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Houston’s DJ Sun Found Music, Despite His Parents’ Wishes

Posted on · (Above: Houston musician DJ Sun poses in the Houston Matters studio. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Houston musician DJ Sun has been working in the local music scene for years. The Houston Press has named him DJ of the Year several times. But success didn’t come to him overnight. When he expressed interest in […]

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How Did Certain Music Become the Soundtrack of Independence Day?

Posted on · (Above: The Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Photo: Chinh Phan, CatchLightGroup) When you think of the Fourth of July, a few things probably come to mind: parades, hot dogs, fireworks, and John Philip Sousa. Even if you don’t immediately recognize that name, you’d most certainly recognize his famous march The Stars and […]

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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 […]