The 'Houston Press' Monthly Mixtape: May Edition

Houston music fans have tastes that are chopped and screwed: We can rhyme with a pedal steel, bounce to drop-D guitar chords and mix it all up into a bomb-ass pop song (sung in Spanish, of course). This city is a gumbo pot that simmers together music of all genres, styles and tempos, supported by fans of myriad shapes and colors.

So to slake H-Town's singular music thirst, we're putting together a mixtape full of artists who are coming to town this month. We've got everything from local favorites Los Skarnales and Mojave Red to blockbuster acts like The 1975 and Rihanna. There aren't many cities in the world who will listen to Sturgill Simpson sandwiched between Erykah Badu and Freddie Gibbs, but we know that's how y'all like it. If you love what you hear, support these artists and buy tickets to their shows. If we missed somebody, feel free to shame us mercilessly in the comments.


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