Monthly archives: March, 2015

Pentatonix – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

Written by Mike Pittman We have to give a huge shout out to another home town band. Well, how about home state? Live Nation brought Texas’ own 5 member platinum-selling band Pentatonix roaring into The Bayou Music Center to a totally psyched capacity crowd of about 3100. There to witness one of the hottest bands…


Two Cow Garage and Friends – Natachee’s – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker Rather than spend their off day sitting in Austin amongst the chaos that is SXSW, Two Cow Garage brought their tour to Natachee’s for a special kind of show. What made it special? Well, instead of the face-melting rock n’ roll of a normal Two Cow Garage show, each member did…


Helmet – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX

Written by Samuel Barker When I was 15, Helmet released their landmark album, Betty. At the time, the sounds of the album filled the air anywhere I went with my radio. So, it was pretty special to see my 15 year old son walking around with the album blaring from his iPad as the 20th…


Bush – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Growing up rocking in the 70’s was a great era of music for me.  Moving to Texas in the 80’s I got to experience the styles from that era along with the “Grunge Movement” that spilled into the 90’s.  Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam were all faves, but one band stood…


Mt.Thelonious / Ordinary Elephant – J Hops House – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti The old phrase of “the third time is the charm” works quite well in describing our recent experience with St.Louis based trio ‘Mt.Thelonius’. Rose and I had seen them at both Southwest Regional Folk Alliance 2104 and Folk Alliance International 2015 where snippets of them made us yearn to see what a full…


Mike Stinson / Brian Whelan – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferantti Two longtime buds got together and invited us to join them in the form of Mike Stinson and Brian Whelan at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. We had caught Whelan a few years back when he had a four piece including Stinson on drums at Under the Volcano. This go around was a two…


Baskery – Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Fresh off our visit to Kansas City for Folk Alliance International, we were greeted by one of our favorite groups from that event in the form of Baskery. This Swedish trio of sisters were playing at McGonigels Mucky Duck just thirteen days after we saw them blow away a packed ballroom…


Red Molly – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

Written by Eddie Ferranti Fresh off Folk Alliance 2015, we encountered our first “find’ in Houston from that event at the venerable McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Three fine and talented ladies comprise NY based “Red Molly” in the form of Laurie MacAllister on bass, Abbie Gardner on dobro and Molly Venter on guitar. What caught our ear in…


Fleetwood Mac – Toyota Center – Houston, TX

Written by Mike Pittman It was one of those rare Houston nights. Nice and clear with hardly a cloud in the sky which agreed with concertgoers since the Toyota Center was just about sold out for the 2nd time in 3 months for Fleetwood Mac. What is it about this band? Is it that we’ve…