Music and photography are my passions. I thought "how cool would it be if I could interview bands and review shows along with my photography?" So-here it is! The Live Addiction with Steve-O. I plan on bringing all that is HEAVY to thebuzz.com I will of course sprinkle in some non-heavy stuff here and there.
As for me, I started with The Buzz as an intern for The Rod Ryan Show. You may know me as "Intern Stephen." I love heavy metal, rock 'n roll, tattoos, and taking pictures! Lived in Houston almost all of my life.
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I had the pleasure of photographing the *SOLD OUT* Third Eye Blind show tonight at House of Blues. The band was set to play at 9:00 sharp, but came on about 15 minutes late. Captain Flash and I were getting a little antsy. Once they came on, the stage was pitch black like it usually is when a band walks out. I kept waiting for the lights to come on, but that moment never came. At least not during the first 3 songs, which are the only songs we are allowed to photograph. What are you gonna do? Anyways, I was still able to get some amazing images despite the lack of light.
As for the show itself: Third Eye Blind is a bit of teenage nostalgia for me. I remember being in middle school and junior high when these guys blew up the charts. Hearing the songs of my youth brought back many fond memories. This was my second time seeing the band, the first being in the 90s when my dad took me to see them at The Woodlands Pavillion. All in all, tonight was nothing but good vibrations. The band sounded excellent. Stephan Jenkins voice sounds exactly how it did on the albums I grew up listening to.
They played all of the hits, with the exception of "How's it going to be." From the moment they came on stage, to the moment they left - Third Eye Blind was a force to be reckoned with. For those die-hard fans out there, Stephen Jenkins let the audience know that they are in the process of writing a new record, which is due out sometime next year. They ended the show with their smash hit "Semi Charmed Life" and "God of Wine." The show tonight confirmed their place in my heart as one of the greatest alternative rock bands to come out of the 90s.
Check out my interview with Rex Brown from Pantera where we talk about his new band Kill Devil Hill, his relationship with Vince and Phil, and a possible PANTERA REUNION!!!!!