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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 […]

From IT Professional to Musician! Ronzel “Ron” Washington enjoys his retirement from his recent career as an Information Technology Executive for Houston.

It’s difficult to make anything original these days. So many stories have already been told, good ideas have already been taken, and it seems like we’ve nearly exhausted every melody possible to make out of the twelve notes available to us. To artists of all persuasions (and even to consumers), this realization can be daunting. […]

On Tuesday, August 29th, the lights went down in the NRG Stadium and thousands of fans roared in excitement for mega-star Karol G, a Colombian reggaeton and Latin trap artist, rocking her iconic pink-hair, white furry boots, and a nude body suit covered in sparkles. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, an animated short using the same cartoon […]

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 […]

Ice Nine Kills performed their Fear The Premiere Tour at the Bayou Music Center on Tuesday, August 22nd. The energy was high, with many performing that night.

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 […]

On Monday, August 7th, Jimmy Eat World and Manchester Orchestra brought the the Amplified Echoes Tour to Houston’s 713 Music Hall with special guest, Middle Kids, bringing the audience back to the early 2000s era of alternative pop-punk. Middle Kids Australian Trio, Middle Kids, opened the night with a more relaxed and intimate set consisting […]

Peso Pluma’s first visit to Sugarland remained unforgettable, with two outstanding performances at Smart Financial Center. He and opening rapper Aleman carried their proud Mexican roots to 6,000 fans Thursday, August 10, and Friday, August 11. It was a sunny day Thursday August 10, as I lined up for the show. Fans in lavish outfits […]

After seeing the Barbie movie in theaters, I realized the soundtrack is a pop girl’s dream summer playlist. Here are my top five songs on Barbie the Album: 1. “Speed Drive” by Charli XCX I went into this movie expecting Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s remix of “Barbie Girl” to be my favorite song on […]

Well, here we are again, guys. It’s that special time of the year, nestled weeks before Labor Day, towards the “end” of summer. It’s back-to-school season.

Disturbed performed their “Take Back Your Life” tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Thursday, July 27th. The crowd was filled with excitement.

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 July 21, 2023, The Drums gave an amazing performance in the Downstairs room at White Oak Music Hall. The night was full of high energy and was opened up by artist, Cold Hart. Opening the show was Jerick Quilisadio, an alternative-hip-hop singer more widely known by his artist name, Cold Hart. His performance was […]

On Sunday July 23rd, legendary band, Nickelback brought the Get Rollin’ Tour to Houston at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion along with special guests, Josh Ross and Brantley Gilbert. Josh Ross Country singer/songwriter, Josh Ross, opened the night on a high note, playing songs such as “Tall Boys,” “Red Flags” and “Ain’t Doin Jack“. Ross […]

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 […]

A list of songs I want to be played at my funeral. Although planning my funeral seems morbid, I want the end of my life to be a celebration. Therefore I compiled a list of songs that honor my existence and give insight into my spirit. Track 1. “Funeral” by Wallice ‘Cause we’re dancing at […]

Eslabon Armado obtains acoustic bliss by turning their heartbreak into a heartfelt corridos for Houstonians to enjoy. On Friday, July 7th at 7 pm, the doors to Smart Financial Center welcomed fans to enjoy their favorite ranchera band. Fans gathered at the venue in a sea of blue jeans and ranchera hats, eager to hear […]


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