Concerts

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

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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

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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