Frontier Bar is hosting ACL after parties and yours truly, Schmillion, is playing Saturday October 13 at 11:45. Don’t miss it. FREE 21+ and $10 minors. Here’s the lineup and more details:
Ron Pope, Schmillion, Meghan Tonjes
Sunday, September 23
ND / 501 Brushy St. Austin
[just east of IH-35]
All ages / $5 and $10 minors
We saw some of our favorite bands and stumbled on to some new ones we loved. So it was super nice to get this shout out:
“One of the greatest joys of a gargantuan music event like Summer Fest is stumbling across bands you weren’t aware of and coming away much the better for it.
I made my way across the festival grounds to catch Fat Tony’s set only to realize I had ended up on the complete wrong side of Eleanor Tinsley Park.
Lucky for me it turned out, as I was able to catch the end of out-of-town indie kids Schmillion’s set. The band looked to be barely out of high school, but they played their driving, tuneful songs tighter than most groups twice their age. The lightning-quick instrument swap between bassist and drummer was a highlight, as was the “phew!” look on the bassist’s face after they pulled it off.” Joe Mathlete
See photo for blow by blow on the switch!
We’re an official Red Bull Soundstage artist. Thanks to Lauren and Ume for believing in us and for these kind words:
“Schmillion unleashes a power, passion, and talent that reinvigorates rock n’ roll and redefines where it is going. I met the girls of Schmillion when they were campers – roughly ages 12 to 13 – at Girls Rock Camp Austin. A few years later I was watching them open for Arcade Fire in front of thousands. Rock is about to witness a new revolution… it’s about time.” Lauren / Ume
If you’ll be there Sunday, catch Schmillion at 1:30 and Ume at 6:00. FPSF schedule here.
Big thanks also to Cory Garcia for this shout out:
Houston Press: Summer Fest Round Table: 9 Locals To Watch This Weekend
“If you want to see the future of Texas rock, look no further than Schmillion. That’s not me going in to hyperbolic Jon Landau/Springsteen territory, either. This group of 16- and 17-year-olds have shared bills with everyone from the Bangles to Explosions in the Sky to Arcade Fire, and their age isn’t a novelty: This group is a real-deal, honest-to-god, have-the-chops-to-back-it-up rock band. If they’re this good now, it’ll be nuts to see where they are with a few more years of experience.” Cory Garcia / Houston Press
It’s done, it’s here! We’re officially releasing our new CD, Seven, at our 3rd annual ‘schools out for summer’ show!
Schmillion, Borrisokane and Belaire are playing right after tUnE-yArds! At the Mohawk, May 30
Stream or buy new tracks from:
We’ll be at 29th Street Thursday, 4.12. Cover is only $3!! Then catch us under the chandeliers at Skinny’s Saturday, 4.14
It’ll be a lot of fun! We’re playing with some very cool bands!
The new CD is almost ready so we’re breaking out new songs.
And we’ve got new shirts to match. [check out the pic]
A big thank you to the City of Austin for inviting us to be part of their official SXSW 2012 showcase.
Schmillion joined El Tule, Nakia, Lex Land, Marmalakes and Click Clack!! It was truly a highlight of our week.
Thanks to the Parish for hosting and for the awesome lights and sound!
Check out the City of Austin Music Division SXSW Recap here
Check out our showcase photos here
Kelley and Mike were awesome to hang out with. And their music is really cool. Check out R Ring! We feel a little bad that we got to play a full set but R Ring got shut down right after the balloon animals showed up. Find out more here.
We are so excited that our fans voted us Best Under 18 Band in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll for the third year in a row. It was so much fun to accept the award at the Austin Music Awards, Wednesday March 14.
Big shout out to Zoe Dahmen, winner of the 2012 McCallum Fashion Show, for making our AMA ensembles. See our own Zoe Graham walking the runway in the winning collection here.
Thank you fans! Thank you Austin Chronicle. We love you Austin.
Their app is really cool and it’s FREE.
You can use it to upload all the pictures you take of us to their site which will have schmillions of other band pictures from SXSW for everyone to look at. Do it!
Vivogig Podcasts are free on iTunes. Check out Podcast #35 from Fun Fun Fun Fest: interviews with The Thermals, Crooks, SPEAK, Turquoise Jeep Crew, Schmillion, Thieves, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and comedian Brian Posehn.
Schmillion is really excited about our new video that just went live on our SXSW page. The song is “Saligia” from our upcoming release.
Please check it out and click LIKE if you do. And if you really like it, please share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!
Here’s a behind the scenes photo. We had a blast making this video and got to play with matches. Many, many thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. You know who you are.
More 35 Denton and SXSW news coming soon!
Schmillion will traipse the Style X runway wearing cool designer rags during SXSW 2012
Style X / Austin Convention Center
Free/Open to the public
Runway show 6:30 pm
Friday, 3.16 & Saturday, 3.17
Come see us!
Schmillion is playing the Griffin School Music Showcase at Ruta Maya on Saturday, 2.25 from 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
$10 suggested donation. Proceeds from this benefit go towards creating a recording studio for the Griffin School music program. Griffin School does lots of cool stuff for, in and with the Austin community. Come out to support them.
It’s official! Schmillion is heading to 35 Denton!
Catch us at the Dentoneer Showcase, Denton Square Donuts on March 10!
Tune in to KVRX 91.7 FM Sunday, 11.20.11 10-11 PM. Also streaming at www.KVRX.org
We’ll play some stuff and say some stuff! Let us know if you catch the show and what you think of the new songs.
Schmillion will be showcasing at SXSW 2012. We had a lot of fun at last year’s showcase and are psyched to get to be part of this again. Big congrats to all the bands selected.
Big thanks to Tina Phan from Austin360 for the interview and video. See it here.
And another big thanks to Sophia Lawson who wrote about us on a very cool music blog, The Dentoneer. It was super fun to meet them both!
We also got to meet the cool folks at BalconyTV. It was awesome to hang in the Tito’s airstream where we unplugged for this version of Deku. There’s a link below the video to download the ‘electric’ version of this new single. Hope you like it!
Ryan dear, please come see us on the Black Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest Sunday, noon-thirty.
We’re minors so we can’t use our free drink passes but you can arm wrestle us for them