Lauren Moya Ford will give her performance/lecture at the Menil's Byzantine Chapel on Friday, August 25 at 7 pm.
Houston’s concert scene brings plenty of action, but we want you to know about the under-the-radar shows as well as the monster acts. PaperCity’s Matthew Ramirez cuts through the noise to find the best things to see around town.
The teenaged, Atlanta-born Lil Yachty is one of the hottest rappers out right now, catnip to those under 21 and repellent to those born before 1990; at least, that’s the knock on him. But take a patient listen with a few of his songs and you understand the reason why Yachty is so popular. Good, harmless fun has no age limit. His gang The Sailing Team opens.
She’s not a musician, but Austin/Houston/Madrid-based Lauren Moya Ford, a multidisciplinary artist, will nevertheless deliver a memorable performance: her Fabiola, set in the gorgeous confines of the Menil’s Byzantine Chapel, is a one-of-a-kind lecture/performance, partly a response to Francis Alys’s The Fabiola Project, partly a personal, first-person reflection on art, religion, life, and her time in Spain.
Kominas are four East Coast-based South Asian Americans who make fine meat-and-potatoes garage rock, but their shows are self-proclaimed safe spaces for Muslims, Desis, Pakistanis, Indians, and any other marginalized group of brown-skinned people who find it difficult to navigate the frequently majority-white punk and indie scenes across America. Said to have a wild live set, Kominas will play songs from their 2015 record Stereotype live. Houston’s Giant Kitty opens.