Fito Olivares

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Saturday Night: Tejano Music Fest 2013 at Humble Civic Center

    Tejano Music Fest 2013 feat. La Mafia, Emilio Navaira, Jay Perez, and Fito Olivares Humble Civic Center April 6, 2013 It was one of those rare, perfect, mosquito-free afternoons in the Bayou City. Little to no humidity, the temperature hovered around seventy, and the breeze blew softly through the ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Rapid Ric, Mixtape Mechanic

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. Who? "Mixtape Mechanic" Rapid Ric, a studio owner and producer, has been DJing in Texa ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    RIP Javier Olivares, La Pura Sabrosura Vocalist/Drummer

    Back when I was a skinny, innocent 13-year-old, and believe me that was a long time ago, I was given the option to choose band or theater as my fine-arts elective. At this point in my life, my music knowledge was limited to the boleros, rancheras and cumbias I had been exposed to by my mom and dad. ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ​Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    SoundExchange Wants to Kill Internet Radio

    On "lost" artists, found money and the murder of free enterprise

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    December 13, 2006

    Cumbiamania at the Continental Club

    Like the armadillo, an ancient Colombian dance music continues creeping north Super Estrella I've always had a theory that if the cumbia ever made the jump into the English language, it would sweep the world. A show this Saturday featuring the reunited El Super Estrella and the debut of cumbi ... More >>

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    January 29, 2004

    The Main Event

    January 29 - February 1

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    August 14, 2003

    Hothouse Flowers

    Groceries spoil in the heat, while the rest of Houston's music community blossoms

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    March 21, 2002

    Memo Re: Borders

    Memo Villarreal isn't afraid of the corporate bookstore or the Rio Grande