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Texas Hippie Coalition @ Bowery Poetry Club (10/22/2009)

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Artist: Texas Hippie Coalition
Venue: Bowery Poetry Club (New York, NY)
Opener: n/a
Date: 10/22/2009
Label: Nightmare Records

It was that time of year again when the CMJ Music Marathon took its hold of NYC and offered music fans and media representatives of all genre specifications a wide variety of special events and performances. One of the yearly traditions that PiercingMetal.com has been taking part of is the Skateboard Marketing showcase hosted by company founder Munsey Ricci. A staple figure in Metal and Rock radio promotion, Munsey would be celebrating the company’s 18th anniversary and this year’s showcase would once again take place at the Bowery Poetry Club. The entertainment for the party would come via The Texas Hippie Coalition, a band I had only heard the name of before this evening. Here is a light recap of the bands performance and a batch of photos to enjoy.
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Skateboard Marketing 18th Annual CMJ Showcase @ Bowery Poetry Club (10/22/2009)

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This past week was the annual CMJ Music Convention and like many before it would again invade The Big Apple and deliver more music than any one person could easily absorb.  To say that there is something for everyone at the CMJ convention would be an understatement and while I would have loved to partake in a lot more that was happening, the time was just not there for me to do so based on a hectic week of Metal concerts that required my coverage.  One of the things that I did manage to enjoy was the annual Skateboard Marketing music showcase which is hosted by the company’s founder Munsey Ricci.  I’ve been working as an ally in Metal media with Munsey for about five years now and was eager to help him and his friends celebrate the company’s 18th year of doing this kind of showcase.  This years hang would be at The Bowery Poetry Club (across the street from the location that once housed CBGB’s) and it was sure to be a good time of familiar faces, cold beers and loud music.  I was certain that the bands would be something interesting because one year we found the legendary Fear Factory performing at it, while last year we got both Autumn Black and Ionia.  Tonight there would only be one act delivering out the Metal and their name was Texas Hippie Coalition, and while I had only heard their name a couple of times, I had heard that they were along the lines of your Southern Fried Metal genre and let’s face it, a lot of that stuff rocks.  I shot a lot of photos and documented the performance as well and its linked to at the bottom of the party stuff that you will see here so hang onto your hats for it.

Munsey Ricci & Ally
Munsey Ricci & Ally

Here’s Munsey Ricci and Ally. He’s smiling not only because of the lovely lady next to him but also because the room is packed with beer and music hungry Metal Media friends. The event was sponsored by Budweiser Beer so the Bowery Poetry Club had plenty of Bud, Bud Lite and Rolling Rock beers on hand along with Monster Energy drink who I learned were also sponsoring the shindig.
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Autumn Black @ Bowery Poetry Club (10/23/2008)

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Artist: Autumn Black
Venue: The Bowery Poetry Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Ionia
Date: 10/23/2008
Label: Tyburn Records

Once again we found the Big Apple besieged by the annual CMJ Convention and all of the parties, gatherings and showcases that come along with it. I had to admit that even if you were not someone who was partaking in the convention, that this particular week in New York City was a very busy one with shows from bands such as Amon Amarth starting it off and Yngwie Malmsteen closing it out. These two killer shows had actually been preceded by incendiary gigs from Iced Earth, Kamelot, Children of Bodom, Testament and even Overkill. If you were looking for Metal this month it was very clear that The Big Apple was the place to be. Tonight’s adventuring would actually be a part of the annual Skateboard Marketing showcase which is held by the company’s founder Munsey Ricci. Ricci has been an industry staple for many years, so it’s really cool to be invited down to see what he has planned for the media folks that he knows. The party would be held in the Bowery Poetry Club and feature two new rising stars on the Metal scene. The first band would be Ionia who had a very Melodic Rock sound to them and the main band for the night would come by the way of Autumn Black who hail from the Los Angeles/San Diego, CA area.
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