Motel Aviv and Deniz Tek and Love Street are the Musical Guests. Community Representative and Audience of One is Thomas Escalante best known as vocalist for Houston bands Clouseaux and The Suspects and as owner as Houston cultural mecca and record store Sig's Lagoon.The hour-long show features sets by the bands and interviews with Hosts Gina Miller and Record Producer Dan Workman.MoTel Aviv formed in Austin in January 2009. Drawing on influences such as the Smiths, the Clash, David Bowie, and New Order, the band creates their own brand of infectious, high-energy post-punk-pop. In a city awash with talent, Motel Aviv have managed stand out, garnering high praise for their “polished,” “stylish” songwriting and “vivacious” performances.Continuing their rise, MoTel Aviv opened for Everclear last month, and is in Houston for the first of three shows before returning home to mix their debut LP, which is being recorded at Satellite Studios in Austin.Deniz Tek is a rock n’ roll journeyman best known as the guitarist for Radio Birdman during the mid 1970s. After growing up outside of Detroit, Tek moved to Austrialia and started the influential garage-punk band when he was only 18. Since then he’s continued to make music under with scores of other lineups and as a solo artist. Love Street is composed of first-call session musicians who pass through SugarHill’s doors on a regular basis. Kenny played for many years with the great Jaco Pastorius; Paul is one of Houston’s premier arrangers and keyboardists; Mark was a member of Heart, Spirit, Canned Heat, and other well-known bands; and Tyson … well Tyson just rocks.
Live studios sessions featuring emerging recording artists and established stars recorded live at "The Abbey Road of the South", historic SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX. SugarHill Recording Studios is a 72 year old facility that has played home to sessions by Archie Bell and The Drells, The Big Bopper, Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones, Todd Rundgren, Freddy Fender, Beyonce, ZZ Top, Destiny's Child... the list goes on.