Girl in a Coma, Pinata Protest, and Electric Touch Tomorrow, December 9, 2011 at House of Rock

Electric Touch

With members hailing from both sides of the Atlantic this exciting 5-piece delivers a unique brand of British-American Rock music.  The band has performed at SXSW, Coahella, ACL, Bonnaroo, and even Lollapalooza. wrote, “How good are they live?  Enough that we’re going out on a limb to call Electric Touch the best set of the (ACL) fest.”

The guys even have a new video out, check it!

Pinata Protest

Pinata is an accordion powered punk rock-y-roll band from San Antonio, Texas. You might have seen them at this years’ Dia De Los Muertos festival back in October. Don’t miss their return with Girl in a Coma!

Girl in a Coma

In 2007, Girl in a Coma released their debut album, ‘Both Before I’m Gone’. It quickly became a hit reaching No. 23 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and No. 21 on iTunes. The album even received amazing reviews from Alternative Press Magazine, LA Weekly, Bust Magazine, and many others. The girls’ first single from the album, ‘Clumsy Sky’, won a 2007 Independent Music Award in the Best Song-Punk category.

The success off their first album landed them a spot on Cyndi Lauper’s tour, ‘True Colors’. They even opened for bands such as the Pogues, Social Distortion, Tegan and Sara in a cross-country nation tour, and with Morrissey in both Europe and the U.S.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Benefit Show on Thursday, December 8, 2011!

We are pleased to announce that Texas A&M student, Laurie Pena, will collaborate with The House of Rock, in the delivery of a non-profit musical event that will benefit Driscoll Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center.

The families whose children are receiving care and treatment at Driscoll Children’s Hospital face difficulties associated with treatment costs, living expenses, transportation, meals, and basic necessities during their child’s hospitalization. Many of the children at Driscoll undergo emergent and specialty care treatment which require them to travel from distant locations in South Texas including Brownsville, Harlingen, and McAllen. Through this benefit, we are hoping that the community can join efforts in reducing the burden of financial stresses and support these families so they may concentrate on the care and healing of the most important subject involved, their child.

With a minimal donation, the community can make a difference in the lives of the children and families receiving care at Driscoll while enjoying the entertainment of local bands including Flat Broke, Solitude, and Echo.

The holiday season and cold weather is fast approaching- donation items are requested in lieu of Admission Fee:

  • $5 minimum donation
  • gift cards to local business to be used for gas, groceries, or prescription costs
  • toiletries: two of the following: travel size soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner
  • slightly used or new coats/ sweaters of all sizes

All proceeds will go toward Driscoll Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center to be dispersed to needy families during the holiday season.


2nd Annual Rolling Art Show at House of Rock on December 2, 2011

Come out for ArtWalk this month where we will be featuring our 2nd Annual Rolling Art Show. It is a showcase of custom motorcycles, bikes, and just about any custom made 2 wheel you can think of. There will be FREE parking for anyone who comes in on a bike. Enjoy music from Bar Nutz starting at 9:00pm

If you would like to register your bike come by between 2:00-5:00pm, to be ready to showcase your two wheel at 5:30pm. Check out some of the bikes that will be featured this year!

Brown Bag Challenge 2011 Featured Artist: Adan Pruneda

Local tattoo artists, Adan Pruneda, has been a professional tattoo artist for 23-years. He specializes in chicano style tattoos.  Adan is an award-winning artist recognized for his fine lined black and gray work.

For the Brown Bag Challenge – Art of Giving project, Adan engraved each flask with a dremel tool spending approximately four to six hours on each piece.

Adan is available for custom commissioned pieces.  Feel free to contact him directly, 361.442.7800.



Brown Bag Challenge 2011 Featured Artist: Al Molina

Al Molina is an artist based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. Relatively new to the Art world, Al brings his unique vision and style to his paintings. Making his work highly recognizable in Corpus Christi. His goal is to bring in people who normally wouldn’t look twice at art and make them fans by giving them something they love, remember or can relate to.

Although Al has only been published in the local scene of his home town, he has managed to branch out via internet and has sold several pieces throughout the United States, Canada and the UK. He has painted portraits for Celebrities, in both, movies and the music world. His work can be seen on his website at


Brown Bag Challenge 2011 Featured Artist: David Fuentes

David Fuentes’s work is a constant adventure into his own personal experiences. Dealing with his situations makes him understand himself more as an individual. He has realized through this process, that he has become a storyteller. Drawing, painting, and printmaking has always reflected the individual that he was on the surface. David wanted to talk more about what is underneath the surface. He wanted to finally make a real connection with the images he has produced. Learning to push his artistic boundaries by speaking through the heart. In doing so, Fuentes let’s the viewer experience vulnerabilities, struggles, and achievements as a human being. But sometimes he just likes to have a little fun with it.

David Fuentes has earned both a BFA and MA from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a MFA from the University of Dallas in 2010. David has been in numerous local, national, and international exhibitions. He was also featured in newspapers and magazines around the country.



Corpus Christi, Texas