Monday, October 24, 2011

2011 Shiner Rising Star!

Congratulations to Blackbird Sing!!

The Shiner Rising Star competition came to an end Thursday night at Love & War in Texas (Plano). We had five great bands competing one last time and many celebrity judges such as Rodney Parker, Coach Joe Avezzano and Donnie Nelson along with Range personalities Brett Dillon and Chuck Taylor. Each band put on a great show but Blackbird Sing came out on top, winning the competition! The van they rode up in on wheels of hope and dreams turned into a party bus all the way back to San Antonio after winning a record label deal from Shiner Records and a complete band outfit from GP Percussions and Kona Guitars! A huge thank you goes out to Kona and GP for helping KHYI and Shiner Records put this on!

In case you missed it, you can always watch the Range TV Channel on to see each week's performances as well as the Shiner Rising Star Finale. As always, we are so grateful to have Mary Jane Farmer from Scene in Town do another great write-up of the night's performances and comments from each of our 10 judges! Check out her last post on the 2011 Shiner Rising Star Competition and don't forget to browse through the great pictures she took of each band!

Congrats again, guys!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shiner Rising Star FINALE!!

Last Thursday night was our last regular week of the Shiner Rising Star competition – Congrats Brad Dunn & Ellis County for making it into the Final Round! Don’t forget to join us this Thursday, October 20th as we wrap up the competition and the final bands compete one last time! Here is all the information for the Final Round of Shiner Rising Star:
Sidekick Mafia (Round 2, Week 1 Pick)
Blackbird Sing (Round 2, Week 2 Pick)
Pearl Street Riot (Round 2, Week 3 Pick)
Brad Dunn & Ellis County (Round 2, Week 4 Pick)
Dustin Perkins Band (Wild Card Pick)
601 E. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
WHEN: OCTOBER 20th, 2011 @ 7PM
WHY: ONE of the above bands will win a Record Label deal with Shiner Records and the entire band will be outfitted by Kona Guitars and GP Percussions!
HOW: After 12 weeks of this, I’m sure everyone knows how this will go down. Each band will have 25 minutes to set up, jam out and break down on stage. (Going over the time limit will disqualify the band from being judged.) Each judge will go over the highs and lows they found in each band and the Shiner Rising Star winner will be announced THAT NIGHT!
This will be the biggest night of Shiner Rising Star thus far- don’t miss out!  See y’all Thursday!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shiner Rising Star Round 2, Week 4!

It's the LAST WEEK of Round 2 in the Shiner Rising Star competition! We've got two more great bands competing to make it into the FINAL ROUND going on next week- This week is Jeremy Phifer v. Brad Dunn and Ellis County! We'll be at Southern Junction in Rockwall from 8:00-10:00pm. Bring the family and friends and we'll see you there!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Shiner Rising Star Round 2, Week 1!

Last week we kicked off Round 2 Week 1 of Shiner Rising Star with Dustin Perkins Band v. Sidekick Mafia. Friday morning at 9am (on KHYI 95.3 The Range, of course) it was announced that Sidekick Mafia would be moving on to the FINAL ROUND of Shiner Rising Star!

Congrats Sidekick Mafia!!

Be sure to check out the schedule and join us for the last 3 weeks of Shiner Rising Star Round 2! We've got 6 more great bands performing and one band from each week (plus ONE Wild Card) will be chosen to compete in the Final Round!

Shiner Rising Star Round 2!

Round 2 of Shiner Rising Star is officially here! Check out the schedule and remember, if you can’t make it out to the shows you can always watch it on KHYI's Channel on!
WEEK 1 (9/22): HAT TRICKS (Lewisville, TX)
Dustin Perkins Band v. Sidekick Mafia
WEEK 2 (9/29): CITY TAVERN (Downtown Dallas)
Blackbird Sing v. Twisted Pistols
WEEK 3 (10/6): LOVE & WAR IN TEXAS (Grapevine, TX)
Pearl Street Riot v. Rodeo Clown Dropouts
WEEK 4 (10/13): LAST CHANCE SALOON (Plano, TX)
Jeremy Phifer v. Brad Dunn & Ellis County 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Shiner Rising Star Week 7!

Don’t forget to join us this Thursday, September 8th at LaGrange in Deep Ellum for Week 7 of Shiner Rising Star! We’ll have the Casey Daniels Band, Rodeo Clown Dropouts and The Dallahachie Boys competing to make it to Round 2 of the competition!

Here's the information for this week's Shiner Rising Star:

Shiner Rising Star Week 7
Thursday, September 8th, 2011 - 8:00pm
LaGrange in Deep Ellum
2704 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226

Casey Daniels Band
The Dallahachie Boys
Rodeo Clown Dropouts 

Come cheer on your favorite artist of the night with The Range's own Brett Dillon and Chuck Taylor!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Upcoming Shows!

Shiner Record artists have plenty of shows booked this month, be sure to get your tickets now! Here are the September dates:

Somebody's Darling 

9/10/11 @ 10:30pm Zapato's Cantina (College Station, TX)  *FREE*
9/17/11 @ 10:00pm LaGrange (Dallas, TX)  *12 bucks Priority*
9/27/11 @ 8:00pm Threadgills-South (Austin, TX)  *5 bucks*

Grant Jones & the Pistol Grip Lassos

9/15/11 @ 9:00pm The Common Table (Dallas, TX)  *FREE*
9/16/11 @ 9:00pm The Blue Light Live (Lubbock, TX) 
9/24/11 @ 10:00pm Woody's Tavern (Ft. Worth, TX) 

The Will Callers

9/3/11 @ 7:00pm River City Grille (Marble Falls, TX)
9/9/11 @ 10:00pm Half Moon Grill & Saloon (Tyler, TX)
9/10/11 @ 10:00pm Road Map Bar (Texarkana, AR)
9/14/11 @ 7:00pm Armadillo Palace (Houston, TX)
9/23/11 @ 7:00pm Hal & Mal's (Jackson, MS)
9/30/11 @ 7:00pm Pasadena BBQ Cook-off (Pasadena, TX)

Darryl Lee Rush

9/9/11 @ 8:00pm The Balcony Club (acoustic) (Dallas, TX)