SNJuly 31, 2009

Name:  Semantic Noise
Genre:  Experimental/Psychedelic/Hip Hop
Debut Release:  Trust The Stars (Self-Released)
Release Date:  2008

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Underground
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)?? Both, please
3. Studio or Stage? Studio
4. Spirituality or Hedonism? Spirituality
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Make Love, baby!

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6. Music is my sanctuary.
7. I’m musically inspired by environmental sounds, visual art, old jazz records.
8. My favorite old school joint is Explorations album by Bill Evans Trio.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be I am a super hero.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Peace, Love, and Understanding

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  I feel like I don’t have a choice but to create.  I’m a channel for the universal energy.
12. I want my fans to:  Transcend space and time. 
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  Sometimes I think too much. 
14. Wild Card!  It’s time to emancipate sample-based music.  Down with greedy copyright police!
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  Timeless soul.

 Listen to Semantic Noise’s latest track, “Layers Of Layers.”  Go to his official site for more.

Semantic Noise’s favorite old school joint!

Editor’s Note:  Since Semantic Noise chose Explorations by the Bill Evans Trio, which is a whole work and not a single song, I chose a performance video of “Beautiful Love,” a selection from that 1961 project, performed here in 1965.

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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

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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!

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