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Monday, March 30, 2009

The Gunhands "Mama Loves Jesus" Video

From the description: Just your typical tale about Jesus, the Devil, and a woman that sells the soul of her first born son. The debut music video from The Gunhands. Directed by Erik McCowan, Outdoor Variety Productions...

Also, you can check out the recording of the show at the Mean Eyed Cat where they debuted the video between sets:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Highlight Of alt512's SXSW -- Mark Jungers & Chris Wall

For all of the great things about SXSW and the secret shows and secret musical guests and everything else that we all love about the madness of SXSW, there are still shows and events that manage to fly under the radar and have low, however enthusiastic support. I'll cite the Twangfest show at Jovita's on Thursday as example one, South By Sam's Town Point as example two and this show as example three.

Mark Jungers has been hosting a weekly Americana Song Swap at Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe. Previous guests have included Adam Carroll and Houston Marchman. The Thursday of SXSW week (March 19th) it was Chris Wall's turn to swap some tunes with Mark. Chris Wall has been a favorite of the folks here at alt512 for a long, long time and we were charged up to see Chris play as he hasn't been playing regularly the last few years.

Chris pulled some great old songs out of his bag as well as a few new/newer songs to share with the eager yet sparse crowd. Early candidate for show of the year....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Danny Schmidt's New CD & CD Release Show Recording

Danny Schmidt (site, myspace) is releasing his latest CD Instead The Forest Rose To Sing on Red House Records today. Buy it if you haven't already. I promise you won't be disappointed. What I love about Danny's records is that you get to hear something that I don't know you would ever get to hear live: Danny and his music worked up with ornate instrumentation. Really, really amazing.

Also, Danny held his CD release show at the Cactus this past Friday evening. Here's the recording for your streaming pleasure. Enjoy...