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02 Oct 2011 Leave a Comment
in MY TOP 10 Tags: 101X, 2011, Austin, B-May, Boy + Kite, Cigarettes After Sex, Dallas, Day vs Night, El Paso, Extras Call, freddie beat, Freddie Rodriguez, Garland, GOBI, JADA, Neon Desert Music Festival, Pop Pistol, popolio, REAL popolio, Roach Gigz, Room to Read Austin Chapter, Room to Rock, SALVO, San Antonio, Sariah, Sophie B. Hawkins, Splendid Sun Productions, Stephanie Salvo, SXSW, The Blistering Speeds, The Lusitania, The Royalty, Zach Paul
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28 Sep 2011 Leave a Comment
in MY TOP 10 Tags: "Hold Up", "Street Dreams", Audible Treats, Austin, Casino, hip hop, J Stalin, Mac Dre, Martin Scorsese, MTV, MTV2, Nas, Nuvola, rap, Roach Gigz, Roachy Balboa, Roachy Balboa 1 Mixtape, Roachy Balboa 2 Mixtape, Scoot Inn, Suck Free Sundays, Sucker Free Countdown, SXSW, SXSW 2011, Thizz City
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3. Roach Gigz pop quiz
The SXSW 2011 popolio pop quiz interview domination on this countdown concludes. San Francisco-based hip hopper, Roach Gigz, takes the Year 3 Number 3 spot with his SXSW pop quiz. This is the sixth overall and now highest and final SXSW 2011 pop quiz entry on this countdown. Roach Gigz joins Canada’s BRAIDS at Number 30, Australia’s the Jezabels at Number 23, Japan’s Peelander-Z at Number 21, ATX’s own, Quiet Company, at Number 20, and Mexico’s She’s a Tease at Number 19 .
See the original Monday, March 7, 2011 post here — Roach Gigz pop quiz interview – SXSW Artist. It includes his song “Hold Up” featuring J Stalin and Nas’ video for “Street Dreams.”
See all 10 2011 SXSW pop quiz interviews here.
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in pop quiz interview Tags: 8bit, actor, Austin, Austin Convention Center, Beauty Bar, Braids, Club de Ville, DJ, Flamingo Cantina, Headhunters, hip hop, indie, Japanese Action Comic Punk, Jazz One, Maggie Mae's, Maggie Mae's Rooftop, Nuvola, Palm Door, Peelander-Z, pop, pop quiz, popolio, power pop, Quiet Company, Radio Day Stage, rap, Roach Gigz, rock, rock n roll, Rusty Spurs, Scoot Inn, She's a Tease, Speakeasy, Speakeasy Kabaret, spoken word, Spoken Word Artist, SXSW, SXSW 2011, Tapes 'n Tapes, The Jezebels, The Marq, The Niceguys, The Phoenix, THE REAL popolio, The Rusty Spurs, Unicorn Kid
Last Monday I kicked off a series of special daily SXSW pop quizzes. There were no less than 10 posted between last week and yesterday. Here’s the complete list of our REAL popolio SXSW 2011 Artists including their genres, links to each of their pop quizzes, and a listing of their official SXSW Showcases in date and time order.
Make it fun, follow these shows like a road map and see if you can make it from one to the next. The majority are tonight and on Saturday at 11:00 PM you’ll have to choose between BRAIDS and the Jezabels. Tough choice! Enjoy SXSW, y’all!!!
Tapes ‘n Tapes
Genre: Rock ‘n Roll
Show at the Rusty Spurs (405 E. 7th Street) Friday, March 18, 2011, at 11:00 PM and an ALL AGES show Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez Street) next Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 2:00 PM
Genre: Experimental Pop
21+ show at Club de Ville (900 Red River Street) Saturday, March 19, 2011, both starting at 11:00 PM.
*played 21+ show at the Beauty Bar/Palm Door (401 Sabine Street) yesterday, March 16, 2011, at 11:00 PM
07 Mar 2011 3 Comments
in pop quiz interview Tags: "Hold Up", "Street Dreams", Audible Treats, Austin, Casino, hip hop, J Stalin, Mac Dre, Martin Scorsese, MTV, MTV2, Nas, Nuvola, rap, Roach Gigz, Roachy Balboa, Roachy Balboa 1 Mixtape, Roachy Balboa 2 Mixtape, Scoot Inn, Suck Free Sundays, Sucker Free Countdown, SXSW, SXSW 2011, Thizz City
Like the Joker, San Francisco-based rapper, Roach Gigz, is a master madcap, harboring a sardonic mind and killing it with his skills.
March 8, 2011 UPDATE: Coincidentally, MTV featured Roach Gigz with an interview on their MTV2 Sucker Free Countdown on Sunday and, yesterday, we kicked off our SXSW pop quizzes with Roach Gigz! Watch the Sucker Free video. If THE REAL popolio was Twitter, we’d be trending.
Name: Roach Gigz
Latest Release: Roachy Balboa 2 Mixtape (Thizz City)
Release Date: January 4, 2011
This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Understream
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Both, I wanna’ make money of my visions.
3. Studio OR Stage? Studio
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? Spirituality
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? All three at the same time…If I had to pick one it would be make love.
Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my wife.
7. I’m musically inspired by my thoughts and Mac Dre.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been a tale of drugs and growing up by Roachy Scorzaazii.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be your daddy.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to __________________, __________________, and __________________. (OR Not) That will never change.
11. I make music because: I love to hear my voice coming out of other people’s cars.
12. I want my fans to: Love my music and understand how thankful I am for them.
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be: Left Blank
14. Wild Card! I’m addicted to the taco truck by my house.
15. I want my musical legacy to be: I want to be great.
Editor’s Note: I appreciate Roach Gigz creativity and humor, but since he did not choose an actual music video for Number 5, I chose one. Because of his appreciation for Scorsese, here’s Nas’ “Street Dreams,” which pays homage to Casino.