210 Podcast Network

210 Podcast Network

It’s ALIVE!

210 Podcast Network is the brain child of Mario Zamarron, who first started podcasting with his show, 210 Local Music Podcast. He soon added 210 Local Music Radio Podcast which ran for 10 episodes and then was blended with 210 Local Music. Mario’s always on the lookout to add new San Antonio Podcasts to the network and is currently in talks to add a few more. Most recently, Mario launched a new member of the podcast network, the It’s a Guy Thing Podcast. We’ve listed the individual shows below for your listening enjoyment!

The 210 Podcast Network is:

210 Local Media Podcast

210 Local Music Logo

210 Local Music Logo

It’s a Guy Thing Podcast

It's a Guy Thing Podcast

Mario, Rick, and Mike talk about what they love, hate, and everything in between.

Friends of 210

Friends of 210!
Below are some links to find all of the friends of 210! Really, more like family that 210 Local Media has become involved with. We recommend that you check them out as well and show your local support for these San Antonio movers and shakers!

Puro Pinche San Antonio – Website, Facebook Huge thanks to Puro Pinche for featuring our 210 Toys for Tots event in December 2013, on their YouTube channel for Puro Pinche Picks!

Local 782 – Website, Facebook, Twitter We’re proud to be a part of this organization and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Local 782.

The Unavoidable Drudge – PodOMatic, Twitter We love podcasts, and The Unavoidable Drudge is puro San Antonio.

The BoozedCast – Website, Twitter, Facebook Another great podcast that we love, who is also from San Antonio!

The Waterline – Website On temporary hiatus, but more content coming soon. Great for random thoughts and some great writing! Oh yeah, we’ve posted there too!

It's a Guy Thing Podcast

Mario, Rick, and Mike talk about what they love, hate, and everything in between.

It’s a Guy Thing Podcast – Website This is our sister podcast, another member of the 210 Podcast Network, and my personal side project. If Maynard can do it… This podcast is primarily and excuse for me to hang with a couple of my best friends, Michael and Rick, and just talk about topics we love, hate, and everything in between. So far, we’ve had some great episodes about time travel in movies, movie soundtracks, and of course, local music and sports. Let us know what you think of the new show!

Episode 34: Season 1 Finale of 210 Local Media

Season 1 Finale of 210 Local Media – The Editors Cut

210LM Season 1 Finale

Thanks for an amazing Season 1!

Well, I finally got around to putting out an episode that we will call our season 1 finale. For those who follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you know that I?ve been really sick for the last few weeks and unable to make an episode. With my illness effecting everything, especially my family, I?ve decided that 210 will be a seasonal podcast. I only plan on taking a month or two off, but don?t worry, I?ll also be using that time to knock out some interviews, get a hold of more music, and gather more amazing and new types of content for you. With that being said, This episode is a mixture of previously unreleased interview moments that I found kinda fun, as well as some music.

First up, I wanted to share some of the beginning recording of the interview I did with The Black Market Club. I figure this will give you some more fun tidbits of their personalities and mine. We?ll talk about ears of corn, John Wayne, my backup mics, and a minor sound check.

Next up, I?ve got some bonus interview stuff with Jenn Alva, artist and bass player from Girl in a Coma. We talk bananas, a mutual friend, and her sense of humor.

My favorite tattoo artist, Tara Quinn and I started recording way before what ended up on the podcast episode. We talk about Medina Valley High School, a dead body, Action Figures, Sci-fi, her family, and our old neighborhood.

One of the coolest things I did this season was attend the Alamo City ComicCon and I got to meet the only person that stretches themselves out even more than I do, Joseph Devine. After that, I?ve also included the other interview from the Con, with Justice in the Capitol. These guys run a live podcast on Mixler that?s all about Tokusatsu. Here are both interviews that I previously released on our ComicCon episode, #21.

Finally, we?ve got our music portion of the podcast. My favorite thing about this season was getting to have bands play private concerts for me and bringing them to you. First up, we?ve got Tera Ferna?s Matthew Charles and Brandon Kent playing two previously unreleased songs, “Volition” and “Too Far To See?.

The next two songs are from The Black Market Club?s episode, #30. They played “Don Pablo? which is previously unreleased and ?Back To Chicago? off of their EP ?Faults and Fractures?.

Last but not least, we were just given Donella Drives new mix of their song ?Minus Marley? which features their brand new singer, Ella Macias. I totally dig it and can hear quite a bit of potential from Ella. Look for an interview with Donella Drive in the beginning of season 2 of the 210 Local Media Podcast.

One last announcement, 210 Local Media is now officially a podcast network! Look for our new partner podcast, It?s a Guy Thing Podcast coming soon at www.itsaguythingpodcast.com . Thanks for listening!

Let us know what you thought of the episode or the individual bands on the episode by leaving us a voice mail at (210)802-1197, or find us on Twitter and Facebook at 210 Local Media.

This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Get your free audio book download and free 30-day trial when you visit 210LocalMusic.com/Audible. You can also check out our other affiliates at www.210LocalMusic.com/supportus These affiliates include Stamps.com, Guitar Center, Sonos, Zenni Optical, and C Baby! It also helps us keep the podcast and San Antonio love flowing.

www.210LocalMusic.com www.210LM.com www.210LocalMedia.com and www.ItsaGuyThingPodcast.com

Taste of 210

Introducing Taste of 210

Chargrilled Oysters at Acme Oyster Co.

Photo By Mario Zamarron

I had been toying around with getting into restaurant reviewing for a while, but figured that I don’t have any training in it, I don’t have a perfect palate, and my wife and I can’t really afford to eat out very frequently. Oh yeah, and I’m already not a thin guy, so I didn’t want to make those matters worse. Finally, we started being followed by restaurants on Twitter and I decided to make contact with one of them. So, I’ve decided that I’ll approach this in the same way I approached the rest of the podcast, as a discovery. Our listeners and readers will have honest feedback from myself (if I can convince her to, my wife as well) from a non-foodie kinda guy. I know that there are more normal people like me than there are those with super palates or extreme fine dining experience. With all of that being said, I’d like to think I still have a decent food vocabulary and a general lack of fear when it comes to trying something new. In the very least, you’ll have a regular Joe giving his opinion from a regular Joe’s perspective. Hope you dig it.
-Mario

P.S. These pictures were from New Orleans, but from this point forward, it’ll be puro San Antonio!

Episode 33: San Antonio Women of Rock Part 2

San Antonio Women of Rock Part 2!

Photo Courtesy of BonnieLang.com

Photo Courtesy of BonnieLang.com

For those who?ve been listening, thanks a ton and welcome back. For those who are joining us for the first time, welcome to the podcast where you can enjoy what San Antonio has to offer. We?ve largely been focused on music, but we also enjoy bringing you art, film, and various forms of entertainment in and around the greater San Antonio area. Take a listen to our back catalogue for tons of interviews and amazing indie music, as well as our San Antonio Women of Rock episode, #31. This is the second part or volume 2 of that episode, but the term ?rock? is being used loosely since we?ve got some country, folk, and indie tunes. Let?s dive right in!

Bekah Kelso, ReverbNation?s #7 on the Pop/Indie/Soul-Folk Bohemian chart and San Antonio Current?s 2013 winner for Best Singer Songwriter and Best Song. She reminds me of the best of KT Tunstall, Poe, and Tracy Bonham. Bekah was amazing at our 210 Toys for Tots charity event and is someone I?m really hoping to work with again soon. Here?s the lovely Bekah Kelso with Grey?s Not Easy.

Bonnie Lang is ranked #5 on ReverbNation?s Americana/Blues/Classic Rock/Texas Music chart, and has really been our token country singer on the podcast. I know her personally and hope to have her on the show soon. She can always be heard at Stone Works, Bobby J?s and several other San Antonio locales. Here?s Bonnie Lang with Desperate.

As far as the podcast, you might remember Erica Swan as being the founder of Love in Rome from episode #9, but like a rolling stone, she?s gone on to start a new project, Ila Minori. Erica has music in her soul and exudes a soothing and intriguing shoe gaze sound, akin to Mazzy Star. Her ability to find musical inspiration everywhere, makes her one of the most prolific songstress? of our city. She also donated her time and performed for the 210 Toys for Tots charity show as well. Here?s Ila Minor with Ivory Lounge.

Another 210 Alum, Laura Marie, who also played the 210 Toys for Tots show, is someone you should definitely keep your eye on. She is ranked #1 on ReverbNation?s Singer Songwriter/Folk/Pop charts and is always busy working on new music. Here?s Laura Marie with Lunatic Moon.

Even though The March Divide is usually vocal led by Jared Putnam, I wanted to showcase the work of fellow bandmate, Laura Wheeler. Although not a permanent member of The March Divide, who is really Jared, Mike Hernandez on drums, and Patrick Reetz on bass, I really enjoy the songs featuring Laura?s voice. From Their Music for Film album, here?s The March Divide with Pick Me Up.

Finally, I?m proud to introduce Our Divine Romance. Ranked #10 on ReverbNation?s Alternative/Singer Songwriter chart, Suzy Martinez heads ODR. Although Suzy is currently out of town attending school, she?s released a couple of tracks from a future release, which have left me wanting to hear more. Here?s Our Divine Romance with As Winter Stays.

San Antonio Women of Rock = San Antonio Women WHO ROCK!

Track List:
Bekah Kelso – Grey?s Not Easy
Bonnie Lang – Desperate
Ila Minori – Ivory Lounge
Laura Marie – Lunatic Moon
March Divide – Pick Me Up
Our Divine Romance – As Winter Stays

Let us know what you thought of the episode or the individual bands on the episode by leaving us a voicemail at (210)802-1197, or find us on Twitter and Facebook at 210 Local Media.

This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Get your free audio book download and free 30-day trial when you visit www.210LocalMusic.com/Audible. It also helps us keep the podcast and San Antonio love flowing. Thanks for listening!

www.210LocalMusic.com

Featured Musician: Ila Minori

Ila Minori!

Erica Swan’s been the lead vocalist for Love in Rome (Episode #9) and previous to that, from local legends, Ledaswan, but now, this rolling stone has transformed yet again… this time, into Ila Minori.

Bio from website:
ILA MINORI pronounced (eye-la-min-or-ee) originally from San Antonio, Texas, USA, gained recognition as the lead vocalist for US rock back Ledaswan. ILA MINORI is recording her first official material in 2014 with several producers from various genres including rock, punk, and pop.

ILA MINORI began writing songs and playing guitar as a teenager. She took her stage name ?ILA MINORI? from two parts of the world. ILA is an androgynous character in Hindu mythology. In versions in which ILA is born a girl, she is changed to a boy by divine grace soon after her birth. After mistakenly entering a sacred grove as an adult, ILA would experience both masculinity and femininity in sync with the waxing and waning of the moon. Minori is a Japanese unisex name meaning ?village of the beautiful fields?.

The musical style incorporates folk, pop, rock, and strong indie-grunge and new wave influences. She uses guitar as her primary instrument and charges her lyrics with emotion, narrative, and personal history. Recently playing live shows with a new 3-piece indie charged sound you might catch one of their shows at your favorite local gem or regionally. Set to record the single ?Downtown Dweller? and ?Breakdown? In early 2014. Tour and festival dates to follow.

Website
Facebook
Twitter
ReverbNation

Featured Musician: Our Divine Romance

Our Divine Romance!

Suzy Martinez - Our Divine Romance

Photo By Abigail Marie Photography

Bio from ODR’s website: Suzy Martinez was born in Monterrey, Mexico and grew up in the United States. She became a Christian at the age of 11 when she powerfully encountered the love of Jesus Christ. She believes that her musical gifts are meant to glorify God and tell the world of His incredible power, indescribable love, and everlasting hope he brings to those who believe and trust in Him. She also hopes that the music she writes and performs will forever convey the divine romance that God desires to share with His creation.

Suzy has attended Christ for the Nations since 2011, and will be graudating with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry in May 2014. She has interned with Youth for the Nations, spirit-filled summer camp reaching thousands of teenagers a year, as well as has volunteered at several youth groups as worship leader and speaker. Suzy has youth pastoring experience, and even above playing music, is passionate about speaking the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ to teenagers.

Personally, I have to thank ReverbNation for providing a great music discovery system. Thankfully, you can search the charts for a local area, like San Antonio! Interestingly enough, ODR falls into 210’s “greater San Antonio area” clause due to their home base being Schertz, just north of SA. I found ODR via this search system and found myself playing “God Disguised” and “As Winter Stays”, over and over again, and I knew I had to reach out to Suzy. Both singles are out now on iTunes (check our link below to help us out) and are an early teaser to a future EP release. Hopefully, 210 will be with ODR every step of the way. Keep up with Suzy and ODR using the links below and stay tuned for more!

Facebook
Twitter
ReverbNation
YouTube
Instagram
Our Divine Romance’s official website
BigCartel
iTunes

Featured Entertainment: San Antonio Gaelic Athletics Club

San Antonio Gaelic Athletics Club!

What’s Irish Football? Easy answer, is that it’s a cross between soccer, rugby, with a little bit of basketball, and a little bit of volleyball… What? You’d have to see it to believe it, and luckily you can! Just head out the the Olmos Basin Park rugby pitch on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm and on Saturday mornings at 9ish and you’ll get to see San Antonio’s very own Gaelic Athletics Club killing it on the field.

Check out my interview with Rick Ortiz, the San Antonio Gaelic Athletics Club’s Public Relations Officer, at www.210LocalMusic.com/32

Important Dates:
This Saturday, February 15th, catch the San Patricios vs Irish Citizen Army FOR FREE at The University of The Incarnate Word Soccer Fields at 4301 Broadway. Irish Heritage Day is on February 23rd. SAGAC vs Neasden GAA from London will be at on February 28th. On March 8th, SAGAC will play HGAC Houston Gaels.

Find any/all details on SAGAC’s:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Wikipedia

Episode 32: San Antonio Gaelic Athletics Club

San Antonio Gaelic Athletics Club!

SAGAC Schedule

Courtesy of the SAGAC

This week, we step into our general entertainment segment by speaking with a member and the Public Relations Officer of the San Antonio Gaelic Athletic Club, and my best friend, Rick Ortiz. For those who are unfamiliar, Gaelic refers to Irish and Scottish generally and in this case, the sports that were born in Scotland and Ireland. In this case, we?re going to focus on Irish Football, but there?s also a sport called Hurling, that I?m particularly fond of.

Rick and I talk about the Gaelic culture here in San Antonio, the sports, the language, and all of the things that not only make us proud of our Irish and Scottish brothers, but of our own heritage. Towards the end of the episode, we dive right into music specifically, as well as the music of the local scene. **By the way, I believe the song that Rick mentions is Oró, Sè do Bheatha ‘Bhaile… Check it out!**

Important Dates:
This Saturday, February 15th, catch the San Patricios vs Irish Citizen Army FOR FREE at The University of The Incarnate Word Soccer Fields at 4301 Broadway. Irish Heritage Day is on February 23rd. SAGAC vs Neasden GAA from London will be at on February 28th. On March 8th, SAGAC will play HGAC Houston Gaels.

Find any/all details on SAGAC’s:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Wikipedia

Let us know what you thought of the episode or the San Antonio Gaelic Athletic Club by leaving us a voicemail at (210)802-1197, or find us on Twitter and Facebook at 210 Local Media.

This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Get your free audio book download and free 30-day trial when you visit 210LocalMusic.com/Audible. It also helps us keep the podcast and San Antonio love flowing. Thanks for listening!

www.210LocalMusic.com

Featured Entertainment: Ultra Arcade

Ultra Arcade!

UA Shadow Jago Flyer

Grand Opening 2/15/14

Ultra Arcade celebrates its grand opening on 2/15/14 at 5946 Blanco San Antonio, TX. By the sound of it, they’re combining internet cafe and arcade, which should be amazing. I personally haven’t stepped foot in an arcade in a very long time, but when I was at places like Diversions (before they turned to crap) you could find my playing classic Street Fighter games, up through Alpha. I couldn’t get into anything past that and I was never really a Mortal Combat or Killer Instinct fan by any means. I’ve always been proud of the fact that I could beat Street Fighter II Champion Edition:Hyper Fighting on one credit. I’d probably get creamed against any one of the contenders for (at least) the $300 prize at Ultra Arcade. They pretty much sent me a whole lot of info, so I’ll just post it below.

Provided By: Kyle McClusky

ULTRA ARCADE COMING TO SAN ANTONIO FEBRUARY 15th, 2014

New Place for Gamers to Play Together

San Antonio, TX: Today, Ultra Arcade LLC announced itself as a new arcade open to all ages coming to San Antonio, Texas. They will be having a grand opening extravaganza on February 15th 2014. The arcade will feature the latest and greatest in console gaming as well as retro arcade cabinets. To celebrate this occasion, the Ultra Arcade Grand Opening will feature the following:
· -All games will be free to play
· – Free food and beer (IDs will be checked)
· – Cosplay Contest
· -Local Artists
· – Tournaments for the following games: Killer Instinct, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and Super Smash Bros Melee

Brandon Alexander, the founder of Ultra Arcade, is very excited for the event. ?The feedback we have gotten is tremendous. Gamers have wanted a place like this for a long time,? says Brandon. Each new update posted by Ultra Arcade has been received with enthusiasm as the opening day approaches.

Brandon Alexander and his colleagues originally ran Subway Fight Night, a series of events at Subway where gamers came to play fighting games, improve their skills and make new friends. The series produced two large tournaments with over 200 people in attendance and boosted Subway sales tremendously. The success of SFN laid the foundation for Ultra Arcade, with the same goals in mind: a place where gamers from all communities can gather, to play any game they like, and meet with other gamers who enjoy the same kind of games they do.

Gamers can pay by the hour or get an all day pass. Free WiFi will be available for all guests, allowing gamers to challenge other gamers around the world, or to simply browse the internet. Food and beverages will be for sale at competitive prices. Local art will also be sold too, with one hundred percent of the profits going to the artist. Events will be a big part of Ultra Arcade, including tournaments, pre-release events and live streamed game play.

For more information on Ultra Arcade:
Brandon Alexander (Co-Owner and Founder)
Phone: 210-858-2028
Email: officialultraarcade@gmail.com
www.ultraarcade.com
Twitter
Facebook

About Ultra Arcade LLC: Ultra Arcade is a new arcade located in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 2014 and owned by Brandon Alexander and David Ruben, Ultra Arcade is committed to fostering the growth of San Antonio gaming, by serving as a place for gamers to meet and make new friends, and hone the skills of competitive players in various genres.