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Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Articles, Music, Paris Live | 0 comments

Paris Live Open Mic Holds Annual Live Concert

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It was a glorious night of live and local music as Paris Live Open Mic presented the annual live concert! Super Dave & I were proud to host this one of a kind concert! From Rock & Rap to Country & Blues, Three Brothers Drafthouse was packed with PLOM’s beloved listeners and music fans supporting the scene. Proceeds benefitting the Paris Blues Society Scholarship Fund were much needed to further the education of our local music students. Six live acts were slated to perform and with Hangar 18 running sound you can bet everyone was in for a blast.

Paris Live Open Mic 2nd Annual Concert Three Brothers Drafthouse February 8 2013Kicking off the music mayhem was local singer/songwriter Trever Carico. Fresh out of the studio from working on his upcoming album, Trever filled the place with a solo set of familiar tunes. His unique vocal melody is the reason that we chose him as our show starter. Among the many songs in his set was a brand new unnamed original that is sure to be a hit. If it was mine, I would call it “I Deserve It”.  We are excited to announce that Paris Live Open Mic will be the first to debut his upcoming record from Hawthorne Studios.

The crowd was fired up as our favorite blues band hit the stage; The Billion Dollar Blues Band has a history like no other in the area. Over the past year, the band adopted new guitarist Chad Altenbaumer after the passing of Kent Gooding and have kept the spirit of true blues alive. Tony Boss is a beast on the keys flowing along with the rhythm of Calvin Hickerson’s steady beats. Filling in for Staley Rodges was one of the best bassists in Paris, Texas. Ben Alsup pumped out the low in groove while vocalist Paul Ray Spencer blasted out the blues harp. Their set was magical, sending you back to the time when music made sense to the masses.

Plugging in and Keeping the energy high was none other than Old Miller Sideshow. These guys have found a way to marry good time country music with hard core rock & roll! Celebrating singer/rhythm guitarist Trey Rosenthal’s 21st birthday, OMS brought the party to higher level. Aaron Olds shredded the Stratocaster and at such a young age, you can bet he will be a local guitar icon for years to come. Bass Player Gabe Moore melts right in with drummer Dakota Miller and OMS becomes a recipe for good times. Their set included a few of our original favorites like “Give You a Ring” and an old-school rendition of “Ignition” by R. Kelly. The boys put on an amazing show and were the perfect prelude to the next collaboration of artists.

MANIKLAND has become a hot topic in Paris, Texas. Mic Manik, with AD Garcia & Mr. AOC represented our rap scene with crowd crushing confidence. This talented trio introduced a world of bass booming redneck rap as they powered through their show. DJ Wendell Johnson (aka) Mr. AOC worked the turntables flawlessly as Manik & AD launched lyrical red river bottle rockets into the audience. MANIKLAND gained new fans with tracks like “Superman”, “Try & Stop Me Now” and current hit on Paris Live Open Mic “I Go hard”. Be on the lookout for a soon to be released video of “Try & Stop Me Now” produced by Chongo Feo Productions.

After MANIKLAND blew up the stage it was time for the face melting rock! When the moon comes out, so will the creatures of the night. Silver Loves Mercury arrived for their long awaited appearance in Paris, Texas. Paris Live Open Mic introduced this face melting foursome and the insanity was ignited. Hailing from the DFW area, Silver Loves Mercury submitted music to PLOM about a year ago and our listeners absorbed every track that we turned them on to. With gothic glam attitude, lead singer Roxi put on a melodic and theatrical performance. She put her heart into her hometown. With guitar-driven masterpieces, SLM gave us an all original set including tunes from their “Treasures of Gomorrah” record. Every single song on this album will draw you in to a sadistic galaxy of heavy metal. Three Brothers Drafthouse was an inferno as Silver Loves mercury spoon-fed hot lava to the countless jaw droppers.

The stage was ready for the headliner to light the fuse. When it comes to our local rock scene, FALLEN has set the bar. These guys are the ultimate when it comes to a heavy rock performance. Surrounded by fans, Fallen started with a plume of smoke and blew our minds with head banging distortion. David Crossland is one of the most talented drummers in the area. His energy spills out from the riser and washes over the crowd. Lead guitarist Billy White must have extra fingers. His guitar becomes part of him every time he plugs in. Rhythm guitarist “Knock” keeps the band’s sound so beefy and full that you wouldn’t know that there is no bass player. This band goes to the extreme to bring a visual musical spectacle to their show. Their recent EP release has fans wanting more. Influenced by everything from Motley Crue to Five Finger Death Punch, these guys know what rock is all about. Inside their monster set were nostalgic songs like “Cumbersome” by Seven Mary Three, but the true essence of this band is captured in their original material. “Eyes of Medusa is the most requested rock song on Paris Live Open Mic and should be in the mainstream charts. Fallen polished off an entertaining night of live & local music for a good cause. Dylan’s Drivers ended up giving 19 rides and had 5 cancellations.

Stalk the musicians:
Trever Carico – https://www.facebook.com/trever.carico?ref=ts&fref=ts
Billion Dollar Blues Band – https://www.facebook.com/billiondollar.blues?fref=ts
Old Miller Sideshow – https://www.facebook.com/OldMillerSideshow?fref=ts
Mic Manik – https://www.facebook.com/MicManik?fref=ts
Silver Loves mercury – https://www.facebook.com/pages/silver-loves-mercury/234812760313?fref=ts
Fallen -  https://www.facebook.com/fallenparistx?fref=ts

Check out the video clip courtesy of CHONGO FEO PRODUCTIONS – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gquaNdKQ8AY

We would like to thank everyone involved in making this event possible…

  • Three Brothers Drafthouse
  • The Paris Blues Society
  • Paris Harley Davidson
  • Have a Blast – Vendor
  • Electric Steel Body Jewelry – Vendor
  • Paul Lester Wrecker Service
  • Toyota of Paris
  • Xquisite Hair & Body Works
  • Vaporifics
  • InParisTexas.com

Photos by Robbie Gunn

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