Houston Music

Melissa Savcic, Not Jessica Alba But Both Band And Kickboxing Singer-Songwriter

Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to [email protected]

The other day President Obama* emailed to ask us a very direct, very answerable question: What qualities must one (or one's band) possess to earn them (or themselves) a spot in the Artist of the Week Congregation of Ass Stompers?

*Now, of course, at first we questioned the validity of the email. But after we scanned down to the bottom of the message and saw it was signed "Not Fake Barack Obama," that pretty much wiped away any concerns we had of it coming from a fake Barack Obama.

Our response was simple. To gain admittance into The Congregation you (or your band) must either:

1. Rock tits.

2. Be a band named after one of the members of the band so as to repeatedly inspire that same Who's On First?-ish conversation between people trying to discuss your music.

This week's act, Melissa Savcic, fulfills both requirements. So we linked up with Melissa Savcic, of Melissa Savcic, to discuss issues that relate to being Melissa Savcic in Melissa Savcic, samurai swords and stealing iTunes gift cards.

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Shea Serrano