BEAUMONT — March has always been a great month for live music in Southeast Texas. Here is a listing of events which have occurred over the years during the week of March 7 through March 13.
• March 7, 2007 Maryland rock outfit Clutch performed to a capacity crowd at Antone’s in downtown Beaumont as the band toured in advance of its forthcoming release, “From Beale Street to Oblivion.”
• March 9, 2012 Country music singer Randy Travis performed at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie in support of his October 2011 release, “Blessed Assurance.”
• March 9, 2007 Rapper Vanilla Ice returned to Southeast Texas for a concert at Antone’s in downtown Beaumont as the artist toured in support of his November 2008 remix album, “Vanilla Ice is Back!” The CD featured his trademark tune, “Ice Ice Baby,” and cover songs of artists Public Enemy, Sir Mix-a-Lot, The Gap Band, Bob Marley and more.
• March 10, 2007 Winger, one of the most unappreciated bands of the late 1980s and early 1990s, performed at Antone’s in downtown Beaumont in support of its October 2006 release, “IV.”
• March 11, 2009 Teen music sensation and 2007 American Idol runner-up David Archuletta performed a sold out concert at Scout Bar in downtown Beaumont.
• March 11, 2008 Rock band Saliva returned to Beaumont in support of its January 2007 CD, “Blood Stained Love Story,” which featured the single “Ladies and Gentlemen.” Opening the show was Texas rock act Drowning Pool, which was touring behind its August 2007 release, “Full Circle,” and also featured its new (and third) vocalist, Ryan McCombs.
• March 13, 1983 Kiss performed at the Beaumont Civic Center in support of its album, “Creatures of the Night,” which was the last album to feature the group wearing its trademark make-up. Opening the show was punk-metal band, the Plasmatics, which featured the outrageous Wendy O. Williams.