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Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra Discusses Writing Hit Songs for Other Artists

Posted on · Houston’s House of Blues tonight (May 15, 2015) presents Kevin Griffin. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you’ve probably heard some of his songs. Maybe it’s from the hits he’s had as front man for the Louisiana rock group Better Than Ezra, songs like Good or Desperately Wanting. But if those don’t ring a bell, […]

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HISD Superintendent and A-List Concerts: Houston Matters for Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Posted on · For the last five years, Terry Grier has served as the Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest public school district in the nation, and the largest in Texas. On this edition of Houston Matters, in advance of a new school year, we welcome your questions for Superintendent Grier about public education […]

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The Wheel Workers: Local Indie Rock Band Stops by Performance Studio

Posted on · The Wheel Workers is a local indie rock band based in Houston. They formed in 2010 and book regular gigs around Texas, including a performance at South by Southwest in Austin a couple years ago. They’re currently promoting the release of their latest album, Past to Present, on vinyl. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin sat down with the […]

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Dengue Fever Brings Cambodian Rock to the World & Houston

Posted on · (Above: Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty poses with Chhom Nimol, lead singer of the band Dengue Fever, and Paul Smith, the band’s drummer.) When the Los Angeles band Dengue Fever got together, the group set out to resurrect an obscure, often forgotten form of Cambodian rock – and to do it in the US. Needless […]

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Craig Visits the Curling Club of Houston

Posted on · I have a quadrennial fascination with curling. Every winter Olympics, I find myself transfixed by the event that seems like some bizarre combination of shuffleboard, marbles, bowling, and an intense desire to clean. And I’m not alone – during the last Olympics, the Curling Club of Houston offered a “learn to curl” session at the Space […]