Category: Concert Reviews

Kinky Friedman – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jane Ponte – November 23, 2019 It isn’t every day that a legend comes to town, so when I was presented with the opportunity to do a show review for music provocateur Kinky Friedman, I jumped on it. The Texas icon is still going strong at the tender age of 75 and has…


Beat Root Revival – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti – November 02, 2019 It is always nice when you get a tip on a gig from a reliable source and it works out. This happened recently when our fellow HMR buds, Ellen and James, told us about Beat Root Revival who adorned the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston….


The Black Keys – Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jim Bille – November 12, 2019 After hiding out for four years fellow Ohioans, The Black Keys, have emerged with a new album and a U.S. tour to go along with it. Houston Toyota Center was one of the stops and by all appearances was close to sold out as the fans came…


VetsAid – Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Kevin Black – November 10, 2019 I’ve always believed that if you really want to thank a veteran, be a good American. Well, Joe Walsh is doing his part. Joe had his 3rd Annual VetsAid concert at The Toyota Center this past Sunday night where we were all inspired to respect and support…


Tedeschi Trucks Band – Hobby Center for the Performing Arts – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jim Bille – November 06, 2019 Nothing quite like a Tedeschi Trucks Band fix in the middle of the week to break up the 9-5 monotony of the daily work schedule. Kicking off their 2019 fall tour, Tedeschi Trucks Band came back to Houston last week with their soulful / blues infused twelve-piece…


Trisha Yearwood – Smart Financial Center – Sugarland, TX – Review

Written by Kevin Black – Nov.03, 2019 First let me start with the Smart Financial Centre. As always, they have laid out a beautiful facility. The sound in the venue is incredible. That is if the sound engineer the artists brings knows his stuff and the sound man with Trisha Yearwood knows exactly what he’s…


Southwest Regional Folk Alliance – Austin, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti – September 26-29, 2019 It is always great when the calendar flips to September for me. Football is back, major league baseball is heading towards the playoffs, and the anticipation of fading the Texas heat finally comes into focus.  That is all great, but the main thing about late September is…


Wilderado – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Dave Clements For some time now I have wanted to get a closer look at The White Oak Music Hall(s) and outdoor amphitheater. This venue has existed on the northern perimeter of Downtown Houston for just over three years. Before this past Friday night I just haven’t found the occasion to go.  Somehow…


Aaron Lee Tasjan – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, Texas – Review

Written by Jane Ponte I’ve been a fan of Aaron Lee Tasjan’s for several years now, and I honestly did not know what to expect when I found out he was finally coming to Houston. The former lead guitarist of the New York Dolls breezed into Houston on Friday afternoon, and after a free record…


Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Heights Theater – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Jane Ponte – 10/11/2019 A long-overdue and delightfully cool breeze blew into Houston yesterday, and I’m convinced that Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors rode directly into town on that most-welcomed change. Their nearly 2-hour performance to a packed house at The Heights Theater last night was nothing short of magical, and indeed a…