Monthly archives: August, 2014

Chicago / REO Speedwagon – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands, TX

Written by Dave Clements We headed to The Woodlands Pavilion on the Friday that began the Labor Day holiday weekend feeling grateful that the weathermen pretty much got it wrong.  There was a high percentage chance of rain called for but the night was breezy and mild…much like the bands performing on this night.  Research…


Crosby Stills & Nash – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

Written by Jim Bille It’s hard to believe that it’s been forty-five years since Crosby Stills & Nash released their first album and in some ways it’s equally hard to believe that they are still performing and recording new material. I’ve seen CS&N a number of times, always in massive arenas or stadiums and really…


Matt Woods w/ Caleb Caudle – Ashford Pub – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Last time I strolled through the doors of the Ashford Pub to see Matt Woods, it was a gorgeous Sunday afternoon and Woods poured out a few hours of songs for those lucky enough to wander in for an afternoon drink before that dreaded Monday alarm clock. This time, Woods was…


The Bottle Rockets w/ Marshall Crenshaw – Continental Club – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Last winter, The Bottle Rockets re-released their first two albums and, finally, the band that, together with Uncle Tupelo, got the Alt. Country movement moving had a moment in the sun. Those of you from Texas will appreciate the analogy of The Bottle Rockets to Billy Joe Shaver. For over two…


Patrice Pike – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti There are a lot of singer/songwriters that come and go for various reasons in the unpredictable landscape that is the music business these days. One that keeps on keepin’ on is one Patrice Pike out of Austin,Texas. She has been more than just a performer HMR has followed over the years in that she…


Dave & Phil Alvin – The Crighton Theatre – Conroe, TX

Written by Jim Bille They say good things come to those who wait and wait is what many music fans had to do for some thirty years, that is until a couple of months ago when the notorious Alvin brothers, Phil and Dave, patched up a few of their differences long enough to record what…


Rowdy Day Fest – Galveston County Fairgrounds – Hitchcock, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti In the busy musical world I live in,  discovering new events to cover come out of nowhere sometime. Even in places you never expect like the Galveston County Fairgrounds in Hitchcock, Texas for instance.    The Tenth Annual ‘Rowdy Day Fest’ took place from Noon to close to Midnight and was a most worthwhile undertaking….


Ted Nugent – House of Blues – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti 6511.  That is the exact number that Ted Nugent proclaimed of how many gigs he has hit the stage in his long and rockin’ career as he strutted out at the packed House of Blues in Houston, Texas.   Well I’ve been to at least 11 of those and tonight he was backing his latest…


YES – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti 1969 seems a long time ago, but I got to travel back to that time frame recently with ease.  One of the most “progressive” rock bands of all time landed in Houston at the killer venue Bayou Music Center in the form of Yes. The monikor seems so dated now, but how…