In Mission:Music’s thirteenth episode, we talk to Jack Charles and his goth lounge style of music. Jack is from Austin, Texas, and goes over what the week of SXSW was like without the legendary festival & conference. The group also gets into how the quarantine has helped (and hurt) the creative process, illegal outdoor shows going on during COVID, and when live shows will come back to a city near you – hopefully in the next few months, but most bets are early next year.
Jack Charles’ voice brings a layer of graveyard velvet to complete a sound that is a dark and personal tribute to rock and roll. Jack has a debt with music and has come to pay it in full, with his band Musical Partners In Crime. Their currency: The Ante Mortem Songbook, the singer/songwriter’s opera prima, whose songs, with an alternative retro-rock vibe, are varied in form and channel various influences like surf, R&B and post-punk.