An impressive number of rock groups hailing from the Greater Houston Area will be performing at the 4th annual “GTS Presents Rocktober Fest” on October 10th, 2021 at White Oak Music Hall, just north of Downtown Houston. The one-day festival will feature several different genres, including psychedelic rock, garage rock, indie, and even punk.
One name that immediately jumps off the page is Ground Crew 4. The alternative rock four-piece features prominent basslines with reverberating and overdriven electric guitars. These prominent instrumentals coupled with the energetic vocals will remind listeners of the alt-rock and grunge music of the 1990s. The Houston natives breathe new life into the alt-rock genre through their single titled “Kaboom!”
For a more psychedelic and experimental sound, listeners may want to look toward Adult Superstition. The psych-rock four-piece debuted with their first EP titled Required on September 21st, 2020. Required features many different instruments and musical concepts, drawing inspirations and comparisons to many classical acts. The group’s creativity fails to confine them to just one genre, with versatility being their main calling card. Required can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and Youtube.
“Rocktober Fest” will also feature prominent Houston garage rockers Eyes Wide Shut, who have been growing quickly since their start in early 2021. The Houston-based group is the embodiment of everything that is garage rock, from their driven, energetic, and unrestrained guitar sound to their backyard start in March of 2021. The band talked about their past and influences in an interview on The Guardians of Yuna Youtube channel on August 2nd.
These groups will be joined by several other local acts. Namely, we have Houston alt-rock group “Sub Penguin,” Conroe-based lo-fi group called “Shadylyn,” Conroe indie-rock group “Habanero Honeycomb,” Houston rock trio “Violet Theory,” Houston Rock group “Rearview Mirror,” and another Houston band called “Sumrs.”
Those who are interested can purchase tickets for “Rocktober Fest” on the GTS website. The concert begins at 4 p.m. on October 10th in the upstairs portion of White Oak Music Hall. Tickets are $12 advance or $15 at the door.