Local Houston Bands Open Up for the California Rock Band Trapt

It was big news when three local bands — BLURRED IN10TIONS, Everglaze and Rōzy — were announced to open for Trapt. The show was at Rise Rooftop, a venue known for its electronic dance parties and EDM artists, so it was a bit unusual for a rock concert to be held here, especially on Halloween weekend. Regardless, the show was very energetic and didn’t disappoint.

Indie/Alternative band BLURRED IN10TIONS kicked off the early show. They played songs like “Clothes” and “Can’t Explain,” along with a cover of “Mr. Brightside” by the Killers. They were all over the place, and you could tell they loved every second of it. As soon as their set ended, the members of Everglaze began setting up for their set. 

Photos courtesy of May Garcia for Coog Radio

Rock band Everglaze was incredible, even though it was bothersome that you couldn’t really hear the lead singer, Indy, after a few songs. They had some cool tunes that were reminiscent of the Black Keys; all of their songs made you sway and bop your head such as “Feels,” our favorite song of the set. Their energy was unmatched, and their set couldn’t get any better, until bassist Joe decided to join the crowd and run around while still playing his bass! The band ended their set with the unreleased track “On the Rocks,” a song about drinking which prompted Indy to encourage everyone to support the bar staff.

Photos courtesy of May Garcia for Coog Radio

After Everglaze was finished, rock band Rōzy (formerly known as STARFLIGHTROCKS) took the stage. This band was dressed as the Powerpuff Girls, and even embedded the Powepuff Girls theme song into their set intro. They played songs like “Pretty Little Lies” and “Doll,” and the band was phenomenal! Rōzy also introduced some new and unnamed songs, one that resembled the intro to anime show One Punch Man. We also heard the second cover of “Mr. Brightside” of the night, which the band acknowledged was a misunderstanding. Everyone in the crowd were huge fans of the band; someone even had a wig of Zoe’s iconic red locks. All the bands were great, but Rōzy had the best performance hands down.

Photos courtesy of May Garcia for Coog Radio

We only attended the show to see the cool Houston bands at this iconic venue, so we didn’t stay long enough to see Trapt. Regardless, the show exceeded our expectations and we’re glad we got to see these bands on their rise to fame. These kinds of shows allow for them to garner a new following, and it definitely did that for us. We can’t wait to check them out at future shows!

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