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E.A.S.T

The second and third week of November is usually a time I look forward to in Austin. This is when the East AUSTIN Studio Tours “E.A.S.T” occurs.

I get the chance to see more of the Austin art community, everything from painters, sculptures, woodworkers and glass blowers. The tour is really well organized and it gives me the chance to see more of the east Austin Architecture also. East Austin has really changed over the years but it seems to have really taken off something in 2005, that was when most of the gentrification was at it full force. I kind of remember this because I also bought a place then but because of the commute I had a change of heart.

Anyways, the tour is really enjoyable and I can’t wait for this year to kickoff.

Check out the site for additional info on the many places to visit..http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/#

Here are some snaps from Sunday.

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Fashion Scout Vauxhall

The home of new talent.Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award is worth £25,000 over three seasons, including a fully sponsored catwalk show. The Merit Award has become the highlight event of London Fashion Week’s Off-Schedule.

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Sonambulo

Sonambulo

Sonambulo means Sleepwalker and we covered the group’s performance on Zilker stage on Saturday the 13th at 2:30.

The audience loved their “psico-tropical” rhtyms, a fusion of traditional African and modern Latin American beats. From the side of the stage to the end of the covered portion of Zilker stage people from all age groups and across all ethnicities were seen enjoying the group’s performance. The crowd was a good mixture of people dancing and just chilling to the tunes. One couldn’t help but enjoy the contagious energy of the vocals and rhytms. Flags and hats were all present but the vibe of the venue could be felt from far away.

For more on Sonambulo visit:

La musica de Sonambulo se puede encontrar en www.sonambulocr.com

O en la pagina de Facebook Sonambulopsicotropicalbanda

www.facebook.com/Sonambulopsicotropicalbanda

1-A donde van de gira despues de aqui?
Sonambulo- A Aguascalientes a un festival que se llama para el dia de los muertos Octubre y Noviembre

2-Que nos puedes decir de tu musica, como empezaron?
S- Nosotros empezamos hace 6 años, eramos 5 y ahora somos 11, la idea es hacer musica para bailar,, basados en ritmos tradicionales y fusionados en ritmos modernos y ahora estamos en proceso de grabar nuestro segundo album.
3-Donde estan basados?
S- En Costa Rica, esta es la primera vez que venimos para Austin y al festival.
4-A que paises han viajado?
S- El año pasado hemos viajado a Belgica, Holanda, Suiza, Francia y España.
5-En España a que parte han visitado?
S-Estuvimos en Galicia
6-Que planes tienen a future, despues de la gira a Mexico, piensan ir Sudamerica?
S-La idea es ver si podemos conseguir mas contactos para seguir viajando, ahora estamos empezando hacer una red de grupos centroamericanos para viajar por centro America, ya hemos ido a Nicaragua y tenemos unas invitaciones para El Salvador, y Panama y Guatemala nosotros vamos alla y vienen grupos a Costa Rica como para generar un Mercado, una red. Ya hemos conocido a personas de Chile que tambien tienen una red y a nosotros nos encantaria ir a Argentina.

7-Que les quieres decir a tus fans.
S-“Que sigan bailando que de eso trata. ”

La musica de Sonambulo se puede encontrar en www.sonambulocr.com
O en la pagina de Facebook Sonambulopsicotropicalbanda

www.facebook.com/Sonambulopsicotropicalbanda

The Capital of Glam

Austin has been called the Live Music Capital of the World due to its music scene, Texas has been called a conservative state since it always seems to be going Republican not matter how many Liberals live in Austin, the state always turns red when the networks predict the elections. The truth about Texas is one big state, that’s for sure.

Sonambulo at ACL

Sonambulo | Image courtesy of Akin ©akinabayomi.com

Sonambulo means Sleepwalker and we covered the group’s performance on Zilker stage on Saturday the 13th at 2:30. The audience loved their “psico-tropical” rhtyms, a fusion of traditional African and modern Latin American beats. From the side of the stage to the end of the covered portion of Zilker stage people from all age groups and across all ethnicities were seen enjoying the group’s performance. The crowd was a good mixture of people dancing and just chilling to the tunes.

One couldn’t help but enjoy the contagious energy of the vocals and rhytms. Flags and hats were all present but the vibe of the venue could be felt from far away.

For more on Sonambulo visit:

La musica de Sonambulo se puede encontrar en www.sonambulocr.com

O en la pagina de Facebook Sonambulopsicotropicalbanda

www.facebook.com/Sonambulopsicotropicalbanda

Sunday October 14th 2012

In the Press Lounge we met with Daniel Cuenca vocalist and member of Sonambulo. The group’s show was on Saturday the 13th in Zilker stage at 2:30pm.

Interview:

Where are you touring after ACL?

Sonambulo We’re going to Aguascalientes in Mexico, to attend a festival for Dia de los Muertos.

What can you tell us about your music and how did you guys get started?

Sonambulo-We started 6 years ago, we had five members of the group then, now we are eleven. The idea was to create music to dance based on traditional beats and fused with modern beats. We are now in the process of recording our second album.

Where are you guys based at?Sonambulo-Costa Rica, this is the first time we come to Austin Texas and to this festival.

What countries have you guys travel to?

SonambuloLast year we traveled to Belguim, Holland, Switzerland, France and Spain.

What part of Spain did you guys visit?

Sonambulo-We visited Galicia.

What plans do you have for the future, after the tour in Mexico, do you plan to tour SouthAmerica?

Sonambulo-We hope to keep getting more contracts in order to continue traveling. We have started a networking web of centroamerican music groups. We have already traveled to Nicaragua and have just gotten invited to El Salvador, Panama and Guatemala. The idea is for our group to go there and other centroamerican groups to come to Costa Rica, it’s a way to create an exchange and creative network. We have met some people from Chole and they are also working on a similar networking project. We would truly love to travel to Argentina also.

What would you like to tell your fans?

Keep dancing, that’s what’s about.

 

Yunos & Eliza

SS13

‘A Fierce Sculptural Collection of Contrast and Rebellion’

Nouveau Inspired Lyrical curves morph into deadly talons,whilst splashes of red provide a luxourious canvas to this darkly romantic drama. Not for the tame.

www.yunos-eliza.co.uk

Among the many things happening during Fashion Week, Catwalks, Films, Salon Shows, Night Parties, The Exhibition is also part of these exciting list of events. For buyers always on the look out for the newest trends and procuring the most selective stock for their stores this is the ideal venue to secure the stocklists to have for the upcoming season.

We took a break from the catwalks to make sure we could bring you a glance at the amazing talent in London Fashion Week Exhibition.

We looked at Yunos and Eliza exhibit and we were so pleased at the uniqueness and crafmanship of the items on display. Here is a couple of images from our brief encounter.

Poseidon Ring

‘Beardy Poseidon, the sea roving rakish beauty, Father of many herows,brother to Zeus, his past is not as clean as he’d like you to think.’

Rock Vault is a jewellery initiative to support,showcase and promote Britain’s most innovativ,fine jewellery talent.