Houston Music

Roky Moon & BOLT!, Glam-Rock Monsters Of Midtown

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].

Occasionally - not often, but occasionally - we'll have to be "sold" on a band before knighting them Artist of the Week. Some bands just don't jump clean out the speakers. There was no such coaxing necessary with this week's choice, prime-cut rock-n'-roller fivesome Roky Moon and BOLT.

If it's hard to describe exactly what it is that's appealing about RMB - they're quirky but serious and fun, but with content that's a little disconcerting, and seemingly oblivious to the rest of the universe, but actually entirely tuned in to what's happening in the cosmos - it's damn near impossible to pick out anything that they do wrong musically. They're pretty much good at everything they try, it seems.

So we reached out to talk a bit about monsters, penises (but not monster penises) and guys with beards that front indie bands. Tadow!

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Shea Serrano