The Blasters – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti It is funny how the name of a band can sometimes personify the evening’s performance. This night, the Blasters, did just that in more ways than one!  This outfit started back in 1978 out of the blue collar town of Downey, California and they came out with a no nonsense biker…


The Blasters – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Jim Bille


Ranch\ House- Book it to Sundown- CD Review

Written by James Killen Ranch\ House is self-described as a “Hill-Country-Indie-Folk-Rock outfit from San Antonio”. It is led by S. Brady Dietert, who writes most of the songs, sings lead, and plays guitar and harmonica with Dylan Ilseng on bass and Matt Carrell on drums. Dietert seems to start his songwriting by laying out a…


Uncle Lucius – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Photos

Photos by Eddie Ferranti


Uncle Lucius – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti The thrill you get when a band you have been supporting for years finally “breaks thru” is satisfying to say the very least. One of those , Uncle Lucius, has broken thru to thee other side of greatness in our eyes.  Going on twelve years of relentless touring has finally started…


John Moreland- Big Bad Luv- CD Review

Written by James Killen With “Big bad Luv”John Moreland solidifies his status of the Oklahoma bard of relationship frustration. His lyrics are as insightful and telling as ever, but he has expanded his horizons musically, adding a bluesier feel to this production with more slide guitar and organ and just a touch of harmonica. This…


Don Felder, Styx & REO Speedwagon – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands, TX – Photos

Photos by Dave Clements  


Don Felder, Styx & REO Speedwagon – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands, TX – Review

Written by Dave Clements The UNITED WE ROCK summer tour hit The Woodlands Pavilion this past Saturday night with a near sold out audience in attendance. That was the good news.  The bad news was that it was damn hot and humid with an off the chart heat index!  However, more good news is the…


John Egan/Charles Bryant/Sara Van Buskirk/Mark Zeus- The Americana – Houston, Texas – Photos

Photos by James Killen


John Egan/Charles Bryant/Sara Van Buskirk/Mark Zeus- The Americana – Houston, Texas -Review

Written by James Killen I had the good fortune last Saturday night to see, not one, but two great shows at the Americana. The evening opened up early with John Egan who showed up with one of his resonators to entertain the cozy crowd. He played about an hour and a half of some of…