Houston Music

Literary Greats Cool Houston Down With Black Blizzard

We're not going to sit here and try to define the Literary Greats. Instead, we'll tell you why we just had to have their new album Black Blizzard. For three years now your humble narrator has been tracking the music that features on HBO's True Blood. Each episode tends to bring with it more and more exciting Southern Gothic, a kind of rural darkness in song that we feel is the next evolution of spooky music.

When we caught the first couple of tracks from Black Blizzard, we knew that that was exactly where their music belonged.

The Literary Greats are no strangers to Rocks Off's acclaim. Last year they racked up more nominations for our own Houston Press Music Awards than any other artist. They've climbed the college-radio charts, and despite playing few shows they've built a massive following. Their music just speaks to the hole in our collective souls, echoing off the edges and growing louder rather than fading.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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