Saturday, May 31, 2008

More shows ... woo-hoo!


Hey! Tonight:

Hard rock bands Warchild, Altar Ego, and Drachen [pictured above] at Changing Times.

Robert Frith, Douglas Greer, and Madison Monroe at the Logon Cafe.

Soul Vacation at Madison's.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

BoomFest '09 Announced

On the BoomFest blog, the brains behind the scenes write: "Following the success of the 2008 Boomtown Film and Music Festival, we're pleased to announce that BoomFest '09 will take place on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 of next year. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for further news. Planning has already begun in earnest to make the 2009 festival an even bigger hit than the first one!" Bookmark their blog at: http://www.myspace.com/setxfilm

Monday, May 26, 2008

Drachen This Weekend At Changing Times


Chester Moore [Drachen / Freak 13] shot me an e-mail about an upcoming Drachen show this weekend with Alter Ego and Warchild at Changing Times - and sent along this flyer [pictured above]. Drachen, featuring Moore on bass, Raven on lead vocals, Reggie Salas on guitar and Aron Boyle on drums, blends European and American metal with a hardcore thrash flavor. Cover charge is $5. Call 409-892-4130 for more info. Check out Drachen's MySpace site at: http://www.myspace.com/drachenmetal and send YOUR show info and pics to: brentblogtx@yahoo.com

Saturday, May 24, 2008

We Were Wolves Sets 6/6 Show At Antones


Local rock band We Were Wolves will appear in concert with Uptown and The Kinship June 6 at Antone's on Crockett Street in beautiful downtown Beaumont, Texas.

6/6! Two-thirds of the sign of the beast!

The lineup of We Were Wolves [pictured above] includes the ever-popular Jake Hooker [Molly Maguires / Diabetics] as well as Daniel, Drew, and Zach, who all rock. Watch the blog for more on the band known as We Were Wolves.

In the meantime, check out We Were Wolves' MySpace site at:

David Allan Coe & Five Finger Death Punch Together At Crockett Street 05/29

Well, sort of.

On May 29 at Crockett Street, outlaw country legend David Allan Coe appears in concert at the Dixie Dancehall.

And on the same night, metal band Five Finger Death Punch performs at Antone's.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y. - NITE! 05/24


What are you in the mood for this weekend?

Three big shows Saturday night in Beaumont, Texas offer a wide variety of music to choose from.

At the Vortex on 11th Street, the DollyRockers, Boggdown, and Skrump appear in concert.

At Antone's on Crockett Street, Knuckle Deep and Ashes Lain perform.

At the Art Studio on Franklin Street in beautiful downtown Beaumont, Seven Cries, The Last of The Living, The Hear After, We Took the Sky, and We Are Legion appear.

Or if you don't like any of that, you can always go see Indy 4 again.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Gigs Gigs Gigs 05/20 and Beyond

Shows coming up this week include:

May 20 - El Floppy Tacos at Madison's.

May 22 - Brandon Rhyder at Whiskey River.

May 23 - Slow Rollin' Lows at the Logon Cafe; and Knotch at Antone's.

Send your show info and pics to:
brentblogtx@yahoo.com

Buffalo Blonde 05/30 @ The Logon C@fe



Pete Churton of local rock band Buffalo Blonde shot me an e-mail about the band's upcoming gig.
Pete writes:

"Yes, music lovers, it's true. Buffalo Blonde will be rockin' the Logon once again at 9 p.m. on Friday, May 30. So mark your calendars, grab yourfriends, family, spouses, lovers, ex-lovers and anyone else you can think of and come on out for an evening of Genuine American Rock-N-Roll. There will be the usual $5 cover charge and all the great pub grub and drink you can handle. The Logon Cafe is located at 3805 Calder in Beaumont next to CVS Pharmacy. Their phone number is 832-1529. As always, we appreciate your interest and support. Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested. And remember ... rock responsibly!"



Saturday, May 17, 2008

Big Dog Home Grown Show Tonight

If you're not too wiped from today's 15 bands for 15 bucks event at Boomfest, local radio station Big Dog 106 is hosting the “Home Grown Live” show tonight at Antone's on Crockett Street in beautiful downtown Beaumont, Texas. Adakain, Four Men Walking and Uptown are set to play. You gotta be 18 or older to get in and cover is $7.

Friday, May 16, 2008

KFG MySpace Exclusive!


Get a sneak preview of KFG's new single "RAID" at www.myspace.com/kfgkungfugrip

Turn it up loud!

Rock Goddesses Tonight


My good friend Tommy Mann over at http://www.localmusicguide.net/ reports that "The Rock Goddess Showcase" is happening at Antone's on Crockett Street [Beaumont, Texas] tonight. The showcase features two local groups and two regional bands - Broken Mary [from Orange - http://www.myspace.com/brokenmary ], Drachen [from SETX], The Vettes [from New Orleans] and She Craves [from Austin]. They all rock. They're all hot. I love 'em all, especially Raven [pictured above] and Drachen [ http://www.myspace.com/drachenmetal ]. The doors for this must-see show are scheduled to open at 8 p.m. at Antone's. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. The order of appearance will be Broken Mary, She Craves, The Vettes and Drachen. Admission will be is $7 but you have to be 18 or older to get in.

Boomtown Fest Saturday 05/17

Reminder: Boomtown Fest takes place May 17 in various locations of beautiful downtown Beaumont, Texas.

On the live music showcase front, holy crap, a lot of cool bands are playing, including:

Cousin Phelpy - local alternative rock band featuring cousins Carlo and Greg Busceme with Britney Flippo. This band is one to watch. More on them in a later post. Bookmark their myspace

Drummond Hill - SETX native Steven Woodard offers an electro-rock project featuring a mix of African beats and mellow voices. Check out his myspace

Fuzion of Elements - performing rock, soul, funk, country, hip hop, rockabilly, and more. Check out their myspace

Happy Mothers Day - Ben Jennings, Brandon Perkins and AJ Wiebusch describes their acoustic music as "alt-country tinged freak folk." Check out their myspace

Mike Truth & The Replacement Killers - Austin-based act blends funk, rap, rock, jazz and r&b. Check out their myspace

Molly Maguires - the SETX instrumental surf-punk giants rock and rule any stage they hit. Bookmark their myspace now.

Nice Work If You Can Get It - performs funky blues. Check out their myspace

Robert Frith - winner of the 2007 Texas Singer/Songwriter of The Year Award. The Port Arthur native mixes Cajun, zydeco, country, southern rock, soul, gospel, bluegrass and more. Visit his web site at robertfrith.com, or check out his myspace

The Scraps - one of my most favorite local bands. The Scraps deliver a muscular mix of swaggering punk, rock and blues and they are determined to tear the fuckin' roof off the place. Mark my words, these guys are going to be huge. Go bookmark their myspace right this second.

Section 8 - classic rock covers from the '70s and '80s. See 'em on youtube

Tim Apshire - Go check out his myspace already.

Uptown - same for them. Do the myspace thing.

We Were Wolves - another important rock band from Beaumont - featuring my buddy Jake Hooker. Bookmark their myspace too.

For schedules and ticket prices, hit the fest's site at:http://www.boomtownfestival.com/index/Home.html

The Scraps Tonight Muthafuckas!


SETX's rocking The Scraps appear in concert tonight at The Art Studio on Franklin Street in beautiful downtown Beaumont for the kick-off party to this weekend's Boomtown Film & Music Festival.

If you've never seen The Scraps before, here's your chance to check 'em out - and while you're at it, pick up a copy of their CD "Static Revolver." It contains five vital tunes: "Release," "Static Revolver," "Date With Death," Cold Side" and my favorite "Sud Suckers."

Hit their MySpace site at:
http://www.myspace.com/thescraps

Edit: The Crazy Ivans open the show at 8 p.m., so don't come late.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Kevin Fowler's Texas Tunes Tonight

Texas country artist Kevin Fowler appears in concert at Whiskey River tonight. A good friend of mine tells me that Thursday nights are best time to be at Whiskey River because "things are more laid back - and the place is packed with beautiful women." Also tonight, B.B. and Company play at Mackenzie's Pub and Trip Wamsley performs at The Logon Cafe.

For those of you hitting the Kevin Fowler show at Whiskey River tonight, be sure to send digital pics of all those beautiful women to:
brentblogtx@yahoo.com

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tonight! 05/13

The Ed Dix Jazz Quintet performs at Mackenzie's Pub; and El Floppy Tacos appear at Madison's.

Or you can stay home.

WE'RE GONNA HAVE A TV PARTY TONIGHT! [ALL RIGHT!]

Jake Hooker Approves This Blog


Jake Hooker, guitarist of We Were Wolves and The Molly Maguires, supports the SETX scene and approves this blog. And he thinks you should too!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Oral History Of The Supersuckers



Eddie Spaghetti, frontman of The Supersuckers:

"Our story is almost impossible to believe. This band is literally a human cartoon. We all grew up among the dead-ends and cactus needles of Tucson, Arizona and have known each other since grade school. We graduated from the same high school together at the same time (a school immortalized in our song “Santa Rita High”) and we chose to play in a band together because we liked to hang out together, not because we were great musicians or anything. I truly believe that a band is defined by their limitations, that what they can’t (or won’t) do is just as important as what they can do. I guess that, in this era of pre-fabricated, put-together-to-have-a-hit bands, we’re kind of an aberration and I gotta tell ya that that makes us smile a little every day."

Reminder: The Supersuckers appear in concert with local rockers The Scraps and We Were Wolves May 12 at The Vortex, 2530 North 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Monday Night! 05/12



Reminder: The Supersuckers appear in concert with local rockers The Scraps [pictured above] and We Were Wolves May 12 at The Vortex, 2530 North 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Jitterbug Contest!




Shows, shows, we got shows this weekend and beyond in Beaumont, Texas [unless noted otherwise].

May 9:
The Chester Daigle Band at Suga's.
Stoney LaRue at Antone's.
Brad Brinkley & Comfort Zone at Madison's.
Danny O'Flaherty at The Logon Cafe.
Jamie Bergeron and Kickin' Cajuns at Whiskey River [Jitterbug Contest!].
Glory Glory, This Is Heresy, and Common Grey at the Port Neches KC Hall.

May 10:
Joe Carmouch at Suga's.
Deja Blues and Stone Cold at The Logon Cafe.
Joe Jitsu, La Snacks, and O'Doyle Rules at The Vortex.
The Dustin Powell Band at Madison's.
Kris Harper at The Texas Star Bar.

May 12:
The Supersuckers, We Were Wolves and The Scraps at The Vortex.
The Night and Day Orchestra at The Logon Cafe.

May 13:
The Ed Dix Jazz Quintet at Mackenzie's Pub.
El Floppy Tacos at Madison's.

May 14:
Tod Stark at Hogg Wild.

May 15:
Kevin Fowler at Whiskey River.
B.B. and Company at Mackenzie's Pub.
Trip Wamsley at The Logon Cafe.

Send your show info [and Jitterbug Contest pics] to:
brentblogtx@yahoo.com

Supersuckers Swag


Free Flyer!

Goodbye Joe



Message from Joe: "After 11 long fun-filled years of music, Joe Jitsu has decided to call it quits. We will be playing our final show on Saturday May 10th at The Vortex. We hope to see all of ya there! Love, JOE JITSU."

Visit the Joe Jitsu shrine at: http://www.myspace.com/joejitsumusic

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Members of Wormdirt, KFG, recording this weekend


Tom McMurray of Smelly Menace Records [and drummer extraordinaire] with be recording new material with local rock band Wormdirt [pictured above] this weekend. Plus, Tom - who just happens to the drummer of KFG [KungFuGrip] - and myself [lead singer of same KFG] will be laying down some new tracks to compliment the material that Warren Lutz [guitar] and Pete Mayes [bass] recorded when they were in SETX last month. New music is good. Especially with beer. Visit Smelly Menance Records at: http://www.myspace.com/smellymenacerecords

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Supersuckers Fun Facts!

Did you know that The Supersuckers:

Performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” backing Willie Nelson.

Played Woodstock 2000

Played Reading/Leeds festivals

Toured extensively throughout the world including Russia, Japan, Australia, etc…

Recorded with Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson, Kelley Deal of The Breeders.

Toured with Pearl Jam, Ramones, Social Distortion, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Kelly Clarkson, 50 Cent, and Neil Diamond?

From: http://www.supersuckers.com/

Reminder: The Supersuckers appear in concert with local rockers The Scraps and We Were Wolves May 12 at The Vortex, 2530 North 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Supersuckers Testimonials

“If you don’t like the Supersuckers, you don’t like Rock-N-Roll.” -Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead.

“They played my birthday party. They rock!” -Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam.

“Every time I hear the word ‘Supersucker,’ I’m reminded of an older gentleman who went into the strip bar and the hooker c’m dancing up to him and said ‘Superpussy!’ and he said ‘Soup, please.’” -Willie Nelson.

“Supersuckers…I love the Supersuckers, our whole band loves you guys!” -Robin Zander from Cheap Trick.

“The Supersuckers understand that great rock and great country are, at least on a spiritual level, exactly the same thing. Rock on, boys.” -Steve Earle.

“The Supersuckers rock ferociously whenever they feel like it and what really matters is ending this sentence with an exclamation point!” -Little Steven Van Zandt, E Street Band, Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

“Supersuckers... Everyone knows the Supersuckers” -Elijah Wood [SXSW 2008].

From:
http://www.supersuckers.com

Reminder: The Supersuckers appear in concert with local rockers The Scraps and We Were Wolves May 12 at The Vortex, 2530 North 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.

SUPERSUCKERS!


Hell yeah!

The Supersuckers [above] appear in concert with local rockers The Scraps and We Were Wolves May 12 at The Vortex, 2530 North 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas!

It's a Monday night. Guess who will be shitfaced at work Tuesday morning?

Call The Vortex at 409-892-5766 for more info.
Visit The Supersuckers' online at:

Candlebox ... ?

Yeah, '90s grunge-lite band Candlebox is appearing in concert Wednesday night [May 7] at Ford Park - well, Ford Exhibit Hall anyway - in Beaumont, Texas.

Candlebox. I know, I know ... I'm not a fan either. So what can I say about the band?

Erm ...

Well ...

Uh ...

I got nuthin.'

But a couple of local acts, The Kinship and Image 6, are opening up the show. Good for them.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 - to which I say "What the fuck?"

Monday, May 5, 2008

Dude, Where's My Rock Goddesses



My good friend Tommy Mann over at http://www.localmusicguide.net/ reports that "The Rock Goddess Showcase" is coming to Antone's on Crockett Street [Beaumont, Texas] on May 16th.

The showcase will features two local groups and two regional bands - Broken Mary [from Orange - http://www.myspace.com/brokenmary ], Drachen [from SETX and featuring Raven, pictured above], The Vettes [from New Orleans] and She Craves [from Austin]. They all rock. They're all hot. Still, I want more. [Story of my life]. What's my problem, you ask? I'll tell ya - local rock band Fictive Kin isn't on the lineup. Nothing at all against the other four bands - I love 'em all, especially Raven and Drachen [ http://www.myspace.com/drachenmetal ] - but fans of Fictive Kin also consider Mona and Alura to be fuckin' Rock Goddesses.

Just sayin.'

Anyway, the doors for this must-see show are scheduled to open at 8 p.m. at Antone's. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. The order of appearance will be Broken Mary, She Craves, The Vettes and Drachen. Admission will be is $7 but you have to be 18 or older to get in.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Boomtown



Are you ready for a new spring music and film festival?

Fuck Ford Park again - I'm talking about the Boomtown Fest!

The film & music festival takes place May 17 in various locations of beautiful downtown Beaumont, Texas.

On the film front, guests include:

Ed Neumeier - writer of two of my favorite movies, "Robocop" and "Starship Troopers."
Igo Kantor - producer/composer/editor who worked on both Ed Wood's "Bride Of The Monster" and Russ Meyer's "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"
And others.

On the live music showcase front, holy crap, a lot of cool bands are playing, including:

Cousin Phelpy - local alternative rock band featuring cousins Carlo and Greg Busceme with Britney Flippo. This band is one to watch. More on them in a later post. Bookmark their myspace

Drummond Hill - SETX native Steven Woodard offers an electro-rock project featuring a mix of African beats and mellow voices. Check out his myspace

Fuzion of Elements - performing rock, soul, funk, country, hip hop, rockabilly, and more. Check out their myspace

Happy Mothers Day - Ben Jennings, Brandon Perkins and AJ Wiebusch describes their acoustic music as "alt-country tinged freak folk." Check out their myspace

Mike Truth & The Replacement Killers - Austin-based act blends funk, rap, rock, jazz and r&b. Check out their myspace

Molly Maguires - the SETX instrumental surf-punk giants rock and rule any stage they hit. Seriously, one of the best bands in the area. If you've never seen them, what the fuck are you waiting for? Bookmark their myspace now.

Nice Work If You Can Get It - performs funky blues. Check out their myspace

Robert Frith - winner of the 2007 Texas Singer/Songwriter of The Year Award. The Port Arthur native mixes Cajun, zydeco, country, southern rock, soul, gospel, bluegrass and more. Visit his web site at robertfrith.com, or check out his myspace

The Scraps - one of my most favorite local bands [pictured at the top of the post]. The Scraps deliver a muscular mix of swaggering punk, rock and blues and they are determined to tear the fuckin' roof off the place. Mark my words, these guys are going to be huge. More to come on a later post. Go bookmark their myspace right this second.
Section 8 - classic rock covers from the '70s and '80s. See 'em on youtube

Tim Apshire - Go check out his myspace already.

Uptown - same for them. Do the myspace thing.

We Were Wolves - another important rock band from Beaumont. Bookmark their myspace too.

For schedules and ticket prices, hit the fest's site at:
http://www.boomtownfestival.com/index/Home.html

Connect The Dots



Are you ready for a new summer music festival?

Fuck Ford Park, I'm talkin' about Connect The Dots '08.

The Connect The Dots Music Festival is the brainchild of Robert from indie rock band La Snacks [pictured above].
On his MySpace page, Robert says he hopes to "connect Beaumont to the rest of the Texas music scene."

"It's kinda of an Austin meets Beaumont fest but that name sucks so we used connect the dots," he says.

The Connect The Dots Music Festival takes place August 22 and 23 at The Vortex on 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.

The lineup includes:

Friday August 22
8 p.m. - DJ Totally Trashed
9 p.m. - Uptown (Beaumont)
10 p.m. - Meryll (Austin)
11 p.m. - Sharks From Space (Beaumont)
12 a.m. - Pat from Pataphysics (Austin)
1 a.m. - La Snacks (Austin/Beaumont)

Saturday August 23
8 p.m. - DJ Totally Trashed
9 p.m. - We Were Wolves (Beaumont)
10 p.m. - Daniel Francis Doyle (Austin)
11 p.m. - Molly Maguire's (Beaumont)
12 a.m. - Transmography (Austin)
1 a.m. - Ringo Deathstarr (Austin/Kinda Beaumont)

Admission is gonna be $10 for the weekend, if I understand the concept.

What are you waiting for? Go check out the festival's MySpace site at:
http://www.myspace.com/connectthedotsfestival

Friday, May 2, 2008

Some Other Gigs

ZZ Top and the Southern Hustlin' Tour cancelled on us this weekend, but there's still a few places in Beaumont to hear some local live music.

Over at Antone's on Crockett St., singer-songwriter Mike Zito plays May 2 [tonight] and rock band War of Reason appears May 3.

At the Logon Cafe on Calder, acoustic trio Ward, Bowen & Steinman performs at 8:30 tonight, while blues-rock act Kenny Wiebusch & the Outstanding Warrants appears at 9 p.m. May 3.

Down on 11th Street at The Vortex, swampy blues-rock trio Bones plays May [tonight as mentioned in a previous post] and Opie Hendrix & the Texas Tall Boys appear 10 p.m. May 3.

If anyone hears about anything else worth a damn this weekend, shoot me an e-mail over at brentblogtx@yahoo.com

Art Studio May Band Nite


ZZ Top Reset

KBTV is reporting that the ZZ Top show set for Ford Park this weekend has been cancelled - but is being reset.

http://setxhomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=7535

Hopefully, the new show will have a better opening act. Just sayin.'

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Write Your Own Caption


Sing Fat Man, Sing!

If you wanna see me and the guys rockin' out, click on:
http://www.youtube.com/user/mcmurder666
and select the "KungFuGrip 10 Year Reunion" videos. [1 through 4]

The more beer you drink, the better it sounds!