Monthly archives: March, 2009

Ginger Leigh – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Mar 31, 2009 at 08:00 PM One thing I’ve noticed since I just hit the “double nickel” of life, 55, is that my passion for covering live music is growing but my ability to handle school night gigs is weakening. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still hitting weekday shows, but as…


porterdavis – Piney Woods Performances – Conroe, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Mar 27, 2009 at 08:00 PM Houston Music Review got to engage in something we’ve come to embrace over the last couple years recently – House Concerts. We’ve been a big supporter of what Kenny Pipes is doing with his Almost Austin gig in Pasadena, Texas since 2007. By his and…


Amanda Palmer w/ Vermillion Lies – House of Blues Golden Peacock Room – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Mar 21, 2009 at 10:00 PM My favorite part of Austin’s SXSW is living in Houston. I’m safely out of range of all the insanity and label executive back-patting going down, but I’m close enough to see plenty of great shows as they trickle down 290. A lot of these artists…


Andrew Bird w/ The Heartless Bastards – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by James Dillon Mar 21, 2009 at 08:00 PM Spring break in Houston typically means a mass exodus of college students heading to Austin to be overwhelmed with music during South By South West. This year I decided to stay in our fair city, spend time with some good friends visiting from out of…


Artania – Sam Houston Race Park – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Mar 17, 2009 at 07:00 PM Houston Music Review stepped out to cover a different sort of gig at the invitation of the fine folks at Sam Houston Race Park. When Gina Rotolo offers something, we listen. This event would be no different. The event was “Artania”, for their first time…


Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Jim Bille Mar 14, 2009 at 09:00 PM And now for something completely different. Oscar winning actor Billy Bob Thornton is up to something that most people might not suspect. Along with his band The Boxmasters, Thornton has been somewhat quietly making a mark in the music business while some of us aren’t…


Texas Independence Festival – Conroe, TX

Written by Daniel Barker Mar 07, 2009 at 12:00 PM There is something about Conroe that just attracts good music. It must be people like Debbie Glenn who hooked HMR up BIG TIME for the 2009 Texas Independence Festival on March 7th, 2009. We came to celebrate the now sometimes hard to believe Texas Declaration…


Big Head Todd and the Monsters – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Mar 06, 2009 at 08:00 PM Big Head Todd & the Monsters is a rock band who formed in 1986 in Colorado.Hard to believe these dudes have been around that long already. They have developed a “cult” type following if you will, especially in the Mountain States of thee USA. This…


The Derek Trucks Band – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Jim Bille Mar 05, 2009 at 09:00 PM The Derek Trucks Band made a rare appearance in Houston last week at the House of Blues and even though it was a work night for me I knew I had to catch this one. I’m a sucker for good slide guitar work and I…


Doin’ The Texas Three-Step: Hayes Carll

Written by Daniel Barker & Eddie Ferranti Mar 03, 2009 at 02:19 PM Two-thousand eight was great for 33 year old Texas singer-songwriter Joshua Hayes Carll….With the release of his 3rd album “Trouble in Mind” on Lost Highway records April 8th, Carll caught a tailwind that he tirelessly rode across several continents receiving   multiple honors…