d say we did pretty well… the judges thought so too, as we came in second place.  Check it out, share it, leave a like or a comment, and keep your eyes open for more fun from the San Marcos Cinema Club.

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True Stories :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Releases ‘A Memoir Called Noir’

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In the immortal words of Rakim, ‘it’s been a long time…’.  After nearly 3 years, one of the longest breaks in between projects I’ve ever taken, comes the release of A Memoir Called Noir, the latest self-written and self-produced output from Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice.  This time around the beats are a bit darker, and the lyrics are more forthright and honest than usual.  Dynamite verbal assists are included from Kazee Queen and BERNICHUS.  Thanks to the good homey at Frownland Records, this album (and all of my other albums) are available on every digital streaming/storefront service your little heart could desire, so don’t sleep on the project.  For those about to support, we salute you.

-chief