Established in 2009, The Transco Empire consists of four Houston (Texas) natives, Alex Dugan (vocals), Michael Mann (guitar), Steven Mann (Bass), and Jack Harvey (percussion). After the split of Houston natives, The Transco Empire, frontman Alex Dugan set off to Los Angeles to seek new horizons.
Alex Dugan - Vocals
The Transco EP
The Empire EP
Transco Empire KILLS it!
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I was kindly invited by Houston rockers The Transco Empire to attend one of their shows at Walter’s ...I was kindly invited by Houston rockers The Transco Empire to attend one of their shows at Walter’s this past Wednesday and I want all of you to know, they absolutely killed it. The band’s classic rock and roll sound has echoes of many different artists and are what I would call, widely appealing, no-nonsense rock. If you like Clapton, if you like Tom Petty, or even the Red Hot Chili Peppers, I would point you towards a Transco Empire show. Namely Clapton since they played a jaw-droppingly accurate and soulful cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of your Love” which had me convinced, for moments, that Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce were onstage playing along. The vocals provided by Alex Dugan were far more passionate than any I’ve heard in contemporary Houston music and Michael Mann’s guitar playing melted my face clean off of my skull. Overall, the band played an amazing set and were preceded by equally proficient noise rock act Female Demand and rap outfit Guerilla Foco Clan. Walter’s always has lineups that leave me reeling but Wednesday was something special.
The Transco Empire @ Emo's 11/28 (Pre-Show)
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It’s refreshing to see a band of young guys trying to do something different and making themselves k...It’s refreshing to see a band of young guys trying to do something different and making themselves known in the kind of city where you have to actively seek out the music, then proceed to drive 20 minutes to get there. Being a music fan in Houston takes a bit more dedication– not everywhere can be Austin, but we hear The Transco Empire makes it worth your while. They may be young and only a year in the making, but they’ve got mad skills. They’ve played a handful of shows in the Houston area and have already received attention from Free Press Houston, calling them “widely appealing, no-nonsense rock” and comparing them to the likes of Clapton, Tom Petty and the Chili Peppers.
This Sunday night, they’re making their way to Austin for Emo’s along with bands, Suburban Legends from Orange County and Amen from Houston. And we give a sincere thanks to them for getting here just in time to escape the extended family time and work off at least some of that pie and stuffing and turkey, ooph.
-All original music, but will throw in a cover when feeling saucy
There are no upcoming dates at this time.