Old black eyes, Mr. Alice Cooper, rolled through Irving on Wednesday night bring along with him Halestorm and Motion In White. The Toyota Pavillion was full packed with fans spanning several generations. It was a perfect summer night concert.Read More
Words by Matt Stubbs
Those loud noises coming from Irving, on the evening of July 3rd, wasn’t premature firework celebrations for ‘Merica. It was the muses of the Unheavenly Skye Tour. And the culprits of all the noise complaints made that night was Coheed and Cambria, Every Time I Die, and Mastodon. This guitar-driven shindig went down at the Toyota Music Factory.Read More
Words by Matt Stubbs from the Jerry Jonestown Podcast Show
On Sunday night I had the honor to catch Baroness in concert with tour mates Deafheaven and Zeal & Ardor. This show was at Canton Hall, in Deep Ellum. It was an evening of cross-genre live music, with the exception of Baroness. These three musical performances were very different. But the one thing they all had in common is creativity.Read More
My good friend Matt wrote the review for the show we covered, so I thought it would be fitting to include it below:
Mastodon and Primus at South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX.
By Matt Stubbs from the Jerry Jonestown Massacre Podcast Show
If there are two perfect matched bands to be on an early summer bill, Mastodon and Primus would be it. These two great bands played on Thursday night at the South Side Ballroom in Dallas, Texas. There was a third band that opened called, All Them Witches, but a stalled El Camino with a sweet wolf sunset decal on the tailgate kept us from getting to the venue in time for them.Read More
Queens of the Stone age swung through Dallas for the first time in five years in support their latest album Villains. In an era of bands playing to synced video back drops and lights, the stage set up was pretty basic, with just a few flexible LED poles placed strategically around the stage. Having a stripped down setup like this allows for the band to change up their setlist from night to night. While the majority of the songs on the setlist came from from Villains, the eighteen song set covered the entire catalog, including the fan requested Mexicola. As a fan that has seen them on eight separate occasions, I will say this wasn't my favorite set of songs they have done, but that just makes me want to catch them somewhere else this summer.Read More
For the past two years, Eric and I have had the privilege to cover the Blondes vs Brunettes charity football game. The powder puff style football game raises money and awareness for the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Over 70% of Dallas participants have been touched personally by Alzheimer’s disease and they've pledged to spend their summer with the organization as a way to help others in the North Texas community that are struggling with similar stories. This year marked the forth annual game for the Dallas foundation, and the girls were able to raise an incredible $250,000.