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There’s a sheet load of great local music to go around in Houston, catering to just about any genre and musical taste, but most of it goes unheard.

Three sheets to the wind

This disconnect has nothing to do with the quantity or the quality of the talent or the material. It’s the megaphone. In this case, the faulty megaphone is the corporately owned radio stations that arbitrarily decide what the people get to hear. The commercial radio stations (COMRADS for short) have less interest in what musicians have to play and say than the average commuter has in the squeegee guys who cluster at busy intersections and claw at cars like zombies on flesh.

Because of this “megaphone dilemma,” unless you constantly have your ear to the ground listening for the trampling beyond your sight and sound line, you're going to come up short-sighted in your pursuit of musical happiness.

The good news is, your musical happiness is in your hands, and it can be in your ears.

Hey, what’s that sound?

Put your ear to the ground Houston, and one of the sounds you might hear is Bang Bangz.

Bang Bangz is a Houston electro-pop rock duo (Mario A. Rodriguez and Elizabeth Salazar) that began playing together in 2011. They quickly demonstrated their magnetic appeal to fans by winning the Best Electronic Act Music Award in 2013.

With their debut CD, “Red City,” Bang Bangz invites you into a soothing dreamscape, a timeless, intoxicating ride pulsating with surreal, electric energy, intertwined with the hauntingly melodic voices of Salazar and Rodriguez. “Red City” was made for the night. It's a dream with a musical score - a hypnotic soundtrack, tailor made to accompany you on long, late night drives to nowhere or quiet, meditative moments in the dark, early morning hours where dreams still live, before the dawn flashes its flirtatious grin and washes them away. “Red City” prolongs the lure of the night and preserves the dream.

Click here to listen to and download the entire “Red City” CD and live the dream.

Click here to see a video of the title track from “Red City.”

You can also see Bang Bangz perform in Houston at Warehouse Live on December 19, 2013, and at Fitzgerald’s on January 24, 2014.

To find out more about Bang Bangz and keep up with the latest band news and information, follow them on Facebook and Twitter and listen to their music on bandcamp.

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