Monthly archives: July, 2003

Modest Mouse w/ The Hackensaw Boys – Engine Room – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Jul 25, 2003 at 08:00 PM With the departure of long-time drummer Jeremiah Green and vocalist Isaac Brock doing an album and tour with his side project, Ugly Cassanova, the future of Modest Mouse seemed to be up in the air.Fortunately, the band has embarked on this current tour to build…


David Lee Roth – Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Jul 21, 2003 at 08:00 PM Last year David Lee Roth hit the road with Sammy Hagar to belt out some Van Halen classic and show people he was still kicking. The tour went well, but at points Dave looked tired and his voice faded towards the end of the set.This…


Vans Warped Tour – Reliant Lot – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Jul 20, 2003 at 12:00 PM Opening Remarks: Last year the rains came and forced the entire tour inside the Reliant Center. It’s hangar-like set-up killed the sound and stretched the show on well past 10 p.m. This year, the rains had all blown past and the show was set-up how…


Metal Sludge Extravaganza – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Rayanna Barker Jul 19, 2003 at 08:00 PM In a move that gave hope to web hacks everywhere, Metal Sludge, the infamous 80s metal e-zine, put together their first ever Metal Sludge Extravaganza tour, a move that gave a bit of credibility to e-zines everywhere.This tour featured Faster Pussycat, Enuff Znuff and Pretty…


Poison, Vince Neil and Skid Row – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Rayanna Barker Jul 19, 2003 at 08:00 PM There are certain shows that every writer looks forward to all year long. For me that is ALWAYS when Poison comes to town. This year brings Vince Neil back and adds Skid Row to the roster seeming to be a great combination of talent from…


Nelly and the St. Lunatics – Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Jul 11, 2003 at 08:00 PM Rap and Hip-hop are finally making a real resurgence. No longer are fans left only with albums and the occasional award show performance, rappers are finally stepping onto the tour bus and doing what acts did years before the new wave of “pop” rappers hit,…