SHOW REVIEWS

Show Reviews “National and Regional Acts” by ON TOUR MONTHLY

– Words by Taylor Slovak / Photos by Brian K. Ullrich – Gexa Energy Pavilion / Dallas, TX (Friday, May 13th, 2016) An orange glow from the Texas sunset fell over the stage as the crowd settled in for the kick-off of the aptly named co-headlining tour, “One Hell of a Night”. Excited concert-goers sported worn-in throwba…

 – Words by Taylor Slovak / Photos by James Villa – The Bomb Factory / Dallas, TX (Thursday, May 12th, 2016) A stellar display of lights and sound turned Deep Ellum’s Bomb Factory into an EDM-pop smash last Thursday. Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, better known as Disclosure, brought the house down serving up two hou…

– Words by Daniela Alfaro-Herrera / Photos by James Villa – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX – Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 If you were to ask someone these days if they would consider seeing Lauryn Hill in concert anytime soon, they would probably cringe and ask why would they ever consider that. Lauryn Hill has been known t…

– Words by James Villa / Photos by James Villa – The Kessler / Dallas, TX (Wednesday, April 27th, 2016) Peter Murphy, also known at the God of Goth, and former frontman of Bauhaus has been on his own since 1985. He’s had two songs reach The Modern Rock Charts Top 5, has appeared in film and has had a few modeling gigs…

– Photos and Review by Ronnie Jackson – ILia / The Pavilion / Lewisville, TX (Saturday, March 12th, 2016) On this night, my destination was the Pavilion in Lewisville TX to see a band called Ilia.  I was unfamiliar with both the band and the venue, so I didn’t really know what to expect.  I was pleasantly surprised upo…

– Photos by James Villa – South Side Ballroom – (Dallas, TX) Saturday, February 20th, 2016 Setlist: Hanger 18 Kingmaker Wake Up Dead In My Darkest Hour She Wolf Sweating Bullets Dawn Patrol Poison Was The Cure Tornado of Souls Trust Fatal Illusion A Tour Le Monde Skin O’ My Teeth Symphony of Destruction Peace Sells Hol…

– Words by Jordan Buford – Photos by James Villa – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill / Dallas, TX (Friday, February 11th, 2016) For a little more than three years people of North Texas had waited, anxiously hoping Epica would return. It almost seemed that they might not get to the Lone Star State at all duringThe Quantum Enigma e…

– Photos by James Villa – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX (Friday, February 5th, 2016) Setlist: Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t Caught in a Mosh Got the Time (Joe Jackson cover) Antisocial (Trust cover) Evil Twin In the End Breathing Lightning Indians Anthrax (The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX) 2/05/16 ©2016 James Villa Photography…