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! 21. Peelander-Z pop quiz

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

21. Peelander-Z pop quiz
This is the third pop quiz interview from my 10 special SXSW 2011 pop quizzes.  BRAIDS took the Number 30 spot with theirs and I just posted the Jezabels’ at Number 23.

Interesting to note, this is our second entry by a Japanese band.  TsuShiMaMiRe tied for the Number 22 spot with Elephant Sky and now we have Peelander-Z, who actually opened for the El Paso show that is the focus of TsuShiMaMiRe’s 10Q featured in Number 22.

See the original Wednesday, March 16, 2011 post here — Peelander-Z pop quiz interview – SXSW Artist.  It includes their song, “Taco Taco Taco,” and a video of  music by Bulgarian vocalist, Yanka Rupkina, over scenes from Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.

See all 10 2011 SXSW pop quiz interviews here.

Courtesy of Google

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 22. TsuShiMaMiRe 10Q & Elephant Sky pop quiz

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

22. TsuShiMaMiRe 10Q & Elephant Sky pop quiz
This is our second Year 3 tie.  See the first here.  The Number 22 spot is shared by Japanese punk band, TsuShiMaMiRe, and Brooklyn-based folk pop artist, Elephant Sky.

This is the first Questions for post on the countdown not written by myself.  It was written by one-time freelance contributor, Deanna Fierro.  At the time, she was based in El Paso and TsuShiMaMiRe had a gig scheduled there.

She interviewed them the night of that show and even got a photographer to take pictures.  So, there is also a show pic-olio associated with this interview.  See the TsuShiMaMiRe pic-olio shot by Refractive Elements Studio here.  Deanna also reviewed the show here.

My thought with taking on Deanna was that, being from El Paso myself, I wanted to try to feature more El Paso Artists and happenings in the Sun City.  In this case, it worked.

Elephant Sky was the focus of my second June 2011 pop quiz interview.  It posted on Friday, June 24, 2011.  The focus of the first was Kaydean on Friday, June 10, 2011.  That pop quiz interview already made an appearance on this countdown at the Year 3 Number 25 spot.  Perhaps, mentioning Elephant Sky’s pop quiz in that post helped her climb to this spot.

At some point, Brooklyn-based artists became common here at THE REAL popolio.  Not sure why or how that is exactly.  Don’t know if there is just a lot of musical talent in that particular New York borough or if it’s just coincidence.

In some cases, the artists I feature are connected to one another.  I kind of work on referrals sometimes or I refer myself to a related artist.  Or they see what’s come before and they find me.  Either way, I ended up covering Austin, the rest of Texas, Boston a little bit (because I have an affinity for it), and Brooklyn through the years.

See the original Thursday, December 2, 2010 TsuShiMaMiRe post here — EXCLUSIVE 10 Questions for TsuShiMaMiRe — EP.

See all 17 Year 3 Questions for interviews here.

See the original Elephant Sky post here — Elephant Sky pop quiz interview.  It includes her song, “Good Lie,” and Monsters of Folk’s video for “Temazcal.”

See all 28 Year 3 pop quiz interviews here.

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

Peelander-Z pop quiz interview – SXSW Artist

NYC’s Peelander-Z are like anime brought to life like some crazy-musical-Saturday-morning-cartoon-punk-performance-art-show.

Peelander-Z play a 18+ show at Headhunters (720 Red River Street) this Saturday, March 19, 2011, starting at 1:05 AM.

March 16, 2011

Name:  Peelander-Z
Genre:  Japanese Action Comic Punk
Latest Release: P-TV-Z (Chicken Ranch Records)
Release Date:  September 28, 2010

~pop quiz answered by Peelander-Yellow~

This, That, or the Other

1.Underground OR Mainstream? I love both and wanna’ be a bridge for both music scene!
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)???   After I make tons of money, I would maintain artistic integrity and vision to you all.
3. Studio OR Stage? Stage!!!!!  Yes!!!!! Stage is my home, my kitchen, my bed and my bathroooooooom!
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? I never think about it.  Because my mom keeps telling me “Don’t think too much! Do it!”
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!?  I’m not human-being!  I can do something very special with you.  Do you wanna’ come with me tonight?

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my part of smile. It makes me smile and HAPPEE.
7. I’m musically inspired by Japanese old kids’ songs.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been Space Action Samurai Zombie Movie by Akira Kurosawa.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Astro Boy. I love his hair.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to   Yellow, Red, and Green.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  I’d like to have lots of friends on the earth.
12.  I want my fans to:  Eat rice balls and noodles every day!!
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be:  Yellow hair!!!
14. Wild Card!  Yellow card is my card!!!
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  The first guitarist who performs in space. 

Editor’s Note:  Based on the answer to Number 8, I chose this video from DailyMotion for Peelander-Z.  Bulgarian vocalist, Yanka Rupkina, over scenes from Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.

Listen to “Taco Taco Tacos”  from Peelander-Z’s latest release, P-TV-Z.  Click on the cover to go to their official site.

Show pic-olio: 11/3/10 TsuShiMaMiRe@The Black Market – EP

photos by Leticia Pena of Refractive Elements Studio

Read Deanna Fierro’s 10Q interview with TsuShiMaMiRe at the show here.
Read THE REAL popolio review of the TsuShiMaMiRe show here.


Show Review: 11/3/10 TsuShiMaMiRe@The Black Market – EP

by Deanna Fierro with photos by Leticia Pena of Refractive Elements Studio

Read Deanna Fierro’s 10Q interview with TsuShiMaMiRe at the show here.
See the TsuShiMaMiRe show pic-olio here.




all over the place

carries a tune

part of the chorus

featured soloist

conducting the choir

Hook 'em Horns, but, no, not really.

The all female Japanese band TsuShiMaMiRe did an excellent job of waking up the crowd before Peelander-Z performed. The band recently released their second full-length album titled Sex on the Beach and on this night in El Paso, TX, while on their Sex on the Beach Tour, they made sure to give their audience an earful of their new tracks.

TsuShiMaMiRe was formed in 1999 when the ex-elementary teacher Mari, law and economy studies graduate Yayoi, and ex-high school music teacher Mizue joined forces.

Mari’s exciting lyrics and vocals over Yayoi’s strong bassline and Mizue’s awesome drum beats made it difficult to keep from dancing along to the band’s punk rock sound.

This Japanese punk rock band gave an impressive performance especially with Yayoi’s high-kicking bass, Marie’s strong guitar skills, and Mizue’s powerful drums. TsuShiMaMiRe is an extremely high energy performing band that shouldn’t be missed.

Their North American tour included twenty shows that kicked off on October 27, 2010, in San Jose, CA, and drew to a close in Boston, MA on November 21, 2010.  The band posts tour updates, photos, and video links of their shows on their Facebook Fan Page and MySpace Page. ♫♫

Rockin' out.

Check out this YouTube video of TsuShiMaMiRe’s performing their songs “Rush Hour” and “Obaachan No Brassiere” at this El Paso gig!

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