Rocking Out in The Motherland: MilesExperience

I’m spending a couple weeks in the Philippines to surprise my grandma for her 80th birthday, so I figured now was the time to finally check out some Filipino bands. There was one band that stood out in particular while on the hunt for some new music: MilesExperience. This rock band has a unique sound […]

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Achieving the Perfect Balance Between Grunge and Hip Hop: Tangerine

It is few and far between that I like an opening band so much, their entire discography ends up being added to my Spotify library. Tangerine happens to be one of these rare occasions. When they opened for Bleachers, I was completely entranced by Marika’s delicate voice, coupled with the guitars’ screeching melodies. The concoction […]

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Bleachers in Austin, TX

Bleachers has been on my bucket list of live shows since he was supposed to open for Charlie XCX’s last tour. Unfortunately, the tour was cancelled, and any chance I had of seeing him was just as likely as me splurging on a trip to the east coast for the few cities left that he […]

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Familiarizing Folk-Rock: Buxton

Whether it be the mention of a pick up truck in “What I’d Do,” the southern feel in “Lynchburg Ferry,” or the use of “y’all” in “Down In The Valley,” there’s just something so familiar and comforting about about Buxton’s sound. Prompted by Jason Willis’ guitars, you find yourself sliding down a subtle hill into […]

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Wild Child Vibes at Haak Vineyards & Winery

I spent last Saturday at a beautiful Vineyard less than an hour out from Houston’s downtown. I was skeptical of any winery so close to home, but it was everything I could have imagined. The grapes were plump and filled with this beautiful deep purple. Surrounded by so much greenery, I almost forgot how close […]

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A Musical Storyteller: Inkfields

Samuel James-Griffiths is a solo artist that has completely dove into his dream to become a full time musician. In the music world, he goes by Inkfields. With two EPs out, he’s already off to a great start. His songs feature some of the most enticing melodies, partnered with some of the most creatively constructed […]

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An Adventurous Listen: Enson Works by 21 Grams

If The Struts weren’t enough to satisfy your craving for raw rock music, undiluted by modern pop, then 21 Grams may be able to help out. The five guys hail from the UK, and they just released their live LP, Enson Works, on May 30th. The story behind their band name is surprisingly sentimental, coming from […]

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My Top 5 Favorite Shows: A List

Since my epiphany to finally start prioritizing live shows, I’ve had some amazing experiences. These include finding some of the coolest and grungiest local venues with local artists to match, seeing my favorite bands from my youth reunite for another tour of my favorite album, and even flying across the country to catch a show. […]

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A Beautiful Trek: Gone Now by Bleachers

If Jack Antonoff’s first Bleachers album, Strange Desire, was an aggressive yet melodic cry for help, then his sophomore follow-up, Gone Now, is the cathartic realization that he can finally move on. The album’s title itself could serve as a self-declaration that he is finally able to face the fact that his sister is no longer […]

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