Friday, March 7, 2008

IMA Artists To Play SXSW

The Buzz

Past Judges

Snoop Dogg
Les Claypool
Susan Tedeschi
Chad Smith
Judy Collins
Peter Gabriel
Ozzy Osbourne
McCoy Tyner
Paul Oakenfold
Suzanne Vega
Marc Ribot
Buddy Guy
David Grisman
Beenie Man
Howard Tate
Bebel Gilberto
Rob Wasserman
Patty Loveless
Tim Pagnotta
Afrika Bambaataa
Bill Frisell
Norman Cook
Norah Jones
Bill Wyman
Joe Perry
Tom Waits
Melissa Etheridge Aimee Mann
Ricky Skaggs
Paquito D'Rivera
Rosanne Cash
Jose Feliciano
Yolanda Adams
Jimmy Cliff
Suzanne Ciani
Hubert Sumlin
Sara Lee
Kelly Willis
Chris Thile
Wilson Pickett
Pat DiNizio
George Clinton
Charlie Hunter
Terence Blanchard
Joshua Redman
Robbie Fulks
Joe Henry
Tina Weymouth
Amy Ray
Hank Shocklee
Lou Reed
Mickey Hart
Steve Vai
Jonatha Brooke
Joan Baez
Mavis Staples
Ray Davies
Wendy Waldman
Anthony DeCurtis
Ben Fong-Torres
Carrie Hughes
Jennifer DaRe
Chris Douridas
Kevin Lyman
Spencer Drate
Judith Salavetz
Alan Light
William Ackerman Victor Wooton
Jeri Heiden
Delbert McClinton
Erykah Badu
Loudon Wainwright III
Arturo Sandoval
Ben Folds
Kenn Aronoff
Me'shell Ndegeocello
Don Byron
Mitchell Froom
John Medeski
Eileen Ivers
Martin Sexton
Jim Lauderdale
DJ Spooky
Andrew W.K.
Michael McDonald
Louis Meyers
Abby White
Brett Kimberlin
Claire Armbruster
Barry Bergman
Melinda Newman Don Rose
Paul Anthony
Paul Rogers
Josh Rabinowitz
Tim Riley
Robert Kraft

IMA Buzz - March 2008

There will be many sights and sounds happening in Austin, Texas at this year's SXSW festival. Some of the not-to-be-missed acts playing official showcases also happen to be Independent Music Awards Winners & Finalists. Be sure to check out these and other incredible artists throughout the conference.

And don't miss the opportunity to meet us in Booth #302 to pick up a free copy of the newest, 2-disc IMA Winners CD "Now Hear This." We'll also be dispensing our infamous Atlas Tonic - The Cure For The Music Industry, as well as deep discounts on the 10th Anniversary edition of The Musician's Atlas and the all new AtlasOnline.

Richard Julian
(Album of the Year Winner, 3rd Annual IMAs)

Expect to hear new tunes from Richard Julian when he takes the stage at SXSW. His newest release, Sunday Morning In Saturday's Shoes is the artist’s second release on the Manhattan/EMI label following a trilogy of incredible indie label releases. Sunday Morning… was released last week, so the songs are guaranteed fresh! The 11 song compilation was recorded in Los Angeles under the guidance of legendary producer, Mitchell Froom, best known for his work with Los Lobos, Crowded House, Elvis Costello, Suzanne Vega, Bonnie Raitt & Ron Sexsmith to name but a few. Get a sneak peak at

Thursday, March 13 7:30PM - Pangaea (409 Colorado St)

The Pinker Tones
(Music Video finalists, 7th Annual IMAs)

Alternative Press magazine named The Pinker Tones among the publication’s “100 Bands You Need to Know” in 2008. The Barcelona, Spain based duo has also confirmed it will be playing a special SXSW showcase and embarking on the entire Vans Warped Tour. Sample songs from Wild Animals, slated for an April release, at

Saturday, March 17 Midnight - Karma Lounge (119 W 8th St) (21+)

Girl In A Coma
(Punk Song Winner, 7th Annual IMAs)

Before the band’s SXSW set, the girls will be guests on Dave Navarro’s Internet “Spread” show on Mania TV. Girl in a Coma is currently touring in support of Both Before I’m Gone (Blackheart Records). Get tour dates at

Wednesday, March 12 Midnight - Continental Club (1315 S Congress Ave)
Friday, March 14 1:00AM - Jovita's (1617 S 1st St)

(World Fusion Song Finalist, 6th Annual IMAs)

Since participating in the IMAs, Circo signed with Sony/BMG. The Alternative/Electroacoustic Latin band is currently touring heavily around its native Puerto Rico and are visiting the States specifically for SXSW. Hear their music at:

Thursday, March 13 8:15PM - Club de Ville (900 Red River St)

The Dollyrots
(Pop/Rock Song Finalists, 7th Annual IMAs)

This Blackheart Records act ended 2007 on a high note when its tune, “Because I’m Awesome,” was named “Coolest Song in the World 2007” by Little Steven’s Underground Garage. There’s been no slowing down since. After SXSW, the Wisconsin natives will continue touring the left side of the country. Find out where to get in on the action:

Thursday, March 13 12:45AM - Club de Ville (900 Red River St)

(Dance/Electronica Song Winner, 5th Annual IMAs)

Guitar Hero II addicts should already be familiar with Freezepop’s “Less Talk More Rock,” which is a featured track on the game. The song also appears on the band’s new album, futurefuturefutureperfect. Hear it live at SXSW and

Wednesday, March 12 9:00PM - Prague (422 B Congress Ave)

Be sure to also check out these other
IMA Winners/Finalists at SXSW:

The Black Keys (Swag Winner, 3rd Annual IMAs)
Wednesday March 12th 1:00AM - Emo's Main Room (603 Red River St)

Tom Freund (Pop/Rock Finalist, 4th Annual IMAs)
Thursday March 13th 9:15PM - Pangaea (409 Colorado St)

Glossary (Nashville Regional Award Winner, 2nd Annual IMAs)
Thursday March 13th 10:15PM - Habana Calle 6 Patio (709 E 6th St)

Let's Go Sailing (Swag Winner, 7th Annual IMAs)
Friday March 14th 1:00AM - Victorian Room at the Driskill (604 Brazos St)

Eleni Mandell (Los Angeles Regional Award Winner, 1st Annual IMAs)
Thursday March 13th 8:00PM, The Ale House ( 310 E 6th St)

Melissa McClelland (Americana Song Winner, Americana Album & Album Design Finalist, 6th Annual IMAs)
Saturday March 15th 8:00PM - The Velveeta Room (521 E 6th St)

Chris Pickering (Alt. Country Song Finalist, 7th Annual IMAs)
Friday March 14th 8:00PM - Tap Room at Six (117 W 4th St)

Spottiswoode & His Enemies (Pop/Rock Album Finalist, 5th Annual IMAs)
Wednesday March 12th 11:00PM - Volume (614 E 6th St)

Supagroup (New Orleans Regional Award Winner, 2nd Annual IMAs)
Thursday March 13th 1:00AM - The Ale House (310 E 6th St (Alley Entrance))

Seen and Heard: IMA Winners Making Headlines

Ana Laan
(Latin Album Winner, 6th Annual IMAs):

“Paradise” by Ana Laan is the featured Free Single of the Week this week on iTunes. Make it yours now: Learn more at

Val Emmich
(Music Video Winner, 7th Annual IMAs):

In between working on a new studio album, Val Emmich made headlines for his role as Jaime the coffee boy, Tina Fey’s crush on NBC’s award-winning comedy, 30 Rock. Then in February, he turned heads as Lucy Liu’s love interest on ABC’s new drama, Cashmere Mafia. Stay updated at

The Alternate Routes
(Pop/Rock Song Winner, 5th Annual IMAs):

The Vanguard Records band is spending the month of March opening for rockers LIVE. Check out the show when it hits your neck of the woods:

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