Music

I’ve been a Shinedown fan since the early days, IE: Leave a Whisper, so I never miss a chance to see and listen to Brent Smith’s vocals. I last saw the band in 2010 when they headlined the inaugural Carnival of Madness Tour (Aug. 21, 2010) at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hear in Houston.

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It would be somewhat of a fib to say the Toadies are back though they took a small break several years ago. The alternative rockers from Fort Worth have decided to return to the stage and bring along some new music with them.

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Rumors swirled last year that Saliva would be no more. The once Grammy-nominated and platinum recording rockers that gave us hits such as “Your Disease,” “Click Click Boom,” “Always” and “Ladies and Gentlemen” would end its 15-year run after singer Josey Scott left the band at the end of 2011.

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Though he was born in Mississippi, it was Houston – or Pasadena, to be exact – where Mickey Gilley laid his musical foundation. And in 1971, his signature honky tonk became a global trendsetter — Gilley’s.

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(photo by Dove Shore)

Steve Aoki is a musical genius. And it doesn’t take someone like me to figure that out. For starters, Aoki graduated from UC-Santa Barbara with two bachelor degrees.

He started his own record label, Dim Mak, and began creating music for the masses.

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