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A Teenage Rapper Deserves Old People Respect, a Unique Artist Heads to the Chapel and Wild Garage Rock Gets Diverse

Houston’s Concert Guide

BY // 08.26.16

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.

LIL YACHTY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 @ WAREHOUSE LIVE

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.

LAUREN MOYA FORD, FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 @ THE BYZANTINE CHAPEL

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.

THE KOMINAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 @ SATELLITE BAR

Holiday Gifting

  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Nocturne Studio
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Casa di Lino
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes

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.

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