More Live Videos Of The Devil Wears Prada Posted

Last week we posted some live videos for The Devil Wears Prada bringing the house down at EMOs in Austin, TX. (hook em!).  Today, two more songs from that performance have been posted for your veiwing pleasure.  ENJOY!!

“Reptar, King Of The Ozone”

“Danger: Wildman“

Free MP3 Album Download: Jets Under Fire-EP3

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Back in July of 2009, I introduced you guys to Austin rock band Jets Under Fire. They play a all-over-the-board gamut of rock, from trippy atmospheric stuff, to mellow industrial, to straight rock’n'roll. They have released 3 EPs for free through their website, I posted EP1 and EP2 previously, so here we are with EP3.

EP3 is more like EP2 than anything, it sounds like these guys have been listening to a lot of Kings Of Leon and Snow Patrol. The music is more straight forward than past efforts, but there is still a look of atmosphere and depth. My only complaint is that there is only 3 songs! Sorry about that, but since we had posted these guys before, I figured you would want the next installment.

According to the band’s website, this may be the last EP for a while, as all of the members of the band are out exploring their own pursuits. So snatch all these EPs up, cus it may be a while until we hear a new one.

For fans of: Kings Of Leon, Hundred Year Storm, Snow Patrol, Coldplay

Download EP3 by Jets Under Fire

Jets Under Fire Go On Hiatus

Jason Poe, vocalist and key songwriter for Austin, TX. rock band Jets Under Fire, posted the following statement concerning the band’s hiatus:

If you’ve been paying any attention to Jets Under Fire lately, you’ve probably noticed that there hasn’t been much going on. Honestly, that’s because there hasn’t been much going on with the band, but there has been a lot going on with the individuals involved.

Corbin has been playing with Stephen Miller, another local Austin musician, and has had the opportunity to travel across the southwest performing for the last few months, and will continue playing with Stephen.

Todd has been putting a lot of effort into his post-rock outfit called Apodiform. He’s currently recording some material that should be released in the near future.

I (Jason) have been presented with some great opportunities as a solo artist and songwriter, so I am in the process of recording a new EP which should be released by SXSW. You can keep up with me at jasonpoemusic.com.

Because we have all had great outside opportunities, we have decided to put Jets Under Fire on an indefinite hiatus. We may still record some material in the future, but are unsure of when this will happen, or if it will actually happen. Unfortunately, this means no EP4.

All of the members are all still great friends, so this is not a bitter end, but just a time to move on into other things.

Thank you so much for your support over the last few years! It really has been great a time for us, and we hope you have enjoyed the music we’ve made!

– Jason Poe

The Devil Wears Prada Live Videos Posted

Some really well shot, multi-camera videos of The Devil Wears Prada performing in Austin, TX. (HOOK ‘EM) have made their way online.  The videos are for the songs “Dez Moines” and “Hey John, What’s Your Name Again?”…ENJOY!

The One21 Interviews The Rocketboys

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Our dear buddy Micheal Delaney was kind enough to conduct, edit, and submit this interview for us. Hopefully you will be seeing more of him in the near future…

The Rocketboys are an indie rock band from Austin, Texas who have been making quite a name for themselves the past few years. After moving to Texas, changing their name (they used to be Homer Hiccolm & The Rocketboys), touring all the time, and releasing their first full length, The ‘Boys picking up some steam. This in part to do with their unique songwriting and incredible live show, but also because they have been hard at it since moment one. The Rocketboys work hard at what they do, and it shows in every aspect of their band.

We love The Rocketboys, so check out this….odd interview conducted at their home here in Austin where they talk about the band’s career, food, the band Grizzly Bear, much more…

Watch the Rocketboys interview Part 1:

Watch The Rocketboys interview Part:2

If you would like to know more about the band, check out:

The Rocketboy’s One21 Artist Profile

Ian’s SXSW 09 Wrap-Up

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It is the Monday after the Saturday we finished covering SXSW 09 and all the Christian performers playing the fest.  I’m pretty sore from walking around so much, crouching for pictures, and pushing through crowds.  The strain was worth it though, we saw some great music, met some cool people, and were able to re focus and hone in on what we wanted The One21 to become.

We have been reporting all week from SXSW, but I thought it would be cool to go back through some of the great shows we saw and post some bigger pics.

The first show we saw ended up being one of the best. Anathallo played the Paste Magazine party at around noon on the first day of music, and it really sat the tone.  Big, soaring choruses, a ton of people on stage, and a whole bunch of instruments made their show a joyful explosion of energy and fun.

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Anathallo play hand bells at the Paste Magazine party at SXSW 09

Anathallo on piano at the Paste Magazine Party at SXSW 09

Anathallo on piano at the Paste Magazine Party at SXSW 09

Anathallo singing their heart out at the SXSW 09 Paste Party

Anathallo singing their heart out at the SXSW 09 Paste Party

The chaos of Anathallo at the SXSW09 Paste Magazine Party

The chaos of Anathallo at the SXSW09 Paste Magazine Party

Here is a video of that great show

Remember, you can always get Anathallo‘s music on Amazon and Anathallo

The next night we got see the lovely and talented Brooke Waggoner do her thing.  We were also fortunate enough to interview her before the show, so you can look out for that in the coming weeks.  She played with no percussion of any sort; it was just her voice, her piano, a cello, two violinists, and a friend singing back up vocals. Her music was soft and intricate, but the crowd that was there for her never wavered. For 45 minutes, she captivated the audience with her unique blend of indie style piano pop.  Brooke is a truly talented artist, and you never doubted it for a second watching her play.

Brooke Waggoner gives some joy at SXSW 09

Brooke Waggoner gives some joy at SXSW 09

Brooke Waggoner killing those piano keys at SXSW 09

Brooke Waggoner killing those piano keys at SXSW 09

Brooke Waggoner's string section making beautiful noise at SXSW 09

Brooke Waggoner's string section making beautiful noise at SXSW 09

Brooke Waggoner sings to us at SXSW 09

Brooke Waggoner sings to us at SXSW 09

Want to hear what I’m talking about? You can pick up Brooke Waggoner‘s music at Amazon and on Brooke Waggoner

The next morning we got to meet and watch the guys from hip-hop duo Rootbeer (aka Flynn Adam and Pigeon John) tear the stage up earlier in the day.  Their music is a lot of fun, and their show was high energy, giving them an appeal that you don’t find in a lot of today’s tuff guy rap scene.  The boys jumped and danced around the stage for a good twenty minutes, joked with the crowd, and told some stories.  I have said this about them before, but these dudes just put a smile on your face, you cant help but love them.  People were walking in off the street the entire set, and by the end of the show, the place was packed.

Rootbeer(Flynn Adam & Pigeon John) jumpin like chimpanzee at SXSW 09

Rootbeer(Flynn Adam & Pigeon John) jumpin like chimpanzee at SXSW 09

Pigeon John workin it out at SXSW 09

Pigeon John workin it out at SXSW 09

Flynn Adam doing his thing at SXSW 09

Flynn Adam doing his thing at SXSW 09

Rootbeer(Flynn Adam & Pigeon John) dancing for the crowd at SXSW 09

Rootbeer(Flynn Adam & Pigeon John) dancing for the crowd at SXSW 09

You can get Rootbeer‘s debut EP on Amazon and Rootbeer

That same night, Chuck and I made our way over to a little club called Spiro’s to catch a band we had been really excited about all year, Wovenhand.  Outside the door, Wovenhand‘s leader David Eugene Edwards was chatting up some friends and relaxing.  The man that was standing out side though was not the man that took his place on the stool right in front of me barely 20 minutes later. The man in front of me was a force, and voice of an angry and vengeful God that would some day come back to earth and take back what was His. For almost an hour, Wovenhand made my jaw drop to the flow in a scary display of power, passion, and revelation.  While their music was dark, I felt God’s presence over the show in the same way I had felt while watching mewithoutYou for the first time and Jason Upton several years before. If Jason‘s music is the heart of God, and mewithoutYou‘s is the mouth, then Wovenhand‘s music is the fist. The fist that swings the axe.

Wovenhand sings to the crowd at SXSW 09

Wovenhand sings to the crowd at SXSW 09

Wovenhand makes the crowd see at SXSW 09

Wovenhand makes the crowd see at SXSW 09

Wovenhand keeps it heavy at SXSW 09

Wovenhand keeps it heavy at SXSW 09

The chaos of Wovenhand at SXSW 09

The chaos of Wovenhand at SXSW 09

Here is video from the actual show. I am kneeling right in front of Edwards if you can spot me

You can purchase Wovenhand‘s incredible music at Amazon and Wovenhand

Now, these were just some of my favorite’s that we covered. I saw some great stuff from Dignan, Seabird, Paper Route, Anberlin, Kaboose, Bosque Brown, and Braille.  The feeling that overwhelmed me at the end of SXSW is that there is a lot of great music out there. In this age of digital music and online CD stores, there is so much opportunity for discovery and experimentation when it comes to the music we listen to.  For me though, it gives me hope that there is a ton of great music, better than most, being made by artists who want to express thier faith in Christ, be it directly or indirectly.  When I became a believer over ten years ago, the perception was that Christians just didnt have the good bands or songs. After SXSW 09 though, I know that it not true, and in reality Christians are making some of the most original and satisfing music out there. For a music lover, it will sound like great music, for believers, it will sound like new way to express the God that lives inside of us.

Follow Along As We Twitter Through SXSW

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Look to the left.  Look to the right. You will now be able to experience the South by Southwest Interactive and Music Conferences (SXSW) through One21music.  We will keep you up to date through blogs, articles, interviews, pictures and videos.  Now, you can come here to check out what we are doing at the conference and music festival or you can subscribe to our Twitter accounts.

There will be a lot going on during the SXSW Interactive festival and we will share some of the insighst into how new media is impacting our lives.  But the real buzz will start on Wednesday when the SXSW music festival starts.  More than 1,800 bands will play over four days within 5 square miles.  My ears are ringing already.

At One21music we cover the full spectrum of Christian music, including the vibrant Underground Christian music scene.  We will be focusing on 20 Christian music artists performing at SXSW, including Anathallo, Redcloud, Brooke Waggoner and Wovenhand.

This weekend we will post a short video giving you some insights into Austin and SXSW.

Come join us, experience SXSW and Austin.

One21music Takes You To SXSW!

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South By Southwest is the largest music industry gathering in the world.  More than 1,800 bands and music artists will play over the five day SXSW industry gathering.  Many of these acts are trying to get signed but many more big name bands such as Tori Amos, The Decemberists and Cold War Kids will perform. Industry giants such as Quincy Jones and Little Steven will speak at SXSW.

But, SXSW is more than a music event.  It is also an Interactive festival and a Movie festival.  The SXSW Interactive festival runs from March 13-March 16, the SXSW Movie Festival exhibits from March 15-18 and the SXSW Music Festival blasts from hundreds of stages around Austin from March 18 to March 21st.

One21music will be blogging, interviewing, tweeting and videoing our way through the entire SXSW festival.  Maybe not so much the movie festival, there is only so much we can do.

One21music covers the full spectrum of Christian music scene with a focus on the Post Modern, Underground Christian scene.  SXSW is ripe with some of the best Underground Christian rock, folk, hip/hop, metal and indie bands on the scene today.  Here is the line-up of Underground Christian bands we are scheduled to see and/or interview at SXSW:

As a special treat to you, we have created an imix of these bands that you can purchase at iTunes by clicking on the icon below.

The One21 SXSW Mix 2009

You can also purchase songs, selected by us,  from the artists who will be at SXSW through Amazon MP3. Simply click on the widget below, sample the songs and buy what you want:


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Back to the future.

We will put up at least three  posts every day of the SXSW music festival.  We will gather interviews and videos from the scene and put those up for a couple of weeks after the event so you can taste some of the SXSW experience like we will.  You will also be able to follow our adventures through both SXSW Interactive and SXSW Music conferences on Twitter (more to come later this week).  We are going to do everything we can make you feel like you are attending this exciting event, except without the ringing in your ears.

We have artist profiles up for many of the artists and over the next few days we will publish at least one per day leading up to the conference.

Come join and enjoy SXSW with One21music!