Remember Eduardo Fajardo?  His band was The Executive Lifepopolio was at their debut show back in January which featured guest musician Arthur Yoria.  See the popolio pic-olios for that show here, here, and here.   They also did a pop quiz for us in April here.

Well, alas, The Executive Life is no more.  But, don’t shed too many a tear, Señor Fajardo has teamed up with Señor Yoria and these two Colombianos are now Monoceja.  They have a show next Wednesday right here in downtown ATX’s Beso Cantina.  Click the flyer to go to the so fresh, so clean Monocejo MySpace Page.  

MNCO flyer


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July 3, 2009

Name:   Jack With One Eye
Genre:   Noise Pop
Latest Release:  The Bad Sleep Well (Obsolete Records)
Release Date:   February 13, 2009

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? NPR
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)?? We didn’t realize money was an option.
3. Studio or Stage? Wherever we can.
4. Spirituality or Hedonism? Spiritualized
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Berserker

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is our nightlight when plugged into a three-prong outlet and powered by the gypsies that dance around the fires in the backyard swagger of the homes of the Neverland Ranch Davidians.   
7. We’re musically inspired by sound and vision.
8. Our favorite old school joint is “Pinball Number Count” by The Pointer Sisters.
9. If we were super heroes we’d be someplace else right now.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Drugs, Drugs, and Drug Music.

Short Answer
11. We make music because:  We can.
12. We want our fans to:  Multiply.
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  Really interesting.
14. Wild Card!  Uno.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  Relenting.

jwoe_tbswListen to “Sun in Glass” from Jack With One Eye’s debut release The Bad Sleep Well.  Go to their MySpace Page for more.

Jack With One Eye’s favorite old school joint!

So, the second act of The Executive Life show was special guest, Arthur Yoria.  Actually, Jeder got to play a little longer as we awaited his arrival.   And we, in the audience, didn’t mind as we were enjoying her sweet melodies.  

I saw him make his entrance and didn’t realize who he was.  Don’t get me wrong he made his presence known with his shaved head and clean-shaven face and what seemed to be a maroon vinyl trench jacket.  I definitely noticed him and I dug his coat.  I just didn’t know that he was THE Arthur Yoria. 

I knew of him because co-editor JW Richard had posted about him before.  But, he looked different than the pic J. Dub used on that post.  And, yes, J. Dub was doing his R&B thing back in the day in Houston as part of a duo known as Tru Sol and, apparently, shared some stages with Arthur.  You can check out Tru Sol’s stuff and, perhaps, buy thier CD here.  Not sure we have any popolio completists out there…yet…but, there you go. 😉

Anyway, I liked Arthur’s set, too.  I didn’t know he did the audio thing.  Not sure how to explain it.  You kind of have to see it.  It’s like pre-recording in the moment and playing it back and then intertwining live performance with the recorded vocals and/or sounds.  Interacting with yourself.  The host asked us if we’d ever seen something like that.  Jeder said she had.  I hadn’t.  Still, Arthur was doing his thing.  Jeder gave him props, too.

Kind of hard to pin down a genre for Arthur Yoria.  I’m not sure what I would call what he did and sounded like.  I can say I liked what I saw and heard.  His MySpace Page  describes him as Ghettotech/Southern Rock/Melodramatic Popular Song.  Check out his Official Site, too, while you’re at it.


Sound Check.


The show goes on.


Doin' his techno-daddy thing!


Anotha' one!


Using La Jeder's acoustic guitar; he couldn't find his.


Exit Close-Up (as the photographer please forgive me the red eye).

elayhdI just met this musician last night and just heard about this show, so I apologize for the so, so late notice. 

Her name is Jeder and  she’s the opening act for The Executive Life’s first official show here in Austin.  She didn’t make the poster, but she is definitely kicking things off.

Also on the bill is Houston artist, Arthur Yoria (who popolio co-editor, JW Richard, previously blogged about here) and The Morakestra.

Check the flyer for more 411.  I think I’m gonna’ go.  See you at the Hideout.

Check out their MySpace Pages:

The Executive Life          Jeder          The Morakestra          Arthur Yoria