Monthly archives: August, 2012

Chris Isaak – Arena Theater – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Aug 28, 2012 at 08:00 PM The crazy crooner, Mr. Chris Isaak, cruised his way into the hearts of many at the Arena in Houston backed by his superb five man band which consisted of sweatin’ bass madman Rowland Salley, drummer Kenney Dale Johnson, bad to the bone guitarist Hershel Yatovitz,…


Betty Soo – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Aug 16, 2012 at 07:00 PM It had been since the killer times we had in Will Sexton’s ‘Wine & Nut’ Room at Folk Alliance in Memphis last February that we’d seen sweet Betty Soo. Among her many accomplishments, as of late, are winning Kerrville New Folk, Mountain Stage New Song,…


Crosby, Stills & Nash – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Aug 15, 2012 at 08:00 PM I don’t remember his name so I’ll call him Roy. Roy and I met as we were waiting for the show to start when he leaned over and asked if I could kindly not block his view since he had paid a lot for the…


Sublime with Rome w/ Matisyahu – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Tanya Pedersen Aug 14, 2012 at 07:00 PM Sublime with Rome rolled into H-town on August 14th, and I gladly set out on my way to represent HMR and see them again. I caught these guys a year ago when they were on the Unity Tour with 311, and was pleasantly surprised at…


Jason Mraz w/ Christina Perri – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Dave Clements Aug 12, 2012 at 07:00 PM If you even remotely like the music of Jason Mraz, no doubt you were one of the over 12 thousand people at the Cynthia Woods Pavilion on this surprisingly comfortable summer Sunday night.   And if it was a work night for you after a long…


Paula Nelson – Almost Austin – Pasadena, TX

Written by Traci Rogers Aug 11, 2012 at 07:00 PM Born with a musical pedigree that reaches from the sacred Hello-ed Walls of the Lone Star state and across the Whiskey River where outlaw musicians drown a lover’s memory, Paula Nelson confirmed she’s more than just her Daddy’s daughter at Pasadena’s Almost Austin Saturday night….


Deweyfest – Cypress Saloon – Cypress, TX

Written by James Killen Aug 11, 2012 at 04:00 PM I took a run out to the Cypress Saloon, Saturday, with honky-tonking on my mind, as the Cypress Saloon qualifies as a big honky-tonk and honky-tonk hero, Billy Joe Shaver was headlining the schedule for Dewey-fest 2012. Cypress Saloon is a big tin barn-like building…


iHome Identity Festival – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Dave Clements Aug 11, 2012 at 03:00 PM My wife and I attended the iHome Identity Festival last evening at The Woodlands Pavilion.  On the way there we talked about what we might be getting into by agreeing to ‘review’ the event for Houston Music Review.  Now 12 or so hours later I…


Rod Stewart / Stevie Nicks – Toyota Center – Houston,TX

Written by Dave Clements Aug 09, 2012 at 08:00 PM Legendary rockers Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks reunited this summer for their highly acclaimed, co-headlining “Heart & Soul Tour”. It made it’s way to Houston this past Thursday at the Toyota Center. Stevie was first out and dressed in black she came well prepared to…


KISS / Motley Crue – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands, TX

Written by Dave Clements Aug 03, 2012 at 08:00 PM Going into this hot Houston night I thought I would be witnessing a battle of the bands…and it was exactly that and MORE. The undercard was a battle of the group The Treatment -vs- Mother Nature, the glaring sun and near 100 degree temperatures. These…