Jesse Sendejas Jr.
Jesse’s been writing for the Houston Press since 2013. His work has appeared elsewhere, notably on the desk of the English teacher of his high school girlfriend, Tish. The teacher recognized Jesse’s writing and gave Tish a failing grade for the essay. Tish and Jesse celebrated their 33rd anniversary as a couple in October.
7 days ago | Concerts
Storytelling is more than jigsawing a pile of words into place until they reveal a compelling picture. A good storyteller knows the environment in which the story is delivered can make the tale more fascinating and memorable. Matt Costa is that so...
13 days ago | Concerts
Jesse Wells, one of rock music’s promising young stars, spent the afternoon before our interview doing what apparently comes ridiculously natural to him. “I just got done recording (a song), actually,” said the prolific front man and namesake of t...
20 days ago | Current Events
Last year at this time, Miriam Hakim was set to attend the inaugural YallaPunk Festival and Conference in Philadelphia. As a co-organizer of the event, which spotlights creatives from Middle Eastern, North African and Southwest Asian descent, she ...
28 days ago | Books
The classic crossover band War had a surprising system for bringing hits like “The Cisco Kid” and “Low Rider” to life according to Bob Ruggiero. The veteran music journalist and longtime Houston Press writer has authored the first and only biograp...
1 month ago | Music
For any artist fortunate to have had a career as long as or touching as many genres as Aretha Franklin’s did, music nerds will forever debate their career as to when their “best” work was. Early on the scene? Mid-life maturation? Surprise latter d...
1 month ago | Concerts
It’s not cockiness or arrogance, but there’s a certain swagger about Jody Seabody and the Whirls. Many bands would be fraught with nervous excitement the week of an album release, but these Houston music veterans possess a confidence that is allow...