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Studio Performance: Houston Trio Ancient Cat Society

Posted on · With pretty vocal harmonies and rip-your-heart-out lyrics, the Houston trio Ancient Cat Society has distilled the folk-pop formula down to its essence. The relationship narratives of songs like “The Leaves” and “The Loneliest Pursuit” are as fragile and delicate as their musical shells. The band, comprised of Sergio Trevino, Haley Barnes, and Austin Sepulvado, recently […]

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Texas Music Festival Provides an Escape for Venezuelan Violist

Posted on · Music offers an escape for musician Abraham Martin. He plays the viola, and rehearsing and performing helps him escape a little from the ongoing turmoil in his home country of Venezuela. Lately, he’s been escaping a little bit more during the intense four weeks of training and rehearsing for the Texas Music Festival at the […]

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Tennis Performs Live In Studio

Posted on · Married couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley perform as the duo Tennis, and they never really intended to pursue music as a career. Writing and performing in their hometown of Denver was more of a hobby – until people took notice and coerced the couple into taking things seriously. Their fourth album, called Yours Conditionally, […]

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A Lesson in Tap Dancing From Choreographer Jason Samuels Smith

Posted on · Emmy Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Jason Samuels Smith was in Houston last week (Feb. 9, 2017) to give a master class on tap at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center in Meyerland. And we wondered: could he teach all of Houston to tap over the radio? He dropped by our Geary Performance Studio to […]

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Singer-Songwriter Mike Doughty Performs

Posted on · In the 1990s, singer-songwriter Mike Doughty founded the alternative/experimental rock band Soul Coughing, which produced three critically acclaimed albums before splitting up in 2000. Since then, Doughty’s been a prolific solo artist, releasing nine studio albums, including 2016’s The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, which was somewhat inspired by his recent relocation to Memphis, […]

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How Will Fewer Regulations Affect Houstonians? Thursday’s Show (February 9, 2017)

Posted on · President Trump says he’s going to seriously roll back regulations on businesses. So, for a city like Houston with so much industry, what would that mean for us? On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss how fewer regulations might affect business and the environment in Greater Houston. Joining us for this conversation is Adrian […]

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Indie Rock Group Islands Performs Songs ‘Pumpkin’ and ‘Hawaii’

Posted on · Originally formed in Canada, but now based in Los Angeles, Islands is largely the project of lead singer and songwriter Nick Thorburn, who had previously co-founded the Montreal band The Unicorns. Since its 2006 debut album Return to the Sea, Islands has been known for quirky music that veers from experimental psychedelia to melancholy rock ballads to hook-laden electronic […]

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Houston Public Media Joins VuHaus, Public Media’s National Music Video Network

Posted on · VuHaus is proud to announce the addition of Houston Public Media as its newest affiliate. VuHaus, the music discovery video platform for public media, is a growing network of public media organizations who share a common mission to support emerging and local artists, and to introduce their music to new audiences.

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The Peterson Brothers, Prodigies of Texas Blues, Perform in Studio

Posted on · Brothers Glenn Peterson (age 19) and Alex Peterson (age 17) grew up in Bastrop, Texas, where at a very young age they were introduced to the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, The Isley Brothers, The Brothers Johnson and B.B. King. Since becoming musical prodigies in Texas blues, soul and funk, the brothers have racked up several Austin Music Awards, been mentored by Bootsy […]

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Singer-Songwriter Britta Phillips Performs at Houston Public Media

Posted on · Musician Britta Phillips has had a varied career. In the 80s, she recorded a voice for the cartoon Jem and the Holograms and then acted acting alongside Justine Bateman, Julia Roberts and Liam Neeson in the 1988 movie Satisfaction. Now she’s focused on music, both as a singer/songwriter in the Indie scene and composing scores for […]

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Houston’s Catch Fever Perform in Studio

Posted on · Houston-based alternative rock duo Catch Fever recently visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio to record two songs off their recently released EP You Have All You Need. The band, which was once a three-piece, has seen a steady rise in popularity since its 2014 album Shiny Eyes. Taylor Huffman sings and plays bass while Josh Wilson plays drums, keyboard […]