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.
2 days ago | Concerts
For better or worse, Travis Scott has become an ambassador for Houston hip hop. That idea may irritate a lot of local rap fans, but it's true. Scott's latest release debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 back in August, and his star has...
9 days ago | Concerts
Twenty One Pilots Toyota Center November 6, 2018 Imagine a city. A city surrounded by stone walls that reach all the way up into the heavens. A city that seems impenetrable from the outside and inescapable from within. Can you see it in your mind?...
12 days ago | Concerts
Ed Sheeran Minute Maid Park November 3, 2018 About halfway through his performance at Minute Maid Park Saturday night, Ed Sheeran stopped his show to thank the two percent. He has a theory, he told the crowd of approximately 40,000, that about 98 ...
15 days ago | Concerts
In March 2013, a good friend of mine died of suicide. His name was Jared, and he was one of the kindest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. My friends and I were stunned. Jared was well-liked, gainfully employed and always came across as...
1 month ago | Concerts
Arctic Monkeys Revention Music Center October 12, 2018 The Arctic Monkeys won't overwhelm you with their live performance. That's not to say they'll underwhelm you either. You'll probably leave perfectly content with what you saw and heard. It's e...
2 months ago | Concerts
It was mid-April when I received the text from my wife: "Lauryn Hill is coming!" she said. "Can we go?" She's a big Lauryn Hill fan, you see, and 1998's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is on heavy rotation in our household. It's one of h...