photo:  Linda Rizzo

photo:  Linda Rizzo

"There’s a shortage of no-frills rock & roll these days, but Blockhouses are keeping the flame alive. The New York City trio recreate the time-honored tradition of classic rock & roll — following the thread that connects the early rock & roll of Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry to the seminal ‘70s punk of The Ramones to the garage-pop renaissance of today. It’s all about great songs with catchy choruses, lyrics that people relate to, and live punk-rock energy. The band came together in 2013 after singer-guitarist Guy Lyons — a pivotal member of The Figgs back when the hooky, brash power-pop band was on Capitol Records — pledged a return to rock & roll. Looking to carry the torch for bare-knuckle, sing-along rock, he joined forces with bassist Christopher Peifer (The Kowalskis) and drummer Jim Balga, and Blockhouses were born." - Jetpack