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Our Texas High School Rock Off Preview, Part 2: The Handshake and Living Vicariously

This Friday, House of Blues hosts the first (and perhaps only) Texas High School Rock Off, co-sponsored by Fuse, Sonicbids and Rocks Off our own damn selves. See here for information on tickets, which start at the allowance-friendly price of $8. The winner receives $500, a trophy and an opening slot for a national artist at HOB. We're going to save the critiquing until Friday, but Tuesday, today and Thursday, Rocks Off will help you get better acquainted with our seven contestants.

Our Texas High School Rock Off Preview, Part 2: The Handshake and Living Vicariously

Band: The Handshake Hometown: Houston (Lamar High School) MySpace URL (1,178 friends): myspace.com/handshakesmusic MySpace Headline: none Facebook URL (1,004 members): http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26619192922 Listed Genre: Indie/Rock/Progressive Actual Sound: Soft-pedaled blue-eyed indie soul Other Information: Named after an MGMT song. Won Bellaire Men's Club's 2008 Battle of the Bands. Played this past November's Westheimer Block Party. Available for parties.

Our Texas High School Rock Off Preview, Part 2: The Handshake and Living Vicariously

Band: Living Vicariously Hometown: Houston (Memorial) MySpace URL (23 friends): myspace.com/livingvicariouslymusic MySpace Headline: none Facebook URL (151 fans): www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Vicariously/92455930526 Listed Genre: Alternative Actual Sound: Yep... nice-guy alt-rock with sporadic effects-pedal muscle Other Information: Interests include "practicing, ruining our hearing and rocking out." List an "official roadie" on their roster. Will play "pretty much wherever you want us to play."


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