Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Festival Preview: HOUSTON OPEN AIR – Ten Bands We Want To Check Out!

As we roll toward the fall season, a second wave of music festivals is preparing to hit some major destination cities. The first annual Houston Open Air festival is scheduled to be held at NRG Park in Houston, Texas on September 24th and 25th, – fueled by Monster Energy and brought to you by DWP (Danny Wimmer Presents) – will feature an amazing lineup of bands, gourmet man food, and whiskey, making for a killer weekend experience.

Jack Daniel’s will be showcasing some of the most popular whiskey brands with “Jack Daniel’s Old #7 Whiskey Row” and the Jack Daniel’s Experience, a mobile museum, bringing a “Taste of Tennessee” to music festivals around the country. Some of the samples featured include Jack Daniels Black Label, Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Gentleman Jack, Jack Fire, Jack Honey, Woodford Reserve and Old Forrester.

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We look forward to checking out all the great bands playing at the two-day event. Here are ten bands we definitely want to see at Houston Open Air!

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Return To Roots

Max and Iggor Cavalera have kicked off a North American tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sepultura’s Roots album, and the Brothers Cavalera will be performing Roots in its entirety. It will be interesting to see this classic album performed live and definitely a moment that you won’t want to miss!

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Iggor Cavalera
Photo: Greg Ramar
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Nothing More

This quartet out of San Antonio, TX is a non-stop touring machine that always deliver a high-energy performance, and should be on everyone’s list to check out!

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Nothing More
Photo: Thomas Woroniak
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Gemini Syndrome

With the upcoming release of the sophomore album, Memento Mori, Gemini Syndrome are touring hard in support of the release. Always a great show from these Southern Cali rockers.

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Gemini Syndrome
Photo: Thomas Woroniak
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Avatar

Sweden’s theatric rockers, Avatar, have been touring in support of the most recent release, Feathers & Flesh, and are certainly a charismatic group that should not be missed.

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Avatar
Photo: Scott Smith
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Baroness

Georgia’s Baroness are still supporting their 2015 release, Purple, and the quartet are sure to bring the sludge and groovy heaviness to Texas.

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Baroness
Photo: Justin Williams
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Ghost

Always a great show from Papa Emeritus III and the Nameless Ghouls as they ride the wave of success from their recent full-length, Meliora. The band make their way through the festival circuit with several appearances this year, as well as a new North American tour this fall.

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Ghost
Photo: Thomas Woroniak
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Anthrax and Slayer

Once again, not one, but two of the “Big 4” of the Thrash Metal era are appearing at the same festival. Both bands have been delivering their respective brand of metal for over thirty years and they don’t appear to have mellowed with age. Always a great set from both of these legendary bands.

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Deftones

Northern Cali experimental alt-metal titans Deftones released their eighth studio album, Gore, earlier this year, and the album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
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Alice In Chains

Legendary Seattle rockers, Alice In Chains, will headline Houston Open Air on Saturday and are set to deliver a memorable set from their extensive list of hits and fan favorites from their discography.

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