Monthly archives: May, 2009

Stingaree Music Festival – Crystal Beach, TX

Written by Daniel Barker May 30, 2009 at 04:00 PM Bolivar is Back!!! That was the theme for the 2009 Crab Festival in Crystal Beach, Texas on May 29th & 30th with music entertainment being provided by The Stingaree Music Festival organized by Hayes Carll. The two festivals have always been held separate but in…


Mando Saenz – Continental Club – Houston, TX

Written by Daniel Barker May 28, 2009 at 09:00 PM HMR made it out to The Continental Club on Thursday May 28th, 2009 to catch Corpus Christi native Mando Saenz for a little Stingaree Festival 09 kickoff party if you will. Although not on the bill this year due to the scheduling conflicts, MS was…


The Preakness w/ ZZ Top, Buckcherry and Charm City Devils – Pimlico Race Course – Baltimore, MD

Written by Jim Bille May 16, 2009 at 12:00 PM The only sure bet at the 134th running of the Preakness in Baltimore last Saturday was the show put on by Houston homeboys ZZ TOP. On the third leg of my recent Northeast U.S. trip I found myself in Baltimore during Preakness weekend and figured…


Bonnie Raitt – Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti May 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM Where does one begin when trying to talk about an icon like Bonnie Raitt? Is it the nine Grammys she has scored over her illustrious career?  Is it acheiving thee ultimate place in music history by being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of…


Les Paul Trio – Iridium Jazz Club – New York, NY

Written by Jim Bille May 11, 2009 at 08:00 PM In 1948, Les Paul single handedly revolutionized music by inventing the first solid body electric guitar. Frustrated with the feedback produced by electric hollow body guitars of the time, Paul experimented with a 4″ x 4″ chunk of pine with strings and a microphone pick-up…


Kevin Devine w/ Sarah Jaffe, The Miniature Tigers and Brian Bonz – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Written by Todd Spoth May 10, 2009 at 08:00 PM After a long day of shooting soccer for a magazine client and furiously checking my phone and cheering The Rockets on to their game 4 victory, silently, I cleaned up and headed to Warehouse Live. The show was held in the Studio, which is the…


Old Crow Medicine Show w/ Justin Townes Earle – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker May 07, 2009 at 09:00 PM Hard to believe it has already been a year since I first saw Justin Townes Earle at Warehouse Live. In that time, Earle has released a new album, Midnight at the Movies, and criss-crossed the country playing dates by himself and supporting some fine acts….


Doin’ The Texas Three-Step: The Stone Coyotes

Written by Daniel Barker & Eddie Ferranti May 07, 2009 at 02:12 PM 04/10/09 – The Cove – San Antonio, TX with Eddie Ferranti We had not headed to thee Alamo City since December 2007, so Rose & I thought it would be a good time to visit some old friends. Not only did we…


Joan Jett and the Blackhearts w/ Girl In A Coma – The Showgrounds – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti May 02, 2009 at 06:00 PM Joan Marie Larkin, aka Joan Jett, has been a force in rock/pop music since the ripe old age of 15.  Some of the best tags she’s been given is the “Godmother of Punk” and thee “Original Riot Grrrrrrl”.  Whatever it is she can still bring…


Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials – Meridian – Houston, TX

Written by Jim Bille May 01, 2009 at 08:00 PM The Merdian hit a home run for blues fans starving for the real deal last Saturday night when they brought in Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials. These guys used to be Houston regulars back in the day of the Bon Ton Room and Club…