Tuesday, March 23, 2010

low down @ The Highball 3/25/10

It's going down once again this Thursday at The Highball on 1142 South Lamar from 10:00 - 2:00. Table Manners Crew is going to be dropping the tracks you want to hear, but this time with another twist... LIVE art by b.e. STRANGE!!

Whether you have or haven't seen STRANGE's work, you're not going to want to miss this one!

2x4, dancing, bowling, skee ball, Nintendo Wii, great food, drinks, and private karaoke rooms... What more can you ask for? 18 and up welcome.

Monday, March 22, 2010

SX Buddies Episode 3: Keys N Krates

Having been in Seattle last March I missed Keys N Krates
& had to spend all last year wondering what the buzz was about...

...after playing a boat party with them Wednesday, I'm officially a fan.
You should be too. Check their new release here for free.
Peep them at their blog, http://blog.keysnkrates.com/

Canadians bringing the heat for sure.

SX Buddies Episode 2: Wants vs Needs

My first night of SX was spent getting the Wants v. Needs DJ's
wasted for Espada's birthday...

Apparently Slyce had to scoop them up at Whataburger via 3AM cab
after his gig, which pretty much makes 'em Austinites by default.
It's good to know we're not the only geek 2x4 out there.

Peep So Gold's electrosexiness & Espada's funk-flexibles at their blogspot:

SX Buddies Episode 1: Neil Armstrong

Still getting back my bearings from SX. What a week.
Hard to believe a whole week ago I was opening for Jay-Z Tour DJ...

...Neil Armstrong (who was both superchill & eloquent, by the way.)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SXSW MC Spotlight

This year at SX we're lucky to have two of Austin's most influential mic-managers on point,
Blues Phenom & General Musical Badass, Gary Clark, Jr.
& the One and Only Zeale 32.

A third MC, Approach, hails from the Bay Area & shot us his newest work
available for free download.

Get at Approach here & join us Saturday night at Plush.

Friday, March 12, 2010

TMCxSXSW 3/20/10

I don't even think y'all are prepared for what's about to happen...

TMCxSXSW is gonna go THE F@#K OFF!!

Keep It Local is bringing on the HEAT with a KILLER lineup:

On the Decks:

(Beat Junkies / Dilated Peoples)

Table Manners Crew

Jimmy 2 Times

Wants vs. Needs

On the Mic:

Zeale 32

Gary Clark Jr.


This is seriously one that you don't want to miss... Plush and ATX, get ready.

TEXAS GOLD 3/19/10

Keep It Local® in association with Complete Clothing, Nice Kicks, and 3rd ID Clothing present:


8p - 2a, FREE with RSVP

Featuring a lineup of New School Superstars:

URB Next 100 | Toronto

"The best female DJ I've ever seen"- Jazzy Jeff
bbc asian network | london

Exclusive SXSW 4 turntable performance
Brooklyn vs. Los Angeles

The Mayor of Austin | ATX

Austin's Longest Running 2x4 | ATX

Keep It Local | Music Without Borders | NYC

+ Special Guest TBA!

Buy Definition Screen Printing Party DJs Wendy City and Blend*e 3/19/10

LA based DJ Wendy City and Austin's own DJ Blend-E will be spinning cool beats while Magnolia Vintage does screen prints on your favorite old tee or tank.

Sip on your drink while browsing the racks and explore Magnolia Family Vintage's pop up shop!

SUPER 7 SXSW 2010 EDITION 3/18/10

Keep It Local brings you another year of South By Southwest madness. This year we have District 301 (301 W 6th St. 78701) locked down for Thursday and Friday night.

Yes kids, the block will be hot.

DJCity.com in association with DJ Jayceeoh, Keep it Local®, Frank 151 and High Snobiety present:

>>>SUPER 7<<<
SXSW 2010 Edition

8p - 2a, FREE with RSVP

featuring a very special live performance from:

green label sound | nyc

and a world-class dj lineup:

super 7 creator | the masters | nyc

deckstar | los angeles

Tremendous / Lastgang Records | Montreal

crooklyn clan | bumsquad djz | seattle / vegas

crooklyn clan | boston

caligula | tried tested true | brooklyn

calgary + vancouver

the freshest | vancouver

+ Special Guests TBA!!!


This years line up is a compilation of all the past guest DJ's that have come through for the monthly parties with the exception of JIMMY2TIMES and WANTS VS NEEDS. Both are from Minneapolis and are huge parts of the DJ scene up there. 15 DJ's throughout the entire evening/latenight spinning hip-hop /dance /partyrock /electro /club /bmore /cryphy /radio re-edits and more!!!! Take the time to look at the Get Right Kids' blog with free downloads of music singles and mixtapes to further interest you in the event. Hope to see y'all on the 17th for 2010's best sxsw LOCAL LINEUP!

Karmaloop x Giant Steps x Bad Rabbits SHITFACED Showcase 3/17/10

AUSTIN – Always looking to go bigger and better with their SXSW week events, the team at Giant Steps Productions has partnered with clothing website Karmaloop.com and Shameless Management artist Bad Rabbits to present… SHITFACED @ Beauty Bar. Kicking things off at noon on Wednesday March 17, SHITFACED @ Beauty Bar features the hottest names in hip hop and dance music – the ultimate hipster dance party lineup – on two stages. With DJs spinning both inside and out in between bands, party goers can expect non-stop music from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

Inside Stage
Prophit 12:15-12:45
Hollywood Holt 1:00-1:30
Grieves with Budo 1:45-2:15
Ninjasonik 2:30-3:00
Kid Sister 3:15-4:00
Dam-Funk 4:15-5:00
w/ DJs QD, So Gold and Red Foxx between bands.

Outside Stage
OxyMorrons 12:30-1:00
Cubic Zirconia 1:15-1:45
Yes Giantess 2:00-2:30
Bad Rabbits 2:45-3:15
Yelawolf 3:30-4:00
Trouble Andrew 4:15-4:45
w/ DJs Espada, Kid Slyce and Clinton Sparks

In addition to the great music, Your Mom’s Kitchen will be grilling up burgers on the back patio, Zing Water will be sampling their caffeinated water, and photographer Marcos “Quito” Molina will have his photo booth set up snapping shots of all the festivities.

Sonos Smash Up Party 3/15/10

The Smash Up Party is happening again this year, on the Monday night of SXSW Interactive, March 15th, at the Beauty Bar!

Those of you who attended last year remember the Annie Ray photo booth and the sweaty dance floor provided by the great talent of Flosstradamus.

This year will be just as much music and mayhem but with a new title sponsor and a new lineup.

Bird Peterson is coming off of his breakout summer and fall of 2009 when he toured the world with MSTRKRFT.

Shinobi Ninja are all the buzz in New York and the east coast at the moment.

BETAPLAYER and Nick Nack are Austin hometown heroes bringing the fun and the good looks.

Here are the deets:

Hosted Bar From 9-10pm (this means free drinks!)

Performances by:

Bird Peterson
Shinobi Ninja
Nick Nack


Hosted by: GreenShoelace.com and Hard Candy Shell

Photo Booth by: Annie Ray


Okay people we decided to kick off SXSW with a bang and bring in DJ Neil Armstrong( Jay-Z's DJ & 5th platoon) to COMPLETE!
He is only in Texas for one night so don't miss out on a DJ legend!

His latest work, DNA of the Blueprint, bookmarks his recent life’s chapter, this new mixtape is a tribute to Jay-Z, whom he has served as a personal DJ throughout the acclaimed musician’s worldwide tours. The mixtape offers samples, remixes, and insightful quotes, mostly comprised of Neil’s interpretation of the artistry that’s woven into the entire “Blueprint” series.

Download here:

The show starts at 2:00pm with performances by DJ Neil Armstrong, Digg, Fundamental, and Enfoe.

South by Sneaker Fest 3/14/10

Digg will be holdin' it down at Sneak Attack on 2nd and Guadalupe (Directly beneath City Hall) from 4pm - 7pm on Sunday. Swing through and get your SXSW started off proper.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

We needed a nap...

...kickin it at Dirty Bill's swapping music with my boys Eric Brown, Beau (Tommy Boulevard) & Avi. In a world that's felt like it's spinnin faster & faster, it's nice to stop & sip the beer. Projects upcoming...

Click the image above to get to the download page for free audio from the set... ...NuDisco & Electro from Learning Secrets; hella 90's & New Jack from yours truly.

Coming soon...

Live Art @ Shangri-La this Saturday night.

Round 2!!

Round 2!! Freestyle session at Red Fez this Thursday! Let's see where the vibe takes the music.