Bryce Avary

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    15 of This Weekend's Best Shows: Miguel Migs, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Iris DeMent and More

    It'll Do Club Grand OpeningSaturday, June 16, at It'll Do ClubEver driven eastbound on Elm Street until it hits the dead end? Then chances are you've seen the It'll Do Club. Shrouded in the long-forgotten East Ellum neighborhood, this club opening marks another step in Deep Ellum's expansion. Plu ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    The Rocket Summer's Bryce Avary on Reading Ray Bradbury and Being on Double Dare

    Bryce Avary, the man behind The Rocket Summer, has been doing his project for more than a decade now. On the heels of his latest record, Life Will Write the Words, he returns to Dallas on Friday, with States and The Scene Aesthetic. En route to San Diego from Las Vegas, Avary called and we discuss ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Spend A Day (Or, Actually, Just A Slideshow) In The Rocket Summer's Shoes

    ​If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to walk a day in rock star shoes, the folks at Alternative Press have you covered. As part of their "Warped Speed" Vans Warped Tour coverage, the magazine gave us less-famous folk a look at just that, following around Grapevine's Own hook-heavy alt-rock h ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The Rocket Summer, Analog Rebellion at the Granada Theater

    The Rocket Summer, Analog RebellionGranada TheaterFebruary 26, 2010Better than: blowing some kickass bubblegum bubbles.Jered ScottBryce Avary, also known as The Rocket Summer.Holy crap. guys. People really love The Rocket Summer. Like really really.It's not difficult to see why: At the Granada Theat ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    February 23, 2010

    Not A Bad First Day For The Rocket Summer's Of Men And Angels...

    In the upcoming issue of the Observer, I spend some time with Grapevine native Bryce Avary, better known to most as the guy behind The Rocket Summer. And, as you'll see in the piece, it's a slightly different Avary we're seeing this time around: He's older, wiser, and, maybe most surprising of all, ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Hop Onto The Dallas Lilith Fair Bill. Or Maybe Open For The Rocket Summer.

    ​A couple interesting items in the inbox this morning for local musicians looking to add some high-profile gigs to their resume. So, hey, might as well pass 'em along, yeah?First up a chance to open for The Rocket Summer on Friday, February 26, when Bryce Avary stops on by the Granada Theater to c ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    The Rocket Summer Joins Others In A Live "Stand By Me" Cover, Releases Of Men And Angels Album Art, Track List And, Sure, A New Song, Too.

    This past weekend, at a benefit concert held in Orlando each year to fight suicide, addiction and self-cutting, Grapevine's own Bryce Avary (aka The Rocket Summer) performed a cover of "Stand By Me" alongside the likes of Mat Kearney and members of Underoath, Anberlin and Copeland. Check it out in ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Stream The Rocket Summer's New Single. If You Dare.

    ​As promised, Grapevine's own Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer has gone ahead and debuted his new single, "You Gotta Believe," the title track to his new EP, over on the Alternative Press' Web site.And, according to Avary's label, Island Def Jam, it created quite the stir, apparently crashing the ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    The Rocket Summer Preps New EP, Announces Full-Length For Early 2010

    Bryce Avary​Grapvine's own The Rocket Summer--or pretty much the person we all have to thank for the success that all the mall-punk acts of the region have been having in recdent years--dropped some big news earlier this week, announcing two new records set for release in the near future. Later th ... More >>

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    February 22, 2008
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    October 19, 2007

    Rocket Summer Debuts on TRL

    The Rocket Summer just got word its video for "So Much Love" is going to premiere on MTV's TRL next Wednesday, Oct. 24. The video is only slated to show once, but then fans can bring it back. In a MySpace post the band (a.k.a. Bryce Avary) posted its excitement: We are all pretty blown away by this ... More >>

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    October 1, 2007

    Photos: The Rocket Summer, Academy Is... at HOB

    Bryce Avary singing for the crowd at House of Blues Saturday night. (Jonathan Finley) Big D's own The Rocket Summer recently won a Yahoo! Music contest. We were proud. Then Saturday, the band played with The Academy Is... at the House of Blues. Now we're awestruck. Bryce Avary and bandmates took ho ... More >>

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    September 19, 2007

    Rocket Summer Wins Yahoo! Music Contest

    Bryce Avary at the Granada Theater a few months back. (Brian Harken) Good news for anyone (and everyone, it seems) familiar with Bryce Avary, a.k.a. The Rocket Summer: Colleyville's most famous panty-dropper and writer of catchy pop-rock tunes has won the most recent Yahoo! Music "Who's Next?" conte ... More >>

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    September 18, 2007

    Bryce Got Next

    Brian Harkin Bryce Avary at the Granada Theater a few months back, looking an awful lot like Rhett Miller ... Good news for anyone (and everyone, it seems) familiar with Bryce Avary, aka The Rocket Summer. Colleyville's most famous panty-dropper and writer of catchy pop-rock tunes has won the most ... More >>

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    June 26, 2007

    The Perfect (Rocket) Summer Single

    OK, so maybe we aren’t looking forward to all the “The Rocket Summer Blasts Off” headlines that are no doubt being typeset as we speak, but we must admit we’re impressed with the early success of Fort Worth’s Bryce Avary, 24, who goes by the moniker The Rocket Summer. After all, we've know ... More >>

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    My Treasure

    Colleyville's the Rocket Summer hides Jesus in sharp emo-pop melodies--and a major label deal

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    November 17, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Get in on The Rocket Summer's next music video before his major label deal kicks in

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    May 27, 2004
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    February 13, 2003

    This Is Me

    Bryce Avary explores the other side of The Rocket Summer

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    November 28, 2002

    OK Karaoke

    XPO Gold! gives its vocalists a chance to shine

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    October 17, 2002

    Generals Knowledge

    Sub Pop set to release Baptist Generals disc

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    March 21, 2002

    Conference for Cynics

    SXSW offers up dreamchasers, diatribes and some darn good music, too

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    July 12, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    A year ago, all Bryce Avary wanted was a record contract...

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    April 19, 2001

    2001 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner

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    January 4, 2001

    Everyone's a Critic

    Or at least a handful of musicians and music-industry types are, for a few brief moments

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    December 28, 2000

    Dallas Stars

    Revisiting the best local albums of 2000

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    August 17, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Smirnoff sucks them in; The Rocket Summer waits 'til fall; Jeff Buckely's mom; North Texas Music Festival jab; Plus, much, much more

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    June 15, 2000

    Across the Bar

    Rocket Summer, Toadies break out, Solex gets Good, Live at the Hootenanny, and more

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    May 4, 2000

    Teenage love rock

    Seventeen-year-old Bryce Avary prepares for The Rocket Summer