Monthly archives: August, 2013

Somebody’s Darling – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Aug 31, 2013 at 08:00 PM The amazing Granada Theatre. It’s one of Dallas’ landmarks and it’s been around a long long while. I graduated Richardson High and this was one of my haunts. It’s always been on Greenville Ave. just south of Mockingbird and I can remember packing more than…


Shane Sweeney – The Finding Time

Written by Samuel Barker Aug 31, 2013 at 02:00 AM Though this album has been released for quite a while now, it has recently been repressed so I deserves a rehashing. Besides, this Saturday Listening feature is for albums you should listen to, not necessarily albums that are new. Also, considering we will be covering…


Steely Dan w/ Deep Blue Organ Trio – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Dave Clements Aug 30, 2013 at 07:00 PM What is a Steely Dan? Not sure that I know. Not sure that I care. You could go to the internet like I did. You’ll find some interesting opinions there. What I can tell you is that on this Friday night at The Woodlands Pavilion,…


20 Years of Mountain Jazz: 2013 Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Music Festival

Written by Dave Clements Aug 30, 2013 at 05:22 PM We were up before 3:00 am on Saturday, August 17th to make our 6:30 flight to LAX. By 10:20 am Pacific Time we’d connected through LAX and touched down in Palm Springs.  I had my camera bag over my shoulder and luggage in hand as we…


Better Than Ezra – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Aug 29, 2013 at 09:00 PM The holidays came early for me and my HMR running mate, Dr. Ray, recently. By that I mean every year, for the past four years running, we’ve been to the killer time that is a Better Than Ezra gig at the House of Blues between…


Shawn Phillips – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by James Killen Aug 27, 2013 at 07:00 PM Shawn Phillips has been one step from the famous for most of his life. He went to school with John Denver (nee Deutchendorf) and Delbert McClinton in Fort Worth. He studied sitar with Ravi Shankar. He roomed and wrote with Donovan, sang back-up vocals for…


A Couple of Heathens – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by James Killen Aug 25, 2013 at 07:00 PM This is the first time that I’ve seen Ed and Gordy together since they played Almost Austin at the end of 2011 and listed themselves in the show as “A Couple of Heathens”. That show had had the feel of a mutually supportive song swap…


The Band of Heathens – Sunday Morning Record

Written by James Killen Aug 24, 2013 at 02:00 AM It’s been a couple of years and half a lifetime of changes since The Band of Heathens put out a new record. They hit the scene almost accidentally in 2005, releasing their first live recording, “Live from Momo’s”, in 2006. They had been getting together…


Matt Harlan & Rachel Jones – Barnes House Concerts – Houston, TX

Written by James Killen Aug 24, 2013 at 07:00 PM Barbara and I took off for the far northwest side of Houston last Saturday night, for bit of Bill and Deanna Barnes’ gracious hospitality and an evening of intimate entertainment with Matt Harlan and his bride, Rachel Jones. It was a full house crowd with…


A Conversation with Gordy Quist of The Band of Heathens

Written by James Killen Aug 21, 2013 at 02:00 AM I called Gordy Quist the other night at the behest of his publicist to get a feel for the current disposition of the Band of Heathens. Fans are quite aware that there have been personnel changes over the last year and a half or so….