Mango's Is Alive, Well & Dubstepping In Montrose

"Houston could eat Austin," says Eric Dean, the new full-time booker at Mango's Café. "Twice!"

Casual jabs at the nation's music capitol, an air of confidence - without the slightest hint of arrogance, mind you - and an eager attitude concerning our city and its music define Dean, who has been routing shows into the small Montrose vegetarian eatery and music venue for the past three weeks.

"I think it's ridiculous that Houston only has only one credible festival," Dean says. "What's going on here? There are so many good bands in Houston but, I guess, unlike Austin there isn't a plethora of venues."

For this reason (among others), the seasoned promoter is both excited and optimistic about his new position. Despite its having recently fallen off the map in the eyes of many, he hopes the venue will continue to be a credible player in the Houston music scene and is eager to book new bands.

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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.
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