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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is entirely new and very self-referential, but: If we turn on your music and Boy A and Boy B immediately begin running full-speed through the house screaming, "I LOVE TO FAAAASSSST!", then you're going to get some shine in the Artist of the Week column. That's just the way it goes. And that's exactly happened with The Aftershow.
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So we reached out to the sirs to talk about all sorts of stuff, including music, My Morning Jacket and sex (duh). Keep it moving, suckas.
Rocks Off: In exactly six words, tell everyone everything they need to know about The Aftershow.
The Aftershow: Sex-driven rock and roll machines.
RO: How many times did you all listen to My Morning Jacket's "Highly Suspicious" before you all made "Knock, Knock."
TA: Ummm... we never even heard that song before. To be honest, no one in the band even listens to My Morning Jacket. All the same, we are flattered we even have a song that you could compare to them. Thanks... I guess.
RO: Question specifically for Wilfred: Did you know that your name was Wilfred before you started this band? It seems like with a name like that you'd do very well in finance, or maybe have a very successful career as a serial killer.
Wilfred: It's funny you asked that. I actually have a Degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Houston. Unfortunately, I did know my name was Wilfred before the band got started. As of now I'm seriously thinking of changing it to something more serial killer-ish like Jason, Freddie, or Slash. Damn, Slash is taken.
RO: Your song "Drag Me," the beginning is extra funky, extra sweaty. How many times have you been out playing that a show and looked up and saw that everyone in the room was suddenly having sex? That probably happens a lot when you play that song, right?
TA: If Kajallion was a number, I would say that's how many times people have sex while we play "Drag Me"! It's like an aphrodisiac of sorts. We promise it works better than Viagra and Cialis combine. "Drag Me" is definitely a song you will be too aroused to sleep on.
RO: Finish this sentence: We are so glad that we don't...
TA: "Sound like every other band on the radio!"
RO: Where does The Aftershow rate in the underground Houston rock food web?
TA: Moving rapidly to the top. First, we are going to take over Houston, and then.....the world.
RO: Anything you all want to make sure gets mentioned? Now's the time to do it.
TA: Nothing really epic comes to mind. Music is our engine and we love destroying stages. That should go on record. I guess before we go we should mention three things for all the readers out there:
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1. Our shows are always action packed and full of surprises.
2. Women love our sexy sound and if you listen to us, women will love you too.
3. Don't sleep on us or we'll send Wilfred to your house in a hockey mask. That is all.