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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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Political Roundup, and Apathy After Storms: Wednesday’s Show (June 28, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the latest on the GOP Senate healthcare bill, the Supreme Court reviving parts of President Trump’s travel ban, and other developments in global, national, and state politics — all with an […]

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Live on the Roof: Justin Townes Earle

Posted on · Acclaimed singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle followed his famous father Steve Earle into the music business, playing first in his father’s band, The Dukes, before signing with Bloodshot Records in 2007 as a solo Americana/folk/country artist. Earle recently visited Houston Public Media to record a couple songs for an upcoming edition of Skyline Sessions before a […]

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LGBTQ Issues in Houston, and Writing About War: Thursday’s Show (June 22, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Rainbow crosswalks now adorn all four corners of the intersection of Westheimer and Taft in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood in honor of LGBTQ pride. Photo: Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media)This is Houston Pride Week, one of the largest LGBTQ celebrations in the country. And last Monday (June 12, 2017) marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting […]

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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, […]