The Tontons may be from Houston, but we hear a bit of New York’s Blonde Redhead in their music, albeit with a lot more melody, a touch more straightforward rawk (and a lot less hunky Italian twins). Lead singer Asli Omar has severe Solange vibes (a soaring voice, style for days), and when we premiered the band’s track “Pony” off their latest album Make Out King and Other Stories of Love back in January, it wormed its way into our heads to such a degree that we legit lost a lot of friends over the fact that we wouldn’t stop singing it out loud. It’s fine, though.
The Tontons play Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) tonight, and so we asked them to play a little game of “Fill in the Blanks” with us, wherein we start a sentence and ask them to finish it. Take a look and check them out tonight. They’re only Bun B of UGK’s favorite Houston band. You don’t need those friends anyway.
One thing people don’t know about Houston that we wish they did is… Banh Mi sandwiches are $2.50. It’s the best deal anywhere. When we are out on tour and try to get Banh Mi Sandwiches, places charge $8 to $12 and it seems ridiculous.
Our favorite part of touring is… swimming and antiquing. We try to swim as much as possible especially during this summer tour. We usually try to stop at any weird thrift stores/antique malls. You can find some really rad stuff on the road.
There is no doubt about it, we’re completely addicted to… searching for that goodness that god left behind, but probably podcasts, Red Bulls, cigs, rock and roll, and Paul McCartney right now.
Texas sometimes gets a bad rap, but the truth is… there is a lot rap. Lots and lots of rap music.
Call us crazy, but… call me maybe.
The truth is, you’ve never had a good meal until you’ve eaten… Cookout. You can get a side of corn dogs and quesdillas. We have had some good meals but we usually don’t remember what city we had what in.
The best band we’ve ever seen perform live is…Outkast. Saw them play at Hangout Fest and it was one of the best sets we have seen in a long time.
The Tontons play Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) Tuesday, June 24th. 10 p.m. $10.