Dart Music International

Dart Music International House at 219 West

International Relations through Individual Interactions

Monday, March 14 through Saturday, March 19, 2011 DMI is hosting FREE family-friendly international events from 1:00-7:00PM at the Dart Music International House at 219 West (219 W. 4th Street Map).

WATCH AND HEAR EVERYTHING at the DART MUSIC INTERNATIONAL HOUSE from MONDAY, MARCH 14 through SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011 from 1:00-7:00PM CST at BUNK RADIO


Dart Music International VIPs can get an exclusive 30-track sampler download of songs from bands playing at the DMI House. The "Deluxe Package" includes the download, a VIP card, and special access to the Same Sky Lounge and Artists Lounge at the DMI House March 14-19, 2011.

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The 2011 DMI House brings together music, film, television, internet radio, photography, and international content from all around the globe. This year's menu of internationalism, education, and art features:

  • 6 days of free, innovative, family-friendly programming
  • Unprecedented "6 Bands, 6 Continents" showcases March 14-16
  • "Music from Space" presentation by Astronaut Cady Coleman from the International Space Station
  • "Songs for Christchurch" fundraiser to assist victims of New Zealand earthquake
  • Photography display by internationally recognized photojournalist Kim Badawi
  • ATX Hip Hop + Onili: Made in Israel + Taqwacore event featuring Iranian rock bands, discussion, and film presentations
  • The Divided City of El Paso/Juarez - music and discussion
  • Performance Work Visa panels for international artists
  • Consular / Chamber of Commerce representation and information from countries represented by DMI House performers
  • Original "day in the life" video content created by international artists
  • Television recording and broadcasts with ARC, The A&R Channel
  • Original video and live internet video broadcasts with Same Sky TV
  • Live internet audio broadcasts with Bunk Radio
  • Harris Radio Day Party
  • The Same Sky Lounge with daily RSVP featuring drink specials and interactive installations presented by Same Sky Productions
  • 35 important artists from 18 countries representing every inhabited continent
  • Reserved meeting/networking space for the The Recording Academy® membership (The Grammys)


Monday, March 14
MUELLER LAW / VOODOO COWBOY WELCOME PARTY
    6 Bands... 6 Continents
    1:00PM - 7:00PM

1:00 - Jackie Bristow Jackie Bristow
From: Gore, New Zealand
Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Country
Touchstones: Kasey Chambers, Bonnie Raitt, Shelby Lynne
...Tourism Australia world-wide campaign features Jackie's "This Is Australia"...

2:00 - Emergency Blanket Emergency Blanket
From: Lima, Peru
Genre: Hard Rock, Alternative Rock
Touchstones: Stone Temple Pilots, Ozzy Osbourne
...2010 British People's Music Award winner for best hard rock band...

3:00 - Tidal Waves Tidal Waves
From: Johannesburg, South Africa
Genre: Reggae, ska, rock
Touchstones: Ziggy Marley, Lucky Dube
...Played with Ziggy Marley at the 2010 Africa Unite festival...

4:00 - Telephunken Telephunken
From: Madrid, Spain
Genre: Breakbeat, Funk, Electronica
Touchstones: Mexican Institute of Sound, The Pinker Tones
...See them in New York, Madrid, Barcelona, Austin, Prague...

5:00 - Unfamiliar Friends Party Unfamiliar Friends Party
From: Taipei, Taiwan
Genre: Drum & Bass, Electronica, Rock
Touchstones: Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Cut Copy
...Performed in major music festivals and livehouse in Taiwan...

6:00 - The Boxing Lesson The Boxing Lesson
From: Austin, Texas
Genre: Experimental, Psychedelic, Rock
Touchstones: Spiritualized, The Lemurs, White Denim
...Jaylinn and Paul were both nominated for 2011 Roaries...


Tuesday, March 15

4th ANNUAL DART MUSIC INTERNATIONAL DAY
    6 Bands... 6 Continents... And Beyond!
    1:00PM - 7:00PM

1:00 - Bali Yaaah Bali Yaaah
From: Austin, Texas
Genre: Psych, Electronic, and World Flare
Touchstones: Velvet Underground, Depeche Mode, Charanga Cakewalk
...One of Austin's most exciting new bands...

2:00 - Tidal Waves Tidal Waves
From: Johannesburg, South Africa
Genre: Reggae, ska, rock
Touchstones: Ziggy Marley, Lucky Dube
...Played with Ziggy Marley at the 2010 Africa Unite festival...

3:00 - Intimate Stranger Intimate Stranger
From: Santiago, Chile
Genre: Indie, Alternative
Touchstones: The Sundays, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Pretenders
...On US "Moments of Riot" tour through June, 2011...

4:00 - Viva City Viva City
From: Newcastle, UK
Genre: Electro, Indie, Alternative
Touchstones: MGMT, Telephunken, Sisters of Mercy
..."Phobia"to be released on Vert Records in 2011...

5:00 - The Yellow Dogs The Yellow Dogs
From: Tehran, Iran
Genre: Indie / Post punk / Psychedelic
Touchstones: The Rapture, Modest Mouse, Late of the Pier
...Featured in Award-winning film No One Knows About Persian Cats...

MUSIC AND GREETINGS FROM SPACE

5:45 - Cady Coleman Astronaut Cady Coleman
From: International Space Station, Outer Space

Dr. Coleman is living and working on the International Space Station where she is using her musical interest to share how amazing the experience of being in space is with people around the world.

6:00 - Grand Atlantic Grand Atlantic
From: Brisbane, Australia
Genre: Indie, Alternative
Touchstones: Teenage Fanclub, the Posies, Redd Kross
...2011 tours of US East and West coasts...


Wednesday, March 16

SONGS FOR CHRISTCHURCH FUNDRAISER
6 Bands... 6 Continents
    12:00PM - 7:00PM

"Songs for Christchurch" is a fundraising effort being organized by the people from Architecture for Humanity and it's New Zealand chapter with support from a number of people, artists and companies in the technology and entertainment industries to aid in the recovery and rebuilding of Christchurch, NZ following the Earthquake on February 22, 2011, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands homeless, displaced and without power, water or food. We will be collecting money for the fundraising effort throughout the day.

12:00 - Songs For Christchurch Songs For Christchurch
 
Introduction by Jackie Bristow
 
 
 

12:15 - Abbi Abbi
From: Nairobi, Kenya
Genre: Afro-fusion, Acapella, Reggae
Touchstones: Angélique Kidjo, Michael Franti
...Presented by The House of Songs...

1:00 - The Flying Balalaika Brothers The Flying Balalaika Brothers
From: Russia / Austin
Genre: Gypsy Punk, Russian Folk, Bluegrass
Touchstones: Red Elvises, Gogol Bordello, Limpopo
...Members of Limpopo, Red Elvises, Kalinka now based in Austin...

2:00 - The Foreign Resort The Foreign Resort
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre: New Wave, Shoe Gaze
Touchstones: Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine
...3 songs on upcoming "Dressed" documentary...

3:00 - The Boxing Lesson The Boxing Lesson
From: Austin, Texas
Genre: Experimental, Psychedelic, Rock
Touchstones: Spiritualized, The Lemurs, White Denim
...Jaylinn and Paul were both nominated for 2011 Roaries...

4:00 - Street Chant Street Chant
From: Auckland, New Zealand
Genre: Classic Rock, Punk, Tropical
Touchstones: The Clean, Surf City, The Dead Weather
...Won 2011 New Zealand Critic's Choice Music Award...

5:00 - Inverness Inverness
From: Santiago, Chile
Genre: Alternative Rock, Shoegaze
Touchstones: Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Fleet Foxes
...Featured in soundtrack and film 'The life of Fish"...

6:00 - Apollo 18 Apollo 18
From: Seoul, South Korea
Genre: Experimental, Rock, Shoegaze
Touchstones: Amplified Heat, Sonic Youth
...Korean Music Awards 2010 Rookie of the Year...


Thursday, March 17

VISA & IMMIGRATION ISSUES FOR ARTISTS PANEL & DISCUSSION
    12:00PM - 1:00PM

Dave Dart and a panel of immigration attorneys will discuss Artist Work Visas, the immigration process, and other issues faced by artists traveling to the United States. International bands and anyone involved in the international cultural arts is welcome to attend this free event. No RSVP required.

ST. PADDY'S DAY
    1:00PM - 7:00PM

1:00 - Purple Melon Purple Melon
From: London, England
Genre: Indie, Alternative, Rock
Touchstones: The Kinks, Oasis, The Faces
...Featured on AOL Sessions, MTV's "The Hills," and more...

2:00 - R.S.A.G. R. S. A. G.
From: Kilkenny, Ireland
Genre: Alternative, Garage, Soul
Touchstones: Joy Division, Talking Heads, Gorillaz
...13th on Irish Times "The 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now"...

3:00 - Drawn From Bees Drawn From Bees
From: Brisbane, Australia
Genre: Indie, Alternative, Art-rock
Touchstones: Glasshouse, The Decemberists, Powderfinger
..."Fear Not the Footsteps of the Departed" gets 4 stars in Rolling Stone...

4:00 - STEREO IS A LIE STEREO IS A LIE
From: Austin, Texas
Genre: Garage, Indie
Touchstones: IV Thieves, Oasis, Paul Weller
...Debut album out now on Monolathe Recordings...

5:00 - Sweet Jane Sweet Jane
From: Dublin, Ireland
Genre: Ambient, Indie, Rock
Touchstones: Glasvegas, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Duke Spirit
..."Sugar For My Soul" included in Gill Mills' "Best of Myspace" campaign...

6:00 - Thee Attacks Thee Attacks
From: Aalborg, Denmark
Genre: Garage, Rock,
Touchstones: The Kinks, The Who, The Hives
...3 1/2 stars by David Fricke in Rolling Stone...


Friday, March 18

VISA & IMMIGRATION ISSUES FOR ARTISTS PANEL & DISCUSSION
    12:00PM - 1:00PM

Dave Dart and a panel of immigration attorneys will discuss Artist Work Visas, the immigration process, and other issues faced by artists traveling to the United States. International bands and anyone involved in the international cultural arts is welcome to attend this free event. No RSVP required.

HARRIS RADIO / INDIE SOUNDS PARTY
    1:00PM - 7:00PM

1:00 - The Jefferson The Jefferson
From: Sydney, Australia
Genre: Melodic Indie, Alternative
Touchstones: Snow Patrol, The Script, Stereophonics, MUSE
..."Running" featured on Degrassi High;  "Come On and Shine" on MTV's Teen Mom 2; "Final Call" on MTV's Road Rules Challenge...

2:00 - Giana Factory Giana Factory
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre: Folk, Live Electronics, Post punk
Touchstones: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Glasvegas, Stereolab
..."Pixilated Truth" featured in virtual film on Second Life...

3:00 - Jackie Bristow Jackie Bristow
From: Gore, New Zealand
Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Country
Touchstones: Kasey Chambers, Bonnie Raitt, Shelby Lynne
...Tourism Australia world-wide campaign features Jackie's "This Is Australia"...

4:00 - NLX NLX
From: Hamilton, Ontario
Genre: Alternative, Indie, Pop
Touchstones: David Gray, Rachael Yamagata, Keane
..."Find Love" featured on ABC hit show Brothers & Sisters...

5:00 - Said The Whale Said The Whale
From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: Acoustic, Indie, Rock
Touchstones: Sam Roberts, The Weakerthans, The Dears
...Canadian spring tour with Tokyo Police Club and Dinosaur Bones...

6:00 - Sweet Thing Sweet Thing
From: Toronto, Ontario
Genre: Acoustic, Indie, Rock
Touchstones: Nick Lowe, Novillero, Fleetwood Mac
..."Change of Seasons" was featured in the 2010 film Easy A...


Saturday, March 19

DIVIDED CITY: EL PASO / JUAREZ
    1:00PM - 3:00PM

1:00 - Halfbreed Lovers Halfbreed Lovers
From: El Paso, Texas
Genre: Indie, Alternative
Touchstones: Yo La Tango, Modest Mouse
...Touring behind new concept album in 2011...

2:00 - Kontra Golpe Noise Manifesto Kontra Golpe Noise Manifesto
From: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Genre: Folk Rock, Ska
Touchstones: Manu Chao, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Cafe Tacuba
...Touring northern Mexico and the Southwestern US in 2011...

MUSIC AND GREETINGS FROM SPACE

2:45 - Cady Coleman Astronaut Cady Coleman
From: International Space Station, Outer Space

Dr. Coleman is living and working on the International Space Station where she is using her musical interest to share how amazing the experience of being in space is with people around the world.

ATX HIP HOP + ONILI: MADE IN ISRAEL + TAQWACORE
    3:00PM - 7:00PM

3:00 - Tee Double Tee Double
From: Austin, Texas
Genre: Hip-Hop, R&B
Touchstones: Digable Planets, De La Soul, The Roots
...Austin's Hip-Hop Artist of the Year...

4:00 - Onili Special Guests / Multimedia Presentations / Onili
From: Tel Aviv, Israel
Genre: Electronica, Pop
Touchstones: Santigold, CSS, We Should Be Dead
..."Be Somebunny" available now in the US and Europe...

5:30 - The Yellow Dogs The Yellow Dogs
From: Tehran, Iran
Genre: Indie / Post punk / Psychedelic
Touchstones: The Rapture, Modest Mouse, Late of the Pier
...Featured in Award-winning film No One Knows About Persian Cats...