Houston Learned Nothing From Last Month's Hozier Concert

Hozier Bayou Music Center April 22, 2015

About a month ago, Hozier graced Houston with his presence at Warehouse Live, a show that sold out in a very short amount of time. Wednesday night's concert at Bayou Music Center allowed people another quick opportunity to catch the budding singer-songwriter during his meteoric rise. His performance, though, was nearly a note-for-note carbon copy of his previous stop.

Seriously, fellow Houston Press writer Cory Garcia's review could have changed the date and venue and still been used for this show. According to the Internet, his live performances are boring and his duet at the Grammys with Annie Lennox on "Take Me to Church/I Put a Spell on You" was lackluster. But her iconic style and energy would make almost any rookie performer look unfairly dull by comparison. After seeing Hozier at Warehouse Live, I decided that in our ADHD society many people may be excited to hear an artist on the radio but lack the attention span necessary to enjoy a 17-song set of music.

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Jackson is a freelance photographer and writer covering a variety of music and sporting events in the Houston area. He has contributed to the Houston Press since 2013.
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