As you might know, we are big believers in sharing the fruits of our artistic labors with other musicians so they can create derivative works. That's why we release a lot of our music through the Creative Commons
Non-Commercial Share-Alike Attribution license
. That lets other people use our music to create new songs, etc. (Naturally, it's only free if they don't use it commercially ... if they're going to make money on it, we want to negotiate a little cut for the gas fund
Recently we found a bunch of cool remixes on the site CCMixter.net
, which hosts lots of great Creative Commons music for just such a purpose. Through Magnatune
, we provided the source tracks from one track on our first studio album, Lefty's Alone
, and there have been a bunch great remixes
that people have used our music in.
Thanks to LeFou
for the tip.
to read about the shows and recording session from this past weekend.
This weekend join us for two special shows. Nuje Improv Trio
featuring Austin's Topaz
on sax. Here are the details:
Friday, August 18Brasil
(2604 Dunlavy @ Westheimer, Houston, TX)
Saturday, August 19Revolution
(211 B. South Main St., Bryan, TX)
Check it out, yo - our myspace page is now the yellowest page on the internet
Thanks to Geekette
for the help with the change.
On video, that is. On Saturday, Ian dropped in to The Plex (the recording studio run by Ant Boogie from Collective Hallucination) to lay some B3 down on a couple of their new tunes. Ant just posted 3 short videos of the session on their MySpace
page. Check it out
(an Austin festival we played in April) just released their podcasts of this year's show. You can download and listen to every set from the entire festival (including Drop Trio), free of charge. Pretty rad! Get it here
Our show last night at Helios
was a blast. We sent GPF
off to his new digs in Ft. Worth with aplomb.
Thanks to Groovehouse
for the photos, and to all our peeps for coming out and making it a good time. We'll post some audio soon. Soon-ish, anyway.
Thanks also to the Alan Isaac quintet for rounding out the evening with some energetic standards.
Join us this Friday for our "Patrick Get Out Of Jail" party. As some of you know P is moving to Ft. Worth*. To celebrate we're going to have a few cocktails and play Spaceship Jazz
. You're all invited!!!
Here are the details:
Friday, August 11
(411 Westheimer, Houston)HERE'S A MAP
Stick around after our set for The Alan Isaac Quintet.
*Patrick's leaving Houston, not the band.
We'd like to thank everyone who voted in this year's Houston Press Music Awards
. Drop Trio was named "Best Jazz". Big ups to our friends and fans - thank you!
playing with a Gypsy jazz
group called Le Hot Club at the Continental Club
. We hit the stage at 10 and play until our limbs fall off...or until the place closes. See ya there.
Big ups to everybody who came out to watch us play at the Houston Press Music Awards. We played to a packed room at the M Bar, and really had a blast. We also got to see a ton of great music by the many excellent bands who were nominated. Ian even snapped a few pics
Our next Houston show is August 11th at Helios
(10pm - midnight). It's the Patrick-get-out-of-jail show, and should be wicked. Hope to see you there.