NEW YORK, NY - THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 - On February 28, just before COVID-19, protest marches and riots turned the world upside down, New York's own Des Rocs commanded the Newport Music Hall stage in Columbus, OH. The set began with an intro courtesy of Richard Strauss' kaleidoscopic "Also sprach Zarathustra," and then erupted into an electrifying frenzy of dynamic, breathless, riff-driven rock'n'roll. As one reviewer put it, "No matter where the band is on the bill, Des Rocs plays like they are the headliners." From that performance, this is Des Rocs' "Wayne."
ABOUT DES ROCS: The music of New York-based artist Des Rocs is boundary-bending, risk-taking, riff-driven, explosive rock'n'roll. Des is a fourth generation New Yorker whose very life force is synonymous with The City. A dynamic live performer, he is hugely inspired by Elvis, Roy Orbison, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, Queen and Jimi Hendrix. In just its first couple of years, Des Rocs has opened for The Rolling Stones, Muse, and Grandson. "Des Rocs dominated the stage with energy that reminded me of a young Bruce Springsteen..." - The Georgetown Voice