The Rocks Off 200

The Rocks Off 200: Bowen Lyons, Keeper of the Trimms' Groove

Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link.

Who? Sometimes you want a good, old-fashioned rock band that sounds like music did back in the day when it was clearly the devil's best work. In Houston we call that band The Trimms, and I'd like you to meet their bass player Bowen Lyons. He's not showy, but he uses thunder like lightning and that precision bass-clef bitchslap is what makes him great. I know of no one else that can turn "Jolene" into a fuck song.

Lyons started playing bass in the eighth grade, sitting in his room enjoying the feel of the rumble pass over him. He and Dillon Trimm lived across the street from each other as kids, and was good friends with Lyons' brother. Eventually a night of partying turned into The Trimms as we know them.

Currently the band is gearing up to go on tour. Make sure you catch them before you leave because no one ever walks away disappointed from a Trimms show.

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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