Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
5 days ago | Concerts
I think we can all agree that the heyday of shock rock is over. In the era of the internet, with some seriously demented stuff just a click away, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie – the co-headlining acts of this weekend’s Twins of Evil, the Second Co...
17 days ago | Concerts
Panic! at the Disco Toyota Center August 3, 2018 It may be hard to believe for those of us who remember their humble beginnings, but Panic! at the Disco is bigger now than they’ve ever been. In fact, the emo outfit from Las Vegas that formed ...
18 days ago | Concerts
The Amory Wars are ongoing. Spanning a few dozen graphic novels, eight studio albums and a full-length novel — so far — the narrative behind Coheed and Cambria's lyrics is a dense one. It tells the story of a husband and wife who are fighting...
22 days ago | Concerts
The music industry tends to be a fickle beast. It’s a relentlessly changing landscape where entire sub-genres can disappear almost overnight. Remember emo? It was inescapable ten years ago but you’d be hard pressed to find many artists relying on ...
1 month ago | Concerts
Sam Smith Toyota Center July 18, 2018 You wouldn't know it by his music, but Sam Smith is actually a pretty happy guy in concert. In front of a nearly sold-out crowd at Houston's Toyota Center, the 26-year-old singer/songwriter tempered his otherw...
2 months ago | Concerts
Post Malone Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 15, 2018 Last October, following Post Malone's sold-out performance at House of Blues Houston, some friends and I walked across the street to Reserve 101, where we struck up a conversation with one ...