Robert Ellis @ Cactus Music

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Robert Ellis @ Cactus Music

Robert Ellis performs at Cactus Music in Houston, TX on March 11, 2014.

I photographed and reviewed 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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Record Store Day – Events and Releases

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Record Store Day is quickly approaching! The first Record Store Day took place in 2007, and has thankfully continued on and grown ever since. It was created to support the various independent record stores across the nation. Musical artists got behind it, and release special issue vinyls specifically for this day, and many record stores have turned it into a full blown event. I”ve been every year since it started, and am fully looking forward to the albums and festivities that surround this one. Continue reading for Record Store Day events that are happening across Texas, and what special edition vinyls will be released on April 16th, this year”s Record Store Day.

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Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

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Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

A while back, San Diego indie-rockers Delta Spirit came to town for a headlining spot at Houston’s Warehouse Live. Before that show, which I have a ton of pictures and video to post from, they made their way to our fair city’s best record store, Cactus Music. Frontman Matt Vasquez held the reins, performing 6 acoustic numbers with additional support from the rest of the band on auxiliary instrumentation. The set started with four of their best new tracks including “White Table,” “Bushwick Blues,” “Random Man” and “Ballad Of Vitaly,” as well as a rare gem that left Vasquez alone and a rollicking countrified full band version of “Trashcan” to close out the short in-store performance. It was a great showcase by a great band, which only got our group of friends in attendance even more excited for the ensuing electrified performance later in the night.

You’ll soon hear more about the Warehouse Live show, but for now browse a collection of my photos from the Cactus Music performance after the jump.

Delta Spirit at Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music

Delta Spirit @ Cactus Music


Words and Photos by Jim “Eggs” Bricker

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