Monthly archives: November, 2013

Joe Bonamassa – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

Written by Dave Clements Nov 27, 2013 at 08:00 PM It was the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house everyone was stirring  including the darned ole mouse…at least that was the case in Houston’s Bayou Music Center this Thanksgiving Eve. The occasion was The Guitar Slinging Joe Bonamassa coming to town to show…


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis w/ Talib Kweli & Big K.R.I.T. – Reliant Arena – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Nov 27, 2013 at 07:00 PM From the underground hip-hop community in Seattle, WA comes one of the most invigorating stories in years, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. These two created a novelty hit with Thrift Shop, but even under the silliness and humor of that songs laid a toss to realism…


Gary Clark, Jr. – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Nov 26, 2013 at 08:00 PM Gary Clark Jr. picked up a guitar at age 12 and 17 years later, he has risen to the top as one of the baddest blues rock guitarist on the scene today. He culled his trade in Austin for years but got his big break…


Sara Hickman w/ The Paper Moon Shiners – Dosey Doe Cafe – Conroe, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Nov 23, 2013 at 07:00 PM Sara Hickman is a woman who wears more than one hat for sure. She has been named one of Performing Songwriter’s 100 most influential Independent Artists, as well as an avid supporter of many charities and organizations benefitting children, women, and health. She donates her…


Smokey Robinson – Choctaw Event Center – Durant, OK

Written by Dave Clements Nov 22, 2013 at 08:00 PM Ooh Baby Baby, the rain was coming down, the wind was howling, and the temperatures were hovering just about freezing as we crossed over the state line. Destination… Choctaw Event Center in Durant, Oklahoma. All the arrangements had been made for this huge fan to…


Mike Stinson & the Repeat Offenders – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Nov 16, 2013 at 06:00 PM They say good guys finish last, but in the case of Mr. Mike Stinson, I beg to differ. Stinson has been calling Houston home for 4 years or so now and his non-stop playing in every nook and cranny from here to Austin and a…


Rihanna w/ A$AP Rocky – Toyota Center – Houston, TX

Written by Dave Clements Nov 14, 2013 at 08:00 PM Houston’s finest women came in droves to the Toyota Center to see Rihanna on this night dressed as if they had spent the last week at the Galleria with an unlimited bankroll. Their mission was to look hot in less …from head to heels. Special…


Josh Groban w/ Judith Hill – Toyota Center – Houston, TX

Written by Dave Clements Nov 12, 2013 at 08:00 PM As the first cold front of fall dropped temperatures down into the 30’s here in Houston, Josh Groban arrived to bring those temperatures back up. That fact was clearly felt by the many female fans who poured into the Toyota Center to see the 32…


Drag the River – Drag the River

Written by Samuel Barker Nov 02, 2013 at 02:00 AM Many years ago, I picked up a Drag the River’s Live at the Starlight album. For a lot of kids into punk rock, especially southern ones, this was a validation of their affinity for country music. Most of us had grown up with our grandparents…