Former Transmission partner James Moody weighs in on shakeup from Africa

James Moody, left, and Graham Williams of Transmission photographed at their offices on Thursday October 29, 2015.  JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
James Moody, left, and Graham Williams of Transmission photographed at their offices on Thursday October 29, 2015. Jay Janner/American-Statesman.

As news broke this week that local music booking powerhouse Transmission Events was undergoing a radical restructuring and former partner Graham Williams was launching a new company, Margin Walker Presents, James Moody, one of Transmission’s co-founders, was notably absent in the conversation. Turns out Moody, who is also a co-owner of popular Red River St. club, the Mohawk and the creative strategies agency Guerilla Suit, has been traveling in Africa.

“It’s true that I have left TE and FFF, but am still working with Graham on stuff,” Moody said via email on Wednesday morning. “I very excited for him and the crew, they are all my friends.”

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Without Williams and Moody in the mix, the future of Fun Fun Fun Fest is uncertain. On Tuesday, Bobby Garza, who remains at Transmission Events as the company’s general manager, said there will be an announcement about the festival in June. Even with all the change, he  remains optimistic about the Transmission’s future, he said.

On Tuesday, Beau Armstrong, CEO of Stratus Properties, the real estate company that now owns Fun Fun Fun Fest and Transmission Events, said his company remains committed to its entertainment ventures. 

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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