Monthly archives: April, 2012

Roberta Morales – Heights Live – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 27, 2012 at 07:00 PM The first time I was asked to cover a gig at a church, it had me clueless, but interested. After all, it was advertised as comfortable seating, good sound, BYOB, and even pie at the break! The intimate feel, interactive listening room called Heights Live…


The Black Keys – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands, TX

Written by Jim Bille Apr 24, 2012 at 08:00 PM I told everyone six years ago in my previous review of the Black Keys that if you wanted to see them in a small venue you had better do it quick. Well I’m no prognosticator but my prediction was apparently correct judging from the maxed…


Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets – Continental Club – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Apr 22, 2012 at 09:00 PM Around a year ago, Marshall Crenshaw tapped one of my all-time favorite bands, The Bottle Rockets, to be his backing band for a tour. That tour stayed up in the northeast and never made it down to Texas. A subsequent set of dates hit the…


Buzzfest – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Apr 21, 2012 at 02:00 PM Since 1995 local radio station 94.5 The Buzz and LiveNation have teamed up to create a seminal music event in Houston called Buzzfest, not to be confused with the Buzzfest event which takes place in Nashville, TN. It’s a bi-annual event staged at the Cynthia…


Ellis Paul – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 19, 2012 at 07:30 PM Charisma and pizzazz! Two words that describe the feeling I took away from my virgin visit to an Ellis Paul concert. My good music bro, Mr. Pete Cronquist, has been on my butt for years to catch this cat. I tried at the Folk Aliance…


Around the Edge: Easter in Austin

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 19, 2012 at 05:45 PM Since the late 70’s I’ve been fortunate to be able to “escape” to the capitol of Texas in Austin. It started out with the infatuation with the water part, meaning beautiful Lake Travis and its attraction of “Hippy Hollow” with the soothing coolness of Barton…


Lucy Kaplansky – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 15, 2012 at 06:00 PM Growing up in the Midwest, I’ve come to know a thing or two about Midwestern women. One of them happened to be a singer-songwriter named Lucy Kaplansky, who stopped in on her annual visit to Houston’s Mucky Duck. I’ve been a fan of this Chicago-born,…


Will Kimbrough – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 12, 2012 at 07:30 PM One of the best things about covering musicians is looking forward to the ‘slam dunk’ gigs on my busy schedule. That happened to Rose & I recently at the cozy confines of the Mucky Duck when our bud, Will Kimbrough, came to H-Town. WK is…


Lake Mija Annual Jam Fest – Seabrook, TX

Written by Traci Rogers Apr 07, 2012 at 06:00 PM Thanks to Seabrook’s Gene and Cindy Cole for exposing me to some of the area’s finest musicians over the Easter weekend at their second annual Lake Mija Jam Fest! Having only known Gene Cole via FaceBook music circles wherein he and I discuss Gram Parsons’…