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Born Nemah Hasan, Palestinian-Canadian pop rock singer Nemahsis recently went viral for singing Lorde’s “Team” a capella over photos and videos of her country, beautifully capturing her people and her land’s strength and resistance. The cover compelled me to learn more about her, and I was entranced by her siren-like voice and moving lyrics. Though […]

This playlist is a compilation of my favorite songs from the Houston-based bands that keep the local music scene alive. All the bands on this list are currently active, and I’ve even had the privilege of seeing a lot of them live! While the bands on this list vary in genre, they are all united […]

Mipso stopped by White Oak Music Hall on February 9th for their Book of Fools tour. Many awaited in anticipation for the performances to come.

Extraordinary levels of performance and innovation have cemented black creatives as indispensable figures in the music industry.

As 2014 nostalgia is running rampant on TikTok, this year brought us many good love songs. Many of these remain iconic today and evoke nostalgia of Gen Z’s younger teenage years. Listening to these love songs this Valentine’s day will surely bring good vibes to the day. 1. “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay […]

Last year, there was a period in time when all my favorite songs were titled “Satellite.” I have chosen to rank them to determine my favorite one.

The 2024 Besame Mucho Festival is coming up and the people could not be more excited. The one-day festival will be held in Austin at the Circus of Americas and this lineup is for lovers of Latino old-school music. The lineup includes stars from all genres like Gloria Trevi, Juanes, Banda MS, and Los Tigres […]

Join us as we delve into the musical journey of these exceptional artists, bringing a touch of Texas charm to the global stage at SXSW Music Festival 2024!

The 2024 South by Southwest Music Festival occurs in Austin, Texas, from Monday, March 11, to Saturday, March 16, 2024. Throughout these five days, multiple showcasing artists from around the world will amaze attendees with outstanding performances. Artists spanning from Venezuela’s alt-rock group Rawayana to UK-based punk group Dry Cleaning and Spain’s indie group Hinds […]

Each year, thousands of people fill the city of Austin to attend the massive city-wide South by Southwest festival (SXSW); a nine-day long showcasing of the best and newest in music, film and technology. Locals and visitors of Austin alike join together to enjoy music and comedy showcases, film and tv screenings, exhibitions, networking opportunities, […]

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 was a cold and windy night when the city of Katy, Texas came out from all ages to the Home Run Dugout to see the Texan native That Mexican OT.  Bay City’s own, That Mexican OT, is an artist whose sound is refreshing due to mixing hip hop and country in multiple songs. Known […]

Florida native, Rod Wave, arrived at the Toyota Center for the Nostalgia Tour with supporting acts Eelmatic, Toosii and Ari Lennox.  With star-studded openers, the first one to warm up the night was Eelmatic. The artist of Rod Wave’s record label mentioned that this was his first tour. Starting as a pianist for Rod Wave […]

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 […]

It’s officially the holiday season, which means it’s now socially acceptable to blast Christmas music 24/7 on repeat. If you want to get into the Christmas spirit but don’t know where to start or simply want some music recommendations for this season, I have just the playlist for you. Below, you will find must-have songs […]

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. […]


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