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Summer time: Colleyville's Bryce Avary, better known to screaming emo fans across the world as The Rocket Summer, needs your help. The one-guy-who-plays-everything band that makes Conor Oberst look like a geezer in comparison headlines a concert at The Door on Friday, November 18, but before heading back on the road for a nationwide December tour, he's enlisting the help of local director/cellist Kris Youmans. You might've seen his visual work recently on the Internet or new music TV station MTVu, as he directed The Deathray Davies' "Clock In Now" video in which Kumar Pallana (Rushmore, The Royal Tenembaums) ran around and looked...Kumar-riffic.
Youmans will be at The Rocket Summer's Friday night concert looking for potential extras for Avary's next video, which will be filmed this Sunday and Monday in Fort Worth. Youmans is specifically looking for "a mixture of different people--indie rockers, jocks, goth kids, metal heads, hip-hop kids." What, no glee club members or Mathletes? If you can't make the concert but want to be a part of the video for the song "Brat Pack," you're still in luck. Just send Youmans an e-mail: email@example.com.
"For several months, [Hailey's] hasn't had anything but touring shows, and I think that hurt the room," Yocom says. "I'm hoping to create more of a 'local/regional' scene for the room again." Though the updated Web site has already announced this new Spune venture, the local impact doesn't officially kick in until the Spune Christmas show on December 11, featuring Denton treats like The Numbers Twist, Bridges and Blinking Lights, Record Hop, The Angelus and many more. In the meantime, the site has this advice for prospective local bands: "E-mail your booking request including a MySpace/Web site link with streaming audio. If you do not have a MySpace page or Web site, you're probably not ready to play shows anyway." Ohhh, face! Spune done served you before you even played a lick, looosers!...Ahem.
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