LAW ROCKS IS FINALLY COMING TO HOUSTON
AND WE’RE READY TO ROCK
Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:00pm VIP Doors & Reception
7:00pm General Admission Doors
White Oak Music Hall, Downstairs
2915 N Main Street
Houston, TX 77009
BOTH TICKETS AND DONATIONS ARE PROCESSED THROUGH THE FORM BELOW.
YOU WILL SELECT THE BAND YOU ARE SUPPORTING ON THE FINAL CHECKOUT SCREEN.
The winner of Law Rocks is the band with the highest overall rank in four categories (below).
The Judges' Choice Award will go to the band with the highest marks from the Rock Panel of Judges.
$820 Pro Hac Vice
TICKET + SPONSORSHIP TOTAL
$3,690 Pro Hac Vice
$4,510 Pro Hac Vice
Last updated April 12, 2019 at 4:45pm CT.
Each band has selected a favorite local nonprofit organization to rock and fundraise for. You can donate to support your favorite band and their selected nonprofit above, alongside ticket sales. We are proud that the Inaugural Law Rocks Houston will benefit the following amazing organizations!
Click on a nonprofit logo to learn more.
Featuring legal talent from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Enbridge
Rocking for OpHeart
Backspace is a rock ‘n roll band that formed in 2007 as a group of like-minded professionals who found a way to benefit the community through their music. Their annual charity show is a one-time only performance specifically curated around a unique theme, never to be repeated. In 2019, they travelled across the pond and played an array of British band hits panning from the The Beatles to One Direction. On February 8, 2020 at White Oak Music Hall, they will present an evening of one-hit wonders.
The Dadbots are an acoustic cover band formed in 2017 by three dads with little free time but with a common love for 90s grunge. Lead singer, Brett Ross, is Associate General Counsel and Director of Compliance for TPC Group, a local chemical company. Steve Cagle plays guitar and provides back-up vocals and is a member of Winstead’s Business Litigation Practice Group. Mike Wilson plays guitar as well and is an associate at Kasowitz focusing on complex commercial litigation. The Dadbots are excited to join the Law Rocks show and to raise money for the Spring Branch Education Foundation supporting teachers and students from SBISD.
Featuring legal talent from Sheehy, Ware & Pappas LLC
Rocking for The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter
How would you define a sound that’s a cross between Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, REM, and Glenn Frey? It’s a trick question. A sound like that defies genre. Veterans of the Houston music scene, they’ve connected to create unique music that’s heartfelt, edgy, and laid back. The result – an eclectic sound reminiscent of the aforementioned legends. It’s an unexpected combination, but once you hear it, it just feels right.
Featuring legal talent from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. and The Friedkin Group, the members of Pro Hac Vice joined forces for Law Rocks Houston to bring the hits from the most totally awesome era of music. The band will be raising money for the Chance for Hope Foundation, a local charity providing support services for children with cancer and their families, and grant funding for pediatric cancer research. Pro Hac Vice is: John Goodgame (guitar, vocals), Travis Earp (guitar, vocals), Charlie San Miguel (drums/percussion), Mario Barrientos (bass, vocals) and Scott Davidson (lead vocals, guitar).
Featuring legal talent from Rodgers Selvera PLLC; South Texas College of Law
Rocking for Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
The Houston based five-piece political rock band The Wheel Workers isn’t so political on its upcoming new album post-truth (out Nov. 2nd, 2018.) Now, the band’s lean and quirky Dead Kennedys, The Clash, and Pixies-influenced style shoves real life in front of our eyes.
Following up an astounding eight nominations at the Houston Press Music Awards in 2015 for its previous album Citizens, which was also called “a true masterpiece” that year by Free Press Houston, post-truth’s opening cut “White Lies” was first released in November of 2016 just before the Presidential election.
“Successful political art foregrounds the artistry while making a statement that isn’t just applicable for a limited time,” said The Onion’s A.V. Club in its coverage of the song.
“I was personally caught up in the horror many liberals felt at the time,” says The Wheel Workers leader Steven Higginbotham. “But after all the personal difficulties the band has faced since that time, I’m not sure I would write that song the same way today.”
“Two of our members had houses flooded during Hurricane Harvey,” Higginbotham explains, “and they have spent the better part of a year coming back from that. I went through an intensely hurtful break-up that put me in a dark place. But the band supported each other through it all.”
“Some of the people that were most supportive and kind during our difficulties were people I would probably disagree with politically,” Higginbotham continues. “But the decency and love they showed in helping us rebuild our lives is so much more important than whether we agree on this or that issue.”
Interestingly, if the message of “White Lies” reflects where the band started, post-truth’s final track “Sing,” might best reflect where the band is today. “Wade thru the night until the daylight dawns,” Higginbotham sings in the song’s chorus, rising to a climax of, “We... want so much for the spell that now holds us to break / Love is what I hope we sing next.”
“I’m definitely still socially conscious,” Higginbotham elaborates, “But now I think problems are best dealt with the way we do in our personal lives, with the people we genuinely care about, supporting and loving one another with understanding and forgiveness.”
post-truth, the latest album by Houston-based band, The Wheel Workers arrived on Nov. 2nd, 2018.