Archive for the ‘concert’ Category


This, my friends, was described as the “Grandaddy of All Pro Jams”.  Only the best of the best dare to step foot on THAT stage.

The gauntlet was thrown.  Guess who was there to scoop it up? 

Tonight, I will place my name in that proverbial bowl for the reaping with Randy Sherrod (bass) and the Doyle “Twins of Doom” rounding out the foundation.  (The last time I sang for them was for a saving grace at a funeral.  People saw.)

So, ya know, ain’t skeered.

It is advisable to “git thar earlee”.

8:40 PM – UPDATE: The review describing the bartendress IS true. 

9:27 PM – CANCELED

10:01 PM – Still here -discussing business with the female management, adding to the till, and “It’s a long way to the top if you want to Rock and Roll” blasts over the stereo

now.PlayingDJ

Practice Makes Perfect

12:37 Main Street

“Tiny Dancer”  – Elton John


I think I met TheTeacher. 

chevelle

Chevelle in San Antonio

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Where: Aztec Theater, San Antonio

 

hollywood4_14_2017

All systems were GO and a rockin’ good time was had by all. After re-entry, I had a chance to meet up with
some friends, family and fans. Some had seen us dozens of times and others were long time fans but first time concert goers. We got some nice comments about new songs they had never seen in concert and songs we haven’t played in a long time. And of course, the special effects got rave reviews! This looks like it’s going to be a summer to remember for us. See you soon!

~ Gary Pihl

http://local.aarp.org/event/boston-2017-05-10-tm-san-antonio-tx.html

I’ve been busy making music.  

Woodshedding.  It comes to me in my life like I’m with child.  The symptoms can be  horrifyingly similar and I have to find a way to “birth” my music.  The process from itch to song is usually a few months. Now, I have brand new twins!  They’re in my phone and on my FB page.  I’m like one of those breastfeeding moms looking for attention.  Had to post my mutant children of a different frequency ASAP.  Go enjoy them.  There is no better vibration than analog human music.  Go get you some of that goodness.

Speaking of that,  thanks to my real followers!  Not one “like” but I go out and people know more about my life than me! 

Speaking of going out,

Had the great pleasure to stumble on a Rockstar Reunion.  Note: I was not counting myself as one of said rockstars, geez.  I can’t drop names because (Jeff Doyle), I might not remember all of them (Randy), then people get mad (Batman), and start thinking I’m all stuck up (Wayne Cain), (Val), (Carol), (Maria), (Gerardo), (that tall guy playing pool), (Byron…)

…and you know how sensitive I am.  Wouldn’t want anyone thinking that somehow the world would crumble if I thought I was stuck up.  Because that just isn’t so.  

I prefer the term “accomplished”.

Judas Priestex.  The ones to watch.

Photo by Barbara Johnson (Judas PriesTex)


That’s Carol on vocals.  

Monster voice.  Great stage presence!  I had to shake her hand.  She didn’t seem pleased.  I didn’t care.  Y’all know me.  FYI: MOST TO ALL lead singers hate me.  Most people in general hate me.  Well, not guys. Well, until they try to cross me…digression.

They know the competition even when I’m off of the stage game for a minute.  Recon…

So, yeah, I was an assistant Bouncer for a few while Batman took care of trouble in the parking lot.  I was carding the honeys, bust in’ a few heads inside.  Totally in my element, dude.  People saw.  PEOPLE SAW!  

Hard at work, President Trump.  Happy to be a cog in that wheel.

Speaking of being a slacker blogger…

I promise to work harder.  Promise.  Still need to tackle some projects on the Homefront that may keep me ocupado but I PROMISE to post more often.

Ms. Bliss will be at Boozehounds next Saturday.  She needs no formal introduction.

But then, neither do I.

That’s all I asked!
Just pay your talent.  It’s that simple.  Original music is the lifeblood of a township.  Think about Seattle.  Did Nirvana come to mind? Incubus? Thinking of Atlanta or do you immediately go P-Funk…

https://www.facebook.com/events/1611784625503519/

Where: Fitzgerald‘s 
When: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Address: 437 McCarty Rd #101, San Antonio, TX 78216


The Robert Johnson show with the SA Blue Cats and friends looks particularly interesting…but all live acts are essentially magic.  Let’s list them, shall we?

Wednesday 10/5/2016: The Americans with Marcy Grace

Friday 10/28/2016: The Taking with Down Generation & Remanon

Saturday 11/12/2016: Mickey and the Motorcars with Saints Anlogue

Wednesday 11/16/2016: Rhett Miller (of the The Old 97’s) Acoustic Show.  (That was the band Jennifer Aniston’s character wanted Vince Vaugn’s character to go see when she tried to patch things up in that movie The Break Up.)

Saturday 11/19/2016: The Robert Johnson SA Sessions with Texas Johnny Boy, The Mighty Orq and the SA Blue Cats.

Friday 12/2/2016: The Juantanamos EP Release & Big Labowski Tribute

Friday 12/23/2016: Carolyn Wonderland and Guy Forsyth – A Holiday Roast

Go to Sam’s Burger Joint Online for ticket purchases and more info.

The San Antonio Wind Symphony, under the direction of Robert Rustowicz, will make its first appearance in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on May 25th, 2016. The program reflects a wide variety of musical styles and genres, from orchestral transcriptions to original works for winds, from melodious and expressive to textural, from conventional to contemporary. The program also draws from a variety of nationalities – France, England, Hungary, Armenia, Mexico and the United States. 
Click here to visit the Tobin Center online

18086 Pleasanton Rd. SayTown, 78221
210-628-6200

Click here to visit the festival website.


Doors open at 6:00

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, the four musicians that form the entity entitled Paris certainly have a fascinating story to share. Upon meeting in 2009 while partaking in a previous musical affair, vocalist and guitarist Lynn Gunnulfsen and drummer Brad Griffin soon met eye to eye on one thing: something didn’t feel quite right…more

BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF THE SEASON!

Retama SpringFest is a party and celebration, just for the sake of SPRING! Featuring live music with multiple bands each day for 11 days, food trucks, beer and margaritas, the biggest carnival in the entire United States, pig races, chihuahua races, a shopping expo, acrobatics, games, a snake exhibit, horse exhibits y mas! Read below for all the details.

APRIL 28 – MAY 8, 2016

Monday – Friday 5pm – 11pm

Saturday – Sunday 11am – 11pm

ADMISSION:

$5 Per Person. Children 3 and under FREE

Mothers are FREE on Mother’s Day, May 8th

*Admission includes: live music, entrance to the carnival, entrance to the shopping expo, fireworks, equine education, viewing of chihuahua races and pig races, and the Spectacular Hansen’s acrobatic sensation show and access to all the good times!

LOCATION:

1 Retama Pkwy, Selma, TX 78154