Monthly archives: April, 2005

The Mars Volta – Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Devonie Baker Apr 26, 2005 at 12:00 AM While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with dumbed-down rock music comprised of bass, guitar, drums and a singer, with simple song structures in straight 4/4 time, The Mars Volta have clearly chosen the high road with their approach. They give the listener a lot to dissect…


Wilco – Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Apr 23, 2005 at 08:00 PM It had been close to ten years since Wilco last played Houston…nine years and four months to be exact. Jeff Tweedy was the long-haired one from Uncle Tupelo who had his new band, Wilco, and the band was still finding its sound and was touring…


Derek Trucks Band – Meridian – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Apr 22, 2005 at 08:00 PM It was during the “young blues guitarist” wave of the mid-90s that I became aware of Derek Trucks. Trucks was the odd man out in the trio of himself, Johnny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. While Shepherd has the flowing hair and good looks and…


Audioslave – Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 18, 2005 at 08:00 PM For a while it seemed Audioslave fell off the map. After a triumphant stint on Lollapalooza two years ago and a subsequent tour, the band seemed to drop off the map again. Well, this time was spent well, the band has a new album being…


King Coal w/ Orents Stirner – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Apr 16, 2005 at 08:00 PM Fitzgerald’s has turned from the little dive club that I saw shows in as a teenager to a venue searching for a future. Growing tired of the vandalism-minded youth of the punk scene, Fitzgerald’s has seen some impressive upgrades on the aesthetic appeal of the…


The Hollisters – Continental Club – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Apr 02, 2005 at 10:00 PM Pete Gordon said it best as the Hollisters took the stage at his bar, The Continental Club, “We got a lot of great bands from Houston…we got ZZ Top, we got Lightnin’ Hopkins, we got a Beyonce, but pound for pound, round for round this…