Camisha Ruffins, Bassist

Archive for March, 2013


The C.I.T.Y. is invading ATX again during Relay weekend

If you’re in ATX this friday be certain to pick up some good vibes along with some good chicken!!!!

1101 South Congress ATX

Don’t be late or you’ll miss your plate!!!!            #wedontperformwePARTY


SXSW invasion with The C.I.T.Y.

Saturday evening. ATX. aka Music Haven, TX.  SXSW [south-by-south-west] has taken over ATX [austin, tx] every Spring Break that i can recall, and it’s been fun AND stressful being one of many Many MANY  participants…to play in some venues planning comes in handy…PARKING can be a nightmare if you’re not sure of the location, timing, accessibility, etc….wow, i’ve just typed mad characters on a digression moment.


Soooooo, The C.I.T.Y. turned up Saturday night and turnedout the entire block, with devout C.I.T.Y.folk and newfound fans claiming to have witnessed one of the best shows out here this SXW…YES we came, we performed errrrrr PARTIED and conquered da block and left out like a couple of musical bandits.


Peep this article snippet from a pleased critic:

One band, The C.I.T.Y., who’s from Houston, TX and creating a buzz of their own around the city, shut down the whole block of Congress with their own performance segment in front of Ms. P’s Electric Cock at 1101 South Congress.  With their tunes mixed with funk, soul, r&b, hip hop, and even a little rock, The C.I.T.Y. showed Austin they were a force to be reckoned with as a crowd gathered on the block of all ages ranging from little kids to older adults who were all jamming and partying to the tunes.  “We don’t just perform, we party,” said RaShard, the lead singer of the band.  And they definitely started a block party on the Congress strip.

Read the rest of the article here: City Girl Magazine/s SXSW Recap

Just a snippet of what happened last Saturday night in ATX…enjoy AND LEARN THE MOVES TO THE SONG!!!!

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blog entry of a traveling musician

blog entry of a traveling musician

weeks before-learned that Smokie Norful’s searching for female sings and a band. i tell everyone about it…quite reluctant as far as myself

march 4-4:45pm i decided to record a video for SN contest. also, it’s the day of the deadline

march 7~1pm i received a letter from SN’s camp notifying me that i’ve made it to the next round and inviting me to the next round of auditions

march 11th-1:30pm flight to Chicago is pushed back to 2:20 pm…arrived at midway at 5pm

march 12th-10:50am-i arrived to Victory Cathedral in Bolingbrook, IL…ahead of time. vocalists audition first. i was the first musician to audition…much was a surprise [that’s all im divulging]. 4:35pm-most of the room discovers that they didn’t advance to the next round

march 13th-returned home..prepping for a slew of SXSW shows


the C.I.T.Y kicked off spring break in a live way

spring break kickoff. many showed up for ‘a good time’ and ended up partying like never before. we partied into the early morning with the livest music around that kept clubgoer’s feet in constant popping rhythm and a joy in their hearts
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The GHBC 2013 Educational Achievement Scholarship Awards Program

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Usher’s surprise performance at SXSW [VIDEO]

97.9 The Box



“Surprise Surprise,” joked the singer before covering a few of Afghan’s tracks. It wasn’t long before Ursher segued into  his own material, though. After leaving the stage, the crowd chanted the singer’s name, and like a true showman, the Atlanta native returned saying, “This is some real life Shyte you know. SXSW brings out the best in you. This is raw entertainment here.”

Usher is a HUGE surprise I would’ve loved to see! Although Prince seems like a once in a lifetime show experience from SXSW!

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For the 1st time since 1977, NO TEXAS TEAMS in NCAA Tournament!

wow! such a travesty!

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B12 Texas Kansas St Basketball


When the 68-team field was announced Sunday, the Lone Star State was completely shut out. There were no Longhorns, Baylor Bears, Texas A&M Aggies, Red Raiders or Owls.

And not even any Lumberjacks. Southland Conference regular-season champion Stephen F. Austin (27-4) lost its league tournament championship game and didn’t get an at-large NCAA berth, and instead had to settle for a first-round NIT game at Stanford on Tuesday night.


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