Growing up in the late '70s and early '80s, bands like Heart were the bane of my existence. As a teenager, I cringed when hits like "Magic Man" or "Barracuda" were constantly coming from the radio in my dad's car. Sure, both Ann and Nancy Wilson were easy on the eyes, but this stuff was Led Zeppelin ... More >>
As we sit in our cubicles, school chairs or desks today, the Texas sky is relentless with its 73-degree beauty, tempting all of us to turn on some tunes, throw up our hands and have recess. Texas has just reached the perfect time of year when all of the alchemy is correct for hosting a plethora of m ... More >>
Tribute bands... ugh. From Jason Bonham's Zeppelin Experience to Peter Hook's, I guess, Joy Division Experience, the tribute band is a big sad ball of has-been. Or in Bonham's case, a never was.
Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin ExperienceFair Park Music HallNovember 18, 2010Better than: I could have ever expected.Not being a fan of cover or tribute bands, I ventured down to Fair Park Music Hall with quite a bit of trepidation. Sure, Jason Bonham was the son of John Bonham, the (sadly deceased ... More >>
Jason BonhamJason Bonham loves talking about his old man, former Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. And why not? Before his untimely and early demise, John Bonham was considered one of rock's mightiest drummers. Jason followed in his father's musical footsteps sa a drummer, and even ended up repla ... More >>
By this busy line up of shows, you'd think it's already Friday.
Monotonix, Joan of Arc, J. Roddy & The BusinessThe LoftNovember 5, 2010 Better than: going to a concert and not getting a trashcan thrown in my direction.Danny FulgencioMonotonix... and friends! Want more pictures from Friday's show? View the slideshow.A Monotonix concert took place at Th ... More >>
Dirk LindnerDJ ShadowWhen DJ Shadow released his game-changing record Endtroducing..., he pretty much left all other DJs, well, in the shadows. The records he released following his monster debut haven't quite lived up to Endtroducing..., but he continues to push the envelope. And, next year, we' ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, May 18, 2010...What is it with drummers and their tribute bands? Looks like Jason Bonham took a page out of Steven Adler's book.Jazz legend Hank Jones has passed away.You expect a band member to overdose on any variety of drugs... but, Viagr ... More >>
Marky Mark becomes a Rock Star, but he doesn't get to enjoy it
Bluh; Pleasant Grove in Germany; The Early Line; Trees turns 10; Rubber Gloves gets wet; And so much more
Julian Lennon knows he sounds like his dad, thanks very much