Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Support local music with Sin City Social Club

Ok...more like play off season with some of the best musical athletes in all of the land!

Been to our website lately?

Go check it out... we've got updated gig/calendar listings and info. on a bunch of good stuff including:

* EARLY LINE UP ANNOUNCED! - Sin City Social Club - 7th Annual Austin Bash
Friday, March 20th - (our unofficial party that takes place during South By Southwest)
We're currently putting together Vol. 12 of our collectible Sin City Social Club sampler
featuring new tracks from Willie & The Wheel, Raul Malo, Neko Case, Charlie Robison, Randy Weeks, 29 Mules, Chuck Mead and many more! If you're at our party, you'll be one of the first to get one in your hot lil hands!

* The Americana Music Association announces a 6 week "Live At The Bluebird Cafe" music series AND are currently accepting submissions to showcase at 10th Annual Festival and Conference.

* Lucinda Williams - February/March tour dates

* Upcoming gig listings of "Sin City approved" shows including: Shurman & Friends, Dead Rock West, Steve Poltz & Wirepony, Mother Truckers, Jesse Dayton, Randy Weeks, Monthly Social Club at The Scoot Inn (Austin) and more!

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Here's the deal, we're here because we're a community and want to help spread the word to you and your friends about great shows, albums and artists that will truly improve your quality of life!

Sometimes we're here to give you a "heads up" and just let you know about some of the great shows coming your way but in these times when most of us find ourselves a bit challenged financially, we need a little extra incentive to go out and have a good time.

So WE along with the fine folks over at THE MINT have set up a promotion for a few Sin City Social Club members to BUY one ticket and get another one for FREE!

It's easy... Be one of the FIRST FIVE Sin City Social Club members to buy advance tickets thru their website and you can Bring a Friend for FREE!

1. Go to www.themintla.com and check out the calendar.
2. Click on one of the 3 following shows to buy advance tickets
3. when selecting how many tickets you'd like - please select (2) tickets
4. Enter "SIN CITY" in the PROMO CODE section before you check out so the discount can be applied to your order.

Here are the 3 shows that we felt you'd most enjoy!

TUESDAY, January 27th
@ The Mint in Los Angeles
with special Guests Charlie Greene & Giant Birds AND American Primative

"...Willie's daughter, Paula, is a golden-haired spitfire with a voice bearing the edge of a life lived hard..."
- Chicago Tribune


Saturday, February 14th
Tease your Sweetheart by bringing em to see THE GOURDS at THE MINT!

"Austin, Texas' The Gourds have never been much on sentiment..." taken straight from their bio! So, WHY NOT go hang out with them on one of the most "sentimental" days of the year! Whether you're on a date, or drinkin' Lone Stars with a buddy, THE MINT is the place to be on Valentines Day!
10:45pm The Gourds (late show)
9pm Ryan Eggold (of 90210)
8pm Erik Janson

Something about their latest album ...
“their best album in a long career of good and very good albums… They do what they've always done, only better.” - Paste Magazine

Thursday, February 19th
BLUE RODEO with special guest TIM EASTON
@ The Mint!

"If only most bands aged this well. After more than 20 years, Canadian country-rockers Blue Rodeo have put out their third live album, this time culled from an acoustic night at Toronto’s Massey Hall. It tops most sets by bands a quarter of their age." -Gateway Online

AND Joshua Tree's own TIM EASTON!

Most of you KNOW how we feel about TIM. Expect him to play songs from his forthcoming album PORCUPINE (due out this Spring on New West Records) and be sure to check out his side project EASTON STAGGER PHILLIPS! Unfortunately, ESP had to cancel their West Coast dates due to a climbing injury that Evan Phillips sustained some time ago. We'll see to it that you have info. on more dates as they're re-scheduled.

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One of our new favorite artists, AUSTIN HARTLEY-LEONARD, kicks off his month long residency at THE HOTEL CAFE in Los Angeles next week. That means you've got 4 chances to check out some fresh blood in the Sin City camp! He'll be playing EVERY WEDNESDAY in FEBRUARY at 9pm. It's been said that Austin Hartley-Leonard's debut "Franklin Ave." delivers classic Americana songwriting with textures of NICK DRAKE and THE BAND!

Check out our FEATURED VIDEO for "Golden Opportunitiy" a video that he shot out in Joshua Tree last summer!

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** two great tastes that go so well together! **

Raul's first album of new material in 7 years, LUCKY ONE, will be available on Fantasy Records March 3rd!

"Malo’s mellifluous tenor combines equal parts Sinatra, Jones and Orbison in one beautiful package. Every tune will give you goosebumps.” —VINTAGE GUITAR

What an incredible night of music...be still my heart!

Tickets have just gone on sale for TWO very special nights in So. California - HOUSE OF BLUES will host shows in Anaheim and on the Sunset Strip.
HOB Anaheim: March 11
doors: 7pm / show: 8pm
All Ages

HOB Sunset: March 12
doors: 7:30 pm / show: 8:30 pm
All Ages

Talk about "date night"! If you can't get yourself some yummy goodness after these shows then you're on your own!

Until next time...
Go Steelers!
Shilah Morrow
Sin City Social Club
LA * Austin * Nashville
7800 Indian Ridge Dr.
Austin, TX 78737

For more info. on events & projects please visit:

The Sin City Social Club is a renegade collective of musicians, fans, artists and industry executives brought together by shared appreciation of the art and culture that blur the lines between classic, outlaw & alt. country, punk rock, americana and indie singer songwriters. We turn fans around the globe onto the music and art we love thru our Sin City Social Club cd Samplers, live events, In flight audio programming and thru our home away from home on the internet.

** Wherever you are, Sin City is a state of mind! **

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