Posts Tagged ‘dangerous toys’

By Metal Dave On the eve of Dangerous Toys’ annual hometown reunion concert this Saturday — and in the spirit of the holidays — I thought it would be fun to ask the guys to share their most rockin’ childhood Christmas gifts. You know, the gifts that brought them eternal corruption. In other words, their […]

By Metal Dave Once upon a time, circa 2007, I was asked to contribute to an issue of Classic Rock magazine dedicated to Guns N’ Roses. Besides the main features on GN’R, the mag also wanted to highlight some of their lesser-known peers. Being from Texas, I offered up Junkyard and Dangerous Toys as worthy […]

Austin rock legends Dangerous Toys reunite Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Red Eyed Fly in Austin. Ticket info here. Review below is from 2008, but serves as a safe-bet preview for this Saturday’s upcoming annual reunion. Hey, why fix the Toys if they ain’t broken? By Metal Dave Santa’s worst enemy returned with a bang […]

By Metal Dave It’s no surprise Jason McMaster can’t pick a favorite album. After all, the guy plays in 3.5 million bands just to satisfy his multiple musical joneses. From Watchtower, Dangerous Toys and Broken Teeth to Ignitor, Evil United and his upcoming barbershop quartet (kidding), Jason has more music pulsing through his pinky than […]

LINE ‘EM UP: Austin hard rock heroes Dangerous Toys reunite for their annual gig at Red Eyed Fly, Saturday Dec. 3. This 1990 photo features, from left to right, drummer Mark Geary, guitarist Danny Aaron, singer Jason McMaster, guitarist Scott Dalhover and bassist Mike Watson. Danny left the band in 1992 following the Toys’ sophomore album, […]

By Metal Dave Glessner As the singer for Watchtower, Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth and a million others, Jason McMaster has made more connections than Tiger Woods during his decades in the heavy metal trenches. As his friend and part-time publicist for many of the past 16 years, I’ve often been along for the ride when Jason re-connects […]

By Metal Dave Glessner So the Shotgun Rebels recently rolled into town from San Angelo to play an Austin gig with two of my favorite bands, Broken Teeth and New Disaster. Knowing that a band on the road always appreciates food, beer and a cool place to hang out before showtime, I invited the Rebels […]

COOL FROM THE WIRE: Gene, Jack, Henrik and Paul   I got a text from my friend Brett McCormick yesterday (Jan. 27) saying Dirty Looks frontman Henrik Ostergaard had died. As someone who is close to the Dirty Looks inner circle, I knew Brett was a reliable source, but I still didn’t want to believe […]

Welcome to the first installment of a new semi-regular 2Fast2Die Q&A feature called “Yakking With …” What better way to debut than with singer Jason McMaster, whose storied careers with Watchtower, Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Ignitor and others has rightfully made him a Texas metal legend (“Can I get a Slayer?”). Jason’s website will give […]