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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Going Costal

Skrewface, October Rage, Bobaflex, and Royal Bliss: Live Music In Austin has reached the gulf coast and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Theo's (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theos-Billiards/199220250112750?sk=timeline) is located in a shopping center just off of Weber and Holly, next to the H.E.B. When you walk in the doors of Theo's you see the merchandise area off to your right. Beyond that is the bar with a wide variety of drinks to keep the clientele comfortable. To the left you have the stage with tables, chairs, and the soundboard set in front of it. There is enough room for any patrons who want to get up close and personal with the bands. Off to the back of the bar are the pool tables, a smoking patio, and the bathrooms.


The performances put on by the bands this evening, was by no means affected by the small crowd turn out. They played a show as if they were playing for 10,000 people in a stadium and they had a great time doing it.

Skrewface (https://www.facebook.com/SkrewfaceBand/info)is a high energy band. In their performance, Skrewface was continually dedicating songs to the other bands. From standing on speakers, to the interactions with each other on stage, Skrewface kept the show alive. Unfortunately, being that Theo’s is a billiards hall, there wasn’t a lot of crowd participation. You could definitely see the patrons enjoyed the music.

Next up was October Rage (http://www.octoberrage.com). A band from Australia on tour with Bobaflex and Royal Bliss. The October Rage set wasn’t really any different from the first band. High energy, constant activity, and a thrill for being there. With most of the patrons shooting pool, it was a challenge being in the slight crowd that was strictly there to rock! But ROCK we did, October Rage did kick it well.


Following October Rage was Bobaflex (http://www.theofficialbobaflex.com/home). Now here was a change in activity. Shaun and Martin McCoy would switch off between each other playing guitar and doing vocals. Bobaflex had a very crowd friendly performance. Standing on a ledge at the front of the stage and being right there in front for those in the crowd.

After Bobaflex finished their set I sat and spoke with a few members of the band. Funny thing is, out of all the things we could have possibly talked about, the topic of discussion was the weather. These guys are down to earth. It's not just about sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll on the bus. There are plenty more of things these guys are about.

Royal Bliss (http://www.royalbliss.com/index) was the final band. For this band there was more crowd involvement. No just patrons of the bar, but from the other bands as well. It was terribly exciting when everyone in the crowd and onstage was so involved in the performance. 


The final song Royal Bliss played was “I was drunk”. They were joined on stage by both Bobaflex and October Rage to finish off the show with this epic trio finale.
 
October Rage, Bobaflex, and Royal Bliss are on the Rock Avengers Tour together. And it's wonderful  that they act as though they are one big family hanging out together. This is good for all in attendance.


written by: Stephen Christopher
edited by: William Tompkins


Laters

Editors note - I was bummed that this tour missed Austin. Glad that I had a correspondent ready to go in the area.