Local Rock Bands to Feature at White Oak Music Hall – Coog Radio – University of Houston Radio

An impressive line-up of rock bands hailing from the Greater Houston area will perform at the 4th Annual “GTS Presents Rocktober Fest” on October 10, 2021 at White Oak Music Room, just north of downtown Houston. The one-day festival will feature several different genres, including psychedelic rock, garage rock, indie and even punk.

A name that immediately jumps off the page is Ground staff 4. The alt-rock four-piece features prominent basslines with reverberating, overdriven electric guitars. These prominent instrumentals paired with the energetic vocals will remind listeners of 1990s alt-rock and grunge music. The Houston natives breathe new life into the alt-rock genre through their single titled “Kaboom!”

For a more psychedelic and experimental sound, listeners can turn to adult superstition. The psych-rock quartet debuted with their debut EP titled Obligatory September 21, 2020. Obligatory features many different musical instruments and concepts, drawing inspiration from and comparisons to many classic acts. The group’s creativity does not manage to confine them to a single genre, versatility being their main calling card. Obligatory can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, band camp, and Youtube.

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‘Rocktober Fest’ will also feature prominent Houston garage rockers Eyes wide closed, who have grown rapidly since their debut in early 2021. The Houston-based band are the epitome of all things garage rock, from their driven, energetic and unrestrained guitar sound to their back-to-back debut. court in March 2021. The band opened up about their background and influences in an interview on Yuna’s Guardians Youtube channel on August 2.

These groups will be joined by several other local acts. Namely, we have the alternative rock band from Houston”sub penguin“, Conroe-based lo-fi band called”Shadylyn“Conroe Indie Rock Band”Habanero Honeycomb“Houston Rock Trio”purple theory“, band Houston Rock”Mirrorand another group from Houston called “Sumrs”.

Those interested can purchase tickets for “Rocktober Fest” on the GTS website. The concert begins at 4 p.m. on October 10 in the upper section of the White Oak Music Hall. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Rocktoberfest poster, courtesy of White Oak Music Hall

Virginia F. Goins