210 Local Media Magazine – Issue 2 Vol 1

210 Local Media Magazine – Issue 2 Vol 1 – The Metal Issue

Not too long ago, I was a decidedly not a fan of metal, metalcore, hardcore, deathcore… stuff. I was the guy at the Tera
Ferna, Black Market Club, and Slowlikefire shows. I’d jam to Hydramelody in the car and follow it up with some Fishermen. One day, my buddy Jason invites me to see his band The Akuzma, and I finally say that I’ll go. I warn him though, it’s not my scene and if I don’t have a great reaction, it’s because I just don’t get it. The screaming, the wailing, the chunky bass lines that sound like a garbled mess of a garbage disposal being turned on and off, instead of the 4 stringed, multi-note
instrument I’ve come to know and love. I just couldn’t be a fan of that. So, I went and saw The Akuzma play at Fitzgerald’s. Some of the songs were too foreign to me, but somewhere among the loud wall of heavy stuff, I started to tap my foot. I started to rock my head back and forth. By the last song, their cover of Falco’s
“Amadeus”, I was throwing up the good old rock/devil fingers. I was enjoying myself, a lot. They had me after that, I was a fan, I was converted.
There’s still a large chunck of these types of styles that I wouldn’t normally pick to
listen to, but I get it now. The appeal of the anger and passion of being pissed off, instead became on understanding that there was
emotion, just a brutally honest kind of emotion. There are a few other bands I listen to that are “Akuzma-like”, and I’m much more open to checking out something new than I was before.
I guess that’s my point really; we should be open to more music in our lives, no matter where it comes from. As long I can get grooving to it, or get moving to it, I’m a fan. So this issue is dedicated to the Metal/Hard side of the local scene. The exception is Anna’s piece on Swimming With Bears at the 502 Bar, so it just goes to show that
diversity is a really cool thing. Thanks for reading.
– Mario Zamarron

Episode 80: #LMW2016 Musician’s Roundtable

Episode 80: #LMW2016 Musician's Roundtable

Thanks for tuning in to 210 Local Media podcast, I am your host, Mario Zamarron. This is how we wanted to kick off Local Music Week; at 502 Bar, doing our first live podcast! Our speakers for the event were Daniel Magallanez (Blackbird Sing), Patric Farrell (Built For The Future), and Edward Welsh (Rumors) and our sound guy for the show was Joey Devine from 502 Bar. The point of the show was to start a discussion, shed some light on local music, and get some attention for local music. We discussed each individuals trials, tribulations, and celebrations they’ve had as local musicians, what some of their experiences have been, and what they think about the situation. We talk about cover prices, the cost of being a musician, venue location, venue sound, the concert goers, and the talent of the band.

We also took some time to acknowledge the organizations in San Antonio that are available to local musicians; The Local 782, M.U.S.I.C. Project, San Antonio Local Music Guild, San Antonio Sound Garden, and others who help like Do210, The Owlcast, Vinyl Pizza, Texas Music Spotlight, and 210 Local Media. This is just the first of a series of discussions we plan on having as we work towards our mission of helping the local music scene thrive. We hope you join us on this voyage and invite you to also check out the resulting videos on our YouTube channel, at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC37uudJJ3iTcEnXISjXKSbA

I could go on for a very long time about this topic, so if you liked it, please let us know on our Facebook page /210LocalMedia or on Twitter  @210LocalMedia. As always, thanks for listening!

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Local Music Week 2016

LMW2016_websquare (800x800)Local music week is right around the corner. Since 2009, the Local 782 has been putting on a series of events and shows over one week in order to raise awareness and generate exposure for the local music community. This year, Local Music Week will start on Sunday, June 12 and kick off with a hot dog social. The event is designed to be family friendly with a mix of musical genres and free hotdogs when you RSVP on social media. It starts at 3 in the afternoon and continues until 9 PM at Frank on South Alamo, so drop by and enjoy the free food and music. For those with specific interest in the music and media communities, there will be a music and media mixer on Wednesday, June 15. This event is designed to help foster communication between various parts of the larger groups involved with making the San Antonio local music scene successful. 210 Local Media will be celebrating Local Music Week as well, with daily podcast episodes. On June 12, 210 Local Media will put on a live podcast show at 502 Bar from 9-10 PM with a show from the band afterwards. Check in for further updates both from 210 Local Media and Local Music Week on Facebook as well as on the 210 Local Media webpage.

Episode 53: Levees Special Release & Giveaway

Episode 53: Levees Special Release & Giveaway

A month ago, I got to see a band opening for Lonely Horse at Sam’s Burger Joint that totally blew me away. I hadn’t heard of them prior to that event, and I found out later, that that night was actually the third time they had played in front of an audience. The band was Levees.

Levees is Kody Anderson, Kyle Anderson, Skyler Ellis, and Matt Stieb. Right now, these guys are a bit of a mystery. They’re currently putting together a bio, but I can tell you this. These guys sound great live. I was really impressed with them, not like I’m the end all of tastemakers or anything, but, I really think they’re going to make a big splash locally and hopefully regionally and nationally.

Thanks to Levees for hosting our first contest/promotion. Saturday, May 30th, Levees will be playing at the 502 Bar at 8pm. They will be playing with The Vegan Street Tacos, Colleens, and Michael J. and The Foxes to raise money for Michael J. and The Foxes debut full length album. As for the promotion, the first five people who go to the merch table and say “Rhino Pancakes” will get a T-Shirt for $5. That’s half off! This is open you, the listeners of this special episode. Once again, that’s “Rhino Pancakes” at the Levees merch table. Now it’s time for Levees track, “Your Spell”.

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