Monthly archives: July, 2012

Cory Chisel – Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX

Written by Traci Rogers Jul 27, 2012 at 08:00 PM White-washed, clapboard-built churches in rural America where the organist rules only second to the preacher from behind the spit-spackled pulpit is an image Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons band might conjure up in the minds of its adoring fans. Without the cradling chording of…


Coldplay – Toyota Center – Houston, TX

Written by Dave Clements Jun 25, 2012 at 08:00 PM With 55 million records sold to date Coldplay hits Houston.  Cold?  Not even close.  They showered fans with not one, but two massive and decidedly Hot evenings of major entertainment.  And the Play part?  Oh yes, 100% accurate! These guys from London Town were absolutely…


Chicago / Doobie Brothers – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands , TX

Written by Dave Clements Jul 22, 2012 at 08:00 PM It was Sunday night in The Woodlands, TX and two cool bands, the Doobie Brothers & Chicago, were in town to give us their best effort. I came into the evening a little burnt out. I had seen seven shows and thirteen bands perform in…


Joe Cocker – Huey Lewis – Woodlands Pavilion – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Jul 21, 2012 at 08:00 PM Rose and I hopped in the truck and headed north on “Nostalgia Highway” for the second time in 5 days. We had just been blown back in time witnessing the current ‘Dukes of September’ Tour featuring Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, and Donald Fagen. This night…


Toadies – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Robert Johnson Jul 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM For whatever reason, it seems people don’t attend concerts en masse today as they did in yesteryear.  As a result, filling a venue like House of Blues can be quite the accomplishment.  On Friday, July 20th, the Toadies did just that. On tour in support…


Dukes of September – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Jul 17, 2012 at 08:00 PM This fine evening in north Houston, Rose & I wanted to just kick back, catch a buzz, slam a few cold ones and drift back in a musical time machine with “The Dukes of September” at the Cynthia Woods Pavillion. Well I’d say mission accomplished!…


Reel Big Fish – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Robert Johnson Jul 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM In the late 1990’s ska was all the rage.  It was huge.  Characterized by bouncing, upbeat Jamaican-style guitar, a walking bass line, and horns, ska rose to popularity (the “Third Wave”) around the same time as the punk rock revival.  As a result, the ska…


Cory Branan w/ Audra Mae – Rudyard’s – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Jul 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM Around two years ago, I was first introduced to Cory Branan’s music via his set with Drag the River. I really enjoyed what I heard, but playing Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price left Branan playing his more up-tempo songs and sticking to a pick most…


The Unity Tour w/ 311, Slightly Stoopid & Aggrolites – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Dave Clements Jul 15, 2012 at 05:00 PM It was a Sunday night in The Woodlands, Texas. A crowd of 6,000 or so slowly filtered into the Pavilion just as the sun was setting over the rain soaked lawn. First up was the mainly reggae Aggrolites. All five members from Los Angeles, came…


Darden Smith – Dosey Doe Music Cafe – Spring, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Jul 14, 2012 at 08:00 PM This is one cat I’ve heard a lot about, but for one reason or other have never seen. I don’t really know why, but there it is. This time some friends asked me if I was going not just because they wanted to see Darden,…