Homer Hiccolm and The Rocketboys Headline Tonight at Antone’s
Homer Hiccolm and The Rocketboys hail from Abilene – a Texas city that begins with “A” but is not Austin, and not necessarily known for its burgeoning live music scene. But that doesn’t matter. This sextet has been grabbing attention wherever they go since they first formed their band in January 2005.
“Ambient” indie pop is one way to describe their style, combining subtle tones with swelling melodies. You can catch them at their show tonight at Antone’s, 213 W. 5th St. The bill includes openers Jets Under Fire, and Dignan.
Some trivia for you: Eventually, you’ll realize there is no guy named “Homer Hiccolm” in the band. The name comes from author of the bestseller Rocketboys and storyteller Homer Hickam. Hickam wrote to the band to let them know everything was cool, and if they wanted, they could use the correct spelling of his name, but the band had already had the “Hiccolm” name for a year and a half, and decided to keep it.