The Rocks Off 200: Silver Blueberry, Garage Days Revisited


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Why Do You Stay In Houston? Houston may not be the hippest city in the world, Tyson argues, but he's proud of being from here. "People from the outside always seem to think its just another cow town with no art and culture but I tend disagree with that," he says. "Especially over the last few years, the music scene has became a lot more diverse and exciting."

"You can take the easy route and move to a city where you might have a better chance of getting noticed in the music scene," adds Shaun, "but I think it will say a lot more about you and your band if you can make it happen here in Houston. Plus the scene is definitely on the rise down here."

Jasmine, though, stays because it's home and always has been: "gotta start where your feet are," she figures.


Five Desert Island Discs:

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Jasmine:

  • Beatles, Abbey Road
  • Pink Floyd, The Wall
  • Joan Jett, Up Your Alley
  • Deap Vally, Sistronix
  • Suzi Quatro, Suzi Quatro


Tyson:

  • Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  • Jacobites, Robespierre's Velvet Basement
  • Bob Dylan, Blood On the Tracks
  • Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
  • Roky Erickson, Gremlins Have Pictures

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Shaun:

  • Van Halen, Van Halen
  • The Speedies, You Need Pop
  • Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland
  • Dogs D'Amour, The State We're In
  • Psychedelic Furs, Forever Now


Best Concert You Ever Saw: At age 17, Tyson's mom took him to see Chuck Berry on the rock and roll elder statesman's 79th birthday, when "he was still duck walkin' and movin' all over the place...it was magical," he remembers. Shaun's came when he was a few years younger, sitting eight rows back from the Sammy Hagar-fronted Van Halen at Toyota Center.

"It definitely lit a fire under me," he says of his 14-year-old self.


First Song You Fell In Love With: Tyson got into Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA" at age eight and says he "still jam(s) that whole album to this day." (So do we.) Choosing Jimi Hendrix's "The Burning of the Midnight Lamp," Shaun says, "Such an amazing intro and beautiful song...I love songs that remind me of a different time of my life.

"Every time I hear it now it reminds of being a young kid watching Andrew Reynolds' part in Emerica -- This Is Skateboarding," he adds. "Epic skate part and epic song!"


Silver Blueberry returns to the local stage September 22 at Walters with the Motion and California's Luke Sweeney. Learn more about them on Facebook, ReverbNation and Soundcloud.

See the rest of the Rocks Off 200, and a link to the Rocks Off 100, on the next page.


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