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Bessie Smith has paved the way for Jazz and Rock n’ Roll and has inspired stars such as Janis Joplin and Norah Jones. From Tennessee, the African-American singer became the voice of the 1920’s. With songs of heartbreak, struggle, and sorrow, Smith carried the Jazz Renaissance. Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues,” her soulful vocals […]

Peso Pluma’s first visit to Sugarland remained unforgettable, with two outstanding performances at Smart Financial Center. He and opening rapper Aleman carried their proud Mexican roots to 6,000 fans Thursday, August 10, and Friday, August 11. It was a sunny day Thursday August 10, as I lined up for the show. Fans in lavish outfits […]

A list of songs I want to be played at my funeral. Although planning my funeral seems morbid, I want the end of my life to be a celebration. Therefore I compiled a list of songs that honor my existence and give insight into my spirit. Track 1. “Funeral” by Wallice ‘Cause we’re dancing at […]

On Tuesday, July 11, Wallice and Nitefire performed wonderfully at Antones Nightclub in Austin, Texas. The Texan crowd rejoiced in the artist’s optimistic energy and feel-good indie rock music. At 8 pm, on the dot, Nitefire arrives on stage eager to perform. The lead singer, Nico, wears a suit and polka dot tie, juxtaposing his […]

Eslabon Armado obtains acoustic bliss by turning their heartbreak into a heartfelt corridos for Houstonians to enjoy. On Friday, July 7th at 7 pm, the doors to Smart Financial Center welcomed fans to enjoy their favorite ranchera band. Fans gathered at the venue in a sea of blue jeans and ranchera hats, eager to hear […]

D4VD and opener Scott James’ angelic voices soothe White Oak Music Hall. The air was saturated with 100-degree weather as fans waited for D4VD outside the venue on Sunday, June 25. After an intense first visit to Houston in February, D4VD returned to White Oak with a larger crowd and a brighter smile. Despite the […]

A CD from the local Barnes and Nobel help me dive into the 1960’s country star lyrics of heartache and longing for unrequited love. Patsy Cline’s soothing country vocals accompanied by The Jordanaries’ strings brought the country sensation into stardom during the mid-1950s and early 1960s. Despite the vocals being raw and vulnerable, a different […]

Here are of my favorite tracks as I enter the spring season. 1. Pretty Sick – Dumb From their album, Come Down, Pretty Sick emulates the grunge movement of the 90s with a modern twist. The track elaborates on the transitional phase between breaking up with someone and becoming independent. With gritty guitar and repeating lyrics, the […]

Mac Ayres and opener Micah Edwards swayed House of Blues with their soulful vocals and instrumentals. The air smelled of spring as we got our tickets at the box office. With tickets in our hands, we entered the venue to see walls full of décor, upstairs seating, a stocked merchandise table and a well-lit stage. […]

JAWNY and opener SEB give an exciting show upstairs at Houston White Oak Music Hall. It was a rainy Thursday on April 8th, 2023. The weather could have been better, so I feared getting to the show would be a hazard. While we waited in line for the sold-out show, it started pouring rain. A […]

After a long week of performing at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Indigo De Souza ended her Texas trip with a tour stop at The Secret Group in downtown Houston. On a cloudy Sunday, many of her fans, including myself, waited outside the venue in anticipation of the sold-out show on March 19, 2023. After […]

Indigo De Souza catapulted the month with her new single “Younger & Dumber,” a somber take on nostalgia toward past relationships. With an upcoming headliner tour and her new album All Of This Will End, set to release in April 2023, Souza presents fans with a new era following her 2021 album Any Shape You Take. […]


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