Here at Frenchie Smith Records, all we think about is Rock N’ Roll. We live in an imaginary world where the fire and spirit of it still exists like it did in 1969. Last year was said to be the worst year for rockers and only 3 rock songs ended up on the UK’s top 100. Boo.
So, rock has hit rock bottom (ha) but, we’re not victims. In fact, we have good news. Rock N’ Roll doesn’t go extinct. It just takes short breaks from binges of kicking ass. Evidence has been surfacing that break time is over. Neil Young, Judas Priest and AC/DC recently won Grammy’s. Alice Cooper and Leon Russell were inducted in the 2011 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Jack White established Third Man Records and Keith Richards memoir “Life” won best audio book of the year award! We could keep going, but the point is, we’re excited and we want to celebrate by throwing our 3rd Official FSR Show Case that will be featuring very special local rock bands that Frenchie has had the pleasure to work with this year.
Come join us on June 11th at The ND venue!
We’re going to party hard enough that we summon the spirit of rock n’ roll from resting so, Austin will get to claim 2011 as the resurrection of ROCK.
**Doors open at 8pm and tickets are only $8**
We are proud to announce Scorpion Child as our newest Frenchie Smith Records roster member! They play at 9pm so be there and see the “re-birth” of a band that has gone through many changes and deserves recognition on the their evolution as a band.
At 10pm Black Bone Child will be performing. They are currently working on a record with Frenchie and he won’t quit talking about recording with them, totally building up the suspense- cannot wait to hear the results!
Smoke and Feathers will be performing at 11pm and they have got some rad new tunes that they keep busting out- they never cease to amaze us!
At midnight The Boxing Lesson goes on to mix up the rock sounds with a splash of color and we are proud to announce the release of their new EP “Muerta” with Frenchie Smith Records!
VidKidz Show Projections have an insane set up at The ND in which the projections are infinite and will be sure to induce a binaural state in your brain, so be ready to freak out.
Make sure you dress in your best rock gear to win prizes! If you do not have party-hard-appropriate-apparel, do not worry because Black Swan Theory Vintage will be our featured clothing vendor for the night, and they will hook you up with unique items!
We’re very excited to have Austin Music Weekly filming the entire show case!
Also, our hero’s at 101x Home Grown Live are joining forces and they have some goodies for our rock fans, including FREE pizza from Gatti’s and $3 Shiners all night!
Photography by CJ Baker