Monthly archives: May, 2013

Billy Joe Shaver w/ Brennan Leigh – Discovery Green – Houston, TX

Written by James Killen May 30, 2013 at 07:00 PM Billy Joe Shaver headlined the latest installment of Discovery Green’s Thursday night concert series. He brought his high octane back-up band with Jeremy Woodall on guitar, Matt Davis on bass and Jason McKenzie on drums, which is the line-up that he’s been touring with for…


Tom Keifer – The Way Life Goes

Written by Samuel Barker May 25, 2013 at 12:01 AM It’s better to be late to the party than to not attend at all, right? Well, Tom Keifer’s long-anticipated solo album (which is really an understatement), The Way Life Goes, hit the shelves about a month ago. This reviewer somehow missed the train on this…


True Believers w/ The Footnotes – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX

Written by James Killen May 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM Those with their ears to the ground have been hearing how Austin’s guitar army was getting back together again for some True Believers reunion activity. They’ve done a little studio time, played some gigs in and around Austin and announced a short tour that began…


Paul McCartney – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX

Written by Jim Bille May 22, 2013 at 08:00 PM Paul McCartney’s long and winding road trip stopped by The Frank Erwin Center in Austin last week for two sell out shows. It’s kind of hard to believe that McCartney had never played Austin before these shows considering the capital city’s music scene. I was…


Parker Milsap – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti May 19, 2013 at 08:00 PM Every year, Rose and I make a point to go to the Mucky Duck in Houston for KPFT 90.1’s Annual Birthday celebration around St. Patrick’s Day. It never fails that we hit on an unknown act who grabs us and we chase to see again….


Wildflower Festival (Folk Stage) – Bank of America Theater – Richardson, TX

Written by James Killen May 17, 2013 at 02:00 AM I’ve seen my share of music festivals and am an avid fan of the smorgasbord of music that is available with a wristband and a printed schedule. This year was my first experience with The Wildflower Festival in Richardson. I’m going to venture so far…


Eliza Gilkyson – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti May 16, 2013 at 09:00 PM Few things in life are constants these days in our super fast lifestyles that we are forced to endure on a day to day basis. Fortunately, music provides an oasis. A place to hide out, stop the presses and enjoy all that the Good Lord…


Taylor Swift – Toyota Center – Houston, TX

Written by Robert Johnson (@RobertSatellite on Twitter) May 16, 2013 at 08:00 PM Check out the full photo gallery here. When she started her career, Taylor Swift was just a teenager with an acoustic guitar, writing songs about her life in high school. From the beginning, she had an undeniable ability to write a catchy…


Smashing Pumpkins – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti May 15, 2013 at 08:00 PM It felt like “Deja Vu” all over again when Dr.Ray and I were able to shoehorn our way into the Bayou Music Center to catch the latest version of the Smashing Pumpkins. Back in the 90’s, when they rivaled the likes of Pearl Jam and…


Bottle Rock Napa Valley – Napa Valley Expo – Napa, CA

Written by Jim Bille May 12, 2013 at 12:00 PM Napa, California was the setting last week for the first, and hopefully annual, Bottle Rock Napa Valley music festival. Held at the twenty-six acre Napa Valley Expo close to downtown, the event had just about something for everyone. From Hip Hop to classic rock, sushi…