Contributor John Amar studied classical piano at HSPVA and Roosevelt University before graduating from Moores School of Music in 2016. He currently teaches private piano and voice lessons in Bellaire. His favorite superhero is Spider-Man.
4 days ago | Concerts
"You're my first ever concert, gnash!" shouted a kid no older than 10 at the front of the stage. His declaration came just after a girl toward the back hollered "You cured my depression." Set to the backdrop of selections from his debut album we, ...
8 days ago | Houston Music
When the house lights go out on Friday night downstairs at White Oak Music Hall, you’ll hear a dramatic, sweeping introduction to Tejano music icon Selena’s “Como la Flor” as tribute band Siempre Selena takes the stage. It’s only a taste of the jo...
16 days ago | Film and TV
In early 2018, Dark Spark Rays band member James Lino had an idea; he wanted to make a documentary film that would highlight Houston’s indie rock scene. After approaching filmmaker Gavin Wegener to discuss how to bring the project to life, they be...
26 days ago | Concerts
About 15 minutes into Playboi Carti’s set at Revention Music Center last night, he instructed fans on the balcony to film the audience on the floor instead of his own performance. “Show everyone how they’re going crazy,” said Carti. And crazy they...
1 month ago | Houston Music
“Ironically the hardest one to say on here is Houston.” Garrett Brown, an Angleton native known to Houstonians as hip hop producer Trakksounds, has a talk box tube in his mouth and his hands on a keyboard. He tries forming the H at the beginning o...
2 months ago | Concerts
On the cover of his latest album Magic, Nashville based singer-songwriter Ben Rector defies gravity with a Juno keyboard in tow. What kind of keyboard? A heavy one. It’s a fitting portrait of the man currently hauling his piano around the co...