Monthly archives: August, 2003

The Bottle Rockets – Continental Club – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Aug 28, 2003 at 08:00 PM After the two and a half year hiatus the band took between Brand New Year and Songs of Sahm, this past year hasn’t seemed so bad waiting for the band to finish their new album, Blue Skies, which they featured strongly on this night, as…


Steve Burns – Stuka – Houston, TX

Written by Rayanna Barker Aug 15, 2003 at 08:00 PM Everyone has to start somewhere. For Steve Burns, this was the beginning. As the beloved host of Blue’s Clues left the blue screen world of felt and imaginary castmates, many wondered where he would end up. The answer: A club tour through the western states…


Lollapalooza 2003 – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Aug 10, 2003 at 12:00 PM Opening Remarks: For years my decision to attend a Metallica concert instead of Lollapalooza has haunted me. Not that I regret my decision, but I missed an epic go around with one of the most important music festivals in history. Then, Perry Farrell decided the…


Boston – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Aug 09, 2003 at 08:00 PM The easiest way to sum everything up about this show is to say: Boston gets it. There is not set format, not 70-minute set with 2 song encore script that has become the norm with artists today. Boston avoids the boredom that so many elder…


Deerhoof – Rubbergloves – Denton, TX

Written by martin de leon II Aug 09, 2003 at 08:00 PM White Guitar Mathematics. The Death of Bunnies. The Dialectic of Opposites. Sweaty, angular-haired ethnic kids (whiteboys included), jerkin’ their thangs to the architectural rhythms rendered into reality from the scruffy streets of San Francisco by-way of the razor-edge melodies of Deerhoof.SCENE: A quiet,…


Sammy Hagar w/ King’s X – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Aug 08, 2003 at 08:00 PM After the success of last year’s tour with David Lee Roth, Hagar once again set forth on the road with a rock powerhouse, this time it was Lynyrd Skynyrd. Only problem, the boys in Lynyrd Skynyrd had to go home due to illness.So, the Red…


Joan Jett w/ Pat Benatar – Arena Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Aug 07, 2003 at 08:00 PM Though current rock fans may not be overly aware of Joan Jett and Pat Benatar, those who truly love rock music know these two are the Goddesses of Rock n’ Roll. These two set the standard long ago, yet have never received the household adoration…


Alien Ant Farm w/ Strata – Engine Room – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Aug 03, 2003 at 10:00 PM Barely over a year ago, the future of Alien Ant Farm was up in the air. Guitarist Terry Corso’s leg was broken, their head of security lay in a coma and vocalist Dryden Mitchell had a broken neck. All of this came from a bus…


Jason Mraz w/ Liz Phair – Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Aug 03, 2003 at 07:00 PM Though a lot of people may not know Jason Mraz, the buzz is building. Named by concert info website Pollstar.com as one of the artists to watch, Mraz seems to be heading in the right direction. On this night, Houston got a chance to see…