Monday, December 11, 2017

M.A.C. Nites: An Opening for All Artists

Finding unique acts in the Valley can be a tough but rewarding experience. Finding the perfect place that helps promote local artists is special and getting the chance to see that talent up close...

Yerberia Cultura Serves as New Downtown Cultural Hub

The Downtown McAllen scene can be a little, let’s say intense, sometimes. The rows of nightclubs are great for what they are, but for a lot of people, the crowded dance floors and expensive...

Lauren Corzine, The Story of Me

There are certain things - hobbies, crafts, skills - that come naturally to some people as if they were destined for it. Music is a skill that comes naturally to Lauren Corzine. It’s easy...

Costello Brings Valley Flair to Classic Country

Finding good country music in Texas isn’t hard. After all, we are home to the “two-step” and some of the best country music ever recorded. It’s a little harder, though, to find it deep...

October Events in Port Isabel

October will be a great time to visit Port Isabel as the city will host multiple events throughout the month, each perfect for families and individuals alike. Another Year, Another Pachanga The city will kick off...

SPI Folk Festival Closes Out the Summer

South Padre Island is squeezing the last bits of summer out this weekend with the arrival of the annual Island Folk Festival from Friday September 11th to Sunday September 13th. The three-day festival brings...

McAllen Gears Up for PalmFest 2015 International Folk-life Celebration

In my years of writing, I’ve covered plenty of local events, from the moment promotional efforts launch until the very last photo is posted on Facebook. I’ve been on both sides of local festivals,...
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Documentary Looks Deeper Into South Texas’ Rock Music

Music is an integral part of everyday life in the Rio Grande Valley. Yet, for all the sounds, melodies and vocals created by our community, people outside of South Texas are often unfamiliar with...

Get Ready to Celebrate AQUInceañera!

A well-organized, star-studded and wholly entertaining music festival in the Valley would have seemed like a far-fetched fantasy several years ago. Now, with the region’s demand for top-class musical acts, our beloved Rio Grande...

Ariel Pink Makes His Way to McAllen

Since the early 2000s, Ariel Pink has wooed his listeners with an eclectic musical style and zany persona. Now, the Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist is making his way to McAllen to delight the masses with...