Sunday To-Do: The Rocketboys | Rock Candy

Sunday To-Do: The Rocketboys



7:30 p.m., Sticky Fingerz, $7.

For such a young band, The Rocketboys (formerly Homer Hiccolm and the Rocketboys) have wasted no time getting established. Before releasing their first full-length album in last year's “20,000 Ghosts,” the Austin-by-way-of-Abilene band dropped two EPs, two live DVDs, handily won over Paste Magazine and Stereogum — not to mention throngs of crowds — during SXSW and had a documentary made about them (“The Colder Nights of Texas”). And all without being signed. Ethereal, serious and with gravitas to spare, The Rocketboys do expansive West Texas shoegaze with a healthy twist of doe-eyed, lovelorn David Bazan influence thrown in for good measure. Having already played Little Rock a handful of times, the band enjoys a sizable Little Rock following. Come out, join the local choir and count the dropping jaws in the crowd. Randall Shreve, Plu and Bonnie Montgomery open.

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