Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
4 days ago | Concerts
Sam Smith Toyota Center July 18, 2018 You wouldn't know it by his music, but Sam Smith is actually a pretty happy guy in concert. In front of a nearly sold-out crowd at Houston's Toyota Center, the 26-year-old singer/songwriter tempered his otherw...
1 month ago | Concerts
Post Malone Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 15, 2018 Last October, following Post Malone's sold-out performance at House of Blues Houston, some friends and I walked across the street to Reserve 101, where we struck up a conversation with one ...
Less than two years removed from his last release, Happy Daggers, Houston native Alex Riddle has returned with a collection of new tracks, reimagined tunes and live recordings for his fans. Split into two halves, Snow White consists of three ...
Earlier this month, Ray LaMontagne released his seventh studio album, Part of the Light. Comprising just nine tracks and clocking in at 46 minutes, there’s not an ounce of fat on it. The singer-songwriter's voice alternates between soaring as high...
Dr. Dog White Oak Music Hall May 13, 2018 Some bands are just better live. If you’ve heard any of Dr. Dog’s music, which spans ten studio albums recorded over the past decade and a half, there’s a good chance you enjoyed yourself. But attending on...
3 months ago | Concerts
Fleet Foxes Revention Music Center May 7, 2018 A Fleet Foxes performance doesn't require much. Not really. The band doesn't do much onstage. Theatrics are minimal, absent of any swinging microphones or cannons that shower the crowd in confetti. In...