Meet Eric Hall, Musical Surgeon Obsessed with Splicing Sounds

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Mabel Suen
What I like most about St. Louis is...
Eric Hall: Al-Tarboush.

I make music because... Different reason all the time. Sometimes it's for fun, sometimes it's to relax, sometimes it's to trip out, sometimes it's an intellectual exercise, sometimes it's to escape, sometimes it's to connect.

I'm most inspired by... the new sounds I discover playing at home, Top 40 radio, and these birds that were nesting on the window sill outside of my bedroom until a storm knocked their home off.

The St. Louis music scene could use... I've been pretty out of touch for the last few years, now that I have a day job. I guess the scene could use less people with day jobs.

My first band/music project was... Jesus Christ Super Model, with Michael Marwit and Tazu Marshall. We had a slap-bass slow jam about being seduced by Jesus and another song about trucker CB banter called "Huge Poon."

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Mabel Suen
Hall performing at Laumeier Sculpture Park.
The best post-show food in St. Louis is... I usually go home and eat something simple afterwards, because I'm too tired to cook anything, so stuff like carrots and peanut butter, pineapple, green tea ice cream or baked pickle chips.

The most memorable show I've ever played... Last Spring I DJed a great dance party at the Looking Glass in D.C. I only knew a few people there, but those people knew all the best people, and it was packed and an incredible, massive celebration. I've probably never smiled so much partying with strangers.

Five current artists worth listening to are... Ou Où, Fister, Darin Gray, N.N.N. Cook, Kisser, Kevin Harris, Yowie, Indian Blanket... sorry, those all just came to mind at once.

Gardener
w/ Eric Hall, Antl'rd
Friday, February 14, 9 p.m.
@ Foam - $5

Wei Zhongle
w/ Eric Hall, Crucial, Con Trails
Saturday, March 8, 8 p.m.
@ Cafe Ventana - $5

Oneohtrix Point Never
w/ Eric Hall
Friday, April 4, 8 p.m.
@ Kranzberg Arts Center - $16-$25

For more on Eric Hall, follow his solo project on Bandcamp as well as his party-fueled pop music DJ project, Lil' Daddy Reba McEntire, on Soundcloud.

Do you know a project or band that should be considered for this series? Drop a line to fillintheblank@riverfronttimes.com.

Previously from our Fill in the Blank series:
- Pink Sock
- Scrub
- Pet Rock the Musical
- The Glass Cavalry
- The Blu Skies
- Animal Teeth
- Popular Mechanics
- Brotherfather
- Bad Dates
- Beauty Pageant
- Pillow Talk
- The Tennis Lesson
- The Funs
- Brothers Lazaroff
- Quaere Verum
- MME
- Sarah Bollinger
- Little Big Bangs
- Everything Went Black
- Lions Eat Grass
- Kevin Harris
- Laika
- Heavy Horse
- Barely Free Partial Prisoners
- The Defeated County
- Lizzie Weber
- Kenshiro's
- B.E.L.L.A.
- Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
- Humdrum
- The Blind Eyes


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