If you think we're going to start anywhere but tonight's show at the Woodlands, you've, um, got another thing comin...
Judas Priest, "Breaking the Law"
...and how could we forget good old Lemmy?
Motorhead, "Ace of Spades"
Sweet country-pop (and sweeter hair), lots more Rudyard's anniversary, real Texas blues, Projekt Revolution and, sigh, American Idols Live still to come...
Ronnie Milsap brings his oh-so-smooth country soul to the Stafford Centre...
"Smoky Mountain Rain," live in Branson, Mo.
You thought Ronnie Milsap had some great hair. Billy Ray "Miley's Dad" Cyrus gets all achy-breaky at Sam Houston Race Park...
"Achy Breaky Heart" (starts about 30 seconds in)
Man, that was awesome. Let's do some more Billy Ray...
"I Want My Mullet Back," live at RodeoHouston 2008
Living repositories of Texas blues lore Texas Johnny Brown and Milton Hopkins give McGonigel's Mucky Duck a big-easy makeover...
Texas Johnny Brown, live in Dallas 1992
Rockin' Texas country hunks Honeybrowne walk new album Mile By Mile from Austin to Warehouse Live...
"Texas Angel," live at the Village Fair in League City
...and night two of Rudyard's anniversary is so loaded with garage-psych goodness there's no way I can post just one of the bands:
Born Liars, live at the Proletariat 2006 (video by Ramon "LP4" Medina)
Linus Pauling Quartet, "Bongfire"
Something Fierce, "Modern Girl"
Why look! It's Linkin Park, exorcizing some angst on their Projekt Revolution tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, with Chris Cornell, Hawthorne Heights, Atreyu, the Bravery, Armor for Sleep and Ashes Divide...
Linkin Park, "Numb"
Emo alert: ex-Get Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor tries out the solo wheels of his new Vagrant album Confidence Man at Warehouse Live with Kevin Devine and Houston's Arthur Yoria...
Matt Pryor, "I'll Catch You"
...Houston's Bring Back the Guns make the indie-rock meat in the roots-AC/DC sandwich of the Dollyrockers and Trian Woodburns at night three of Rudz' anniversary...
Bring Back the Guns, live at Noise and Smoke 2007 at Notsuoh
Dollyrockers, live at Rudyard's 2007
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Trian Woodburns, "Walkin' Over You," live at the Continental Club March 2008
...and, yes, American Idols Live is at Toyota Center. Whoopty freakin' doo. This guy won the damn thing...
David Archuleta... Christ, is that "Imagine"?
Drive safe! - Chris Gray