Saturday, September 27, 2008

Artist Feature: Blue Öyster Cult

Since exploding on the music scene with 1976’s Agents of Fortune and spawning one of the great classic rock radio anthems in history with “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, Blue Öyster Cult has spent the last 30+ years pioneering ‘70’s “heavy metal”, recording amazing rock records, touring nonstop, and thrilling legions of fans the world over.

Smash hits like “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” “Godzilla”, “Burnin’ For You”, and “Joan Crawford” have all been playing on FM Radio since their respective release, making these songs evergreen to new audiences for over 30 years. This has led to the band’s nonstop touring schedule and has made them one of the tightest live acts in the world.

In 2000, the recording of “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was satirized on Saturday Night Live in a skit that has since become one of the long-running show’s most notable. Though most of the "facts" in the skit are fictional, the popularity and hilarity of the satire is a clear indication of the strength and timelessness of this historic song and of this amazing band.

Blue Öyster Cult will be bringing their bombastic arena rock show to the SPI Music Fest on Saturday November 1st…and we could not be more excited!

Here are some clips of Blue Öyster Cult in present-day action, in a video from back in the day...and yes, the legendary SNL Skit is here just for you. Happy Monday!

Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper (Live)

Blue Öyster Cult – Burnin’ for You

SNL – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper Skit

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SPI Music Fest: On Location in Monterrey, MX

SPI Music Fest is crossing borders!

We went to Monterrey, Mexico to throw down one of the sickest blowout SPI Music Fest promotional parties ever!

60 Tigres, who is a festival performer, played the shindig and over 150 people attended. The buzz was great, the excitement was palpable, and a great time was had by all.

Thanks to our Monterrey photographer and good friend, Brenda Melendez, here's a taste of how it went down - music: 60 Tigres "El Yate del Amor"

SPI Music Fest: Monterrey, MX: royal from south padre music fest on Vimeo.

Tickets are still available for the SPI Music Fest taking place Halloween Weekend (Oct 31-Nov 2) on the tropical sandy beaches of South Padre Island. The lineup is now out, and limited single day passes are also available. More information on that is coming!

Get your tix NOW at!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

SPI Music Fest Artist Feature: Los Lonely Boys

SPI Music Fest is proud to be bringing the Grammy Award-winning Los Lonely Boys to South Padre Island during our Halloween Weekend Extravaganza in Paradise.

Hailing from San Angelo, Texas, and preaching their brand of “Texican Rock n’ Roll” to the masses since their smash debut dropped in 2004, the brothers Garza have made their unique sound and energetic live shows the stuff of legend.

Whether it is playing to nearly 100,000 Austin-ites as the State Capital of Texas looms in the background, or jamming with such musical luminaries as Ronnie Milsap, Carlos Santana, and the foremost authority on Texas Music, ’08 SPI Music Fest Headliner Willie Nelson; the Boys have been bringing it since they first exploded onto the scene.

After their smash eponymous 2004 album, off the strength of their Grammy Award-winning single, “Heaven”, rocketed its way to the Top Ten, Los Lonely Boys have seen a rise to the top of the music industry that is stuff of Hollywood.

Their successful 2006 follow-up album, Sacred, reached #2 in the album charts and sprung another huge hit for the band, “Diamonds”.

The band released their third studio album, entitled Forgiven, in July 2008 (along with hit single "Staying with Me") and have spent most of the year on the road doing what they do best…laying it down and rocking it out in front of thousands.

Check out Los Lonely Boys doing their thing after the jump...

Los Lonely Boys: "Heaven" in Austin

Los Lonely Boys w/ Willie Nelson “Cisco Kid”

Los Lonely Boys: “Staying With Me” at Nissan Live

Monday, September 15, 2008

SPI Music Fest Preview Party This Thurs. Sept. 18th @ The Belmont in Austin, TX!




WHAT: South Padre International Music Festival Preview. Enjoy drink specials and music from SPI artist Twanguero. Also, enter to win an SPI Music Fest vacation package (including transportation, hotel and festival passes for two), a Shred Stixx wakesurf board and a Gibson guitar!

WHEN: Thursday, September 18
6:30pm - 9pm

305 W. 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

For the latest information regarding the artist line-up and festival go to

Buy your tickets today: or call 866-448-7849

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Chill Out Venezuela...Los Amigos Are Our Amigos...

Invisible Friends...

That's the direct translation for the name of New York-by way of Venezuela-based Latin dance band Los Amigos Invisibles. However, this sextet has been anything but invisible since releasing their 1995 debut in their native country.

They have since become one of the biggest Latin Alternative acts in the world. They have toured over 60 countries, been nominated for 2 Grammy and 2 Latin Grammy awards, released 5 studio albums, 1 live DVD+2CD album, and founded 1 record label.

SPI Music Fest is thrilled that Los Amigos have become "our Amigos" and are coming back to South Padre Island this Halloween weekend.

With a penchant for great and hilarious video treatments that rival the Foo Fighters, here is some Los Amigos Invisibles goodness for all your senses...

Los Amigos Invisibles - "Cuchi Cuchi"

Los Amigos Invisibles - "Yo No Se"