The Mathletes have a beautiful website! You should absolutely go look at it. The only thing in the biography section of their Facebook page is “If your friends ask again, Mom, just tell them ‘underground rock’”. This is a band for everyone who likes distorted keyboards, sincere vocals, and pop sensibilities, and that certainly includes me.
The Tontons are soulful and joyful! These vocals will capture your ears and pull you in for hours. I was immediately a fan of this band the very first time I heard them. It isn’t often that a band this simple is this captivating. This girl’s voice is nothing short of beautiful. The melodies are simple, the arrangements are familiar, but the resulting songs are refreshingly gorgeous.
Yet another energetic Houston house show band, Talk Sick Brats brings a much more punk rock feel to the music scene than any of the other bands I’ve reviewed. They ask you to play at your party and describe themselves as a “three piece 70s style punk attack from Houston.” Attack is definitely the right word to describe this band.