May 27th, 2022
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@White Oak Music Hall
Friday 5/27/2022 7:00 PM
This Memorial Day Weekend its Alexisonfire downstairs at White Oak Music Hall. Earlier this week the group was in New Orleans, La. at LiveNation's HOB New Orleans.
The Canadian group described by ALL Music's Johnny Loftus: (From All Music.com) The combo that brought post-hardcore to the Canadian mainstream, Alexisonfire formed in Saint Catharines, Ontario, in 2001. Vocalist George Pettit, guitarist/vocalists Dallas Green and Wade MacNeil, bassist Steele, and drummer Jesse Ingelevics debuted in 2002 with a self-titled effort for the Toronto-based Distort imprint. The album did very well in Canada, garnering a lot of support for the band from Much Music video network.
Alexisonfire - Sweet Dreams of Otherness
That exposure led to a distribution deal with the respected American hardcore and punk label Equal Vision, which then issued Alexisonfire's sophomore effort in June 2004. Watch Out! was even more ambitious than its predecessor, mixing moments of melodic grace with the wiry explosiveness that Alex had already trademarked. The next year, Ingelevics exited the group to be replaced by ex-Jersey drummer Jordan Hastings. A split with fellow countrymen Moneen appeared on Vagrant that November. Green also began working on some acoustic solo material, debuting the moniker City and Colour with 2005's Sometimes. (Subsequent full-lengths by the project became even more popular than Alexisonfire's work.) (Read more @All Music.com Click Here)
White Oak Music Hall
2915 N Main Street
Houston, TX 77009
Phone: (713) 237-0370
@The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
Friday 5/27/2022 7:00 PM
This weekend in the ballroom of Warehouse Live its rapper Big K.R.I.T.
David Jeffries of All Music.com in the rapper's bio wrote: (From all Music.com) An uncannily loose yet precise rapper and accomplished producer, Big K.R.I.T. has continued in a lineage of Southern rap legends who include UGK, 8Ball and MJG, OutKast, and David Banner. He spent years honing his skills on the mixtape circuit before signing with Def Jam, a deal that led to the Top Ten albums Live from the Underground (2012) and Cadillactica (2014). K.R.I.T. has since been independent with his Multi Alumni label, the outlet for his third consecutive Top Ten full-length, 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time (2017), and a set of later EPs summarized as TDT (2019). He has either produced and/or appeared on material from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs, and Rick Ross, and continued releasing new work of his own like the 2021 mixtape A Style Not Quite Free and 2022 studio album Digital Roses Don't Die.
Big K.R.I.T. - So Cool
Born Justin Scott in Meridian, Mississippi, Big K.R.I.T. learned to play cello in childhood. Later on, as a fledgling rapper, he started producing tracks out of financial necessity, starting with MTV Music Generator on the Sony PlayStation. His early mixtapes began with See Me on Top in 2005 and culminated in 2010 with K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, released the year he signed with major-label Def Jam and was featured on tracks by Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y. In 2011, K.R.I.T. was included in XXL magazine's annual Freshman Class feature, released Return of 4eva -- acknowledged by Rolling Stone and Spin magazines as one of the year's best releases -- and assisted deep cuts from Freddie Gibbs, Smoke DZA, Ludacris, and Chamillionaire. (Read more @All Music.com Click Here)
813 St Emanuel Street
Houston, TX 77003
Friday 5/22/2022 8:00 PM
This weekend its drill rapper Fivio Foreign at LiveNation's HOB Houton. Drill music first emerged in Chicago in the early 2010s and is now a worldwide phenomenon. Earlier this month the rapper was interviewed by Ludovic Hunter-Tilney of Fianancial Times.com " Earlier this year, he joined a group of rappers who met with New York mayor Eric Adams to argue against plans to ban drill videos on social media. He supports a proposed law drawn up by two US senators and endorsed by Jay-Z to prevent rap lyrics from being used as evidence in criminal trials. “I don’t think you can use rap lyrics in court,” he says. “Basically because it’s entertainment. It’s like a movie. And there are some people who don’t write their own raps. How do you say you want to use these lyrics when people don’t even write their own raps?”
(Read more at FT.com Click Here)
Fivio Foreign - Hello (Feat. Chlöe & KayCyy)
Fred Thomas of All Music.com writes, "Brooklyn-based drill rapper Fivio Foreign started out primarily contributing featured verses to other rapper's songs, but he broke through in a big way with his 2019 single "Big Drip." The song was a viral success, and opened doors to a major-label contract and his first project, a four-song EP titled Pain and Love. The mixtape 800 B.C arrived in 2020, followed in 2021 by his debut full-length B.I.B.L.E.
Fivio Foreign's bold and powerful East Coast sound was first heard on cameo verses on tracks from friends like Ether and Yelz Feva. In the summer of 2019, his infectiously abrasive single "Big Drip" caught the attention of many new listeners and the video was streamed millions of times." (Read more @All Music.com Click Here)
1204 Caroline St.
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Houston Symphony Pops
The Best of John Williams
Star Wars & More with Chorus
Friday 5/27/2022 8:00 PM
Saturday 5/28/2022 8:00 PM
Sunday 5/29/2022 2:30 PM
Enjoy themes from all of John Williams' blockbuster favorites—Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more—as the Houston Symphony and Chorus celebrate the master of film scores, John Williams.
This pops performance is all under the direction of Steven Reineke. Steven Reineke has established himself as one of North America’s leading conductors of popular music. In addition to his role as Principal POPS Conductor of the Houston Symphony, this season, he celebrates his 10th anniversary as music director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Additionally, he is principal pops conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Steven is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and his extensive North American conducting appearances include Atlanta, Cincinnati, Edmonton, San Francisco, and Sarasota.
Jones Hall for The Performing Arts
615 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002
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For The Arts
The Motown & More Show’s
Funky Good Time
@Miller Outdoor Theatre
Thursday 5/26/2020 8:30 PM
Friday 5/27/2020 8:30 PM
Saturday 5/28/2020 8:30 PM
This Memorial Day weekend at Miller Oudoor Theatre its The Motown & More Show’s Funky Good Time, produced by Basement foundation For The Arts. The arts group also brought us Dancin’ in the Streets a Motown & More Revue a few months back.
The Motown and More Show's Funky Good Time for the three day performances will be saluting Houston's Detria Ward. Ms. Ward died the Fall of 2019.
"Detria Ward spent many years at KTSU Radio serving as a much-loved on-air personality before moving on to assume the responsibilities of Program Director and Operations Manager. She later worked in other capacities at the university including her service as a Coordinator in the College of Continuing Education, and as the Special Projects Coordinator. Detria was committed to her alma mater, Texas Southern University where she studied, worked and influenced the lives of many students."
The Houston Defender reported, "“Detria Ward had a gift for telling stories through the eyes of her characters on stage,” said Eileen J. Morris, Ensemble artistic director. “She was a vibrant and gracious soul who believed in her colleagues bringing their best and was often seen mentoring or directing through a gentle nod."
Ms. Ward was the hostess for BACE Production’s Dancin’ in the Street Motown & More Revue for years.
The Forward Times reported "Ms. Ward began her professional career as an actress at Houston’s own Ensemble Theatre in the early 1980s. She has been featured in countless Ensemble productions. Her perfect timing and deep understanding of human nature allowed her to play characters of every age and from every strata of the community. She embraced and breathed life into every character she portrayed. Detria returned again in the summer of 2019 to perform in the Ensemble Theatre’s production of Front Porch Society at the National Black Theatre Festival."
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030
Directions click here
& Sunny Sweeney
Friday 5/27/2022 8:00 PM
RAUL MALO is the incomparable frontman of genre-defying, GRAMMY Award-winning band The Mavericks, and the sole writer of many of their songs. His free-wheeling, swaggering style seamlessly blends neo-traditional country, rock ’n roll, and Latin rhythmic fervor, and prominently features his lush, soaring baritone. His compositional craftsmanship includes penning progressive and timeless hits like “Here Comes the Rain,” “What A Crying Shame”, “Dance The Night Away”, “Back In Your Arms Again”, and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” From his earliest days, when his raucous sound broke ground at the punk clubs on Miami Beach nearly three decades ago, to now fronting The Mavericks on their 30th Anniversary World Tour, Malo has demonstrated an unfailing skill for getting people to groove.
The Heights Theatre
339 W 19th St.
Houston TX 77008
Friday 5/27/2022 7:30 & 9:45 PM
Saturday 5/28/2022 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Sunday 5/29/2022 7:00 PM
Jess Hilarious is one of the freshest and most highly sought after faces in comedy and she is poised to take the next giant step in her career. Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland Jess is an accomplished stand-up comedian, also known for her appearances on MTV's WILD N’ OUT, and has appeared on Russell Simmons’ ALL DEF COMEDY on HBO, as well as various shows on VH1, BET, and many others. Last year, she made her network debut in the FOX scripted comedy, REL, opposite Lil Rel Howry. She has opened for comedy legends such as Martin Lawrence, Rickey Smiley, Mo'Nique and Mike Epps.
Launching her own comedy tour in the summer of 2017, Jess is now taking the country by storm as a headliner, and continues to sell out comedy venues throughout the country. Jess accredits her work ethic from her parents Kevin and Robin who have been happily married for 28 years and own and operate their own business. Her drive and determination was instilled in her from helping run the family business at a young age.
Jess is extremely popular on Instagram, where her brilliant, cutting edge, and humorous content has earned her more than 4.8 million followers. Her segment, “Jess with the Mess”, has become a social media sensation, regularly garnering over one million views for each video posted. A hard-working single mom, Jess often includes her young son, Ashton, in her videos. Her comedy is smart and straight to the point. When it comes to the funny, Jess holds NOTHING back.
7620 Katy Freeway Space
455 Houston, TX 77024
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