Houston Press Monthly Mixtape: July Edition

After a long week of celebrating U.S. independence, it's time to get back to the 24/7/365 glorification of the great nation of Texas. This mixtape serves up heavy helpings of Lone Star State music, from shoegazing Austin rockers Ringo Deathstarr (July 20, Satellite Bar) to the righteous women of Giant Kitty (July 15, Walters Downtown).

As for all those artists from other, non-Texas places? Don't blame them. They're literally getting here as fast as they can. You'll hear the bittersweet indie-folk of newly formed Whitney (July 24, House of Blues) or the powerful voice of singer Mon Laferte (July 12, Scout Bar) coming to Houston soon. Tap the artists' links in the playlist to find out more about their upcoming Houston shows.

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Katie Sullivan is a sometimes writer for the Houston Press.