2009 Concert Rewind, August: Weezy, Blondie, Depeche Mode, JoBros, Katy Perry, Mos Def, De La Soul, Blue October, Green Day and an Audience With King George

Page 3 of 5

Mike Stinson, Under the Volcano, August 5: "Stinson sang his way through a jukebox's worth of field notes on various fools on stools in a nasal tone reminiscent of Buck Owens' Bakersfield buddy Webb Pierce." Chris Gray

Green Day, Toyota Center, August 8: "Saturday made Aftermath wonder what he must have been like in those punk-club days, because Green Day can finally command venues whose size matches Armstrong's infectious, boundless energy. And it looks like they'll be there for a while." Chris Gray

George Strait, Reliant Stadium, August 8: "Country fans, especially those of the variety only heard on terrestrial radio or CMT, are a fiercely fanatical breed. They see no problem in spending $100 and $125 dollars for a floor seat that still puts them half a football field away from their idol." Craig Hlavaty

Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Price's 95th Birthday, The Big Easy, August 9: "The 95-year-old Price, dressed in a subdued red blazer, took center stage in his wheelchair and belted out several songs that would've done Muddy Waters proud." William Michael Smith

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
Contact: Chris Gray