Monthly archives: April, 2014

Bastille – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Robert B. Johnson (@RobertSatellite on Twitter) Bastille was the hot ticket in town. Sold out for months, Bastille entered the April 23rd show at Houston’s House of Blues riding a wave of enthusiasm. Bastille hit the scene fast and hard. Although formed in 2010, Bastille released its first full length album, Bad Blood,…


HAIM – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Thought we’d dip our toes into the young world of pop music recently when Doctor Ray and myself headed to the House of Blues in Houston to catch HAIM.  Three sisters from Los Angeles-Este on bass, Danielle on lead vocals/lead guitar and Alana Haim on guitar have been taking the world by storm for over…


Around the Edge: 26th Annual Folk Alliance Conference 2014

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 21, 2014 at 08:16 PM A milestone arrived in my life recently when I turned 60 years young. To celebrate I did what I like best-go see live music! It started with The Hollisters, then Randy Weeks, followed by Mike Stinson and then the grand finale of 3 days in…


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

Written by Eddie Ferranti When you’ve been covering bands as long as I have it is rare that real surprises come at you out of left field. Well this particular night in Houston at the packed House of Blues, Big Head Todd and the Monsters did just that. A couple in fact. Supporting his new…


Black Lillies / Howlin Brothers – Dosey Doe – Woodlands, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Apr 19, 2014 at 08:00 PM Years ago Wrigley’s came out with an ad campaign to “double your pleasure and double your fun” to describe their popular spearmint chewing gum. While I may be “dating” myself the slogan applied perfectly to the recent gig I covered at the cool Dosey Doe…


Jeff Bridges and the Abiders – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Written by Jim Bille Academy award winning actor Jeff Bridges and his band The Abiders came through Houston last weekend and gave a commendable performance at Warehouse Live. The more or less half full Warehouse ballroom probably didn’t know what to expect since Bridge’s is not very well known on the music side of the…


The Mavericks – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Standing room only, no pit and belly up to the stage. The lady with the pretty blonde hair in front of me was from Austin and wasn’t messin around. Her words almost exactly. Some of that blonde hair made into the photos, in fact I think that’s her in the photo…


Arcade Fire, Kid Koala and The Lost Bayou Ramblers – Woodlands Pavilion – Spring, TX

Written by Dave Clements When I left for The Woodlands Pavilion for a Houston Music Review Assignment on this Wednesday, April 9th, I had no idea what I was getting into with the Canadian band Arcade Fire with some Woodlands roots. I knew I liked the name of the group but I had no idea…