The 2018 RodeoHouston is almost upon us.
The Beach Boys led one of the more energetic sing-along nights in recent memory at Rudder Auditorium on Friday night, in a concert presented by MSC OPAS. Festive and fun (times three), the crowd members belted out the words, bopped their heads and clapped for most of the night.
Long before the Beach Boys became an iconic pop group, its members were harmonizing on a much smaller scale.
The curtain will soon close at Grand Stafford Theater in Downtown Bryan. The concert venue announced Tuesday on Facebook that it will close at the end of the month, and its final concert will be Thursday night.
Pop music and football aren’t necessarily a natural fit, but there moments of synergy. I’ll admit to thinking of a certain sad R.E.M. song when Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is mentioned. And Georgia running back Nick Chubb always calls to mind the great voice of rapper Chubb Rock.
When William Clark Green was too young to attend concerts, he says, he soaked up live albums to get a feel for the experience. Among his favorites were discs by Jerry Jeff Walker, Pat Green and Jack Ingram, and they all had something in common: They were recorded at Gruene Hall.
Music can apply to just about anything — even oddball coaches, obsessed fans and entitled quarterbacks. Here’s this year’s playlist for Texas A&M, SEC teams and an old former conference foe. (Asterisks are on songs that have naughty lyrics.)
The word that kept coming to mind during Lyle Lovett's concert on Saturday night was generous. Now, this wasn't a surprise. Take a look at the Texas A&M graduate's Facebook page and you'll seen a stream of photos of the beautiful theaters in which he performs, along with shots of guest v…
It only takes eight seconds to get a feel for Shane Smith & The Saints' sound and style on their second album, Geronimo. Four-part harmonies lift the dramatic, a cappella introduction to The Mountain, before the fiddle and guitars kick in.
What do you get when you combine Lyle Lovett, the Jersey Boys and Rockapella? Quite simply, another fantastic year for MSC OPAS.
If Tony Bennett ever gets bored with music and painting, maybe he should try writing The Tony Bennett Diet. Because whatever the 89-year-old legend is doing, it's working incredibly well.
Six decades of music. Few artists can compete with that kind of musical legacy, and that’s one of the things that makes Tony Bennett’s concert on Tuesday at Rudder Auditorium so special.
Lyle Lovett is many things — award-winning singer-songwriter, successful actor, horse enthusiast, motorcycle fan, proud Texas A&M graduate. He’s also a champion of witty wordplay, whether it’s in his lyrics or in his between-song banter with a concert audience.
The Randy Rogers Band returns to Hurricane Harry’s for a Halloween Eve concert tonight. But it may be hard to top one Halloween show from the band’s past — the time Rogers and company took the Harry’s stage dressed as a mariachi band.
Ben Rector is big in Aggieland. That was obvious in September 2012, when the earnest singer-songwriter performed at an MSC-reopening celebration at Rudder Auditorium.
Fifty years ago this month, the Man in Black was a wanted man — by the state police and Texas A&M students.
There's a song for every occasion, and that's true for Aggie football as well. Here's a little mix for this year's team, along with other SEC teams and some old Aggie opponents.
Singer-songwriter and Texas A&M graduate Rich O'Toole has a full plate these days: a new single, a Texas tour, a clothing line and he's even producing a song for the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Houston Astros' double-A team.
William Clark Green emerged as a rising Texas country performer with his 2012 album Rose Queen and its breakout song She Likes The Beatles. Now back with the follow-up Ringling Road, Green sounds confident in his artistic progress, and pleased with the album's results.
The Eli Young Band returns to the area tomorrow with a headlining performance at Chilifest in Snook. Singer Mike Eli describes Aggieland as an integral element to the rise of the chart-topping country band.
Jim Irizarry was raised on The Beatles. As a child growing up in Chicago, he was exposed to the Fab Four by his siblings, who played the band's albums on a record player.
During the First Yell concert in September at Reed Arena, singer-songwriter Roger Creager stepped away from the center-stage microphone and sat down at a nearby keyboard for a few songs. The crowd erupted when Creager pounded the familiar opening notes of Journey's Don't Stop Believin'.
Kevin Russell's longtime fans can probably picture this '70s scene in their minds: a pint-sized version of the witty singer-songwriter, grooving with his sisters during dance parties at their home in Beaumont.
Paul Janeway's journey to musical success is a bit more unusual than most. It goes something like this: teenage preacher, mechanic shop gopher, part-time bank teller, accounting student -- and now buzzworthy soul singer.
The Randy Rogers Band has played on plenty of historic stages over the years: The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, Red Rocks in Colorado and Texas mainstays including Billy Bob’s and John T. Floore Country Store.
The Virginia band Sons of Bill makes its first appearance in Bryan-College Station tonight at Grand Stafford Theater. The group, which blends Americana and rock sounds, includes three brothers -- James, Sam and Abe Wilson -- who share vocals, harmonize and craft songs with a storytelling flair.
Fans of Pat Green were likely pleased by a recent episode of NBC's musical-competition program, The Voice. Green's 2003 hit Wave on Wave was featured prominently on the Oct. 13 show, which brought a smile to the singer-songwriter.
Phillip Phillips is a budding young star, thanks in part to his 2012 victory on American Idol. Yet, prior to his run on the reality series, he wasn't exactly glued to the TV each week to catch it."I never watched the show," he says in a recent phone interview from Colorado Springs. "It wasn'…
Popular music has often veered into the odd world of alter egos, with mixed results: the good (David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust), the bad (Garth Brooks/Chris Gaines) and the exhausting (Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana).
This week, we asked select Aggie football players (and one former player) what three songs they’d add to a road trip playlist to Dallas. Then we added a few of our favorites to the list.
Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody's stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn't?
We’ve exhausted our arsenal of “Johnny” songs. Time to move on with the new season, and that calls for a new SEC Mix Tape. Here are a few tunes that loosely relate to the conference players, personali
Bob Schneider is trying to describe his newest song, a freshly completed track called Life Is Too Hard to Get By Sometimes. It’s reminiscent of a Bon Iver song, he says. Heavy on the harmonies.
Singer-songwriter Kyle Park says he's played just about every venue in Bryan-College Station, and that he set his sights on the area while attending Texas State.