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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Kevin Gates, along with special guests BigXThaPlug, Kayla G and DJ Chose, brought the Only the Generals tour to 713 Music Hall. DJ Chose Hosted by Houston’s very own DJ Chose, the show was filled with exciting new artists and lots of fan interactions. Norman Payne, a.k.a DJ Chose, grew […]

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 […]

Atlanta RnB star 6lack sold out the Bayou Music Center for his Since I Have A Lover Tour alongside St. Louis rising artist Jordan Ward.  As the doors opened for the Houston crowd, fans were serenaded by ambient music with purple lighting and a stage full of different shrubs of flowers. Hailing from St. Louis […]

If you’re anything like me, you can’t stand silence. Even while studying, you have to have something to listen to, whether it’s music or just white noise. Still, it can be hard to find the right music for studying, something that’s both sonically pleasing and not too distracting. If you’re looking for something like this […]

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 […]

A good playlist consists of a diverse variety of sounds, an element of surprise, and flows together well. It is the act of creating a concept through a mix of lyrics and sounds from a variety of artists. Playlists can convey a certain mood, keep your music organized, or you can send it to someone […]

After 20 years of the classic album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ 50 Cent has hit the road with Jeremih and Busta Rhymes for the Final Lap Tour The Final Lap Tour brought fans of all ages to Houston Toyota Center for a night full of throwbacks and hits.  To get the night started, Chicago’s […]

The High School Reunion Tour has officially hit the space city with star-studded acts DJ Drama, Berner, Warren G, Too Short, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.  The headlining tour of Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg is full of nostalgia as they run through their deep catalog. Throughout the night you could see fans of all […]

In the Fall of 2019, I entered the University of Houston a fresh-faced new student, palms sweaty and eyes wide with anticipation. As the college journey ends, I open up my music apps to see what kind of music has soundtracked my life. These vastly different eras bring out distinct listening patterns, which each deserve […]

Atlanta rap superstar Lil Baby made his first stop of the Its Only Us Tour in the Toyota Center with supporting acts Hunxho, Gloss Up, Rylo Rodríguez, and GloRilla The It’s Only Us Tour debuted in Houston. The fans packed in from all areas to see the first show of the tour! Starting off the […]

Recently, when I open my phone to stream music I find myself shying away from newer albums and singles. Why? Right now, popular media – and popular culture – is taking a look back and getting nostalgic. The Barbie movie takes us to the days when we played with dolls. The Jonas Brothers, Big Time […]

On Friday, July 21st, Sublime with Rome brought the Summertime Tour to Houston, along with Atmosphere and Slightly Stoopid at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Atmosphere Atmosphere, a Rapper (Slug) and Producer (Ant) Duo, came on stage full of excitement and energy, ready to put their best performance yet. On a high rise were two […]

On Thursday, June 22nd, Dirty Heads brought the Island Glow Tour to the Bayou Music Center with special guests, Yelawolf and G. Love & Special Sauce. Decorated with graffiti signs of love and pirate flags, this tour brought all the musical elements, including reggae, funk and hip hop. G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love […]

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 […]


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