Album release party for Rod Gator’s, For Louisiana!
Rod Melancon released 4 albums— including 2019’s critically-lauded Pinkville — that blended Louisiana soul with greasy country-rock, Texas blues, and electrified funk before reinventing himself as Rod Gator. Rod’s music didn’t just nod to the American South; it created its own sonic geography, too, channeling everything from the dark, cinematic sweep of Los Angeles (where he moved as an 18 yearold actor) to the amplified twang of Austin (his adopted hometown for nearly half a decade). With 2021’s For Louisiana, he blends that diverse sound with sharply-written songs that take a hard look at his old stomping grounds. This isn’t just a love letter to Louisiana — it’s also an examination of the state’s hard-to-love struggles with social justice, political reform, and natural disasters.
For a frontman who’s at the top of his game — writing every song, leading a multi-cultural band of road warriors, and whipping up his own musical gumbo — there’s never been a better time to level up while still embracing his roots. That’s why he’s adopting a new name. A name with humor, heritage, and a bit of a bite: Rod Gator.
Houston’s own Ruckus opens the show!
Doors at 8 pm
Ruckuas at 9 pm
Rod Gator at 10:30 pm
Advance tickets $12
Day of Show $15
Reserved seats $20