Playbill

The Damn Quails & 10 Other Bird-Brained Bands

Tonight the Houston Press Concert Series resumes at Pub Fiction with Oklahoma duo the Damn Quails. The Quails' song "Fools Gold," from their 2011 album Down the Hatch, is tearing it up on Texas country and roots-rock radio right now, landing them three Lonestar Music Awards and airplay on BBC roots guru Bob Harris's show last week, so come early.

If we had to guess, Rocks Off would say the Quails enjoy a spot of hunting. (Oklahoma has some of the finest quail country anywhere.) But whatever their reasons, they are just the latest in a long line of bands who, when it was time to choose a name, looked to the skies for inspiration. Oof.

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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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