Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jokers Wild - Upcoming Events

Thursday [July 31] - Cross Canadian Ragweed at Whiskey River in Beaumont, Texas.

Friday [Aug. 1] - Angels and Outlaws with Warchild at Changing Times on 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.


Saturday [Aug. 2] - Opie Hendrix and Sam Suicide at The Vortex on 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas; Fuzion of Elements at Changing Times on 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.

Thursday [Aug. 7] - The Eli Young Band at Whiskey River in Beaumont, Texas; The Vettes and the HighLines at The Vortex on 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.

Friday [Aug.8] - The Unnamed Project For Revenge, Altar Ego and Proximity at The Vortex on 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.

Saturday [Aug. 9] - Percy Sledge, The Fabulous Boogie Kings, Louisiana Express, and Eazy at The Robert "Bob" Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur Texas; Longtooth at Changing Times on 11th Street in Beaumont Texas.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Never Mind The Batman: Joker Inspired by Legendary Punk Rockers


Allow me to geek out for a second.

While it's been reported that the filmmakers behind the epic film "The Dark Knight" based its contemporary real-world version of the iconic comic villain The Joker on punk rock icons like Iggy Pop of The Stooges and Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols, Christian Bale [THE goddamn Batman] recently told the UK Telegraph that the late Heath Ledger [who died in January of an accidental drugs overdose] had also watched video clips of Sid Vicious, the late Sex Pistols bassist, while researching the role.

The 34-year-old Bale said: "Heath's created an anarchic Joker unlike any ever seen before.
"He modelled the part on Sid Vicious which made this punk-like character. I think it is a classic portrayal of a great villain."

Says the Telegraph: The punk rock icon, whose real name was John Simon Ritchie, died in New York 1979, also from a drugs overdose. The troubled musician - renowned for his violent behaviour - was facing trial over the murder of his former girlfriend Nancy Spungen at the time of his death.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Few Shows In Beaumont, Texas This Week[End]

Tonight [July 23] James Otto appears in concert at Whiskey River.

Thursday [July 24] Stoney LaRue plays at Whiskey River; and Retroactive is at the Logon Cafe.

Friday [July 25] Madison Monroe and Douglas Greer perform at the Logon Cafe; Wayne Toups is at Whiskey River; Amplified Heat, Shandon Sahm and Whorehound rock the Vortex; and Bad Faith and Longneck Road perform at Changing Times.

Saturday [July 26] Three Legged Dawg performs at Changing Times; and the Crazy Ivans, Shotgun Hustler and Cousin Phelpy rock the The Vortex.

And Monday [July 28] With Guns Drawn, Kill The Theory and Novista appear in concert at the Vortex.

This Friday At Changing Times

Laurie posts about a show this weekend at Changing Times on her blog I Can Leave My Hat On. Check it out at:

http://missneworleans.blogspot.com/2008/07/friday-night.html

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Pink Floyd Laser Light Show. At Ford Park. Really.

And my award for the "OH HELL NO" show of 2008 goes to:

The "Rock Under Cover Tour 08" with the "Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular" tonight [July 19] at Ford Pavilion in - you guessed it - Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas.

Seriously, WTF?

While Pink Floyd laser light shows are about as pointless as say, tribute bands, the show does include some actual live music from ... tribute bands.

No Quarter is a Led Zeppelin tribute band and Destroyer is - you guessed it again - a KISS tribute band. [Look, I like KISS, but honestly, Love Gun would have been be a much cooler name, don't you think?]

And tickets are $25 - half a tank of gas for a Ford Focus! Insane.

I'm so sick and fucking tired of all these lame-ass Ford Park shows that I could really just spit. I mean, the place could host local music festivals and bring in cool Texas music artists like Jesse Dayton [he's the guy who provided the music for Banjo & Sullivan in Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects - AND he's from SETX] - but no, instead we get fucking Pink Floyd laser light shows. It's insulting.

If you like rock-n-roll, boycott this show. Instead, go to the Art Studio tonight and check out six local rock bands. All the cool people will be there - and they'll have hot dogs.

Home Sweet Home

http://deadwallwindow.blogspot.com/2008/04/multimedia-message_8620.html

Tonight's The "Nite" [With Wieners]


This is it. The Art Studio Inc. on Franklin in beautiful downtown Beaumont, Texas hosts an SETX rock showcase tonight [July 19] with We Were Wolves, Crazy Ivans, Cousin Phelpy, Obscene Orchestra and Nugs McSplendy & The Narcoleptics. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. and cover is $5. Oh yeah, it's BYOB for 21-and-up and free hot dogs for everyone! Mmm ... wieners.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Tonight!

What's on tap for July 18? The Rick Show appears at the Logon Cafe. Cheap Whiskey is at Madison's. Unspoken Truth performs at Changing Times. All in Beaumont, Texas.

Got show news? Send it to:

brentblogtx@yahoo.com

One More Day To Band "Nite"


It's getting closer. The Art Studio on Franklin in beautiful downtown Beaumont, Texas hosts an SETX rock showcase Saturday night [July 19] with We Were Wolves, Crazy Ivans and Cousin Phelpy - as well as Obscene Orchestra and Nugs McSplendy & The Narcoleptics. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. and cover is $5. It's BYOB for 21-and-up. Word.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another KFG MySpace Exclusive


Check out SETX punk rock band KFG's new single "ANZUS [Lounge Mix] at: myspace.com/kfgkungfugrip

Art Studio Inc. Band "Nite"


The Art Studio on Franklin in beautiful downtown Beaumont, Texas hosts an SETX rock showcase Saturday night [July 19] with We Were Wolves, Crazy Ivans, Cousin Phelpy, Obscene Orchestra and Nugs McSplendy & The Narcoleptics. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. and cover is $5. It's BYOB for 21-and-up.

Friday, July 11, 2008

On Tap Tonight

So what's going on? For starters, Danny O'Flaherty is playing Irish music [which means drinking songs!] tonight at The Logon Cafe on Calder Avenue in Beaumont, Texas. The Dustin Powell Group is playing over at Madison's, also in Beaumont. Meanwhile, bigtime Texas music star Charlie Robison is appearing in concert at Whiskey River in Beaumont, and Kenny Wiebusch and the Outstanding Warrants are playing at Changing Times on 11th Street. Not bad for a Friday night. If anything else is going on I should know about, drop me an e-mail at brentblogtx@yahoo.com.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

SETX Electro/Industrial Artist Japanese CARCRASH This Weekend


Since my access to the Internets is working [for now] I'm pleased to share an e-mail from Casey LeBleu of SETX electro/industrial act Japanese CARCRASH [pictured above]:

"Hey there, just wanted to let you know japaneseCARCRASH is playing @ The Barking Dog this Saturday! Show starts @ 8pm / BYOB / located on the corner of Pearl & Bowie / also performing will be The Evertronic & Tyler Read / $7 See ya ! :)"

I love technology.

Oh, BTW, Pearl and Bowie is [as always] in beautiful downtown Beaumont, Texas.

Hit Japanese CARCRASH's MySpace site at: http://www.myspace.com/japanesecarcrash

Technical Di-FUCK-ulties

I've been offline since Monday and I'm convinced dark forces are conspiraing against me. My McGyvered PC has not been able to access the Internets for several days because it's been on the CRACK so I'm a bit behind on e-mails and such. How's everyone been?

Monday, July 7, 2008

6 Pack Deep July 10 At Vortex


Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 6 Pack Deep brings its rock/ska/dub show July 10 to The Vortex on 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.

6PD features Lyle Robelot [trombone/vox], Allen Wheless [tenor sax], Aaron Triche [trumpet/flugelhorn], Geoff Grice [trombone], Brian Goad [guitar/vox], Jason Campisi [bass], and Jeff Fountain [drums].

Hit the band's MySpace page at: http://www.myspace.com/6pd

Local Newspaper's Entertainment Site Vanishes - And Nobody Notices

Wonder what happened to http://www.southeasttexaslive.com/ ... ?

Karma, she's a bitch?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Drachen CD Release Show


SETX metal band Drachen hosts a CD release show for its new project "In The Beginning" tonight [Sat. July 5] at Changing Times on 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas.

With "In The Beginning," Drachen - with angelic vocals, blistering guitars, chugging rhythms and atmospheric keys and audio samples - artfully blends modern Euro-metal and classic American hardcore with postpunk deathrock, creating a timeless sound with Gothic flourishes that should prove to appeal to a diverse range of hard rock fans. Tracks like "Marching Into Hell," "Morning Star," "The Familiar Spirit," "Endless Night," Mokele Mbembe," "The Vision," "Whore Of Babylon," "Heart Of The Dragon" and "Mammoth Lake" will no doubt bring forth many raised devil's horns among the legions. Hell yeah!

Tonight's CD release show will also include performances by Warchild and Dead Men Walking. Cover is $5 and doors will open at 8 p.m. Call 409-892-4130 for more info. Check out Drachen's MySpace site at: http://www.myspace.com/drachenmetal

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

It's A Curse, I Tell Ya, A Curse!

I'm not surprised that half of the "Crockett Street Entertainment Complex" shut down overnight. It's the location. Everyone knows that the building across the street has a Voodoo curse on it. Just sayin.'

Crockett Street owners aren't saying why Antone's, Texas Star Bar, the Dixie Dancehall, the Black Cat Lounge, and the Ten Lounge shut their doors, but they are claiming that the joints will reopen in 60 days. What's that about? Staying open for now are the bars Hog Wild and Bobby McGee's, the restaurant Rio Rita's and the Neches Room, which I've never been in but people rent it for various invitation-only shindigs. Oh, and the Spindletop restaurant might also stay open. Or not.