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.
4 days 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...
4 days 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...
10 days ago | Classic Rock Corner
Jeff Lynne’s ELO and Dawes Toyota Center August 10, 2018 Not to blaspheme, but there was something positively messianic about last night’s Toyota Center show starring Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Something about long awaited returns and zealous disciples con...
12 days ago | Concerts
There’s a theme to Alone on the Moon’s debut album, Spectra, which gets the celebratory release treatment this Friday night at The Secret Group. The 11 songs on the band’s first full-length concern epic journeys. Members of the instrumental post-r...
13 days ago | Blue Notes
The rejuvenating lifeblood of any music community comes from its young audiences. In Houston, rap and indie rock acts draw fresh-faced followers. Oliver Penn says he’s encouraged to see Houston blues getting its own youthful transfusion. He’s in a...
19 days ago | Concerts
Burn-through-your-boots summertime Texas heat. Raucous honky tonk nights. Packing everything up and moving from the comfort of home to a completely unfamiliar place. Sharp objects. Success. This is a brief list of things which do not intimidate Wh...