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The Tontons Discuss How Houston Has Shaped the Band

The Houston band The Tontons takes the stage tomorrow night at Fitzgerald’s. The indie group with a hard-to-define genre is touring nearly constantly, and in recent years has received critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty talked with lead singer Asli Omar, bassist Tom Nguyen, […]

The Houston band The Tontons takes the stage tomorrow night at Fitzgerald's. The indie group with a hard-to-define genre is touring nearly constantly, and in recent years has received critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Houston Matters' Michael Hagerty talked with lead singer Asli Omar, bassist Tom Nguyen, guitarist Adam Martinez and drummer Justin Martinez about the role Houston has played in their development and success outside of Texas, and about their first new full-length album in five years, "Make Out King and Other Stories of Love."

MORE: The Tontons perform in Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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