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Modern Living :: Attic Ted And Jeffrey Garcia Collaborate For ‘Down On The Farm’ Music Video

When Attic Ted and Jeffrey Garcia collaborate, wonderful things happen.  Way back in 1919, How Ya Gonna Keep Em Down On The Farm was penned, and nearly a century later, it is still relevant, so leave it to Attic Ted to include his version on his latest release, Parade Dust Mischief.  Enter Jeffrey Garcia, who is known for his uncanny ability to put memorable visuals to great music, and he does not disappoint for this endeavor.  Sprinkle in some familiar faces and we’ve got another wonderful piece of Texas art to be proud of.  Give it a like, give it a share, and support independent music!

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Self Respect :: Cha’Keeta B And Nubia Emmon Show ‘2 Can Play That Game’

Sometimes, moving on is about holding on to the good while separating yourself from the bad.  Other times, moving on is about taking a stand for yourself, setting a bar for where your standards will lie, and displaying integrity.  Cha’Keeta B and Nubia Emmon, with the help of Robgfilm.com, bring the second circumstance to life perfectly in the music video for Cha’Keeta B‘s latest single, 2 Can Play That Game.  The video is full of wonderful touches, such as the Petty Squad title card and the ever-looming presence of NBA 2k in the room where relationship drama is played out at the maximum level.  Complete productions like this definitely show that the Texas music scene is legitimate on the independent level.  Here’s to hoping more good comes from Cha’Keeta B and her camp, because I will definitely continue to pay attention.

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Deep Rooted :: AMEA’s Latest, ‘The Learning Tree Pt. 1’, Demands Attention

All of this Texas-based R&B has been good for the soul.  We are getting a very wide cross section of what this realm can be, and we don’t even have to leave the central Texas corridor to experience it.  I’ve covered AMEA (who currently reps San Antonio) a couple of times before on this blog, but the release of The Learning Tree Pt. 1 is opening my eyes to aspects of her style that I am happy to find present.  Shades of Georgia Anne MuldrowRaphael SaadiqStacey Epps and Me’Shell NdegéOcello are all present, and yet AMEA still has a unique presence that cuts right through and sits comfortably within the sound surrounding her.  This is wonderful music, and it should hopefully lead to bigger and better things.  You can find it on all of the services, so I suggest doing so.

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Culture Foundations :: New ‘Escapism Plan’ Promo Hits The Internet

The city of San MarcosTexas has been through many changes over the past decade or so.  There has been nearly enough turnaround in regards to the population of the town that past events such as Electric Mayhem that defined the scene are forgotten, if not completely unknown.  Therefore, when a venue steps up to take a chance at locking down an event that will help define the direction of the scene and the culture, it’s on the people to take notice and support.  Tantra CoffeehouseChief and TheDoomsdayDevice and Bad Ingredients have teamed up to provide their respective talents and help create Escapism Plan… Tantra provides the atmosphere (as well as the infamous Happy Minutes specials that bookend the event and the newly instituted discount on all Hops and Grains beers during the night), Chief Doomsday spins a vast array of hip-hop, and Bad Ingredients sets up their infamous pop-up record shop with their ever-rotating inventory.  Friday nights, no cover, and all ages… what’s not to love?

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Inner Visions :: Ryan Darbonne And Company Embark Upon ‘I AM TX’

Local musician and actor Ryan Darbonne, in light of experiences growing up in Austin and experiences within the Austin culture as a young adult, felt inspired to capture that experience into something he could share.  After sharing his script with OVRLD creator Morgan Day, the two felt that the idea needed to become a reality.  After enlisting the help of cinematographer Mariana Gonzalez, the gears began to turn for I AM TX.  Ryan reached out to Audrey Campbell of Pleasure VenomJonathan Horstmann of BLXPTN and Greg Williams, better known as Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice, and boom, a cast was born.

I AM TX is now in the crowdfunding stage, and the Indiegogo Campaign is up and running.  If you would like to help turn this vision into a reality, there are many things you can do.  Share the campaign with your friends, whether they’re in Austin, in Texas, or anywhere else in the world.  If you feel inspired, go ahead and donate, as there are many levels with many excellent perks available.  This vision will happen, but every bit of support that is garnered will improve the vision.  We thank you in advance.

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO GO TO THE I AM TX INDIEGOGO PAGE

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New Perspectives :: The Outlook Release Their Self-Titled Debut EP

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Summer will soon transition into Fall, and as that annual change approaches, musical soundscapes tend to shift as well.  Gone are the party-driven turn-up anthems, and ushered in are more introspective and relaxing sounds.  the outlook, based out of San MarcosTexas, seem to be way ahead of the sound curve with the release of their self-titled debut EP.  This short but powerful set of songs echos bands the likes of The ClienteleYo La Tengo, and a score of other underground rock and roll champions.  I am looking forward to catching a live show, or hoping that visual material is put to some of these songs.  Give it a listen, a share, a download, and maybe a buck or two if you so choose.

-chief

Deep Rooted :: Dubb Sicks Releases New Music Video For ‘Dolla $to’

You’d have a challenge on your hands finding a more humble and down to earth MC than Dubb Sicks.  Not many people really and truly embrace their city and their lifestyle in such an honest and forthright manner.  This time around, Dubb embraces the values of living the non-baller glamour life with Dolla $to.  He went to DVZN Media, and the quality of the work speaks for itself.  A banging track and vivid visuals are hard to beat at any level… yet another shining example of how central Texas is killing it in 2017.

-chief