MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! Links – INTRO & 30-16


30.BRAIDS pop quiz
25. Kaydean pop quiz
20. Quiet Company pop quiz
29. Girl in a Coma 5Q
24. The Shondes Call
19. She’s a Tease pop quiz
28. BB Gun Johnny pop quiz
& Feedback LOTTO

23. The Jezabels pop quiz

18. Jon Sandler pop quiz

27. Larissa Ness pop quiz

22. TsuShiMaMiRe 10Q
& Elephant Sky pop quiz
17. Neon Desert Music Festival
El Paso Week
26. Medicine Park pop quiz
21. Peelander-Z pop quiz
16. Stefani Vara 20Q Part 1


MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 30. BRAIDS pop quiz

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME!

Courtesy of BRAIDS Facebook Page

30.  BRAIDS pop quiz interview
I do 2 pop quiz interviews a month.  It’s my standardized questionnaire interview that showcases a song by the featured artists and a music video of their choice  by way of how they answer question Number 8.

In Year 2, I came up with a totally different questionnaire and called it pop quiz 2.0.  In Year 3, I took it back to the old school and went back to the Year 1 version with a few minor tweaks.

During special times, I may do more in addition to the 2-a-month.  Usually they’re around an event and I feature them as pre-coverage and countdowns to events.

In the case of BRAIDS, they were one of the bands I featured for my SXSW 2011 pop quiz interviews earlier this year.  See the original Tuesday, March 8, 2011 post here — BRAIDS pop quiz interview – SXSW Artist.  It includes their song, “Lemonade,” and Bow Wow Wow’s video for “I Want Candy.”

See all 10 2011 SXSW pop quiz interviews here.

Courtesy of Google

10 SXSW Artist pop quiz interviews and Showcases

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!!!

Jazz One
Genre:  DJ/Spoken Word Artist/Actor
pop quiz
21+ show at Speakeasy Kabaret (412 Congress Avenue) TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, starting at 8:45 PM

The Niceguys
Genre: Hip-Hop
pop quiz
21+ show at the Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th Street) TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, starting at 8:50 PM

She’s a Tease
Genre:  Rock
pop quiz
21+ show at Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6th Street) TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, starting at 9:00 PM

Roach Gigz
Genre:  Rap
pop quiz
21+ shows at the Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th Street) TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, and Nuvola (105 E. 5th Street) TOMORROW, March 18, 2011, both starting at 9:50 PM

Unicorn Kid
Genre: Pop/8bit
pop quiz
21+ show at the Phoenix (409 Colorado Street) TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, starting at 10:00 PM

Quiet Company
Genre:  Indie Rock/Power Pop
pop quiz
21+ show at the Marq (422 N. Congress Avenue) next TONIGHT, March 17, 2011, starting at 11:00 PM

Tapes ‘n Tapes
Genre:  Rock ‘n Roll
pop quiz
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
pop quiz
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

The Jezabels
Genre:  Pop? Indie?
pop quiz
21+ show at the Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (323 E. 6th Street) Saturday, March 19, 2011, starting at 11:00 PM

Genre: Japanese Action Comic Punk
pop quiz
18+ show at Headhunters (720 Red River Street) Saturday, March 19, 2011, starting at 1:05 AM

BRAIDS pop quiz interview – SXSW Artist

BRAIDS, foursome since high school, weave luscious and layered soundscapes like mouth-watering strands of bobbing cotton candy webs in rainbow pinwheel turnstiles of infinite depths reminiscent of Björk.

BRAIDS play 21+ shows at the Beauty Bar/Palm Door (401 Sabine Street) next Wednesday, March 16, 2011, and Club de Ville (900 Red River Street) next Saturday, March 19, 2011, both starting at 11:00 PM.

March 8, 2011

Name:   BRAIDS
Genre:  Experimental Pop
Debut Release: Native Speaker (Kanine Records)
Release Date:   January 18, 2011

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Underground
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Maintain Artistic Integrity while making enough money so we can continue doing this.
3. Studio OR Stage? Stage
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? I think the real question is Hedonism or Spirituality?
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Depends on who it is.

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my heartbeat.
7. I’m musically inspired by Bach.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been a step-by-step as to how I got my career by me.                                               
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Batman.                                                    
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Peanut Butter, Jam, and Sandwiches.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:   Sometimes life can get too hard.
12. I want my fans to:  Buy Lip Smackers and then put it all on at the same time so that the room smells like bubblegum Lip Smackers.
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be:  My wit and charm to answering questions.             
14. Wild Card!  I wonder what Ricky Gervais is doing right now.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  Here.

Editor’s Note:  Seems like not everyone is getting the intent of question Number 8.  Since BRAIDS’ “Lemonade” [listen below] is so tooth-decayingly sweet and oh so addictively so and because its drums remind me of this song, I’m choosing Bow Wow Wow’s cover of “I Want Candy” for them.  And, their song IS called “Lemonade.”  See how that works?

Listen to “Lemonade” from BRAIDS’ debut release, Native Speaker.  Click on the cover to go to their Facebook Page.

Tuesday Tease

January 18, 2011

A REAL popolio selection of Today’s New Releases.

Audio Bullys               Higher Than the Eiffel
Blackmore’s Night     Autumn Sky
Braids                         Native Speaker
Benjy Davis Project   Sincerely
Decoder                      Decoder
The Decemberists      The King Is Dead
Klaxons                      Surfing the Void
Pearl Jam                  Live On Ten Legs
Tokio Hotel                Best Of
White Lies                  Ritual