Music

Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee, circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Kirk West)

The ninth annual Hardin County Music Festival takes place Saturday, May 16, at Kountze Trade Days at 980 N. Pine St. in Kountze, with gates opening at noon.

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Philippe Bianconi

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) presents the grand finale of its Classics Series this season with a great celebration inclusive of the entire community on Saturday, April 11, inside the Julie Rogers Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

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Pine Leaf Boys

The Southeast Texas Arts Council along with the City of Port Arthur Commission on the Arts, through the Cajun French Music Association, present the first ever Carnival Des Cajuns on Saturday, April 11, at the Port Arthur Pavilion at 500 Procter. Tickets are $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Gates will open at 10 a.m. and tickets can be purchased onsite or online at setxac.org.

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Jacob Whitesides is not just another voice. The 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Knoxville is celebrating the release of his debut EP, A Piece of Me, and is currently on the road with Fifth Harmony.

The sold out tour stops in Houston for an all-ages show at Warehouse Live (813 Saint Emanuel Street, 713-225-5483) on Thursday, March 5. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t miss your chance to hear Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Dave Mason perform two nights at the Dosey Doe near The Woodlands on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 30.

As the co-founding member of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam will take you back in time to perform timeless classic such as “Feelin’ Alright” and “Hole In My Shoe” plus songs from his newest release, Future’s Past.

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The iconic musical duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, who make up Era­sure, will be performing two nights at the Bayou Music Center (520 Texas Ave.) in Houston on Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55-$35 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets.

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Platinum recording artist Flyleaf will return to Houston on Tuesday, Oct. 7 in support of their new studio release Between the Stars at Scout Bar (18307 Egret Bay Blvd).

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My photographer and I have covered at least 1,000 concerts (literally), if not more, since 1992. From multiple day festivals such as Rocklahoma to lounge shows where there were more people on stage than in the joint.

David (Block, the genius photog) and I have seen it all. From the early dance track bands in the early 90s; boy bands; you name it and we’ve probably been deep in the trenches.

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Fresh off an Oscar win for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto and his popular band 30 Seconds to Mars dazzled the sellout crowd at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion just north of Houston TX on Friday, Sept. 5.

One word - amazing.

To see photos from staff photographer David Block, click here.

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3 Doors Down played in front of a full house at the historic Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont on Saturday, Aug. 30 on the acoustic "Songs From the Basement Tour."

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