Monthly Archives: August 2013

Weekend Goodie Bag: 8/30 – 9/1

The Weekend Goodie Bag gives you the chance to find out where you can see one of our Featured Artists live and in the flesh. The only way to experience music is up close and in your face. BAM!


Friday 8/30

The Fever Tongues – Arts, Beats and Eats in Royal Oak, MI @ 3:34 PM, PJ Lagers House in Detroit @ 9 PM

Dawn & Hawkes – Ol’ Watering Hole in Kerrville, TX. @ 10 PM

Natalie Gelman – Mondo Cellars in Paso Robles, CA. @ 6 PM

Whiskey Six – Pub ROck Live in Scottsdale, AZ. @ 9 PM

Saturday 8/31

New Hollow – the Montgomery Country Fair in Dayton, OH. @ 7 PM

Darlingside – Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. @ 8 PM

Dawn and Hawkes – Crossroads Saloon in Fredericksburg, TX. @ 9:30 PM

Natalie Gelman – Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA. @ 9:30 PM

Sunday 9/1

Otto Vecor – Arts, Beats and Eats in Royal Oak, MI @ 10:00 PM

Half Light Music – Arts, Beats, and Eats in Royal Oak, MI @ 8:15 PM

Ourtunez Backstage Pass: The Fever Tongues

The Ourtunez Backstage Pass is a weekly series where we introduce an artist exclusive to Ourtunez. This week, we shot the breeze with Ann Arbor’s The Fever Tongues. You can find them on the “Indie Radio” station on

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The Fever Tongues are a new Midwest, garage pop act hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Consisting of Josh Smith, Billy Harrington and Adrian Koch this trio’s laid back sound tricks toes into tapping from the first listen. “We met in Ann Arbor, me and Adrian met through meditation and we both knew Billy from just being the best drummer, in at least the Midwest. So we linked through mutual friends and hit it off.” Josh said.

Forming over the last year, The Fever Tongues are still relatively new to the Michigan music scene, but have been making a name for themselves in the Detroit garage rock circuit. “Yeah, Detroit is the shit,” Josh said after playing at PJ Lager House in Corktown, a predominate venue for all new unique acts trying to make it in the Motor City. “I’m digging Jamaican Queens heavy, they rep Detroit hard.”


Ourtunez Backstage Pass: Dawn and Hawkes

The Ourtunez Backstage Pass is a weekly series where we introduce an artist exclusive to Ourtunez. This week, we sat down with Texas folk duo Dawn and Hawkes to talk about songwriting, independent music, and dancing in bars with strangers. You can find them on the “Soft and Folk Rock” station on

Dawn and Hawkes

Update: Dawn and Hawkes recently made a memorable appearance on NBC’s The Voice Season 6 Blind Audition. Adam Levine described it as his favorite performance ever on the show. They sang a cover of the Beatles “I’ve Just Seen a Face”. It quickly became the number one single on the iTunes Rock charts. Shakira emphasized how their love for each other captivates audiences.

Dawn and Hawkes are a high-powered, energetic Folk duo from Austin, Texas. Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes have been making music for little over a year now, and have been keeping the wheels moving with a rigorous touring schedule that seems  to be doing anything, but settle down. “We’ve been touring regularly with nearly 200 shows over the year,” Hawkes said. “We joke that it’s the “date that never ends” and cheesy as that sounds, it feels great to know what you love, to get to do it everyday,” Dawn explained.

The first time these two met was like a scene out of the movie Dirty Dancing. “We met dancing to the blues at TC’s, an old juke joint way out on the east side of Austin. I was with my friends, when all of a sudden this big grinnin’ red headed guy walks up and asks me to dance.” Dawn said. She is usually hesitant to dance with strangers, but there was something confident and sweet about this guy. “After we danced I think I wanted to remember that encounter as a perfect beginning and nothing more so we politely exchanged names.” Six months later they reconnected and started a very special connection.


Autumn Wolf “Stray Animals”

Hey ya’ll! You really need to check out this video from Ourtunez featured artist Autumn Wolf. Alex Kaye, the mastermind behind this mysterious Detroit project, mixes and matches slews of music together from electronic to rock. Autumn Wolf will keep yours ears rattling for weeks on end. Check out his video for his single Stray Animals.