free press summer fest

As many Houstonians and local festival fans know, Free Press Summer Festival doesn’t have the best reputation, but being loyal fans and lovers of music, we always stay hopeful. Despite complaints about the lineup when it was released, it had some fresh and promising acts. From DJs like Cashmere Cat and Jauz, to headliners like […]

Timothy Russell, also known by his stage name Guilla, pays homage to the diversity of Houston. Guilla’s influences range anywhere from Björk to System of a Down which is easily seen in the variety of his music and it’s uniqueness. Coming from a mother who was an opera singer from England and a father who […]

Coverage by Waylon O’Day and Raj Radia The third and final day of the fifteenth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival has come and pass. I have to thank both the festival promoters and the music gods for a relaxing Sunday afternoon, after two days of nonstop walking, standing, jumping, and sometimes running I felt […]

For this Throwback Thursday, we are taking a trip down memory lane to FPSF 2016.

Coverage by Madeline Robicheaux and BreeAngela Hamilton

Coverage by: Madeline Robicheaux and BreeAngela Hamilton

If you care to dance without judgement to music heavily incorporated and passionately played by accordions and violins, Gogol Bordello is a must see at FPSF.

The illustrious garage-rock band hailing from the Golden Gate City are bringing their undeniably energetic live show to the Bayou City for the annual Free Press Music Festival on Saturday June 4th in the festivals return to Eleanor Tinsley Park after inclement weather pushed the festival away from it’s traditional home since the festival’s inception […]

I first discovered Father John Misty following the release of his sophomore album, titled I Love You, Honeybear, in 2015. As a freshman on my second semester of college taking introductory sociology courses and learning about the evils of textbook rental prices I was drawn to Father John Misty’s angry and disillusioned yet tender criticism […] Singer Allen Stone self-describes as a “hippie with soul,” but he’s actually more soulful than he lets on. Though only 24, you could call Mac Miller prolific. Trampled by Turtles is the embodiment of folk rock.

If you’re looking to be temporarily transported musically to the streets of East LA this summer, look no further because Chicano Batman is going to be at Free Press Summer Fest. Logic launched his career from a basement. If you don’t know Modest Mouse, then you don’t know alternative rock.

Interview by: Trent Lira We had the chance to chat with Michael Razo and Adam Castaneda, two of the 10 members of the reggae-ska group The Suffers at Free Press Summer Fest this month. Check out the interview below.

Photography by: Tiffany Valdez

Coverage by: Trent Lira and Tiffany Valdez Hot and sticky but full of relentless energy, the first day at Free Press Summer Fest was exactly the epic summer party it promised to be. Although the festival was relocated from it’s original spot on the banks of Buffalo Bayou, NRG Park provided much of the same […]

Scottish electro-pop band Chvrches recently presented their own interpretation of the Arctic Monkeys’ hit “Do I Wanna Know” for Australian radio show Triple J’s Like a Version segment.  At the end of the performance, Martin Doherty says, “Sorry Arctic Monkey fans if you really, really loved the original, because it’s kind of a departure, but we […]

photo credit: Houston Press What better way to spend July 4th than seeing Houston music royalty?  Geto Boys’ set at Free Press Summer Fest ran into some trouble when Bushwick Bill was detained for drug posession.  FPH has just announced a make up show at the House of Blues that will feature all members, and […]

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