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Steve Garcia / Blog

Pack your Bags!...Maybe

Hi, Just dropping by to give you the latest news. We have been picked to compete in The 2014 Hard Rock Cafe Global Battle of the Bands. This is the second year in a row we have been picked and we are honored that The Hard Rock Cafe has given us this opportunity. But we do need your support! Please stop by to vote by clicking the link or below. You can vote for us by downloading a song. (You may already have the song "Will You or Won't You" but please stop by and download it to show your support.)

Voting starts today and continues until February 17, 2014. After voting online, you can 'Check In" with your smartphone at a participating Hard Rock Cafe, before voting ends on February 17, you can triple your vote to show more support for us to win this year's competition. When you check-in you'll also be entered into a sweepstakes for an all expense paid trip for two to Hard Rock's all inclusive luxury resort in Cancun, Mexico.

So, stop by and vote and you just might find yourself in Mexico!

https://reverbnation.com/contests/2682/artist/2238135

Thanks again for all your love and support! -Steven.

P.S Please stop by facebook.com/stevegarcia21or twitter @stevegarcia21 and say hello!

They Better Not Be Talking About My Weight!

Just dropping by to give you the latest news. We have been picked to compete in the Fiat Band Prix contest! They say that they are looking for the next big thing in music (and they better not be talking about my weight!). I know what you are thinking, "Steve, didn't Dodge say the same thing about you?" Yes, they did. We were also picked by Dodge to compete in a similar contest a year or so ago, but we didn't place.(Awww, poor baby.)

But this time, with your help, hopefully things can turn out differently. Please stop by facebook.com/stevegarcia21or twitter @stevegarcia21 on November 5th to find the link

(Hint, it's this one. It's just not active yet.) https://www.facebook.com/fiatusa/app_598451080214134

You can vote for us by downloading a free song at the Fiat Facebook page which will help us win prizes from FIAT like a Reverb Pro package, cash for new equipment, or even an appearance on VH1!

So please stop by and vote on Nov 5th! Also we be debuting new original material on Tuesday at Mak's Place on Louetta. It's going to be great fun!

Thanks again for your love and support, -Steven

Back in the UK

Just stopping by to give you the lastest updates. We will be on HD1Radio from the UK tomorrow July 4th at 10:00am Central and again on Monday at 12:00pm Central. www.hd1radio.com Please stop by for a listen and tell DJ Dangerous Hello! Also,Please stop by and vote for us to be on the Warp Tour sponsored by Ernie Ball and Vans. We are also no longer playing at Nico's on Fridays. We got fired for playing too loud...a rock band getting fired for playing too loud? That has to be a first. Anyway we will now be at Beach Bums on Wednesdays, On The Rox on the first Friday of every month, and as always we will be at Rookies on Thursdays and Saturdays. You can keep track on of our schedule on Reverbnation.com/stevegarcia or facebook.com/stevegarcia21 for any changes or additional dates. Please stop by and post a comment on facebook or tweet at us @stevegarcia21. We'd love to hear from you! We are also working on new music and hopefully a new release soon. Thanks again for your love and support of our music! -Steven

Nothing Good is Free...What?

So they say nothing good is free...What? Well, this is your opportunity to find out if this is true! We are bringing back free downloads! Yes, free... for nada...gratis! So, download our music and if you don't like it then return it for a full refund...oh wait it's free. Stop by reverbnation.com/stevegarcia or facebook.com/stevegarcia21 and download some free music. Also, we are celebrating the 10 year anniversary release of The Rachels CD "St Emlo Sessions". (Sorry, no free downloads for that one) Stop by itunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/st.-elmo-sessions/id485544129 and have a listen. Your comments and support is always appreciated! -Steven

Don't Say I Never Gave You Nothing...Is that a Double negative?

Ok, I know what you are thinking! You are probably thinking,"Steven, you cheapskate! Why don't you give away more free stuff." Well, here is your chance to get a free CD, that's right a free CD...gratis! We are having a video/photo contest! Come to our show and take a picture or video of us performing and post it on facebook.com/stevegarcia21 or tweet at me @stevegarcia21. There will be two winners: One for best photo and one for best video. So get your camera phones out! Here are the rules: 1) You must take a video of us performing a song or take a picture of us on stage or with you off stage. (pictures of you with us on stage are not allow unless I get intoxicated and forget the rules) 2)You must post the video on facebook.com/stevegarcia21 and send me a message stating you are entering the contest or you can tweet at me @stevegarcia21 and send me a DM stating you are entering the contest. 3)You must like the facebook.com/stevegarcia21 page or follow me on twitter to enter. If you are not following me on twitter you can't DM me to say that you are entered in the contest. I will follow back. 4)The video and/or picture must be taken April 6, 2013 - April 13,2013 and posted by April 14, 2013 5)You are done! *There are a couple of restrictions: 1)The picture/video must be in good taste and must not violate any rules on facebook and twitter. (I was already temporary suspended on twitter this year and I don't need two strikes) 2)Any picture/video must not contain any nudity or be of you and/or us committing a crime. (If so, we reserve the right to disqualify you from the contest. And we reserve the right to view the naked picture/video of you at our pleasure and/or blackmail you when the time is right.) Here what the winners get! 1) A pat on the back for a job well done! (Ladies, you have the option of a pat on the shoulder or the lower region. Guys, this option does not apply to you. Although you can opt for a fist bump.) 2) A free CD! No shipping or handling! (shipping peanuts or bumble wrap may or may not be included.) So, post your pictures/videos and you might get free stuff! P.S. Free downloads returning soon! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007FY0OWI/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2/180-4846843-6424930?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_r=1D87XYARDG73W1JSF1RR&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=1532201582&pf_rd_i=B007G4MR72

We are Sparta!....kind of?

To celebrate our 300th like on Facebook, we are now offering free downloads on our Reverbnation page. Yes, free! So, don't be a Xerxes downer and help us celebrate by sharing our page and telling your friends. We will be giving free downloads until "The world knows that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle is over, even a god-king can bleed" or until the end of February...whichever comes first. Also, we would like to thank everyone for voting for Us in the Globle Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands. Even though we did not make it to the next round (maybe we are more like sparta than we think), your hard work and help in voting is much appreicated. We would also like to thank Cyphreinc for putting us on his UK Podcast 37 this month. So please stop by and say Cheers to our good friend across the pond at http://www.cyphreinc.co.uk/podcast037/ We will also be on a web cast in Sweden this next month. We will post details to come so please kept an ear out for that. We are also now #2 on the Reverbnation Rock Chart for Spring, TX. On the latest The Rachels news, we are still planning a return with the re-release of World Of Dreams and hopefully new material and dates in 2013. You can follow news for The Rachels at http://www.reverbnation.com/therachels#!/rachelslive https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rachels/274717572574747 http://www.youtube.com/user/rachelslive Until then you can get the latest news on these links http://www.reverbnation.com/stevegarcia https://www.facebook.com/Stevegarcia21 http://www.twitter.com/SteveGarcia21 "In the end, a Spartan's true strength is the warrior next to them. So give respect and honor to them, and it will be returned to you." Thanks again for all your warrior support on our musical journey. -Steven

What were the Mayans Thinking?

As we close this 2012 year, I got to thinking how short our time actually is here on Earth. And I got to thinking about the Mayan calendar and how the world was supposed to end on December 21, 2012. And I think I figured out why their calendar ends on December 21. The conversation probably went something like this: 1st stone craving calendar guy: Hey, Johnny. 2nd stone carving calendar guy: What? I'm busy. 1st stone craving calendar guy: We are carving the beginning of December 2012 and we are almost up to 2013. 2nd stone carving calendar guy: And? 1st stone craving calendar guy: Don't you think that's far enough? I mean, we'll never see 2013. Why should we keep going? It's not going to effect us. And besides carving a stone calendar isn't the easiest job in the World. 2nd stone carving calendar guy: You know, I think you are right! First one to 21 wins! 1st stone craving calendar guy: I'd sure like to see the face on the people in 2012! And that's probably how it happened. Some of life's mysteries probably have the simplest of meanings. It made me realize how precious time is and how everyone who supports us on our musical journey took time out to do something for us that they didn't have to do. So we would like to give a personal Thank You to You and everyone who supported us throughout this wonderful 2012 year. For everyone on facebook who liked our page at https://www.facebook.com/Stevegarcia21, a huge "Like You" and thank you! It's not easy getting "liked" out in the cold hard world wide web but you took the time to like our page. To everyone who is following us on twitter at @Stevegarcia21. Thank you! We will continue to follow you as well and hope to hear from you, favorite you and retweet you in 2013. To everyone on Reverbnation, thank you for "friending" us and listening. You have continued to make us #1 on the Reverbnation Pop Charts for my hometown of Corpus Christi, TX. We would also like to thank the following: Tony and Don at Hoss the Boss. Thanks for picking us for one of the top songs of February 2012. Our friend "accross the Pond", Cyphreinc, that's for having us on your Podcast http://www.cyphreinc.co.uk/podcast027/ John Basso, Thanks for giving us a spotlight on Tunecast! To everyone at Dodge, Thank you for picking us as one of the top 500 bands on Reverbnation! Thank you to C.C. and Jenny Jen Jen for all your support a Hotshotbands.com. Thank you to Jamsphere in the UK for making us the song of the week http://jamsphere.com/songoftheweek/song-of-the-week-steve-garcia-will-you-or-wont-you To Rob from Crunch radio, Thanks for the airplay! http://crunchradio.com/ Thanks to Rookies Sports Bar, Nico's, and Beach Bums Bar and Grill for all the late night shows, fun, laughs, and drinks! There are so many more people to thank that are not listed. But for everyone of you unsung heroes, I did not forget you and your hard work is truly appreciated! 2012 has been a great year but 2013 promises to be even bigger and better with more music and a few surprises! Thank you again and we hope to see and hear from you again in 2013! Sincerely, Steven Garcia

What were the Mayans Thinking

As we close this 2012 year, I got to thinking how short our time actually is here on Earth. And I got to thinking about the Mayan calendar and how the world was supposed to end on December 21, 2012. And I think I figured out why their calendar ends on December 21. The conversation probably went something like this: 1st stone craving calendar guy: Hey, Johnny. 2nd stone carving calendar guy: What? I'm busy. 1st stone craving calendar guy: We are carving the beginning of December 2012 and we are almost up to 2013. 2nd stone carving calendar guy: And? 1st stone craving calendar guy: Don't you think that's far enough? I mean, we'll never see 2013. Why should we keep going? It's not going to effect us. And besides carving a stone calendar isn't the easiest job in the World. 2nd stone carving calendar guy: You know, I think you are right! First one to 21 wins! 1st stone craving calendar guy: I'd sure like to see the face on the people in 2012! And that's probably how it happened. Some of life's mysteries probably have the simplest of meanings. It made me realize how precious time is and how everyone who supports us on our musical journey took time out to do something for us that they didn't have to do. So we would like to give a personal Thank You to You and everyone who supported us throughout this wonderful 2012 year. For everyone on facebook who liked our page at https://www.facebook.com/Stevegarcia21, a huge "Like You" and thank you! It's not easy getting "liked" out in the cold hard world wide web but you took the time to like our page. To everyone who is following us on twitter at @Stevegarcia21. Thank you! We will continue to follow you as well and hope to hear from you, favorite you and retweet you in 2013. To everyone on Reverbnation, thank you for "friending" us and listening. You have continued to make us #1 on the Reverbnation Pop Charts for my hometown of Corpus Christi, TX. We would also like to thank the following: Tony and Don at Hoss the Boss. Thanks for picking us for one of the top songs of February 2012. Our friend "accross the Pond", Cyphreinc, that's for having us on your Podcast http://www.cyphreinc.co.uk/podcast027/ John Basso, Thanks for giving us a spotlight on Tunecast! To everyone at Dodge, Thank you for picking us as one of the top 500 bands on Reverbnation! Thank you to C.C. and Jenny Jen Jen for all your support a Hotshotbands.com. Thanks to Rookies Sports Bar, Nico's, and Beach Bums Bar and Grill for all the late night shows, fun, laughs, and drinks! There are so many more people to thank that are not listed. But for everyone of you unsung heroes, I did not forget you and your hard work is truly appreciated! 2012 has been a great year but 2013 promises to be even bigger and better with more music and a few surprises! Thank you again and we hope to see and hear from you again in 2013! Sincerely, Steven Garcia

Help us get picked for the new Dodge commercial!

We have been hand picked by Dodge as one of the top 500 bands right here on Reverbnation! As a result we have a chance to compete for a spot in the new Dodge Dart commercial. But wait there's more! You also get our single "Will You or Won't You" just for voting. That's right! A free download with your support and no purchase nessesary. So stop by today and vote, free download is only available through 7/29/12! You can vote for us at this link! http://www.facebook.com/dodge/app_321181757973624?app_data=eyJhcnRpc3RfaWQiOiIyMjM4MTM1In0%3D Read the Reverbnation Blog about the contest here. http://blog.reverbnation.com/2012/07/16/500-hand-picked-reverbnation-artists-compete-for-their-song-in-a-dodge-commercial-help-us-pick-the-winner/?utm_medium=Argyle+Social&utm_source=FB+RN

New Music

Although he is mostly known for his work with The Rachels out of Houston, TX, Steven Garcia collaborates with Love Sick Dog Publishing for several singles due out in 2012. Also look for new music from The Rachels.

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