Our friends from Austin and Houston
I have an hour to kill before Rhetorical Criticism so I thought it would be cool to show you some music from bands that live in our city and the city we grew up in. These cats are either good friends of ours or we play with them a lot and secretly hate them. See if you can guess which is which!
News on the March
We’ve been buddies with this band for nearly two years now (maybe longer). The only thing nicer than the guys who make up News on the March is the music that spills out of their amps, a sound that encompasses Rock, Western Swing, and Pop to produce some of the brightest and darkest music I’ve heard out of almost any Houston band.
Check em out!
We’ve know these guys since high school (Matt has known them eveeeeeen looooooonger) and we’ve had the privilege to witness there transformation from ska band to “in your face” pop rock, although I personally wish they were still a ska band. Seriously, with nonstop driving drums, powerful horn lines, and vocal battles between front men Andy and Tyler, this is the perfect music to wake up, eat a mess of bacon and other breakfast meats, and then constantly work out all day, with Driver F blasting through those trendy, white headphones.
Check em out!
I think it’s unfair to say that this is my favorite band to ever come out of Houston, Texas, seeing as it is made up of 4 of my best friends, but I don’t really even care. This is my favorite band to ever come out of Houston. Spacey keys and guitars, fat bass lines, and the most technically gifted drummer I know made up this Rock, almost Shoegaze at times, band. Another fun fact is that Robbie and Rohan, of E.B., played with Tomas and myself in “Playground” before this band was made and we hooked up with The Eastern Sea. Although they were waaaay too short lived, this band will always be a favorite. You can even see a 2006 version of me sitting on the ground watching them in this next video.
These guys are what I hope people think of when they think of “Texas” music. Two members grew up playing with Matt in their old band “Alaska is for Players” (Come to think about it we have played with a lot of band members on this list.) These guys have such a great dark, twang to their music, think about calm moment right before they picked up the bloody mess of a girl in “Texas Chainsaw Massacrer”. Listen to the second song in the video below, you won’t be disappointed.
Check em out!
Look up these great bands too, I just gotta get to class!
The Wild Moccasins, Houston
No Mas Bodas, Austin
Young Mammals, Houston
Penny and the Pupoholics, Houston and Austin (depending on if she has a broken leg)
We’ll have some of OUR new songs and videos up this weekend/ next week too, so check back!