Sunday: iFest in Downtown Houston -- Seun Kuti, Texas Tornados & More

Houston International Festival Downtown Houston April 29, 2012

See lots more on iFest's second weekend in our slideshows of the bands, the crowds and the arts & culture.

I like iFest. I'm glad it's here. It's not the kind of thing I'd like to go to every weekend, but once a year is about perfect.

One of the most interesting things about the festival is the way it's set up, as a nonprofit venture instead of a commercial enterprise. Besides keeping ticket prices down, that keeps corporate sponsors at bay, and you don't appreciate that until you see somebody's product shoved in your face at every turn or their logo slapped on every goddamn available surface (see: SXSW).

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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