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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Davila 666, Mango's, August 17: "In 1970, these boys would have had the MC5 opening for them, and Iggy Pop would be waxing nostalgic about every single gig he followed them to for every VH1 camera that would listen." Craig Hlavaty

We Were Wolves, Satin Hooks, The Mink, August 18: "They might want to work on their love songs. Nothing wrong with a title like '(I Know) You Think I'm an Asshole' - although they never would have said that to Pablo Picasso - but if you're going to call a song 'She Loves It,' it's always a good idea to have at least one or two actual females in the audience." Chris Gray

Mos Def, House of Blues, August 19: "Jay Electronica, who will forever be known as Erykah Badu's husband, just wandered out on stage. Some lady behind us very politely hollered 'Who the fuck are you!?' Welcome to Houston, Jay." Shea Serrano

Fastball, House of Blues, August 22: "It was an odd, anachronistic reminder of how the radio could lodge a song in your cerebral cortex after only one listen and that, although its power as a medium has been much diminished in the decade since "The Way" was a hit, the source material is still out there and ripe for the picking." Chris Gray

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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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