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Today, we will highlight some of my favorite R&B songs from each decade to truly appreciate the changes and progression of such a beautiful genre of music.

Caroline Polachek does it all. As a songwriter, producer, singer, and director, her discography reflects the level of deep care and intention that she holds for her work. She has been nearly a lifelong musician, beginning her journey as a choir kid. Years later, the artist has contributed to countless culturally influential musical projects. On […]

Glorb, an artist whose identity remains hidden, has left his mark on 2023 in a unique way. While most artists tend to use their voice in their craft, Glorb has mastered mixing the different A.I. voices of characters in Spongebob Squarepants, a popular cartoon. In an array of singles, Glorb has created a new storyline […]

Wrapping up black history month, I wanted to discuss some of my favorite black musicians who have influenced me today. The pioneers who have paved the way.

In collaboration with the Hobby Center for Performing Arts, Harrison Guy and his team at Urban Souls Dance Company performed a unique dance experience called Souls of Black Houston on Saturday February 10th. In addition to the highlight of the night and arguably Guy’s greatest work, “Colored Carnegie,” the story of Houston’s first Black library, the program […]

Indie-pop is taking over the Houston music scene, and I honestly kinda like it. Elevator Days, a newer band, has been dominating the local scene with their song “Call Me When You Get Home.” The song itself has a garage band feel, it feels very authentic and raw, but with a touch of an upbeat […]

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.

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin performed their ‘The Trilogy Tour’ at Toyota Center on Saturday, November 18th. The crowd waited in anticipation.

November 8 marks the four-year anniversary of FKA Twigs‘ Magdalene. Although four years is a relatively short amount of time, the album had such a large impact upon its release that one could believe it is much older.  FKA Twigs’ sophomore album, Magdalene, showcases an experimental approach to pop and classic club beats. The album’s […]

The Beatles not much can be said about the legendary band that hasn’t been said before. They are the musical blueprint for successive generations.

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 […]

When it comes to electrifying performances and soul-stirring melodies, there are few bands that can captivate audiences quite like Sun Room. With their unique blend of indie rock and folk influences, Sun Room has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. For their headlining Houston show at The Studio at Warehouse Live, they did just that. […]

Sean Kingston is performing at UH this Homecoming, and people aren’t too thrilled about it. On November 9, 2023, Jamaican R&B singer Sean Kingston will be headlining the homecoming concert, along with student band, Orion 224. Kingston is an artist known for his many global hits, such as “Beautiful girls,” “Fire Burning” and “Eenie Meenie” […]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra made a stop at Houston’s White Oak Music Hall on their V tour, celebrating and promoting the release of their fifth studio album. Out of the seventeen tracks on their setlist, seven were from V, including songs like “Nadja,” “Layla” and “Meshuggah.” That night, the band was composed of the primary regular […]


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