iFest 2010: Saturday, April 24 In Photos

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iFest 2010: Saturday, April 24

The third day, second weekend, of Houston International Festival was originally the most action packed, but due to a late cancellation by King Sunny Ade, the choices were a bit more spread out. All I really cared about was getting another chance to catch headliners George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic for as long as I could. Check out my shots from the day after the jump!

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iFest 2010: Sunday, April 25 In Photos

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iFest 2010: Sunday, April 25

In my final gallery from the Houston International Festival, I highlight the concluding day of the entire event. Closing out the festival were a host of bands that I’d yet to see before including Steel Pulse and Baaba Maal, as well as local and regional flair from the likes of Rebirth Brass Band, Wild Moccasins and Sideshow Tramps. Check out the last pictures from iFest after the jump.

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Pretty Lights @ Warehouse Live

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Pretty Lights @ Warehouse Live

DJ’s are a dime a dozen these days, and only a handful have ever truly excited me enough to catch in a live setting. With the amount of festivals I go to, I’m exposed to a pretty large amount of electronic music, especially during the witching hours of said events. As you know, Wakarusa is a favorite festival of mine, mainly for the reason that there are so many smaller acts that I’m force fed while there. Standing in one of the main tents late at night, I saw a swelling crowd packing the smaller dance tent, so I meandered over to find Pretty Lights deep into his set. The music was great, much different than that of most of the other late night DJ’s I’d heard that weekend, and after hearing a few crazy remixes involving a host of classic rock songs, I was instantly sold and remained until the very end. Flash forward to a few weeks ago when Pretty Lights, aka Derek Vincent Smith, made his way to the Ballroom at Warehouse Live, which was filled to the seems with youngsters aplenty. Didn’t matter, because the entire crowd, filled with a bunch of drug addled minds, were all about getting a groove on that night. I was incredibly impressed by the interplay between Smith and drummer Cory Eberhard throughout the set – never hearing either of them miss a change all night. The set was solid from start to finish, and had me sweating out pretty much all of my demons by the end.


I had a lot of fun that night, and will never miss an opportunity to check out Pretty Lights again. I also had a blast shooting the duo, as their name stood true to their lighting rig. Check out my shots after the jump.

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BOT-Approved Shows: May 24-30

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Buxton @ Continental Club

Buxton are playing at Discovery Green Thursday with The Small Sounds in support
Another week brings another allotment of shows to the Houston area. See what’s coming our way from May 24th to the 30th.


Monday, May 24th
The Gong Show with Sideshow Tramps
9 PM

Wednesday, May 26th
Anna Egge, Michael Kingcaid (of What Made Milwaukee Famous) and Frank Smith
9 PM

Robert Ellis & the Boys
9 PM

Thursday, May 27
Raul Malo
Dosey Doe’s
8 PM

Buxton and The Small Sounds
Discovery Green
6:30 PM

See what else is coming to Houston this week after the jump.

Friday, May 28
Common and Biz Markie
Hosted by Bun B
Warehouse Live
9 PM

Scott H. Biram and Darren Hoff & the Hard Times
Continental Club
10 PM

Barrington Levy
Club Riddims
9 PM

Cornbreadd, Fat Tony and B L A C K I E
Dean’s Credit Clothing
9 PM

Saturday, May 29
Band Of Heathens
McConigel’s Mucky Duck
8 PM

Dax Riggs, The Examples and Featherface
9 PM

L.A.X., Fat Tony and more
Walter’s On Washington
9 PM

Sunday, May 30
Leon Russell and Zach Tate Band
18th Street Pier Bar and Grill
8 PM

I can’t wait for Friday!


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Win Tickets To See Common & Biz Markie @ Warehouse Live

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We are excited to be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to see Common and Biz Markie at Houston’s Warehouse Live on Friday, May 28. All you have to do to win is leave a comment with your full name and either an e-mail address or phone number in which you can receive text messages. You must leave a way for us to get a hold of you in case you win the tickets, or else you’ll be shit outta luck. The winners will be announced at noon on Friday, day of show, so be available around then to confirm if you win.

Both Common and Biz Markie are guaranteed to put on a good show, as they are some of the best at what they do, so these tickets are a pretty hot commodity. If you are down on your luck, or just have too many friends that these tickets can accommodate, feel free to pick up as many as you need at Warehouse Live’s official Frontgate ticketing site before they sell out. As always, big thanks to Warehouse Live, The Messina Group and AEG Live for allowing us to give away these tickets.

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