Beaumont-Port Arthur-Orange, TX.
My friends in Porno Villain recently had their jam room broken into in
downtown Beaumont. Only a small amount of equipment was stolen, a Mesa
guitar head and a DW drum pedal, but still very expensive. Word has it the
band is having their equipment replaced, but at the cost of being asked to
leave their jam room by the owner of the building. How fair is that? NOT!
Best of luck, guys!
The Scott McGill Band is set to enter the studio very soon to record a CD.
No word on a possible release date yet.
Saber are in the process finishing up work on their as yet untitled disc.
No release date information available at this time.
Livin Proof are no longer with their management company, RDM Management, but
seem to be busier than ever. The band received an offer from Sun Records a
few months ago, but it was for a developmental deal. The band is currently
playing all over the regional area. Be sure to catch them live if you can.
Local punk band, The Put-Downs, have just recently returned from a very
successful 3 week, 14 show tour of the west coast. Congratulations, guys!
Beki Burton of Beaumont has just finished recording an 11 song CD for KMA
Records in Nashville, TN. No word of any release date.
The LSSCMA (Lone Star State Country Music Association) recently sent me
the following information: The Best of Texas 2001 Music Awards and Festival
will be held October 11-14 at the Hilton in Beaumont, TX. Tickets are good
for all four days of events, and the costs are $30 for ages 13 and up, $15
for ages 3-12, and free for ages 3 and under. This years show will be
covered by Country Roundup TV of North Carolina.
Local fan favorites, Soul Shock (pictured), will be opening for Houston
based rockers on Thursday, July 12th, at Palladium. Doors open at 9 p.m.,
and tickets can only be purchased at the door the night of the show. The
show is for ages 18 and up.
The Hunger are touring in support of their latest album, "Spaceman's Last
Goodbye", and this is their second stop in Beaumont this year. Soul Shock
will open the show, and you are guarranteed an energy packed set of covers,
and the surprise original thrown in for good measure. Both bands are
definitely worth catching. Be there!
"Mighty Fine Day"
In case you have been living in a very sheltered world and have not heard
of these guys, then you are missing out on a great band. Their cd, "Mighty
Fine Day", was a refreshing surprise to hear.
The members of Cypress are:
Clay Grant-Vocals, Rhythm guitar
Randall Roberts-Vocals, Lead & Rhythm guitar
Chris Lee-Vocals, Harmonica, synthesizer
Bubba Woolwine-Vocals, Mandolin
Michael Gross-Bass, Vocals
Mike Foulch-Percussion, Vocals
The disc contains ten songs with a running time of just over 44 minutes,
with a hidden track just after the last song. The hidden track is basically
a remix, or less acoustic version of the first song, "Temptations".
My favorite songs on the disc are Temptations", the more uptempo sounding
"Cajun Woman", and "Send me an Angel", which almost has an Allman Brothers
sound to me. Another song, "Time Is Wastin' Me" has an almost Knockin' On
Heavens Door sound to it.
The band describes themselves as Gumbo Rock, and I would have to agree.
They have so many influences that stand out on this disc, while still
maintaining their own sound. Cypress has a classic 70's style sound without
sounding vintage, and keeps it fresh and rocking along the way.
Do yourself a favor and catch these guys live when possible. You can find
out their schedule, or learn more about the band, at their website,
Out of Town Shows
Here some shows that might call for a road trip, but they could be worth the
time and gas. Enjoy!
7/22 Warped Tour @ The Woodlands Pavillion
7/28 Zebra @ The 19th Hole in The Woodlands
7/29 The Cult w/ Monster Magnet @ The Woodlands Pavillion
7/29 Godsmack w/ Deftones @ Compaq Center in Houston
8/3 3 Doors Down w/ Seven Mary Three and Tantric @ The Woodlands Pav.
8/4 Faster Pussycat and L.A. Guns @ The 19th Hole
Rumored to be coming to Palladium in the next several weeks are the bands,
Vallejo and Podunk. Vallejo, based out of Austin, has a local connection to
Beaumont thru guitarist Heath Clark. The tentative date for the band to play
is July 26th.
Podunk, originally from Port Arthur and now out of Austin also, will be
making a return trip to the Golden Triangle. Their date is scheduled for
August 9th at the club also. No word on any opening acts or ticket prices as
of yet. More details to come!
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