210 Local Media Magazine – Issue 3 Vol 1

210 Local Media Magazine – Issue 3 Vol 1

Yay, it’s an Editorial! – Issue 3 Vol 1

I started the 210 Local Media Podcast
after purchasing my first iPhone back in 2013, and discovering the Stuff You Should Know Podcast, Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast, and several podcasts about podcasting. I noticed that each show either had information to share, or a special type of bond with peaople that they shared, and that the form, really was like no other. I quickly became inspired to mix my love of local music, with the newfound awesomeness of podcasting. At the time, there were only a couple of San Antonio Podcasts; The Unavoidable Drudge, and The BoozedCast (both have podfaded for now). Admittedly, my first few episodes were plagued with sound issues, crazy podcasting scheduling, and finding people that were available and wanting to be interviewed.

Since then, we’ve been able to play mixed tape episodes, interviews, and entire albums on the podcast, put on two benefit shows, and helped to raise over $12,000 for a friend with cancer (In remission!). Since then, more local podcasts are popping up everywhere; The Owlcast, She’s Crafty, It’s a Guy Thing Podcast, Geek Culture, Vinyl Pizza, and Texas Music Spotlight, to name a few. So, here we are, and I’m taking advantage of being the guy that says what each issue can/should have. Check out the spread on the local podcasts, and the Alamo City Podcast Network we created to help each other out and gain a much larger footpring in the process.
Thanks for reading, listening, and supporting! – Issue 3 Vol 1

– Mario Zamarron

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

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 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!

If you’d like to donate to our show and help us in our mission to bring San Antonio to the world, you can donate at our Patreon page here: www.patreon.com/210LocalMedia Thanks for listening.

You can contact us on Google Voicemail @ 210-802-1197, @ www.210LocalMedia.com/contactus, on Twitter: @210LocalMedia, on Facebook: /210LocalMedia & check out our main site @ www.210LM.com

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Episode 77: Fair Coyote – Paths

Episode 77: Fair Coyote – Paths

Thanks for tuning in to 210 Local Media podcast, I am your host, Mario Zamarron. This episode is for my buddy Mauricio Vasquez, AKA Fair Coyote. We mentioned in Episode 48, during the Local Music Week episodes, that he was working on his new EP Paths. Well, this is that EP. Recently, Mauricio played with Femina-X, Crown, and Levees for Levees’ EP release in January, and really showcased his love for having a varied soundscape and skills as a mutli-instrumentalist. He can be seen at various shows around town and can be found at Facebook.com/faircoyotemusic. Be sue to keep up with him, as he’s already working on another full length album and collaborating with other musicians to bring you another look into what Fair Coyote is really about.

Intro
100 Years
Paths
Home Again
Visitor
Vision Of
The Meadow

Thanks for listening!

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!

If you’d like to donate to our show and help us in our mission to bring San Antonio to the world, you can donate at our Patreon page here: www.patreon.com/210LocalMedia Thanks for listening.

You can contact us on Google Voicemail @ 210-802-1197, @ www.210LocalMedia.com/contactus, on Twitter: @210LocalMedia, on Facebook: /210LocalMedia & check out our main site @ www.210LM.com

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FREDSTOCK 2016

“FREDSTOCK, to you it’s a concert. To us, it’s a final exam.”

San Antonio, TX – Friday, April 29th is the date set for the Annual Fredstock Music Festival to be held at San Antonio College (SAC). The music festival is a chance for Music Business students to get hands-on learning of every aspect of putting together a music showcase. Festival organizer Donnie Meals, who is also the Music Business Program Coordinator and faculty at SAC, says, “Fredstock is hands-on training. It’s part of the process that our students will be doing out there in the industry.” The students get to perform music business roles from booking the bands and vendors to preparing stage logistics and creating festival promotions.

Every annual festival brings in an array of music fans to hear different performing bands and walk through the sponsored booths of art and crafts, community business sponsors, vendors and food trucks. This free event features popular local and regional talent. Headlining this year is Javier Escovedo, The Hickoids, Benny Harp and Anthony Wright with DJ Gibb spinning cool vinyl between acts. The first band performs at 5:00PM and the event will run until 10:00PM. It will be held on the San Antonio College campus at the Longwith Radio-TV-Film Bldg. in the parking lot at the corner of Courtland Place & N. Main Avenue.

Fredstock 2016 is also simulcast in its entirety on KSYM 90.1 FM.

Please visit www.FredStockSATX.com for more festival information and sponsorship details.

ABOUT FREDSTOCK

Fredstock is named for Fred Weiss, who headed the Music Business Program at San Antonio College (SAC). A professor in the Radio/TV/Film program at SAC for more than 20 years, Weiss passed away in 2008. Money raised from Fredstock will directly benefit the Music Business Program.

SAC Music Business students learn every aspect of putting together a music showcase. The MUSB students see direct results from the work they have done. Music Business Program classes including Live Music and Talent Management, Audio Production 3, Legal Aspects in the Entertainment Industry, Music Publishing, Concert Promotion and Venue Management and Survey of the Music Business. All these work together to form hands-on and how-to skills to produce a successful community-wide music festival.

For a look at this years headliner, go to:

For a look at past Fredstock Coverage, try these links:

Episode 74: National Spotlight – Smoke Season

Episode 74: National Spotlight – Smoke Season

Thanks for tuning in to 210 Local Media podcast, I am your host, Mario Zamarron. We’ve done it. This is a first for the 210 Local Media Podcast, we’re featuring a band that’s not from San Antonio. They’re not even from Texas. This episode, we bring you a National Spotlight band, Smoke Season. The reason we’re doing a whole episode for them, is because they will be at our own Jack’s Patio on Thursday… TOMORROW! They’ll be joining the stage with The Peach Kings and our own local band, Spell 27 at 7pm. Smoke Season’s PR rep Amanda reached out to us to see about getting some more attention for the show. After seeing Smoke Season’s music video for Loose, from their Ouroboros EP, I had to share them. Please check out the bands’ bio in our show notes and on our website, it’s simply too long to read here, but I guarantee it’s worth it. Smoke Season has joined my list of national bands to see, and thanks to Amanda, I’ll be there tomorrow night!

Smoke Season is Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen, an electronic-ethereal duo, that I can only describe as a soulful powerhouse of thumping beats and enthralling harmonies. They reflect a myriad of genres while sounding like the perfect baby of Moby and Tori Amos, but drenched in timeless musicality.

We were given the option to play a couple of songs, or all of them, so we went all-in. However, if you want to experience “Ouroboros”, you should find and “Like” them on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/smokeseason. You can find them everywhere; iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and on their homepage, www.smokeseason.com. Without further ado, here’s Smoke Season.

Loose
Bees
Badlands
Simmer Down
Opaque
Fools Gold

Official Bio
“Eerie roots rambles with more ethereal, electronic-pop interludes.” – LA Weekly

“The Black Keys heard through a cloud of marijuana smoke.” – Los Angeles Magazine

“Ethereal western soul” – Free Bike Valet

“A cinematic approach to Americana” – Buzzbands LA

“Simultaneously delicate and ethereal but warm and woodsy” – Salt Lake City Weekly

April 2014 Artist of the Month – Deli Magazine Los Angeles

Smoke Season was formed in early 2013 by Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen. Combining their musical backgrounds, the duo created their own unique take on Americana, infusing folk with electronic undertones and rich vocal harmonies that has been steadily capturing the attention of fans and press since.

Smoke Season catapulted into must-know status during their impressive August residency at Los Angeles' acclaimed venue, the Echoplex.  Their performances were hailed in the press by LA Weekly (“Music Pick of the Week”), Los Angeles Magazine, LA Record, Buzzbands LA, Radio Free Silver Lake, Free Bike Valet, Grimy Goods and more.

Their sophomore EP, Hot Coals Cold Souls, released July 29, 2014, has been gaining impressive traction in the press for its powerful mash-up of styles and refinement of their already unique sonic imprint.  Described as “pop, rock, electronic, Americana, and folk elements collide in an inspired way” (The Daily Album), the EP “pulls mood-building tricks from country, R&B, dancy indie, chillwave (the intro to “Opaque”) and more” (Independent Clauses).

Smoke Season began in 2013 with a self-produced their debut EP, Signals, and self-directed music video for their first single, Soleil.  After being released in March 2013, the Signals EP went on to independently sell thousands of copies and garner critical acclaim.  Since then, Smoke Season has been steadily touring, showcasing their music around the country and most notably at Sundance Film Festival 2014, Noise Pop 2015, CMJ 2014, on AXS TV, Bite Size TV, Balcony TV, Afterbuzz TV, and more.

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.

You can contact us on Google Voicemail @ 210-802-1197, @ www.210LocalMedia.com/contactus, on Twitter: @210LocalMedia, on Facebook: /210LocalMedia & check out our main site @ www.210LM.com

As a member of the 210 Podcast Network, we are partially brought to you by Audible.com. Get your free audio book download and free 30-day trial when you visit 210LocalMusic.com/Audible. It also helps us keep the podcast network running. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 72: Mario’s TOP 100 (50-26)

Episode 72: Mario’s TOP 100 (50-26)

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 pics 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.

The Akuzma – Apotheosis
Bekah Kelso – Grey’s Not Easy
The Black Market Club – Juan Pablo (Live & Acoustic)
The Cinderleaf – A Ring Around Her
Donella Drive – Late Night & Alone With The Devil
Fallout – Hell To See
Fishermen – All My Love
Glasir – Zero Ring
The Heroine – Who Do You Love
Hydra Melody – A Cut Above & Sunsets
Levees – In White
The Lost Project – Drifting & The Let Down
The March Divide – Until I Explode
Matt Adler – By The Way
Merilette – Feast
Octahedron – Endgame
Phonolux – Jejune
Pop Pistol – Coyote & Who Needs Forever
Slowlikefire – Crown The Ocean
Storm Calysta – Reality Lies
Tera Ferna – Eyes Of The Sun

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.

You can contact us on Google Voicemail @ 210-802-1197, @ www.210LocalMedia.com/contactus, on Twitter: @210LocalMedia, on Facebook: /210LocalMedia & check out our main site @ www.210LM.com

As a member of the 210 Podcast Network, we are partially brought to you by Audible.com. Get your free audio book download and free 30-day trial when you visit 210LocalMusic.com/Audible. It also helps us keep the podcast network running. Thanks for listening!

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THE AKUZMA/SLOWLIKEFIRE LOCALS ONLY SHOWCASES

210 LOCAL MEDIA PODCAST HAS EXPANDED AS AN ARTIST MANAGEMENT AND SHOW PROMOTION COMPANY

THE AKUZMA/SLOWLIKEFIRE LOCALS ONLY SHOWCASES

The Akuzma - Zombies - 10.16.15

San Antonio, October 16, 2015 – Zombies

SLF - Jack's Patio - 10.24.15

San Antonio, October 24, 2015 – Jack’s Patio

 

210 Local Media owner Mario Zamarron started his company as a podcast in 2013 for the purpose of discovering local and original music. Since then, he has expanded his scope and has had the honor of interviewing numerous artists, musicians, filmmakers, and other entertainers in the greater San Antonio area. The podcast has also featured music from over 80 local bands and musicians, and has covered indie, alternative, hard rock, punk, country, metal, rap, R&B, electronic, Christian rock, and instrumental music in over 60 episodes. They’ve been able to share San Antonio with listeners in over 100 countries and have been downloaded over 13,000 times. Recently (under 210 Local Music), they’ve made the jump into managing two San Antonio artists, alternative rock band Slowlikefire and metal band, The Akuzma.

 

Slowlikefire was born out of now defunct mainstay bands in the San Antonio music scene. The band started in February 2013 and by August of that same year they released their debut “Thieves by Nature” with the riveting “My Name is Billie Jean Davy” quickly gaining airplay on 99.5 KISS and internet radio. Their sound is a mix of everything they love about music. They’ve been compared to The Cure, Incubus, Coheed and Cambria, and Thursday but the sound is all their own. Slowlikefire has opened for Glassjaw, Stolas, Hail the Sun, A Lot Like Birds and played River City Rockfest 2014 along with Deftones, Kid Rock, and Nothing More. In May 2015, Slowlikefire released its full length “City of Echoes,” under DKD Records (El Paso).

 

Formed in San Antonio in fall of 2011, The Akuzma is a mixture of sound ideas under the banner of metal and electronic music. Blending genres from Industrial, Rock, metal, electro, Goth, trance, EBM and more, The Akuzma writes what they feel straight from the heart. Its members all come from various industrial-metal bands around San Antonio that have played shows and worked together before. They have released two EPs and one single and have shared the stage with such national acts as: Static-x, Orgy, Mushroomhead, Wayne Static, One Eyed Doll, Murder FM, and countless, amazing local Texas acts.

 

This month, on October 16th, 210 Local Music will be hosting its first all locals, metal showcase at Zombies Bar on 4202 Thousand Oaks Drive. This is a 21+ show with a $5 cover and brings some of San Antonio’s best metal bands together in one night, Pedagogic, Pigweed, Aurorean, and The Akuzma. The doors open at 5pm and the music starts at 9:30pm.

 

On October 24th, 210 Local Music hosts their second “locals only” showcase. This showcase features alternative rock bands After Me (including members from disbanded Secrets and Irises), WAXPANEL, Sandoz, and Slowlikefire and will be held at Jack’s Patio Bar on 3030 Thousand Oaks Drive. This is an all ages show; $10 minors $7 21+. Doors open at 8pm and music starts at 9pm.

 

To learn more about 210 Local Media and 210 Local Music, visit www.210LocalMedia.com and www.210LocalMusic.com, respectively. To learn more about The Akuzma, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theakuzma and to learn more about Slowlikefire, visit www.Slowlikefire.com

 

If you would like more information on the bands, podcast, or Artist Management Company, please contact Mario Zamarron at (210) 802-1197 or email at info@210LocalMedia.com

Episode 41: Donella Drive Live and Acoustic

Episode 41: Donella Drive Live and Acoustic

This is our third “live from the board” episode, this time featuring Donella Drive. This was from the same show that Tera Ferna played a few episodes ago at Jack’s Patio. This is also the first time I got to hear Ella with the band for a live performance and I have to say, I was happy that I didn’t miss this show. This episode has about 30 minutes of music for your entertainment, starting with Donella Drive’s new single, “Deadman”, “808”, “Shadow People”, “Shipwrecked (Middle of Nowhere)”, (Mystery Track), and “Late Night”.

Donella Drive is:

Ella Macias – Vocals & Midriff
Aidan Escalante – Guitar & Comedy
Andrew Salazar – Bass & The Serious Guy (not really)
Colt Wrangler Lyons – Drums & Hard Working Man Hands

They’re currently gearing up to release their album Anomalous on April 25th at HiTones with The Heroine, Lonely Horse, and RMRS!

Check out their home on our site at 210LocalMedia.com/DonellaDrive and keep an eye out for their lyrics on the site too!

You can contact us on Google Voicemail @ 210-802-1197, @ www.210LocalMedia.com/contactus, on Twitter: @210LocalMedia, on Facebook: /210LocalMedia & check out our main site @ www.210LM.com

As a member of the 210 Podcast Network, we are partially brought to you by Audible.com. Get your free audio book download and free 30-day trial when you visit 210LocalMusic.com/Audible. It also helps us keep the podcast network running. Thanks for listening!

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