Monthly archives: April, 2013

Metric – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Robert Johnson (@RobertSatellite on Twitter) Apr 30, 2013 at 08:00 PM Emily Haines is a star. The singer / songwriter for Metric is a transcendent figure, exuding an elegance, character, and musicianship as captivating as it is compelling. She was not an overnight star. Since 1998, her band, Metric, has put in the…


Samuel’s Birthday Bash w/ Little Outfit, The Snow Indian and more – Bohemeo’s – Houston, TX

Written by James Killen Apr 27, 2013 at 03:00 PM We made it down to the second ward last Saturday for HMR’s founder/administrator, Samuel Barker’s big birthday bash. The event took place at Bohemeo’s, tucked away in a business plaza where Telephone Road turns into Leeland at Lockwood. It’s a nice little burger and beer…


Shawn Mullins – Dosey Doe – Spring, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Apr 19, 2013 at 08:00 PM This show was perhaps my most anticipated show of the year, ohhh,  the last several years in fact. My son actually introduced me to Shawn Mullins way back when Lullaby came out as the leading song from 1998’s Soul’s Core project.  It just took us…


Pat Benatar – Stafford Centre – Stafford, TX

Written by Dave Clements Apr 17, 2013 at 08:00 PM Last August I had the opportunity to go to The Woodlands Pavilion to see Journey, with Pat Benatar and Loverboy. All of the performers that night put on a good show; however Pat  seemed a little bit off. She spent much of the evening letting…


Moors & McCumber – Rouse House Concerts – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 13, 2013 at 08:00 PM The Southwest Regional Folk Alliance in 2012 has been an unreal spawning of talent to the Houston area in 2013. Rose and I left that conference last September marveling about all the talent we had witnessed in a rapid fire, in-your-face style that has paid…


Harlan, Kalinec and Sanders – Marmion Park – Houston, TX

Written by James Killen Apr 13, 2013 at 02:00 PM What? There is a suddenly announced song swap in a park on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? Matt Harlan, Brian Kalinec… and they’ve got Don Sanders coming out for a spin? I am there! Brian Kalinec and Lindsey Lee (of Rouse House Concerts) in conjunction with…


Dick Dale – Concert Pub – Houston, TX

Written by James Killen Apr 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM I was poking through the concert calendar a couple of weeks ago and saw that Dick Dale, the King of Surf Guitar, was going to play at this little venue off of FM1960 and Kuykendahl on a Friday night. I hadn’t heard about him in…


Big Head Todd and The Monsters – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 11, 2013 at 08:00 PM With today’s cookie-cutter touring schedules that see bands touring from city to city playing the same sets every night, it is beyond refreshing to be part of an old-fashioned, roadhouse jam session, party presented by Mr. Todd Park Mohr, aka Big Head Todd and the…


Moors & McCumber with Brian Kalinec – JP Hops House – Katy, TX

Written by James Killen Apr 10, 2013 at 08:00 PM Wednesday night was wet and unseasonably cold for a Houston evening in April. It was what Mom used to call a “soup night” and Wednesday is what JP Hops House calls “Hard Times Soup Night”. Some great cooks bring up pots of their favorite soups,…


Chad Elliott – Almost Austin – Pasadena, TX

Written by James Killen Apr 06, 2013 at 08:00 PM I wasn’t quite sure what to expect Saturday evening at Kenny Pipes’ house when Barbara and I got to the Chad Elliott show. I had picked up bits and pieces of stuff from YouTube, but really hadn’t done my homework before the show. After sound…