It's a wrap!
I think we got somethin...
"Alpha Child" Music video:
COMING REAL REAL SOON!
It's a wrap!
I think we got somethin...
"Alpha Child" Music video:
COMING REAL REAL SOON!
Always had these ideas in my head (songs)..
Pumping gas driving back from South Padre Island..
4am Ft Huachuca marching in formation..
Last call waiting on the bar tender to close me out..
Breakfast at Hotel Congress..
Zoning out during movies..
NYE sitting on a moving ice chest in downtown San Antonio..
Laughing with ol' friends til the sun comes up just in time for Q-tacos..
Matamoros: killin my Indio as a flatbed of SEDENA troops rollup in balaclavas..
Hotel lobbies.. Frozen dinner..
NEW single "Six Past Six"
yours free for download.. NOW
Get it! All you gotta do is hit that lil' blue text on the player that says "download"
It's been a long and fascinating road. Working on this album opened up my eyes to a lot and i'm still kinda mesmerized by how it all comes together.. I made some expensive mistakes going against my gut but the lessons learned are invaluable. Hell of a roller coaster ride..
As far as the next step goes, i'm going to finish the album. I've started from scratch. Bout half way there. Looking forward to it sharing it with ya'll. Music videos.. Bigger shows.. and more..
Sometimes it's just nice to getaway for no reason.. So, we chartered a 45 passenger bus of America's most lovable misfits to place i never heard of..
Destination: L'Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Outcome: Predictably unpredictable
Theme song: "Rock Me Amadeus" - Falco
Pics: Just a few here
photo by Tiki Tillman Photography
Great trip back home brought to you by the good folks at Wikkd Heir Clothing and Vermillion. Live show like nothing we've ever experienced.. still not sure how to describe it. Looking forward to going back. OH OH.. music aside.. before i forget.. El Mesquite taqueria on Coffee Port - BEST breakfast tacos i've EVER had in my entire life! I know the Q-taco is a pretty big deal but you gotta hit this spot atleast twice if you're in town.
Also had a chance to stop by Wild104 FM and talk to our homie DJ Agro about my upcoming album. Great convo - Good dude! Paid a visit to Cameron Park for some fresh watermelon on the way to South Padre..
AND AND AND
..had the best nachos ever at the world famous Vermillion Restaurant. Much love to George Perez and the whole staff for feeding us and keeping those cold red buckets comin'
First and foremost THANK YOU all for supporting this show! Especially on a Monday! Jobs, homework, babysitters, budgets, are all things that can affect the outcome of a successful turnout, but ya'll did it anyway! Again Thank you so much!
I've always heard GREAT GREAT things about this big big band from the UK called
Bloc Party, so I went on a downloading spree and was instantly hooked. Being a performer myself, i'm all about the live show. I'm really fascinated by where artists take their live performances - The energy.. Connection with the crowd. Its special.. I started asking around about the next time they'd be performing live in Texas. Unfortunately, I was told i'd probably never see em' live unless I took a trip to the UK or Lollapalooza. So my wheels started spinnin..
Carlton Zeus is not a promoter..
I'm just a local musician dude that wanted to bring more good music to San Antonio, Texas. We did really well last year with music & merch sales, thanks to ya'll! So, I figured I'd try my best to do something worthwhile with what ya'll supported us with.
In addition to that, to better understand my craft, I always kinda maybe sorta wanted to see what it was like on the other side of booking. So as unlikely as it seemed, I thought it was worth a shot.
Worst case scenario:
I lose a lot of money and hang my head in shame for 20 mins or so..
"Some ppl said San Antonio wasn't ready..."
Everyday since we've announced this show, i've been on the phone & email coordinating with Josabis to make sure this show was as big and smooth as a 500,000 elephants wrapped in silk.
Easier said than done, but in the end, it was beyond anything i'd ever imagined. Hours before we opened the gates, there was a line wrapped around the parking lot with the most interesting and upbeat people. I left to go pick up the band from their hotel and as we pulled up, it was like... the same feeling I had when i saw snow in Brownsville, TX for the first time..
Big special thanks to Josabis for standing by me on this!
I understand that hip hop means different things to people, and the fact we're able to share stages with some of the most talented acts in other genres means it's truly about the music. All the bands did a killer job! Big thanks to all the bands for their contributions to San Antonio music!
..aaaand i just got a msg i've been nominated "Best New Artist of 2013" San Antonio Music Awards ...and all kinds of other stuffs. Now what???
Being that the award show falls on the same day as my Bloc Party show, I won't be able to attend but am honored they were so kind to include me in their polls. Cheers to local music!
Eevzdrop and Eye in the Sky present
THE FUTURE OF MUSIC SHOWCASE
Rhythm in the chaos..
Honored to be a part of such a huge weekend. I think it's shows like this one that shape what we do and how we do it.
Much love to the good folks at Eevzdrop and Eye in the Sky for putting us on and a huge thank you to everybody who had the chance to see Justin Timberlake and/or Prince, but instead came out to see us do our thing. (i kid.. but really Thank you!) read more...
photos by Jazel Marie & teydy|ROOST
Great night celebrating the release of our good friend Nickshan's EP Release. Glad we could be a part of it! Great variety of sounds sharing the stage: The Houligans, Rafiki Project, Doc Hauser, Chubby Fitzwell and of course Nickshan himself along with band Egshan.
Shout out to Mr Mota & Alicia all the way from College Station!
i think it's safe to say... "Mikey is pretty good..."
Peep the drum solo! Ma' drummer Mike theDMG Gomez
Legends of Mike theDMG Gomez
1. Graduated St. Mary's University with a 3.2 GPA
2. theDMG once played 316 shows in one year
3. When theDMG is not playing the drums, he whittles bars of soap into the face of Steve Buscemi and sells em on eBay to inmates in FCI Ashland, Kentucky
4. theDMG initially declined to play drums for Carlton Zeus
*One of these legends is partially untrue
SINGLE of the Week
The San Antonio Current
Inspired by moments of love & leisure at South Padre complimented by the sounds of Ryan Shortt on guitar & lapsteel, Mike theDMG Gomez on percussion and Austin Valentine on bass. Produced by Ace 1... (read more)
Thank ya'll for sharing via FB, email, word of mouth, etc!
What started out as an oil change, turned into a list of anything and everything that could've gone wrong under the hood of my truck. I think it's important to take moments like these and flip em the best you can to get your momentum back.
I didn't really grow up with alot. Probably a good thing, because it made me work extra hard to earn all my wants & needs. Since I was a little guy on foot, I remembered I always wanted an Escalade.. Today, finally, i did it..
I'll never revolve my world around material things.. I understand the value of appreciating what you do have. At the same time, I work hard and.. i couldn't talk myself out of it. - blessed
Big thanks to Mr. Robert Black at Ken Batchelor who took really great care of me.
..it's the people standing in front of me..
The vibe.. There's definitely a feeling in the air.
Every show, the crowd gets bigger and louder.
I met people after the show that drove/flew from outta city/state.
Dallas, Austin, Brownsville, Houston, Wisconsin, Virginia, Oklahoma..
Josabi's: Carlton Zeus shirts everywhere! Still watching footage to make sure it wasn't...
i could live here.. When Urban Outfitters asks for an in-store performance, the answer is always "yes!" Coolest staff ever. Met alot of cool ppl before and after the show. Thank you Urban Outfitters Back To School Fest 2012 at La Cantera !
Check em' out if you haven't already!
What started out as a small kegger on the beach with a few tiki torches & friends, turned into a wild night at Clayton's Beach Bar at South Padre Island (SPI). The day before we pulled the trigger, I got a 3-way call from my manager and Mr. Clayton himself asking us to consider moving our circus to Clayton's.. it was a 'no brainer'
ZERO promotion. All word of mouth. Just wanted to get some friends together and show em' how the album is coming along. Couldn't ask for a better turnout.
Gettin ready for the upcoming show. 1st run-through of "Wait for Me" off the upcoming album - with theDMG on drums, Austin Valentine on bass, Ryan Shortt on the lap steel and DJ boboglobo jumped off the turn tables and onto the electric guitar to make this one happen. Muchos Gracias Jazel for..
Erica Gonzaba - My 1st time seeing her live.. She's flawless. We talked about doing something together for OysterBake. Funny thing is.. it didn't really click that it was only days away.. (no pressure) and luckily it all worked out great! Can't wait to get back in the studio with her.
..Mix 96.1 ..Bud light ..ah.. what else ..oysters! Lots of oysters! Ppl, lots of ppl! Shout out to the band!
Great great great night!
Banana trees.. graffiti.. streetlights.. and SATX models rockin' the latest line of premium signature American Apparel tees..
With all the post production stuff on the album getting mixed out in LA, i found a little extra time on my hands to take my hair stylist up on his offer to round up some local models he's been dying to work with. I got on the phone with my fav local photographers.. 1st question was...
Bday weekend away with the team, Georgetown Texas
Nothing like getting away for the weekend with nothing on the 'to do list' but relax and enjoy good food, drink, & ppl you love.. Special thanks to my mgr for the Johnnie Blue. Couldn't ask for a better birthday..
Unfortunately, we will not be able to play Momo Fest this year because of scheduling constraints, but I HIGHLY recommend you stop by and check it out. I saw the line-up. If you have or haven't had a chance to checkout some of SA's most talented artists, now you can - all under 1 roof. More details (here)
So long story short.. we put shows on hold to finish up the album. Local college radio station (90.1 KSYM) hosted a charity benefit concert, asking us to headline. Couldn't say no to a good cause..
Showed up and was shut down before I ever hit stage. The venue was out of the loop and made it clear they weren't happy a hip hop act was on the bill - let alone headlining. It seemed a polka band would've been a better fit. KSYM dropped the ball hard.
Audio technician was seen packing up before opening set. Sound was fkn horrible.. Chubby and Doc opened up for all of 30 seconds before they were drowned out by feedback.
Backstage, i hear the music drop out and commotion - "Shows over"
The fans that came out to support, deserved an explanation & an apology..
we got neither.
2 days later, i get a text that Carlton Zeus has been officially banned from their airwaves.. I tossed and turned for about 2 minutes that night..
To the ppl that came out to support, love ya'll and we're so sorry. We'll make it up to you! You have our word!