Bleu French Laundry Promotions is promoting force Austin-based Jennifer Marchand. Bleu French Laundry serves music mecca Austin, Texas as publicist for live music events & bands, promoter for special events, as well as live music producer. Specializing in good vibrations, Bleu French Laundry is on soul-stirring assignment to get the buzz out on select live bands & keep them buzzing. Look for Marchand’s work in band interviews & features on radio programs, television broadcasts, entertainment weeklies, music magazines, as well as their online counterparts; independent music scene websites, social network websites, podcasts; in posters on bulletin boards & windows of the peoples’ coffeehouses & venues; in addition to major media outlets. With an eye on the modernization of promotion, Marchand dedicates herself to exploring new ways to get the word out without abandoning the grassroots effort. Further in the grassroots vein, Bleu French Laundry Promotions is inspired by not only the golden eras of modern music, but the roots, & continuously seeks creative ways to keep those eras valid & alive while supporting the current flow of talent.
Bleu French Laundry currently books Wednesday evenings & select events at The Sahara Lounge in Far East Austin, Texas. The Sahara Lounge is the former home of TC’s blues club, & Franklin Drive-In juke joint, located in the Hogpen neighborhood since 1962. Bleu French Laundry books various rocknroll acts covering country rock, honky tonk, psych, garage, rockabilly, blues rock, & pop rock weekly. Select events include rocknroll hoot night benefits & an un-official SXSW party for 2013. Most recent hoot night was “Some Girls Tattoo You Black & Blue” Stones Album Hoot benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association in Sept 2012. You may view the event here:
Next hoot night benefit will cover the FACES & SMALL FACES & will be a 20+ band rocknroll free-for-all at The Sahara Lounge w/ proceeds donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Stay tuned for details.
Homegrown local rocknrollers congregate in Far East Austin Friday, May 10th, 2013 at Sahara Lounge for a 7 hour roadhouse flip-out in celebration of Bleu French Laundry Jen Marchand’s 13th Annual 30th Birthday. The line-up features heavy-hitters raging 10 years strong in the ATX + the next generation of the Austin scene. No matter how you slice it, these are Bleu French Laundry’s longtime faves handpicked for the party. The night covers Cosmic Country Rock, Psychedelic Blues Rock, & Down & Dirty Rocknroll. Here are the bands: Tia Carrera, Amplified Heat, Burning Avalanche, Jamey Simms Band, Alien Knife Fight, JoDee Purkeypile & The Messengers, & The Hang. RSVP on Facebook here:
Bleu French Laundry & Eye Cloud Music came together to bring you the un-official SXSW party & BBQ “‘I Can’t Find the Doorknob’ Freakout” at The Sahara Lounge 12noon-2am on Weds, March 13th, 2013 featuring 14 international, national, & local bands: The Woggles (Atlanta), The Night Beats (Seattle), MMOSS (New Hampshire), Jacco Gardner (Netherlands), Church Shoes (Indiana), The Be Helds (Montana), Amplified Heat (ATX), JoDee Purkeypile & The Messengers (ATX), The Ripe (ATX), traumahelikopter (Netherlands), Holy Wave (ATX), Hidden Ritual (ATX), Obscured by Echoes (ATX), Jamey Simms Band (ATX). You may view the event here:
– Austin Psych Fest –
Jennifer Marchand proudly held the role as publicist for Austin Psych Fest in the birthplace of psychedelic rocknroll, Austin, Texas. After helping to successfully launch the first 2 years of APF, Bleu French Laundry decided to take a pr hiatus. Here’s the latest on APF: Austin Psych Fest will be in it’s 6th technicolour year in 2013 & already the plans for APF are looking over-stimulating. Look for waking dreams of even bigger acts & multi-stage presentations, with an expanding national & international flow of psych music lovers at the happening. The 6th Annual Austin Psych Fest stands on the books as a destination event in late April 2013.
Austin Psych Fest has launched it’s new official website! You can find it here: http://www.austinpsychfest.com
“Psych Fest 2 Annihilates This Weekend – This year’s lineup is a cross-reference of pretty much every modern sound that could possibly fall under the “psychedelic” banner, throwing together blown-out futurism, drug-mellowed West Coast fuzz, classic Vietnam-flashback drone, synth freakiness, and jangly reverberations of Austin’s own into one altogether intimidating package.”
- The Austinist
“The daylong happening elicited the high baptismal glow of the bygone Vulcan Gas Company. The Black Angels’ Psych Fest captures the essence of communal exaltation, channeling original artifacts from the psychedelic era.”
- Austin Powell, The Austin Chronicle
“Austin’s third eye opened for the second time around noon on March 8, when the Red Barn unlocked its doors of perception for Psych Fest #1. Ground zero for Austin’s post-millenial psychedelia.
…the number of big touring acts suggests it’s even making a bid to stand shoulder to shoulder with other annual festivals like ACL & Fun Fun Fun.”
- Sean O’Neal, The Onion
“One hell of an event…We might just be looking more forward to this than SXSW!”
- Doug Freeman, Austin Sound
“[Austin Psych] Fest hosted by Austin’s guardian Angels of psych.”
- Joe Gross, Austin-American Statesman
“When you live in a town that greets you with a sign at the airport ‘Welcome to Austin, TX: The Live Music Capitol Of The World’ and there’s an approximate 50 music fests per year and at least 150 operating music venues per night excluding sushi joints, vintage shops, backyard BBQ’s and grocery stores you tend to get a little lazy, even complacent about getting out to see live music. Not such the case when it comes to the annual Austin Psych Fest.”
- Victoria Renard, Portable Shrines
Lower Heaven (Los Angeles, CA) at Austin Psych Fest #2
The Vandelles (Brooklyn, NY) at Austin Psych Fest #2
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– Sky Sunlight Saxon –
Bleu French Laundry Promotions proudly served as publicist for the late legendary rock icon Sky Sunlight Saxon of ’60s flower power garage rock group The Seeds. It was only Spring 2009 that Jennifer met & began representing Sky, when quite suddenly he grew ill & passed away on June 25th, 2009, in Austin, Texas, God rest his soul. Sky had many projects in the works that will undoubtedly still be completed & released in the coming monthes if not years due to his wealth of creative material left behind.
One of which is a documentary about his legendary band The Seeds in production. The documentary chronicles the band’s activities with exclusive interviews with all original members, & rare never-before-seen footage of the band live & in session. The project is spear-headed by Alec Palao of Ace Records U.K. (The Zombies’ box set “Zombie Heaven”) -
“Part of the impetus for the Seeds documentary is to correct a lot of the misperceptions about the band,” explains documentary-maker Alec Palao, “and to properly state their role and achievements, and celebrate their music for what it is.
The band were way ahead of their time, which I realize more and more as I go thru the nuts and bolts of their recordings. Due to various circumstances beyond the band’s control, the original integrity of what the band was doing got lumped in with the worst commercial hype of the psychedelic scene as it expanded. Ultimately it means that the hipsters and tastemakers got turned off by the hype, and those prejudices have remained with all the commentators and writers ever since. So The Doors remain hip and leaders and The Seeds are seen as commercial hippies, followers, or not even an authentic part of the initial movement, which of course is dead wrong. I’m doing my part to correct that!”
Please stay tuned on releases by the late great Sky Sunlight Saxon http://www.skysaxon.com