The Rocks Off 100: Anna Garza, Girls Rock Camp Houston Guru

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The Busy Kids (L-R): Garza and Laurene Connelly
Garza actually wanted to tell one more war story, and we saw no reason to deny her. Here she is.

I was working a Hands Up Houston show alone. It was a hardcore show at Silky's. This punk guy showed up, completely shitfaced, and attempted to weasel his way into the show for free.

Of course, I wouldn't let him in, and he started to become really aggressive. I asked him to leave but he wouldn't. Finally, I started pushing him out the door. He called me every name in the book, then he pushed me back.

I fell backwards and landed on the table where I was doing the door and where our money box was. I'm on the ground and dollar bills were flying everywhere. This group of skinheads (male and female) were at the bar and saw what happened.

They got up and chased the guy down the street and beat him up.

Why Do You Stay In Houston? "In the gayborhood," Garza says cryptically.

Music Scene Pet Peeve: "Tall people who stand in front of me at shows."

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5 Desert Island Discs:

  • Bikini Kill, "every record"
  • Black Flag, Damaged
  • Fugazi, Repeater
  • Frankie Smith, Double Dutch Bus
  • The Descendents, Milo Goes to College

Best Show Ever: "Lightning Bolt, 2003 at Mary Jane's," says Garza. "I still get goosebumps when I think about it."

First Song You Fell In Love With: "The Bee Gees, 'Stayin' Alive.'"

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