Disclosure: Houstonia partnered with Red Bull to promote this SoundClash event.
The Redbull Soundclash Series made its U.S. comeback, with its first-ever stop in Houston tonight, featuring music from two female-led bands from the South.
It’s a showdown-style concert, probably a little like VERZUZ performances.
Here are some of the things we’ll be looking forward to during SoundClash:
Themed Music Challenges
This isn’t just a pick-your-best-hits moment. Both groups will have to perform songs aimed at a certain theme, which includes a cover song, a takeover of the other band’s music, a clash that highlights each band’s versatility with different genres, and a finale.
“To find your way around [the music], to fit yourself inside of someone else's words and lyrics, and take your time with it, it's a challenge,” Tank tells Houstonia. “But it's a challenge I look forward to truly making it my own.”
Audience Choosing the Winner
For the concert’s organizers, the show is about engaging the audience to be more than just spectators, as they’re the ones who ultimately pick the winner. Will it come down to voting along party lines? NOLA versus The H? Who knows, we’re excited to find out.
Seriously, who doesn’t love a show where someone you didn’t expect comes on stage to join a performance? The concert event will feature iconic surprise guests from Texas and Louisiana music scenes.
Paul Wall and Big Freedia
With hosting duties being shared by Houston’s “People’s Champ,” Paul Wall and New Orleans’ “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia, it’s almost a guarantee we’ll be entertained from the start. Maybe we’ll hear Paul rap some verses from Sittin’ Sidewayz, or see Freedia drop it to the beat. Either way, expect Paul’s grillz to twinkle up on stage if he declares The Suffers the winners.
We are extremely looking forward to seeing Kam take the stage. She’s a great inspiration to Houston artists and singers. The Suffers' lead singer tells Houstonia that her favorite part about the city is the community. “We all just waiting for the right shot,” Franklin says, “And I feel like H-town has taught me that if I can do it and survive there, I can do it anywhere.”
Rehearsal for tomorrow’s show at Bayou Music Center was pretty damn beautiful. Please join us tomorrow for Red Bull Soundclash! @TheSuffers vs @TankandDaBangas hosted by @BigFreedia and @paulwallbaby! Featuring tons of special guests, two stages, and well…I won’t spoil it. pic.twitter.com/sVRvWsHyWh— Kam Franklin (@KamFranklin) December 2, 2021
Supporting a Good Cause
Redbull SoundClash: The Suffers vs Tank and the Bangas; Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave., Thursday, Dec. 2, doors open at 7p.m.; tickets start at $20.26. To find out more about Redbull’s Soundclash Series, or to purchase tickets visit the website.