Monthly archives: April, 2009

Parliament/Funkadelic – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Apr 30, 2009 at 09:00 PM This was a show I’ve been looking forward to seeing for years. I’d kept my eyes on the papers for a while to see if George Clinton and company were going make their way to Houston any time soon. We needed the funk here and…


Trish Murphy – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 28, 2009 at 07:00 PM The first time I laid eyes on Trish Murphy was right up front on a hot day in the Woodlands, Texas.  She was playing on the bill at Robert Earl Keens’ Texas Uprising Series back in 1998. Rosie & I recently got to chat with…


Ryan Bingham w/ The Rustlanders & Jeff Boortz Band – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Written by Daniel Barker Apr 28, 2009 at 08:00 PM I ventured out late on a Tuesday night to finally catch up to the west Texas roaming boy Mr. Ryan Bingham. I have been kicking myself in the ass for totally blowing his set off at the 2008 Stingaree Festival. No big deal then – …


Spoon – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Written by James Dillon Apr 22, 2009 at 08:00 PM Spoon is one of the very few bands that I completely go crazy for. As soon as their most recent Houston tour date was announced I more or less started counting down the days until the show. By the time April 22nd finally arrived I…


Gurf Morlix – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Daniel Barker Apr 16, 2009 at 08:00 PM A living historian of the alternative country/folk music scene had made his way back to The Mucky Duck in Houston, Texas for the CD Release Party of his latest release “Last Exit to Happyland” on Crankbait Music. Gurf produced the album himself in the city…


Dan Deacon w/ B L A C K I E – The Orange Show – Houston, TX

Written by James Dillon Apr 16, 2009 at 06:00 PM The Orange show is a wonderful, wonderful venue. No other city has anything like it. It is one of Houston’s hidden little treasures. And on Thursday, April 16th, it served as the perfect venue for Dan Deacon. Opening the festivities for the evening was local…


SXSW 2009: Todd Takes On Austin’s Music Showcase

Written by Todd Spoth Apr 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM Every year for the past several years I have made a conscious effort to make the relatively short drive up to Austin for a night or two to take in a show during the week-long South by Southwest Music Festival, and while every year I…


Linsey Alexander featuring Buddy Guy – Buddy Guy’s Legends – Chicago, IL

Written by Jim Bille Apr 08, 2009 at 08:00 PM Chicago is famous for a lot of different things, Wrigley Field, deep dish pizza and Michael Jordan to name a few. But for me the best thing about Chicago is the blues. The Chicago blues scene is ripe with history makers like Howlin Wolf, Willie…


A New Found Glory, Shai Hulud and Set Your Goals – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Written by Todd Spoth Apr 08, 2009 at 07:00 PM This was my first live (Houston) show of 2009. Really? Yeah, really. Covering SXSW made it seem like show 100, but alas, it was not. This was a show I had been looking forward to for some time though and can you blame me, look…


Burn Halo – Scout Bar – Clear Lake, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 06, 2009 at 08:00 PM A good buddy of HMR, Amanda Cagan, sent me a request to cover an up and coming metal band recently.  AC is with ABC Productions and the band she was touting was “Burn Halo”. They are currently out on the road involved in something called…