Concert Review: Cover Drive at Lynn Eusan Park


On September 10, 2014, Concert Drive visited the great University of Houston to give us a live performance at the Lynn Eusan Park. People were lured into the concert by the Bajan style music where they sat on blankets and were happily eaten by mosquitoes.

The smell of OFF was thick in the air as T-Ray (a.k.a. Chocolate Thunder to the ladies), opened up the show sitting on his cajon (drum instrument)  by introducing his fellow band members. Four friends from Barbados, four years ago, made their fame on Youtube making covers. The lead vocalists, Amanda Reifer, the guitarist/keyist , Barry, the drummer/backing vocalist, T-Ray, and the bass guitarist, Jamar, are now performing their own original songs on the grande stage.

The first song performed was a cover mix of Bruno Mars’ “Treasure” and “Locked Out of Heaven.” This was a nice warm-up for the crowd and an amazing introduction to the groups style for those listeners that had not heard the group before that concert.

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Throwback Thursday: “Welcome to the Black Parade”

As most Americans vividly remember, this day 13 years ago was a grievous and disheartening one. On this 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, celebrities are still paying tribute to the brave men and women who fought and perished while fighting for the lives of themselves and others. In this sentimental time, many people turned to music to help them get through the emotional turmoil. One of these people was a young comic book writer named Gerard Way. On September 11th in 2001, as he was walking to work in New York, Gerard Way watched as the World Trade Center came crumbling down. To help deal with the personal effects of the attack, Way turned to songwriting and music, writing what would eventually become the first song of the band My Chemical Romance. Although the band broke up in March of 2013, they were immensely popular and garnered success with their 2006 album, The Black Parade. Here is a throwback to one of their most famous songs: “Welcome to the Black Parade.”

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Something Wicked Music Festival

Something is making my spine shiver. No, it’s not the fair weather of fall that gives us a

respite from the sweltering heat that Houston is accustomed to. It’s not the fact that the days are

getting shorter and with it darkness begins to take our city over, one creeping shadow at a time.

No, it’s not even that I fear the thousands of cloaked and costumed figures who will be

illuminated under the waxing moon this October.

Rather, it is with these people that I will share one of the most unforgettable experiences

of 2014 and my time spent in college. What is this sacred congregation I speak of?

Something Wicked

October 25th & 26th, 2014 – Sam Houston Race Park, Houston TX

Buy Tickets NOW!!

This Halloween-themed electronic music festival has been summoning the

top names to Houston since 2012 and continues to possess Texas EDM fans with

the scale and quality of the performances. Headlining this year:

Oct 25th : Bassnectar – Dillon Francis / Oct 26th : Kaskade – Martin Garrix

Featuring multiple stages, these globally acclaimed marvels won’t be the only acts

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CoogRadio Birthday Bash

We would like to invite you to our 5th annual birthday party on October the 3rd!
(Which is also National College Radio Day!)

The party starts at 6PM at Lynn Eusan Park.

We’ve got free food, free drinks and free live musical entertainment!

Below are the acts that will be performing at our Birthday Bash!

Craig Kinsey

Southern Backtones

Young Mammals

Only Beast (Sorry I have no idea how to get the video, it links to a playlist, just skip the baby …. or not!)

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the night with us as we celebrate our 5th!

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Black Lips, the King Khan & BBQ Show to Visit Fitzgerald’s, Former COOG Radio DJ Fat Tony to Play Opener DJ Set

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To those who follow the modern-day garage rock scene, Black Lips and the King Khan & BBQ Show stand out as being two of the most popular and acclaimed acts in the genre today, and on Thursday, September 11, they’re coming to Fitzgerald’s for their joint Fall 2014 tour.

Black Lips are touring on the heels of their latest album, Underneath the Rainbow, so if you dig that album, be sure to make it out to the show, as they’ll be sure to draw extensively from that album for their setlist.  Both Black Lips and the King Khan & BBQ Show are known for their exciting live shows, so this is definitely one you don’t want to miss.

In addition, former COOG Radio DJ/hip-hop artist Fat Tony will be supporting them with a live DJ set.  Just one more great reason to make it to this sure to be memorable show!

Tickets are available for purchase here at a very reasonable price, and the show is all ages.

Black Lips play “Boyz In the Wood” live @ SXSW 2014:

The King Khan & BBQ Show play “Tastebuds” live @ the Red Room in Vancouver:

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Jason Mraz Concert Review

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DWC Photography

This past Friday night, Jason Mraz graced campus grounds with a fantastic, sold out show here at the University. The concert took place after a pleasant post rain evening at UH’s very own Cullen performance Hall. Since seven pm, the doors were teeming with fans eager to enjoy the cherished musician’s lively, feel good music.

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DWC Photography

The opening act, Raining Jane, was a mellow bohemian rock quartet that prepped the audience with their melodious harmonies about love, heartbreak and empowerment. Apart from supporting him on tour, the all girl band helped Mraz record his 2014 album, Yes! Apart from being funny, and charming and performing a great three song set, the girls then followed to introduce Mraz, who was welcomed by a roaring and enthusiastic audience. The coffeehouse superstar played a mix of crowd favorites as well as readily engaged with his fans who either knew his songs word for word, or simply bobbed their heads to his musical excellence. 
The concert was lengthy, enjoyable and a perfect ending to what was for many, the first couple of stressful days of school. Mraz definitely warmed the hearts of his viewers and brought to UH yet another great star who not only provided a great time, but also left his mark here on our campus which only seems to get more diverse and accomplished by the day.

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