MP3 of the Day: Last Chance to See the Tontons Until God Knows When - And It's Free

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Mark C. Austin
Just a quick reminder that tonight is your last chance to see everybody's favorite Houston indie-rock/psych/jazz/blues/surf/spaghetti-Western quartet, the Tontons, who are going on hiatus until January. Unless you want to talk singer Asli Omar out of going to school in New York, that is, but that's probably not going to happen.

The band's free show at House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room will be filmed for an upcoming Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau TV commercial. Rocks Off thinks its nice the GHCVB is finally paying attention to local musicians whose paychecks don't bear the words "Houston Symphony," but it would be nicer if the band they picked wasn't going on ice until it's all frosty outside. (Tontons, you know we love you, but that's an awful long time to make us wait.)

Ah well. It is a free show. Rocks Off knows you're going to need some Tontons to tide you over until January, so here's "Desperado" and "Leon" from the quartet's self-titled debut LP, which was released last month.


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