Category: Concert Reviews

The Blasters – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti It is funny how the name of a band can sometimes personify the evening’s performance. This night, the Blasters, did just that in more ways than one!  This outfit started back in 1978 out of the blue collar town of Downey, California and they came out with a no nonsense biker…


Uncle Lucius – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti The thrill you get when a band you have been supporting for years finally “breaks thru” is satisfying to say the very least. One of those , Uncle Lucius, has broken thru to thee other side of greatness in our eyes.  Going on twelve years of relentless touring has finally started…


Don Felder, Styx & REO Speedwagon – Woodlands Pavilion – Woodlands, TX – Review

Written by Dave Clements The UNITED WE ROCK summer tour hit The Woodlands Pavilion this past Saturday night with a near sold out audience in attendance. That was the good news.  The bad news was that it was damn hot and humid with an off the chart heat index!  However, more good news is the…


John Egan/Charles Bryant/Sara Van Buskirk/Mark Zeus- The Americana – Houston, Texas -Review

Written by James Killen I had the good fortune last Saturday night to see, not one, but two great shows at the Americana. The evening opened up early with John Egan who showed up with one of his resonators to entertain the cozy crowd. He played about an hour and a half of some of…


Mike Stinson – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti Rock solid.  Never mails it in. Leaves it all on the stage along with empty Silver Bullets. Best rollicking rock and roll show that is still too far under the Houston radar.  Well that about does it when describing the Mike Stinson Band!  We have had the pleasure of following Mike…


Fahl & Fahl – JP Hops House- Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen On recommendation of my friend Charles Bryant, I made the trek through late rush hour traffic to JP Hops House on Highway 6last Wednesday to catch a performance by David and Alyson Fahl. Wednesdays are soup night at the Hops House and the opening entertainment this evening was provided by an…


Benefit for Marina Rocks at the Americana – Houston, TX – Review

Written by James Killen Musicians have a bond not found in communities of other professions and when one of them has a personal need, they tend to gather together in support. The benefit last Saturday night was just such an event. If you are not familiar with Marina Rocks, just check out this YouTube video,…


Black Lillies – Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Tx – Review 06/21/17

Written by Eddie Ferranti It is rare that you can achieve a “first” when you have been tracking a band like The Black Lillies as long as we have.  Well that happened this fine evening in the always comfy confines of Main Street Crosssing in Tomball, Tx.  Meeting up beforehand with one of thee best…


Lucky Peterson – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX – 06/24/17 – Review

Written by Jim Bille After twenty plus years Lucky Peterson finally made it back to Houston last Saturday night and played at the legendary Houston Heights club Fitzgerald’s. This was probably the most fitting venue for Lucky’s return considering the club’s history of showcasing some of the best blues acts to be found anywhere for…


Nakia and the Blues Grifters – McGonigels Mucky Duck – Houston, TX – 6/8/17 Review

Written by Eddie Ferranti It is amazing how much Texas festivals we have visited over the years continue to spawn good acts to follow up on.  Viva Big Bend Fest in Alpine, Texas gave us tonight’s act Nakia. We caught him in 2013 and this time he brought along a five piece backing band called…