Grouplove & MS MR @ House of Blues

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Grouplove & MS MR @ House of Blues

Grouplove and MS MR perform at House of Blues in Houston on April 7, 2014.

I reviewed and photographed this show for the Houston Press. Check out my words and pictures on their Rocks Off blog.

Check out a whole bunch of photos from the show after the jump.

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Chromeo @ House of Blues

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Chromeo @ House of Blues

Chromeo performs at House of Blues in Houston on April 6, 2014.

I photographed this show for the Houston Prhttp://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2014/04/chromeo_at_house_of_blues_4614.phpess. Check out my photos on their Rocks Off blog.

Check out a whole bunch of photos from the show after the jump.

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Deltron 3030 & Kid Koala @ House of Blues

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Deltron 3030 & Kid Koala @ House of Blues

Deltron 3030 and Kid Koala performs at House of Blues in Houston, Texas on March 28, 2014.

I reviewed and photographed this show for the Houston Press. Check out my photos on their Rocks Off blog.

Check out a whole bunch of photos from the show after the jump.

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings @ House of Blues

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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings @ House Of Blues

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings performed at House of Blues in Houston, TX on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

I photographed the show for the Houston Press. Read my friend Chris Gray’s words and see some of my choice photos on Rocks Off.

Check out a whole bunch of photos from the show after the jump.

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Snoop Dogg @ House Of Blues

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Snoop Dogg @ House Of Blues

Snoop Dogg performs at House Of Blues in Houston, TX on February 13, 2014.

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Jake Bugg @ House Of Blues

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Jake Bugg & Albert Hammond Jr. @ House Of Blues

Jake Bugg performs at House of Blues in Houston, TX on January 29, 2014.

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Rancid @ House Of Blues

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Rancid @ House Of Blues

Rancid’s a band that’s been close to my heart for the better part of fifteen years, every since I was a young teen sporting chain wallets and getting my band tees at Hot Topic on a regular basis. Well, if you could believe it, it’s been a very long time since I’ve stopped into a Hot Topic, and even longer since Rancid was at the forefront of my playlist, so when the California punkers made their way to Houston’s House of Blues it was a pretty major blast from the past.

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Beach House @ House Of Blues

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Beach House & Dustin Wong @ House Of Blues

Beach House came to town on Wednesday night, to the biggest venue yet for them in Houston, House Of Blues. I’ve seen them all over Houston and Austin at much smaller venues like the Orange Show and Walter’s on Washington, so it was a bit odd being surrounded by hundreds more people. It was definitely noticeable once Beach House were into some of their quieter songs, with the chatter level reminding me of a few years ago when Houston crowds were notoriously terrible in the department of paying attention. All didn’t matter, as it seemed like Beach House decided to combat the talking with louder more aggressive takes of some of their tunes, which made the entire set just that much better. Their latest record, Bloom, is on my regular play list, so it was nice to finally hear all of the new songs live. Match that with a huge list of old tunes, and it made for one hell of a set. While we originally planned on seeing Blondie and Devo at a venue across town, I’m glad we made the decision to head to HOB for the Beach House show. What a great time!

I took a bunch of pictures from the show, which you can check out after the jump.

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MUTEMATH @ House Of Blues

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Mute Math @ House Of Blues

Last weekend was a great one for music, starting Thursday night at House Of Blues when Alt-Rockers MUTEMATH took the stage. I’d seen MUTEMATH once before when they performed at Voodoo a few years back, but among all of the other great acts playing that weekend, they weren’t one that stood out above the rest. Going into this show, especially with such an early start time, my hopes were not too high. Those low hopes were immediately diminished as soon as they walked in the front door of the venue with instruments in hand, headed through the crowd while playing before ultimately taking the stage from the very middle. As soon as they jumped into their first song, I was sold. I had the opportunity to photograph the band for the first three songs, and while the energy was super high as it usually is at the beginning, it didn’t let up one bit after I left the pit. Actually, for over two straight hours, the band never let up. I’m not sure how a band could go for so long with such high energy, but they managed to do it that night – and while this was the first night of their tour, I have a feeling this is how it is at every single show. They were on the stage, off the stage, in the crowd, on top of the crowd, on top of a drum in the crowd, on top of a glittery, light-up air mattress on the crowd, and just about everywhere else besides the balcony and the bathrooms. The music was great too – mixing elements of 90’s alternative, 00’s jambands, and 10’s indie-dance rock, MUTEMATH had people sweating the whole performance. I had a great time at this show, and I can rest assured knowing that a band this good is making a huge name for themselves because of their ability to put on a great show, both musically and theatrically.

I took a bunch of pictures and a few different videos which you can find after the jump.

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Wu-Tang Clan @ House Of Blues

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Wu-Tang Clan @ House Of Blues

I’d been waiting quite a long time to finally get my chance to see Wu-Tang Clan for the first time way back in 2006 when they were one of the bigger acts performing at Voodoo Festival, but upon arrival to the festival, they’d backed out only to be replaced by New Orleans rapper Juvenile. They were one of the main reasons I attended my first Voodoo, and although I had a great time, them backing out always kinda pissed me off. Fast forward 5 and a half years, and Wu-Tang Clan were finally about to be on a stage in front of me at Downtown Houston’s House Of Blues, and from what I could tell, they were not backing out this time.

Read all about the show and check out a ton of pictures after the jump.

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