THC’s Smokin’ Hot Tour blazed through New York City with special guests Red Sky Mary.

What many people don’t know about Texas Hippie Coalition is that they been chugging along since 2004. These boys from Denison, Texas have been waving the hard rock/southern rock banner proudly with their own brand of heavy fused Red Dirt Music.

It’s hard to believe that it has been two years since the band graced the NYC Stage. That show was special as they were the direct support for Glenn Danzig and performed at the legendary Roseland Ballroom. The venue officially closed it’s doors in April of last year.

Tonight the NYC crowd got a much-needed good ole contact high of THC.

The night got started as THC opened up with the crowd chanting song, “Hands Up,” from their 2012 album Peacemaker. Knowing the band is promoting their latest album, Ride On, it was refreshing to hear an opener from their back catalog. This band creates music on their own terms and makes no apologizes for doing so.

THC performed five songs from the Ride On record and five from Peacemaker. The highlight of the night was the fan favorite “Pissed Off And Mad About It” from their 2012 album, Rollin’. That song was stomp sounding from beginning to end. Big Dad Rich vocals were as raspy and boisterous as ever and commanded the crowd perfectly through out their set.

Joining THC on the tour are New Hampshire’s own Red Sky Mary. Their setlist consisted of six songs from their debut record, River Child, including their single “Howl.” The band’s take on 70’s rock n’ roll with a modern twist set the tone for the evening.

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Anya was born and raised in Donestk, Ukraine, and immigrated to NYC when she was 8 years old. In her early teens she discovered Power Metal and many artists from the European metal scene. Her passion for photography grew from her concert experiences. “There is nothing more exciting then capturing those small moments on stage that musicians have with their instruments.” she enjoys taking photos from the crowd and is not afraid to step into mosh pit to take photos of the fans in action. Photography has influenced Anya in other ways. When she’s not in the photo pit she can be found teaching preschool where photography is a big part of my daily curriculum. Photography is more than a hobby it is a passion, which allows her to combine all her interests into one.

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