Bang Bangz: A Rare Houston Band Brimming With Mystery

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A different version of "All I Want" will appear on Bang Bangz's upcoming LP Red City.

Today Rodriguez and Salazar share a loft near Last Concert Cafe and Houston House of Creeps that doubles as Bang Bangz's rehearsal space. One of their neighbors is actually one of our fellow Houston Press staffers, who says the trio's rehearsals can get a little loud.

"We like being loud," Rodriguez affirms. "Those thick walls can't save our neighbors, but they're always welcome to sit in and have some beers with us."

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A few weeks after performing after performing at the Houston Press' Artopia this Saturday, Bang Bangz will release their first full-length album, Red City, in March. In true Houston fashion, Rodriguez promises more of everything, especially more sexy.

"My goal was to compose seductive, simple ballads with electronics, guitars and drums," he says. "Elizabeth really accomplished something beautiful with every track, smoky vocals and dreamy melodies that triumph throughout the production.

"Vik has again made our songs powerful and solid," Rodriguez adds. "He walks into rehearsal and always has the perfect drum pattern to accompany the music. He's incredible behind the drums."

Bang Bangz performs with Bagheera and Poor Pilate at Houston Press Artopia, 8 p.m. Saturday, January 26 at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter, In honor of Artopia, the group is offering its first EP as a free download to our readers on its Bandcamp page.

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del.martinis topcommenter

Love their sound..will be there!


Bang Bangz reminds me of "Cocteau Twins". Think I'll dust off my old lps.


"Tax the Wolf"? Are they good? Cuz a name like that does not inspire confidence.

chris.gray moderator editor

@Anse Are you kidding? Tax the Wolf is one of the most awesome band names we've seen in a long time. Why be hungry like the wolf when you can... tax the wolf?


I'll take your word for it. I'm just puzzled that creative types can be so weirdly uncreative when it comes to band names. We already have Wolf Parade. Wolves in the Throne Room. Wolfmother, We Are Wolves, Wolf Eyes, and a quick internet search turned up a metal band from Sweden called, simply, Wolf.

And unless you are the Beatles, I think it can be argued that taxes are so very *not* rock and roll.

But Bang Bangz is pretty groovy, I'll give them that.

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