On a rainy Sunday night, nineties rock ruled at the House of Blues in Houston, TX. Alternative rockers, Soul Asylum played a raucous set to an intimate crowd. Soul Asylum came out in a blaze of guitars and lots of activity on stage including Dave Pirner parading around with band mates. The show was well worth the price of admission as Soul Asylum delivered the sonic goods. Cowpunk and alternative rockers, The Meat Puppets opened up the show with their twangy and technical guitar work. It might have been a rainy night but it was definitely rocking.

Metal monsters Trivium took the stage in Houston leaving a pile of sweaty moshers in it's wake as it plowed through a 15 song setlist to the delight of their fans. 

Wilson opened the show for co-headliners Tremonti and Trivium.

Former Creed, and current Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti rolled into town with his shiny new metal band Tremonti. Mark is no stranger to the Music business as his award winning music career with Creed and Alter Bridge has forged him in the fires of hard work and success. Stepping out on his own was the next logical step in his evolution as an artist. Mark is not only providing the crunchy rhythm and tasty lead guitar riffs for this new band. He is also fronting a band for the first time in his professional career. Mark has provided solid background vocals throughout his career, but has never taken on such a huge task. He pulls it off with ease and throws his hat in the ring for best new metal band of the year.

Van Halen makes a stop in H-Town for the first in three years for their North America Summer/Fall 2015 Tour. The David Lee Roth fronted band last visited in 2012 to support their “A Different Kind of Truth” album. 2012 was the first time Houston Van Halen fans had seen Diamond Dave fronting the rock behemoth since the year 2008. Before that the last stop in Houston for a DLR fronted VH was the year 1984. Let that sink in for a minute.