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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Super XX Man on NPR's All Songs Considered

Super XX Man - XSuper XX Man was honored this week by NPR's esteemed show All Songs Considered. Host Bob Boilen talks about Super XX Man's new record along with the new Belle & Sebastian and Neko Case albums.

Super XX Man, aka Scott Garred from Silver Scooter, is celebrating his tenth year of recording music with the release of this tenth record, a new album appropriately titled X on Portland's Hush Records.

Since leaving Austin in 2001, Scott relocated to Portland and currently works as a music therapist at the maximum security wing of the Oregon State Hospital (as seen in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest).

The new album features 11 older songs selected from Super XX Man's large back catalog reworked and re-recorded by Scott and the five-piece band he assembled in Portland. The band also includes Scott's wife Michelle, "the Polka Queen of NE Portland" on accordian.

Super XX Man will perform in Austin in March at SXSW and at the Peek-A-Boo Records SXSW Day Party.

» Listen to the show
» Super XX Man website
» Hush Records

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Peek-A-Boo Records SXSW 2006 Events

SXSW XXThis year Peek-A-Boo Records will be hosting its first ever SXSW day party in the back yard patio area of Bella Blue Boutique & Gallery, which is right next door to End of an Ear Records on South First Street. It's free and open to the public, so please stop by, have a beer and enjoy the music.

Peek-A-Boo Records SXSW Day Party

Friday, March 17th, 12 - 5 pm
Bella Blue Boutique & Gallery (Map)
2213 South 1st St.
Free entry, Free beer!

The Octopus Project, 4 pm
Palaxy Tracks, 3 pm
Black Lipstick, 2 pm
Peel, 1pm
Knife in the Water (acoustic), 12:30 pm
Super XX Man (acoustic), 12 pm

Official SXSW Showcases

Wednesday, March 15th
Kork Agency Showcase @ Emo's (603 Red River)
The Octopus Project

Thursday, March 16th
Peek-A-Boo Records Showcase @ Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto)
Black Lipstick
Palaxy Tracks
Peel

Monday, February 13, 2006

Peel joins Peek-A-Boo Records roster

Peek-A-Boo Records is excited to welcome new artist Peel to the family. A co-ed five-piece from Austin, TX, Peel has been around for barely a year, yet their clever, catchy songs reveal an insightful maturity that usually takes bands years to develop.

Peel
Peel's music is a pursuit of the perfect 3-minute pop song coupled with an irresistable compulsion to ruin it with unhinged noise. The Austinist described the band as mixing "experimental rock urges with pop song hooks." Others say early Brian Eno covering The Zombies, with a few harmonizing Thin Lizzy guitar riffs thrown in for good measure. The band admits a solid admiration for the '60s and '70s, but comparisons are cheap, and Peel's sound is also strikingly original.

Peel is currently in the studio recording their first album for Peek-A-Boo Records, due out later in 2006. Preview the band's demos on their MySpace page or download MP3s from the band's official website.

» Peel website
» Peel MySpace page

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

KOOP & Sweatbox building gutted by second fire

Sweatbox, KOOPUnbelievable. With a benefit show and pledge drive planned this weekend to help KOOP recover from the fire that crippled the radio station on January 6th, a second fire early Saturday morning kicked out its crutches.

The four-alarm fire started in the shitty dance club next door, burning it to the ground and damaging its neighbors to both sides, the vacant Copper Tank Brewery and the KOOP/Sweatbox building, in the process.

Fortunately for Sweatbox, the January 6th fire had already forced them to move the studio equipment to Nevele Eleven Studios on South First Street, where Sweatbox resumed business temporarily, prior to the second fire.

KOOP... not so lucky. Although the radio station had planned to find new residence, they continued to broadcast out of the building at 5th and San Jacinto at the time of the fire and apparently lost all studio equipment in the blaze. The station has insurance but faces great financial hurdles in replacing equipment and building a new studio, plus KOOP anticipates their rent doubling in a new location. Contribute here.

The Statesman has the story and photos, plus News 8 Austin offers another article and some amazing video coverage of the fire in progress. The KOOP website has more photos and information.
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