Daily Archives: April 25, 2015

Review; 1ST NIGHT FOCOMX 7!!

My intention for last night, was to hear a handful of musical acts @ FoCoMX 7, before calling it a night. I started with the Dead Jam House Band at Avogadro’s Number around 8:30. The crowd wasn’t huge to start but after a couple songs, including “Feel Like A Stranger” and “The Other One”, it built up pretty good on the back patio. The band tore into versions of “The Music Never Stopped”, “Estimated Prophet” and Shakedown Street”, which took them almost a half hour over their time-frame. Fortunately, they were the last band at Equinox, so no one was concerned. My plan from there, was to head to the Aggie to check-out Mama Lenny & The Remedy at 10. There was a line to get in and there was a jam-packed crowd inside. The music had already started and it sounded pretty good, but not totally inspired. The next couple of songs were a little more energetic and horn-fiilled with more passion. Despite that, I was not feeling the large crowds and when I got outside, it appeared that their were huge crowds everywhere. As I walked by other venues, I reminded myself that I don’t go out on homecoming, St. Patty’s Day, Halloween because of the same huge crowds, so I throw in the towel on the first night of FoCoMX 7.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to deter anyone from going and thoroughly enjoying FoCoMX 7, but it just isn’t probably my thing, eventhough I will try to drag myself out for the second night of this year’s event. Check-back tomorrow to read my review of today’s experiment. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!



1918- Ella Fitzgerald (jazz singer; died in 1996)

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Ella Fitzgerald “Mack The Knife” video link here.

1923- Albert King (blues guitarist/singer; died in 1992)

Albert King.3

Albert King “Born Under A Bad Sign” live video link here.

1933- Jerry Leiber (half of the songwriting team Leiber & Stoller; wrote + produced for Elvis, Buddy Holly + The Monkees; “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Kansas City” + more; died in 2011)

Jerry Leiber, Prolific Writer

1945- Bjorn Ulvaeus (guitar + vocals w/ ABBA)         70 yrs.

Bjorn Ulvaeus

1945- Stu Cook (bassist w/ Creedence Clearwater Revival)      70 yrs.

1950- Steve Ferrone (drummer w/ Average White Band)      65 yrs.

Steve Ferrone during a

1958- Derek Dick a.k.a. Fish (vocals w/ Marillion; solo)     57 yrs.

Marillion Fish from the band

1964- Andy Bell (singer w/ Erasure)                  51 yrs.

Erasure w/ Andy Bell “Oh L’Amour” video link here.

1965- Eric Avery (bassist w/ Jane’s Addiction)    50 yrs.

Eric Avery

Jane’s Addiction w/ Eric Avery “Stop!” video link here.

These are today’s birthdays, along with video links for a few of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!


New Releases 4/28/15: ZAC BROWN BAND, BLUR, ORGONE & More…

I usually try to get this list out on Thursday, but am running behind this week. The list is a pretty eclectic mix that includes new releases by the Zac Brown Band, Blur, Orgone, 10000 Maniacs, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy and more…

  • Ambrosia Parsley- “Weeping Cherry”
  • Blur- “The Magic Whip”
  • Chubby Knuckle Choir- “Reveille”
  • Everclear- “Black Is The New Black”
  • Heather Maloney- “Making Me Break”
  • Jackson Scott- “Sunshine Redux”
  • Jerry Lawson- “Just A Mortal Man”
  • Mew- “+-“
  • MG- “MG”
  • Millencolin- “True Brew”
  • Nai Harvest- “Hairball”
  • Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy- “One”
  • Odessa- “Odessa”
  • Orgone- “Beyond The Sun”
  • Paul De Jong- “If”
  • Sam Cohen- “Cool It”
  • The Cash Box Kings- “Holding Court”
  • The Weepies- “Sirens”
  • Zac Brown Band- “Jekyll & Hyde”
  • 10,000 Maniacs- “Twice Told Tales”

This is the list of the best new releases coming out on Tuesday. As usual, I will pick one of these albums to review. Check-back on Wednesday to see which album I chose and to read the review. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!