Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick Or Treat!

Tonight [Oct. 31]: Jedi Ninjas from Outer Space at The Scout Bar; David Martinez and Avenue B at The Logon Cafe; The Dustin Powell Trio at Madison's; The Scraps, Cousin Phelpy, Shit City High and The Blind Pets at The Vortex; Drachen, Freak 13 and Boxy Brown at Changing Times.

Saturday [Nov. 1]: Livin' Proof at The Scout Bar; Kenny Wiebusch and the Outstanding Warrants at The Logon Cafe.

All I got was a rock.

Monday, October 27, 2008


"Trick Or Treat, Baby!"

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rock, Rock & More Rock This Weekend

What's going on this weekend? A whole Hell of a lot.

Tonight [Friday Oct. 24]: Straightfork and Paris Green at The Scout Bar; 3CG at The Logon Cafe; Altar Ego, Southern Embers and Killjoy 72 at Changing Times; David Lee Kaiser at The Poblano Grill; Johnny Gossip at Madison's; Soul Shock at Dylan's; Flametrick Subs, Sean Reefer and The Resin Valley Boys at The Vortex.

Saturday [Oct. 25]: Blue Broussard, Jamie Talbert, Pug Johnson, Luke Adair, Paige Price, Tres Womack and more at The Logon Cafe; Nonpoint, 12 Stones, A New Revolution and Royal Bliss at The Scout Bar; Crazy Ivans and The Trian Woodburns at The Vortex; The Jimmy Kaiser Band at Club 87; Nerostotles, Cousin Phelpy, Apartment?Studio; Nice Work if You Can Get It and The Scraps at The Art Studio.

What did I miss? Let me know at

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Oct. 25 Halloween Band Nite @ The Art Studio

That's a lot of SETX rock for $5.
Wonder what the other "amazing things" are.
If you know, drop me a line at

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Concert For The Coast

A large group of SETX musicians band together for a 10-city benefit concert on Oct. 26 to aid Hurricane Ike victims.

"Concert for the Coast" in Beaumont will be at the Rockin' A Cafe from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring Slow Rollin' Lows, Jimmy & David Lee Kaiser, the Jamie Talbert Band, Lee Pelly, Spencer Marks, Bryce Shaver, Buster Ellisor, Blue Broussard, Larry Tillery, Charlie Hager, Cody Kouba and Hunter McKithan.

Admission will be a donation of $10. For more information, call (409) 543-4227.

McCain's Campaign Can't Stop Pirating Music

Jon Bon Jovi issued a statement to TMZ today objecting to Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) use of his song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” during her rallies:

"We wrote this song as a thank you to those who have supported us over the past twenty-five years. The song has since become a banner for our home state of New Jersey and the defacto theme song for our partnerships around the country to build homes and rebuild communities. Although we were not asked, we do not approve of their use of ‘Home.’"

The band joins John Mellencamp, Heart, Jackson Browne, the Foo Fighters, Van Halen and others in objecting to the use of their music by the McCain campaign. Ironically, today the McCain campaign faulted YouTube for taking down some of its videos — without acknowledging that some of those videos faced DMCA take-down notices.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Southern Backtones This Weekend!

Just another reason why The Vortex is the coolest bar in SETX.

John McCain Music Pirate Part 2

ThinkProgress reports that throughout the U.S. presidential campaign season, Sen. John McCain and the Republican party have continually drawn the ire of musicians by using their copyrighted material without permission.

Now yet another band is complaining. Yesterday, the most excellent rock band Foo Fighters issued a statement telling McCain to stop using their song “My Hero“:

“The saddest thing about this is that `My Hero’ was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential,” the band said in a statement. “To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that PERVERTS the original sentiment of the lyric just TARNISHES the song.”

John McCain. What an asshole.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Powerman 5000 Feb. 11 2009

The Scout Bar at Crockett Street is still rolling out the national rock shows for SETX. One of my personal faves, Powerman 5000, is set for Feb. 11, 2009. Now if we can just get Spider's brother Rob Zombie to visit SETX as well.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Holy Crap! Otep In Beaumont?

Wow. The Scout Bar at Crockett Street has set 11/18 for a show with metal bands Otep, Ill Nino and Wall Of Jericho. Pretty cool. I like me some Otep.

Apartment?Studio In Orange

As SETX continues to recover from the aftermath of IKE, a group of artists/musicians in Orange are coming together to help rebuild the underground art/music scene.

Calling itself Apartment?Studio, the collective describes the project as "a community in SETX dedicated to creating interesting art, music, poetry, photography, etc pushing boundaries and tearing down walls."

Check out the Apartment?Studio site at:

"We're always open for new members we will have galleries around SETX soon. Each will include every person involved in whatever medium in which they work. If you are interested in joining our community, message us at ..."

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Upcoming For Oct. 10-11

Friday [Oct. 10]: Autovenom at Changing Times; The Jimmy Kaiser Band at Madison's; Polly Wants a Popgun at The Vortex.

Saturday [Oct. 11]: The Kris Harper Band at Madison's; Dead End Lake and Santeria at The 710 Downtown Bar; Carcharodon and Floodgate at The Outlaw Drinkin' Club.