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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Blackbird Sing – “Cinco” – A Review

Blackbird Sing – “Cinco”

If you’ve never heard of Blackbird Sing, now’s the time to dive right in and let the “Texicana” tunes wash over you. They call it Texicana because, just like San Antonio, it’s a melting pot of sounds ranging from the obvious Americana, Folk, and Country. The birds even found a way to nod to their Alternative and Punk background as well. Friends close to the band may recognize the members from their other local incarnations, Madex (Metal), and DieBoy (Punk).

In “Cinco”, Blackbird Sings’ second release, lead singer Vito Salinas puts it all on his sleeve. With song titles like “Heart Strings”, “Oh Darling”, and “Sacramental”, it’s no secret that these are written from the heart. After listening to their first album Enemies From Years Of Loving, the growth in musicianship and the experience of being together after five years really shines through. While Enemies laid the groundwork for what Blackbird Sing is all about, Cinco brings you with them through the changes in their life: getting older, starting families, family changes, and all the difference that five years can make.

“I still believe in what you say and not what you do”, heard on ”Heart Strings”, speaks to those who devote themselves to a love that, in the very least, doesn’t respect the love they’re offering. This is the kind of heartfelt emotion that can be heard in each song. This track also introduces you to the Spanish/Hispanic influence that can also be heard on “Battle Of Sanan” with the introduction of the accordion and some a short phrase in Spanish. I believe this might be a way of showing how they (most of them) are connecting with their heritage, another change that usually occurs as we get older. Their attention to musical construction is evident in their ability to insert meaningful pauses, extending a vocal part to draw on emotion, and the way that certain complexities are able to coexist in songs like “Battle” through the masterful way they’re layered. Also, something to note, is that these guys sound even better live!

Change your plans on Saturday April 30th, and head to Sam’s Burger Joint to hear for yourself. The CD release show includes their longtime friends, Devils & Dust and is the only place you can get a physical copy of “Cinco”. If you absolutely cannot make it out, the digital release will be on Cinco de Mayo. I vote that you get the physical disk and see how many times you find nods to the number 5. Here’s to another five years of Blackbird Sing.

Vito Salinas: Singer/Songwriter, Guitar
George Ransom: Bass
James Magallanez: Guitar, Percussion, and Harmonica
Daniel Magallanez: Drums
Andy Salazar: Lead Guitar, Piano, and Trumpet

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Episode 78: Blackbird Sing

Episode 78: Blackbird Sing

Thanks for tuning in to 210 Local Media podcast, I am your host, Mario Zamarron. Finally got a chance to do another interview, this time with Blackbird Sing. They’ll be playing on April 30th at Sam’s Burger Joint in San Antonio, and this will be their pre-release show for their second release, Cinco. I sat down with Robert “Vito” Salinas and Daniel “DMagz” Magallanez to discuss who they are, how they got involved in music, their first release, “Enemies From Years Of Loving”, and their new release “Cinco”.

Recently, we worked together for a cancer benefit concert for our friend Raquel, successfully raising over $12,000 to assist her with her medical bills. We talked about that experience and how the overall vibe that the event had, the location in Cibolo, and the band’s general demeanor, all lent themselves to everyone having a very laid-back time. After the world release of “Cinco” on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), we will put that release out as a “RADIO” episode, so keep an eye out.

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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Episode 71: Mario’s TOP 100 (75-51)

Episode 71: Mario’s TOP 100 (75-51)

Thanks for tuning in to 210 Local Media podcast, I am your host, Mario Zamarron. We’re continuing with the next group of 210 Local Media’s Top 100 songs. More appropriately, they’re my top 100 picks and they’re grouped in 4 sets of 25, and in each episode, they’ll be presented in alphabetical order. The qualifications are that they are/were local, played a song I like, and have either sent me music or have made their music available to me. Some bands will be played more than once as we get higher on the “chart”, some bands are totally absent because of the lack of a music release, or because the license to play their music is too expensive. By and large though, we’ve got the bulk of it here. Thanks to all of the musicians that have made this podcast possible, thanks to those who have made getting a hold of music, releases, or promo stuff easy, and thanks to YOU, the listener, for continuing to listen and make me feel that this is a worthwhile venture. I hope to accomplish a lot more in 2016, and I hope you enjoy my top 100 local songs.

Bitforce – Dead Walking
The Black Market Club – Castles
Blackbird Sing – Friday Night Lightning
Built For The Future – Build For The Future
Celeste’al Descent – Sweet Sarah
Covina – Act 2: The Resolution
Donella Drive – Minus Marley
Hydra Melody – Belmar Princess & This Road (Live)
Jimmy Dasher – Fall Hard
Jojo Badillo – Wings On Fire
Langton Drive – Pretend We’re Gods
Laura Marie – Dark Horse
The Lost Project – Bringing Me Down
The March Divide – Still Analog
Matt Adler – The Sound
Merilette – The Queen
My Madness – I’m The One
The Native Roar – Don’t Ask Me
Nothing More – Jenny
Rain On The Aftermath – Rosalee
Remanon – Justice Paige
Silent Minority – Show Me Love
Slowlikefire – Steps To Forever
WAXPANEL – Dying Inside

Also, a special shoutout to Malissa Prevost for being our lone Patreon supporter. To join her and get a shout out on the show, listen to some exclusive Patreon ONLY content, and enjoy other secret benefits, check out our page at www.patron.com/210LocalMedia The link is in the show notes as well. Thanks for listening.

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Local Music Lyric Archive

Local Music Lyric Archive

 

Here you can find some of our favorite local bands and the lyrics to their songs. Don't get caught singing the wrong lyrics at 502 Bar, check out the lyrics here and get with it!

The Akuzma

Blackbird Sing Logo

The Black Market Club

Bright Like The Sun (Title)

Covina

Deer Vibes

Donella Drive Logo

Dylan Tanner

FIN

Girl in a Coma Logo

Langton Drive

Levees Band

RMRS

Slowlikefire Band Photo

Sounds Of Sovereignty

If we're missing anyone or you'd like to see a San Antonio musician's lyrics posted, don't only reach out to us, please contact them and let them know that we're your resource for local music lyrics and that we need to add them to our growing archive. Thanks for the help, and for keeping us updated!

Local Music Lyric Archive

Local Music Video Archive

Local Music Video Archive

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The Black Market Club

Blackbird Sing Logo

Channel One

Covina

The Crowned

Donella Drive Logo

Femina-X

Girl in a Coma Logo

Heather Go Psycho

HydraLogo

Langton Drive

Lonely Horse

The Lost Project

The March Divide

Merilette

Nancy Silva Project

Phonolux Logo

Pinata Protest

Pop Pistol

remanon-logo

RMRS

Silent Minority

Slowlikefire Logo

The Sound Of Curves Logo

Tera Ferna Logo

This is Where Two Oceans Meet

Verisimilitude

Wings Of Valkyrie

 

Episode 37: Blackbird Sing RADIO

Episode 37: Blackbird Sing RADIO

Thanks for checking out episode 37 of 210 Local Media Podcast. We’re into episode 3 of the new season and we’re bringing back our RADIO episodes!

Our first RADIO episode is from a local favorite, Blackbird Sing. I had heard about them playing shows around the area, from the Unavoidable Drudge podcast, and I happen to work with the drummer, Daniel! Blackbird Sing also happens to be our first band to provide their lyrics to help us premier our new www.210LocalMedia.com/Lyrics page! There’s not much on there yet, but they believed in our mission to create a local lyrics archive. We’ve also gotten Girl in a Coma added to, so please check out the page and you can even sing along with the episode if you’re not already familiar with this awesome Folk and Country/Rock band.

Blackbird Sing is:
Vito Salinas: Singer/Songwriter, Guitar

George Ransom: Bass

James Magallanez: Guitar, Percussion, and Harmonica

Daniel Magallanez: Drums

Andy Salazar: Lead Guitar, Piano, and Trumpet

The album we’re playing is Enemies From Years of Loving

You can find their lyrics here:

Finally, you can find their home on our website here:

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