Before we get to the week’s noteworthy shows, long-due respect is owed to local band The Suffers, who helped raise over $65,000 for the Harvey Relief Fund to be distributed to those affected by the storm. The beloved band teamed up with their friends at Newport Folk Fest for a killer show at House of Blues on December 22. From all accounts, it was the hottest music event of the holiday season, and the proceeds will help people who are still trying to recover after Hurricane Harvey. Way to go.
Arguably no other city captured more national and international attention this year than Houston — from the Super Bowl to Hurricane Harvey, and the magical Astros World Series run. The same can be said for the music scene that drew attention for major events and a fast growing, strong local coalition of talented musicians, promoters and event organizers putting on world-class shows and festivals.
The week before New Year’s Eve is usually a great time for Texas bands to hit the road for short tours, since very few nationally touring acts are playing shows. Houston will be visited by a handful of popular Texas acts this weekend worth checking out, plus one last holiday-themed show for those who hadn't had enough yuletide cheer. Flashback to the golden age of ’90s rock The year was 1995. It was my first alternative rock concert. Sunken Gardens Theater in San Antonio. So much baggy denim.
Prettier photos than mine! First take: Not going to raise a whole lot of eyebrows - no EDM or pop-punk sets this year - but a lot of country superstars in their prime or in the process of blowing up. Nice to see Alessia Cara and Leon Bridges on the line-up. @culturemaphttps://t.co/EXf4uuYPJ3
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