Thursday, December 13, 2007

Attention World: Powderburn needs your help

In order for Powderburn to advance to Round 6 of the Bodog Million Dollar Record Contract Contest, we need everyone to vote. You can vote once per day for one week so let's get nuts and show em that Powderburn fans mean business! Only the band with the most votes will win.

To vote go to:

(Votes are accepted once a day from 12/13-12/21)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Powderburn advances to Round 5 of Bodog Battle

Powderburn is currently involved in competition for a 1 million dollar recording contract hosted by Bodog Music.

The band has advanced to Stage 5 which is happening on 12/12/07. So once again we need your support. How do you help? Purchase a ticket from Powderburn. The bands who sell the most tickets will most likely move to the next stage. Even if you're not sure if you can make it, the band will still get credit whether you show up or not. Tickets will be available at the 12/5 show and online.

To purchase tickets go to:

In addition this will be the last Powderburn show of 2007. Come on out, show your support, and see a surprise peek at what's to come in 2008. Just remember, if you going to come, please purchase a ticket from the band rather than at the door.

Wednesday, December 12th
Spiros 611 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-4272

Doors at 7pm

All Ages Welcome!

For more info on the contest check out:

Regarding the lineup change. . . .

Hey fans and friends,

I just wanted to clarify a few points with the last blog that maybe got left out. . . . writing that press release was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, so let me take some time and reinforce Powderburn's position in all this.

Firstly, Josh is and will still be one of our very good friends - this is all amicable and we truly do respect his decision. I know every band that hates each other always says "it's mutual and we all still love each other, blah blah blah". Powderburn is like a big Mafia family - once you're in, you're in. Don't be surprised if you see Josh behind the soundboard or jamming a song onstage once in awhile, just like Joel Reyes (we can't get rid of him either, he's like herpes, but herpes that can play drums well, heh). But seriously, the Homegrown show is an ending of sorts, but don't be too sad for Josh. He's got a whole different career that he is VERY good at to look forward to, and he'll still be around, begging you to buy his poor ass a crown and coke.

Secondly, and very importantly - let me assure you of this in a large font so you know I'm serious - POWDERBURN IS NOT BREAKING UP! We have had some advance notice of Josh's wishes for some time, and we've been going through the process of auditioning guitarists not only to find someone who can play well, but will fit right into this crazy family we have going on. We will have some news on that front in the very near future, so keep checking back.

We thank everyone who commented and wished Josh well. I know it means a lot to him, and it definitely means a lot to us that so many of you care. So, rock on, we'll see you on the 5th, and we will have a lot to celebrate about in '08! Later!

- Patrick

Monday, December 3, 2007


(December 3rd, 2007)

It is with a heavy heart that Powderburn makes the following announcement - lead guitarist Josh Klayman is parting ways with the band. The following is a personal note from Josh to the fans that have supported the band that he helped create many years ago:

Hey everyone, I just wanna let you all know that the 5th of December will be my final show with Powderburn at the Red Eyed Fly. It's been almost 9 years since I started this thing and its been awesome. However, I fit into this industry on the production side of things as well as the performance side and I'd like to give some other avenues a try that I don't have time to do while in Powderburn. I will still be playing live with most likely a couple bands so I'll keep everyone posted on where to catch me live in 2008! I really wanna thank everyone who ever came and saw us, bought me a beer, sang a song with me onstage, bought a cd or shirt, and basically everyone who helped us in any way.

See you on the 5th!!!


The remaining members of Powderburn, Greg Enkler, Ken Lockman, and Patrick Swift stated the following. "Learning that Josh wanted to leave was a hard thing to understand but over the last few months we've spent numerous hours talking about this and while it's still extremely sad to see him go, we all believe it's for the best thing for everyone. One thing all 4 of us have always agreed on is that things happen for a reason and we believe this change is no exception. It goes without saying though that whoever replaces him with have some big shoes to fill, both musically and personally."

As Josh stated the final Powderburn show with him in the lead guitar role will be the 101X Homegrown show at the Red Eyed Fly in Austin, Texas, on December 5th. The band will play at 11:30 and it's $5 to get in. We strongly urge anyone who has followed this band for any length of time to come out and support Josh in his last moments with the band, and his first moments on his new path.

Powderburn will soon release more information on its lineup change at:


Due to the lineup change Powderburn will be unable to perform on 12/7 in Houston and 12/8 in Brownsville.
The band however will be playing on 12/12 in Austin in Round 5 of the Bodog Battle.