This Friday, House of Blues hosts the first (and perhaps only) Texas High School Rock Off, co-sponsored by Fuse, Sonicbids and Rocks Off our own damn selves. See here for information on tickets, which start at the allowance-friendly price of $8. The winner receives $500, a trophy and an opening slot for a national artist at HOB. We're going to save the critiquing until Friday, but Tuesday, today and Thursday, Rocks Off will help you get better acquainted with our seven contestants.
Houston (Lamar High School)
MySpace URL (1,178 friends): myspace.com/handshakesmusic
Facebook URL (1,004 members): http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26619192922
Soft-pedaled blue-eyed indie soul
Named after an MGMT song. Won Bellaire Men's Club's 2008 Battle of the Bands. Played this past November's Westheimer Block Party. Available for parties.
MySpace URL (23 friends): myspace.com/livingvicariouslymusic
Facebook URL (151 fans): www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Vicariously/92455930526
Yep... nice-guy alt-rock with sporadic effects-pedal muscle
Interests include "practicing, ruining our hearing and rocking out." List an "official roadie" on their roster. Will play "pretty much wherever you want us to play."