Houston Music

Katy's Point to Infinity Wins Spot on Lollapalooza Stage

This is one of those stories that can't help raise even the most cynical journalist's cockles a few degrees: Band fresh out of high school, with a disposition as sunny as its melodic brand of pop-rock, wins a spot at one of America's biggest, most important music festivals. Any Hollywood producer would pass because it couldn't possibly be true.

Of course it is. Point to Infinity, a four-piece out of Katy, will have 30 minutes in front of the Lollapalooza crowd at Chicago's Grant Park Sunday afternoon. Set time is 12:30 p.m. on the Google Play stage, where the likes of Gaslight Anthem, The Big Pink and Of Monsters and Men will go on later. It will be about their seventh or eight time to play in front of a live audience.

Point to Infinity is barely a year old, at least according to Facebook; they joined on July 28, 2011. But the band's nucleus of Joshua Adams (vocals/guitar) and Kyle VanDevender (guitar) have been friends since grade school and musically active since junior high. Bassist Richie Choung began playing at his church at age 11, and drummer Josh Cho is the latecomer among them. He started at 14.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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