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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 […]

On September 8, 2023, Icelandic singer-songwriter Laufey released her second studio album, Bewitched. After listening to the album in its entirety, I’d describe it as a neo-traditional jazz tribute to love in all its forms. The themes of the album include self-love, appreciation for the mundane aspects of life, and the trials and tribulations of […]

On Sept. 14, 1993, Morphine released their second studio album, Cure for Pain. Morphine was a band based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the 90s Radiohead, Pixies, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Nirvana were on the rise, creating a surge of alternative music. Morphine made alternative tracks with a unique twist.  In 1989, lead vocalist […]

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 […]

Through the beehive hair & black eyeliner, there was a woman with a reverence for the beauty of music. Winehouse traveled through her life with an open heart.

On the tail end of his Please Have A Seat tour, Chicago-based singer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist NNAMDÏ stopped at The Secret Group to put on an intimate show with opening act Luke Titus for the Houston audience. Titus – a fellow Chicago-based artist and the opener for the second half of the Please Have A […]

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. […]

Lil Yachty is back but in a different format. The return of Lil Boat after two years comes in the form of a new genre-bending album, Let’s Start Here. If you aren’t already familiar with the positive Atlanta flair that Lil Yachty brings, this album will offer insight as an adaptation to his previous self and […]

            On a cold night in Houston, locals gathered to experience the sounds of modern soul music at The Heights Theater, a 97-year-old venue that was once a cinema. Thee Sinseers, The Altons and The Mellows delivered a swooning performance full of genre-bending singing that enlightened the audience to a soul and blues revival. The […]

The cool breeze finally blowing through the air, the orange and yellow crisp leaves beginning to paint the pathways, and the return of the infamous pumpkin-spiced latte – Fall has finally arrived. However, with this wonderful season coming upon us it only means the beginning of midterm season – if you’re pulling an all-nighter to […]

Hello everyone, this is a segment called “Currently Tuned in to” where I post the songs and pieces that I’m really feeling and vibing with at a certain time. Just a fair warning my tastes have been described as a bit eclectic but I hope that you resonate with at least one song and that […]

If you don’t know Jorja Smith or Kali Uchis, then please invite me to the rock you’ve been living under. I’m kidding! Well, only partly.

BUKU Music & Arts Festival is back with another stellar lineup this year, and GRiZ is joining the talent with his jazzy-electronic vibes. Grant Richard Kwiecinski, better known by his stage name GRiZ, is a unique gem in the electronic music world. Playing the saxophone and bringing strong jazz and reggae elements into electronic music, his […]

After spending the previous day at the Astroworld Festival, I was more than ready for a relaxed night of great music. And, that is exactly what I got at The Internet’s concert at House of Blues Houston on Sunday, Nov. 18th. The Internet is currently on their Hive Mind Tour with soul trio Moonchild. The […]

Tropical house is to Klingande as butter is to toast. These two form a symbiotic relationship, one that is known worldwide. Now, tropical house is a genre of many sounds and many styles, it’s best to understand who does what. Klingande, for example, attributes plenty of jazz roots to their music, usually pairing that with […]

Negro Swan is the fourth studio album by Dev Hynes under the moniker “Blood Orange.”  The production of Negro Swan is completely unique, yet it feels oddly familiar. After doing some digging, I found that Dev Hynes has actually done production for the likes of Solange and FKA Twigs. In true form of other Dev Hynes projects, […]

    Last night the House of Blues featured one of the most amazing artists this generation has seen. Big Gigantic, known for their jazzy-electronic sound, blasted the audience with a spectacular show. They were introduced onto the stage with the help of Shallou, another live performance focused artist. Shallou started off the excitement by […]

Annie Erin Clark is a Grammy award winning artist who is better known by her stage name St. Vincent. Though born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Clark moved to Dallas at the age of three and was partly inspired by her uncle and jazz musician Tuck Andress to pick up the guitar at age 12. Her inspirations […]

Mild High Club’s name is a play on words akin to a joke, but make no mistake, their music is far from a joke. Mild High Club is the product of Chicago native Alexander Brettin. A student of jazz music during his time college, Alex music successfully conveys the sound of his studies with Mild […]

Kali Uchis, born Karly Loaiza, is not what you would think she is. If they were to create a hispanic Barbie with alien and retro vibes dripping in candy land colors, that would begin to encompass the persona that Kali Uchis has created. Today, she is still quite a mystery but one thing is clear: […]


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