Yaupon (Houston, TX)
Yaupon (pronounced “yo-pawn”) is a word for a shrub or tree, but it is also the name of a rock band in Houston, TX. In 2017, Yaupon grew out of the ashes of former local bands Race To The Moon, Hello Elle, and Golden Sombrero – groups that had once shared a practice space together complete with two mini-fridges. Yaupon is a product of collaboration between songwriters, instrumentalists, and baseball debaters. The Yaupon vibe is inspired by favorite 70s tunes the band members grew up listening to in their dads’ trucks/sport utility vehicles. Yaupon has been described as a band that “adds a bit of raucous modern Southern rock to their textured indie rock sound.” Yaupon’s first EP, Whispered History, will be released at Rudyard’s on July 21st.
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