Sonic Storytelling

Houston's Fat Tony Goes Exotica on New Story-Driven Album

The new record, which dropped last month, is said to be a counterpart to the Third Ward native's February release, "Wake Up."

11/18/2020 By Brittany Cristiano

It’s happening, hotties

Megan Thee Stallion Is Bringing Us Good News on Friday

The release of the Houston rapper’s debut studio album is the cherry on top of her stratospheric year.

11/17/2020 By Adrianne Reece

This Concert's Made For Watchin'

Art News: Stages's Honky Tonk Laundry Two Steps Its Way Online

Plus a drive-in Bun B concert, a Carmen Herrera exhibition at MFAH, and a new Blue October album.

10/28/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Bet on Bryson

Comedian Bryson Brown Brings Laughter and Wit to Today's Tough Topics

The Houston standup comic uses humor to discuss race and police brutality on his new comedy album, "Side Bettin'."

07/06/2020 By Radu Bondar

Bangin’ Bass

Lil KeKe and Paul Wall Talk New Album and the Slab Culture That Inspired It

"Slab Talk", which dropped last week, is the first collaboration between the Houston hip-hop legends.

06/08/2020 By Carlos Brandon

Rap-A-Lot

Takeover Vol. 1 Hopes to Launch the Next Class of Houston Rappers

Says Takeover Studios CEO Rudy Alexander: “We’ve got some of the biggest and best talents, period. I’ll bet my last dollar on our roster.”

09/23/2019 By Shelby Stewart

When I Get Home

Solange on the Third Ward: 'It'll Always Be in My Work'

On Sunday evening, the younger Knowles sister laid out her love for Houston.

03/04/2019 By Morgan Kinney

When I Get Home

Solange's New Album Examines the Houston That Molded Her

The artist describes it as an "exploration of origin."

03/01/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Music

John Allen Stephens Trades the Studio for Stage

With producer credits for The Suffers, The Tontons, and even J Balvin, the local artist recently dropped an album of his own. There was much to discuss.

11/06/2018 By Madonna Matta

Knowles News

Solange Wants to 'Make Your Trunk Rattle'

In other words: Prepare yourself for a new album.

10/15/2018 By Morgan Kinney

We Chillin'

Youth Soul Love Is More than His Name Lets On

We talk with the Houston-raised artist about his background and viral new EP.

10/10/2018 By Julia Davila

King

Return of the Trill Reminds Us to Never Doubt Bun B

Underground or not, with his brother at his side or on his own, he’s a king, and no one is knocking him off the throne.

09/04/2018 By Cory Garcia

HOUSTONFORNICATION

Travis Scott's Astroworld Does Houston Justice

We love the rapper's new album almost as much as we miss the theme park.

08/07/2018 By Cory Garcia

Beachy Goodness

Listen to 18 Summers, Rome Hero Foxes' Buzz-Worthy New Release

The refined sophomore album could propel the Houston band to national attention.

07/31/2018 By Cory Garcia

Album Review

Everything Here Has a Little Bit of, Uh, Everything

The new album from The Suffers further expands their already all-encompassing sound.

07/13/2018 By Cory Garcia

Summer Bucket List

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 13–15

Insta-worthy pool days, brand-new Houston music, piano virtuosos, and more.

07/12/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Boyish 👋

On Look Together, Wild Moccasins Make the Bad Times Sound Good

Huge hooks and subtweets abound on the Houston indie-pop group's first album in four years.

07/04/2018 By Cory Garcia

H-town Hottie

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion Answers Our Questions (and Releases an EP)

"I'm so outgoing, and I'm so cocky and confident in my music because I want other people to feel that way when they're listening to me."

09/15/2017 By Nandi Howard

Wonder Years

This Houston Duo Captures the Sound of Adolescence

A new EP from Teenage Wildlife brings all the feels.

08/14/2017 By Catalina Campos

Everything now

Notes on Arcade Fire from a Native Son

"I decided this band must be the coolest thing ever to emerge from the bougie patch of reclaimed swamp I called home—a belief I more or less hold to this day."

08/10/2017 By Morgan Kinney