Posts Tagged ‘the music enthusiast’

 Was KAABOO Too Much All at Once? Photo by Alive Coverage Excessive Ambition in a Market with an Overabundance of Everything Killed the Inaugural KAABOO Texas
 North Texas and multi-day music festivals just don’t seem to mix. I’ll leave out names since they’re of no relevance here, but remember that one a few years bac…

KAABOO Texas – Not Just Another Music Festival “…A new kind of entertainment and arts experience designed around comfort, hospitality and good times.” That’s a resolute mission statement from KAABOO, a still relatively new company that entered into the festival game with ambition that was as bold as it could possibly b…

– 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…

Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa December 20, 2014 – Gas Monkey Live (Dallas, TX) By nature, I’m not a real fan of metal music. I feel like I say that sentence (or something similar) more often then I should, and if I sound like a broken record, I apologize. I have nothing against the genre, it’s just tha…

– Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by Ronnie Jackson – Thursday, November 6th, 2014 – It’s not that often that you get to see a truly legendary band. Probably because there aren’t that many out there anymore, and out of those that do still exist, not all of them tour. But this night, in the Dallas suburb of Allen at the…

Rocklahoma Festival 2014 (Pryor, OK) – Words by Jordan Buford // Photos by James Villa- By the time the final day of Rocklahoma rolled around, the festival had already proven that one of their strongest suits were mixing the new with the old, as hard rock and even some heavy metal collided with classic rock. One of tho…

South Side Ballroom (Dallas, TX) – Words by Jordan Buford // Photos by James Villa – Once fame struck for the Lyonshall, Herefordshire native Ellie Goulding, things started happening quickly. Her debut LP “Lights” achieved international success, and so has her follow-up, while she has shared the stage with acts like Ka…

Trees (Dallas, TX) – Words by Jordan Buford // Photos by James Villa – At only nine-o’clock Trees was already packed with a sold-out crowd who were on anxiously awaiting Crosses. They still had some time to wait, though, as Birds of Tokyo was serving as the main support band. “Here in this moment, the silence is comfor…