Music

The EDM is in full swing but one group has etched out their own mark in the genre — French quartet Dirtyphonics. Their “Irreverence Tour”comes to Houston on April 19 at Stereo Live in support of their first full debut record Irreverence on fellow musician’s Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records.

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Lamar University’s acclaimed Lamarissimo! Concert Series continues Thursday, March 7, as the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform classic symphonic selections by Edvard Greig and Leonard Bernstein, and premieres an original composition in honor of Wayne Dyess, longtime director of jazz studies at Lamar, who died Feb. 27.

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The Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont has quite a history. The building once housed the notorious Dixie Hotel where Madam Rita Ainsworth ran her brothel, and now, the historic country saloon is about to get a rock music makeover — at least for a night.

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Thursday 25

 

Charrice & Company

The Logon Café - Beaumont

(409) 833-6950

 

Jamie Talbert

Luke’s - Beaumont

(409) 347-8139

 

Britt Godwin & Bubba Moore

MacKenzie’s Pub - Beaumont

(409) 866-2288

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How could you go wrong with Linkin Park? What about Incubus? The Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavilion, north of Houston, hosted the 2012 Honda Civic Tour on Aug. 28, 2012, with headliners Linkin Park, who played nearly two-dozen songs. Brilliant move.

Due to traffic problems, we missed Incubus and openers MuteMath.

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I’ve been to hundreds, wait, change that to probably thousands of concerts since my mother took me to my first one some 28 years ago (Nov. 9, 1984 to be exact) when Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five came to the Houston Astrodome for the Victory Tour. OK, you get the point  — lots of shows. But as many as I’ve been to, I’ve never had the opportunity to see Aerosmith, until now.

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LMFAO works. You may think they are quirky, too kiddish, or a fly-by-night fad. Well, you’re wrong. LMFAO is successful across the board and the duo of Redfoo and SkyBlu are loved by fans of all ages.

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Love’em or hate’em — Nickelback is the biggest band in North America. The boys from Canada had the Toyota Center sold out, and them some, for the “Here and Now Tour” on June 2 in Houston.

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In a chart dominated by voices from NBC’s smash television show The Voice, a new voice has found his way in to the Top 10 on the iTunes Rock Singles Chart. Mark Tremonti, best known for his guitar playing and songwriting with Alter Bridge and Creed, takes the microphone for the first time and unleashes another hit with “You Waste Your Time.”

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I’ve been a Shinedown fan since the early days, IE: Leave a Whisper, so I never miss a chance to see and listen to Brent Smith’s vocals. I last saw the band in 2010 when they headlined the inaugural Carnival of Madness Tour (Aug. 21, 2010) at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hear in Houston.

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