Author: Isha Merchant

Indie-pop is taking over the Houston music scene, and I honestly kinda like it. Elevator Days, a newer band, has been dominating the local scene with their song “Call Me When You Get Home.” The song itself has a garage band feel, it feels very authentic and raw, but with a touch of an upbeat […]

Chappell Roan dazzled her Houston audience on her The Midwest Princess Tour with an amazing performance from her openers, and her debut album The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess at the House of Blues. For context, Chappell Roan is a drag persona for the 25-year-old singer songwriter Kayleigh Rose. Much of Roan’s music […]

On Thursday, October 19, Houston based indie-pop band, Orion 224, had an insanely packed show at UH’s the Nook Rooftop Bar. The Houston show was the opening night in their Hasn’t Been The Same Since tour, in which they visited San Antonio, Austin and Dallas over a jam-packed weekend. At the newly reopened The Nook […]

On Thursday October 19, 2023, GAYLE played an intimate show at Warehouse Live for her scared but trying tour, in which various passionate fans crowded the stage in anticipation of her and her opener Dylan. GAYLE, or Taylor Gayle Rutherford, is best known for her song “abcdefu” which went viral on TikTok for its catchy […]

SZA lit up the Toyota Center stage on Saturday, October 14, 2023, as she brought the second leg of her SOS tour to Houston. David Burke, better known as, d4vd, opened for her tour. The two made the night one to remember as they both had unforgettable performances, and worked to make the audience feel […]

On Oct. 10, Bayou Music Center was filled with enthusiastic fans, as many awaited Janelle Monáe to walk on stage and grace the audience with her presence on her Age of Pleasure Tour. About 20 minutes before Monáe was scheduled to appear on stage, her voice echoed through the speakers, asking the audience to strike […]

On Sunday, Oct. 8, Austin City Limits was in full swing, with thousands of attendants packing Zilker Park in anticipation of the last day of the music festival.

On Saturday, Oct. 7th, Austin City Limits, informally known as ACL, was in full swing as an even larger crowd piled into Zilker Park.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Austin City Limits, informally known as ACL, was in full swing as fans entered Zilker Park in anticipation of several talented artists.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the famous k-pop girl-group LOONA made a stop in Houston at the Smart Financial Center as their new unit “LOONA Assemble” in their debut ceremony. Recently, the girl group re-debuted with the members HyunJin, YeoJin, ViVi, Go Won, and HyeJu under the name “Loossemble.” This ceremony served as a reintroduction to […]

On Saturday 23, TV Girl performed a sold out show at White Oak Music Hall supporting their latest album Grapes Upon the Vine supported by Neggy Gemmy. The band surpassed their reputation and brought an infectious energy to the crowd as fans enjoyed the show. The atmosphere was calm as concertgoers sang along and danced […]

On Sept. 16, 2023, Reneé Rapp kicked off her “Snow Hard Feelings Tour” with a bang at Bayou Music Center in Houston. She was joined by openers Alexander 23 and Towa Bird. Rapp captivated the audience with her amazing stage presence and delivered an impeccable performance. As someone who is a casual fan of Rapp, […]

Melanie Martinez released the deluxe version of her album PORTALS on April 5. This album is somehow nothing like her past discography, but still stays loyal to what she is most recognizable for, her amazing storytelling. Her lyricism is always chilling and enthralling, which makes this album good. She dropped the song “DEATH” as a […]

Sam Smith and Kim Petras presented a stunning performance to their song “Unholy” at the 65th Grammy Awards on Feb. 5 The single became popular over the past year with it becoming viral on TikTok. It alludes to infidelity in a catchy and poppy way. The song won the award for Best Pop Duo Performance, […]

On February 24, 2022, my friends and I piled into the line outside of White Oak Music Hall where we were greeted by cheers and chants by the audience. The outdoor concert space was filled with an eagerness to see Mitski and her opener CHAI. Mitski is a prominent Asian-American artist who sings about her […]

Samia, an independent indie rock singer, is coming to Houston’s White Oak Music Hall on February 17th. To put it quite simply, this concert is not one to miss. Samia’s vocals are effervescent and effortless. Her songs are packed with amazing lyricism, and her instrumentals are unique in every song. Her music is laced with […]

Around September of 2019, my friends and I rushed to see DIALTONE at a small venue in Houston. Although we were all just new listeners, and we were really unsure of what to expect, we went anyway and we were not disappointed. In every category possible, DIALTONE does not miss. They brought a very floaty, […]

After releasing their new single, “Indiglo“, featuring Zach Gill, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are rearing up for a new Winter 2022 tour. The band members are excited to perform “Indiglo” as it beings a preppy beat and are a refreshing change for their listeners. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are excited to bring some new joy […]


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