Alpha Rev | Music

5 10 2010

So a couple of months ago I totally feel in love with the band Alpha Rev.  They are A-mazing!!  I first saw them at Republic Live which is downtown in the warehouse district.  That venue was so much fun!  If you an AR fan, you know about their song Colder Months.  If you don’t know the song, for shame…just playin.  Take a quick listen.  So while this song was playing, and I have no idea how they did this, Republic Live made it snow.  And I’m not talking some styro-foam mess; it was legit snow that stuck to you and melted away.  The show, as a whole, blew me away.

To put the icing on the cake, I got to meet Casey McPherson(lead vocals/guitar) and Derek Dunivan(vocals/guitar) after the show.  They were so nice and welcomed me to Austin.  We talked about their upcoming show at Nutty Brown which resulted in this post. 🙂

Being new to Austin, I was excited to check out Nutty Brown Cafe.  It’s a bit off the beaten path but it’s totally worth it.  In fact, as beautiful as the weather has been lately, I would love to go back and enjoy a nice afternoon on their patio.

The weather was great that night as well.  My friends and I got there a little before AR went on.  We started out a table towards the back and naturally migrated to the front of the stage.  This set was a lot more laid back and chill, no crazy lights or snow just AR and their music.

After the show, the guys hung out and signed autographs.  Pretty sweet:

If you haven’t already, you must pick up a copy of their cd, New Morning or download the album on iTunes.  Either way you will be VERY happy!!  The album is fantastic!

I’m super excited for their show tomorrow night at Antone’s!!  Click here for more details and ticket info.

Randy Rogers Band Soundcheck Party| Music

16 09 2010

So everyone that attended the Randy Rogers Band CD Release Party was also invited to attend soundcheck a couple of weeks later at Hill’s Cafe.  The only problem was the unexpected Tropical Storm Hermine which came busting through Austin the day before the show producing record rainfall and tons of road closures.   Hill’s Cafe is an outdoor venue so Hermine put quite a damper on things(pun intended).  But the show must go on so KVET moved the event to the safety of their back up venue, Midnight Rodeo.  With a roof over our heads and Randy and Brady in place, it was time for soundcheck. 

Soundcheck 1,2,1,2

A little adjustment…

They played a couple of songs and then there was a meet and greet.  Yep, we got to meet them!!!!  I had no idea that was going to happen so I was like a giddy little kid.  Randy and Brady were so humble and nice.  That was such a treat!

 Below: Katie with the one and only Randy Rogers.

We were totally VIP… Ha!  Not gonna lie, we felt pretty special.

BIG THANKS to the Randy Rogers Band!!  Both shows were great!  Thanks to KVET for your ever popular Free Texas Music Series! And thanks to Midnight Rodeo for taking us in! 

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Burning the Day!  Or you can download the album on iTunes.  Either way, you MUST get your hands on this album!  It’s sooooo good!!

Randy Rogers Band CD Release Party | Music

3 09 2010

Love the Randy Rogers Band! 1.) Because their music is great and 2.) Because they remain humble even though their latest CD, Burning the Day, debuted at #2 on the country music charts!!  Way to go guys!

The CD Release Party was held on August 23rd at The RANCH on West 6th.  It was a night full of celebration.  Not only was it Randy’s 2 year anniversary of life without a cigarette(Congrats!).  It was also his Birthday!! 

Side note: Little known fact about me, I LOVE birthdays!  So this other guy and tried to rally the crowded to sing Happy Birthday to Randy but we totally failed.  Sorry Randy.

They played a couple of my old favorites “In My Arms Instead” and “Buy Myself a Chance” along with some new songs from the album.  I really like Burning the Day; it’s a great album!  I’ve had it playing in my car since I got it that night.  Still trying to decide which song I like best.  It’s a close race between “Interstate“-so sweet, “Damn the Rain” -classic heart-break, ” Too Late for Goodbye” -a stand up anthem, “I’ve Been Looking for You So Long” – love and “Starting Over for Last Time” -my new motto.  Ok so that’s almost the entire album… but those are my favorites.  If I had to pick, “Interstate” steals my heart every time.

Another cool thing, our passes from this show also get us into sound check for next week’s performance at Hill’s Cafe as part of KVET’s Free Texas Music Series.  CAN NOT wait!!  Super excited!  Don’t worry there will be pictures covering that event as well 🙂

Are you a RRB fan too?  Have you heard their new album??  If not, it’s a MUST!  If so, what’s your favorite track?

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