Some bands die on the vine, some bands fade away, but some bands sound as good as they ever did! The latter was the case in Houston, when Marshall Tucker Band and Blue Oyster Cult rocked the Arena Theater on Friday Night.

Marshall Tucker Band opened the show, and it was like a visit from an old friend. It felt warm and comfortable hearing songs like "24 Hours at a Time", "Bob Away My Blues", and "Can't You See."

Blue Oyster Cult came out fired up, and they also hit on the familiar, with songs like "Burnin' For You", "Godzilla", and "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", but it was really cool to hear lesser know gems like "Then Came The Last Days of May", and the energy and great fretwork of "Buck's Boogie" in the mix. The band has several new faces, but the core of Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma keep it feeling and sounding like B.O.C., and add legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio) and you've got one hell of a band!  Check out some more pics from the show.