Jada Rocks

Mrs. Fresh Prince brings her "spiritual hardcore" to the Scout Bar. Deal with that.

When did you form? We formed in March/April of 2004 with members of defunct Houston acts Ignite the Morning, the Colour Clear, the Emerging Culture

Releases/discography: White Walled Room EP - Dec '04, Double Feature split EP with Muldoon (San Antonio) - July '05

What artists have had the biggest impact on you? A general list: Queen, Björk, Tears for Fears, Silverchair, the Fire Theft, Saves the Day, Self, Ben Folds, Minus the Bear, New Order, Bowie, Skinny Puppy, Fairweather, Jaco Pastorius, Primus and, of course, AC/DC.

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How do you pay the bills? Tim and Mike wait tables, Joey has an office job, Jason works at a hotel, Matt works in a warehouse, and Chris is graduating in a couple weeks and is looking for work conducive with being in a band that tours.

Finish this sentence: If we didn't have to worry about money, we'd… probably all just live together and sit around in our PJs watching Hilary Duff movies and giving each other back rubs. And talking about the latest teen heartthrob. And eating ice cream.

See them at: Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak Drive, Thursday, December 1.


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Personnel: Peter, Graham, Landon

When did you form? We started playing when some of us were in seventh grade and the rest were in our freshman year, back in 2003

What artists have had the biggest impact on you? Easily Blink-182 (I'm not ashamed and neither should you) and Minus the Bear

How do you pay the bills? Luckily we all still live with our parents, but we lifeguard too.

See them at: Java Jazz Coffee House, 2502 FM 1960 East, Friday, December 2.


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Personnel: Mark Meitzler (bass, guitar), Megan Meitzler (drums, piano), Vance Osborne (guitar, vocals, noise), Ray Ramirez (vocals, keyboard, noise)

Native or transplant? Native Houstonians

When did you form? We formed in February 2004

Who or what do you think you sound like? Noisy yet melodic, art-house garage rock with a fusion of poetic and powerful lyrics. We have been called "trippy-craze-rock" and "freak-rock," but we're not sure what those mean.

What artists have had the biggest impact on you? The Velvet Underground, the Doors, the Stooges, Sonic Youth, Nurse With Wound, Current 93

How do you pay the bills? Megan spends her day filling the orders of people at our local Starbucks, Vance works at Half Price Books, while Mark and Ray are telephone interviewers (don't laugh, please) at the Gallup Organization.

What's the biggest misconception about you or your band? Because we play in the dark, don't smile much, write serious lyrics and destroy our instruments at shows, people tend to think we are antisocial or disturbed.

See them at: Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, Saturday, December 3.-- Scott Faingold

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