Our annual hip hop showcase just keeps getting better and better. Here is a video compiled by our amazing event producers, Catharsis. It gives you just a taste of what it was actually like to be there. From the new school rhymes of Doomtree, Das Racist and The Cool Kids to the true professionals of EPMD, it was an amazing show. We were glad just to be a part of it
Our inaugural rock show at Longbranch Inn was equally awesome. The bands somehow managed to get energy from each other and the crowd and rocked out for 5 hours on Saturday (not an easy task after 3 full days in Austin). Thanks again to all those who came out and rocked.
Or Erick and Parrish Making Dollars. WHAT WHAT!! EPMD will be rocking it at VENUE 222 (formerly Aces), 222 6th Street, Austin TX on March 18 at 12-5:30. Full lineup for the L4M hip hop show AND the L4M rock show will be up soon. Stay tuned!
If any of you read my ramblings you or are fans of any of my clients, you already know that we had our second annual showcase in Austin last week. Our showcase is a way to promote our clients and let the music community know that not all lawyers suck. We at L4M strive to help artists (not just musicians) treat their art as a business. We routinely help protect work product, form entities for bands, review and draft label and license agreements and, overall, act as the left brain aide to right brain thinkers. Our showcase is just a way to get that across to a wider audience and to thank our current roster of clients. NOW ON TO THE SHOW:
It is now Wednesday, March 24, and I have still not completely recovered from our showcase which took place on Saturday, March 20. To say that it was an amazing show is a huge understatement. Obviously I am a bit biased, but our lineup which included You, You’re Awesome, French Horn Rebellion, Hey Champ, Kidz in the Hall, Bad Rabbits, 88 Keys, Cool Calm Pete, The Cool Kids and Rakaa actually got better on the day of the show! Travis McCoy dropped by to perform a new song with 88 Keys, Tenille blessed us with her vocals on a couple of Cool Kids’ tracks and The Alchemist and Evidence reunited with their Dilated Peoples mate Rakaa to take the show to the next level.
None of this could have been possible without the amazing work and dedication of CATHARSIS NYC. Thanks to Justin Kim, James Kim and Tonia Kim (no relation) who put on yet another seamless show. All of the artists were amazed at their efficiency and organization in running such a giant event. Several commented that it was the best show they played for the entire showcase. If you are even thinking of hosting an event, you need to contact them at email@example.com.
More kudos goes to our firm of Stahl Cowen. If you become a client of ours, you are a client of theirs. Without Stahl Cowen’s support, there would be no show.
Finally, thanks to the newest members of L4M, Eric Malnar and Brian Troglia. Both of my partners have made L4M bigger and better by bringing their unique music industry and legal experience to the team. Watch for new entries and articles from both of these guys.
So, if you were at the show, thanks for coming. If you were not there, you missed a great time. While it is impossible to replicate the live show experience (there were about 800 people there and a line around the block at 2pm on Saturday!!!), here are some pics to help bring you a little bit closer to the action. Special thanks to Justin Kim and Tonia Kim for the pictures (All Rights in the following pictures are reserved to Catharsis, LLC).
This phrase, not used very often by your humble author, precisely captures the first ever Lawyer4musicians.com Showcase which coincided with SXSW in Austin, TX. I will have a full run down of how awesome it was but I wanted to thank everyone:
Austin Promoter: Sun Jue.
The Venue: Momo’s (huge shout out to Kate);
My law partner: Brian Troglia (nice job on security);
And Obviously the Talented Musicians who collectively killed it all day: DJ Clinton Sparks; Whatzisface; French Horn Rebellion, Hey Champ; Kidz in the Hall, Pac Div and The Cool Kids. Special thanks to Fatlip who stuck around all day on the 1s and 2s; amazing.
Stay tuned for more updates with pictures and video from the event.
I’m sure I missed some people, so thanks to those I missed.
Thanks to Larry from http://www.mashfest.com for the first video.
Go to the this page for a review posted by Vapors.
Special thanks and “love” to CATHARSIS-NYC. If you don’t know who Catharsis is or what they do, you should. Check out their web page (www.catharsisnyc.com) and talk to James Kim and Tonia Kim at the L4M Showcase to see how Catharsis can make your event as great as this one promises to be. They are on top of their game and have some of the best connections in the entertainment, graphic design and creative community.