Sound and the Fury


a week on the scene

South Texas Boy

A local CD to look for comes from Eddie Scott, aka Spettro, who celebrated the release of his new disc, Southern Boy, with a Valentine's Day show at the Davenport.

Spettro, one of San Antonio's most ardent champions of house music in particular and dance music in general, contributed tracks for a host of underground-label compilations before releasing his debut EP, Gotcha, on Brique Rouge in 2002. That same year, he was featured in URB's "Hey DJ" section in 2002 and recognized as one of the rising stars in Texas dance music. On a local level, he's also been a mainstay at clubs like Azul and Saluté.

Lost Highway Stars

Roger Glover may be a heavy-metal relic, but he's not lacking for candor. The Deep Purple bassist has been upfront about the fact that his band only agreed to perform their entire 1972 album, Machine Head, on their current tour for economic reasons. It seems that Purple didn't want to get saddled with a bloated tour lineup of four or five bands - a necessity these days for past-it classic-rockers trying to fill venues larger than Taco Land.

So Glover and his mates, eager to promote their roundly ignored 2003 release, Bananas (when did Brit-metal bands start naming their albums after Woody Allen screwball political farces?), and adamant about their disdain for nostalgia, reluctantly decided to once again become "Highway Stars," if it meant playing classy theaters for up to $50 a pop (those seniors discounts on the road don't hurt either).

It's no secret that SA loves its hard rock, and while the idea of Purple on its 27th go-round with singer Ian Gillan, supported by a Phil Lynott-less Thin Lizzy might not electrify my loins, it's bound to pack the Majestic Theatre. Both bands can be seen there on Friday, February 20. •