Honest Men, Rome Hero Foxes
2101 Polk Street
Houston, TX, 77003
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Watch & Listen
The Secret Group Presents
with Honest Men, Rome Hero Foxes
Sun. Sept. 9th | Doors 7 PM | Show 8 PM | $10 ADV | $12 DAY OF
Little Image is an Indie Rock band based out of Dallas, Texas. The group was meshed together between close friends and siblings. The band’s debut album “MUSINGS” was released independently in 2017, making a mark in the scene with a very strong response nationwide, including receiving over one million streams on Spotify in the first few months of being released. Artists like Radiohead and Mutemath have made a very strong impact on Little Image as it pertains to the music they create. Clean guitar tones, big drums sounds, and emotional yet hopeful melodies attract the band’s audience in a unique and special way.
Formed in 2015 in Waco, Texas, Honest Men crafted their bright indie rock sound on the heels of winning the battle of the bands at their college alma mater, Baylor University. Singer Seth Findley, guitarist Brooks Whitehurst, and drummer Zach Solomon spent the next six months honing their sound and playing shows in their home state before adding bassist Nathan Wallace to the lineup the same winter.
With a collection of songs mixing 80’s tinged synth-pop with guitar-forward indie rock, Honest Men headed to Nashville in the summer of 2016 to record their debut EP, “Okay Dreamer”, which self-released the following January. Hallmarked by the lead single “Colors” and reminiscent of such bands as The Killers, Young the Giant, and WALK THE MOON, the band headlined the EP and their energetic live show all over Texas for the next year as well as supporting acts such as Smash Mouth, COIN, Colony House, Kings Kaleidoscope, Elephante and more.
2018 saw the band relocate to Austin, Texas and record a follow up to 2017’s debut. “Honest Men”, the self-titled EP, released worldwide in May 2018, showcases a much more polished and versatile sound for the band, anchored by vibrant singles such as “Mad Love”, “I’m Okay”, and “Rose”.
2017 and 2018 were formative years for the band, honing their sound, crafting a buzz-worthy live show, and a long list of firsts. With no signs of slowing down, Honest Men will head out on the road this fall to crowds across Texas and surrounding states.
Rome Hero Foxes
Rome Hero Foxes
HOUSTON’S ROME HERO FOXES NAMED THEIR SOPHOMORE LP 18 SUMMERS, BUT IT MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBES THE BAND’S BEGINNINGS. SHORTLY AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL, THE QUINTET WAS DISCOVERED IN 2016 BY DANCE GAVIN DANCE’S KURT TRAVIS AND RELEASED FOR WHEN YOU’RE FALLING BACKWARDS. AS FAR AS DEBUTS GO, ITS EXPANSE MELDED THE URGENCY OF POST-HARDCORE WITH AN INWARD GAZE OFFSETTING ANY CHAOS. THAT INTROSPECTION, BENT OVER SWIRLING GUITARS AND MESMERIZING VOCAL LINES, LED TO REINVENTION. INSTEAD OF BARING THEIR TEETH THROUGH ARRANGEMENTS THAT SPIRALED AND WARPED, THE BAND TOOK A SELF-IMPOSED JOURNEY INTO SIMPLER TERRITORY. A PAIR OF TWIN EPS, I/O AND HOROSCOPE, RESET ROME HERO FOXES AS A GROUP INDEBTED TO SURF ROCK AND INDIE POP INSTEAD OF GNARLIER WAVES, WITH THE LATTER PREDICTING THEIR SHIMMERING FOLLOW-UP. ENTER THE REAL 18 SUMMERS.
“DURING THIS TIME OF WRITING ALL OF THIS MATERIAL, IT MADE ME ENVISION ALL THESE SONGS AS THIS SORT OF TIME CAPSULE-LIKE VOID OR WORLD WHERE TIME IS SLOW BUT LIFE KEEPS MOVING FASTER,” VOCALIST AND RHYTHM GUITARIST CJ BURTON EXPLAINS. WITH THAT DEFINITION IN MIND, IT’S EASY TO UNDERSTAND THE VARIED WARMTH AND SPEEDS PUT TO TAPE HERE. “SEATTLE QUEEN,” WITH ANDREW HAGAN’S PERCOLATING KEYBOARDS LEADING THE WAY, PLACES LOVE’S ANGLED COMPLEXITIES BEHIND A SLICE OF BUBBLEGUM POP. “CHEST PIECE” SPLITS ITS PATHWAY BETWEEN R&B SCHMALTZ AND VAULTED POP-PUNK. OTHER FARE, LIKE THE BLACK MIRROR NOD “SAN JUNIPERO,” HEIGHTEN INTERPERSONAL HIGHS TO INFECTIOUS, BUT EXPERIMENTAL HIGHS. IT’S THE ONLY TRACK THAT REMINDS LISTENERS OF THE BAND’S DARKER ROOTS, WITH FLECKS OF MATHY GUITAR FLANKING VERSES. THIS ALBUM IS AS CONCERNED WITH LOVE AS IT IS WITH ITS ABSENCE IN THE FACE OF GROWING OLDER AND GROWING APART.
$10.00 - $12.00