The Rocks Off 200

The Rocks Off 100: Brian Davis, Punk Drummer, Horror Composer

Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link.

Who? You probably know Brian Davis as the drummer for one of Houston's longest running and most respected bands, 30footFall. Davis started banging on pots and pans when he was a little kid, and has been playing on an actual kit since his parents gave in and embraced his destiny when he was ten.

He's been a regular 30FF member since he took over percussion duties after Damon Delapaz left for California to record with Fenix-TX on MCA, splitting his time between 30FF and his own band, Middlefinger. It was Davis that laid down tracks for 30FF's seminal punk masterpiece, Ever Revolving, Never Evolving in 1999.

That band's early success took a toll on its members, though, and 30FF has been sort of a semi-regular gig since the mid-'00s, despite a string of excellent records released whenever the fancy takes them. Fans can expect to see them live this June, and for the annual Punk Rock Christmas Show.

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