MUSIC MONDAYS: Buzzfestivus

Houston’s most popular radio station 94.5 The Buzz has become notorious for not only their decades spanning alternative rock playlists but also their events. They throw parties for pretty much every occasion but there are two shows in particular that stand out above the rest: Buzzfest and Buzzfestivus. This year’s Buzzfestivus lineup was the best I’ve seen with opening act Sleeping with Sirens and co-headlining bands Highly Suspect and Royal Blood.

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Chevelle

Chevelle rocked all their hits on Saturday night inside Revention Center in downtown Houston. It’s been well over a decade now since the three piece band exploded on the rock scene, and judging by the packed out venue, there was no denying that Houston has quite the Chevelle following. Fans showed up for hardcore rock on Saturday December 2nd, and that’s exactly what they got.

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MUSIC MONDAYS: $uicide Boy$

"We would be six feet under if it wasn't for you guys [the fans]." Strong final words of the night from $uicide Boy$ during their return to Houston after two long years away. They apologized for their absence during the show, after an over-powering love oozed from everyone in the crowd. In a Pulp Fiction format, let's flip it and reverse it. From a six foot farewell to what appeared to be a line six blocks long, one thing had become quite clear: there were more than two 6's in the mix on Tuesday, November 21st. It was a night fans came ready for one hell of a show. 

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Glassjaw + The Used

All Saturday nights are pretty great by default but this past Saturday, November 18, was especially awesome because two bands that have been huge parts of my adolescence came to rock my hometown. Glassjaw and The Used played at House of Blues in Houston while on tour promoting The Used’s 7th studio album “The Canyon” which was recently released on October 27th. The tour is also successfully building morale towards Glassjaw’s upcoming album said to be released in December of this year.

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Alt-J

A confident band entirely comfortable with their sound, Alt-J took the stage in Houston at White Oak Music Hall under a November Texas sky. Dubbed a “New Radiohead”, the young British rockers filled the outdoor amphitheater, which holds over 3,000 fans. A thoughtful stage, reminiscent of their 2015 ACL appearance, with LED panels, intermittent green lights, and a soft fog, divided three equal sections for the harmonious sounds of keyboard, bass, and drums. Their creative use of space provides for a 3-dimensional experience, which compliments vocals that serenade their audience.

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Balance & Composure + Chon + Circa Survive + Thrice

Wednesday November 8th served as quite a memorable day for about 1500 Houstonians who were packed into House of Blues like sardines to see some of this decades best alt- rock bands: Balance and Composure, Chon, Circa Survive, and Thrice. If you were there, you know. If not, you’re about to feel the FOMO, and we’re sorry for that…kind of.

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