Monthly archives: December, 2011

Hayes Carll w/ Robert Ellis – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Matt Matthews Dec 30, 2011 at 8:00 PM Walking into the House Of Blues in Downtown Houston, I was treated to a surprise which happens rarely in this line of work.  After all, when you have spent the last 15 years or better in and out of dancehalls, honky tonks, theaters and concert…


Better Than Ezra – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Dec 29, 2011 at 08:00 PM If it is the last Thursday of the year it must be time to grab my runnin’ mate Doctor Ray and head to downtown H-Town for some ‘Better Than Ezra’ at the House of Blues!   Three years running now we’ve made this pre-New Year’s gig and…


Lyle Lovett – Verizon Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Dec 21, 2011 at 08:00 PM I’ll go on record as saying Lyle Lovett is as good an ambassador for The Great Republic of Texas as there ever has been and probably ever will be. So it was an extra special early Christmas for the 2700 strong near-sellout crowd at the…


Kozmic Pearl w/ Zigg Zagg – The Old Quarter – Galveston, TX

Written by Traci Rogers Dec 16, 2011 at 09:00 PM Houston’s Kozmic Pearl, a Janis Joplin tribute band, proved that they are not your grandmother’s pearls during a two-for-one performance with their alter ego band Zigg Zagg at Galveston’s Old Quarter Acoustic Café Friday night. Zigg Zagg first supercharged the audience with Woodstock/psychedelic anthem tunes…


My Morning Jacket – Verizon Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Dec 08, 2011 at 08:00 PM Being a child of the 70’s rock concert experience I’ve been spoiled from the get go.  Back then you assembled your “checklist” of libations, a ride, and maybe a left handed cig or two and headed off to rock. Rarely were you disappointed when the likes…


Interview with Better Than Ezra

Written by Eddie Ferranti Dec 08, 2011 at 12:00 AM Better Than Ezra is coming to Houston’s House of Blues on December 29, 2011. BTE has some serious fun planned for NOLA Mardi Gras with their 2nd annual ‘Krewe of Rocckus’ partiy hosted by the band. Tom Drummond, BTE’s bass player was gracious enough to answer a few…


Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors – Continental Club – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Dec 03, 2011 at 10:00 PM Over the years, the adoring public has been threatened time and time again with a full retirement from Mojo Nixon. Like a dark cloud moving towards a sunshiny day at the park filled with balloons, teddy bears and everything joyous about life, the fear of…


David Olney w/ Sergio Webb – Almost Austin – Pasadena, TX

Written by Traci Rogers Dec 03, 2011 at 08:00 PM Pasa-get-down-dena native and owner of the refinery town’s Almost Austin House Concerts, Kenny Pipes, graciously invited Houston Music Review to his 80th house concert, featuring Nashville duo David Olney and Mark “Sergio” Webb Saturday night. A songwriter’s songwriter, David Olney, began performing in the 1960s…


Joe Bonamassa – Verizon Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Dec 01, 2011 at 08:00 PM When I walked into the Verizon Theatre for the Joe Bonamassa show I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Not being a close fan I wasn’t as familiar with his material as the rest of the sold out (2700 strong) house was. I had given…