Monthly archives: July, 2014

Jubal Lee Young – On a Dark Highway

Written by Michael Pittman Jul 31, 2014 at 03:00 PM Usually, if you’re anything like me, you have to listen to an entire CD before beginning to get into the point, but there are times those times when you just can’t wait. Maybe you listen for a theme..or a streak of inspiration that helps you…


Van Morrison – Slieve Donard Hotel – Newcastle, Ireland

Written by Dave Clements Sometimes in life the stars line up just right and something unexpected and wonderful occurs.  In my case, a star, one star, lined up just right with my already scheduled travel plans to Ireland.  Van the Man, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mr. Van Morrison, gave a unique performance in…


Suzanna Choffel – Aussies – Austin, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti A different scenario opened up for Rose and myself in the world of music coverage in Austin, Texas.  Along with covering a musician we got to participate in community service when the Barefoot Wine / Surfrider Foundation Beach Rescue Project rolled into Lady Bird Lake. The project, now in its eighth…


Ana Popovic – Dosey Doe – Woodlands, TX

Written by Michael Pittman It’s not your usual pathway, but then I would expect no less from one of guitar’s most pleasantly unusual stars. Coming to the stage at Dosey Doe from Memphis, via Amsterdam while being originally from Serbia is Ana Popovic, perhaps one of the most dedicated, and excitingly talented musicians I’ve witnessed…


The Neighbourhood – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

Written by Robert B. Johnson (@RobertSatellite on Twitter) It was all black and white. That’s the way The Neighbourhood presents itself. Everything is black and white. With fans at Bayou Music Center clad in black and white, nWo-esque THE NBHD t-shirts, and black and white video imagery playing on the background screens, The Neighbourhood hit…


The Mastersons – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti “Okay would you please make us welcome!” That is the way the Mastersons took the stage at a sold out gig at the venerable McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston, Texas. Rose and I had caught them in January spontaneously, but this time we were booked in advance anticipating the return of…


Michael Franks – Dosey Doe – Woodlands, TX

Written by Michael Pittman Personally, this was the show of the year for me. Michael Franks came around in December of last year and I had to miss it, so when Steve out at Dosey Doe told me Franks was coming back I was just about salivating with anticipation. Although he’s a different genre, the…


Black Flag – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker There is a double-edged sword aspect to being in a punk rock band, especially a landmark one. For being a genre/community that wore non-conformity on their sleeves, the straight-line rules made sure everyone wore the same non-conformity on their sleeves…oh, the irony of it all. The resurrection of Black Flag by…


Blind Owl Band – The Abilene – Rochester, NY

Written by Eddie Ferranti Nobody on the planet enjoys vacations more than me and my sweet Rose.  On our most recent one we went back to the Buffalo/Rochester area for the fourth time.  Being from Kansas and Ohio originally we dig what we call the “Heartland hominess” of that area.   Unless you go or have lived up…


Johnnyswim – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Mike Pittman I was blown away.  One of my favorite shows on so many levels is Live From Daryl’s House. Remember Daryl Hall from Hall & Oats? All the shows are archived  at www.livefromdarylshouse.com if you’ve never seen it.  So I was blown away by Johnnyswim (www.johnnyswim.com) when I just happened upon them…