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

Get Jazzed

Sister of Jazz Legend Frank Morgan Dishes Ahead of MFAH Jazz on Film Screening

"He was very serious about the things that mattered to him, including drugs, music, everything. "

06/07/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Liszt-alike

Texas Music Festival Kicks Off with Spanish-Speaking Opera's Greatest Star

Andrea Puente Catán on her late husband: “He opened the door for opera that relates to the Spanish-speaking world."

06/06/2017 By Chris Becker

Drinkin' Days

How Country Star Pat Green Lives by Willie Nelson's Advice

It's all about the fans, he says.

06/02/2017 By Catalina Campos

Amárrame

Hitmaker Mon Laferte Will Bring Her Love-Worn Voice to Scout Bar

Chilean singer Mon Laferte talks about her tattoos and love for accordion ahead of her Scout Bar appearance.

05/30/2017 By Camilo Smith

The Punisher

5 Things to Know about Frank D'Amato, Houston's Nerdiest Rapper

D'Amato will open for Rakim at Alley Kat's Memorial Day Block Party.

05/26/2017 By Camilo Smith

The Long Weekend

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 26-28

Bard meets barre, biking the Bayou City, and a reason to be excited about a bus ride.

05/25/2017 By Scott Vogel

Windmills!

Review: Ars Lyrica Lends a Musical Tilt to Don Quixote in Season Finale

A sprawling program of period music showcases Cervantes' most enduring work.

05/23/2017 By Doni Wilson

Fun Times

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 19-21

Grab an Astros fedora Friday, get cultured at the opera Saturday, and geek out over Minecraft Sunday.

05/18/2017 By Scott Vogel

A Homecoming

The 5 Browns Wow the Crowd in Houston

The Houston-born phenoms come to town.

05/16/2017 By Doni Wilson