Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Raggedy Woods" Pencils by Blocker

When creating the Townies album art I did A LOT of concept sketches, but none of them would stick until this one hit me like a...thunderbolt, light bulb?

The original piece was a large close-up of the Raggedy Ann and Andy characters, but the guys (ahem, Borden...Kelly) said it was "too creepy".  My thought is that if you get weirded out by a drawing of Raggedy Ann and Andy, then you might need to revisit your creepy threshold.

Well, I gave in a bit, because I made them smaller and threw them into the forest, which lends more to the backwoods theme anyways.

This image has been pressed onto all 1000 copies of Townies, so if they "creep" you out, perhaps just leave it in the player with the repeat-button pushed?   Problem solved!

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"Raggedy Woods" Pencils by Dustin Blocker.

Monday, November 28, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Limited Edition "Townies" Prints

Perhaps over the last few months you've seen bits of James Villa's photography for our new Townies album on your cpu screen, but believe us, the digital viewfinder will never replace the real-deal physical print, so Hand Drawn Records has inked up an extremely limited number of posters (sixteen total), solely to give away at the two album release shows next weekend!

The limited prints are large, and mighty fine, so we are excited to get them into your hands. 

Since such a small quantity is available, old Lady Luck will determine the who-gets-what in the form of a free raffle at the gigs.  Of course, the band will sign them with the ink and marker; so there's that too.


In case you haven't seen the pics, here are a few of the cropped shots (don't worry we won't spill the milk into the bagful of cats by showing you the full meal deal).

What is the "Townies" Project?

Last summer Hand Drawn Records commisioned long-time Exit 380 photo and video contributor James Villa to shoot album art for the band's new full length album Townies.  The photographer spent the following months shooting vintage gas stations, dried up putting ranges, and drive-in movie theaters all over the backroads of Texas.

The sheer volume of quality shots returned to the label far exceeded the usage for the album panels, so alas, something small became something big.

Townies CD Release Shows:

FRI., DEC 9th @ LOLA'S SALOON (Fort Worth, TX) w/ Secret Ghost Champion and Igneous Grimm. All Ages. Show 10pm.

SAT., DEC 10th @ CLUB DADA (Dallas, TX) w/ Grant Jones, Eastwood and Secret Ghost Champion. 21+. Show 9pm.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

LYRICS: In The Park | Townies

Townies is officially on pre-sale via-, but there's 17 days to go until the full length releases, so we've still got a ton of lyrics to post and supercool-ness-sess bonuses that we haven't even told you about yet!

So, put on your reading specs and get "In The Park" memorized to retain your lip-synching "front-row-joe/joan" status.  Not a ton of lyrics, so it should be an easy one for the brain.

Courtesy James Villa Photography 2011

In the Park
Lyrics by Dustin Blocker (ASCAP)

I was the one who took you one, brash and bold. That was the way it used to go, when we was young.

Oh, it just seemed right beneath the moon chill in the park at night.

You were the one who spoke in tongues, wild with moans. That was the way it used to go, when we was young.

Oh, I cannot lie it was you all the time. The love I take in now…

What I told you in your ear it still draws near although that night is gone it’s like a mirror, drawing lines to the past in fleeting grasps. Take your Mother home till I get back.
Colors change, “Yes”, but not the smells, they ripple like the waves in that wishing well. They dry till it’s flushed and won’t pay out, with nickels in the bottom looking up.

Oh, it just seemed right beneath that moon chill, the love I take in, in the park at night.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pre-Sale Now: TOWNIES + Bonuses!

Our new album Townies starts its pre-sale today!  This is the exclusive digital album and comes loaded with perks that you won't get on the physical record (special liner notes & bonus tracks).

Basically, when you buy it pre-sale you immediately get our first single "Soul Burning Train" (as well as "Run for the Gold" and "Daddy Was a Freight Train"), then they email you the rest of the album when it officially release on December 9th!
Pre-order of Townies including immediate download of 3 tracks in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or other formats. A link to the complete album will be emailed to you the moment it’s released.

Exclusive "Townies" LINER NOTES with previously unreleased art and lyrics ONLY when you purchase the entire album!

Pre-order Now $9.99 USD
releases 09 December 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

LYRICS: Soul Burning Train | Townies

Back in April we were talking about our guitarist Aaron Borden's newest contribution to Townies "Soul Burning Train", and how much the band was loving his demos.

With the release dates in just over a month we're laying out the lyric sheets for some sneak-peeks; and if you want the REAL insider info ..."Soul Burning Train" will be our first single off the record, so start getting your ears tuned for it.

Courtesy James Villa Photography 2011 Hand Drawn Records

Soul Burning Train
Lyrics by Aaron Borden (ASCAP)

Hanging on for too long letting go made me fly, free to love, free to roam…again.
Years of a one-handed grip on a dream broke free, the day of lust is gone.

I woke from a dream and escaped this soul burning train.
A driver or a rider?
Either way it’s a coatless day in the rain.

Wrapped around the wheel threw me for a loop, too many times my broken pride bled my side.
Breaking my hand free of this rusted chain, save my soul, heal my wounds; help me find my love of life.

I woke from a dream and escaped this soul burning train.
A driver or a rider?
Either way it’s a coatless day in the rain.

Friday, November 4, 2011

LYRICS: Daddy Was a Freight Train | Townies

Here we go...Track 2 for "Townies" Daddy Was a Freight Train...quite the feather in poppa's trucker cap.

Pencils and Photography by Dustin Blocker

Daddy Was a Freight Train
Lyrics by Dustin Blocker (ASCAP)

Daddy he’s a coming for us all…Rumbling like a freight train down the hall.
His face is as filthy as his heart….Daddy he’s a coming for us all.

You run. You run. You run.

Is Ma’ gonna save us? No, not at all…she’s off with Uncle bristling in the barn.
Her back is as filthy as her heart…Daddy he’s a coming for us all.

You run. You run. You run.

Now I’ve turned the corner, I can’t get home. Though a fire’s rumbling, I can’t get warm.
I guess Daddy turned me into his Son when he came a rumbling down the hall.

You run. You run. You run.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

LYRICS: Run for the Gold | Townies

So, we'll be posting the lyrics sheets for each Townies track one-by-one (and in order for those of you who want to pay close attention), the first one being...Run for the Gold.

Enjoy and even watch the video.

Run for the Gold
Lyrics by Aaron Borden (ASCAP)

Riding from the Land of Blood. Blinded by the greed and lust. Gonna reach Paloma, when morning comes. American River here I come.

Would you run, would you? Could you run, could you? Would you run for the gold?

Pony’s head is riding low. No more clay from his hooves to throw. Gonna send my fortune back to Rhome. California I called you home.

Would you run, would you? Could you run, could you? Would you run for the gold?

I might lose it all in this one chance, trading my life for this dance. The whiskey in my pouch is almost empty. Please, Oh Lord, bail me out, make my pony strong and stout. The Trail Boss says, “Just one day to go”!

Would you run, would you? Could you run, could you? Would you run for the gold?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

And the New Drummer is…(insert drumroll here)

And the New Drummer is…(insert drumroll here)

Out of the loop? Longtime drummer Bobby Shoes left the band in July to pursue more Bobby-doms, leaving us with a large gap in the rhythm department (by exactly one half to be accurate), which slowed our Townies recording production slightly and got us sniffing about for a live counterpart too.

We sweat it out through several auditions, and as most things tend to do; the search came around full circle to enlist the help of one of our good friends Secret Ghost Champion drummer Jody McCauley.

Now, to be clear, Jody will not be a full-time member for Exit 380, as he will continue to hold that role for SGC. However, this will allow us to flesh out the highpoint of our recording careers by playing Townies live (yes, Townies is that cool).

One more thing…Jody is a Bone-A-Fide skin killer (that means he’s rather quite good at the drumming). So pack some stickum for your toupee and perhaps a swath of Velcro for your hat.

We’ll see you in December!


FRIDAY, DEC. 9th @ LOLA’S SALOON (Fort Worth, TX)
SATURDAY, DEC. 10th @ CLUB DADA (Dallas, TX)

Courtesy James Villa Photography 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Album Release: "TOWNIES" December 9th & 10th

ALBUM RELEASE: “Townies” - Show Dates

Two and a half years, two drummers, and 32 demos later, Exit 380 is finally prepared to release its 5th full length record Townies. The album will get two hometown release shows on back-to-back evenings; Friday, Dec. 9th @ Lola’s Saloon (Fort Worth, TX) and Saturday, Dec. 10th @ Club Dada (Deep Ellum, TX).

The eleven song disc was tracked primarily at Borden’s home studio, where we cut our 2008 The Life and Death of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Stone concept album. Townies follows a similar vein of storytelling, but through a noir-backwoods funnel.

The release will be coming via- our new indie label home Hand Drawn Records, and they’ll be staging fan freebies, limited edition bonuses and more, so…Stay Tuned!

Courtesy James Villa Photography 2011

Lola's Saloon Official Site
Club Dada Official Site
Hand Drawn Records

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Townies Machismo
By Dustin Blocker

The late, and often great, Macho Man Randy Savage used to say, "Here's the deal...", then he would go on to tell you what the deal was; and of course, he always put a little umph in it. So, since we are all die-hard machismo fans, we thought we would keep you in the land of knowing-the-deal with some full-disclosure of our own.

Earlier posts describing Bobby Shoes departure from the band to pursue his individual Bobby-isms have led our guitarist Jeremy Hutch into the studio’s cave for a double-stamp of his Hutchdom onto our upcoming Townies record by laying drums and guitars (as well as some fancy mandolin work). This has created an undeniable paradigm shift in the way we track, as the whole of the music has been arranged and written while in the studio as individuals. All the while his older brother THE Hutch has continued to lay the fattest lead bass this side of the Tarrant County Line.

The award to “the guy who sits in front of the tracking monitor the longest while still tracking guitars and writing songs” goes to… Aaron Borden, who has been holding producer’s court in his Fort Worth studio, with exception to my minor textural contributions (see: keyboards, harmonicas, rhythm instruments) and vocals, which I track at my house in Dallas.

It should be wholly apparent why the process has dragged a bit long, but we are at the end of overdubs and early mixes, which means the mastering studio is close at hand. Then off to Chris Whitehead at Hand Drawn Records to promote, print, and hopefully launch into some low lying stratosphere?

Another currently happening is Borden taking a job for a few months in Kansas, where our former road manager Dallas Rob currently resides, and where he is undoubtedly giving Borden the old Mid-West Way.

Our great friend and longtime contributor James Villa (who is about to launch his own official website) has been shooting photos for the Townies project for the last few months all over the Texas plains, and this week I was able to finish the album art design proofs from those shots, compiling them into the slickest disc art we will have to date.

On the last of the To-Do List is grabbing a new drummer for the live version of this act, which will ramp up the show dates calendar in accordance with the Townies album release dates.

That will conclude the deal for now. Thanks for playing!

"A Drive-In” Photography by James Villa
Digital Artwork by Dustin Blocker

Hand Drawn Records © 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

PRESALE TIX: Exit 380 & SGC in Fort Worth / Sat., July 23rd

SATURDAY JULY 23RD: Exit 380 & Secret Ghost Champion @ The Wild Rooster Bar

Bobby Shoes Last Gig, Borden's Moving Away Party and Blocker's Birthday Thing-a-ma-jig -- ALL IN ONE SHOW...


Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bobby Shoes Leaving Exit 380 // FAREWELL SHOW

Over the last few months several changes have come to life; new management, signing to Hand Drawn Records, retaining KP as our full-time keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist, and wrapping on a 2-year recording process for the full-length Townies album.  Of course those are additions, and sadly, now there will be a subtraction.

After five phenomenal years of breaking kick drumheads for Exit 380, Bobby Shoes has decided to move along to pursue time away from performance.  He has been a huge catalyst for our creative growth as a group, and of course, we love the bastard. So, we're definitely sad to see him go.

BUT - Its a celebration he says, and for celebration's sake, Bob will be doing one last gig with us in Fort Worth at the end of July.

Don't hide your light under the bushel, come say "BYE BOBBY" in person.

Heather Shoes we love you too.

SATURDAY, JULY 23RD: The Wild Rooster (3204 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX) // Exit 380 and Secret Ghost Champion // Doors 9pm. 21+.


If you're wondering how we've managed to record an new album without a drummer; it's because Jeremy Hutch has been pulling double-duty on guitar and drums.

Also, the band has been auditioning drummers and we're inches from an agreement on a winner...chicken dinner.  More of that later; for now, CELEBRATION.


Bobby Shoes defining the proper technique of Max Relax and/or Chillaxing.

Monday, June 27, 2011

MUSIC AWARDS RECAP: Jeremy and Dustin go to Fort Worth

MUSIC AWARDS RECAP: Jeremy and Dustin go to Fort Worth
By Dustin Blocker

The alarm clock was flickering “3PM”. I put on a Rock n' Roll plaid, fired up the 4 cylinder, and swung the Chevy through Bedford to pick up Jeremy Hutch and Misty on the way to catch the first bands for this year's Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival.

As we pulled into Funkytown the read-out said 100 degrees, and although the stretch between the seven venues wasn’t much, the Texas heat made any walk regrettable, so staying at any one stage for an extended period seemed bright. First stop for the day; Poag Mahone’s for new artist nominee Igneous Grimm.

Grimm flashed experimental-psychedelic sludge riffs with crisp western swing beats and duel lead vocals. They were tight, introverted, and solid during jam portions. Definitely a great start to the afternoon, and then it got even better.

The second band on the bill was a no-show (later it was stated there was a miscommunication on the band’s cancellation), so before Jerm and I could head out to the next venue we were asked to do a quick fill-in set.

Being wholly unprepared to play; the guys from Grimm (whose keyboardist David Vaughn and drummer Ben Hance are also equal parts Secret Ghost Champion) were gracious enough to let Jeremy use their guitar and rig. And although Jeremy Hutch has been in Exit 380 for over three years, we had never played a set with just the two of us, so we slapped together a few songs to which we were both slightly familiar and made it through the list fairly unscathed.

After the set we scrambled some gear out the door, and were out on our heels to catch as many acts for the 6 o’clock hour as physically possible. By this time our good friend, and go-to photographer, James Villa had joined us along with his family, and we took the short walk together to Lola’s Saloon for the much buzzed about American/Roots Rock nominee Whiskey Folk Ramblers.

Greeted at the door by the ever jovial Brian Forella; Lola’s (which is easily my favorite Fort Worth venue), was as expected…PACKED.  A sweaty and vibrant Whiskey Folk Ramblers was killing it w/ multi-instrumentalists on accordion, banjo, and horns laying down some tight swamp Americana. We stayed for about 3 songs, and then it was across the street to the Pour House for a band I had heard a lot about, but had yet to see live; Quaker City Night Hawks.

Being another nominee under the American/Roots Rock umbrella QCNH gave a hard charging upbeat squelch to that moniker, and I especially dug vocalist David Matsler’s high register delivery. Admittedly, it was a bit hard to focus on the act with the 3000+ televisions on the walls of the Pour House tuned to Sportscenter, and we had one more band to catch before the 6pm slots were wrapped, The Orbans, so up the street we did go.

The Orbans have had an explosion of buzz lately and we saw them at The Capital Bar for last year’s FW Weekly Fest. They were back on the same outdoor stage, this time sans-drummer. The lack of a rhythm section (albeit they had bass and keys) didn’t detract from The Orbans’ sound whatsoever, as their three-part harmonies and meticulous strumming on the mandolin and acoustic guitar filled up the void without pretense.

Next to that stage was the completely badass Calhoun, but we were pressed for time, so we had to hoof it back across to Poag Mahone’s where our HDR label mates Secret Ghost Champion were kicking off the 7 o’clock hour.

SGC were already into their second song by the time we rolled back into the pub, and the crowd had swelled significantly in our absence. Nearly a year since seeing SGC live, these guys have apparently been working on their live chops, as they were beyond tight. Their tracks on record are extremely well done, but they really brought it up several notches on the live take. Thumbs up homies.

After the SGC set we stepped outside and nearly got ran over by a couple of women in a pickup truck trying to hop a 2 foot that was fun. Then we threw out a few more high-fives intermingled with some hip-hop hugs before heading to the house and/or crib.

Definitely a good time in ol’ Fort Worth, and the FW Weekly staff deserves some big thanks in continuing to help cultivate such a diverse local music community. Indeed a great day for the fans and artists alike.

Till next year!


Anthony Mariani snagged us a couple of copies of this year's FW Weekly Compilation Disc recorded specifically for the Music Awards by the nominees, and the CD is AWESOME. Not sure if they will continue to sell copies, but if so, check out for details.

Courtesy James Villa Photography 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

PICTURE SHOW: Exit 380 at Gilley's Dallas

Exit 380 // GILLEY'S DALLAS // Rise of the Unsigned // June 2011

Photos Courtesy of Bob Lionel // Off Camber Photography






Thursday, June 9, 2011

THE SHOW: Support U.S. Troops @ Gilley's Dallas

SATURDAY, JUNE 11th @ Gilley’s Dallas (South Side Music Hall)
JC AllStar Runway Rock Show For Our US Troops
w/ Free Reign, Pistol Whippin’ Ike, Exit 380 and The Attraction.

Pre-sale Tickets:

When: JUNE 11th 2011 – Doors Open at 7pm
Where: Gilley’s
Address: 1135. S. Lamar Street Dallas, TX

Exit 380 @ Gilley's Dallas June 11th

• 18 and up event
• FREE to All Military with ID
• FREE Operation Rock The Troops II CD Compilation to all that attend
• $12 for 21 and up
• $15 for 21 and under

7.00pm – Doors Open
7.30pm – The Attraction
8.30pm – Exit 380
9.30pm – Free Reign
(Featuring members from the Dallas Cowboys & Miami Dolphins)
10.30pm – JC AllStars Runway Rock Show
(Featuring clothes from Scott Blair Group in the World Trade Center)
11.30pm – Pistol Whippin’ Ike

8-9pm – “Meet and Greet” with Marc Columbo, Leonard Davis (Dallas Cowboys), and Cory Proctor (Miami Dolphins)

Fb Invite pg:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

VOTE: Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2011

Exit 380 Nominated "POP" Category - FW Weekly Music Awards 2011

The category seems to change for E3 every year; bouncing between "Rock", "Hard Rock" & now "Pop"; for the Fort Worth Weekly's local music awards, and we couldn't be happier...keeping it fresh ya'll.

Thank you kindly to vote for ALL of the local musicos who work tough to keep it real in Funkytown.

AWESOME BANDS on this year's Ballot, so don't keep your clicks to yourself, SHARE THEM and help keep us sweaty musicians in business.


Friday, May 13, 2011

NEWS: Hand Drawn Records Releasing "Townies"

Exit 380 has come into an agreement with Dallas based independent Hand Drawn Records to release our newest full length album "Townies" this Summer. We are extremely excited about the collaboration as HDR is a DIY artist friendly group who holds sacred the marriage of physical artwork and music, while still catering to the tech saavy digital download kiddos.

Hand Drawn Records Release:

We have been cleaning through the demos at AB Studios to have the music finished in time for a late summer release date, and we think you will be happy with the tracks we are dusting off!

Stay Tuned!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

STUDIO: "Townies" Track List?

We will see what makes the final cut, but here is a pretty solid list from the "Townies" sessions for the upcoming LP.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

TOWNIES: Missy Gardner

The old train depot was vacant of people, their cars must have drove them away. But Sue is still standing with feet firmly planted until my return she will stay.

My house was full of enemies. My days were left to chance, for Sue could never please me. When she turned I slipped her glance.

The rumors had started when young Missy Gardner came out to the house one Spring day. I lent her some sugar (she wasn't my neighbor), I should just have sent her away.

My house was full of enemies. My days were left to chance, one look at Missy Gardner, I was tried and hung in advance.

The fight had just cooled down when Sue and I drove in to town to sell off some hay, but wouldn't you know it young Missy she showed up in line while we wait for our pay.

My house was full of enemies. My days were left to chance, for Sue would rather kill me than have Missy get in my...HOUSE was full of enemies. My days were left to chance, for Sue would rather kill me than have Missy get in my...

The old train depot was vacant of people, their cars must have drove them away. I'm on the the 3:30 to Langston and Lord let this train take me away.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

SCHEDULE POSTED: Lolaspalooza 2011


Thursday, May 5 & Friday, May 6
Doors 9. Show 10. $8 over 21 / $15 Under 21.

Saturday, May 7 -AND- Sunday, May 8
Doors 11. Show Noon. $5 before 4pm, $8 after 4pm. / $15 Under 21.


*Cadillac Fraf Birthday Bash
Garuda 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
The Roller 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Panther City Bandits 10:00 PM -10:30 PM
Bad Creek 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM


The Me-Thinks 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Vorvon 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
HannaBarbarians 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Stella Rose 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Mara Conflict 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pablo & the Hemphill 7 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Solo Sol 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sam Anderson 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Josh Weathers Band 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Luke Wade Band 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Exit 380 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jefferson Colby 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Kevin Aldridge 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nick Choate 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Orbans 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
The Cush 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Dove Hunter 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cahoun 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fate Lions 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Quaker City Night Hawks 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Stoogaphelia 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
My Wooden Leg 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Maren Morris 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Darth Vato Skeleton Coast 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Chris Johnson 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S. Copeland/C. Wolff 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Scott Vernon 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Spoonfed Tribe 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
River City Yacht Club 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sally Majestic 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Black & Blues 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cityview 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Taylor Craig Mills 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Poster by Ray Liberio

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

You Want Answers? We've Got Questions.

What have you guys been doing?
We were going to ask you the same thing...

What is the band going to be doing in the near future?
Live Shows. Loud Ones.

Where and when do you play?
There's a calendar on this pg. Look at it. (pfft / wink)

Anything else you want to share?
Ask us in the show(s).

Friday, April 15, 2011

TOWNIES: Borden Crushes The Taylor 914ce

If you don't know our guitarist Aaron Borden, then let me expound for a touch, as he is like that song by The Osmonds. This, of course, explains how he runs the myriad of styles in-between older cuts; "Quid Pro Quo", "Run For The Gold", "Closure", and (bringing me to the point) his two new Townies tracks "Soul Burning Train" and "Where Do We Go From Here", as they are impressive stand-alones from his earlier catalogue.

Quickest summation of the two demos:
Teary-eyed acoustic flourishes that are as catchy as a toad's tongue to a dragonfly's wings.

Think of me as an unabashedly biased listener, but in all honesty, I scrutinize and naysay our tracks to an obsession unheralded by any fan I encounter, so I believe it's plausible for me to speak on the songwriting merits of my own bandmate. If you would like, I could slight the numerous e3 tracks I dislike, but perhaps that would be counterproductive to this post?

Anyhow, the two tracks aren't quite ready for aural consumption on disc, but it is safe to say a live set will include these cuts in the immediate future. And per usual, the Hutch brothers are dialing in some extremely unique track takes of their own, but I will brag on them later.

This one is all Bordo.


Taylor 914ce

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The LINEUP: Lola'spalooza 2011 (May 5th-8th)

Original Post: Lola's Saloon - Wednesday, April 6th, 2011


Thursday, May 5: Doors 9. Show 10. $8 over 21 / $15 Under 21.
Friday, May 6: Doors 5 PM (Lola's Backside starts at 6pm / Inside Stage 8pm). $8 over 21 / $15 Under 21.
Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8: Doors 11. Show Noon. $5 before 4pm, $8 after 4pm. / $15 Under 21.

LOLA'S INSIDE: Cadillac Fraf Birthday Bash
Garuda 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
The Roller 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Panther City Bandits 10:00 PM -10:30 PM
Bad Creek 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Doors 8pm

The Me-Thinks Vorvon
Stella Rose
Mara Conflict
Pablo and the Hemphill 7

Josh Weathers & the True Endeavors
Luke Wade & No Civilians Jefferson Colby
Exit 380
Kevin Aldridge
Nick Choate
The Orbans
The Cush
Quaker City Night Hawks
Fate Lions

My Wooden Leg
Maren Morris
Darth Vato Chris Johnson (Telegraph Canyon)
Scott Vernon (Sally Majestic)
Taylor Craig Mills Rivercrest Yacht Club



Poster by Ray Liberio

Saturday, April 2, 2011

DagnoMusic Showcase // DeepEllumArtsFest (Sun., Apr 3rd)

Photologue UPDATE - Tuesday, April 5, 2011 -

Click Picture to ENLARGE:
Courtesy (Anonymous) Photography

Original Post - Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 -

Acoustic guitars, djembe, lap steel, piano, organ, tambourine, shakers, harmonicas and vocals. Modest stylings of the E3 songs you know, and a couple of new ones you have yet to hear.

11 bands to take the stage @ 2826 Club Arnetic (2826 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226) in Deep Ellum during this weekend's arts festival for the DagnoMusic Showcase from Noon-11pm. $10 cover.

Oh, they will be shooting the entire show in HD too. So, that's the business. Come say hello.

Acoustic Lineup:

1:30pm - JT Dale
2:20pm - Exit 380
3:10pm - Remington
4:00pm - Waking Alice
4:50pm - Leading Story
5:40pm - Blue Condition
6:30pm - Red Angel Theory
7:20pm - Alpha 11
8:30pm - Magic Astro Cult
9:20pm - Intake
10:10pm- Dirty Blonde Delaney

Monday, March 21, 2011

6th Street, 5th Street, Cesar Chavez: SXSW 2011

Where to begin? How does one delineate an experience so immersive as SXSW?
Through pictures, and their captions, of course!

Blocker hanging out the passenger side of my best friend's ride, trying to...

Bob-o Wab-o and McD.

Borden. Bivi. Driver. Winner.

Hutch Smush.

Hutch....the other one!

Chris Guillitine / Now Chris Hand Drawn.

Shona Hand Drawn.

Kelly of Inside Light, and his viral marketing campaign running deep.

Crosland. The Muscle.

Metro right before a headlock.

"Edwards" of Edwards and Garcia.

A blurry Cat.

Backstage/Alley Texas Rockfest Main Stage.

The show #1.

The show #2.

Bobby Shoes is a drummer.

The Hutch is a bass.

Blocker sing.

Crosland and Db through an absinthe screen.

The Hutchess getting Bordo-ed.

The Hutch getting Adrienne-d.

Viral Marketing "Stuffthatbobbysays" at work via-KP.

The Wheels starting to come off...

The wheels are off.


Bob at work the next morning.

The best trailer we saw while sitting in 8hrs of traffic on the way home.