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Spotify’s monthly listeners function gives people an idea of how popular an artist is with their users. With thousands of songs uploaded every day, it can be difficult for people to find smaller musicians. I want to share some bands I like with less than 50 thousand monthly listeners to give them a little more […]

House of Blues lit up excitedly as The Maine took over with their The Sweet Sixteen tour. A night full of incredible performances would soon begin.

It’s my time to shine – after 2 years at Coog Radio and the University of Houston, I have finally completed my degree plan and will be graduating with a master’s in Mass Communications. Everybody clap! It’s the end of the semester, and the final stretch for some. I’m not one to write personal homages […]

On December 1, 2023, Samara Joy McLendon, more frequently known as Samara Joy, graced everyone’s ears with her beautiful voice at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas. Following the release of her holiday EP, A Joyful Holiday, the two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz singer put on quite a show with her own spin on classic […]

With the announcement of BTS’s hiatus, the seven members entered a period as official solo artists. Kim Namjoon, known by his stage name RM, was the third to have his solo debut with Indigo on December 2, 2022. I wanted to take the time to commemorate the album, as it’s my favorite from BTS’s official […]

Being a college student is hard enough, but chasing your dream as an artist at the same time makes it even harder. Based in Houston but going to college at Baylor University, Bōlají is an artist whose sound is making waves in the music industry. On November 21 he headlined his first Houston show along […]

As we all know, Spotify stops gathering users’ listening data October 31st so their people can present us with our Christmas presents on December 1st: the long-awaited Spotify Wrapped. Though it’s always bugged me a bit that all of my listening activity isn’t shown, I’m especially bugged this year, as I’ve had an active November. […]

Sometimes you’ll listen to a new song on the radio and feel a sense of nostalgia, almost as if you’ve heard the song before. Turns out, the new song probably sampled a R&B hit from the 2000s.  Sampling involves taking a snippet from an older song from genres such as funk, disco, soul, etc., and […]

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin performed their ‘The Trilogy Tour’ at Toyota Center on Saturday, November 18th. The crowd waited in anticipation.

The last time Billie Marten came to Texas was in 2016.  The UK born artist gave a headlining show last Thursday in Austin at 3TEN ACL. Marten released her first EP, As Long As in 2015 and gained popularity in the soft indie genre. She is currently touring in support of her most recent album release, […]

Los Angeles-born and raised superstar, Doja Cat graced the Toyota Center stage with Florida native Doechii. Doja Cat has had an amazing come-up in the music industry from her silly viral hit “MOOO!” to her most recent number-one in the Billboard Hot 100 “Paint The Town Red”. Her charisma throughout the show was confident, funny, […]

There’s a running joke in my friend group that I listen to the same two artists every day: Radiohead and Taylor Swift. Despite this accurate assessment (insert an eye roll here), I think I have a fairly decent taste in music. Here are six songs I haven’t been able to stop listening to since fall […]

November 8 marks the four-year anniversary of FKA Twigs‘ Magdalene. Although four years is a relatively short amount of time, the album had such a large impact upon its release that one could believe it is much older.  FKA Twigs’ sophomore album, Magdalene, showcases an experimental approach to pop and classic club beats. The album’s […]

On a rainy Thursday, November 9, Laufey and opener Adam Melchor astound Downstairs at White Oak Music Hall with their dreamy vocals and bright demeanor. Laufey fans lined up outside despite the harsh weather, anticipating the performance. With Men I Trust performing on the Lawn, fans listened to their set while waiting in their raincoats […]

The Beatles not much can be said about the legendary band that hasn’t been said before. They are the musical blueprint for successive generations.

Megan Moroney released her debut album Lucky earlier this year. With her platinum selling song “Tennessee Orange,” she has gained a loyal fanbase and popularity among the country world. Moroney has sold out many shows in her first headlining tour, one of which was the Houston show.  Last week Moroney gave a glitter filled yet heartfelt performance […]

Fifteen years after John Lennon’s death in 1980, the remaining members of The Beatles began to work on arranging the last song that Lennon wrote, “Now and Then.” Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison tried their best to include Lennon’s vocals, but because of the inferior technology of the tapes, they were unsuccessful.  However, […]

When it comes to electrifying performances and soul-stirring melodies, there are few bands that can captivate audiences quite like Sun Room. With their unique blend of indie rock and folk influences, Sun Room has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. For their headlining Houston show at The Studio at Warehouse Live, they did just that. […]

Sean Kingston is performing at UH this Homecoming, and people aren’t too thrilled about it. On November 9, 2023, Jamaican R&B singer Sean Kingston will be headlining the homecoming concert, along with student band, Orion 224. Kingston is an artist known for his many global hits, such as “Beautiful girls,” “Fire Burning” and “Eenie Meenie” […]

If you enjoy listening to relaxing music during your study sessions, you might be familiar with Lofi Girl. Even if you don’t listen to Lofi Girl, you are probably familiar with the lo-fi aesthetic of an anime girl sitting at a desk studying next to a window with a cat. Lofi Girl is a phenomenon […]


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