Thomas Dolby's released his first new album in 20 years. He's starting off on his tour tonight at SXSW in Austin. He was looking for space in Houston for a final rehearsal, and somehow it ended up being a free concert. I went with a couple of friends and we had a great night.
Of the new stuff I really like
and Toad Lickers
A few photos from the performance. You can view the rest here.
Clan of Xymox released Darkest Hour this week. I've been listening to them since 89 when they released Twist of Shadows. Back then they went by just Xymox - as such, iTunes lists Twist of Shadows and 2 other albums under Xymox, with the rest under Clan of Xymox.
Been to a lot of concerts late, 4 in less than 3 weeks: OMD on March 16th, Lords of Acid on 19th, Devo on the 25th and Scissor Sisters on April 4th!
Didn't get to meet the band like I did for Devo, but we were able to get fairly close to the stage. They put on an awesome show.
Awesome concert last night. Even got to met the band!
I had them autograph my video compilation
My friend keith had them sign the back of the [self print] ticket. Jerry'd been sketching Energy Domes for the few people ahead of us and surprised us with something different - the other band
So new, their first album isn't even out yet. Saw OMD in concert Wednesday and Scars on 45 was the opening act. They were phenominal, so I picked up the 4-track EP they had on sale at the concert. You can check out the 4 tracks at their site, plus it's also available via iTunes: Give Me Something - EP.
The concert was at House of Blues, located downtown in the new Houston Pavilions. It's a neat location that straddles the road.
We got quite close to the stage, which
Saw How to be a Megastar Tour 2.0 last night with friends and family in Corpus Christi.
Our original plans were to see them in Houston tonight(Friday the 13th). After we made those plans(but before the tickets went on sale) we found out that they added a show to Corpus Christ(CC), which is about 200 miles south of Houston. My friend, Bryan, works for a law firm in CC and we got "company seats" for less than it would have cost to see them in Houston. The venue in CC is smaller than Ho