Actress Ashley Eckstein who is the voice of ”Ashoka Tano” in Cartoon Network’s ”Star Wars: Clone Wars” animated series has answered the call for girls and women who are sci fi fans by bringing out a line of clothing geared toward women with both fashion sense and good taste (science fiction bay-bay!)
Not only that, but she is a confirmed guest in Dallas/Irving’s upcoming Star Wars Fan Days (which we will be covering!) where she will meet and talk about her upcoming clothing line. Ms. Eckstein grew frustrated with the lack of clothing available for the growing number of female science fiction fans, she set out to create her own line.
You can check out her gear at: www.heruniverse.com
and also order there too if you aren’t planning on making the show….
However… if you are in the neighborhood, plan on making the run to Star Wars Fan Days in Irving October 8th and 9th. There will be celebrities, artists, a massive dealer floor, and plenty of panels to sit in on and check out, if you are a fan of science fiction, you won’t want to miss one of Irving’s best shows for fans.
You can find the info here: www.fandays.com
Members: Kat- Keyboards, vocals Wayne- Guitar, vocals Danielle- Drums
Bio: This is the Fledglings, an indie pop-rock outfit, consisting of Wayne (guitar and vocals) with Kat (keyboards and vocals) and drum machines. Wayne is from Philadelphia and a former member of the band, “Illinois”. Kat is from Dallas and they met and became a couple in Austin. One day, Wayne came home from work and Kat said to him, “I’ve been listening to your demos and I learned one of your songs”. From that point on, they where a band. In September 2010, they started playing parties and open mics. Then more shows proceeded. They released their demo of “Paternoster (Inhale Balloons)”, on a compilation put out by a Canadian label, Tranquillizer Records. And they are currently working on a five song EP, scheduled to be out by April, 2011. A tour in June to July will follow in support of the EP.Recently, they picked up a drummer named, Danielle. She steps in when she can and on March 18th, they opened for Doug Gillard (former Guided by Voices member) and the Meat Puppets. P.S. (Aug. 5th, 2011) The tour went well. They went from Dallas, to Knoxville, to Chapel Hill, then Philly, over to Chicago, Kansas City and then back to Austin. It was exhausting but well worth the effort. Now they hit the studio and are currently working on a new version of “Paternoster (Inhale Balloons)” with Danielle playing drums.
Meet Mike Hutson! Our new writer and representative of the Houston area.
Greetings and salutations. My name is Mike and I live in the suburbs
of Houston, Tx. The gang at OMBg asked me to write a little something
on the webpage and assist in promoting the local music scene in my
area. I happily agreed. I have been hitting shows in the city here for
about 18 years now, Jesus that makes me old. I have had the pleasure
of seeing fantastic H town bands from Spunk to Sprawl to 30footfall
and Fuska and tons in between. I have played in bands, and love this
city and its eclectic scene.
I am a proud dad and self proclaimed geek. Lover of Star Wars and all
things horror. I was a writer long ago, then I forgot how. I am a
mediocre musician. I met the OMBG crew a little over a year ago and
have proudly watched them grow to a respectable drunken podcast. I
have been around since the beginning of their fantastic journey, and
was actually sitting at the table when they spawned the Old Man Bitter
Those are my creds.
I plan on welcoming the OMBG crew into my home in a few weeks for one
of their weekly broadcasts. We will be discussing and promoting the
When We Ruled H Town Showcase # 2 on October 14th at Fitzgeralds in
Houston. Some great bands are reuniting for this gig, and to promote
the incredible When We Ruled H-Town documentary. This doc is near and
dear to me. It showcases the incredible talent that ruled the Houston
music scene in the 1990s. Over the next few weeks I will plan on
putting down in writing my thoughts on the Houston scene then and now,
and try to explain why it should matter.
I wanna thank the OMBG crew for allowing me to write this thing. They
are super cool down to earth honest peeps. They LOVE music and LOVE
promoting Texas underground music to everyone that will listen, and
even to those who wont. I dont expect you to love everything we do,
but I hope you will give it a listen.
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OMBG Podcast has teamed up with The Young and Lost Club for some special treats for our listeners.
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The winner will be announced on Thursday!
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