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Sep 29, 2009

RethinkPopMusic Launch Party

09/17/09 was the most successful night in RethinkPopMusic history and although we formed merely nine months ago your support has been overwhelming. Therefore, innumerable thanks are in order:


Foremost, RethinkPopMusic would like to thank Crash Mansion for their incredible staff, patience and faith in us… we are forever grateful.

Our partners: U-Haul, Yak Pak, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Red Roof Inns, Spaten Beer, Absolut and Red Bull are all owed a great deal of gratitude for providing product and special discounts for independent artists. RethinkPopMusic will be traveling the world educating consumers utilizing our interactive questionnaire at our events and word of mouth at standard gigs.

Needless to say, none of this would be possible without RethinkPopMusic’s Affiliated Artists The Vanguard, The Aviation Orange, Ambassadors and Eastkoast and our adopted family members Hank and Cupcakes for keeping the crowd roaring all night!


Last but certainly not least, thanks to Jeremy Lloyd of Laissez Faire Club for making the trip all the way from London to DJ the event. Oh, and for the bottle of Veuve, you certainly are quite the gentleman.

With the help of Jeremy from MyDailyThread, Seva from MyOpenBar and Adam from Thrillist the 850+ RSVPs we received were so staggering that we had to shut down over 24hrs before the party. Fortunately, Crash Mansion was miraculously able to accommodate every attendee!


The night began with the premiere of The Vanguard’s, The Aviation Orange’s and Ambassadors’ debut music videos before the MTV music and Thrillist staffs:




Thanks to MTV for accepting all three music videos… we look forward to informing our readers on when to expect them to air.

Below are the rest of the pictures of the night… see if you can spot members of The Postelles, BM Linx, Chainsaw Trio, The Hotcakes, The Glorious Veins, Man on Earth and others who were in attendance. Huge thanks to Luiggi Tapuch for taken such great pics!

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Sep 29, 2009
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New shows announced in Reading – Washington, DC

The Vanguard has recently added the following shows.

October 13, 2009 – Reading, United Kingdom – Oakford Social Club
Time : 8:00 PM

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November 5, 2009 – Washington, DC – The Velvet Lounge
Address: 915 U St – Map
Time : 8:00 PM

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Sep 16, 2009

Due to the overwhelming response RSVP closing soon

Well, the day has finally come… RethinkPopMusic is officially launching on September 17th at Crash Mansion. Despite the fact that at merely 8 months since our inception we have been provided with unprecedented opportunities: 11 SXSW showcases last March, an official stage and partnership with Midpoint Music Festival later this month, 8 upcoming London tour dates with Laissez Faire Club, a CMJ showcase this October and now we are finalists for an official panel at SXSW 2010 based on our business model… we still haven’t thrown YOU a party!

For the first time EVER RethinkPopMusic’s three premiere Affiliated Artists: The Vanguard, Ambassadors and The Aviation Orange will share a stage and give sneak peeks at all three of their debut music videos. Did we mention that Jeremy Lloyd of Laissez Faire Club is coming across the pond to DJ the entire party while Absolut and Spaten beer provides the open bar from 7pm – 9pm? Remember this a party for the 20 million independent artists who, with our help, are reclaiming this industry and reestablishing integrity in music.

Expect plenty of surprises and some incredible announcements regarding our corporate partners providing special discounts to touring independent artists nationwide!

Complimentary admission is exclusively obtained at and you must arrive by 9:00pm, but feel free to forward this email on to any independent artists looking to make a living making music.

Entry is not guaranteed so please RSVP soon!

RethinkPopMusic Launch Party

Sep 9, 2009

The Vanguard is a Top 15 Indie Pop band – The Deli Magazine

RethinkPopMusic’s artist The Vanguard are listed in the Top 20 indie pop bands by Deli Magazine. They are in good company with artists such as Santigold, Islands, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Chairlift and Ra Ra Riot. Check out the full list here: The Deli on the left side of the page.

Catch the Vanguard on Sept 17th at the RethinkPopMusic Launch at Crash Mansion: RSVP at

About the Vanguard:
In order to create the Vanguard, Zeus pinned a gigantic map of the world to the wall in his office. He picked up four golden darts. Blindfolded, he reached for the first dart, drew his hand back and flung it to the map. “Ah I see, the singer shall be from the mountains of Virginia,” and so, Aaron Barr was born. Flying through the air, the second dart dropped down in Przemysl, Poland. “How cute, a potato baby will be the guitarist.” The next was raised and thrown, descending upon the spot of earth called Serbia. “This little guy will witness the partition of his country. This will make him very good on the keys and bass guitar.” The creator reached for the final dart, but stopped before throwing it.” I need someone steady and dependable, unlike those other kookie kids. A drummer to hold the beat to the music.” He let it fly and it touched down in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Young man you will be the drummer,” the creator told the tango baby who had yet to be born. And, my friends, the rest is history. Since then, The Vanguard was featured on Matt Pinfield’s Morning Show on 101.9 RXP. The boys also just returned from playing five shows in four days at SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas. named them a buzzworthy up-and-coming band because of their “bubbling melting pot of sounds, influences, and ethnic backgrounds.” They have pre-released two songs off their forthcoming LP to be fully released later this year. Make sure to look out for their music video directed by Patryk Rebisz for their song “Rio.” – Maria Clark


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