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Rocket Coma is one of the most raw, unadulterated rock bands currently in the United States. Like a blend of the Ramones, White Stripes, Pixies and Mudhoney their punky lyrics are unapologetic and accompanied by tasty riffs with a wide range of lead, bass, and keys that permeate. The band has created it's own unique style, with each song sounding different yet hauntingly similar. The sky is the limit.
- The Green Room Flagstaff, AZ
Fayetteville, Arkansas Rocket Coma straddle the line of White Stripes, Nirvana, the Rolling Stones, Modest Mouse, Iggy Pop, Ramones, Pixies, Mudhoney, Weezer, etc.
- 360 Magazine
@RocketComa is a mysterious mixture of band members which are very reminiscent of The Ramones. Their current album, "Dangerfield," is a blend of garage, punk, pop and rock. Hailing from Fayetteville (Arkansas), their sound holds a retro flair with a modern fresh twist. Perfect for a long road trip with convertible top down and/or a background soundtrack for a lengthy writing assignment during a work day at a millenial office. Eerie vocals, superb instrumentation coupled with strong production has gained them a spot on our #360WatchList.
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DEC 2016 -
The tour was compounded with vehicle struggles and the other pitfalls of 6 people living together in a van. First, coolant was leaking all over I-40 which turned quite costly. Then the serpentine belt went out on the interstate. Willie was adept enough to maneuver the Cobra to an exit with no power steering. We got repairs and pushed on. Then we lost second gear and had to trick the tranny into jumping to 3rd from 1st. This was nerve racking and relied on quite a rev on the engine followed by a quick release and resume rev.
All of this before we hit our first show in Flagstaff with the Barb Wire Dolls from Greece. Next stop was Phoenix where we were lucky enough to find our way into a new transmission. However the mechanic informed that we also needed a tune-up and priced such at $600 that we did not have. Nor did we have the time to make it to LA in time if we did so we pushed on. The Glass Cans were particularly enjoyable, as were the Cadaver Dabba Doos. We made it to LA in good spirits and rocked Five Star Bar downtown and Trip in Santa Monica before heading to Christmas Eve in Las Vegas where we unveiled a new song appropriately titled, "Christmas in Vegas." Harriers of Discord were the LA favorite.
We made our way back to LA running low on rocket fuel and approached the Silverlake Lounge in Silverlake a day early so we could beat the street and get extra heads inside with the hopes of selling some CDs and merch to help keep us on the road. We handed out hundreds of fliers and seemed to have a good part of the local community interested in the show. Show day comes and we continue to promote on the street. We met up in the parking lot to regroup and WHAM! A van slammed straight into a power pole just down the street and broke it in half. Then the power lines caught on fire and the streets went amuck with sirens. We decided to take a walk, half assuming that the show would not go on. Just before showtime we got a call that the show would go on and headed back to Rocket. When we got there, it was not hard to notice that the "police line: do not cross" sign was directly in front of the venue. Needless to say, with all the commotion people were not exactly eager to go push the legal limits to get in.
At this point we had unfortunately exhausted all our resources and were left with no choice but to head home. It took about 2 to 3 weeks to get the smell of Blue Mountain antifreeze and vomit out of the van.
*Correction.. Blue Mountain is still seeping - 3/10/17