Electro-pop outfit, Glasnost and Austin pop quartet The Sour Notes are the musical guests.The program includes short sets and candid interviews with Rosa Guerrero and award-winning record producer, Dan Workman. Community guest and 'audience of one' is freelance writer Chris Henderson, who covers Houston nightlife in 29-95.com, Houston Press, Houston Magazine and Texas Music Magazine. The program originally aired August 13, 2009.Live from SugarHill Studios is a collaborative effort between Zenfilm, OutboundMusic.com and SugarHill Recording Studios. Bands Das Automatic & DJ Cuba Gooding Jr. merged to form Glasnost. Fusing elements of bands such as New Order and Cut Copy while combining the energy of a live rock show, Glasnost has become known for their stellar live performances. Their sound is far from typical: driving dance beats, lush vocal arrangements and multi-layered instrumentation. Influences include MSTRKRFT, Midnight Juggernauts, Justice and Gang of Four. Their forthcoming EP, The Great Divide, is out soon. The Sour Notes are a dreamy pop band hailing from Austin. Beginning in Houston as the solo project of songwriter Jared Boulanger, it wasn't until moving to Austin that he transformed The Sour Notes into the full-fledged performance ensemble it is today. Since 2008, the band has released two full-length albums, The Meat of the Fruit and Received in Bitterness, as well as a 7" single. They've toured nationally and appeared on Austin's KVRX-FM program 'Local Live'. Zenfilm is a nationally recognized film production company and HD post boutique based in Houston, TX. The creation of long time producer/director team Merideth Melville and W. Ross Wells, Zen has experienced exponential growth and received numerous awards since founding in 2005. Zen works with agencies and record labels to create national TV commercials, music videos and viral media. They also develop and maintain sustainable social marketing initiatives.Founded in 2001, OutboundMusic.com is an Internet radio and music retailer whose goal is to promote music produced by independent recording artists. They currently promote nearly 700 artists, both Texas based acts and many international talents.
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.