Houston Music

Artist Of The Week: Wall With One Side's Alpha-Centaurian... Oh Hell, Just Read It

Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to [email protected].

We're certain that a bunch of people are going to hate, deride, make smarmy remarks about and/or disregard this week's pick for Artist of the Week. And that's totally cool. Everything ain't for everybody, except maybe cheese in a can. That shit is delicious.

And we suppose the criticism isn't without its merits. To say that Wall With One Side's music is a little nonlinear or a little chaotic is like saying that R. Kelly's facial hair is just a little icky-looking. The man - yes, it's one guy performing under a band's name - skirts all around the edges of noisy static. He blasts away on homemade instruments and the like. And his shows are periodically accompanied by projection shows of more apparent nonsense.

But something about it is interesting, and that can not be ignored. Also, we've noticed a clear pattern that whenever people are parts of acts like this, they are almost always very intelligent, very crazy or very a-holeish. Whichever, they usually make for good interviews.

So we tagged up with Wall With One Side to cut it up about a few things, namely what the hell is going on, Isaac Asimov and the greatest obscure live show in history.

Rocks Off: Okay, first question: What the hell?

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Shea Serrano