December 23, 2015

Local Musicians' Share Their Best & Worst Moments of 2015

Do San Antonio's musicians share your distinguished taste, or are they diggin' on some wack shit?
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Local Musicians' Share Their Best & Worst Moments of 2015
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Jeff and Jess DeCuir of Hyperbubble
BEST: “‘When I Was a Boy’ music video by the Electric Light Orchestra.” 
WORST: “Facebook holding fans hostage.”
Read more of their picks in 
Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015
via facebook.com/hyperbubble

Jeff and Jess DeCuir of Hyperbubble

BEST: “‘When I Was a Boy’ music video by the Electric Light Orchestra.”

WORST: “Facebook holding fans hostage.”

Read more of their picks in Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015

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Travis Hild of Lonely Horse (right)
BEST: “I would say the best thing was Lonely Horse’s album coming out.”  
WORST: “The worst was our album coming out.”
Nick Long of Lonely Horse/Nothing Chief (left)
BEST:  “Getting to play on stage at the Tobin Center with, like, a 60-piece orchestra.”
WORST: “The worst thing is that [Lonely Horse] never made the cover of the Current, haha.”
Read more of their picks in 
Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015
via facebook.com/LonelyHorsesa

Travis Hild of Lonely Horse (right)

BEST: “I would say the best thing was Lonely Horse’s album coming out.”

WORST: “The worst was our album coming out.”

Nick Long of Lonely Horse/Nothing Chief (left)

BEST: “Getting to play on stage at the Tobin Center with, like, a 60-piece orchestra.”

WORST: “The worst thing is that [Lonely Horse] never made the cover of the Current, haha.”

Read more of their picks in Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015

Local Musicians' Share Their Best & Worst Moments of 2015
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Jim Beal Jr. (center with bass dobro, golfer's cap and prodigious mane) of Miss Neesie & the Earfood Orchestra/Retired Express-News Music Columnist/Bro. Dave & the Barrio Blasters/KSYM Third Coast Music Network host
BEST: “East LA's Los Fabulocos October gig at Sam's Burger Joint was a real-deal, rollicking Cal-Mex party – and a fine Casbeers reunion.” 
WORST: “Food and craft cocktails supplanting rock 'n' roll in the hearts and minds of the going-out public.” 
Read more of their picks in 
Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015
via facebook.com/jim.beal.5

Jim Beal Jr. (center with bass dobro, golfer's cap and prodigious mane) of Miss Neesie & the Earfood Orchestra/Retired Express-News Music Columnist/Bro. Dave & the Barrio Blasters/KSYM Third Coast Music Network host

BEST: “East LA's Los Fabulocos October gig at Sam's Burger Joint was a real-deal, rollicking Cal-Mex party – and a fine Casbeers reunion.”

WORST: “Food and craft cocktails supplanting rock 'n' roll in the hearts and minds of the going-out public.”

Read more of their picks in Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015

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Erik Sanden of Buttercup/Demitasse
BEST: “Nothing good or bad happened in 2015." 
WORST: “[In 2014, however,] contributors at Slate, Rolling Stone and NPR tried to gushingly convince me that Taylor Swift’s new record 1989 was 1) a great work of art 2) original 3) something I would like.  1) no 2) no 3) no."  
Read more of their picks in 
Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015
via facebook.com/erikksanden

Erik Sanden of Buttercup/Demitasse

BEST: “Nothing good or bad happened in 2015."

WORST: “[In 2014, however,] contributors at Slate, Rolling Stone and NPR tried to gushingly convince me that Taylor Swift’s new record 1989 was 1) a great work of art 2) original 3) something I would like. 1) no 2) no 3) no."

Read more of their picks in Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015

Local Musicians' Share Their Best & Worst Moments of 2015
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Matt Stieb of Levees/Frot Girls/Former Current music editor 
BEST: "Future's Chemistry Textbook Album DS2 "
WORST: "The Bataclan Shooting."
Read more of their picks in 
Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015
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Matt Stieb of Levees/Frot Girls/Former Current music editor

BEST: "Future's Chemistry Textbook Album DS2 "

WORST: "The Bataclan Shooting."

Read more of their picks in Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015

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James Woodard of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy/Mega Man
BEST: “Shape Shift by Zombi." 
WORST: “Fucking ‘Hotline Bling.’ This motherfucker, fucking Drake, cursed us all with this steaming load of elephant shit.”  
Read more of their picks in 
Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015
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James Woodard of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy/Mega Man

BEST: “Shape Shift by Zombi."

WORST: “Fucking ‘Hotline Bling.’ This motherfucker, fucking Drake, cursed us all with this steaming load of elephant shit.”

Read more of their picks in Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015

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Tony Romero of The Spiders Jazz Quintet
BEST: “My band!” 
WORST: “I think San Antonio needs to capitalize on its local music scene. It's good and can only get better if the better bands and musicians set the standard.”
Read more of their picks in 
Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015
via facebook.com/trumpetplayer11

Tony Romero of The Spiders Jazz Quintet

BEST: “My band!”

WORST: “I think San Antonio needs to capitalize on its local music scene. It's good and can only get better if the better bands and musicians set the standard.”

Read more of their picks in Local Musicians Pick the Best & Worst of 2015