One of the Houston rock radio stations (it doesn’t matter which one, they’re pretty much interchangeable and indistinguishable) plays a snarky promo with the tag line “Because today’s music sucks” to justify its questionable existence on the public airwaves and persuade the musically unambitious to tune in, stick around and listen to their severely limited playlists.
Same old song
The truth is, today’s music doesn’t suck. It’s the radio stations’ narrow, uninspired selection of music that is the problem. These rival stations can have a dissing contest all day long about who has the largest music library, and who plays more songs and hour, but that point is irrelevant when they play the same tired songs over and over without any variation.
If you’re a little more musically ambitious than the type of listener stations like these attract, and you’ve had enough of that same old same old time rock and roll, end the cycle of obtuse now.
Turn off the radio station and break the routine.
This is how you do it
You can start by checking out Oil Boom (Ryan Taylor - guitar/vocals, Dugan Connors - drums and Steve Steward - bass) - a no messing around, straight to the point, roots/garage rock band from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. You won’t hear them on the Houston rock stations, but this should be considered a badge of honor.
The good news is you have two chances to see Oil Boom perform live in Houston on Friday October 4. You can catch their live in store performance at Heights Vinyl at 5:00 p.m. and you can see them later that same night at 11:00 p.m. when they play a show at The Continental Club along with Houston bands Fire Moth and Poor Pilate.
Oil Boom will be playing songs from their new 7” vinyl, including “45 Revolutions Per Minute,” and “The Fiftease,” as well as songs from their previous EP, the critically received “Gold Yeller.” Come and experience a full evening of some of “today’s music” that doesn’t suck.
Houston radio doesn’t know what it’s missing, but after you check out Oil Boom, Fire Moth, and Poor Pilate live this Friday, you will and you'll know how wrong Houston rock radio can be about today’s music.
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