T’was many nights before Christmas and evil rolled into the land. They came from oceans away with sticks, drums, and battle axes in hand. All the naughty little boys and girls rejoiced and cheered their Norse visitors with horns in the sky. And in the background I could’ve sworn I heard Santa and Jesus cry. … Continue reading Blood Red Throne, Enslaved, and Dimmu Borgir
Every once in a while even a Geek ends up with too many out-on-the-town options. Oct. 13, 2010, was one such night. Choice #1: The final night of the Accept/King's X tour at House of Blues in the latter's hometown. Choice #2: A one-off screening of homegrown horror phenomenon 'Sweatshop' (featuring Jeremy Sumrall as The Beast), … Continue reading Geeks Gone Wild!: King’s X + Accept, Houston
I had the privilege of traveling to Los Angeles this past Thursday (May 27th) to see one of the greatest American Metal bands play at The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip on Friday, May 28th. Armored Saint played their one and only show for the entire year in the USA that night. There … Continue reading The Saint at HOB in L.A.
Galactic Cowboys (Alan Doss, drums; Ben Huggins, vocals; Monty Colvin, bass, Wally Farkas, guitar) will be playing their first live dates in 10 years less than one month from now. Three dates in Texas in three nights: Aug. 13-15; Dallas, Austin, and Houston. The band agreed to talk with GonzoGeek in advance of these dates to let … Continue reading Galactic Cowboys Reunion Interview, Part 2: Ben and Monty – The Past
Sunday afternoon, while recovering from our Mother's Day picnic, the wife and I were sitting on the couch. I was channel surfing and landed on "The Blues Brothers." Its one of my favorite movies so I stopped. The kids were playing upstairs, but one of them walked downstairs just as the Cab Calloway was going … Continue reading Toybox Full of Blues
I don't remember listening to 10 albums that came out in 2008, so that either disqualifies me from contributing this sort of list or gives me license to submit the following... My Top 10 Musical Moments of 2008: 1) Faster Pussycat - Live at Rock The Bayou 2) The Sword - 'Gods of The Earth' … Continue reading Best of 2008: Music
The term "living legend" is thrown around a lot. So much so that very often it loses its meaning. That was not the case on Saturday night as I was able to catch a true American original and Living Legend at the newly opened House of Blues - Houston. I got the tickets to see … Continue reading Willie Nelson at House of Blue Houston – the review