The Holiday Groove w/ Austin Groove Project, Magna Carda, the Bishops, the Vapor Caves [garage]; Sam Houston, Jake Lloyd, Zach Person [control room]
Empire Control Room
"...When Dan Dyer accepted his $17,000 grant at Saturday's Black Fret Ball, the local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist promised, "I'm going to invest all this money in Dell ... or whatever you guys tell me."..."
"...Organizers and founders Matt Ott and Colin Kendrick on the red carpet at the first Black Fret Ball..."
"...Dwayne's roommate dates an Asian-American transvestite, although he insists he is straight. Dwayne's adoptive parents fret over their children's potential realignment of affections, while their birth mother turns out to be something other than the maternal ideal of their dreams..."
"...On Friday, musician patronage nonprofit Black Fret awards a quarter-million dollars to bands at their annual Black Fret Ball. Based on voting from the group's membership, 10 acts will receive $20,000 grants and the remaining 10 will receive $5,000..."
"...Friends, family, and fans show Margaret off this Sunday, 2-6pm, at Antone's. Tickets, $20, are available now. Black Fret: Where's the Money Go?..."
"..."It feels so fucking good to finally play these songs," Puckett smiled before closing with dance funk single "Not Tonight," which instructs us to be vigilant, but still take time to dance, laugh, and be with friends. All in attendance obliged. [image-3-right] Black Fret Ball..."
"..."This allows us to do a lot of shows with Transmission Events. We've put so much on the table, financially and with our time, that we have no choice but to make it a success." Ballin' With Black Fret..."
"...Dear Editor, It's about time someone says this: Black Fret is a country club for music fans. I know that every musician in Austin is excited that they might be the next band to get 10 grand from this organization, so they don't say anything negative..."
"...› Musician nonprofit Black Fret has named its 2014 grant nominees: Amy Cook, Danny Malone, Dawn and Hawkes, East Cameron Folkcore, Elias Haslanger and Church on Monday, Elizabeth McQueen, Emily Bell, Erin Ivey, Gina Chavez, Graham Wilkinson, Jitterbug Vipers, Jonny Gray, Lincoln Durham, Little Radar, Mother Falcon, Quiet Company, the Rocketboys, Whiskey Sisters, Wild Child, and Zeale. Ten $10,000 grant recipients, selected by Black Fret members and their mentor board, will be announced in November..."
"..."We're closer now than ever," reports Stubblefield, smiling at his friend. Black Fret..."
"...Not everyone in SOL coexisted with the Sekrit Theater so peacefully. Some households have taken issue with the foot traffic, noise, and parking issues created by some of the bigger charity events Reichert began to host, such as Fusebox and Black Fret..."
"...Black Fret, the new nonprofit employing the fine-arts patronage model to provide $10,000 grants to local musicians, announced its inaugural recipients on Saturday: Gina Chavez, Amy Cook, Lincoln Durham, Erin Ivey, Mother Falcon, Elizabeth McQueen, the Rocketboys, Quiet Company, Wild Child, and Graham Wilkinson...."
"...That record’s being mixed right now. I recorded it with Mike in Nashville using a grant I got from Black Fret...."
"...› NPR-approved rockers Quiet Company return to Hill Country studio Orb, where they recorded forthcoming LP Transgressor with Blue October's Matt Noveskey, streaming an interview and live performance Saturday, 9pm. The event, brought to you by local music patrons Black Fret, gives fans a sneak peek at songs from Quiet Company's first album of new material since 2011's We Are All Where We Belong took home almost as many Austin Music Awards as Grammys residing in Ray Benson's Asleep at the Wheel trophy case...."
"...Best New Band will become the highest-voted category upon realization that it effectively has a cash prize. Music nonprofit Black Fret automatically nominates that winner into their patronage system, which means they'll earn either a $3,000 or $10,000 grant...."
"...Best Music Support Nonprofit 1) HAAM 2) Austin Music Foundation 3) Black Fret 4) SIMS 5) Swan Songs Runners-Up: Kids in a New Groove, Anthropos Arts, Attendance Records..."
"..."It was a dark moment," sighs Reynoso, who made his name nationally on NBC's The Voice and suddenly found himself without one. "I had to turn down a gig at the Paramount opening for Christopher Cross, I had to cancel a show for Black Fret who've nominated me for their 2015 grant, and I had to call off a speaking engagement in Nashville for MusiCares..."
"...The same day Wood & Wire received the Grammy nomination, they were awarded a $20,000 grant at the Black Fret Ball. Their performance at the event, held at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, drew some of the loudest applause of the evening..."