TKO

Houston Rapper Jacky Boy Is Ready for Battle

The Paul Wall-approved rapper will appear at a Houston Bar Code event Saturday.

07/21/2017 By Camilo Smith

Jazz battle

Straight-Ahead Jazz and Electric Fusion Slug it Out This Sunday at Ovations

Two local jazzheads compete live for what jazz should sound like.

07/20/2017 By Chris Becker

Far out

Mantra Love Teases Psych-Rock Reinvention with New Single 'Strawberry Milk'

The Houston band's music delivers a lasting, enjoyable trip without the necessity of any drugs.

07/18/2017 By Catalina Campos

Music

An Arizona Tribute Band Keeps the Spirit of Selena Alive

“She was a true inspiration to me as a Latina and a singer," says lead singer Evelyn Molina. "And now, I get to do this tribute with a lot of love and respect.”

07/18/2017 By Chris Becker

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Grieve and Groove to the Music of Prince with the Houston Symphony

Marshall Charloff of The Purple Xperience will pay homage to the superstar this weekend at Jones Hall.

07/12/2017 By Chris Becker

screechy scratch

Chase DeMaster Heralds A Grittier Children of Pop With New Single

The Houston-based artist celebrated his new 7" single with a concert at White Oak Music Hall.

07/03/2017 By Catalina Campos

Houston Funk

OG Shyne Brings Her Flows to Houston's Anti Party

Phife Dawg's biggest fan talks about her influences ahead of a Saturday show.

06/30/2017 By Camilo Smith

Second is the best

Meet Rainer Crosett, the Young Cello Virtuoso Taking Over Miller Outdoor Theatre

The Ima Hogg silver medalist is one of the young superstars highlighted in this weekend's installment of the Summer Symphony Nights series.

06/29/2017 By Hannah Lauritzen

Chopped and Screwed

E.S.G Talks DJ Screw Ahead of Screw Fest 2017

"When I met Screw, 'Swangin' and Bangin'' was done but it wasn’t going to be official to me until I let DJ Screw touch it."

06/26/2017 By Camilo Smith

Generation Next

Ugly God Represents Houston as Newest Member of XXL Freshman Class

The hip-hop kingmakers have chosen one of Clutch City's very own.

06/21/2017 By Arman Badrei

Will it play in Peoria?

Texas Music Festival's Brett Mitchell Loves Football, Just Like You

This week's guest conductor brings a decidedly everyman vibe to the conductor's podium for a performance of Elgar's Enigma Variations.

06/21/2017 By Chris Becker

Pop Culture Handbook

How Chopped and Screwed Became Houston's Signature Sound

The laid-back style that's become ubiquitous in hip-hop originated here in the 1990s.

06/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pop Culture Handbook

So...What's the Deal with Drake?

And when did he become so obsessed with H-Town?

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture Handbook

These Are the 4 Must-Jam Houston Playlists for Fans of Every Genre

Make your own old-school mix-tape of these classic Houston tracks, or check out our curated Spotify playlists.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture Handbook

The 6 Buzziest Times Beyoncé Broke the Internet

We're all still crazy in love with Queen B.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Now Playing

The Heights Theater Is Back from the Dead

The landmark theater, built in the 1920s, is newly renovated and ready for action.

06/21/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Sign of the Times

Houstonian Signs on as ASL Interpreter for Chance the Rapper

Matthew Maxey will join the Chicago rapper for the remainder of his 2017 tour.

06/20/2017 By Allyson Waller

Soundcloud vs. Bandcamp

With Contact, Avery Davis of -Us. is Less Moody and More Fun

The Houston-based electropop artist discusses his new EP ahead of a White Oak Music Hall performance.

06/19/2017 By Catalina Campos

Get Twisted

How a Nigerian Kid from Alief is Making Purpose Popular

Former college football star Tobe Nwigwe is set to let others know that their lives are far beyond their circumstances.

06/19/2017 By Shondrika Cook

Festival Overture

Rare Stradivarius Violins Arrive in Houston, Ready for Some Play

Florian Leonhard brings his unique instruments and repertoire of knowledge to the Texas Music Festival this weekend.

06/15/2017 By Cara Maines