All Saturday nights are pretty great by default but this past Saturday, November 18, was especially awesome because two bands that have been huge parts of my adolescence came to rock my hometown. Glassjaw and The Used played at House of Blues in Houston while on tour promoting The Used’s 7th studio album “The Canyon” which was recently released on October 27th. The tour is also successfully building morale towards Glassjaw’s upcoming album said to be released in December of this year.
A confident band entirely comfortable with their sound, Alt-J took the stage in Houston at White Oak Music Hall under a November Texas sky. Dubbed a “New Radiohead”, the young British rockers filled the outdoor amphitheater, which holds over 3,000 fans. A thoughtful stage, reminiscent of their 2015 ACL appearance, with LED panels, intermittent green lights, and a soft fog, divided three equal sections for the harmonious sounds of keyboard, bass, and drums. Their creative use of space provides for a 3-dimensional experience, which compliments vocals that serenade their audience.
Wednesday November 8th served as quite a memorable day for about 1500 Houstonians who were packed into House of Blues like sardines to see some of this decades best alt- rock bands: Balance and Composure, Chon, Circa Survive, and Thrice. If you were there, you know. If not, you’re about to feel the FOMO, and we’re sorry for that…kind of.
Post Malone hit the Houston leg of the Stoney Tour and did not disappoint. Opening the show and dedication it to Victims of the Vegas shooting, Harvey victims and all the stars of recent that have passed, He poured out a beer and proceeded to get weird.