Jun 22

Cybernet Expo in SF Coming Up!

Cybernet Expo, coming up July 8-10th, has always been one of my favorite shows, with business focused attendees, intimate atmosphere, and of course, the infamous party at the Armory Building in San Francisco! Stockroom.com is proud to be a sponsor of the show this year, so if you’ll be at the show, let’s meet up! Come visit me at our Show & Sell table on Saturday where I’ll be giving out lots of goodies, or email me to schedule a meeting monicaj@stockroom.com. Look forward to seeing you soon!

May 11

Evangenitals to Perform Live at Cybernet Expo

TAMPA BAY, FL – Cybernet Expo has upped the ante again, this time with the announcement that the very talented Evangenitals will be performing live for attendees at next month’s show in Tampa Bay. The performance will take palce at the Hilton Westshore in Tampa Bay, the host venue for Cybernet Expo, and will include free drinks provided courtesy of sponsors AEBN and Stockroom.com. The show will be limited to Cybernet Expo attendees only.

With a sound that the band describes as “hillbilly love punk alternative country psychedelic healthy hippie dirty rock revolution,” or as one fan describes as “like the Dixie Chicks being beaten with their own guitars at the playful hands of the Violent Femmes,” the Evangenitals have a loyal following in the Southern California music scene. They have already released the collection “We Are the Evangenitals,” and a second LP is scheduled for release in the summer of 2007.

”The Evangenitals (aka The Love Punks) were once a fictitious band – a fib on a phony website born to amuse its founders and maybe a few friends,” explains the band’s website. “On a whim, Juli Crockett, Lisa Dee, and Brett Lyda – who all worked at the same sex toy company in L.A. (like the Sex Pistols) – brought the ghost to life and debuted a handful of ‘hillbilly truck-stop lullabies’ for Arlo’s open mic night at the legendary Mr T’s Bowl in Highland Park.”

Juli Crockett, the lead vocalist and principle songwriter for the band, is also the Marketing Director at Stockroom.com, which sells sex toys and bondage gear through its website and catalog. Cybernet Expo will mark the first time that the band has played for an adult industry audience.

“The Evangenitals have played at wildly diverse venues – at weddings, funerals, churches, outdoor family festivals, political fundraisers, you name it – and every event and venue is different,” says Crockett. “This will be our first adult industry bash, and we’re not quite sure what to expect.”

“We plan to provide a real unique, sweet and slightly smutty musical experience for everyone and get our kicks from whatever toe-tapping and head bobbing we can get out of the crowd. If we are lucky enough to ignite some musical passions in the people, have some bras thrown our way, and cultivate some new and devoted groupies, that would be awesome.”

Stockroom.com, along with AEBN, will be sponsoring the Saturday evening performance, and Stockroom.com will also be participating in Cybernet Expo’s popular “Show n’ Sell” marketing event.

“We love AEBN,” says Crockett. “AEBN a great company staffed with good people and their giving of resources to events and causes that they believe in is inspirational. We are thrilled that they are bringing the Evangenitals to the Cybernet Expo and we think the attendees of the Expo will definitely thank them for it.”

Crockett is also a former boxer, and is rumored to be the inspiration for Hilary Swank’s character in the Oscar-winning film Million Dollar Baby. Her boxing career ended early due to injury.

The Evangenitals also feature Lisa Dee, Brett Lyda, Geoff Brandin, and George Bernardo. So what about their sound?

“Many people have reported that no matter how much someone tries to explain the Evangenital experience to them, they are always totally surprised by the way it actually sounds,” explains Crockett. “Very difficult to categories, we comfortably straddle the genres of Folk, Americana, Southern Rock, Alt Country, Indie Pop, and Psychedelic Funk.”

“The music can be beautiful, playful and humorous, sublime and/or profane, which we feel comes close to accurately reflecting the multi-faceted nature of the human soul. In the world of the Evangenitals a bittersweet tender love song can transform into a filthy, sexy hoe-down in seconds flat, and the journey feels familiar.“

Attendance at the Evangenitals performance is free, but will require a Cybernet Expo attendee badge. Advance registration for Cybernet Expo, along with its reduced registration rates, will end on May 26th. Additionally, hotel rooms for Cybernet Expo are almost sold out, but rooms are still available at the Hilton Westshore for the reasonable rate of $139 per night. Hotel rooms must be booked through the CybernetExpo.com website; anyone attempting to register directly with the Hilton Westshore will be told that the rooms are all sold out.

Cybernet Expo, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is dedicated exclusively to the adult Internet business. The show offers seminars for online adult business owners, plus parties and networking events, and an opportunity to make new industry contacts. For more information about attending Cybernet Expo, please visit http://www.cybernetexpo.com/.