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SXSW Sounds From Spain Live Showcases March 18th & 20th – Austin, TX

March 8, 2015 at 4:42 PM ET [Digital Girl] – Sounds from Spain at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas: Live performances by Macaco, Rulo y La Contrabanda, Disco Las Palmeras, beGun, Hinds and Oso Leone.

Wednesday, March 18th Spanish Day Party
Brush Square Park 11am-3pm

Friday, March 20th Sounds From Spain Showcase
Lucille Patio Bar 8pm-1:45am
77 Rainey Street Austin, TX

MACACO

Macaco is one of Spain’s most prestigious artists in Spain and Latin America. With a 15 year career, Macaco is an artist of unique sounds, blending reggae, rhumba, and other styles mixed with a special groove accompanied by his unique voice. He is an important social activist committed to environmental causes, and this is reflected in throughout his repertoire. He has participated in Vive Latino (Mexico), Rock in Rio in Rio de Janeiro and many European festivals. http://www.macaco.es/

New Album: Historias Tattooadas out 3/24 Sony US Latin

RULO Y LA CONTRABANDA

Rulo is Raul Gutierrez and his band is a group of great musicians. With them he has recorded albums like “Smoke Signals” and “Endangered Species”. His music and lyrics reveal a new face of urban poetry. His songs reach the audience and they never stop to amaze new fans. Previously Rulo recorded six albums as the singer of the band La Fuga. Recently he has been appointed “Ambassador” of Cantabria (Spanish northern region). In 2015, Rulo will tour Spain, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. http://www.ruloylacontrabanda.com/

DISCO LAS PALMERAS

The band Disco Las Palmeras is originally from Galicia. They are currently recording their third album. They have participated in several festivals in Spain and Portugal, such as Primavera Sound, Milhões Festa, and Festival do Norte. Additionally, they have toured all over Spain and Portugal. Nowadays, Disco Las Palmeras is considered of the best bands on the national scene and is having a remarkable impact on radio and music media. http://discolaspalmeras.bandcamp.com/

New album: Asfixia available March 24th, 2015

beGun

beGun is considered one of the future stars of the electronic music scene. beGun creates a very unique and experimental contemporary electronic sound. He has two EPs under his belt, plus several singles and collaborative works with national and international bands. He has participated in national and international festivals and has received excellent reviews from music critics. http://begun.bandcamp.com/

HINDS

HINDS’ (formerly known as Deers) path has been meteoric. Their professional career started in April 2014. With only two singles released, licensed to British and American record labels, they have already done two tours in Europe and sold out every single concert in London. This year they will be touring in Australia and North America, and they will be recording their debut album. http://hinds.bandcamp.com/

OSO LEONE

This Majorcan band has broken boundaries with ease in recent months thanks to “Mokragora”, his most recent work, a record that is fresh and full of sensitivity that has led them to play at festivals like Eurosonic (Groeningen, Netherlands), Les Transmusicales Sound (Rennes, France) or Where the Wild Things Are (Zeewolde , Netherlands). They also performed as musical guests of the band Placebo in Barcelona, Porto and Lisbon. For this occasion, the band goes to Austin to perform at SXSW to continue pushing the envelope and to break into the American music scene. http://osoleone.bandcamp.com/

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Funny Picture “Nationwide is NOT on Your Side” Car Accident Insurance Pic

February 17, 2014 at 7:45 AM ET – By now, you’ve probably heard the Nationwide Insurance jingle “Nationwide is on your side.” Apparently, it seems not everyone agrees with the slogan commonly heard in Nationwide’s car insurance commercials.

This red Toyota Matrix was spotted outside of a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Murphy, Texas. Judging by the dents and makeshift painter’s tape job on the doors, it seems the vehicle had been in a recent accident. “Nationwide was NOT on our side” can be seen written on the car’s windows, suggesting that maybe the owner didn’t quite get the assistance that they had expected from their car insurance company.

Photo courtesy Ebercon
Nationwide was not on our side car picture

Funny Video – Mexican Guy vs Gringo the Chameleon Attack Lizard

January 31, 2014 at 6:40 AM ET – A new video uploaded to Youtube shows why you should never get in the way of a chameleon’s beauty sleep. Alejandro “Alex” Perez of San Antonio, Texas, decided to film his pet chameleon’s unhappy reaction to being woken up. “Gringo” the 10 month old chameleon can be seen hissing at his owner, and attempting to make a snack of Alex’s fingers each time he approaches the grumpy lizard. But the highlight of the video is easily the funny commentary by Perez, who tries to reason with his pet as the sound of Warren G’s 1994 hit “Regulate” fills the air.

Perez explained to us that Gringo is treated well, but simply getting more territorial as he gets older. “I have always been able to handle him with no problems, but I have been working a lot and its been about a month since I held him” the cell phone tower worker pointed out.

Warning: video contains language that may be offensive to some audiences, viewer discretion is advised. By watching you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older.

Gringo the chameleon attack

Video of Jason Garza Corpus Christi Quarterback Trick Play

Driscoll Middle School in Corpus Christi, Texas pulls off an incredible trick play in the following video. Driscoll was trailing Wynn Seale in the fourth quarter, when coach Art Rodriguez decided to run the play with Latino quarterback Jason Garza.

Garza was able to get Wynn Seale to jump offside with a long snap count. An assistant shouted that the officials needed to mark off 5 more yards, and told Garza to get the ball and do it himself. Garza asked his center to hand him the ball over his shoulder, which is a legal snap. He casually took five steps, and then sprinted towards the end zone for a touchdown.

Gif and Video of Robinson Cano’s Home Run

Texas fans weren’t too happy about the second inning of their 10-3 win over the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday night. The right field umpire made a controversial call on Robinson Cano’s home run off Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter.

The Yankees second baseman hit one to right field and Texas’ Nelson Cruz attempted a leaping catch, but three New York fans went for the ball and hit his glove. Right-field umpire Jim Reynolds called it a home run. Despite a visit from Texas manager Ron Washington and protests from Cruz, the home run was not reviewed.

The Yankees fan who caught the ball, a 20-year-old named Jared Macchirole, told ESPN New York that it was a home run. It’s also not hard to tell what the guy in the World Series sweater is saying to Texas fans.

Yankees fan interference