JAK LOCKE
February 13 2018
All music buy / stream links now active
You can now get to all the different stores and stream services that my music releases are on directly from the Music page on this site. This includes all the YouTube streams which, if you've been following my Facebook or Twitter feeds, you know have been up for over a year now because we've been doing a random vault pick every day for about that long now. Anyway, if it's available somewhere, you can get there from here now, pick your favorite.

February 11 2018
Not Real Radio #105!
The Not Real Radio crew get to know Blaine when he's not tripping over his words (or, well, just tripping), we talk up next weekend's show and later on we dig deep into what a "scene" even is and who it's important to.

February 1 2018
Announcing Pale Devil Sun, our new act
"Wait, that sounds dark! Is it--"

Why yes, lovely, all that dark and angry material I used to do like ten years ago and have continued to write through the years that never quite fit with the Rock Show now has a home on stage again.

Expect gothy hard rock and doomy industrial sludge from us who, by the way, are the same players you tend to see playing with the Rock Show as well.

We debut March 24th at Metairie's Babylon, opening for Black Kreole, Breach and Smoke.

January 8 2018
We're somewhere on "Not Real Radio"'s 100th episode
Less a typical episode and more of a rotating door of local Metry characters, me and Rock Show guitarist Blaine jumped on the mic last night at Not Real Radio's 100th show broadcast live from Southport to talk up what we've been working on!

Mark kept feeding me beers the whole night, we went on near the end and it was stupid loud in there, so I'm going to have to listen to all of it for the first time along with y'all.

November 17 2017
MHOG Podcast Appearance
I join Kyle and Buck on the MHOG Podcast and things go off the rails in record time!

November 5 2017
"Not Real Radio" Appearance
Rick English of Stache Gordon and I promote our upcoming show by talking about Queen and singing "Under Pressure" together a half hour after meeting.

July 28 2017
More Live Videos!
Three videos from shows in 2016 and 2017 are up!

July 23 2017
"Not Real Radio" Appearance
I'm back on Not Real Radio to take part in the first and only 48 Minute Audio Project! It gets loud.


REWIND to NOV 2017 - SEP 2016


UPCOMING EVENTS
friday
MAR
16
9:00PM
THE JAK LOCKE ROCK SHOW
THE BOXER & THE BARREL
HOUMA, LA
7817 MAIN ST

w/ Saint Roch, Black Kreole
 
     
saturday
MAR
24
9:00PM
PALE DEVIL SUN
BABYLON
METAIRIE, LA
2917 HARVARD AVE

w/ Smoke, Breach, Black Kreole
     
sunday
MAR
25
4:00PM
THE NOLA TREBLEMAKERS
ON THE CANAL BAR
HOUMA, LA
1109 DUNN ST

no supporting act
 
     
tuesday
MAR
27
6:00PM
JAK LOCKE (SOLO)
THE ARTISTS ENTRANCE
@ SOUTHPORT HALL
NEW ORLEANS, LA

200 MONTICELLO AVE
 
     
friday
APR
6
9:00PM
THE NOLA TREBLEMAKERS
THE BOXER & THE BARREL
HOUMA, LA
7817 MAIN ST

no supporting act
 
     
saturday
APR
28
9:00PM
THE JAK LOCKE ROCK SHOW
BABYLON
METAIRIE, LA
2917 HARVARD AVE

w/ The Elvis Depresslees, TBA
 


GIVE ME THE LATEST!!
Oh all right, below you'll find only the most recent stuff that's been completed and released. Looking for the rest too? The menu on the left's your offramp for that.
latest game release: May 17 2017
Black Lodge 2600 v1.1


Help Agent Cooper escape in this Atari-ish chase game based on the last episode of the Twin Peaks series! Mildly authentic 2600 A/V with authentic 2600 frustration for browsers and PC.
latest novel: Feb 1 2017
The Junkyard Capital


"The Wind In The Willows meets Watergate." A satire about political animals that requires no prior political knowledge (just like real politics). Available in paperback, hardcover and eBook!
latest video: Sep 10 2016
Commentary for the Targeted films


The Targeted project's crew provide commentary over the first three films in the series.
latest music: Aug 9 2016
Over


Over (2016)
"Over" is an album of songs about disappearing. 9 tracks of dark downtempo psychedelic spacey folk.
latest film: Apr 25 2016
Jimmy Makton and The Counting Room Three


In this prequel to "The Bounty Hunter And The Butcher", Pinkerton agent Jimmy Makton nearly meets his match when he tracks three robbers to their hideout -- well, that's what he tells the press anyway.


WHAT'S COMING NEXT?!
Ugh, fine! Why do you shout so much?

Actually, there's not much that's lamer than someone going on about what they're "gonna do", like your friend who's gonna start writing that novel juuust as soon as the mood is right or whatever excuse feels good this week.

Buuut since you aaasked, here's some projects that have more than just intent actually done on them:
music in progress


The next album is called "The Wreckage, The Yield, and A Place I Can Crawl Up From", and it's a return to the rock sound of 2014's "Action Packed Self Destruction".

Already-completed tracks include "Some Sort Of Beautiful Racket", "Bleary", "Losing The Plot", "Broken Joe", "Recluse" and "No Longer Last Spring". If any of those titles are recognizable to you without prompting, you're either a bigger fan than I'm aware I have or you play in the band -- in either case, hello!


The Cowboy takes no guff and is ready to start raising funds for his debut studio recording with his three-piece band. His song "Sorry" got nine seconds of applause at an open mic in Kenner one night (the Saturday one too, not that Wednesday evening crap), and that's enough for him to start bringing it to the next level.


Also in the works is a collection of songs with a vaudevillian flare, many of them I composed and performed for burlesque and variety acts over the years. Songs on this one include "Cirrhosis", "Pastel Currency", "Raffle Song", "Glass Medusa" and "Narcissus Stomp". Most of these are underway, though I'll be honest, it's going to be a while before heavy lifting's done on this one.


One-offs, micro-run releases and demos spanning from 1996 to 2003 are always being remixed and remastered for reissuing. There's a lot of them and I want you to hear them. Thing is, I only have copies of some of these releases on cassette tapes that sound like they spent a decade in a neutron star.

The good news
is that I keep everything, so I've got the master tracks and/or dub masters for everything... somewhere. As those original masters are located, organized, cleaned up and mixed, I'll rerelease them on Bandcamp and announce it on the site.
games in progress


The movement engine, the player sprite, the back story and some background graphics are finished for a combination top-down shooter / 2-D platformer I've been working on since October 2017 in (microscopically) small bursts. There's no level designs outside my own brain yet, no music, placeholder sound effects, you get the idea, it's very early in the process still, though not so early that I can't toss a screenshot up there of it.

Its working title is "Reactor" and you can probably count on that to change, though I've been wrong before on things like that. Give me some time to throw together a few rooms and transitions, and I'll put a playable engine concept demo up on the site for you.


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