UPDATED: Seven Years of Lunaface: The Illest Promoters in Town
Lunaface founder Hector Del Valle
Photos by Marco Torres
UPDATED (Tuesday, 2 p.m.): An earlier version of this article credited Lunaface for bringing Wu-Tang clan to Numbers in December 2010, which is not the case.
For the better part of the last decade, Lunaface Promotions has provided Houston music fans with top-notch showcases that range from classic hip-hop, rock en Español, legendary DJs, musica Latina, hardcore rap, local talent, and even jazz.
Founder Hector Del Valle is constantly in search of the next great show, something he learned from his years an an understudy of Jeff Messina and passing out flyers all through his twenties.
Lunaface celebrates its 7-year anniversary tonight with The God MC Rakim at Numbers (300 Westheimer). Here's a look of some of their highlights from the last seven years.
The Legendary Kashmere Stage Band @ Fitzgerald's July 2012 Memorable Because: This was KSB's homecoming show after the documentary film "Thunder Soul" was released. The band barely had enough room to breathe on that stage, but they still played their hearts off and gave the crowd one of the best shows imaginable.
Mas Musica! featuring La Gusana Ciega, Porter, Siddhartha
TicketsSun., Oct. 2, 6:00pm
Nothing But Thieves presented by Ones To Watch
TicketsSun., Oct. 2, 7:00pm
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
TicketsMon., Oct. 3, 7:00pm
THALIA - Latina Love Tour
TicketsMon., Oct. 3, 8:00pm
TicketsTue., Oct. 4, 7:00pm
Action Bronson @ Numbers Sept 2012 Memorable Because: Bronsalino took the show off the stage, into the crowd, ordered a drink at the bar, then lead an impromptu parade onto Westheimer Road. It was wild and unexpected and simply awesome to see.
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DJ Tony Touch @ The Flat May 2014 Memorable Because: Touch provided an almost perfect blend of NYC classics, salsa and reggaeton jams, and H-Town anthems. He even left the turntables and to bust a move on the dance floor for a bit. An absolutely brilliant performance.
RiFF RaFF @ Fitzgerald's March 2013 Memorable Because: Although he claims to be from Houston, RiFF RaFF had never performed in the city until this show. For may of us, it was the first time we heard him rap live. And he certainly did not disappoint. Even his mother was in the audience. A great homecoming show indeed.
Tickets for Rakim are available at this link. Doors open at 9 p.m.
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