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

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!

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 Running the show can be quite expensive, so if we're unable to make any money back from the podcast, we will be closing down after episode 100. Please let us know if you'd be interested in donating $1 per episode. 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 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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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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Episode 39: Hydramelody Live

Episode 39: Hydramelody Live

Here’s our second “live from the board” episode, this time featuring friends of 210 and alum, Hydramelody. This was actually from January 23rd at Jack’s Patio. Due to having a pack full of dead batteries, I missed all but 4 of the songs that Hydramelody played that night. Luckily, you get to hear them!

Huge shout out to Octahedron, who opened for Hydra that night and to whatever magician of a sound guy that Hydramelody brought in. I usually have issues when I want to record directly from the mixing console, but this sound guy said, plug in and we’ll get it done. I had planned on recording Octahedron, but it just didn’t seem to be in the cards this time. To make it up to you guys and to Octahedron, I plan on recording them very soon and hopefully adding an interview to that as well. I’m just sorry because you guys missed out on what was some really great music. Good things come to those who wait, so keep an eye out for Octahedron later this season.

Next, Hydramelody prefaced their amazing show with a short documentary, “Ways To Go,” that followed the band as they recorded their newest album, hopefully due to be released very soon. After the documentary concluded, the audience was treated to an amazing light show, courtesy of Colorwave. This show, in my opinion, really threw down the gauntlet for other local musicians. This was a SHOW. Hydramelody recently returned from a tour with Third Eye Blind, and it looks like they picked up a few things while on the road. You can check out the live video I recorded of them playing “California” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWOe74jFY4g&spfreload=10 In the meantime, here’s the five songs from that night. Honey, Sunsets, Caught in the Rain, and This Road, and from the video I recorded, California. Enjoy.

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 35: Tera Ferna Live and Acoustic

Episode 35: Tera Ferna Live and Acoustic

Thanks for coming back for season two of 210 Local Media Podcast and our first “record from the board” show with Tera Ferna at Jack’s Patio here in San Antonio, Texas. I’ve been holding on to this episode for a while due to some sound issues, but I think we’re all set at this point, plus I’ve been wanting to relaunch 210 once I had more content to roll out. With that being said, we will not return to a once a week release like we did for season one. Instead, I will keep to an episode every other week… at least. There may be some occasions to release more than one episode in a two week span, but I’d rather just guarantee every other week for now.

This episode was recorded at Jack’s Patio in 2014 and is Tera Ferna’s first live and acoustic show. Huge thanks and shoutout to the band for allowing us to record the show and share it with you here. Another shoutout to the sound guy at Jack’s (although I don’t think they’ve got the same guy anymore). This was a great live show which included some old favorites, new favorites, and never before played tunes. This will also culminate in the bands soon-to-be released new album. Keep listening for more details as they come.

It’s great to be back and I can’t wait to bring you more great local music and hopefully some new things for 210.

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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