I'm excited that two of the bands I manage are playing International Pop Overthrow in San Francisco! The Trash Pop Icons are playing Thursday Aug 14 at 10:30pm and Pounders are playing Sunday August 17 at 9:00pm, both shows at Hotel Utah! It's only $10 per show, so I hope to see you guys supporting your local bands with me.
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The Trash Pop Icons
Barb Rocks Presents is sponsoring both Fritz Montana and The Trash*Pop Icons playing Austin in March! We can't wait to go to SXSW and experience the musical madness that makes up this greatest music festival in the world. This will be the first time for both bands, plus David from The Livewires is joining me in this south by journey. 2.5 weeks to go...
Fritz Montana Showcases:
Tues March 11 at 2:00pm-3:00pm at Shotguns on 6th
Tues March 11 at 4:30pm-5:00pm at Dirty Dog Bar (Dirty Fest)
Tues March 11 at 8:00pm-8:30pm at Shiner's Saloon (Texas Rockfest)
Wed March 12 at 11:00pm-11:40pm at Bourbon Girl (Red Gorilla)
Thurs March 13 at 2:15pm-2:45pm at LOT323's The L8 Show Showcase (Colorado&4th)
Thurs March 13 at 4:00pm-4:30pm at Chuggin' Monkey (Red Gorilla)
Thurs March 13 at 6:30pm-7:00pm at Texas Rockfest Outdoor Stage (7th&Neches)
The Trash*Pop Icons Showcases:
Wed March 12 at 12:00pm-12:20pm at Thirsty Nickel (Big Picture Media)
Wed March 12 at 3:20pm-3:50pm at Shiner's Saloon (Texas Rockfest)
Thurs March 13 at 6:00pm-6:45pm at Blue Moon (Texas Rockfest)
Fri March 14 at 7:45pm-8:15pm at LOT323's The L8 Show Showcase (Colorado&4th)
Sat March 15 at 5:00pm-5:45pm at Shotguns on 6th
In my first few years putting on Barb Rocks shows, I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Letters Make Words, a pop rock band featuring the Zep sisters. We instantly bonded and they trusted the 'less experienced' me to manage for a few years with the additional help of A Kid At Heart Management. We had some good times together, learned a lot about the local music scene, and had a nice stint of shows, radio play, press, etc., plus the sisters won 2nd and 3rd place in the Your Music Magazine San Jose Olympicks vocalist contest. Let's just say a lot has changed since then.....for the better! These lovely sisters rebranded themselves under a new band name, The Trash*Pop Icons, found a label to record an amazing album (which they released on my birthday July 2 a month ago), and now they are ready to take over the world, with the help of the 'more experienced' me, and it's starting right here in the Bay Area!
I highly encourage you to download their debut record "A Way With Words" on iTunes, which features my favorite song "The Shame," as well as the hits "Love/Hate," "Stupid Love" and "Screaming Your Name." You can also stream the album on Spotify and check out the songs on SoundCloud.
The Trash Pop Icons are sisters Naomi and Nadia Zep. This power-pop duo have been making music together for over a decade and have established quite a presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. When fronting their previous band, Letters Make Words, the sisters earned themselves a spot on the Vans Warped Tour, playing the Kevin Say Stage and were named one of the Top 10 Bands in the Bay Area multiple times by local DJ Aaron Axelson of Live105 radio. In addition, they won the first annual Whole Foods Market and VH1 'Raw and Unprocessed' Team Member Music Project last year, which gave them the opportunity to play Live In The Vineyard music festival in Napa Valley. The girls are proud to release their first full length album "A Way With Words" and are looking forward to touring to support their record.