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ALM Interview with Emily Bell
One of Austin's rising stars stops by to discuss life, music, and her HOT new debut album "In Technicolor"
By Greg Testerman

After listening to her new material, I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview this fabulous, young, Austin based artist. Emily Bell offers something different with a unique blend of intense vocals, a smart retro tone along with an electric punch that will stay in your head for days!

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ALM - New Music Review
Austin Native Lindsay Wells aka "LynZ" breaks out with her new EP "Dream With Me"
By Greg Testerman with inserts by Roger Len Smith

What happens when you mix amazing talent, a beautiful face, a strong personality, and off the charts creativity? Well, you come up with something just like Austin native Lindsay "LynZ" Wells.

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ALM Concert Review - BOSTON
Dudley & Bob Celebrate 20 Years as the Iconic Band Rocks ACL Live on Wednesday Night!
by Greg Testerman

You don't see a Boston concert coming to town very often. In fact, this is only the bands eighth tour in they're approximate 36 year history. But on Wednesday night, the ship landed at ACL Live in Austin, captained by the bands amazing creator and mastermind, Tom Scholz.

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ALM Review - VAN HALEN
The Famous Band Returns to "The Alamo City"
by Greg Testerman

Not an empty seat in the house on Friday night at the sold out AT&T Center in San Antonio. The majority of the estimated 19,000 rocking fans didn't use their seats anyway as they stood and rocked the night away with one of America's most successful home grown Rock N Roll bands of all time.

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Rik Emmett at Siesta Fest!
The Canadian guitarist brings the music of Triumph back to Texas!
by Greg Testerman

When I heard one of the best guitarist of all time was playing in San Antonio on Friday night, I packed my gear and headed down. Rik Emmett, former singer / songwriter for the dismantled supergroup Triumph has been running solo for several years now primarily playing acoustic shows to modest crowds worldwide.

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ALM Review - Kelly Clarkson
America's Sweetheart - One Voice!
by Greg Testerman

We will never forget that night in 2002 when the original "American Idol" sang her way to stardom on television screens all over the world. This amazing performer took on the high pressure stage and made it all her own.

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ALM Interview - Better Than Ezra's Tom Drummond!
On Wednesday night, two great bands from "The Big Easy" brought "The French Quarter" to ACL Live...
by Greg Testerman

Regardless of the holiday rush, visiting family, over indulging in everything, traveling, and all those things normal people do over the holidays. I was delighted when asked to interview Tom Drummond, bassist and original co-founding member of the band "Better Than Ezra".

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Journey - Still Doing It Right!
The powerful band brings new music and a big show to the "City of Hope"
by Greg Testerman

I guess anyone could put this catchy label on their own city "City of Hope" - the first song on Journeys new album - Eclipse. But if you've been listening to the news, and with our strong job market in comparison to other cities, maybe Austin is worthy of the title.

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Terrible Ted is Back!
Ted Nugent Plays Backstage Live in San Antonio!
by Greg Testerman

We all know him. In fact, we love to tag him with all kinds of nick names such as "Motor City Madman", "Terrible Ted", "The Nuge", and "The Wackmaster" among others. The 63 year old outspoken rocker has withstood the test of time and believe it or not has released 34 albums dating back to his days with "The Amboy Dukes" in the mid '60's.

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New Music Review: Journey "Eclipse"
by Greg Testerman

I Just finished absorbing new material from one of my all time favorite bands. In some cases, when legendary classic rock bands release new music, I'm not sure what to expect.

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RUSH - In Concert
The Canadian Rockers bring their "Time Machine" to the Frank Erwin Center
by Greg Testerman

When I received official word from Atlantic Records that I would be covering this show, I was absolutely thrilled. I've seen this Canadian band of three perform twelve times in my life and at the end of these shows, I've always been completely satisfied. Sunday night at the Frank Erwin Center was no exception. The band is still bringing in big crowds and performing at an incredibly high level. These three excellent musicians have been performing together since the late '60's and I don't think they have any plans of stopping anytime soon.

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Motley Crew, Poison, & New York Dolls in San Antonio
The AT&T Center gets jammed up on Thursday Night!
by Greg Testerman

On my way down to the Alamo City, yours truly found himself reminiscing about past Motley Crew shows I've attended as a fan. Okay...maybe I can't remember much from those shows but I know I attended at least a couple. One thing I do remember is that unmistakable Mick Mars guitar tone, Vince Neil's screaming voice, the outrageous costumes, make up, oh! and drums baby drums!

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Zack Walther Band - Into The Fray
New Music Review
by Greg Testerman

I was delighted when asked to review brand new music from New Braunfels native Zack Walther - a brand new Dad, Husband, a talented singer, songwriter, & musician straight from the famous "Gruene Hall" to your favorite listening device. The Zack Walther Band - a group of talented musicians who all get a chance to share their talents on this new album, offer up a unique country sound. but wait just minute Cowboy! If you're expecting your Granddaddy's country music, you won't get it here!

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John Waite - Live at One World Theatre
An old friend brings a new band and new music to town on Wednesday night!
by Greg Testerman

Okay admit it. A classic rock band comes to town - maybe one of your favorites from back in the day, and you buy your ticket to get what could be your last shot at seeing them play in concert and those old radio hits you grew up with in the '80's and 90's. You're fulfilled because these songs take you back to a time in your life when you were more youthful, full of spirit, and maybe had less responsibility or whatever the case. Hey! and if the band is still good at what they do, you actually stand most of the time and sing along and leave the show feeling satisfied and maybe even a few years younger!

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Cowboy Mouth Returns to Antone's!
Fred LaBlanc and his powerful band delivers the goods on Friday night!
by Greg Testerman

Like a fast moving train, Antone's was once again visited by Fred LaBlanc and Cowboy Mouth. As mentioned in my recent interview with Fred, this was my first chance to actually to see the band play live and well, let's just say I am now experienced.

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Cowboy Mouth brings that New Orleans spirit back to Austin!
A visit with Cowboy Mouth Front Man - Fred Lablanc
by Greg Testerman

Okay, time to get rested up and ready for a big party as Fred LeBlanc and Cowboy Mouth will again be in Austin this Friday night at Antone's! The New Orleans based band has a reputation of bringing the Mardi Gras spirit along with them wherever they go as they continue to tour the country leaving thousands upon thousands of satisfied fans in their wake.

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STYX Returns to Austin and Rocks Our Newest Venue!
The iconic band returns to Austin and gives the sound system at the new Moody Theater it's first real test!
Review by Greg Testerman

Well, maybe that's a stretch but I will say that this was without a doubt one of the best sounding concerts I've been lucky enough to see in all my years. The tones (acoustics)in this intimate setting are simply outstanding and I was pleasantly surprised with the energy level and general performance of all members of one of my all time favorite bands.

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The Scorpions Return to San Antonio!
Big Night! Big Sound! Big Crowd! But could this be the end?
Review by Greg Testerman

On Friday night, I headed down to the AT&T Center in San Antonio to cover the Scorpions show - one of my all time favorite bands.

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A visit with Goo Goo Dolls Bassist Robby Takac
The Goo Goo Dolls return to the "Austin Music Hall" on June 9th and bring mega hits, new music, and support of a good cause along with them.
Interview by Greg Testerman

It's been four years since we've seen new music from the Goo Goo Dolls. Even though the new album "Something For the Rest Of Us" won't hit store shelves until mid July, the band has been sampling new tunes in front of live audiences since the current tour kicked off in April and the band seems happy with the response.

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The Unique Sound of State Radio Rolls Into Austin...
The Boston based trio return To Austin and bring more to town than just good music...
Review by Greg Testerman

On Friday night, a small but enthusiastic crowd came to La Zona Rosa to see an interesting blend of modern reggie and rock provided by the Boston based band "State Radio" as they come to the end of their winter tour promoting their latest release, "Let It Go".

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Daughtry Live In Concert!
The 2006 American Idol finalist brings his band and strong voice to the Frank Erwin Center
Review by Greg Testerman

On Sunday night, in front of a nice crowd at "The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center", Chris Daughtry came to town promoting his latest project and second-straight No. 1 Album - Leave This Town.

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The Ottis Coleman Band turns up the heat at Threadgills!
Ottis Coleman and his band of three, celebrate the release of their new album - "Let It Go"
Review by Greg Testerman

T'was the night before Thanksgiving and a nice crowd was on hand at a chilly Threadgills South for the debut of brand new music from the deeply rooted Austin based band.

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TRAIN brings their Award-winning music to La Zona Rosa!
On Saturday night, Grammy Award winning band TRAIN came through Austin with special guest UNCLE KRACKER!
Review by Greg Testerman

Although it's been a while since we've seen them here in A-Town, It was obvious from the start that opening act Uncle Kracker and headliner Train hadn't lost a step or their swagger and were ready to rock the almost sold out La Zona Rosa. The tour came through downtown Austin as part of 28 city U.S. tour promoting new music from both bands.

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The "Rock N Roll Train" returns to Austin
After 13 years, rock legends AC/DC return to The Frank Erwin Center!
Review by Greg Testerman

Hard to believe it's been well over a decade since AC/DC has played in Austin, but finally the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees took the stage at a sold out Frank Erwin Center once again on Friday night.

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