Haters gonna hate, but Houston's alternative-venue culture is thriving.

Houston house shows are no joke.

"The people that came to [Pisshaus] were never disrespectful, but the neighborhood fucking hated us, especially the people that moved into the condos right across the street," Schoolcraft recalls. "They were the reason we eventually moved. No one appreciates good music at late hours of the night anymore."

Houston rapper NIKKHOO (prone) performs at the Doctor's Office, one of a handful of nontraditional music venues in Houston that  host so-called "house shows."
Ryan Francisco
Houston rapper NIKKHOO (prone) performs at the Doctor's Office, one of a handful of nontraditional music venues in Houston that host so-called "house shows."

"House shows are the best because they are a place where an artist can perform completely uninhibited," Ruiz says. "There have been times when I've seen an artist have to turn it down or just stop the show at bars and venues. That just makes me think, what's the point of even having them perform?"

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Adam Socki
Adam Socki

Pamela Reséndiz Trujano Jon Michael

dradius
dradius

thats definitely baltazars living room, with jahjah's art on the wall

jpineda1982
jpineda1982

I am almost certain that this picture is from the show at Baltazar's house (I don't believe it has a "name") and not the Dr. Office.

jesse281
jesse281

@jpineda1982 my bad. too much PBR over the years, maybe - but still a good pic of a vibrant Houston performer and people who know how to have a good time no matter where they are. -jesse  

 

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