Being a company based in Austin,TX has many advantages. Besides being located in one of the most vibrant cities in America, surrounded by great food and great people, there are an amazing number of music festivals. For the music, film and tech nerd in us all, nothing caters to all those mediums like SXSW does. I have always considered the festival a Spring Break for us industry types and the way it has grown over the years highlights not only what a great and truly unique festival that SXSW is, but what a great city Austin,TX is as well. With that said, The Loyalty Firm is proud to announce that both our artists, My Education & Oh Look Out, will be performing showcases and parties during the festival for all to attend.
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To kick things off, My Education will be traveling to Denton,TX for the fairly new and 100% awesome 35 Denton music festival for a showcase Friday, March 8th @ Banter (219 W Oak St). The showcase is presented by Gutterth and features some great post-rock from The Angelus, Shiny Around the Edges and Ghost to Falco. My Education performs at 9:30pm.
After returning from 35 Denton, My Education partakes in a full SXSW schedule of shows and parties. In addition to these showcases from My Education, there will also be two opportunities to see the My Education/Theta Naught improv supergroup “Sound Mass”. Below is a list of shows along with links to add to your SXSW schedule and any RSVP information.
March 12, 2013 – The Hideout (SXSW Official Showcase) – Austin,TX 1am
SXSW Link | Facebook Event Link
Wednesday March 13th – Do512 Lounge Session – 4pm
RSVP to win an invite
Thursday March 14th – “Equinox Mish Mash 2013″ – 5pm “Sound Mass” performance
Facebook Event Link | Do512 RSVP
March 14, 2013 – The Hideout (SXSW Official Showcase for “Sound Mass”) – Austin,TX 1am
March 15, 2013 – Rebel’s Honky Tonk (SXSW Official Showcase) – Austin, TX 830pm
After SXSW ends, the My Education gang hops on a plane to tour Western & Eastern Europe in support of their new album ‘A Drink For All My Friends‘ which will be released by Golden Antenna on March 29th on CD/Limited Vinyl LP and Digitally. If you are located in any of the countries below, make sure you witness My Education’s first jaunt overseas.
March 22, 2013 – Doom Over Leipzig – Leipzig, GER @ Ut Connewitz w/ Witch Sorrow, Oneirogen, Nightslug, Adrift, & more
Facebook Event Link
March 23, 2013 – Tiefgrund – Berlin, GER w/Paro
March 24, 2013 – Rhiz – Vienna, AU w/Primordial Undermind Facebook Event Link
March 25, 2013 – Boro – Brno, CZ w/ Have.To.Be.Distanced
March 26, 2013 – Szabad az A – Budapest, HUN
March 27, 2013 – Final Club – Prague, CZ w/ Have.To.Be.Distanced
March 28, 2013 – Gala Hala – Ljubljana, SLO
March 29, 2013 – Ambasada – Beltinci, SLO
March 30, 2013 – THAV – Hildesheim, GER
March 31, 2013 – Dunk! Festival – Zottegem, BEL @ Fuifzaal Bevegemse Vijvers w/ Maserati, Balmorhea, Joy Wants Eternity, The Black Heart Rebellion, [BOLT], & more
April 1, 2013 – Espace B – Paris, France w/ Lost In Kiev, the Random Monsters
April 4, 2013 – AK44 – Giessen, GER w/Dorena
April 5, 2013 – Komma – Esslingen, GER
April 6, 2013 – Antarctica! – Amsterdam NE Facebook Event Link
April 7, 2013 – Club Molotow – Hamburg, GER
April 8, 2013 – Struppig Tanzen – Leverkusen, GER
April 9, 2013 – Cube – Dusseldorf, GER
April 10, 2013 – Nexus – Braunschweig, GER
European tour is Tour is presented by Ox Fanzine & livegigs.de and Pretty In Noise
Of course, shows may/may not be added closer to the actual festival so you can find all My Education’s upcoming shows related to 35 Denton, SXSW and their European tour at the link below:
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Oh Look Out will be coming out strong with a totally new live show featuring JP doing a one-man band set up that sonically reaches full band dynamics and highlights some new song along with new arrangements. After a short hiatus for the birth of his 2nd son, JP is back in full force for SXSW spreading Oh Look Out’s frantic, indie pop vibes. Below are several parties to catch Oh Look Out in action:
Sunday, March 10th
Music Meet Tech @ Bourbon Girl (212 E 6th St)
presented by Austin startups Vivogig, Dejaset, Eye In The Sky and Rockify
playing early for the VIPs from 7:30pm to 7:50pm
RSVP at do512
Friday, March 15th
Ovrld SXSW Party @ Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar (506 West Ave.)
OVRLD Presents: West 6th Street Block Party “Delicious Showcases” – Day Three
playing at 1am
RSVP at do512
Satuday, March 16th
The Versatile Syndicate & Tall Boy Industries Present: SX South 1st @ El Mercado (1302 S. 1st St)
playing at 4pm
Facebook Event Link
Of course, shows may/may not be added closer to the actual festival so you can find all of Oh Look Out’s show in one location below. Updates and such will be added should anything change:
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As always, thank you for your support of our roster and I hope to see you out at one of the shows. To follow us during the events, check us on out Twitter at our respective accounts @theloyaltyfirm @myeducationTX & @ohlookoutmusic
Enjoy the music, embrace the creative energy and take in the good times!
Ryan Cano, owner
The timely tradition of Free Week is upon us all in Austin and this year it seems to be one of the longest “weeks” in its history. I am proud to announce that The Loyalty Firm is presenting two shows for you to attend, both at the Beauty Ballroom! The first show is tonight, January 3rd, and features some of Austin’s finest post-rock and indie rock artists in this town. The lineup includes: The Politics (12:45a), Digital Antique (11:45p), My Education w/Beat Imprint (10:45p), Magnet School (9:45p) and Oh Look Out (9p). Beat Imprint will be providing tunes on the one’s and two’s b/w the band’s respective sets. Doors are at 8pm. If you are under drinking age, its $5 but if you are 21+up the show is FREE FREE FREE FREE! The second Free Week show we are presenting happens on Thursday, January 10th at the Beauty Ballroom. This lineup will include none other than Mighty Mountain (midnight), My Education (11p), Equals (10p) and Co-Pilot (9p) with Thomas Turner from Ghostland Observatory providing a DJ set b/w the band’s sets. Doors are at 8pm, and is ALL AGES. Show is Free is you are 21+up or $5 if under.
These will be some epic shows that you do not want to miss…but if you do – you can still see My Education at Red 7 on January 5th & Oh Look Out at Club Deville on January 12th during Free Week. Extra info on those shows listed in the band’s respective concert calendars.
Happy New Year to everyone and see you at the club!
First of all, to all our East Coast friends facing the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, please be safe as you can be! Our thoughts/prayers are out there for all of you…..
Well, it is finally here: the new album from Austin,TX band Oh Look Out called Orchestrated Fuzz. You can find the album at all the usual suspects, Itunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon MP3, etc. Get your copy today! (Pro-tip: the album is cheapest on Bandcamp.com)
If you didn’t see our last post about Oh Look Out, the new album Orchestrated Fuzz is an amazing set of anxious, powerful, poppy indie songs wrapped up in 9 tracks that will take your breath away. Don’t just take my word for it, some early reviews are in and they have nothing but great things to say!
“Oh Look Out is making what sounds like the pop of the future – bite-sized and frantic.” – Ovrld
“Lo-fi Jedi!” – How Did I Get Here
1. Velcro Wolf
2. Or Be Destroyed
4. It’s Alive
5. It’s Not Too Bad
6. Wearing It Out
7. I Have Never Exploded
8. Monotone Hooray
9. Nothing Makes Sense
All song written & recorded at home by JP Pfertner
Weird Kids Music, 2012 (ASCAP)
Earlier in the month, Oh Look Out release their first video off the album for the track ‘Monster Fiction‘. That video was super rad with all the talking 80s action figures but the new video for ‘Velcro Wolf‘ is for the animation lovers as it takes you into the world of 8-bit video games and reminds you of Summers spent playing Nintendo or Sega. Follow the main character of the video chase their lost brain and turn into a wolf in the process! Can the main character catch their brain before its too late? Watch and see this stunning video animated and directed by JP. Click HERE to check it out!
As always, thank you for supporting good music and stopping by the website. Keep coming back to check out new updates from The Loyalty Firm roster and expect more videos, free mp3s, awesome live shows and more.
Have a great Halloween tomorrow!
Oh Look Out has announced they are releasing a new album titled ‘Orchestrated Fuzz’ which will be released digitally worldwide on October 30, 2012. You can purchase this new album at all the usually suspects like Itunes, Amazon MP3, Bandcamp and more. A limited run of CDs will be available at live shows and through the band’s website. The album was recorded at home by JP Pfertner between January 2012-August 2012. All songs were written by JP and every instrument was played by him as well! The new album plays like one long song with each song tying in thematically in mood and feeling. Songs of lost love, highs & lows, video games, losing your mind and VHS memories are explored over these brief and punchy tracks.
1. Velcro Wolf (2:15)
2. Or Be Destroyed (2:00)
3. Monster Fiction (1:49)
4. It’s Alive (1:22)
5. It’s Not Too Bad (1:53)
6. Wearing It Out (2:26)
7. I Have Never Exploded (2:19)
8. Monotone Hooray (2:04)
9. Nothing Makes Sense (2:42)
The first video from the album comes from the track ‘Monster Fiction’ which you can check out by clicking here. The video is full of awesome singing 80′s action figures. Video was shot and directed by none other than JP.
For information on the album, press materials, etc please contact The Loyalty Firm’s Ryan Cano, at ryan @ theloyaltyfirm.com
There comes those rare moments in time when you experience something that feels otherworldly. Maybe it was the first time you fell in love, you were moved by a short story or you had your favorite band take you on a journey. One of my favorite moments came with a cinematic experience coupled with live music. This was a few years ago when I caught My Education performing their all original live score to the silent classic film ‘Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans’. I was taken back by how great the film was and how the story was still relevant in this day and age. Underneath the screen was My Education performing their soundtrack which gave the film an enhanced meaning. Scenes popped off the screen, emotions cut through in highs and lows. This was an experience that left me with goosebumps and it was something I have looked for the band to do since.
Your chance is now. You get a chance to experience or re-experience this on Sunday, September 9th at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar in Austin,TX. There will be two screenings, one at 4pm CST and another at 7pm CST. This will be more than likely the last chance to see the band perform their live score to this classic film. You. Do. Not. Want. To. Miss. This.
Tickets can be purchased on the Alamo Drafthouse website, CLICK HERE, and look on the right side of the web page that says SHOWTIMES IN AUSTIN. All ages can attend and again, this is an event you do not want to miss. Here’s what people have said about the film along with the live score that My Education performs with it:
“ST 37 (Metropolis), Golden Arm Trio (Battleship Potemkin), Brown Whörnet (Nosferatu), and the Friends of Dean Martinez (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari): Austin’s DIY film score contingent slays the silents. My Education (Sunrise) now enters that hall of fame.” - Raoul Hernandez, Austin Chronicle
“A screening of “Sunrise,” a silent film from 1927, with Austin-based My Education playing the live score, was one of the best movie-going experiences of my life. It knocked me out…” - Rachel Stone, Oak Cliff Advocate
“I’ve seen quite a few silent films scored by live musicians, but none quite as transfixing as Sunrise Friday night at the Texas Theatre, accompanied by the Austin post-rock band My Education.” -Chris Vognar/Movie Critic – Dallas Morning News
“I don’t use the phrase “out-of-body experience” too often. But last night I most definitely did have one.” - Liz Casanova, Pulp Lizard Media
Treat yourself to a new experience and get your tickets today! I will see you Sunday behind the merch both after the show where we will have t-shirts from My Education as well as their original soundtrack for purchase on CD or Vinyl.