Tuesday, June 30, 2009


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Hippies Invade Scout Bar

July 09 Shows [So Far]

July looks a little empty without all the shows at The Vortex.

July 2:
Britt Godwin and Bubba Moore at MacKenzie's Pub.

July 3:
Gretchen Schmaltz and Sree Konda at The Barking Dog.

July 7:
El Floppy Tacos at Madison's.

July 9:
Casey Donahew at Whiskey River.

July 10:
Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns at Whiskey River.

July 11
Adam David and The Freewheelers, Abigail Maynard at The Barking Dog.

July 18:
Knuckle Deep at The Scout Bar.

July 23:
Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Aaron Watson at Whiskey River.

July 24:
Daylight Broadcast at The Barking Dog.

July 30:
Stoney LaRue at Whiskey River.

Poppy Robbie Remembers The Vortex

A must read.

Some bits:

"At my Vortex, you could walk inside at any given point and you were guaranteed to see someone who knew, if not immediately recognize everyone in there. It was at times a quiet and peaceful place where you could relax and simply hang out without the annoyances of standard bars. There were never any fights and never any drama. It was a fun and comfortable place to be where you were sure to have a good time and could forget about the outside world."

"The Vortex was quite possibly the most successful attempt at an underground local music venue in Beaumont and has brought through countless touring groups and has continuously held its doors wide open to local musicians to display their talent."

"A lot of people are going to miss the Vortex because they're losing a bar, I'm going to miss the Vortex because we're losing possibly the best venue we've ever had."


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Captain Clegg Rocks


R.I.P. Vortex

Sure, Saint Michael is gone, but what I'm really upset about is that The Vortex has closed it's doors. A true loss to SETX.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jesse [Banjo & Sullivan] Dayton Stars As Captain Clegg In Zombie's H2

Beaumont's own Jesse Dayton stars as Captain Clegg in Rob Zombie's "Halloween 2" out this August. Check out the Captain's MySpace site:


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

B.A.S. on FOX 4

See Brent A. Snyder between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. every Wednesday morning on KBTV FOX 4 - talking about the latest in CDs, books and DVDs.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cheap Trick Offers The Latest June 23

Cheap Trick is stepping outside of the label world to release its next studio album, “The Latest,” itself.

The veteran rock group will start taking pre-orders for the 13-track set, which it recorded during the past year mostly in Los Angeles with producer Julian Raymond, on Friday via its official web site, www.cheaptrick.com, and at Amazon.com. Those who pre-order will receive “The Latest” on June 23, the day Cheap Trick starts it summer tour with Def Leppard and Poison in Camden, N.J. Amazon will have exclusive rights for one month, and the album will also be available in limited LP and 8-track editions.

Dave Frey of Red Light Management tells Billboard.com that via Amazon and other database information, anyone who’s purchased Cheap Trick music, merchandise or concert tickets in the recent past will be notified about the album. Those buying tickets for the tour will also be able to purchase “The Latest” at a slight discount.

“We just want to sell it over time and not have it be all about making a big impact in the first few weeks,” Frey says. “We’ve got a lot going on with online marketing direct to people who have bought Cheap Trick things. We want to try to do as much direct to consumer activity as possible and do everything we can to remove anything that’s in the way of the band reaching the fans directly.”

“The Latest” is certainly an album likely to curry favor with the Cheap Trick faithful, filled with anthemic power pop tunes such as “Miss Tomorrow,” “California Girl,” “Alive” and a cover of Slade’s “When the Lights Are Out,” Beatlesque songs like “Miracle,” “Everybody Knows” and “Times of Our Lives,” and the power ballads “These Days,” “Closer…” and “Smile.” “We wanted to make a record that sounded like 2009, get something that sounds like us this year,” drummer Bun E. Carlos explains.

Guitarist Rick Nielsen adds that, “I think it seems like we kinda grew up but didn’t too old, ’cause musically there’s a lot of different aspects to it. When you hear something like (’Sick Man of Europe’), you think, ‘This can’t be the same guys.’ It sounds too energized for what people expect from somebody who’s been around as long as we have…But musically I think it sounds like we grew up a bit.”

Besides “The Latest,” Cheap Trick has also recorded a version of the “Transformers” theme for the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” soundtrack, which also comes out June 23.

Courtesy of Billboard.com