Deanna Mendoza

Exclusive Interview: Rising Fawn describes origins and future plans following its debut release

Exclusive Interview: Rising Fawn describes origins and future plans following its debut release

This past month has been non-stop for Eisley, as the five- piece Indie rock band from Tyler, Texas released their fourth full length, Currents, and began touring as support for Say Anything, which saw a stop in Houston at Fitzgerald’s earlier this month.
But it gets even more exciting for Chauntelle DuPree, Eisley’s guitarist, whose solo [...]

Mexican-American artists’ vibrant sounds fill HOB Houston

hen Marisol Hernandez walks out to take the stage, there’s no missing her. On this night, the lead singer of La Santa Cecilia wears a leopard print dress with an aqua tulle petticoat, and  a pair of hot pink fishnets that compliment her one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Mary Janes. With her style, she looks like she belongs [...]

Tegan and Sara close out tour full of energy

‘m just gonna say it. Tegan and Sara are sell-outs. And by that I mean, of course, they literally sold out of tickets for their Houston show at Warehouse live on March 15.
What else would I mean?
I had projected this to be a popular SXSW-week show, but I didn’t quite think their popularity would be [...]

Tegan and Sara Gain Pop Credability; Set to Play Houston

It’s that time of year again, when Houston benefits from the onslaught of musical talents hitting up Austin for South by Southwest. One of the more anticipated off-shoot performances coming to us is Canada’s favorite twin sisters, Tegan and Sara.
The ladies are touring in support of their latest release, Heartthrob, and will play March [...]

Marina and The Diamonds sparkle as they bring the party to Houston

Marina and The Diamonds sparkle as they bring the party to Houston

Warehouse Live looked more like the set of a very twisted episode of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” on Monday night, when Marina and the Diamonds played the big stage.
Teens, tweens and young gay men galore came out in droves to see the British pop diva. Many dressed in beauty pageant dresses with punny sashes [...]

Put Your Party Pants on for Marina and The Diamonds in Houston Tonight

Put Your Party Pants on for Marina and The Diamonds in Houston Tonight

On the horizon for Houston this week is Marina and the Diamonds. She’s a blast of confetti with a laser light show, a beauty pageant contestant with a heart-shaped mole and a cheerleader all rolled into one. The British pop singer is almost sure to kick the week off with a bang when she brings [...]

Bad Books share the “buzz” about the new album at ACL

Bad Books share the “buzz” about the new album at ACL

Late Saturday afternoon, as the storm clouds finally dished out their worst, I found myself huddled in the media area with a hundred or so other journalists, seeking refuge under the scattershot array of tents. But really, it was too late for me.
I was still inside Zilker Park when the rain caught me, and while [...]

Metric’s music outweighs its glam and the bad weather

Metric’s music outweighs its glam and the bad weather

Shortly before Metric made their entrance onto the ACL fest stage around 4 p.m. on Saturday the sky was looking very upset. The angry clouds, pregnant with precipitation, had held off all day, but now they seemed ready to burst. As the light sprinkles turned into steady, heavy drops I seriously worried I was going [...]

On day two of ACL, Dev kicks things of with a bang

On day two of ACL, Dev kicks things of with a bang

If you’re working your way through a bizarre landmarks bucket list, I have one more for you to add. The word’s tiniest Waffle House is located in Austin, TX. I mean, the edifice looks a good size, but once you’re inside you notice there’s about four tables in their dining room.  And even though there [...]

Florence and the wave of concert-goers dominate day one

Florence and the wave of concert-goers dominate day one

Once I was done “blowing my dance load” (Sara’s words) with Tegan & Sara I 180-ed my way from the Bud Light stage over to the neighboring Barton Springs stage to see another one of my must-see acts, Alabama Shakes, rock my face off.
As I turned to leave I noticed a couple thousand other people [...]

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